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MSNBC Reporter Accidentally Claims
Obama ‘Is From Kenya’ [VIDEO]
Daily Caller, by Brendan Bordelon    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/6/2014 7:29:13 AM     Post Reply
MSNBC reporter Chris Jansing claimed President Barack Obama’s keen interest in this week’s African leadership summit stems from the fact that “he’s from Kenya” — an assertion that took over ten minutes for her to reverse. Jansing spoke to MSNBC’s Joy Reid about the ongoing meeting of American and African leaders in Washington D.C. “The White House is clearly, I would assume, hoping this will be part of the president’s legacy, given his background,” Reid said. “Yeah, the fact that he’s from Kenya,” Jansing replied breezily. “And the fact that when he was elected there were expectations on the African continent that

How to Keep Data Out
of Hackers’ Hands
New York Times, by Molly Woods    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/6/2014 7:27:27 AM     Post Reply
The numbers sound abstract: Hundreds of millions of email addresses and other types of personal identification found in the hands of Russian hackers. For people worried that they are caught in the mix, however, the discovery by Hold Security of a huge database of stolen data is very personal. But personal doesn’t mean helpless. There are common sense steps everyone can take to keep the impact of hackers to a minimum. How do I know if my personal information was stolen? Assume it is. The latest breach is huge, and similar attacks and smaller thefts are happening all the time.

China investigating 2
Canadians for spying
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/6/2014 7:25:07 AM     Post Reply
China is investigating a Canadian couple who ran a coffee shop on the Chinese border with North Korea for the suspected theft of military and intelligence information and for threatening national security, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. The official Xinhua news agency identified the two as Kevin Garratt and Julia Dawn Garratt. In a brief report, Xinhua said the State Security Bureau of Dandong city in northeast Liaoning province was investigating the case, adding it involved the stealing of state secrets. Neither the Foreign Ministry nor Xinhua said whether the couple had been detained, although the ministry said the Canadian embassy

  


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Governor Pat McCrory wants more
information on relocated children
WTVD [Raleigh,NC], by Jon Camp    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 8/6/2014 7:13:41 AM     Post Reply
Gov. Pat McCrory didn´t seem to be trying too hard to hide his frustration with the federal government´s response to the growing immigration crisis. "We know we have a large Latino population," McCrory said, "but we´re in the dark." The governor said he learned last week that nearly 1,200 undocumented, unaccompanied minors had been placed in North Carolina while their cases plodded through slow moving immigration courts. They are staying with "sponsors" but McCrory questioned the vetting of these caretakers and suggested that unless they´re given thorough background checks, they could be part of the problem. "A thorough background check

Who Assassinated a U.S. General?
Daily Beast, by Eli Lake    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/6/2014 6:48:09 AM     Post Reply
Threats from the Taliban and its allies were already on the rise in Afghanistan. And that was before someone dressed like an Afghan soldier killed Maj. Gen. Harold Greene. No one knows for sure who was responsible for the slaying outside of Kabul of Maj Gen. Harold Greene—the first American general killed in a war zone since Vietnam. But U.S. intelligence agencies have recently detected a spike in threats from the Taliban and other associated jihadist organizations in Afghanistan, particularly against Kabul. And one American congressman has already laid the assassination at the feet of the Taliban. The Afghan Defense Ministry said

Major Car Trouble for Ohio Dem
Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/6/2014 6:44:52 AM     Post Reply
Ohio police caught Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ed FitzGerald driving a woman around at 4:30 in the morning without a license two years ago, and FitzGerald now calls the incident “a silly mistake.” FitzGerald’s license had been expired for five years. “I was not, uh, as attentive to that as I should have been,” FitzGerald now says. “And that is my mistake.” Police found FitzGerald and the female passenger, who was not his wife, talking in an empty parking lot. “I let my driver’s license expire,” he admitted to NBC 4. “I did, I sure did.” “For five years?” the anchor exclaimed. “That was a silly mistake

