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Obama Pursuing Climate
Accord in Lieu of Treaty
New York Times, by Coral Davenport    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/26/2014 9:49:42 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress. In preparation for this agreement, to be signed at a United Nations summit meeting in 2015 in Paris, the negotiators are meeting with diplomats from other countries to broker a deal to commit some of the world’s largest economies to enact laws to reduce their carbon pollution. But under the Constitution, a president may enter into a legally binding treaty only if it is approved by a two-thirds majority of the

U.N. Draft Report Lists
Unchecked Emissions’ Risks
New York Times, by Justin Gillis    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/26/2014 9:49:35 PM     Post Reply
Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the risk of “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts” over the coming decades, according to a draft of a major new United Nations report. Global warming is already cutting grain production by several percentage points, the report found, and that could grow much worse if emissions continue unchecked. Higher seas, devastating heat waves, torrential rain and other climate extremes are also being felt around the world as a result of human-produced emissions, the draft report said, and those problems are likely to

A climate for change: The
EPA’s limits on emissions are
important but not enough
Washington Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/26/2014 9:42:58 PM     Post Reply
THE COUNTRY is about to see its fiercest climate-change battle. After years of congressional inaction, President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency is applying new rules to curb greenhouse-gas emissions from cars, trucks and — most controversially — power plants, the biggest national emitters. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said he will try to restrict the EPA if Republicans take over the Senate. Mr. Obama’s executive actions will be an issue in the 2016 presidential campaign. The EPA has drawn up the best possible policy framework under current law, and it is much better than nothing. Congress should not weaken

  


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Lincoln Center Metropolitan Opera
to Produce “Death of Klinghoffer”
On How He Deserved to Die (Video)
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/26/2014 9:36:23 PM     Post Reply
The Lincoln Center’s Metropolitan Opera plans to produce “The Death of Klinghoffer” this fall. The opera romanticizes violence and terrorism against Jews. Leon Klinghoffer was a disabled American appliance manufacturer who was murdered and thrown overboard by Palestinian terrorists who hijacked the cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985. They rolled him right off the ship. Now the Lincoln Center is running an opera justifying his death. Stand up to this inappropriate whitewashing of terrorism, email Peter Gelb at pgelb@metopera.org or call (212) 799-3100. Allen B. West reported: What do you think? Do you think if I write a thought-provoking, probingly-artistic contemporary opera on the

Mexican President to CA Legislature:
´I Believe that Most of You Speak Spanish´
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/26/2014 9:34:44 PM     Post Reply
On Tuesday, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto was pretty confident that most California state legislators would not need a translator to understand his remarks. Before he addressed the California State Legislature, Peña Nieto said, "I believe that most of you speak Spanish." He then said since he speaks "better Spanish than English," he would begin his address in Spanish. Peña Nieto thanked Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature for recognizing Mexican migrants and passing legislation that benefits illegal immigrants--like giving them driver´s licenses and access to in-state tuition. He said he wanted to say "thank you" for all that California has

Beverly Hills film producer on way to Emmy´s
party mistaken for bank robber handcuffed
on curb and held by police for six hours
until they realized their mistake
Daily Mail [UK], by James Nye    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/26/2014 9:19:07 PM     Post Reply
A film and television producer on the way to an Emmy´s pre-party on Friday says he was wrongly held for six hours by officers of the Beverly Hills police force who claimed he ´fit the description´ of a black bank robber. Harvard graduate Charles Belk, 51, uploaded a photograph to Facebook of himself handcuffed and sitting on a curb with two officers standing over him after he was pulled over as he left a restaurant to top up a parking meter. The award-winning executive says he was swarmed on Wilshire Boulevard by officers and not told why he had been arrested and

