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Rosie O´Donnell: Once A
Truther, Always A Truther
Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Christian Toto    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 11:29:54 AM     Post Reply
Rosie O´Donnell is coming back to The View, and it appears she´s bringing her most outlandish argument with her. The far-left comic made headlines during her first stint on the show for espousing the view that 9/11 was an inside job. Now, it appears O´Donnell hasn´t let go of that 9/11 Truther position. She recently answered a Tweet from Newsbusters´s Scott Whitlock asking her to clarify her view that the terrorist attacks on New York City in 2001 involved a government conspiracy, not merely radical Muslims. The ABC show recently jettisoned both Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd and brought on a new producer from

Obama´s Interview With NYT´s
Friedman: An Essay In Impotence
Breitbart Big Government, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 11:24:58 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama´s weekend interview with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman is a stunning portrait of incoherence and inadequacy. Friedman--a shameless promoter of Obama since the 2008 campaign, whose books have allegedly influenced Obama´s foreign policy views--tries his mightiest to wrest something of substance from the absentee president: "[I]t’s clear that the president has a take on the world," he declares. And what is Obama´s "take"? Two themes emerge from a morass of clichés and sophistry. The first is that the world is simply not worth engaging unless it agrees to behave itself: "no victor, no vanquished," says Obama. Second,

´Our family didn´t ask for this´: Relatives
of unarmed black teen shot dead by police
condemn St Louis riot claiming violence is
´not what Mike would want´
Daily Mail [UK], by Jennifer Newton & Helen Pow    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 11:12:17 AM     Post Reply
The family of an unarmed Missouri 18-year-old who was shot dead by police this weekend have condemned a frightening riot that erupted in St Louis last night claiming the violence was not what the teen would have wanted. In a statement to Fox News last night, a cousin of victim Mike Brown said the looting, which followed a peaceful vigil for the teen, was ´very upsetting´ to their family. ´I just want everyone to know and understand that the stealing and breaking in stores is not what Mike will want, it is very upsetting to me and my family,´ the

  


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Clinton takes a step away
from Obama on ISIS;
will Democrats follow?
Los Angeles Times, by Maeve Reston    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/11/2014 11:06:04 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama announced airstrikes this week in Iraq to address the humanitarian crisis and contain the alarming expansion of the Islamic State across Iraq, his reluctance was visible as he repeatedly said he would not send ground troops in Iraq. It was an ironic twist for a president who defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2008 presidential race in part because of his vow to withdraw U.S troops from Iraq, a conflict for which Clinton had voted as a senator. But as he steps into the quagmire in Iraq, the term-limited president will not have to face war-weary voters

Hillary Clinton: ´Failure´ to Help
Syrian Rebels Led to the Rise of ISIS
Atlantic, by Jeffrey Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/11/2014 11:03:21 AM     Post Reply
President Obama has long ridiculed the idea that the U.S., early in the Syrian civil war, could have shaped the forces fighting the Assad regime, thereby stopping al Qaeda-inspired groups—like the one rampaging across Syria and Iraq today—from seizing control of the rebellion. In an interview in February, the president told me that “when you have a professional army ... fighting against a farmer, a carpenter, an engineer who started out as protesters and suddenly now see themselves in the midst of a civil conflict—the notion that we could have, in a clean way that didn’t commit U.S. military forces,

Breaking: James O’Keefe – As Osama
Bin Laden – Crosses Back and
Forth Across Rio Grande (Video)
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: chicodon- 8/11/2014 10:55:30 AM     Post Reply
The Southern US Border is so porous even Osama Bin Laden can get across. And to prove it James O’Keefe crossed back and forth across the Rio Grande in an Osama Bin Laden costume. The investigation took place in Hudspeth County, Texas, at a crossing commonly used by illegal immigrants and drug smugglers. Via Project Veritas: Do you feel safe now? Okeefe says in the video: “If the president or Senator Reid or anyone else tries to tell you that our borders are secure, they are lying to you.” The Daily Caller reported: Investigative filmmaker James O’Keefe exposes the U.S.-Mexico border’s vulnerability to terrorism in his latest