Memo to Republicans: Start
Winning Now For November
American Spectator, by William Tucker    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/6/2014 6:42:06 AM     Post Reply
The November elections could be watershed. The Republicans have a very good chance of taking the Senate, which would be a complete rejection of the Obama years and set the stage for winning back the Presidency in 2016. Then we could get back to the America we all know and love — the one that Dinesh D’Souza portrays in his brilliant movie (and for which he’ll probably end up going to prison). American politics tends to move back and forth in cycles and this particular one seems to be coming to an end. If Republicans can win back control of

  


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Frustration over stalled immigration action
doesn’t mean Obama can act unilaterally
Washington Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/6/2014 6:39:39 AM     Post Reply
STYMIED BY congressional paralysis, President Obama is reportedly considering unilateral action to address — though surely not fix — the nation’s immigration policy mess and the more recent surge of minors streaming across the southwestern border. The president’s frustration is understandable. Faced with a genuine humanitarian crisis, Congress’s failure to pass a workable fix is unconscionable. In the Republican-controlled House, the GOP bowed to its most extreme lawmakers in passing measures that have zero chance of becoming law — and would have paved the way for deportations of blameless young people raised in this country after being brought here by their

U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Says College
Students Not Developed Enough for Free Speech
National Review Online, by Molly Wharton    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/6/2014 6:36:26 AM     Post Reply
A U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner thinks that college students are not sufficiently developed to enjoy their free-speech rights. Democrat Michael Yaki, who previously was senior adviser to Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), explained why he believes campus speech codes should be tightened during a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights briefing on sexual-harassment law in education. “Certain factors in how the juvenile or adolescent or young adult brain processes information is vastly different from the way that we adults do,” he said, according to a transcript from law professor Eugene Volokh, who publishes the blog the Volokh Conspiracy at the Washington Post.

Have You Taken Your
Obama Loyalty Oath?
The Federalist, by David Harsanyi    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/6/2014 6:32:37 AM     Post Reply
Jonathan Alter at the Daily Beast has an idea that will infuse the president’s “economic patriotism” rhetoric with some bite: Compel companies to take “loyalty oaths” to prove their patriotism. You may find this suggestion a little creepy, maybe even a little fascistic; but Alter says that “it’s time for red-blooded Americans to take matters into our own hands.” And by taking the matter into “our” hands, Alter means that President Obama would unilaterally bar any company that practices “inversion” – corporate merging with foreign firms to save on U.S. tax bills – from doing business with the federal government.

Cleveland judge accused of beating wife had
2,500 rounds of ammunition, semi-automatic
rifles, sword and smoke grenades in home
Plain Dealer [Cleveland, OH], by Cory Shaffer    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/6/2014 6:29:19 AM     Post Reply
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Police confiscated smoke grenades, semi-automatic rifles, a sword, a bulletproof vest and more than 2,500 rounds of ammunition from the home of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Lance Mason´s home, according to a police report. Mason, 46, entered no plea Monday during his initial appearance in Shaker Heights Municipal Court. He´s charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony. He´s accused of punching his wife in the face several times along with biting and choking her. A member of Mason´s family called Cleveland police and said she was afraid he was going to use weapons inside his home near

  


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Anatomy of a Power Grab
New York Times, by Ross Douthat    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/6/2014 6:25:58 AM     Post Reply
Since my Sunday column was a little on the shrill side, accusing President Obama of contemplating domestic policy “caesarism” on immigration policy, I thought I’d do a follow-up addressing the various, “maybe you should calm down” objections. 1) How can you accuse the president of planning a power grab when we don’t even know what he’s planning to do? Well, actually, we do know roughly what he’s considering, because White House sources keep telling the media about it. Read National Journal’s Major Garrett a month ago, or read the Washington Post on Saturday. The message is clear, the details consistent: Obama is

Israel discovers Hamas’
civilian death manual
New York Post, by Bob Fredericks    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/6/2014 6:22:12 AM     Post Reply
They’re putting their own people in the line of fire — and doing it by the book. The Israeli military said it has captured a Hamas manual on urban warfare — called “Introduction to the City War” — that extols the benefits of civilian deaths and openly admits that Israel tries to avoid them. The Israel Defense Forces also said the manual — whose cover shows images of militants wielding rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons — crows about the propaganda value of the deaths of innocents. “The destruction of civilian homes: This increases the hatred of the citizens toward the attackers and increases

