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Wendy Davis plays rape
card on Greg Abbott
Legal Insurrection, by Amy Miller    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/11/2014 5:22:32 AM     Post Reply
Down in the polls, Wendy Davis reaches for the gutter with ad suggesting Greg Abbott is soft on rape. Wendy Davis’s run for governor against Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is one of the most high profile top-ticket races in the country. The political class (if not yet voters at large) is keeping a close eye on the back-and-forth battle for control of the narrative, and the latest ad from the Wendy Davis campaign has ignited a firestorm of controversy. The ad, titled “A Texas Story,” tells the story of a woman from Seguin, Texas who was raped in her home by

A teachable moment in foreign policy
Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/11/2014 5:15:28 AM     Post Reply
Conservative critics of the president’s foreign policy were relieved when President Obama initiated humanitarian relief efforts and air strikes in Iraq. They were, however, rightly worried that there is no concerted strategy to accomplish any national objective, say, the destruction of the Islamic State. His action seemed designed to fend off criticism he is doing nothing rather than devote sufficient resources to halting the metastasizing threat of jihadism throughout the region. Indeed, the president went out of his way in his remarks Thursday night to avoid explaining the threat posed by a terrorist state to the United States. It’s as

It would be an utter tragedy if
we did not defend the Kurds
Telegraph [UK], by Boris Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/11/2014 5:13:22 AM     Post Reply
Like all the rest of us I have been looking with sickened disbelief at the changes in the map of northern Iraq, and the Ebola-like spread of the fanatics. It seems incredible that the disintegration should happen so fast. It was only in May this year that we welcomed a dynamic and forward-looking young politician to City Hall in London. His name is Nechirvan Barzani, and he is the prime minister of the fledgling state of Kurdistan. He brought his finance guy, his transport minister, his tourism minister--the whole lot. For about an hour we talked about the great Kurdish

  


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Social Media Captures a Full Blown
Race Riot in Ferguson, Missouri
Independent Journal Review, by Soopermexican    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/11/2014 5:13:16 AM     Post Reply
As we reported earlier, the community in Ferguson, Missouri, was outraged after an unarmed teenager was shot and killed by police. Protests reached a crescendo Sunday night that broke into violence, looting, and reports of gun shots. Police responded with tear gas, and have arrested many, but for many hours into the evening, several stores were left to the mercy of opportunistic looters. Social media caught much of the chaos: (videos, photos)

A Fire Bell in the Night. Zzzzzz . . .
National Review Online, by Jay Nordlinger    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/11/2014 5:08:01 AM     Post Reply
If I remember correctly, George Will once referred to a book by Jean-François Revel as “a fire bell in the night.” (The phrase comes from Thomas Jefferson.) Well, something called the National Defense Panel has issued a fire bell in the night. But I don’t think anyone will hear it. Because a) it’s a government report and b) it’s a government report that people aren’t disposed to hear. No one wanted to hear George W. Bush talk about the collapse of Social Security: because Social Security hadn’t collapsed yet. And no one wants to hear about the diminished state of

Homicide or Accident in Tony
Stewart’s NASCAR Scandal?
Daily Beast, by Robert Silverman    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/11/2014 5:03:59 AM     Post Reply
Three-time champ Tony Stewart is reviled—and beloved—for his take-no-prisoners, borderline-unhinged attitude. But we may never know whether he hit Kevin Ward deliberately. We all know how dangerous competitive racing can be. It’s not a regular occurrence, nor is it in any way the reason NASCAR has vaulted to the second-most watched sport in the United States behind football, but when you have drivers barreling down the track at speeds that can approach 200 miles per hour, the question is not if but when a horrific death will occur. What you don’t expect is for a car to collide with an unprotected driver.

