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Soon-to-Be-Released Clinton
Records Show Attempts to
Shackle Militia
Breitbart Big Government, by Awr Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/25/2014 3:55:32 PM     Post Reply
Files scheduled to be released from Clinton White House records will show his efforts to shackle militias and set up a "strict licensing system" for paramilitary groups, Politico reports. In other words, gun control was to be complemented--and in places, supplemented--by people control. According to Politico, the release is certain to raise the ire of citizens already concerned about "enhancing government surveillance powers and regulating armed groups of U.S. citizens." Upon release, the files are expected to show that Clinton´s plans ran into trouble when his own attorneys "feared that some of the proposals could violate the Constitution." The files

ICE refuses to identify convicted
killers released from custody
Atlanta Journal-Constitution [GA], by Jeremy Redmon    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/25/2014 3:42:33 PM     Post Reply
Federal immigration authorities on Monday refused to identify the seven convicted murderers with Atlanta-area addresses that they released during the last fiscal year, citing privacy reasons. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also could not immediately say why they were released or identify the charges for which they were convicted. But on Monday the agency referred to records detailing a variety of reasons why they may have been freed from custody during the fiscal year ending in September. In an Aug. 15 letter to Republican U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, ICE said it released 169 people with homicide-related convictions

Aid Workers In Short
Supply As Ebola Grips Liberia
National Public Radio, by Nurith Aizenman    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/25/2014 3:42:07 PM     Post Reply
Sheldon Yett is UNICEF´s lead man in Liberia. Over a long career he´s been in the thick of all sorts of crises — wars, earthquakes, epidemics. He´s seen firsthand how, when disaster strikes a poor country, aid workers and experts from all over the world flood the zone. But with the Ebola epidemic, almost no one is answering the call. "I´m astounded by how difficult it has been to get the partners we need," Yett says. "People are afraid. I can´t convince my own staff to come. It´s extremely, extremely difficult. We need skilled, qualified people here." With the number

  


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Judicial Watch:
DOJ Admits Lois Lerner’s Emails Exist
National Review Online, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: Doctor P- 8/25/2014 3:32:34 PM     Post Reply
A Justice Department official admitted that former IRS official Lois Lerner’s apparently missing emails actually exist on a backup server, but the government doesn’t plan to retrieve them. , “A Department of Justice attorney told a Judicial Watch attorney on Friday that it turns out the federal government backs up all computer records in case something terrible happens in Washington and there’s a catastrophe, so the government can continue operating,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton told Fox News’ Shannon Bream. “But it would be too hard to go get lois lerner’s emails from that backup system,” Fitton continued, paraphrasing the DOJ official.

Mother´s boyfriend charged after 4-
year-old girl shot by 2-year-old brother
Commercial Appeal [Memphis, TN], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/25/2014 3:14:47 PM     Post Reply
A 4-year-old girl was shot by her 2-year-old brother with their mother’s boyfriend’s gun Saturday, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to a wounding call in the 1500 block of Bridgewater on Saturday and found a 4-year-old with a gunshot wound. The girl’s 2-year-old brother found a gun under the living room couch and shot his sister in her right foot, deputies said. The children’s mother’s boyfriend allegedly told deputies he brought the gun into the house two weeks before the shooting and hid it without telling his girlfriend. Deputies

Australian Bureau of Meteorology accused
of Criminally Adjusted Global Warming
Breitbart London [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/25/2014 2:54:24 PM     Post Reply
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has been caught red-handed manipulating temperature data to show "global warming" where none actually exists. At Amberley, Queensland, for example, the data at a weather station showing 1 degree Celsius cooling per century was "homogenized" (adjusted) by the Bureau so that it instead showed a 2.5 degrees warming per century. At Rutherglen, Victoria, a cooling trend of -0.35 degrees C per century was magically transformed at the stroke of an Australian meteorologist´s pen into a warming trend of 1.73 degrees C per century. Last year, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology made headlines in the liberal media by claiming