Newt Gingrich: Obama’s upcoming
executive order on amnesty will
start a civil war in his own party
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/6/2014 6:19:40 AM     Post Reply
Via RCP, I want to believe it, I almost believe it — but I don’t really believe it. All the makings of a Democratic clusterfark are there. If O legalizes five million workers, plenty of blue-collar Democrats are bound to put two and two together and wonder what that means for their wages. And plenty of Democratic Senate incumbents in red states, like, oh, let’s say Mark Pryor, are going to panic, knowing what could happen if the backlash among conservatives is as ferocious as everyone expects. In fact, as Newt alludes to, both Pryor and North Carolina’s Kay Hagan

The best way for conservatives to derail
Obama is to shut up and stay out of the news
The Week, by Matt Lewis    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/6/2014 6:16:03 AM     Post Reply
I´m sensing a trend. Last October, the House GOP´s ill-conceived government shutdown diverted America´s attention from President Obama´s massively botched rollout of Healthcare.gov. A year earlier, in the immediate aftermath of the attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Mitt Romney inserted himself into the debate, harshly criticizing the Obama administration. Absent Romney´s remarks, the media scrutiny surely would have focused on Obama´s potential failings in Libya; after Romney´s comments, the scrutiny shifted to him, and the consensus was that he had rushed to judgment for political gain. And then there´s this week. Once again, we conservatives can´t seem to get

  


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Visit the Wrong Website, and the FBI
Could End Up in Your Computer
Wired, by Kevin Poulsen    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/6/2014 6:13:53 AM     Post Reply
Security experts call it a “drive-by download”: a hacker infiltrates a high-traffic website and then subverts it to deliver malware to every single visitor. It’s one of the most powerful tools in the black hat arsenal, capable of delivering thousands of fresh victims into a hackers’ clutches within minutes. Now the technique is being adopted by a different kind of a hacker—the kind with a badge. For the last two years, the FBI has been quietly experimenting with drive-by hacks as a solution to one of law enforcement’s knottiest Internet problems: how to identify and prosecute users of criminal websites hiding

Russian Gang Amasses Over
a Billion Internet Passwords
New York Times, by Nicole Perlroth & David Gelles    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/6/2014 6:12:22 AM     Post Reply
A Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses, security researchers say. The records, discovered by Hold Security, a firm in Milwaukee, include confidential material gathered from 420,000 websites, including household names, and small Internet sites. Hold Security has a history of uncovering significant hacks, including the theft last year of tens of millions of records from Adobe Systems. Hold Security would not name the victims, citing nondisclosure agreements and a reluctance to name companies whose sites remained vulnerable. At

China arrests graduate
student for spying - Xinhua
Reuters, by Michael Martina    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/6/2014 6:04:25 AM     Post Reply
Beijing - A Chinese graduate student has been arrested for selling intelligence material to foreigners, state media said on Wednesday, the latest in a string of espionage cases in the country. The man, surnamed Chang and from the northeastern city of Harbin, was studying aerospace and was arrested on Tuesday, the official Xinhua news agency said. He collected more than 60 items of intelligence and provided them overseas 54 times over the course of about two years, getting paid more than 200,000 yuan (£19,266) from "foreign individuals" who contacted him through online posts, it said. "This case reflects that the black hand of

As U.S. Speeds the Path to
Deportation, Distress Fills
New Family Detention Centers
New York Times, by Julia Preston    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/6/2014 5:47:26 AM     Post Reply
After declaring the surge of Central American migrants crossing the border a humanitarian crisis, the Obama administration has shifted sharply to a strategy of deterrence, moving families to isolated facilities and placing them on a fast track for deportation to send a blunt message back home that those caught entering illegally will not be permitted to stay. In a far corner of the New Mexico desert, in the town of Artesia, more than 600 women and children are being held in an emergency detention center that opened in late June. On Friday, officials began filling up a new center in Karnes City, Tex., for up to 532 adults and children,