Jimmy Carter, the pariah president
Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/11/2014 5:00:50 AM     Post Reply
Jimmy Carter complains that he “don’t get no respect” from Barack Obama, who never calls him for advice. But why should the former president expect more from Mr. Obama than he gets from everybody else? Last week, Mr. Carter busied himself accusing Israel of “war crimes” for defending itself against the rockets and artillery barrages of Hamas, which the United States officially regards as a terrorist organization. “There is never an excuse for deliberate attacks on civilians in conflict,” wrote the former president for Foreign Policy magazine, which was a curious assertion for a man who once boasted of his experience

  


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Mugged by Reality, the
President Puts Up His Dukes
American Spectator, by Roger Kaplan    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/11/2014 4:58:15 AM     Post Reply
With a clairvoyance not unlike that of Mr. Jimmy Carter in November 1979 (memo to the recent history challenged: revolution in Iran, Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, lousy U.S. economy), President Obama woke up one morning a few days ago and noticed that the war he had declared over in Iraq was raging. Future biographers of the 44th president of the United States may find that he asked his top national security advisers, who happen to be women named Susan Rice and Samantha Powers, why he had been led to believe there was a problem of personnel and political inclusiveness (contemporary term

From HIV to cancer to Crone’s,
ObamaCare fails the sick
New York Post, by Peter J. Pitts    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/11/2014 4:55:13 AM     Post Reply
It turns out ObamaCare didn’t solve the problem of “pre-existing conditions” after all. It made premiums more affordable for people with chronic health conditions that are expensive to treat — but at the price of sticking them with unaffordable co-payments for their medications. The nonprofit AIDS Institute is suing four Florida health insurers for discriminating against HIV/AIDS patients. The complaint says these patients now face prohibitive out-of-pocket drug costs. Sadly, most of the plans sold via ObamaCare all across the country have similar problems — leaving those with chronic diseases without affordable access to the specialty drugs they need. The Affordable Care

Obama balances world
crises with golf, time off
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/11/2014 4:53:26 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama gave Americans an update on U.S. military strikes in Iraq on Saturday from a podium on the White House lawn with Marine One, the presidential helicopter, parked in the background. Four hours later, he offered an altogether different tableau: a golf game with friends at a lush course on Martha’s Vineyard, the upscale Massachusetts island where the president and his family began a two-week vacation. The contrasting scenes, which quickly sparked some hostile commentary from critics, illustrate the dilemma of taking time off when you are the most powerful leader in the world and, by definition, handling major issues

Pollsters: ´Everything is terrible´
Politico, by Lucy McCalmont    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/11/2014 4:48:20 AM     Post Reply
Polls from major networks, researchers and newspapers agree: America’s in a bad mood. In just one week, polls found politicians of all stripes are hitting approval numbers with record lows. The president finds himself roughly as popular as a trip to the dentist. The entire Democratic Party gets the thumbs down. Oh, and so does the Republican Party.But it doesn’t stop there. Americans are also bummed out about the future in general, especially the economy. Things are so low that even an old favorite, sugar, polled poorly. Pollsters say it all adds up to a country that feels “everything is terrible,” as

  


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Obama´s ´lid´ theory of conflict in Iraq
Washington Examiner [DC], by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/11/2014 4:45:48 AM     Post Reply
There´s one word President Obama uses a lot in his argument for tightly limiting U.S. military action in Iraq. The word is "lid." "Our military is so effective that we can keep a lid on problems wherever we are, if we put enough personnel and resources into it," Obama told reporters Saturday morning. "Our military is so capable, that if we put everything we have into it, we can keep a lid on a problem for a time," Obama told the New York Times in an interview published this weekend. His message to Iraqi leaders, Obama said, is: "We will be your

The Country of the Blind
PJ Media, by Andrew Klavan    Original Article
Posted By: steveW- 8/11/2014 4:44:46 AM     Post Reply
“I think that the country could survive four more years of Obama. But I don’t believe the country can survive in a country full of people who would re-elect him.” Rush Limbaugh “In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” Attributed to Erasmus. I am delighted that the leader of the free world has finally taken decisive moral action in the Middle East. But I must admit, I am concerned to discover that the leader of the free world is Bibi Netanyahu. As for President Obama, the fact that he has decided to drop some bombs on

