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Flashback: What Obama Said
About Taking Vacations in 2008
Video is a Real Howler
Independent Journal Review, by Caroline Schaeffer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/11/2014 2:49:15 PM     Post Reply
Taped interviews have a way of coming back to haunt politicians. And the timing couldn’t be better for this gem, brought to us by Weasel Zippers, who dug up this pre-election interview with then-Senator Barack Obama in 2008. The senator had high expectations for himself, if he were to receive Americans’ vote for President. You have to understand that if you seek that office, then you have to be prepared to give your life to it. Essentially, the bargain that I think every President strikes with the American people is, ‘you give me this office, then in turn my fears,

Cuomo’s Slow-Mo Disaster
Politico, by Jeff Smith    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/11/2014 2:48:51 PM     Post Reply
Andrew Cuomo is in serious trouble. Preet Bharara, the hard-charging U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, has turned up the heat on his administration’s alleged interference with an anti-corruption commission he appointed, and for the first time in the New York governor’s four-year tenure, he’s lost control of a situation. That’s an awful feeling for any politician, but especially for one who so prizes control, and who prides himself on playing political chess while his opponents play checkers. It’s the classic tale of a pol so consumed with avoiding a short-term image hit that he risked his

Backlash: College men challenge
´guilty until proven innocent´
standard for sex assault cases
Washington Examiner, by Ashe Schow    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 8/11/2014 2:44:07 PM     Post Reply
Kevin Parisi is 5 feet, 5 inches tall and barely weighs 120 pounds. He’s hunched over and walking with a cane after back surgery earlier this year. He suffers from severe anxiety and digestive disorders, along with extreme allergies and panic attacks. But in his junior year at Drew University in Madison, N.J., Parisi was accused of forcing a fellow student — one who is now a professional athlete — to have sex with him. He was kicked off campus and placed under investigation. Three months went by before he was found "not responsible" in a campus disciplinary proceeding. Local

  


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Obama’s two-front war in Iraq against ISIS
and Baghdad a ’10 to 20-year challenge?’
Hot Air, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/11/2014 2:43:46 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration finds itself in the mother of all suboptimal positions in Iraq this morning. Late last week, after months of allowing the linked crises in Syria and Iraq, prompted by the rise of the fundamentalist militant group ISIS, to continue unabated, Obama finally committed to executing limited airstrikes on Islamic State positions. This contingency operation was aimed only at forestalling that group’s advance on the key cities of Erbil and Baghdad, where American personnel and assets are stationed. All the while, the president and his advisors made it clear that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was, in a fundamental

Police offer first briefing on shooting
of Rabbi in northeast Miami-Dade
Miami Herald [FL], by Carli Teproff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/11/2014 2:34:32 PM     Post Reply
Miami-Dade Police on Monday said they are committed to finding the people responsible for shooting and killing a Rabbi walking to temple in Northeast Miami-Dade over the weekend. (Snip) Rabbi Joseph Raksin, who was visiting his family from Brooklyn, was on is way to Bais Menachem Chabad, 1005 NE 172nd Ter., at about 9 a.m. Saturday when he was gunned down. Police on Monday said they were looking for two men, one who was wearing a yellow shirt and the other one wearing an orange shirt, who walked away after shooting Raskin. Members of the predominately Orthodox Jewish Community

Candidate’s use of N-word
dominates Broward School Board race
Miami Herald [FL], by Michael Vasquez    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/11/2014 2:34:23 PM     Post Reply
Broward’s school system faces a whole host of challenges these days — such as the growing influence of charter schools and billions of dollars in needed school repairs. But another issue is dominating one School Board race: the N-word. Seven years after incumbent School Board member Ann Murray referred to the upper-level Sun Life Stadium seats as “n-- heaven,” the issue continues to haunt her candidacy for reelection. One reason is that Murray’s comment only became public knowledge in 2011, so this marks the first time that voters will be able to voice any displeasure at the ballot box.

