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U.S. embassy in Beirut denies
involvement in creation of ISIS
United Press International, by Aileen Graef    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/8/2014 8:24:12 AM     Post Reply
BEIRUT -- The U.S. embassy in Beirut took to social media Wednesday to deny claims that the United States created and condones the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Media reports in Lebanon have claimed that in former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton´s memoir Hard Choices, she "admitted in her book that the United States created the Islamic States and planned on acknowledging its presence." Clinton´s book has no reference of any kind to U.S. involvement in the creation of ISIS or plans to recognize it as a legitimate organization. The media reports said that the United

Chris Christie To Lead
Delegation To Mexico
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 8/8/2014 8:22:00 AM     Post Reply
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to lead a delegation of officials to Mexico next month, aides said Thursday. But the Republican’s trip has nothing to do with the border crisis on the southern border. The purpose, an aide said, is to “promote increased trade, economic growth, job creation and higher education in both New Jersey and Mexico through enhanced relations.” “Governor Christie will meet with various Mexican business leaders, tour local companies and visit with dignitaries and government officials, including President Enrique Peña Nieto,” the Christie aide said.

McDaniel Affidavit: At Least 469 Extra
Votes in Cochran´s Home County
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 8/8/2014 8:20:11 AM     Post Reply
In the wake of the June 24 primary runoff election in Mississippi, state Sen. Chris McDaniel´s staff found the numbers in Lafayette County – home of the cabin which incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran has sometimes listed as his primary address – just didn´t add up. “We decided to check the machine tapes that were printed out of every machine at 7 p.m. when the polls closed,” said Stephen Furney, a McDaniel campaign volunteer who helped in the election review process and signed an affidavit documenting what he saw in Lafayette County. “The Lafayette County circuit clerk gave us a total for the

  


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Americans continue to renounce their
citizenship in record numbers as tougher
asset-disclosure rules come into force
Daily Mail [UK], by Alex Finnijs    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/8/2014 8:14:16 AM     Post Reply
The number of Americans renouncing their U.S. citizenship remains near a record high, ahead of new rules being introduced to clamp down on tax evaders. In the first half of the year, 1,577 Americans gave up their nationalities at U.S. embassies across the world, according to Federal Register data. This was only the second time the figures have been more than 1,500 since records began in 1998. Harsher asset-disclosure rules came into effect on July 1, under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca), meaning that foreign banks such as those in Switzerland are turning over data on their American clients

ISIS Threatens America: ‘We Will Raise
The Flag Of Allah In The White House’
Daily Caller, by Jamie Weinstein    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/8/2014 7:52:54 AM     Post Reply
The terror group President Barack Obama threatened to strike in Iraq Thursday evening is itself threatening to strike the American homeland. “I say to America that the Islamic Caliphate has been established,” Abu Mosa, a spokesman for the terror group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), told VICE Media in a video interview posted online Thursday. “Don’t be cowards and attack us with drones. Instead send your soldiers, the ones we humiliated in Iraq.” “We will humiliate them everywhere, God willing, and we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House,” he added. The

´America is coming to help´:
Obama to bomb Iraq to save thousands
of non-Muslims trapped on mountains
and forced to choose between starving
to death and slaughter by ISIS fanatics
Daily Mail [UK], by Matthew Blake, David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/8/2014 7:50:57 AM     Post Reply
Barack Obama today authorised US airstrikes in northern Iraq to defend hundreds of thousands of non-Muslims being hunted down and slaughtered by ISIS hoards as he declared: ´America is coming to help.´ His dramatic call to arms came as the chaos engulfing Iraq escalated rapidly last night with a re-energised Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant storming towns in the north, executing villagers and chasing thousands from their homes into the desert. Already dozens of Yazidis--who ISIS have denounced as devil-worshippers because of their ancient set of beliefs which predate Christianity and Islam--have been murdered as the extremist fighters overran the