Video: Iron Dome intercepts
15 Hamas rockets in less than
one minute; Update: Extended
ceasefire reached
Hot Air, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/26/2014 9:10:30 PM     Post Reply
The racially-fraught unrest in Ferguson, coupled with the prospect of an expanded US military campaign in Iraq and Syria, has shoved Israel’s conflict with Hamas onto the American media’s back-burner. That doesn’t mean that the hostilities have concluded. Not by long shot [see update]. The IDF tweeted on Sunday that terrorists in Gaza had fired more than 135 rockets over a 24-hour span, with the bombardment continuing into today — killing at least one Israeli civilian, and wounding “several others.” Five civilians in Israel have now been murdered by Hamas in this war, which is now 50 days old, including

  


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After fatal shooting of panhandler in wheelchair,
driver leads police on I-95 chase
Miami Herald [FL], by Charles Rabin    Original Article
Posted By: JoElla Bee- 8/26/2014 9:01:30 PM     Post Reply
A driver pulled up to a ramp onto Interstate 95, got out, pumped several bullets into a popular panhandler in a wheelchair, then sped away — leading police on a 20-minute chase on residential streets and Interstate 95 before he was captured. Miami-Dade police took the shooter into custody before noon Tuesday, but did not release a name or give a motive for the killing, which took place at the southbound ramp from Northwest 95th Street to I-95. “He got out of the car, approached him and shot at him several times,” said Detective Alvaro Zabaleta, a Miami-Dade police spokesman.

Al Gore asking Democrats for
money because of climate change
Washington Examiner, by Zack Colman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/26/2014 8:59:35 PM     Post Reply
What do you get when you combine Al Gore, climate change and a Bob Dylan quote? A Democratic National Committee fundraising email. The former vice president was the nominal "sender" of a blast email Tuesday touting President Obama´s push to address climate change, largely through a proposal to limit carbon emissions from power plants. The email also slammed lawmakers who deny or are skeptical of the scientific consensus that humans drive climate change, largely through burning fossil fuels. "[Y]ou and I both know there are still a lot of deniers out there. The time for leadership in the face of

New York Times Refuses To Endorse
Cuomo In Democratic Primary
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/26/2014 8:55:37 PM     Post Reply
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Times on Tuesday declined to endorse Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, claiming he “resisted and even shut down opportunities to fix” a state government controlled by big money. The newspaper’s editorial board noted that when he campaigned for his first term as governor four years ago, Cuomo said “Job 1” would be to clean up Albany and “make the government work for the people.” But the Times accused Cuomo of failing to live up to that promise. The paper said his first budget cut education by $1.5 billion, and that he also

La Raza: Five Million The ´Floor´ Of
What We Want To See Obama Do
Breitbart Big Government, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/26/2014 8:36:03 PM     Post Reply
The White House has indicated that President Obama will take some kind of executive action on immigration at the end of summer, but the administration has been tight-lipped about the specifics of such a move. Reports have indicated that the executive action could provide legalization for some five million undocumented immigrants already in the United States – something Lisa Navarrete, adviser to the president of La Raza, explained to Breitbart News in a Tuesday interview would be welcome but really the “floor” number of what her group is looking to accomplish. “We have been very clear with the President that

  


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´Irreversible change´ more likely as
emissions rise, says UN draft report
Washington Examiner, by Zack Colman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/26/2014 8:22:55 PM     Post Reply
The effects of climate change will grow more severe as greenhouse gas emissions rise, according to a draft United Nations report. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned the "risk of abrupt and irreversible change increases as the magnitude of the warming increases," according to a New York Times account of the draft, which could change before its expected final release in November. Nations are looking to secure commitments at U.N.-hosted climate talks next year in Paris to restrain enough greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 to prevent a 2 degrees Celsius global temperature rise by the end of the century. An overwhelming

Former HHS Cyber Security
Director Convicted For Child Porn
Daily Caller, by Tristyn Bloom    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/26/2014 8:14:04 PM     Post Reply
Former acting director of cyber security for the Department of Health and Human Services Timothy DeFoggi was convicted for a myriad of gruesome child pornography charges Tuesday, the Department of Justice announced. DeFoggi, who had top security clearance in his capacity as cyber security director, first joined the child pornography website PedoBook in March 2012. The Omaha World-Herald reported that he was arrested in April of last year, when law enforcement officials serving a search warrant found him downloading child pornography in his home. In addition to viewing and soliciting child pornography, reportedly asking another member of the site whether

