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No Longer Even “Leading From Behind,”
Obama Is Out Of the Loop in Libya
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/27/2014 8:41:03 AM     Post Reply
Egypt and the United Arab Emirates carried out airstrikes in Tripoli this weekend against the Islamist militants who were in the process of taking control of that city and its airport. The airstrikes appear to have failed to prevent that takeover. The government of Libya is, in the words of its ambassador to Egypt, “unable to protect its institutions, its airports, and natural resources, especially the oil fields.” Moreover, the U.S., which was unable to protect its personnel in Benghazi and has abandoned its embassy in Tripoli, isn’t about to help. Indeed, as Simon Henderson of Washington Institute for Near East Policy

IRS ethics lawyer facing possible
disbarment, accused of lying
Washington Times, by Jim McElhatton    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 8/27/2014 8:37:52 AM     Post Reply
A lawyer in the IRS ethics office is facing the possibility of being disbarred, according to records that accuse her of lying to a court-appointed board and hiding what she’d done with money from a settlement that was supposed to go to two medical providers who had treated her client. The disciplinary arm of the D.C. Court of Appeals has recommended that Takisha McGee, a section manager in the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, lose her law license over the charge, which stems from a personal injury case she worked about a year before she joined the tax agency.

Gov. Bobby Jindal to sue Obama
administration on Common Core
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/27/2014 8:24:10 AM     Post Reply
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said he was filing a lawsuit on Wednesday against the Obama administration over alleged manipulation of grant money to force states to accept Common Core as their school standards. Mr. Jindal is also accusing the White House of manipulating the regulatory process to compel states to take the much-disputed educational program, The Associated Press reported. The U.S. Department of Education used its $4.3 billion grant program and waiver policy to press states into accepting the same educational testing and standards program. Mr. Jindal said that action “effectively forces states down a path toward a national curriculum,” which violates

  


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Au revoir, France
American Thinker, by Carol Brown    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 8/27/2014 8:13:42 AM     Post Reply
If you ever doubted the direction France is headed, you need doubt no more. The headline reads: “One in six French people say they support ISIS” (snip) So, to recap: Muslims comprise 6.5% of the population in France. (This minority wreaks a lot of havoc, no?) They are “disgruntled.” (What’s new?) The terror state of Qatar is investing massive amounts of money in France. (What could go wrong?) One if six people in France support ISIS. (Gee, I wonder what the demographics of that group are?) French Muslims voted in droves for a socialist president.

Embracing the Obvious Truth
FrontPage, by Caroline Glick    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/27/2014 7:57:31 AM     Post Reply
It isn’t hard to understand the truth about Israel and Hamas. (Snip) The greatest threat to faux reporters like the New York Times Israel bureau chief Jodi Rudoren and her colleagues are people who refuse to accept their distortions and insist that the truth be told. The most dangerous of the truth tellers are the non- Jews who stand up for Israel. This week, former British Labour MP Denis MacShane published an op-ed in Haaretz where he spoke to this point. MacShane argued that for Israel to win the information war being waged against it must cultivate non-Jewish defenders.

When the U.S. abdicates,
disaster usually follows
Wall Street Journal, by Philip Terzian    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 8/27/2014 7:50:13 AM     Post Reply
The gradual disintegration of Iraq has prompted any number of backward glances: At President Obama and his policies; at the stewardship of Iraq´s now ex-Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ; at the forces of religion and tribalism. My own backward glance is to January 2008, and the early stages of the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. At a town meeting in New Hampshire, candidate Sen. John McCain was asked to comment on President George W. Bush´s assertion that American troops might have to remain in Iraq for 50 years.

