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North Korea: Kim Jong-un´s Banker
Disappears in Russia with $5m
International Business Times, by Jack Moore    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/29/2014 7:21:42 AM     Post Reply
A top North Korean banker in charge of Kim Jong-un´s slush funds is seeking asylum after fleeing Russia with approximately $5m (£3.01m), a South Korea newspaper has reported. According to the JoongAng Ilbo daily, Yun Tae-Hyong, a senior official at North Korea´s Korea Daesong Bank, disappeared in the Russian port city of Nakhodka. "Currently he is seeking asylum in an (unspecified) foreign country", an unnamed source, quoted by JoongAng, said. A "well-informed" source told the South Korean outlet that the lucrative sum taken by Yun was stolen from the Daesong Bank. The South Korean outlet said that North Korea had

Wealthy New Yorkers moan
over Obama no-fly rule
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/29/2014 7:16:13 AM     Post Reply
President Obama flies to New York´s Westchester County Friday for a series of weekend fundraisers. The timing has upset some very wealthy and powerful New Yorkers, CBS News´ Michelle Miller reports. When Air Force One arrives, the FAA will put the skies over New York City on lockdown. Corporate planes and private charters, and their jet-setting passengers, will be the hardest hit, just in time for the start of Labor Day weekend. Mr. Obama´s no-fly zone will be from Friday afternoon and lasting all day Saturday. For the Wall Street titans who regularly depend on small planes like Whale Force One for their

Patriot Golf Day to raise funds
for veterans´ families
Tulsa World (OK), by Ken MacLeod    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/29/2014 7:13:11 AM     Post Reply
Golfers throughout the nation are encouraged to donate an extra dollar or more above their greens fees Friday through Monday as part of Patriot Golf Day, a major fundraiser for the families of military members who have been killed or disabled. A former F-16 pilot for the Oklahoma Air National Guard, Maj. Dan Rooney founded Patriot Golf Day seven years ago to raise funds for his Owasso-based Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides educational scholarships and assistance to the families of military members disabled or killed in service to the country. Folds of Honor has awarded a record-setting $10 million

  


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Obama’s ‘Iraqization’ of America
FrontPage, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/29/2014 7:02:48 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to Iraq, Obama lectures the Sunnis and the Shiites on getting along and forming a government that won’t exist for the sole benefit of a single group at the expense of the other. But in America he runs exactly that type of government. Iraqis are not stupid. They look at the news and they see Ferguson and Al Sharpton screaming at angry mobs and know that Obama is not practicing what he preaches to them. Obama may have forced out Maliki, but his own tribal politics are hard to distinguish from those of Maliki.

Lower corporate tax rates. Now.
Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/29/2014 7:00:03 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is highly exercised about “inversion,” the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the United States to benefit from lower tax rates abroad. Not fair, says Barack Obama. It’s taking advantage of an “unpatriotic tax loophole” that hardworking American families have to make up for by the sweat of their brow. His treasury secretary calls such behavior a violation of “economic patriotism.” Nice touch. Democrats used to wax indignant about having one’s patriotism questioned. Now they throw around the charge with abandon, tossing it at corporations that refuse

Democrats Wary of Benghazi Inquiry
Stretching Into ’16 Election Season
New York Times, by Jonathan Weisman, Jennifer Steinhauer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/29/2014 6:57:16 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — A House Republican-led investigation of the 2012 terrorist attack on an American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, will extend well into next year, and possibly beyond, raising concerns among Democrats that Republicans are trying to damage Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential prospects. Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican of South Carolina and the chairman of the House select committee on Benghazi, said his go-slow investigation was not motivated by politics. He said that he had gone out of his way to maintain good relations with Democrats on the committee, asking Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the panel’s ranking Democrat, to join him