Tribe´s casino plan roils quaint
Martha´s Vineyard
Associated Press, by Philip Marcelo    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/25/2014 2:47:37 PM     Post Reply
AQUINNAH, Mass.- On the western tip of Martha´s Vineyard, bright clay cliffs and a red brick lighthouse draw visitors as they pile out of cars and tour buses and head up to this town´s scenic overlook. But the leaders of the Aquinnah Wampanoags, the federally recognized American Indian tribe whose ancestors first inhabited the island, envision a new destination. They´ve proposed transforming an unfinished tribal community center a few miles inland into a high-stakes bingo and poker hall filled with electronic betting machines. The idea horrifies some long-term visitors, residents and even tribal members, who see it as incongruous with the

  


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For sale: A Texas ranch that
defines the cowboy life
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/25/2014 2:41:03 PM     Post Reply
Ask people to name a ranch in Texas and for some the answer would be Southfork, made famous by the TV show "Dallas." But the name they probably should know is Waggoner Ranch, created only four years after the Lone Star state became a state, reports CBS News correspondent Anna Werner. It´s the largest single ranch under one fence in the country -- some 510,000 acres. And for the first time since 1849, the property is going up for sale with a price tag of $725 million. Some fear the cowboy culture that defines the property could be headed for

NY Times Editor Defends Michael
Brown ‘Was No Angel’ Line
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/25/2014 2:34:15 PM     Post Reply
According to the New York Times national editor who helped put together today’s piece about Michael Brown’s final weeks, there was some missing context in the outrage that has surrounded the line that calls the slain teenager “no angel.” As Alison Mitchell noted in a conversation with the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple, the words were a call back to the story’s lead, which mentioned Brown sighting an angel in storm clouds passing above his head. Below is the passage that has drawn sharp criticism Monday: Michael Brown, 18, due to be buried on Monday, was no angel, with public records

Bloodbath at CNN, HLN: Axing
of 550 Jobs ´Imminent´
Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/25/2014 2:27:18 PM     Post Reply
Today´s news of a coming bloodbath at CNN and HLN is a reminder that while CNN has been able to use the unrest in Ferguson to race-bait its way to better ratings, everyone knows that´s temporary. Without something that allows the left-wing network to appeal to the lowest common denominator, CNN is almost certain to fall back into the ratings basement until something else comes along for the network to cynically exploit. So here come the layoffs and buyouts. In the headline, The Wrap describes these layoffs as "imminent´: Some 550 buyouts are to be offered at Time Warner´s Turner

Poll: Most Americans Want to Criminalize
Pre-Teens Playing Unsupervised
Reason, by Lenore Skenazy    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/25/2014 2:26:50 PM     Post Reply
A whopping 68 percent of Americans think there should be a law that prohibits kids 9 and under from playing at the park unsupervised, despite the fact that most of them no doubt grew up doing just that. What´s more: 43 percent feel the same way about 12-year-olds. They would like to criminalize all pre-teenagers playing outside on their own (and, I guess, arrest their no-good parents). Those are the results of a Reason/Rupe poll confirming that we have not only lost all confidence in our kids and our communities—we have lost all touch with reality.

  


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42 Shootings in Chicago Since Friday;
6 Dead Include Toddler, 2 Teens
Cybercast News Service, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/25/2014 2:24:26 PM     Post Reply
At least 42 people have been shot in Chicago since Friday afternoon, and the six who died include a three-year-old child and two teenage boys, one of them 14 and the other 16, WBBM-TV reported on Monday. The CBS station reported that the three-year-old was accidentally shot by his father; the two teenagers were shot in separate incidents by other young men, and at least one of those attacks may have been gang-related; and three adults died in shootings at different locations by assailants who fled. "Additionally, two males were fatally shot by Chicago Police during separate incidents Sunday night," WBBM reported. Both

Wild Weather: U.S. Hit by ´Most
Unusual Year´ for Temperatures
NBC News, by Miguel Llanos    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/25/2014 2:09:27 PM     Post Reply
This year is on track to set a temperature record that climate researchers say is unique since the first time stats were taken in 1900. (Snip) "We haven´t seen this much extreme warmth entrenched alongside this much extreme cold for this long since at least 1900." These abnormal temperatures aren´t necessarily records for heat or cold. What´s unusual is the persistence of temperatures above or below average. It's a trend that goes back to the start of the year and is tied to the now infamous "polar vortex" that started with cold winter Arctic air coming in as the jet stream dipped south.