Obama’s Third Term? The historical
urge that could hurt Hillary
Fox News, by Howard Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/27/2014 7:48:45 AM     Post Reply
For all the talk about Hillary Clinton hugging it out and Hillary Clinton’s dead-broke comment and Hillary Clinton bringing Bill back to the White House, I’ve long felt that there is a sleeper issue in play for 2016: Will voters want to give Democrats control of the White House for 12 straight years? The country has shown a natural tendency to rotate the presidency between the parties, at least for the last 60 years. And no matter how much Hillary distances herself from President Obama, that will cast a bit of a shadow over her campaign, in my view. I think much of

  


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Brokaw, execs fuming
over NBC chief’s remark
Page Six, by Emily Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/27/2014 7:46:52 AM     Post Reply
NBC News president Deborah Turness had to apologize after infuriating top execs and talent by announcing the network news organization had been asleep for 15 years. Turness, who came to the job from Britain’s ITV News one year ago, dropped the tactless clanger in a New York Times interview on Sunday, saying, “NBC News hadn’t kept up with the times in all sorts of ways, for maybe 15 years .?.?. I think the organization had gone to sleep.” Sources tell us Tom Brokaw, managing editor and anchor of NBC’s “Nightly News” from 1982 until 2004, Turness’ predecessor Steve Capus (NBC News president

Hidden Video Of Dorian Johnson (Mike
Brown Accomplice) Within The Crowd
– Prior To Talking To Media/Authorities…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/27/2014 7:04:54 AM     Post Reply
CROWDSOURCING REQUEST – Located within this inital media feed video of the Ferguson shooting various rumors and speculations can be dispelled: 1. The Reporter outlines how several (5 or 6) shots were fired after the arrival of the media. Hence the initial problem for the Police securing, and processing, the crime scene. This was part of the delay in morgue body recovery. 2. Clearly you can see Officer Darren Wilson’s POLICE SUV being removed by flatbed tow truck as it was evidence in the shooting. 3. Almost every “eye witness”, as well as Dorian’s mom, can be seen (albeit quickly) in a group

Errant gun fire from
Syria wounds IDF officer
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff, Yaakov Lappin    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/27/2014 6:54:52 AM     Post Reply
An IDF officer was lightly-to-moderately wounded Wednesday by apparent errant gun fire emanating from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, where rebels and forces loyal to the Damascus regime are embroiled in a civil war. The wounded officer was airlifted to Rambam Medical Center in Haifa for medical treatment. Earlier Wednesday, the IDF instructed farmers and civilians to stay away from the border with Syria on the Golan Heights after intense fighting flared between the Syrian army and rebels in the Quneitra crossing region. Explosions from the fighting in Syria were audible in the Israeli Golan Heights. The IDF said

Reports: Conservative-Bashers Steve Schmidt,
Henry Barbour Advising Rick Perry
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 8/27/2014 6:44:03 AM     Post Reply
Texas Governor Rick Perry has reportedly aligned himself with two of the most infamous Republican establishment operatives known for trashing conservatives. Perry is working with Henry Barbour, whom conservatives want the Republican National Committee to censure for his group´s smearing of conservatives in the Mississippi Senate runoff, and Steve Schmidt, who has elevated his profile by maligning conservatives, especially former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Politico´s Maggie Haberman reported on Tuesday that Schmidt, the infamous hack from Sen. John McCain´s 2008 presidential campaign whose gamble to go "all-in" and suspend the campaign during the financial crisis turned up snake eyes, "has

  


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Warren Buffett will pay $3B for
Burger King to buy Tim Hortons —
and avoid U.S. taxes
New York Daily News, by Robert Dominguez , Corky Siemaszko    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/27/2014 6:17:02 AM     Post Reply
President Obama’s favorite billionaire has thrown him under the Burger King bus. Warren Buffett stuck one of his big Midas thumbs in Obama’s eye Tuesday by agreeing to pony-up $3 billion so the hamburger chain can buy a Canadian doughnut outfit — and avoid paying millions in U.S. corporate taxes by moving part of its headquarters to Ontario. Buffett made the move just a month after Obama denounced “inversion” tactics like this as an “unpatriotic tax loophole” and ordered regulatory changes to curb them. The White House declined to discuss this flame-broiled whopper of an embarrassment Tuesday.