Obama Administration Avoids the
Term ‘Invasion’; ´A Continuation,´
Obama Says
Cybercast News Service, by Patrick Goodenough    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/29/2014 6:53:50 AM     Post Reply
Ukraine’s U.N. envoy Oleksandr Pavlichenko says Russia’s military action -- sending tanks and troops across the border -- amounted to an “invasion,” although the Obama administration has not used that term. “Do you consider today´s escalation in Ukraine an invasion?” President Obama was asked during a press conference on Thursday. “I consider the actions that we’ve seen in the last week a continuation of what´s been taking place for months now,” he replied. At the State Department, a reporter observed that spokeswoman Jen Psaki had referred to Russia’s “direct intervention” and “incursion,” and asked her, “Why haven’t you referred to

  


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A Duck Dynasty Star Is Heading
to Dancing with the Stars
E! OnLine, by Lauren Piester    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/29/2014 6:48:21 AM     Post Reply
Does camouflage look good with sequins? We will soon find out because E! News can report Duck Dynasty´s Sadie Robertson is heading to Dancing With the Stars. Robertson, who is granddaughter of Duck patriarch Phil Robertson, is also a star in her own right with a YouTube channel and a dress line. ABC doesn´t comment on casting rumors, but the full cast for the new season will be revealed on Good Morning America on September 4. The cast of season 19 so far includes Olympian Lolo Jones, Pretty Little Liars´ Janel Parrish, and General Hospital Hunk Antonio Sabato Jr. Robertson, Parrish, Jones

Rick Perry: Flip Senate control
to GOP to solve problems
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2014 6:43:37 AM     Post Reply
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Republican Party must control Congress in order to solve national problems like immigration, Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, said Wednesday during a fundraiser for the South Carolina Republican Party. Despite recently being indicted on two felony counts of abuse of power, Perry visited the Palmetto State - the first Southern state to hold a primary during presidential elections - right after spending a few days in New Hampshire, which holds the second nominating contest in the country. In addition to the fundraiser, Perry had time to watch Texas A&M, his alma mater, take on the University of

Is the US committed to
the destruction of Isil?
Telegraph [UK], by Raf Sanchez    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/29/2014 6:37:33 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama came to the White House briefing room last night and conceded: "We don’t have a strategy yet" for confronting Isil. The remark is a gaffe in the classic sense: a clearly true statement that the politician who utters it immediately regrets. Republicans seized on the line as evidence of Mr Obama dithering in the face of the jihadist threat, and the President´s men raced to the airwaves to try to walk it back. But the fact is that despite more than 100 air strikes against Isil in Iraq since the beginning of August, the White House remains unable to field

Mohammed is most popular name in Oslo
The Local, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: wetenschapper- 8/29/2014 6:08:37 AM     Post Reply
Statistics Norway (Statistisk Sentralbyrå - SSB) has counted the population of Oslo and found that Mohammed is the most common male name in Oslo for the first time ever.Jørgen Ouren of SSB said to NRK: “It is very exciting.” Altogether 4,801 boys and men are named Mohammed or variations of Mohammed as their first name, and Mohammed has thereby passed both Jan (4,667) and Per (4,155).The name has spent four years in a row at the top of the list of baby names in Oslo, but this is the first time that Mohammed tops the men's name list for Oslo.

  


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Sam Kass, the Obamas’ Foodmaster General
New York Times, by Jennifer Steinhauer    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 8/29/2014 5:42:20 AM     Post Reply
Washington--Back in 2005, when President Obama was a mere freshman senator, his wife, Michelle, found herself overwhelmed with the stress of being a full-time working mother, largely alone in her Chicago home, with two daughters who got sick a little too often.(snip)In a demonstration of Mr. Kass’s closeness to the Obamas, Mr. Obama spent five hours in Mr. Kass’s Logan Circle apartment last week — in the middle of crises in Iraq, Ukraine and Ferguson, Mo. — ostensibly celebrating the chef’s last week as a bachelor. This weekend, the first family will attend Mr. Kass’s wedding, to Alex Wagner of