Gaza ceasefire enters second day as
delegations prepare for Cairo talks
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/6/2014 4:48:03 AM     Post Reply
A ceasefire in the Gaza Strip has entered a second day as Israeli and Palestinian delegations prepare for talks in Cairo to try to extend the 72-hour truce. The ceasefire, which came into effect on Tuesday, has brought a temporary halt to a month of fighting during which 1,875 Palestinians and 67 Israelis were killed. Delegations are now ready for what are expected to be tough talks aimed at securing a permanent ceasefire after the three-day window closes. Officials on both sides confirmed they were sending small teams to Cairo, but they bring conflicting demands. The Palestinians insist that Israel end its eight-year blockade of Gaza and

  



Historic rendezvous between
a comet and a space probe
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/6/2014 4:19:04 AM     Post Reply
European scientists were preparing for a historic rendezvous on Wednesday between a comet and a space probe after a 10-year, six billion-kilometre chase through the Solar System. The scout Rosetta is on track for meeting Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in deep space, when it will become the first envoy of Man to orbit one of these wanderers of the Solar System, they said. If all goes well, the mission in November will carry out the first landing on a comet. Rosetta will send a robot chemistry lab to the surface to delve into a theory that comets hold the key to understanding how our star system formed. "After completing a complex

Oscar Pistorius due back in
court as murder trial nears verdict
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/6/2014 3:57:01 AM     Post Reply
The murder trial of fallen South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius resumes on Thursday for closing arguments after months of gripping testimony that captured the world´s attention. It will be a final showdown between two of the country´s top legal minds: defence lawyer Barry Roux, and senior state prosecutor Gerrie Nel, nicknamed "Bulldog" because of his brutal style of questioning. The hearing is set down for two days before Judge Thokozile Masipa, who is then expected to adjourn the case for a couple of weeks before delivering her verdict. South Africa does not have trial by jury. Pistorius, 27, is charged with murdering his model girlfriend

Utah asks high court if states
can block same-sex unions
Washington Post, by Robert Barnes    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/6/2014 3:51:16 AM     Post Reply
Utah asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to decide whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage or whether it is up to states to allow or prohibit such unions. Virginia, which said it did not want to be left behind, indicated it would file a similar request later this week. An appeals court in Denver struck down Utah’s ban, while the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, based in Richmond, ruled in the Virginia case, saying that marriage is a fundamental right that may not be withheld from gay couples. Those rulings are part of an unbroken string of cases in which federal courts have said that state bans cannot stand in the

Kerry: US investment can
fight extremism in Africa
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/6/2014 2:09:29 AM     Post Reply
US investment in Africa is fighting extremism there, US Secretary of State John Kerry has told the BBC. In an interview with BBC´s HARDtalk, Mr Kerry said stability from business projects was countering extremist ideologies and militant movements. He spoke as more than 40 African heads of state gathered in Washington at the first US-Africa Leaders´ Summit. Earlier on Tuesday, US companies pledged to invest $14bn (£8.3bn) in the continent. Mr Kerry told the BBC´s Zeinab Badawi that US investment in Africa was developing infrastructure, bringing wealth, and improving the standard of living of many Africans.

Gaza conflict: Kerry urges
broader Israel-Palestinian talks
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/6/2014 2:04:33 AM     Post Reply
US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Israel and the Palestinians to take advantage of the Gaza truce to move towards broader negotiations. Mr Kerry told the BBC the situation could concentrate minds on the need to negotiate a "two-state solution". A 72-hour humanitarian truce is holding in Gaza, halting a four-week conflict that has claimed more than 1,900 lives. Israel and the Palestinians have sent delegations to Cairo to discuss the possibility of a longer-term truce. [Snip] Mr Kerry, in an interview with Zeinab Badawi for BBC HARDtalk, said the US fully supported Israel´s right to defend itself

After Edward Snowden, US government
now fears it has new mole
Telegraph [UK], by Peter Foster    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/6/2014 1:47:53 AM     Post Reply
The US government fears that the US intelligence agencies have a second mole who is feeding top secret information to journalists, it has been reported. The existence of a second high-level leaker--separate from the former defence contractor Edward Snowden--has been mooted in intelligence and journalistic circles for some weeks, but was confirmed by US officials, according to a report by CNN. [Snip] The documents, which were not sourced to the Snowden files, showed that the number of people on the US “no fly” had increased more than ten-fold during Barack Obama’s tenure in the White House, potentially deepening popular concerns

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