Midterms Give Parties Chance
for Sweeping Control of States
New York Times, by Adam Nagourney    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/11/2014 4:44:10 AM     Post Reply
LAS VEGAS — It was over 100 degrees here the other evening, but inside a buzzing office tucked away on a stretch of gun stores and pornography shops, Democrats were staring into computer screens and talking urgently into cellphones. The stakes were high: The Nevada Senate, which Democrats control by a single seat, could very well shift into Republican hands after November. “Hi, this is Justin Jones; I’m your state senator,” said Mr. Jones, a Democrat who won by only 301 votes two years ago. “We have a really important election campaign coming up this fall. I wanted to see if

Trouble may not be over for Walsh
The Hill [DC], by Martin Matishak    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/11/2014 4:39:51 AM     Post Reply
Sen. John Walsh’s (D-Mont.) political career appears to be over, but plagiarism allegations could have far-reaching implications for his military career, too. Walsh, who was the upper chamber’s lone Iraq War veteran, withdrew from the Senate race this week after reports he allegedly plagiarized roughly a quarter of his 14-page Army War College thesis. The appointed senator already had an uphill battle against Rep. Steve Daines (D-Mont.) for a full term, and now Republicans are all but guaranteed to pick up the seat. "The 2007 research paper from my time at the U.S. Army War College has become a distraction from the debate

  


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The Un-Midas Touch
PJ Media, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/11/2014 4:37:52 AM     Post Reply
Everything that Barack Obama touches seems to turn to dross. Think of it for a minute. He inherited a quiet Iraq (no American combat deaths at all in December 2009). Joe Biden bragged of the calm that it would be the administration’s “greatest achievement.” But by pulling out all U.S. peacekeepers — mostly for a 2012 reelection talking point — Obama ensured an ISIS wasteland. He put his promised eye on Afghanistan at last, and we have lost more soldiers there than during the Bush administration and a Taliban victory seems likely after more than a decade of lost American

U.S. Relocates Some Staff
From Embassy, Consulate in Iraq
NBC News, by Elisha Fieldstadt    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/11/2014 4:32:25 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. has removed some staff from its embassy in Baghdad and its consulate in Erbil, the capital of Iraq´s Kurdish region threatened by militants, the State Department said Sunday. A travel warning posted Friday cautioning U.S. citizens from travelling to Iraq due to the "high risk for kidnapping and terrorist violence" was updated to say that "a limited number" of U.S. Consulate and U.S. Embassy staff members were relocated to Amman, the capital of Jordan, and Basrah, a southern Iraqi city. "We´re not moving our embassy anytime soon, were not moving our consulate anytime soon," President Barack Obama said Saturday

Coup underway in Iraq
Confirmed. Video added
Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/11/2014 4:22:08 AM     Post Reply
This was popped up in the headlines, and details are still sketchy, but something potentially big is afoot in Iraq. (And for once, we’re not talking about their being under attack by ISIS.) We were first tipped off on Twitter as well as a quick draw compilation of tweets from inside Iraq provided at Pundit Press. Here are a few, along with Pundit Press’s summary, keeping in mind that this isn’t confirmed yet: Iraq’s parliament just chose a new President who refused to rename Prime Minister Nouri Kamal al-Maliki to a third term. Maliki declared the move unconstitutional and his own

US Sending Arms to Kurds in Iraq
Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor & Matthew Lee    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/11/2014 4:17:22 AM     Post Reply
SYDNEY -- Senior U.S. officials say the Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in Iraq. The U.S. previously had insisted on only selling arms to the Iraqi government. The officials wouldn´t say which U.S. agency is providing the arms or what weapons are being sent, but one official said it isn´t the Pentagon. The CIA has historically done similar arming operations. Officials say the administration is close to approving plans for the Pentagon to arm the Kurds. Recently the U.S. military has been helping facilitate weapons deliveries

Obama: ´Extremist Ideology´ That´s
Taken Over GOP, ´Balkanization
of Media´ Has ´Blocked´ My Agenda
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/11/2014 3:49:11 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama said the power of conservative opposition, including in the media, is blocking his agenda in an interview with New York Times columnist Tom Friedman late last week. “What you’ve seen with our politics, partly because of gerrymandering, partly because of the Balkanization of media so people just watch what reinforces their deepest biases, partly because of big money in politics, is increasingly politicians are rewarded for taking the most extreme, maximalist positions,” Obama told the liberal Times columnist. “Sooner or later, that catches up with you. You end up not being able to move forward on things