Doug Ducey must unite
GOP after bruising primary
Associated Press, by Bob Christie    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/27/2014 6:11:16 AM     Post Reply
PHOENIX — State treasurer and former ice cream chain CEO Doug Ducey campaigned from the middle and the far right, deftly gaining support from the business community and tea party supporters in his bid to win the Republican primary for Arizona governor. Now the victor will need to unite a party fractured by a bitter six-way primary and move back to the middle if he is to defeat a moderate Democrat in the November general election. Ducey rode to an easy victory with a campaign that focused on his blend of government and business experience in serving as a state official

Hormone ´protects brains
of premature babies´
BBC News, by Helen Briggs    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/27/2014 6:03:57 AM     Post Reply
The hormone erythropoietin (EPO) could prevent brain injuries in very premature babies, a study suggests. Brain scans show EPO - used illegally by athletes to boost performance - may help infants when given after birth. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, involved almost 500 babies born between 26 and 31 weeks in Switzerland. The researchers are calling for wider trials of the hormone, which is already given to some babies to treat anaemia. Erythropoietin is a hormone that stimulates production of red blood cells.

Miley Cyrus´ date
wanted by US police
Press Trust of India, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/27/2014 5:56:26 AM     Post Reply
The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon. Jesse Helt, 22, was arrested on charges of criminal mischief, criminal trespass and burglary in 2010. According to court records, he broke into the apartment of a man who had been selling what Helt believed to be bad marijuana. Helt, who was 18 at the time, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief and criminal trespass, both misdemeanors, and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and probation. The arrest warrant was issued in November 2011 after he violated

  


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Buffett Burger King Funds Flip
Obama’s Inversion Calculus
Bloomberg News, by Jonathan Allen*    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/27/2014 5:43:23 AM     Post Reply
Billionaire Warren Buffett was an ally of President Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign and the force behind Obama’s “Buffett Rule,” designed to increase tax bills for the wealthiest Americans. Now, the second-richest man in the U.S. has dented Obama’s effort to stamp out corporate inversions. Buffett’s financing of Burger King Worldwide Inc.’s $11.4 billion purchase of the Canadian fast-food chain Tim Hortons Inc. challenges Obama’s argument that inversions are unpatriotic and gives defenders of the practice leverage to make their case.

Is the Obama crew smart
enough to defeat ISIS?
Washington Examiner [DC], by Mark Tapscott    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/27/2014 5:29:34 AM     Post Reply
American outrage over the gruesome murder of journalist James Foley has prompted the appearance of a reversal of President Obama´s "leading from behind" foreign policy strategy, especially in the Middle East. For months before, as ISIS rolled out of Syria and across Iraq, leaving a trail of horror in its wake all the way near Baghdad, Obama seemed content to leave the Iraqis to their fate. He made new U.S. assistance, for example, contingent on Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki´s agreement to step aside in favor of a more inclusive government with support from Shias, Sunnis, Christians and Kurds. ISIS threatens America But the

CNN Hypes Audio Recording of Gunshots
Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/27/2014 5:24:32 AM     Post Reply
CNN has obtained and published an audio recording of a Ferguson, Missouri man engaged in what sounds like a sex chat with a woman. In the midst of it, you can hear gun shots in the background. These are presumed to be, although CNN says repeatedly that it has not verified the recording, the sounds of Officer Darren Wilson shooting Michael Brown. Erik Wemple relates the story behind the recording. Various observers, including CNN’s talking heads, have tried to attach great significance to the audio recording. CNN, promoting the recording as if it were a Blowup-type moment, recruited an audio expert

Call the Islamic State What It Is: Evil
National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/27/2014 5:18:22 AM     Post Reply
I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term “evildoers” to describe al-Qaeda and other terrorists. A lot of other people objected as well, but for different reasons. I didn’t like the term because it always sounded to me like he was saying “evil Dewar’s,” as in the blended Scotch. (This always made some of Bush’s statements chuckle-worthy — “We will not rest until we find the evil Dewar’s!”) I prefer single malts, but “evil” always seemed unduly harsh. The more common objection to “evildoers” was that it was, variously, simplistic, Manichean, imperialistic, cartoonish, etc. “Perhaps without even realizing it,”