Hamas said to have executed
dozens of tunnel diggers
Times of Israel, by Marissa Newman    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/11/2014 10:51:32 AM     Post Reply
Hamas executed dozens of diggers responsible for its extensive tunnel system in past weeks, fearing the workers would reveal the site locations to Israel, a report on the Mako website’s army blog said. There was no independent confirmation of the report (link here in Hebrew). The tunnelers, many of whom constructed the tunnels over the course of months, would dig for 8-12 hours a day, and received a monthly wage of $150-$300, according to the blog. Sources in Gaza told the website that Hamas took a series of precautions to prevent information from reaching Israel. The terror organization would reportedly

  


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Canadian woman receives $10,200
compensation after being fired
from black teachers group ´for
not being black enough´
Daily Mail [UK], by James Nye    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/11/2014 10:40:10 AM     Post Reply
A biracial woman has won an $10,200 payout after she was fired from her job at the Black Educators Association (BEA) in Nova Scotia, Canada because she ´wasn´t black enough´. Rachel Brothers, was awarded the sum last week after Donald Murray, the Chairman of the Board of Inquiry at the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, ruled that she was discriminated against because of the color of her skin. (Snip) Evidence was given to the board that claimed Collier told Brothers her biracial skin color was a ´barrier´ to black people and that she was ´too light skinned to ´officially represent them

Senators Want Kerry to
Investigate Hamas Rockets at
Taxpayer-Funded UN Facilities
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/11/2014 10:39:43 AM     Post Reply
Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) are demanding that Secretary of State John Kerry launch an independent investigation into at least three incidents where Hamas rockets were discovered at facilities of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The senators argued in a letter last week that the weapons were particularly troubling when coupled with anti-Israel statements and actions of the UN agency. Their letter cites “multiple instances of weapons found at UNRWA schools as well one-sided statements from UNRWA leadership that unjustly condemn Israel,” including UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krahenbuhl stating July 14

"Tea Party Wave" Responsible for
GOP Strength in the House
Breitbart The Conversation, by Dan Riehl    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 8/11/2014 10:36:47 AM     Post Reply
The Washington establishment GOP might want to re-think it´s ongoing war against it´s own so called ´Tea Party´ base. It´s that very thing USA Today credits for the GOP having such a strong hand in the House, it´s broadly assumed Democrats have no chance of taking control. In 2012, congressional district lines were redrawn, as is constitutionally required every 10 years, based on population shifts. Republicans had the upper hand in many states after the GOP won control of governorships and state legislatures following the 2010 Tea Party wave.

The new sultan: Erdogan’s triumph makes
drift towards authoritarianism more likely
Independent [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: chicodon- 8/11/2014 10:25:47 AM     Post Reply
Transfixed by the chaos engulfing swathes of the Middle East, it is no surprise that the West has not given Turkey’s first direct presidential election the attention it merits – and would have received in more peaceable times. This is a pity because the tectonic plates are shifting fast in the country, which is a crucial link between East and West, and the changes may be both permanent and troubling. After yesterday’s first round, in which he won more than 50 per cent of the vote, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the all-powerful Prime Minister since 2002, is almost certainly heading for several

  


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Mothers for due process
National Review Online, by Caroline Kitchens    Original Article
Posted By: emilyj- 8/11/2014 10:02:19 AM     Post Reply
In January 2010, University of North Dakota student Caleb Warner was accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student. Using a preponderance-of-the-evidence standard, a UND tribunal found Warner guilty of sexual misconduct and swiftly expelled him. Yet the police, presented with the same evidence, never arrested or charged Mr. Warner. After a three-month investigation, they charged Warner’s accuser with filing a false report and issued a warrant for her arrest.

Oops! What Obama says on Iraq conflicts
with what Obama said on Iraq
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 8/11/2014 9:32:14 AM     Post Reply
When President George W. Bush ordered a U.S. troop surge into Iraq in 2007, Sen. B. Obama was adamantly opposed. In fact, he said the surge would only worsen sectarian strife. From the first gleam in his eye of an Oval Office, Obama ran against any war in Iraq. [Snip] Obama is, of course, infamous for his convenient memory and prediction capabilities. If you like that president, you can keep that president. But what did Obama say about U.S. troops in Iraq, when did he say it? And Joe Biden and others. Are they consistent? Here´s a brief collection of

Defending Jerusalem in Europe
FrontPage, by Stephen Brown    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/11/2014 8:50:55 AM     Post Reply
Never again! This is the rallying cry Jewish communities worldwide have lived by since the Nazi Holocaust of World War Two. But the recent explosion of violent Jew-hatred among radical Muslims and their leftist supporters in Europe has caused European Jewry to adopt measures to ensure that ‘never again’ really means ‘never again’. Perhaps the most important of these actions has seen Jewish groups hire former, elite, Israeli soldiers from private security firms to protect synagogues and other Jewish establishments.