Newsweek accused of
´racism´ and ´fear mongering´
Al Jazeera [Doha, Qatar], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/25/2014 1:59:04 PM     Post Reply
Newsweek´s cover story on potential Ebola transfer into the US has readers crying racism for both image choice and content. Published August 21 under the title "A back door for Ebola-Smuggled bushmeat could spark a US epidemic", the magazine promotes the story with a chimp on its cover. The story sparked criticism from activists, academics, bloggers and journalists, many using the hashtag #NewsweekFail. (Tweets) The US Ambassador to South Africa weighed in on the cover. (Tweet) Many criticised the article´s content as "fear mongering". (Tweets) Newsweek editor-in-chief Jim Impoco responded to the critics. (Tweets)

The American Exceptionalism Dictionary
Townhall, by Steve Deace    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/25/2014 1:43:56 PM     Post Reply
“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” -The Princess Bride We are now reaping a bitter generational harvest in America, sown into the ground because we have permitted: Marxists almost unchecked dominance of the influential platforms of pop culture and the classroom. Too many of our churches to retreat into some “comfortably numb” seeker-friendly Xanadu, where they building suburban palaces instead of culture. The Republican Party to be taken over by a feckless political class either unwilling or incapable of defending and advancing our principles. One of the most rotten fruits of this bitter harvest is

  


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Medicare Star Ratings Allow
Nursing Homes to Game the System
New York Times, by Katie Thomas    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/25/2014 1:43:18 PM     Post Reply
Carmichael, CA - The lobby of Rosewood Post-Acute Rehab, a nursing home in this Sacramento suburb, bears all the touches of a luxury hotel, including high ceilings, leather club chairs and paintings of bucolic landscapes. What really sets Rosewood apart, however, is its five-star rating from Medicare, which has been assigning hotel-style ratings to nearly every nursing home in the country for the last five years. (Snip) The Medicare ratings, which have become the gold standard across the industry, are based in large part on self-reported data by the nursing homes that the government does not verify. Only one of the three criteria used to

Lt. General McInerney Offers
Dire 9/11/14 Warning
Truth Revolt, by Caleb Howe    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/25/2014 1:41:40 PM     Post Reply
On Fox News on Saturday, retired Air Force Lt. General Thomas McInerney made a startling claim while speaking to host Uma Pemmaraju about a range of topics, including the situation with ISIS. Answering Pemmaraju´s question about what he has been hearing from his contacts, McInerney suddenly warned of a potentially huge threat leading up to September 11th of this year. On the seventh of September, a major news network and a major publishing network are gonna put out a book, and it´s gonna be earth-shattering of what’s happening and what happened. And the fact is we may even see a 9/11/14,

Egypt and United Arab Emirates
Said to Have Secretly Carried
Out Libya Airstrikes
New York Times, by David D. Kirkpatrick & Eric Schmitt    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/25/2014 1:33:00 PM     Post Reply
Cairo - Twice in the last seven days, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have secretly teamed up to launch airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias battling for control of Tripoli, Libya, four senior American officials said, in a major escalation between the supporters and opponents of political Islam. The United States, the officials said, was caught by surprise: Egypt and the Emirates, both close allies and military partners, acted without informing Washington or seeking its consent, leaving the Obama administration on the sidelines. Egyptian officials explicitly denied the operation to American diplomats, the officials said.

