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OK Lawmaker Accused Of
Making Anti-Muslim Remarks
KWTV [Oklahoma City, OK], by Lacie Lowry    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/4/2014 2:28:25 PM     Post Reply
OKLAHOMA CITY - A controversial statement made on Facebook by a state lawmaker has outraged Muslims in Oklahoma. The Islamic community demanded an apology after a state representative posted on Facebook to be "wary of Muslim Americans" and then shared a link about the ISIS brutality in the Middle East. State Rep. John Bennett of Sequoyah wrote the comments on Monday night. Oklahoma´s Council on American-Islamic Relations called on Republican Party leaders to denounce the comments on Wednesday. "I was really disappointed that someone who is elected to represent the people would put something so negative out there,” said Adam Soltani, CAIR-Oklahoma Executive

Just How Confidential IS Mike Brown’s
Confidential Juvenile Record?
Legal Insurrection, by Andrew Branca     Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 9/4/2014 2:27:34 PM     Post Reply
A self-described “avid reader” of Legal Insurrection has asked us to address the issue of the confidentiality of Mike Brown’s juvenile criminal record (if any), and whether these are likely to be released to the press and public. Disclaimer: Neither I nor Legal Insurrection knows with certainty whether Mike Brown even has a juvenile criminal record, nor (if such exists) what offenses might have been charged or adjudicated in such a record. It appears that early internet claims that Brown’s juvenile record contained a serious felony were in error. The collected information released by various government actors (or refused to

Book Review: A Flowershop In Baghdad
Breitbart InstaBlog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/4/2014 2:12:10 PM     Post Reply
“If we are joined by the international community, we can continue to shrink ISIL´s sphere of influence, its effectiveness, its financing, its military capabilities, to the point where it is a manageable problem...what we´ve got to do is make sure that we are organizing the Arab world, the Middle East, the Muslim world, along with the international community, to isolate this cancer.” - President Obama at a press conference in Estonia this morning. (Snip) In his book, A Flowershop in Baghdad, USAF Major Michael Banzet likes to disabuse the reader of the notion that Bush acted alone - reminding them

  


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Why Must The Safety Of
Americans Depend on Others?
Breitbart Big Peace, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/4/2014 2:04:40 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama has struggled to sound convincing in recent days as he addressed the challenge of ISIS--or "ISIL," his preferred acronym for the so-called Islamic State. Obama´s problem goes beyond gaffes about his lack of strategy. The fundamental issue is that he is ambivalent about his role in protecting Americans at home and abroad, and has made the safety of American citizens dependent on other nations´ cooperation. On Aug. 28, when Obama made his infamous "We don´t have a strategy" remark, he also said this: "...in order for us to degrade ISIL over the long term, we´re going to have

Report: Islamic State Forcing Captured
Pilots To Train Its Militants
Breitbart Big Peace, by Jordan Schachtel    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/4/2014 1:54:21 PM     Post Reply
The Islamic State has claimed on social media that it is utilizing captured Syrian pilots to learn how to fly stolen jets, according to a CNN Arabic report over the weekend. The Syrian pilots, which are part of the Syrian Armed Forces loyal to president Bashar al-Assad, had been captured after the Islamic State seized Tabqa airbase in Raqqa, Syria. The Islamic State took Tabqa airbase after a four-day battle with the Syrian military. Tabqa is home to a plethora of fighter jets, helicopters, artillery, and large caches of ammunition. It still remains unclear how much quantity of the munitions

Democrat Chad Taylor’s exit shakes
up U.S. Senate race in Kansas
Kansas City Star (KA), by Dave Helling & Brad Cooper    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/4/2014 1:29:53 PM     Post Reply
Kansas voters have lost a chance to vote for a Democratic senator this fall — and Republicans could pay the price. Chad Taylor’s stunning decision Wednesday to withdraw from the U.S. Senate race forced partisans and analysts to recalculate the potential outcome of the Kansas contest. The consensus: Longtime incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts is in serious trouble, and the GOP’s chances of controlling the Senate could suffer as a result. “It’s extraordinary. It’s stunning. It’s shocking,” said Stu Rothenberg, a nationally known political analyst. Roberts “is still going to be the favorite, but the fact that those of us in