Indonesian girl, 4, lost in 2004 tsunami
is reunited with parents nearly
11 years later: report
New York Daily News, by Nina Golgowski    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/8/2014 7:48:23 AM     Post Reply
A 4-year-old Indonesian girl who had been swept from her parents´ grasp during the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has apparently been found alive and reunited with her family. Raudhatul Jannah, now 14 years old, was miraculously spotted by her uncle in June after she was long given up for dead by her heartbroken parents following the Dec. 26, 2004, catastrophe, reported AFP. "God has given us a miracle," her overjoyed mother, Jamaliah, told the news agency from her home in Meulaboh, the former capital of West Aceh Regency. After the earthquake-triggered wave hit, Jannah, her 7-year-old brother and both

  


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War Crimes in Gaza?
Weekly Standard, by Gabriel Schoenfeld    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/8/2014 7:43:34 AM     Post Reply
Condemnation of Israel for its conduct of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza continues unabated. The chief accusation, heard time and again, is that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have either been cavalier about civilian casualties or are intentionally inflicting them. Israel and its defenders, for their part, have been at pains to point out the great lengths the IDF has gone to avoid injuring civilians, while at the same time noting the innumerable ways in which Hamas has violated the laws of war. The debate over these matters has been almost as intense as the fighting itself. All too often,

Jenny McCarthy Says So Long To ‘The View’
As Replacement Hopefuls Chemistry-Test
Deadline Hollywood, by Lisa DeMoraes    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/8/2014 7:40:17 AM     Post Reply
Exiting The View co-host Jenny McCarthy said goodbye to the show today with Whoopi Goldberg noticeably MIA — that’s because, while the episode was in progress, Goldberg was over on the set of The Chew, chemistry testing a crop of contenders to replace McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd on the show next season. That testing, which also included returning host Rosie O’Donnell, ran from about 9 AM to noon in front of an audience of about 50. Related: Sherri Shepherd Exiting ‘The View’ — Et Tu, Jenny McCarthy? Many of the hopefuls already have been seen on the show as guest hosts, but

The new U.S. military mission in Iraq:
What we know now
Washington Post, by Dan Lamonthe    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 8/8/2014 7:28:41 AM     Post Reply
President Obama said Thursday night that he has authorized two new, major actions by the U.S. military in Iraq: airstrikes against militants with the Islamic State if U.S. interests or personnel are threatened, and humanitarian assistance for thousands of civilians who have fled the Islamist advance in northwest Iraq and are now trapped on a mountain. Even those two specific missions are more complicated than that, however. First, the U.S. humanitarian mission on Mount Sinjar began Thursday with airdrops by military aircraft, but it could require targeted airstrikes in order to “break the siege” at the base of the mountain and

Kerry: ´The United States Is
Acting and Leading´ in Iraq
Cybercast News Service, by sus    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/8/2014 7:10:22 AM     Post Reply
Secretary of State John Kerry hailed President Obama for acting "expeditiously and appropriately" in authorizing airstrikes on ISIS/ISIL terrorists in Iraq. "The United States is acting and leading, and the world cannot sit by and watch innocents die," Kerry said in a statement issued Thursday night, shortly after Obama set three specific conditions for striking ISIS/ISIL terrorists. "ISIL’s campaign of terror against the innocent, including Yezedi and Christian minorities, and its grotesque and targeted acts of violence bear all the warning signs and hallmarks of genocide. For anyone who needed a wake-up call, this is it," Kerry said. "ISIL is fighting

  


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Israel air strikes resume
in Gaza amid rockets
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/8/2014 6:42:50 AM     Post Reply
Israel says it has resumed air strikes in Gaza after Palestinian militants fired rockets following the end of a three-day truce on Friday morning. The Israeli army called the renewed rocket attacks "unacceptable, intolerable and short-sighted". Palestinian militant group Hamas, which controls Gaza, earlier rejected any extension of the truce, saying Israel had failed to meet its demands. [Snip] Israel´s government says 64 soldiers have been killed, along with two Israeli civilians and a Thai national. It also claims that about 900 Palestinian militants have died in the violence. Israel launched Operation Protective Edge on 8 July with the stated aim of

Lost emails scandal spreads
to top Obamacare official
Washington Times (D.C), by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/8/2014 6:35:21 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration admitted Thursday that it has lost emails from the key official who oversaw the botched federal Obamacare rollout last year, and the health department may have broken the law by failing to report the lost emails to the National Archives. Marilyn Tavenner, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, thought she had saved the emails as official records but now realizes they “might not be retrievable,” the Health and Human Services Department said in a letter to Congress detailing the problem. Coming on top of the Internal Revenue Service scandal, in which key figure Lois G.