Mexican President Visiting
California Stays Mum On Case
Of U.S. Marine Jailed In Tijuana
Fox News Latino & Associated Press, by Elizabeth Llorente    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/26/2014 8:01:33 PM     Post Reply
At a luncheon in his honor in Sacramento, California, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto lauded Monday the strong bonds between his country and the Golden State. He praised California and its governor, Jerry Brown, for their support for immigrants, regardless of their status. But Peña Nieto stayed clear of one topic that scores of protesters across the street from the historic Stanford Mansion were waiting for him to address — Mexico´s incarceration of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who has been held in a Tijuana jail since April after allegedly crossing the border with weapons.

Washington prepares to attack
Islamic State targets in Syria
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Michael Wilner    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/26/2014 7:57:14 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON – The United States intelligence and defense communities are preparing a long list of possible military targets in Syria for President Barack Obama belonging to the Islamic State, a terrorist organization holding ground throughout eastern Syria and northern Iraq.The terrorist organization holds ground throughout eastern Syria and northern Iraq. The US government has stepped up its efforts to increase its knowledge of Islamic State activities and assets in and around Raqqa, the group’s nominal capital, after it finished taking over region in its entirety from the Assad government last week.

  


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Another ObamaCare website suffers
delays, glitches ahead of launch date
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/26/2014 7:51:53 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON – Thought HealthCare.gov had problems? Another federal government-run website created under ObamaCare is suffering the same symptoms as the troubled federal health care exchange -- grappling with delays, data problems and other hiccups as the deadline to take it public nears. At issue is a database known as the Open Payments website. It was created under the Affordable Care Act to shed light on the financial ties between doctors and pharmaceutical companies as well as device manufacturers. The transparency initiative is supposed to include detailed information about drug payments made by doctors as well as the value of gifts and services given

As Libyan Chaos Deepens, US and
Europeans Condemn Airstrikes
Against Islamists
Cybercast News Service, by Patrick Goodenough    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/26/2014 7:41:34 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. joined four European partners on Monday condemning the escalation of violence in Libya, where Islamists seized control of Tripoli’s airport at the weekend, but also criticized airstrikes against those same Islamists, although without identifying the source of the air attacks. While forces led by a renegade Libyan general fighting the Islamists, Khalifa Hifter, claimed responsibility for the airstrikes, U.S. officials pointed a finger at Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). U.S. officials told the New York Times that the Obama administration had been surprised by the strikes by Egypt and the UAE, which had not coordinated their action with

Michelle Obama’s World – We Control
Any Space We Occupy And We Occupy
Any Space We Choose – Deal With It…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/26/2014 7:29:30 PM     Post Reply
The leftist media have inflated the ego of the current regime… It’s how you get a Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing noble or prize worthy. Vocativ was on Martha’s Vineyard over the weekend to film a piece about the African-American community on the island. While we were shooting on Beach Road, one of the busiest thoroughfares on the Vineyard, the Secret Service approached and asked us to switch off our camera for 15 minutes. A moment later, first lady Michelle Obama power walked by our crew. She was out for some exercise with a small group—and a serious security

Muslim Activists Demand Overhaul of
All U.S. Law Enforcement Training
Judicial Watch, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/26/2014 7:06:56 PM     Post Reply
Islamic activists that strong-armed the FBI to purge anti-terrorism training material considered “offensive” to Muslims have made their next wave of demands, which include an overhaul in the way all law enforcement officers are trained in the United States. The coalition of influential and politically-connected Muslim rights groups is demanding that the Obama administration implement a mandatory retraining program for all federal, state and local law enforcement officials who may have been subjected to materials they deem “biased and discriminatory” against Muslims. There must also be an audit of all federal law enforcement and intelligence gathering training and educational materials to