Maids reveal Michael Jackson’s
filth and perversion
New York Post, by Stacy Brown    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 2:32:54 PM     Post Reply
He was the King of Poop. Neverland’s manicured lawns and fairy-tale facade masked a house of horrors and madness, five of Michael Jackson’s maids revealed to The Post. “Michael sometimes ran around where the animals were, and he’d track .?.?. poop throughout the house and think nothing of it,” Maid No.?1 recalled. “Then, if you said something, he’d threaten to make doo-doo snowballs and throw it at you.” When Oprah Winfrey visited the Los Olivos, California, ranch for an interview in 1993, it was pristine. Floors were waxed, walls scrubbed and windows power-washed. It was after she, guest Elizabeth Taylor and TV crews left

  


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White teacher wins $350,000 in
Prince George’s schools bias lawsuit
Washington Post, by Ovetta Wiggins    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 8/11/2014 2:26:43 PM     Post Reply
A former Prince George’s County teacher won a $350,000 jury award after accusing the school system of discriminating against him because he is white. Jon Everhart alleged in his lawsuit against the Prince George’s County school board that a black principal forced him out of his job because of his race. (snip) Everhart said Simpson-Marcus told students that the “only reason a white teacher teaches in P. G. County is that they can’t get a job elsewhere.” He filed a union grievance against her and said she told him that if she ever became principal, he would be the first person she

FBI looking into possible civil rights
violations in Michael Brown shooting
CBS News & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 2:19:11 PM     Post Reply
FERGUSON, Mo. - The FBI is investigating possible civil rights violations after a suburban St. Louis police officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager. Cheryl Mimura, a spokeswoman for the FBI´s St. Louis field office, says the agency is looking at possible civil rights violations arising from the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Police say Brown was shot multiple times Saturday in a scuffle with an officer in Ferguson. Mimura says the FBI is monitoring the case and working with St. Louis County police. A candlelight vigil for Brown was held Sunday, and tensions erupted later that night. Nearly three dozen

What Lamar Alexander´s primary
win means for labor politics
Washington Examiner, by Sean Higgins    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 2:02:11 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Lamar Alexander won Tennessee´s Republican primary Thursday, effectively ensuring he will get a third term in office and a chance to set the Senate´s agenda on labor issues if the GOP wins control of the chamber this fall. Alexander has a shot at becoming chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, as polls show Republicans have a better than even chance of taking back the Senate in November. That is likely to be a big frustration for Big Labor, since Alexander has consistently voted against its agenda. The 74-year-old Alexander is an old-school lawmaker noted for his

ISIS a bigger threat
than pre-9/11 al Qaeda?
CBS News, by Rebecca Kaplan    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/11/2014 2:00:11 PM     Post Reply
As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to sweep through northern Iraq, U.S. lawmakers are sounding the alarm that it could be just as dangerous as al Qaeda in the days before it launched the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. "Every day that goes by, ISIS ... becomes a direct threat to the United States of America. They are more powerful now than al Qaeda was on 9/11," Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said on NBC´s "Meet the Press" Sunday. Experts say the Islamic jihadist group has indeed been able to accomplish an enormous amount in a

  


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# 401: Fundraiser in chief breaks
400 donor events, while on vacation
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 1:54:30 PM     Post Reply
Vacationing President Obama will host his 401st fundraiser Monday night on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., continuing his record-setting pace that has had him collecting checks from donors at events on average every five days since becoming president. The Vineyard event is for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee at the Tisbury retreat of Boston’s Berklee College of Music President Roger Brown and his wife, Linda Mason. For the president, it’s a sign that even while he is taking some time off to golf and relax with his family, the business of raising money for his embattled party is endless. He should do well, since

Military families complain as
personal cars go missing
Washington Examiner, by Sean Lengell    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 1:52:19 PM     Post Reply
A surprise change in Pentagon contractors is causing headaches for rank-and-file military personnel and their families on the move this summer. International Auto Logistics of Brunswick, Ga., last year won a $305 million bid to handle the transport of about 66,000 personal vehicles owned by service members, family members and civilian employees who move each year within and beyond the United States. Immediately after the new contract began this spring, complaints began rolling in: Cars and trucks shipped to wrong locations, delays of several weeks, vehicles damaged upon arrival and an online vehicle tracking system that typically fails. Angela Jackson, whose husband is