Obama’s Callous Humanitarianism
The Federalist, by Robert Tracinski    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/11/2014 8:09:13 AM     Post Reply
One of the consequences of Barack Obama’s presidency will be to discredit the foreign policy of the “humanitarians.” It won’t be because people think it’s bad to feel compassion for the suffering of others. It will be because the loudly declared compassion of the humanitarians is revealed, in practice, as ineffectual posturing adopted as a substitute for actual strategy. The latest occasion for this is the president’s announcement that he has authorized American air strikes to stop the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria from expanding to swallow up Iraqi Kurdistan. What triggered this announcement? ISIS had begun to overrun Kurdish

  


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Kerry warns Maliki as PM’s forces
position themselves in Baghdad
Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/11/2014 8:06:56 AM     Post Reply
It’s no secret how the US feels about Nouri al-Maliki. The Obama administration has sat on its hands while Iraq comes apart at the seams in part because the White House wants to avoid propping up Maliki, who has spent the last three years alienating the Sunnis and Kurds, weakening Iraq to the point of collapse against ISIS. The US wants Maliki out in order to get a government in Baghdad that can re-engage the coalition put together by the Bush administration in the Anbar Awakening so that the Iraqi military can by itself face the threat without forcing the

Iraq’s political situation appears dire
as prime minister fiercely digs in
Washington Post, by Loveday Morris    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 8/11/2014 8:00:34 AM     Post Reply
AGHDAD — Special forces teams and army tanks surrounded the Green Zone housing Iraq’s government as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki fiercely clung to power Sunday, taking the stability of the country to the brink at a moment when it is already facing a lethal challenge from radical Islamist fighters. In actions that had all the markings of a political coup, Maliki gave a defiant late-night speech in Baghdad saying he would lodge a legal case against the country’s president, who has resisted naming him as the candidate for another term as prime minister. Tanks rumbled onto major bridges and roads in the

Iraq: Yazidi children rescued from Mount
Sinjar by Iraqi and Kurdish forces
Telegraph U.K., by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/11/2014 7:44:21 AM     Post Reply
Footage has emerged of Iraqi and Kurdish forces rescuing children from Mount Sinjar in Iraq after they had fled militants from the Islamic State group. The video provider, Steven Nabil, had direct contact with the source of the footage, ´AJK´, who supplied the material on condition that they remain anonymous. The children were flown from Sinjar mountain, where a helicopter had been delivering aid to thousands of minority Yazidis who have been stranded on a scorching mountaintop since the Islamic militants seized Sinjar, near the Syrian border, last week. They were then taken to Zakho in the self-declared autonomous Iraqi Kurdish region.

Mount Sinjar: Iraq´s mountain of death
Telegraph U.K., by Jonathan Krohn    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/11/2014 7:34:29 AM     Post Reply
On the dry mountain, the Yazidis fight with the goats for the remaining water. In the distance, the lights of Islamic State checkpoints loom menacingly. On Sunday, those stuck behind Islamic State lines began reporting the group´s latest slaughter: hundreds of members of their arcane but colourful sect massacred for refusing to convert to Islam. On the mountain, the rumours from their relatives only added to the sense of panic and despair. One man, the only news reporter on Mount Sinjar, told me that jihadists had stormed through his village, killing every adult, healthy male. Others talked of hundreds of women being

Tavenner: Transparency for Thee
But Not for Me
American Spectator, by David Catron    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 8/11/2014 7:34:06 AM     Post Reply
It has been widely reported that the latest Obama administration official to delete emails requested by congressional investigators is Marilyn Tavenner, who runs the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Far less coverage, however, has been devoted to the ironic fact that Tavenner’s agency administers the Physician Payment Sunshine Act. The “Sunshine Act,” as it is generally known, is a provision of Obamacare meant to ensure that physicians conduct business transactions with complete transparency. In other words, the very bureaucrat whose emails have conveniently gone missing oversees the agency tasked with keeping your doctor and his business associates honest.