  



Violence breaks out near site
of vigil for teen killed by police
St. Louis Post Dispatch (MO), by Steve Giegerich & Jesse Bogan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/11/2014 3:39:59 AM     Post Reply
FERGUSON - A day of protests and vigils Sunday for an unarmed black teenager who was shot to death by a Ferguson police officer erupted Sunday night with confrontations, looting and gunshots. Authorities said Sunday that a police officer shot an unarmed black teenager after the teen attacked the Ferguson officer. But pressure for a deeper explanation grew locally and nationally through the day. Hundreds of people gathered at the shooting site Sunday night for a vigil for Michael Brown, 18, who was to begin technical school classes today. While some people prayed, others spilled onto West Florissant Avenue, choking

An ill wind blows as the surge of
turbines stirs fears of silent
danger to our health
Daily Express [UK], by Paula Murray    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/11/2014 3:27:16 AM     Post Reply
Tens of thousands of Scots may be suffering from a hidden sickness epidemic caused by wind farms, campaigners have warned. The Sunday Express can reveal that the Scottish Government has recently commissioned a study into the potential ill effects of turbines at 10 sites across the country. More than 33,500 families live within two miles of these 10 wind farms--which represent just a fraction of the 2,300 turbines--already built north of the Border. [Snip] Campaigners fear that many people do not realise they are suffering from ailments brought

Ebola Threat To Illegal
Immigrant Calais Camps
Breitbart London [UK], by Andre Walker    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/11/2014 3:21:21 AM     Post Reply
Medical experts have predicted that the illegal immigrant camps of Calais will soon be hit by Ebola, according to the Sunday Express. The camps, which are filled with African immigrants desperate to make it over the English Channel, are already rife with diseases like scabies. Now they could become the frontline in Britain’s fight against Ebola as immigrants from countries like Liberia and Sierra Leone arrive daily. The camps are particularly dangerous because people live in such close proximity, ideal for the spread of Ebola. Around 1,200 men, women and children live in the largest camp: ´Jungle 2´.

Vigil for unarmed black teen shot
dead in police scuffle turns to chaos
as angry looters smash parked cars
and empty stores of their goods
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/11/2014 2:23:54 AM     Post Reply
People smashed car windows and carried away armloads of looted goods from stores Sunday night after thousands of people packed a suburban St. Louis area at a vigil for an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by a police officer. The candlelight gathering was for 18-year-old Michael Brown, who police said was shot multiple times Saturday after a scuffle involving the officer, Brown and another person in Ferguson, a predominantly black suburb of the city. Afterward, some people looted a convenience store. Several other stores along a main road near the shooting scene were broken into and looted, including a

IS Actively Joining Gaza
Terror War on Israel
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/11/2014 1:53:09 AM     Post Reply
As Operation Protective Edge holds in a temporary ceasefire, evidence has come out revealing the extent of the extremist Sunni group Islamic State´s (IS, formerly ISIS) involvement in the terror war against Israel from the Hamas stronghold of Gaza. Terror organizations associated with IS and Al Qaeda have been proven to be joining the fight against Israel in Gaza, firing rockets on Israeli civilian population centers and attacking IDF troops. On Sunday the Abdullah Azzam Brigades declared it had fired a Grad missile towards the Israeli town of Mivtahim located near southern Gaza. The announcement comes after similar ones last

A New Life for Refugees, and
the City They Adopted
New York Times, by Susan Hartman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/11/2014 1:08:03 AM     Post Reply
UTICA, N.Y. — Sadia Ambure is relieved that it is summer. “I hate the snow,” Sadia, who is 16, said. “It hurts my skin. I’m like a snake — my face turns red, then ashy.” Harsh winters have been one of the challenges of living in this old manufacturing city in upstate New York for Sadia and her family, members of the Somali Bantu tribe. They arrived here from a Kenyan refugee camp almost a decade ago after a stint in St. Louis. “My body is trying to get used to America,” she said. Her mother, Zahara Hassan, 38, who

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