Somalia President to PJM: Al-Shabaab
Part of a ‘Global Phenomenon That
Needs to be Addressed’
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 1:19:48 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The president of Somalia carried to Washington last week plans for economic development and the hopes of his people to recover from the scourge of terrorism, capped off with a crucial message for America: the threat of Al-Shabaab and other al-Qaeda affiliates in North Africa is not Somalia’s problem alone. “Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab, all of them, these are terrorist organizations — they are linked, they live for each other, they support each other and they are connected globally,” President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud told PJM in an exclusive interview on Friday. “It’s not just an issue of one country or

Karl: Obama W.H. ‘Entirely Unconcerned’
by Optics of Golfing During Crises
Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 1:14:10 PM     Post Reply
ABC’s Jon Karl reported Sunday that the Obama White House is “entirely unconcerned” about the optics of President Obama playing golf during the ongoing foreign policy crises. “They are entirely unconcerned about it because their boss is entirely unconcerned about it. Even if they were [concerned] there isn’t anything they could do about it. He likes to get out and play golf. It was pretty remarkable, he got here [Martha’s Vineyard] and on the golf course in almost record time. I think we were on the island about an hour by the time he was already hitting off the first

  


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Schieffer to Woodward: How Can Presidents
Prevent Watergate-Type Scandals?
Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 1:10:45 PM     Post Reply
Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer asked the famed investigative duo Woodward and Bernstein if they learned anything from Watergate that could help future presidents can avoid political scandals. Woodward had one piece of advice, gleamed from Robert McNamara’s lessons from Vietnam. “The advisors to the president need to sit around with the president and argue with him,” he said, “and say, ‘Wait a minute, let’s look at all the options.’ You have to create a conflict situation. McNamara said what happens in the presidency is no one wants to argue with the president, particularly in front of other advisors.

Trayvon Martin Family Attorney Now
representing Michael Brown Parents
Mediaite, by Eddie Scarry    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 12:56:41 PM     Post Reply
A familiar face is now involved in the Saturday police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old man in St. Louis, MO. Benjamin Crump, the civil rights attorney who represented Trayvon Martin‘s family in the 2013 George Zimmerman trial, has been retained by Brown’s parents. They are scheduled to host a press conference Monday, according to WTSP. Brown was fatally shot by police officers during an encounter near an apartment complex. According to KMOV, witnesses say Brown was unarmed and had his hands in the air when he was shot multiple times by an officer. Zimmerman was acquitted of murder charges. [Image via

ABC and NBC Use False Talking
Points to Counter Criticism of
Obama´s Vacation
Media Reseach Center, by Kyle Drennen    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/11/2014 12:54:23 PM     Post Reply
Eager to defend President Obama from criticism of his vacation in Martha´s Vineyard amid multiple international crises, both Sunday´s ABC Good Morning America and Monday´s NBC Today used false spin to downplay the bad optics. (snip) Jansing quickly parroted administration talking points to blunt the criticism: "Now, the White House strongly rejects that assertion. They say ISIS, as dangerous as these terrorists are, has shown no desire to carry out 9/11-style attacks." On Friday, however, The Daily Mail reported on ISIS using social media to announce its desire to attack the U.S.:

N.J. town erupts after council
votes to rename Kennedy Center
as the Obama Center
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 12:50:49 PM     Post Reply
The governing body of one New Jersey town voted in favor of renaming the local Kennedy Center after the current White House head — and calling it the Barack Obama Center — and some residents aren’t exactly happy. Philly.com reported that the renaming came at the request of Willingboro Township Mayor Jacqueline Jennings, after she recalled how the black population in the region reacted with excitement at the campaign and election of Mr. Obama. “I think that people have a sense of pride about him,” she told Philly.com. “We had so many new people register to vote, people who had