Rising (Maxine) Waters
Politico, by MJ Lee and Zachary Warmbrodt    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 8/29/2014 5:37:19 AM     Post Reply
Maxine Waters — the fiery liberal from Los Angeles known for calling House Republican leadership “demons” and threatening to nationalize oil companies — has gone from the scourge of Big Business to a sympathetic ally for corporate America. It’s no accident.Waters is executing this transformation by seizing on the growing divide between conservative Republicans and Big Business and leveraging her position as the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, where in the coming weeks she will play a role in the battles over extending a terrorism insurance program and the Export-Import Bank. A large part of her strategy

´No strategy´ a gift-wrapped gaffe
that could haunt Obama
Washington Examiner [DC], by Brian Hughes    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2014 5:29:48 AM     Post Reply
There are gaffes — and then there are gaffes. President Obama´s admission in a press conference Thursday that “we don’t have a strategy yet” for a broader confrontation with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is a real problem for the White House. Rather than the average inartful comment that disappears after a few news cycles, the no-strategy line could help cement charges that Obama lacks the competency to handle multiple crises at once. A central component of the GOP´s strategy for the midterms is to paint Obama as either overwhelmed by the challenges of his office or simply too detached to

Will Harry Reid Run?
Politico, by Jon Ralston    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/29/2014 5:25:17 AM     Post Reply
Forty years ago, a relatively unknown youngster had fought his way to a slight advantage over former Nevada Gov. Paul Laxalt. But the challenger felt he needed a coup de grâce, so he raised questions about Laxalt´s family finances, wondering about the provenance and propriety of certain funds. Laxalt responded by putting his sister out front to explain how she had lived her life with a vow of poverty: She was a nun. The outrage was palpable; Laxalt was elected by 624 votes. The loser in that 1974 race was 34-year-old Harry Reid, whose putative killer instinct had killed the messenger (i.e. himself),

  


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Good-Bye, Treaty
National Review Online, by Rupert Darwall    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2014 5:21:01 AM     Post Reply
‘I am speaking on behalf of the United States of America because my negotiators cannot,” Abigail Borah, a youth delegate to the 2011 Durban climate negotiations, yelled from the conference floor. “I am scared for my future,” she cried, silencing Todd Stern, the Obama administration’s chief climate negotiator. “We need an urgent path to a fair, ambitious, and legally binding treaty.” Now the Obama administration is signaling that there will be not be a new climate treaty. According to a report in Wednesday’s New York Times, the path to a treaty has come to an end, 14 months before the Paris

Russia Lies About Invading
Ukraine as It Invades Ukraine
Daily Beast, by Anna Nemtsova    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2014 5:14:35 AM     Post Reply
MOSCOW, Russia – Where U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have failed to make Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledge his ever-more-overt invasion of Ukraine and think about pulling back, Valentina Melnikova, the head of Russia’s famous Soldiers’ Mothers Committee, might just have a chance. Early Thursday morning, Melnikova started getting phone calls from Russian army bosses. All of them, from the deputy defense minister to the paratrooper division commanders, wanted to meet with the great matriarch of the Russian military. She had accused the entire high command, along with Commander-in-Chief Vladimir Putin of invading Ukraine and of committing

Remilitarize the World Police
Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2014 5:08:06 AM     Post Reply
F-16s grounded. Blackhawks covered in foam. Just two Army brigades combat ready. Half the cruiser fleet rendered inoperable. New nukes delayed—for two years. The percentage of the economy devoted to defense at pre-9/11 levels. Bipartisan experts terrified of the consequences. America’s deterrent—our ability to discourage and respond to aggression—is gone. It was thrown away. First, President Obama cut defense massively, constraining the Pentagon and hollowing out the force. He was helped not only by Democrats in Congress but also by Republicans, who agreed to the budget sequester in 2011. Democrats want more money for social programs; Republicans want to cut the

Man without a plan
New York Daily News, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2014 5:04:37 AM     Post Reply
Stating only the obvious, President Obama acknowledged Thursday that he is flummoxed at the moment as to how the U.S. should deal with ISIS, whose rampaging barbarians advertised the mass killing of roughly 100 prisoners shortly before he spoke. “We don’t have a strategy yet,” the President advised in a remark likely to indelibly stamp the remainder of his administration, because he offered no sign that the United States will have a sweeping anti-ISIS action plan in the foreseeable future. Obama freighted his latest press conference remarks about ISIS with so many conditions for applying U.S. military power that he has, in