Lois Lerner´s Blackberry deliberately
destroyed after start of congressional
probe: IRS lawyer
Fox News, by Doug McKelway    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/26/2014 6:52:33 PM     Post Reply
Lois Lerner’s Blackberry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups, a senior IRS lawyer acknowledged in a sworn declaration. Thomas Kane, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for the IRS, wrote in the declaration, part of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the IRS, that the Blackberry was "removed or wiped clean of any sensitive or proprietary information and removed as scrap for disposal in June 2012." That date - June 2012 - is significant because by that time, ex-IRS official Lerner had already been summoned before congressional staffers who interviewed her about

  



Florida school district replaces
football chaplains with "life coaches"
Fox News, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/26/2014 6:45:56 PM     Post Reply
Troy Schmidt’s jaw dropped. A few minutes before, he had been preparing to start his seventh year as chaplain for the Olympia High School football team in Florida. But now, those plans had been changed – radically changed. “I received a call from the coach,” Schmidt told me. “He said Orange County Public Schools is no longer allowed to have chaplains as a part of the football program.”

What Obama doesn’t get about
the Islamic State
Washington Post, by Marc A. Thiessen    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 8/26/2014 6:36:40 PM     Post Reply
A day before the Islamic State released a video of the brutal execution of American journalist James Foley, President Obama declared at a White House news conference that defeating the Islamic State was not his responsibility. “We’re not the Iraqi military, we’re not even the Iraqi air force,” Obama said, adding “I am the commander in chief of the United States armed forces, and Iraq is gonna have to ultimately provide for its own security.” That attitude — that refusal to lead — is precisely why the Islamic State has been able to take control of a swath of the Middle

Environmentalists Try To Connect
Ferguson And ‘Climate Crisis’
Daily Caller, by Michael Bastasch    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/26/2014 6:23:36 PM     Post Reply
Frequently criticized for being insufficiently diverse, environmentalists are trying to draw parallels between the crisis erupting in Ferguson, Missouri and global warming. “It was not hard for me to make the connection between the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, and the catalyst for my work to stop the climate crisis,” writes Deirdre Smith, strategic partnership coordinator for the environmental group 350.org. Smith ties the “institutional neglect of vulnerable communities in crisis” into the environmental movement’s war against fossil fuels, which she claims hit minority communities the hardest. “To me, the connection between militarized state violence, racism, and climate change was common-sense and intuitive,” she

DEA payments to Amtrak
employee being investigated
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/26/2014 6:11:22 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON - Hundreds of thousands of dollars in alleged payments by Drug Enforcement Administration personnel to an Amtrak employee are being investigated by the Justice Department inspector general´s office. The announcement by Jay Lerner, a spokesman for the IG´s office, follows the disclosure by Amtrak´s inspector general that DEA paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over nearly 20 years to obtain confidential information about train passengers that the drug-fighting agency could have lawfully obtained for free through a law enforcement network. The Amtrak IG´s report says that under a joint drug enforcement task force that includes the DEA and Amtrak´s own

Officials: Girl accidentally kills gun instructor
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/26/2014 6:06:53 PM     Post Reply
DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. - A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday. Charles Vacca, 39, of Lake Havasu City, died Monday shortly after being airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Mohave County sheriff´s officials said. Vacca was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head, investigators said. Authorities said the girl was at the shooting range with her parents. Her name was

Cannabis-infused fizzy
drinks on sale in US
Telegraph [UK], by Raf Sanchez    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/26/2014 6:01:08 PM     Post Reply
A cannabis-infused fizzy drink is now on sale in the state of Washington as part of the ever-expanding US market for legal pot products. Less than two months after recreational cannabis became legal in the west coast state, Washingtonians can now get their highs out of a soda bottle. The drinks, called Legal, come in cherry, lemon and pomegranate flavours but are all infused with 10mg of liquid cannabis. The drinks cost around $10 (£6). They are being marketed as a gentler alternative to smoking that could be attractive to those still wary about cannabis. "It´s much more approachable, as opposed to ´Hey, mom

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