Stolen Libyan jets feared to
have been taken by extremists
for major terrorist plot
Daily Express [UK], by Cyril Dixon    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/4/2014 1:22:05 PM     Post Reply
Terror experts fear Libyan fanatics are planning a 9/11 copycat attack after 11 commercial planes were stolen from Tripoli airport. They believe the jets were taken by Islamic militant groups who seized control of the war-torn capital city´s international hub. Analysts say there is "credible intelligence" that they will use next Thursday´s anniversary to fly the planes into high-profile targets. [Snip] Libyan Dawn and Ansar al Sharia - which boasts links to the Islamic State - have controlled parts of the airport. But Moroccan military expert Abderrahmane Mekkaoui said the planes were captured by a third Islamic group, the Masked Men Brigade.

  


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Judge: Michigan teachers can
exit union anytime
Associated Press, by David Eggert    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/4/2014 1:21:03 PM     Post Reply
LANSING, Mich.— Michigan´s largest teachers´ union should allow members to resign at any time and stop enforcing an annual one-month opt-out window, a state labor judge ruled, relying on the state´s right-to-work law that took effect last year. The administrative law judge, Julia Stern, recommended Tuesday that the Republican-controlled Employment Relations Commission order the Michigan Education Association to no longer limit school employees to leaving the union in August. She said the right-to-work law incorporated a federal law interpreted to give public employees the ability to leave their union anytime. The state´s largest public-sector union said Thursday that fewer than

USA Today Axes Dozens;
Marched Out, Email Cut
Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/4/2014 1:20:17 PM     Post Reply
Up to 70 veteran USA Today journalists, editors, and others were laid off Wednesday, and reports claim that the newly unemployed were "marched out by security" and within 15 minutes had their email accounts shut off. The layoffs came as no surprise after the Gannett Company followed the lead of many other companies that have already separated and spun off their dying publishing business into separate companies. It was only a few weeks ago that Gannett did the same. USA Today is Gannett´s flagship publication and enjoys the highest circulation of any other American newspaper. Nonetheless, The New York Times reports that

Woman Beheaded in London:
New Details Emerge
Breitbart London, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/4/2014 1:16:16 PM     Post Reply
A woman has been beheaded in at a house in north London, with witnesses reporting that a man then went "on the loose with a machete". At a press conference at 1730 BST Commander Simon Letchford said police were called at 1307 today after a man had been seen attacking a ´dog or cat´, and later seen attacking a car. When police arrived on the scene they found a womanin a garden who was declared dead at the scene. Police say the suspect, a 25 year old male is now in custody at a local hospital receiving treatment for wounds sustained

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Endorses Dems In Key House Races
Breitbart Big Government, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/4/2014 1:15:38 PM     Post Reply
The business group that has been pushing for amnesty but that has often backed Republican candidates is throwing its support behind Democrats in several key House races this cycle. According to reports in Roll Call, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will have endorsed four Democratic candidates in the House races by the end of the week. Wednesday the Chamber endorsed California Democratic Rep. Scott Peters, a vulnerable freshman facing reelection against Republican challenger Carl DeMaio. “We believe that your re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives will help produce sustained economic growth, help create jobs, and get our country back

  


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On patrol with Israel´s female fighters:
The hardened battalion made up of mostly
women based on the restless Egyptian border
Daily Mail [UK], by James Rush    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/4/2014 1:13:05 PM     Post Reply
These revealing images off a unique insight into the hardened Israeli battalion, mostly made up of woman, tasked with patrolling the restless Egyptian border. [Snip] Now, these images have offered an insight into what life is like within the battalion as the soldiers prepare for a graduation march near the Israeli-Egyptian border this week, near Azoz, Israel. While the unit is a mixed gender unit, in 2009, about 70 per cent of the unit was female, according to the International Business Times. The women who volunteer to join the unit go through the same examinations and challenges as exclusively male

