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Fears grow as Iran speeds
up Hamas arms delivery
Daily Express [UK], by David Pilditch    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/25/2014 10:34:20 PM     Post Reply
Iran yesterday upped the stakes in the Middle East crisis by pledging to speed up arming Palestinians to launch strikes on Israel. Tehran said it would “accelerate” its support for Hamas with weapons and missile-building technology after Israel allegedly deployed a spy drone over Iran. General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, said: “We will accelerate the arming of the West Bank and we reserve the right to give any response.” Iran has confirmed it supplied fighters from Hamas and the Islamic Jihad with the technology for the rockets being fired relentlessly into Israel from Gaza since July 8.

Is President Obama
too detached to lead?
Washington Post, by Michael Gerson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/25/2014 10:20:56 PM     Post Reply
Having once served a president, I don’t begrudge any president a vacation. There is, in fact, no escape from this relentless job. A change of scenery does not involve a change in responsibilities, or even a release from the essence of the president’s routine. The intelligence briefings stalk him. Presidential respites are measured in hours, not days or weeks — say, a few hours on a golf course. And the public would be selfish and shortsighted to demand those downtime hours, which are necessary for humans to function. The problem for President Obama has come in managing the symbolic aspect

Will President Obama Be at the Emmys?
Parade Magazine, by Ashleigh Schmitz    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/25/2014 10:19:36 PM     Post Reply
The Emmy red carpet is used to Hollywood royalty, but this year it might be graced by some political royalty as well–President Obama is rumored to be attending the award show tonight. Not long into the red carpet coverage, word began to spread that the president would be attending the night’s festivities. While details on his appearance are still scarce, it is likely tied to his recent Emmy win. On Saturday, August 16, Obama walked away from the Creative Arts Emmys with a statuette for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program for his comedic work in Funny or Die’s “Between Two Ferns” video

  


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Egypt and UAE strike
Islamist militias in Libya
Washington Post, by Anne Gearan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/25/2014 10:18:18 PM     Post Reply
The United Arab Emirates and Egypt have carried out a series of airstrikes in the Libyan capital Tripoli, U.S. officials said Monday, marking an escalation in the chaotic war among Libya’s rival militias that has driven American and other diplomats from the country. The Obama administration did not know ahead of time about the highly unusual military intervention, although the United States was aware that action by Arab states might come as the crisis in Libya worsened, said one official who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. The airstrikes appear tied to fear over

More phony positions from
Democratic Senate candidates
Washington Post, by Ed Rogers    Original Article
Posted By: ketchuplover- 8/25/2014 10:15:52 PM     Post Reply
Georgia’s Democratic Senate candidate, Michelle Nunn, recently suggested she might not vote for Harry Reid to be Democratic Senate leader if she wins her election. (Snip) And the very notion that Nunn wouldn’t fall into lockstep with the Democrats as soon as she crossed into the Beltway is just ridiculous. Democratic candidates seem to be counting on voters being really stupid. It is painfully obvious that much of what they say is not sincere. This type of sinister deceit should not be viewed in isolation. As I have said before, this behavior is indicative of how the entire Democratic campaign machinery

Libya crisis: US ´caught
off-guard´ by air strikes
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/25/2014 10:12:45 PM     Post Reply
The US was "caught off guard" by air strikes against Islamist militia in Libya, a senior official has told the BBC. The attacks on militia positions around Tripoli airport were reportedly carried out by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from bases in Egypt. Egypt has denied any involvement and the UAE has not commented. A militia alliance recently captured the capital´s international airport after a battle lasting nearly a month. The official told the BBC that the US had not been consulted about the air strikes and that it was concerned that US weapons may have been used, violating agreements

Time Mag Forced to Edit
Israel Blood Libel from Report
Breitbart Big Journalism, by Warner Todd Huston    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/25/2014 10:02:00 PM     Post Reply
Early Sunday morning it was found that Time magazine had included in one of its video reports the lie that Israeli soldiers were selling the organs of dead Palestinians on the black market. To its credit, by that afternoon the magazine had apologized and edited out the classic blood libel claim. Media watchdogs HonestReporting.com had discovered the lie in a Time-produced video on the history of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). The video was appended to an Associated Press report on a recent Israeli air strike in Gaza. At one point in the video, Time insisted that "the IDF is

