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Hillary is a hypocrite because she has to be
Washington Times, by Noelle Nikpour    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/11/2014 3:27:41 PM     Post Reply
The writer, ambassador and congresswoman Clare Booth Luce once told President John F. Kennedy, “A great man is one sentence.” The same would apply to a woman who aspires to be great, and Hillary Clinton knows what she wants her sentence to be: “She was the first female president.” Unfortunately, her sentence, written truthfully, would end like this: ” … And she was elected with money donated by rich men.” Women vote in greater numbers than men. They make most of the household financial decisions (and many of the most important other ones). But when it comes to voting with their pocketbooks, or their purses, the rich ones

Study: ´Cash for Clunkers´ an
even bigger lemon than thought
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 3:27:18 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON – The government’s "Cash for Clunkers" program – pitched as a plan to jump-start U.S. auto sales and clean up the environment by getting gas-guzzling vehicles off the road -- may have been a clunker itself, according to a new economic study. Researchers at Texas A&M, in a recently released report, measured the impact of Cash for Clunkers on sales and found the program actually decreased industry revenue by $3 billion over a nine-to-11-month period. Meanwhile, the "stimulus" also cost taxpayers $3 billion. The Car Allowance Rebate System, commonly called Cash for Clunkers, was part of a 2009 economic

Tribune Broadcasting announces new home
for CBS TV network in Indianapolis
Fox 59 [Indianapolis, IN], by Amanda Rakes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 3:19:42 PM     Post Reply
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Tribune Broadcasting and CBS Corporation announced Monday a comprehensive, long-term agreement that renews their existing affiliation agreements and gives the nation’s no. 1 network a new home in the Indianapolis market on Tribune Broadcasting’s WTTV. Under terms of the agreement, the CBS affiliate in the Indianapolis area will move from LIN Media’s WISH-TV and begin broadcasting on WTTV (Channel 4) on Jan. 1, 2015. “There’s nothing more valuable to a local station than programming from the no. 1 television network, and Tribune Broadcasting has been a great partner in reaching this agreement,” said Ray Hopkins, president of

  


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DEA paid Amtrak $854,460 for passenger
lists it could have gotten for free
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/11/2014 3:03:01 PM     Post Reply
The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over nearly 20 years to obtain confidential information about train passengers, which the DEA could have lawfully obtained for free through a law enforcement network, The Associated Press has learned. The employee was not publicly identified except as a "secretary to a train and engine crew" in a report on the incident by Amtrak´s inspector general. The secretary was allowed to retire, rather than face administrative discipline, after the discovery that the employee had effectively been acting as an informant who "regularly" sold private passenger information since 1995 without Amtrak´s approval, according

America to the Rescue, Again
National Review Online, by Tom Rogan    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/11/2014 2:56:48 PM     Post Reply
A few days ago, tens of thousands of civilians were stranded on a mountain dying of thirst and starvation. Today, supported by their carrier air wing, American naval aviators from the U.S.S. George H. W. Bush are putting ordnance on target. This action should have been taken months ago. Far too many have already perished at the hands of ISIS. Yet now, via American food, water, and bombs, civilians in Iraq’s north have found new hope. Finally, we are confronting the threat that ISIS poses to the world. Unfortunately, the task is falling squarely on America. Our closest ally, Britain, has provided

Family of dead racer rips
into ‘d**k’ Tony Stewart
New York Post, by Chris Perez    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/11/2014 2:55:07 PM     Post Reply
The aunt of the sprint car driver who was struck and killed by auto racer Tony Stewart on Saturday has blamed the NASCAR hothead’s temper for her nephew’s death. “Thanks for thinking of our family tony Stewart when you decided to be a d***!,” said Wendi Ward, aunt of driver Kevin Ward Jr., who was fatally struck when he exited his vehicle to confront Stewart during the caution flag of a dirt track sprint car race in upstate New York on Saturday. In the emotionally heated message posted Sunday on Facebook, Wendi Ward opened up about the initial shock of losing Kevin

Iran bans permanent contraception
to boost population growth
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 8/11/2014 2:53:02 PM     Post Reply
Iran´s parliament has voted to ban permanent forms of contraception, the state news agency IRNA reported, endorsing the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei´s call for more babies to be born. The bill, banning vasectomies and similar procedures in women, is parliament´s response to a decree Khamenei issued in May to increase the population to "strengthen national identity" and counter "undesirable aspects of western lifestyles". Doctors who violate the ban will be punished, the IRNA reported. The bill, approved by 143 of 231 members present in parliament, according to the IRNA, also bans the advertising of birth control in a country where condoms had

  


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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

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

  


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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

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

  


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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

# 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

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.:

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