Taxpayer-Funded Millionaire
Fails to Comprehend the World
Washington Free Beacon, by Andrew Stiles    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/27/2014 5:14:11 AM     Post Reply
Millionaire and public intellectual Paul Krugman takes homes a $225,000 salary (to do no actual work) from the publicly funded City University of New York. And that’s only a fraction of his total earnings, which include a six-figure salary from the New York Times, where he writes columns that regurgitate Democratic Party talking points in an authoritative voice. Krugman’s latest is an attack on Gov. Rick Perry (R., Texas), who just took an exceedingly handsome mug shot and may run for president in 2016. Perry is also the governor of the state that leads the nation in job growth, a

  



Justice Dept. Opens New
Asylum Gate For Guatemalans
Daily Caller, by Neil Munro    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/27/2014 5:10:17 AM     Post Reply
The Department of Justice’s board of immigration appeals has decided to let Guatemalan women win asylum in the United States if they claim to be victims of domestic violence. The decision creates a huge new incentive for Guatemalan women to cross the U.S. border, because if their asylum claim is accepted, their children get U.S. citizenship, plus the use of federal health, education and retirement programs, regardless of their initial education and work skills. The new decision also means that many of the Guatemalan women who have already crossed the border this year have a new claim for asylum. “Under this breaking decision

Take back the seatback!
The great legroom battle of 2014.
Washington Post, by Alexandra Petri    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/27/2014 5:00:43 AM     Post Reply
As a society, over the past thousand-odd years, we have progressed a great deal. We no longer use medieval torture implements to punish heretics, confining them in small spaces and prodding them in the vital regions and pressing them with weights until their organs give way. Now we reserve these indignities for people who pay to travel on airplanes. The worst thing about air travel is that you cannot even complain about it without sounding like a hack comic from the 1980s. Anything is bearable so long as you can complain about it. But here this prerogative is denied us. Everything that

Now It´s Official
American Spectator, by Larry Thornberry    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/27/2014 4:57:23 AM     Post Reply
To the surprise of no one not on controlled substances, Rick Scott and Charlie Crist overcame weak primary opponents in a low turn-out election Tuesday to become the Republican and Democratic nominees for Florida governor. So it’s officially Mr. Sunshine against Mr. Clean (anyone who has seen Crist campaign and seen a picture of Scott will not question these sobriquets). Incumbent Scott was the choice of 88 percent of Republicans over two unknown vanity candidates. Florida Democrats demonstrated that they want the Florida governorship so badly — an office their party hasn’t held since 1994 — that they’re willing to run

Holder’s police-shooting hypocrisy
Washington Times, by James Bovard    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/27/2014 4:53:26 AM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is enjoying a tidal wave of laudatory press coverage for his activism on the Ferguson, Mo., shooting and subsequent protests. In the 1990s, though, Mr. Holder ignored plenty of cases of District of Columbia black cops killing unarmed black civilians — even when policemen lied about the shootings. Mr. Holder was appointed in 1993 by President Clinton as U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia. At that time, D.C. police were killing more civilians than any other large city police force, based on population. The number of killings by D.C. police quadrupled between 1989 and

Obama amnesty plan
could hurt Democrats
Boston Herald, by Kimberly Atkins    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/27/2014 4:50:18 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Panicked Democrats locked in tight midterm races as the party tries desperately to hold onto control of the Senate fear President Obama’s anticipated executive amnesty for about 5 million illegal immigrants may doom their re-election campaigns. New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who has seen her double-digit lead in the polls evaporate into a virtual dead heat with former Bay State U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, said any such move should be left up to Congress. Shaheen “would not support a piecemeal approach issued by executive order,” said her spokesman Shripal Shah, adding the Granite State incumbent “believes Congress must

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