Amnesty as impeachment bait
Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/8/2014 6:31:45 AM     Post Reply
President Obama is impatient. Congress won’t act on immigration, he says, and therefore he will. The White House is coy as to exactly what the president will do. But the leaks point to an executive order essentially legalizing an enormous new class of illegal immigrants, perhaps up to 5 million people. One doesn’t usually respond to rumors. But this is an idea so bad and so persistently peddled by the White House that it has already been preemptively criticized by such unusual suspects as (liberal) constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley, concerned about yet another usurpation of legislative power by the

UKIP Wins Worthing By-Election
Breitbart London [UK], by Nick Hallett    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/8/2014 6:28:07 AM     Post Reply
The UK Independence Party has won a local council by-election in the southern English town of Worthing, defeating the incumbent Liberal Democrats. [Snip] Last night, the party finished a poor third in the Castle ward, with just 15.7 percent of the vote, behind the Conservatives, who won 31.5 percent and UKIP on 36.9. The victory gives UKIP their second councillor in Worthing after Susan Jellis won the seat of Durrington in May´s local elections. A former Liberal Democrat in mayor also defected to the party in December last year before standing down.

  


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N.J. cop in Obama rant resigns
after video goes viral
Home News Tribune (E.Brunswick NJ), by Sergio Bichao    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/8/2014 6:21:34 AM     Post Reply
HELMETTA, N.J. — A New Jersey police officer´s 36-year career in law enforcement came crashing down this week after he was caught on camera saying police do not have to follow the Constitution because President Obama doesn´t either. On Thursday, Richard Recine — who had retired from the Franklin, N.J., police force in 2006 and was working part time in the Borough of Helmetta´s police department as a special police officer — submitted his resignation. "I don´t want to give a black eye to law enforcement," Recine, 59, said Thursday in an exclusive interview with MyCentralJersey.com. "People are saying some

The One Promise Obama Kept
American Thinker, by M. Catherine Evans    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/8/2014 6:16:03 AM     Post Reply
Under Obama, the False Claims Act has run riot. There´s nothing like taking an existing law, pumping it up on steroids, and turning it into a weapon against the very people it was intended to protect. But Obama’s early threat to crack down on fraud in industries doing business with the federal government has been one of the few promises he has kept. And the results are taking their toll on private-sector businesses, especially in the health care industry. The Department of Justice just announced another multimillion-dollar settlement, this time against Community Health Services (CHS) involving alleged “medically unnecessary” inpatient

10 pence a day drug could
help millions live longer
Telegraph [UK], by Laura Donnelly    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/8/2014 6:06:00 AM     Post Reply
A 10 pence a day “wonderdrug” likened to aspirin could extend millions of lives by up to three years, new research suggests. A study of more than 180,000 people indicates that the medicine which is widely prescribed for type 2 diabetes could increase life expectancy in those without the disease. Diabetes has been shown to reduce the average lifespan by about eight years. But the UK study, led by Cardiff University, found that when patients with diabetes were given the drug metformin they in fact lived longer than others without the condition. The trials found that when other factors were taken into account, those

13 years after 9/11, terror
threat undiminished
USA Today, by James S. Robbins    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/8/2014 5:58:13 AM     Post Reply
Last January, President Obama dismissed the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as a mere junior varsity terrorist outfit compared to al Qaeda. "The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate," he told TheNew Yorker, "is if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn´t make them Kobe Bryant." Flash forward to this summer. Islamist radicals control vast swaths of land across Iraq and Syria, and this week crossed the border into Lebanon. Their victims´ heads festoon telephone wires in Raqqa, Syria, and they have posted videos online showing mass executions of prostrate Iraqis.