  


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At Michael Brown funeral, Al Sharpton´s
double-edged eulogy evokes anger
Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/25/2014 10:00:04 PM     Post Reply
The shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has been so heavily politicized that it would have been unreasonable to expect Brown´s funeral to be free of politics — especially when it featured a eulogy by the Rev. Al Sharpton. And indeed, the Brown service, held Monday at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, was intensely political. But not in the way some observers expected. It´s probably safe to say most white viewers thought Sharpton would deliver a rabble-rousing condemnation of the police, the government, and the American system, concluding that they all combined to end a promising 18-year-old

Obama authorizes use of
surveillance drones over Syria
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/25/2014 9:56:44 PM     Post Reply
President Obama has authorized the use of drones for surveillance in Syria even as the Assad regime demanded that the U.S. seek permission before launching any airstrikes on its territory against Islamic State targets. A senior U.S. official confirmed to Fox News that Obama this weekend authorized the use of drone surveillance over Syria for the first time. The action is considered the first “intrusive” surveillance by the U.S. in Syria since the country’s civil war began. This differs from protective surveillance, such as the U.S. used in the failed mission to rescue American hostages held in Syria. The authorization was

Glenn Beck Ripped
Conservatives While Trying
to Get CNN Deal
Breitbart Big Journalism, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/25/2014 9:52:56 PM     Post Reply
Glenn Beck was bashing Americans opposed to illegal immigration, decrying partisan politics, and positioning himself toward the center just as he was reportedly trying to strike a deal to get his programming on CNN. CNN´s Brian Stelter reported that "the idea fizzled fast and talks aren´t expected to resume." CNN and HLN are expected to lay off at least 550 more people in what is being called another "bloodbath," and Beck was reportedly trying to get on the HLN network, where he got his first break in cable television. Stelter, who is one of the best-sourced reporters in the television

Cornel West: Obama just
‘another neoliberal opportunist’
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/25/2014 9:52:21 PM     Post Reply
Cornel West, the outspoken theological professor who publicly supported then-Sen. Barack Obama as the 2008 Democratic presidential candidate, is now slamming the president as a “brown-faced Clinton” and just “another neoliberal opportunist.” Mr. West, a professor at Union Theological Seminary, said in an interview with Salon magazine who people like him in the black community were expecting a “Lincoln-like figure” when President Obama assumed the office in 2009. (Snip) “It turned out that he’s just another neoliberal centrist with a smile and with a nice rhetorical flair,” Mr. West said. “And that’s a very sad moment in the history of

  


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Congress Has Power To Act
Where Obama Dithers On
Action Against ISIS
New York Sun, by Betsy McCaughey    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/25/2014 9:49:52 PM     Post Reply
While President Obama dithers, Congress needs to act against ISIS. House and Senate leaders should reconvene Congress this week and take the unprecedented step of authorizing military action against ISIS for President Obama’s signature. Customarily, a president takes the first step, presenting a draft Authorization for the Use of Military Force (similar to a declaration of war), then negotiating with Congress on the goals and scope. But Obama’s intentions are unknown, so Congress should seize the initiative. The world is waiting for an American response to the beheading of James Foley and ISIS’s explicit threats to attack this country and

Senate panel didn’t interview key
intelligence figures for torture report
Washington Times, by John Solomon    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/25/2014 9:47:08 PM     Post Reply
Eleven years after the CIA last waterboarded a terror suspect, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is moving to uncloak its secret report on America’s use of enhanced interrogation techniques in the early years of the war on terrorism, and the U.S. intelligence community is preparing to fight back. Current and former intelligence officials told The Washington Times they are furious that the Senate panel, headed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, did not interview the senior managers of the interrogation program launched after the Sept. 11 attacks or the CIA directors who oversaw it.