  



Death of Kevin Ward Jr. is a tragedy
fueled by rage and need to be fastest
New York Daily News, by Mike Lupica    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/11/2014 7:31:23 AM     Post Reply
Here are the last moments of Kevin Ward Jr.’s life, in a dirt-track race in upstate New York late on a Saturday night, after the kid who had dreamed about driving fast cars got out of his: Here is the car of Tony Stewart, No. 14 on this night, bumping No. 13, Ward’s Tioga Construction car, spinning it right off the track and against a wall and out of the race. Here is Ward, who has spent so much of his life on dirt tracks like this one, getting out of No. 13, getting out hot, a clear case of road

Fightback against ISIS begins: Obama arms
Kurdish forces as they ´begin to take back
territory´ from Islamic fanatics – but refugee
crisis steps up as thousands flee into Syria
Daily Mail [UK], by Simon Tomlinson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/11/2014 6:38:00 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said today. [Snip] U.S. air strikes have been key to redressing the balance over weekend, allowing Kurdish forces to retake two towns yesterday in one of their first victories since the uprising began in June. But the refugee crisis continues to escalate with thousands of Yazidis pouring across the border from Iraq into Syria after a week-long journey through blazing hot mountains. The U.S. officials wouldn´t say which U.S. agency is providing the arms or what

Report: Saudi, UAE Donors
Facilitated Hamas Ceasefire
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Tova Dvorin    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/11/2014 6:18:17 AM     Post Reply
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have played a significant role in returning Hamas to the negotiating table over a permanent ceasefire, a security official revealed Sunday on condition of anonymity, after pledging to contribute money to rebuild Gaza. [Snip] The Saudi funding is conditional on the promise that the funds will be used for legitimate civilian projects only--specifically barring the rebuilding of terror tunnels. It is unclear what system of checks and balances exist to ensure that promise is kept will be in place, however, and the fact remains that Hamas routinely sets up headquarters in civilian buildings,

Iraqi court ´backs PM Nouri
Maliki´ in row with president
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/11/2014 6:08:56 AM     Post Reply
Iraqi state TV says a top court has ruled that PM Nouri Maliki´s bloc is the largest in parliament, in a boost to his bid to stay on for a third term. The decision would mean the president, who Mr Maliki criticised for not intervening when parliament failed to appoint him, should ask him to remain. But Arab media cast doubt on the report, carrying an apparent statement by the court denying any decision. [Snip] Critics say Mr Maliki, a Shia, has precipitated the current crisis through sectarian policies. Sunnis, Kurds and even fellow Shia have urged him to go.

North Carolina´s nondescript, virtually
unnoticed, hugely important Senate race
Washington Examiner [DC], by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/11/2014 5:30:36 AM     Post Reply
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Thom Tillis thought his last day as Speaker of the North Carolina House would be weeks ago, after which he would devote all his energies to running for the U.S. Senate. Instead, on Saturday morning, August 2, Tillis stood gavel in hand in the state House chamber, presiding over the passage of a budget that kept lawmakers at work well into the summer. Now, finally, he is finished -- unless something else comes up to demand his time at the State Legislative Building. Republicans have bemoaned the fact that their candidate was tied down in the state house,

This L.A. cop gets the
drop on water offenders
Los Angeles Times, by Dashiell Young Saver    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/11/2014 5:26:27 AM     Post Reply
Rick Silva began his investigation at the end of an alley, on a hot day in L.A.´s Westlake community. Driving down a busy thoroughfare, he spied water runoff on a sidewalk. The manager replied that the runoff was from the cleaning of barrels for sanitation purposes. He added that the facility used water-saving pressure hoses for the job. Silva smiled. The place checked out. Silva is a water cop in the city´s Water Conservation Response Unit. While other kinds of investigators follow fingerprints or eyewitness accounts, Silva follows the water, patrolling the streets of Los Angeles in search of wasteful

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