Barack Obama´s decision to act on Iraq
sees a return to hard American power
Telegraph [UK], by Peter Foster    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/8/2014 5:54:33 AM     Post Reply
Barack Obama has been a reluctant warrior during his time as US president, but has taken a bold step, underwriting efforts to find a political solution in Iraq with hard American power. [Snip] Ostensibly the authorisation to use force covers two narrow objectives: to break the siege of the Yazidi minority in the mountains south of Sinjar and to protect American personnel operating in the Kurdish stronghold of Erbil. But listen carefully to senior administration officials, and it is clear that the mandate extends far beyond these two goals to encompass the broader strategic objective of preventing Islamic State from

  



What´s wrong with sending
Washington lawmakers free Bibles?
Los Angeles Times, by Michael McGough    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/8/2014 5:47:54 AM     Post Reply
Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, does good work — I won’t call it the Lord’s work — in calling out violations of the 1st Amendment’s religion clauses. But his latest shot is a misfire. Lynn has criticized Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), an assistant majority whip, for mailing a Bible to every representative and senator. The Good Books had been donated by one of his constituents. “Our staffs provide us with policy memos, statistics and recommendations that help us make informed decisions,” Palazzo wrote. “However, I find that the best advice comes through

Obama´s Iraq Plan Has a Killer Flaw -
And Airstrikes Alone May Not Save It
Daily Beast, by Jacob Siegel    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/8/2014 5:39:07 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. gambled on local militias to keep ISIS in check. The President’s authorization of air strikes is an admission that bet didn’t pay off. Thursday night, with a humanitarian mission already underway, President Obama authorized airstrikes in Iraq. What had been the U.S. policy -- to rely on local forces to contain ISIS while waiting for a new Iraqi government to reach a political solution -- is finished. The new policy is still taking shape. It will begin with American aircraft dropping bombs from the sky. But it may eventually lead to more involvement from the special operations troops who

President Humpty Dumpty
City Journal [NY City, NY], by Myron Magnet    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/8/2014 5:36:32 AM     Post Reply
Anyone who believes the talk about how Barack Obama is already a lame-duck president, detached and irrelevant, is deluding himself. President Obama has accomplished more or less what he set out to accomplish. He has made himself the most consequential and transformative president since Lyndon Johnson. His foreign policy has been more systematically destructive of the world order and American power than LBJ’s Vietnam War. His wrong-headed domestic policy has proved more catastrophic and intentionally hard to correct than Johnson’s madcap War on Poverty, whose consequences still bedevil our society. On the domestic front, Obama has overturned American health care,

Watch live: Gaza-Israel
ceasefire ends
Associated Press TV News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/8/2014 5:34:31 AM     Post Reply
Israel says it has resumed strikes on Gaza in response to rocket fire, after end of 3-day truce. [Snip] On Thursday, Hamas held its first public rally since a cease-fire with Israel, with an official vowing the militant group would never give up its arms and will continue to fight until the Gaza Strip blockade is lifted. The uncompromising rhetoric of the official, Mushir al-Masri, came as Hamas and other Palestinian factions were in Cairo indirectly negotiating with Israel for a permanent ceasefire and steps to lift the seven-year-old blockade of the coastal strip by Israel and Egypt.

Bums of August
American Spectator, by Enemy Central    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/8/2014 5:32:16 AM     Post Reply
Did you forget his birthday too? So uneventfully it passed last Monday. It made nobody’s headlines. No one sang him Happy Birthday or played him a swinging song like the Beatles’ “Birthday” or the classic sad one from the Tune Weavers, “Happy, Happy Birthday, Baby.” Not that he didn’t attempt some birthday reachout. At his press conference a week ago he scolded reporters for not wishing him a happy birthday ahead of time, and his operatives and goons launched a major offensive of tweets and warnings to those who’d not yet signed the people’s birthday card to el presidente. As he

Nine ´coyotes´ arrested in joint
U.S.-Guatemala operation
Washington Examiner [DC], by Richard Pollock    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/8/2014 5:29:06 AM     Post Reply
GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalan law enforcement officials, supported by U.S. agencies, arrested nine top members of an alleged "coyote" human smuggling organization and seized $600,000 held in U.S. banks. The arrests Wednesday were the first here of coyote leaders since Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina visited President Obama during a July 25 summit with Central American leaders that focused on the immigration crisis on the U.S. border with Mexico. The arrests provoked an outcry among some Guatemalans who see the coyotes — people paid to smuggle others into the United States — as trusted members of their community who provide a needed

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