No One Heard Anything Obama Just Said
Because His Tan Suit Was So Loud
Atlantic Wire, by Arit John    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/29/2014 4:59:30 AM     Post Reply
President Obama gave an important press conference today and even took questions from the press, but all of this was overshadowed by the fact that Obama debuted one of the ugliest suits in the history of this great nation. The gist of Obama´s statement was that we don´t have a strategy to defeat ISIL in Syria yet. He also touched on Ukraine/Russia relations and the child migrant crisis. But instead of debating the validity of our foreign policy in the Middle East, Eastern Europe or Central America, Twitter abandoned its usually academic tone to focus on whether the tan (or

  



Criminalizing Conservatism
American Spectator, by Jon Cassidy    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2014 4:55:57 AM     Post Reply
Wisconsin has created a new type of political supervillain by combining the most reprehensible attributes of this nation’s two most infamous ogres of the last century — Joseph McCarthy and Richard Nixon. Start with McCarthy’s reckless and unsubstantiated allegations against random names on a list, his endless investigations that produced nothing but press coverage and ruined lives. Then take Nixon’s vindictiveness, his desire to use the mechanisms of state to crush his political enemies, and remove the legal impediments that kept him from doing much about it. Give him laws like Wisconsin’s. There never would have been any Cubans breaking into the

What was it really like behind
the scenes of ‘Mary Poppins’?
New York Post, by Barbara Hoffman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2014 4:52:30 AM     Post Reply
The life of a child actor is often nasty, brutish and short (Google Macaulay Culkin). But playing Jane Banks in “Mary Poppins” was all high-flying kites, carousel horses — and a free pass to Disney’s theme parks. “Uncle Walt spoiled us rotten!” says Karen Dotrice, 50 years after that Disney film opened on Aug. 26, 1964, and put “A Spoonful of Sugar” on everyone’s lips. Speaking from her summer home in Maine, the 58-year-old says her Disney days were magical, “especially for a girl from the English countryside.” True, she wasn’t just any country girl: Parents Roy and Kay Dotrice were

Yes we tan! Obama ridiculed for
wearing a ´used car salesman´ suit
to discuss crises in Iraq and Ukraine
Daily Mail [UK], by Snejana Farberov    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/29/2014 4:52:12 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama took the podium this afternoon to address serious foreign policy issues, including ISIS militants in Iraq, the ongoing civil war in Syria and the crisis in Ukraine - but all anyone could talk about was the commander-in-chief´s tan suit. Within minutes, Twitter lit up with some 4,000 comments about the president´s summery sartorial choice. Some users praised the fashion-forward leader of the free world for his bold selection, while others suggested that the taupe two-piece number, paired with a crisp white shirt and a striped grey tie, was not an appropriate ensemble for the occasion.

Another look at a savvy loser
Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2014 4:47:22 AM     Post Reply
Mitt Romney would defeat Barack Obama if they were matched again today. One or two polls say so. But they’re not matched today and a poll like that is only for a friendly conversation over a cup of coffee. It’s interesting because the Great Mentioner is mentioning Mr. Romney, despite his protests, as a possible for 2016, dropping his name into a stew with lots of carrots and potatoes but not much meat. Pundits and political correspondents leap for table crumbs like this in late August of an off-year campaign before the heavy shelling begins after Labor Day. How many times can

Hillary Is In No Rush
PJ Media, by Rich Baehr    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2014 4:35:03 AM     Post Reply
The conventional wisdom is that Hillary Clinton will make her announcement that she is trying for a second time to become the Democratic nominee for president sometime in 2015. She will then go on to easily get nominated, and coast to a solid victory in the 2016 general election against any Republican nominee. Clinton’s presumed path to victory relies on a number of factors, including that her candidacy will enable Democrats to excite another key element of their base — female voters, particularly single women, much as Obama did in 2008 and 2012 with African American voters. If she runs, she

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