Counties Worry
About Cost of
Immigrant-Minor Influx
Carolina Journal (NC), by Dan Way    Original Article
Posted By: rivlax- 9/4/2014 1:12:32 PM     Post Reply
Most of the 1,429 unaccompanied minors relocated to North Carolina after they entered the United States illegally were released to host families in Mecklenburg, Durham, and Wake counties, raising health and safety concerns, as well as concerns about increased education costs to local governments. Estimated additional costs to absorb the influx of unaccompanied minors, based on 2012-13 state, federal, and local per-pupil education and capital-expense records, would be more than $7 million for the three counties alone: $4.07 million in Mecklenburg County, $1.79 million in Durham County, and $1.51 million in Wake County.

White House Calls on Stores to ‘Follow
Example’ of CVS, Quit Selling Tobacco
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/4/2014 1:07:14 PM     Post Reply
The White House issued special praise for drugstore chain CVS for its decision to stop selling tobacco products. The chain announced the move in conjunction with changing its name to CVS Health. CVS had planned to stop selling tobacco Oct. 1, but bumped the day up to Wednesday. “Along with the start of CVS Health, the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at CVS/pharmacy ends today,” Larry J. Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Health, said in a statement. “By eliminating cigarettes and tobacco products from sale in our stores, we can make a difference in the health of all

‘Decimated’ al-Qaeda Announces Big
Expansion with New South Asia Chapter
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/4/2014 1:02:07 PM     Post Reply
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri announced the formation of a new chapter — the Al-Qaeda Jihad Organization in South Asia — intended to ”raise the flag of jihad” in India and beyond. “This step is an effort for the ascendancy of Islam, re-establishment of Islamic government, and rule of Islamic sharia in the land of South Asia, which was once part of the world of Islam but infidels captured it and divided it into small pieces,” Zawahiri said, according to a MEMRI translation. The terror leader said the formation of the new wing has been underway for “nearly two years” now. The expansion

  


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Group whose complaint led to Rick Perry
indictment no stranger to political retaliation
Morning News [Dallas, TX], by Wayne Slater    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2014 12:57:17 PM     Post Reply
When Rick Perry warned darkly that those behind his indictment “will be held accountable,” Craig McDonald felt a target on his back. It wouldn’t be the first time. McDonald heads the left-leaning, nonprofit group Texans for Public Justice, which has rankled politicians in both parties for years by tracking campaign contributions with a ruthless efficiency to reveal big money in politics. Texans for Public Justice filed the complaint against Perry that led to his indictment on coercion and abuse of authority. The Republican governor is charged with trying to force the Democratic Travis County district attorney from office by threatening

Military Experts: With ISIS in
El Paso, Ft. Bliss in Danger
of Terrorist Attack
Judicial Watch, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/4/2014 12:53:08 PM     Post Reply
The recent increase in security at a key Army base near a Mexican border city where Islamic terrorists are confirmed to be operating and planning an attack on the United States indicates that the facility is a target, according to senior military experts contacted by Judicial Watch. Last week JW reported that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is working in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources confirmed

There are big holes in
Obama Mideast strategy
Washington Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2014 12:49:36 PM     Post Reply
PRESIDENT OBAMA again appeared to dismiss the conflicts of the Middle East at a fundraiser Friday, saying the region has “been challenging for quite a while” and that “things are much less dangerous now than they were 20 years ago, 25 years ago or 30 years ago.” That may or may not be a valid analytical point, but it is not one the U.S. president should be making, as was brought vividly home when a video apparently depicting the brutal beheading of another American journalist was released Tuesday by the Islamic State. The barbaric murder of Steven J. Sotloff gave Mr.