Oklahoma Archbishop Asks
Texas Catholics to Help
Counteract Black Mass
Breitbart Big Government, by Kate O´Hare    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/11/2014 12:41:33 PM     Post Reply
Satan´s worshipers are coming to Oklahoma City, and the Sooner State may need some help from its Lone Star neighbor if it´s to put the devil in his place. But first, some background: On Sept. 21, a self-described "satanist" group called Dakhma of Angra Mainyu, led by registered sex offender Adam Daniels, 35, is holding a "black mass" at the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (snip) But as the so-called black mass is meant to be an inversion and a profane parody of the actual Catholic Mass, the use of a Consecrated Host implies either the

  



Signature rosters to be replaced by
iPads at some polling places
Arizona Daily Star [Tucson,AZ], by Joe Ferguson    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 8/11/2014 12:37:32 PM     Post Reply
A pilot project at 25 Pima County polling places will have workers asking voters to scan their driver’s licenses with an iPad. The goal is to replace the signature roster books currently used at the polling places, Pima County Elections Director Brad Nelson said. Poll workers will use the iPads to scan voters’ driver’s licenses and verify their identification. Voters will then sign their names on the iPad screens with their finger. The information scanned will be matched to data already contained in county databases that’s filled out when a person registers to vote, Nelson said. An Arizona driver’s license is

Nixon vs. Obama: Yes, Nixon
was bad but Obama is worse
Fox News, by Roger Stone    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 12:36:15 PM     Post Reply
Forty years ago public outrage about the actions of President Richard Milhous Nixon, lead by his long time liberal critics, forced him to be the first U.S. chief executive to resign the presidency. Critics screamed about Nixon’s extra-legal and extra-constitutional conduct as protestors ringed the White House chanting “Jail to the Chief.” Nixon’s men had spied on their fellow citizens, allegedly used the IRS to harass their political enemies, waged war without the consent of Congress and used the CIA in an effort to hide their crimes. No man, Nixon’s critics assured us, was above the law. For his transgressions,

‘JV’ terrorists? Obama under fire
for having ‘underestimated’ militant
threat in Iraq, Syria
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 12:30:06 PM     Post Reply
President Obama’s decision to launch airstrikes in Iraq, while backed by senior Hill leaders, has only underscored for his critics the consequences of waiting as long as he did to counter the growing threat of militants with the Islamic State – a group he once dismissed as a “JV team.” Now, the commander-in-chief is being pressed by Republicans and some hawkish Democrats to commit to battling the organization, whose territory stretches from Iraq to Syria, long-term and overhaul what until last week was a wait-and-see approach. “Three years ago, Mr. President, you were told by your national security team, get

Civilization versus barbarism
Washington Times, by Scott S.Powell    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/11/2014 12:28:08 PM     Post Reply
Recently, Pope Francis declared that “the persecution of Christians today is even greater than in the first centuries of the church, and there are more Christian martyrs today than in that era.” The slaughter of as many as 500,000 Christians in South Sudan since 2011 may not have received the attention it deserved. However, now the religious cleansing of Christians in Iraq resulting from Islamic jihadists’ conquest of lands Christians had called home since the first centuries A.D. cannot be ignored. In a region where Christians and Muslims had previously lived in relative peace side by side for centuries, the past 10

´I´m sure you´ve seen much worse than that´:
Staggering reaction of uncle of Australian
boy, SEVEN, who was pictured brandishing
head of slaughtered Syrian soldier
Daily Mail [UK & Australia], by Emily Crane*    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 12:23:41 PM     Post Reply
The uncle of a young boy who was photographed gripping the severed head of a slain Syrian soldier says Australia should ´forget´ the image which has caused outrage. ´He´s gone, forget about it. He´s forgotten about youse. I´m sure you´ve seen much worse than that,´ Mostafa Sharrouf told the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday. Khaled Sharrouf´s son, believed to be aged seven, used both hands to hoist the decapitated head up as he posed for a chilling photo. His proud father, one of Australia´s most-wanted terrorists and a suspected war criminal, posted the photo to Twitter on August 8 with

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