Inhale: Marijuana initiatives
should keep Senate Democratic
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/25/2014 1:28:34 PM     Post Reply
When it comes to supporting the national push to legalize marijuana in several states, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Democratic colleagues should just inhale. It might save their jobs. Armed with powerful statistics, Brookings Institution expert John Hudak said that having pro-marijuana initiatives on the fall ballot should draw younger, passionate Democrats to the polls and help Reid keep his leadership position and the Senate in Democratic hands. “The presence of those initiatives will likely drive younger and more liberal voters to the polls,” said Hudak in his report titled “Harry Reid should love marijuana:

Mexico Has Deported 93 Percent
Of The Unaccompanied Minors
Detained At Its Border
BuzzFeed, by John Stanton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/25/2014 1:21:15 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Mexican officials have deported more than 13,000 of the 14,000 undocumented, unaccompanied minors who have been caught at Mexico’s southern border, a rate significantly higher than in the United States, according to government sources familiar with the situation. Additionally, Mexican authorities have deported more than 64,000 of the estimated 69,000 adults that have been detained along their southern border this year. Those numbers stand in stark contrast to the deportation of minor immigrants from the United States: None of the more than 60,000 Central American minors detained this year have been

  



Democracy Alliance Bankrolled
Court-Packing Scheme
Washington Free Beacon, by Alana Goodman    Original Article
Posted By: chicodon- 8/25/2014 1:09:18 PM     Post Reply
A shadowy network of wealthy liberal donors bankrolled an operation to pack one of America’s most powerful courts with progressive judges, according to documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon. Now the effort could prevent an Obamacare challenge from reaching the Supreme Court, legal experts say. The strategy to fill the D.C. Court of Appeals with left-leaning judges was aided by the American Constitution Society, a non-profit group that “promotes a progressive vision of the law.” The ACS is funded in part by the Democracy Alliance, a liberal donor network that funnels millions to a web of dark-money member

‘Disconnected Obama’ needs to change
conversation to help party in midterms
Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/25/2014 12:32:13 PM     Post Reply
President Obama returns to Washington on Monday after a two-week vacation that was neither restful nor productive. From the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., to the airstrikes in Iraq, the ongoing tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East, and the execution of American journalist James Foley, it’s been a tough few weeks for the country — and for its leader. Obama drew criticism from the left for not being forceful enough in speaking out on the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson and from the right over the death of Foley and the rise of the militant Islamic State.

Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive
and turned out to be counterfeit. We
ended up with a Wall Street presidency,
a drone presidency”
Salon Magazine, by Thomas Frank    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/25/2014 12:25:12 PM     Post Reply
Cornel West is a professor at Union Theological Seminary and one of my favorite public intellectuals, a man who deals in penetrating analyses of current events, expressed in a pithy and highly quotable way. (Snip)I also remember, and this is just me I’m talking about, being impressed by Barack Obama who was running for president at the time. I don’t know if you and I talked about him on that occasion. But at the time, I sometimes thought that he looked like he had what this country needed. So that’s my first question, it’s a lot of ground to cover

´Disgruntled´ female soldier
´shot herself´ causing lockdown
at Fort Lee army base
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/25/2014 12:06:36 PM     Post Reply
An ´all-clear´ has been issued at Fort Lee after an active shooter was reported this morning at the Virginia military base. Early reports say a female soldier shot herself, and it´s unclear what condition she is in. An Army official previously told Fox News that the lockdown was started by a ´disgruntled´ female shooter who is now in custody. According to Fort Lee´s verified Twitter account, the base was put into lockdown around 9:20am and personnel there told to enact active shooter protocols. The incident was reported at the Combined Arms Support Command Headquarters, building 5020, according to officials. About

Obamacare Now Covers Gender
Reassignment Surgeries
Breitbart Big Government, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/25/2014 12:00:58 PM     Post Reply
Transgender Americans seeking gender reassignment surgeries are finding relief through Obamacare, The Daily Beast reported on Monday. Federal laws banning health insurance discrimination against transgender people, combined with Obamacare´s ban on denying coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, have paved a path for transgender patients who wish to make the transition from one gender to another. "The federal anti-discrimination regulations have yet to be written, but California insurance regulators have said that companies must treat transgender patients the same as other patients," reports The Daily Beast. "For example, if plans cover hormones for post-menopausal women, they must also cover them

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