This Really Is Obama´s
Moment of Truth
Daily Beast, by Jonathan Alter    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/4/2014 12:41:26 PM     Post Reply
We read so many stories about this “critical juncture” or that “pivotal moment” in foreign policy that it’s hard to know which to take seriously. “Whither NATO?” has been a hardy if sleepy perennial since the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was founded in 1949. But this time the credibility of NATO, the international order in the Middle East and Europe, and the foreign policy legacy of Barack Obama’s presidency are all genuinely on the line. If that’s not enough, so is the role of the United States in the world. Can we lead anymore? If we can’t lead the NATO

From Desert Storm bootcamp to pledging
allegiance to ISIS: How an American Catholic
bodybuilder went from planning a career*
Daily Mail [UK], by Chris Pleasance    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/4/2014 12:32:10 PM     Post Reply
As a child growing up in North Carolina, Donald Morgan dreamed of joining the military and hoped one day to become a special forces soldier. But earlier this year the 44-year-old was arrested at J.F.K airport on his way home from Lebanon after trying and failing to join ISIS terrorists fighting in Syria. According to U.S. officials, Morgan spent eight months in the Middle East where he tried to sell military-grade guns and ammunition online. He also posted messages on Twitter under the name Abu Omar Al-Amreeki in which he pledged allegiance to the leader of ISIS, and told ´brothers´ in Iraq

  



State Department Won´t "Label" ISIS
So They´re Attacking Fox News Instead
Townhall, by Katie Pavlich    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/4/2014 11:54:28 AM     Post Reply
Last night on the O´Reilly Factor, Bill O´Reilly said State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki is in over her head and Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf is really upset about it. Marie Harf ? @marieharf Follow .@statedeptspox explains foreign policy w/ intelligence & class. Too bad we can´t say the same about @oreillyfactor: http://bit.ly/WfVr6v 11:03 AM - 4 Sep 2014 Just this week Psaki has refused to call Russia´s invasion of Ukraine an "invasion," wouldn´t say America is at war with ISIS, couldn´t clarify what President Obama meant when he said he wanted to destroy ISIS while also "managing" them, wouldn´t confirm if passports belonging

Obama´s global plan to target Islamic
State foreign fighters (+video)
Christian Science Monitor, by Howard LaFranchi    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/4/2014 11:45:01 AM     Post Reply
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. — The Obama administration wants to enlist the world in efforts to stem the flow of foreign fighters to international terrorist organizations like the Islamic State (IS) – with President Obama to host a meeting of world leaders on the issue later this month. According to Samantha Power, US ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. Obama will take advantage of the large gathering of world leaders at the annual September opening of the UN General Assembly in New York to call a Security Council “summit” on the issue.Together with Secretary of State John Kerry’s travel to the Middle

White House official: The
Islamic State is the next
administration’s problem
Hot Air, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/4/2014 11:37:28 AM     Post Reply
The word of the day is “deliberate.” On Thursday morning, White House Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken said that the Obama administration is seeking to combat the Islamic State threat, as it executes one “terrorist attack” after another against the United States, in a “deliberate” fashion. That’s a far more generous way of confessing to near paralytic dithering. Last week, President Barack Obama admitted that his administration does not “have a strategy yet” for attacking the Islamic State in its Syrian stronghold. On Wednesday, noting in the same speech that his administration would seek to “destroy” ISIS and/or “shrink” it into

Pew: Public takes harder line on
illegals, wants tighter border
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/4/2014 11:27:08 AM     Post Reply
In the face of a surge of Latin youths pouring over the U.S.-Mexico border this year, the public has shifted to a much harder line and want Washington’s focus to be on better border security and tougher enforcement of immigration laws, said a new Pew Research Center poll. Pew said the public has turned away from a dual approach calling for better border security and a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. “The share prioritizing tougher border security and law enforcement has risen since Feb. 2013, early in [President] Obama’s second term,” said Pew. The poll of 1,501 people taken Aug. 20

New ISIS threat: America´s electric
grid; blackout could kill 9 of 10
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/4/2014 11:23:01 AM     Post Reply
Former top government officials who have been warning Washington about the vulnerability of the nation’s largely unprotected electric grid are raising new fears that troops from the jihadist Islamic State are poised to attack the system, leading to a power crisis that could kill millions. “Inadequate grid security, a porous U.S.-Mexico border, and fragile transmission systems make the electric grid a target for ISIS,” said Peter Pry, one of the nation’s leading experts on the grid. Others joining Pry at a press conference later Wednesday to draw attention to the potential threat said that if just a handful of the nation’s high

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