CBC members push police czar idea
Politico, by Lucy McCalmont    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/25/2014 9:43:09 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Elijah Cummings, along with other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama, urging the administration to pursue changes to local law enforcement structure to “prevent more Fergusons,” including a federal czar to oversee local law enforcement. “The administration must quickly establish a national commission to review existing police policies and practices,” the letter reads. “And identify the best policies and practices that can prevent more Fergusons and vastly improve policing in communities across the nation.” In addition to the commission, the letter calls for the appointment of a federal czar within the Justice

Harvard Law Professor: Ferguson
Shooting ‘Just Like’ King Assassination,
‘Even Worse’ Than Emmett Till
National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Emerson- 8/25/2014 9:07:26 PM     Post Reply
Harvard Law School professor Charles Ogletree grouped the shooting of Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., earlier this month, with two of the most monumental deaths American civil-rights history on MSNBC. Ogletree, a renowned legal scholar who taught President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama during their time in Cambridge, described the state of affairs following Brown’s funeral as being “just like the assassination of” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968. “This reminds us of exactly what happened years ago when I was a young kid to the great man Emmett Till,

  


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Try Harder
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/25/2014 9:01:53 PM     Post Reply
The big news in Europe is the dissolution of the French government as various left-wing government factions try to blame each other for the abysmal condition of their economy. ‘French economy going nowhere: now on track for nine straight months of zero growth’, writes the Telegraph. The problem, says Hollande’s critics, is that he isn’t socialist enough. “Two senior left-wing French cabinet ministers have broken ranks with the President, François Hollande, and demanded that Paris abandon the ‘forced march’ of public-spending cuts in Europe.” They warned that unless France did something drastic, like spend more government money, things would fall

Obama Sends Top ‘Get Out the
Vote’ Operative to Brown Funeral
Gateway Pundit, by Kristinn Taylor    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/25/2014 8:26:34 PM     Post Reply
Marlon Marshall, a St. Louis native who just happens to be an experienced get out the vote operative for President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party, was sent by Obama as part of the White House’s three person, all-black delegation to the Monday funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18 year old black robber shot in a confrontation by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9. Coincidentally, Politico reported a call to mourners to register to vote was made during the funeral service. “Other speakers at the funeral included Benjamin Crump, the lawyer who will represent the Brown family

Democratic Congressman: Slaveholding
States Became Tea Party, Oppose Obama
Because Of His Race
BuzzFeed, by Andrew Kaczynski    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/25/2014 8:19:56 PM     Post Reply
Democratic New York Rep. Charlie Rangel stood by earlier comments that Republican opposition to President Obama is in part based upon his race, and added in an interview with C-SPAN’s Q&A that slaveholding states became Tea Party states. “I have been requested not to talk about that too much,” Rangel said in the interview, when asked about his previous remark. “I think the reason for it is that it is just too darn obvious as to what it is all about.” “I think if you take a look and see which counties and which Congressional districts, which areas of the United States had the most prejudice, it would be the slaveholding states,” he continued.

Luis Gutiérrez Is Basically
Giggling with Excitement about
Obama’s Executive Amnesty Plans
National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/25/2014 8:16:09 PM     Post Reply
“Huge,” “bold,” and “unprecedented” is how a thrilled Representative Luis Gutiérrez (D., Ill.) described reports that the Obama administration is considering granting legal status to up to 5 million illegal immigrants. He’s especially excited, he said, because the White House is actually trying to downplay the significance of the huge measure. “It’s music to my ears” said Gutiérrez, one of the leading voices in the House to pass comprehensive immigration reform, on MSNBC. Last month, he predicted that as many as 5 million people might gain status if President Obama opts to take unilateral action. Gutiérrez urged communities to take

Sharpton blasts police at Brown funeral
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Jesse Byrnes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/25/2014 8:06:28 PM     Post Reply
Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a eulogy at slain teenager Michael Brown’s funeral in St. Louis Monday, saying it was “time to deal with policing” and questioning the use of military equipment and tactics by local cops. Sharpton blasted the practice of sending surplus military equipment to local police forces, when “we don´t have money for training and public education and money to train our children.” Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a eulogy at slain teenager Michael Brown’s funeral in St. Louis Monday, saying it was “time to deal with policing” and questioning the use of military equipment and tactics by local cops. Sharpton

  



Al Sharpton: Clintons Betrayed
Us By Insulting Sister Souljah
Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/25/2014 7:58:54 PM     Post Reply
Al Sharpton may be reveling in his close relationship with President Obama, but the controversial activist is also taking time to highlight his differences with the Clinton family as Hillary Clinton explores a presidential run. “We’ve agreed and disagreed, but I have a lot of respect for her,” Sharpton told The New York Times. Sharpton suggested that he still felt betrayed by President Bill Clinton after his Sister Souljah moment. “I fell out with President Clinton when I felt he insulted Rev. Jackson and Sister Souljah,” he said, adding that he and the Clintons “had good and bad days.” During

Poll: Majorities of Black and
White People Think They Get
Along Just Fine
Mediaite, by Eddie Scarry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/25/2014 7:55:35 PM     Post Reply
Amid the hysteria over the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., it might be lost that most black and white Americans believe they’re not out to get each other. A new Pew Research survey shows that 75 percent of whites and 64 percent of blacks say their groups get along together “pretty well” if not “very well.” It’s a bleaker view for Hispanics, 53 percent of whom say the same. Ferguson fell into the national media spotlight on Aug. 9 when Brown, who was unarmed and black,” was shot dead by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. A St. Louis grand jury is currently deliberating whether to charge Wilson of a crime.

Obama confuses the
TV world with the real one
Tribune Content Agency, LLC, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/25/2014 7:55:28 PM     Post Reply
Does the president think the world is a TV show? One of the things you learn watching television as a kid is that the hero wins. No matter how dire things look, the star is going to be OK. MacGyver always defuses the bomb with some saltwater taffy before the timer reaches zero. There was no way Fonzie was going to mess up his water-ski jump and get devoured by sharks. Life doesn’t actually work like that. That’s one reason HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is so compelling. Despite being set in an absurd fantasy world of giants, dragons and ice zombies, it’s more realistic than a lot of dramas set in a more plausible universe in at least one regard.

Feds Creating Database to Track
‘Hate Speech’ on Twitter
Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/25/2014 7:52:40 PM     Post Reply
The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter. The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online. The “Truthy” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution.” The university has received $919,917 so far for the project. “The project stands to benefit both the research community and the public significantly,” the grant states. “Our data

Islamic State might have taken
advanced MANPADS from Syrian airfield
Washington Post, by Thomas Gibbons-Neff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/25/2014 7:49:41 PM     Post Reply
Islamic State militants stormed a Syrian airbase over the weekend, routing the remaining elements of the country’s army from northern Raqqah province and reportedly seizing a cache of shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles. The seizure of Tabqa air base, while not the first installation of its type to fall to militants, highlights the Islamic State’s gains in the region and the group’s continued pilfering of advanced military equipment, particularly the surface-to-air missile systems known as MANPADS, short for Man Portable Air Defense Systems. Matt Schroeder, a senior researcher at the Switzerland-based research group Small Arms Survey and author of a recent report

Princeton Professor Robert P.
George Authors Bipartisan
Petition Calling Upon Obama
Admin to Destroy Islamic State
Breitbart Big Peace, by Jordan Schachtel    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/25/2014 7:46:11 PM     Post Reply
Princeton University Professor and world-renowned intellectual Dr. Robert P. George authored a petition calling upon President Obama and Congress to not stop, not contain, but destroy the Islamic State terror group. Dr. George has been called by The New York Times the most influential conservative Christian thinker in the United States. The petition is available on IraqRescue.org and features the signatures of prominent intellectuals, academics, and subject matter experts – individuals such as Dr. Russell Moore, President of the Ethics and Liberty Commission, and Benjamin Carson, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins. The petition is a bipartisan document

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