News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Thu, 31 42 2014 06:42:37 GMT Thu, 31 42 2014 06:42:37 GMT Obama, Clinton could collide on Vineyard Thu, 31 40 2014 06:40:03 GMT f68bf55ac5ad177df8ccf5fbfb1ee82b0af40eef The Hill (Washington DC), by Rebecca Shabad Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 31 40 2014 06:40:03 GMT President Obama and Hillary Clinton will both be on Martha’s Vineyard next month at the same time, The Boston Globe reports. Clinton is scheduled to sign copies of her memoir Hard Choices at the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in Vineyard Haven on Aug. 13. She’s considered the 2016 Democratic front'runner for president if she decides to enter the race. The trip by Clinton overlaps with Obama´s Aug. 9'23 vacation at Martha´s Vineyard. The bookstore appears to only be a 25'minute drive away from Chilmark, Mass., which is where the Obamas will be staying, according to Martha´s Vineyard Times. It’s unclear, Police: Loop executive kills self after wounding firm´s CEO Thu, 31 36 2014 06:36:03 GMT 9e3c2e7b8304cf3c09e461de949a134c0de0072d Chicago Tribune, by Jeremy Gorner, Marwa Eltagouri* Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 31 36 2014 06:36:03 GMT An executive of a Loop company shot and killed himself after critically wounding the CEO of the firm in a dispute over a demotion, police said. The shooting happened shortly before 10 a.m. in the offices of the ArrowStream company on the 17th floor of a building at 231 S. LaSalle St., police sources said. One of the victims, a 59'year'old executive of the company, was dead on the scene with a gunshot wound to the head, the sources said, citing preliminary information. The other man, the 54'year'old CEO of ArrowStream, was shot in the head and stomach and was It´s Time for Real Reform of Veterans´ Health Thu, 31 32 2014 06:32:06 GMT d4b0b37fc3ede921b3bd1c9dc2463aa3a8ddb10e American Magazine, by Joseph Antos Posted By: EagleBlurst- Thu, 31 32 2014 06:32:06 GMT Congress is expected to adopt a bipartisan deal to improve veterans´ health care before it adjourns for a five'week summer recess. Representative Jeff Miller (R'Florida) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I'Vermont), chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees, announced a $17 billion initiative that would help reduce the backlog of veterans who have had to endure long waits before receiving the care they need. The legislation addresses the immediate crisis, but it will not cure a system plagued by inefficiency, ineptitude, and worse. The Veterans Health Administration, part of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), made headlines 1000 Children Fleeing Violent Honduras Heading to Violent Chicago Thu, 31 23 2014 06:23:04 GMT 04e2ee9e11d8dde473bdedbd0aa65cde84a1d95a Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 31 23 2014 06:23:04 GMT A thousand children said to be fleeing the violence in Central America will be welcomed to Chicago, where local children are routinely in the cross'fire of gang'related grudges. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, at the request of the Obama administration in which he formerly served, says he is working with local organizations to make room for up to one thousand additional unaccompanied children "traveling" from Central America to the U.S.'Mexico border in the coming year. “The influx of unaccompanied child migrants is a growing humanitarian crisis that we can no longer ignore,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “While we have our own challenges Humanitarian group arranging to bring American Ebola patients to US for treatment Thu, 31 22 2014 06:22:57 GMT 4c8c8e18a3f002c0fd22b5cb6e47f0059a0fd929 Fox News, by Staff Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 31 22 2014 06:22:57 GMT The two Americans infected with Ebola in Nigeria are in stable, but grave condition as humanitarian organization Samaritan’s Purse works to bring them back to the U.S. for treatment. Yesterday, Dr. Kent Brantly, the second American stricken by the disease, was offered an experimental serum but only one dose was provided. “Dr. Brantly asked that it be given to Nancy Writebol,” Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse said in a press release. “However, Dr. Brantly received a unit of blood from a 14'year'old boy who had survived Ebola because of Dr. Brantly’s care. The young boy and his family wanted to be Illegal Immigration Is Now Obama’s Worst Issue Thu, 31 16 2014 06:16:42 GMT 43900e70cc633f77e3f7845bf9a83ba657bc71e6 PJ Media, by Bryan Preston Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 31 16 2014 06:16:42 GMT So says those radical right'wingers at the Washington Post. Immigration has emerged as perhaps President Obama’s worst issue — definitely for today, and maybe of his entire presidency — when it comes to public perception. A new poll from AP'GfK shows more than two'thirds of Americans (68 percent) disapprove of Obama’s handling of the immigration issue in general. Just 31 percent approve — down from 38 percent two months ago. Big surprise here. When you encourage and allow chaos on the border, Americans find you in disfavor. Obama has the unique ability to irritate everyone. The middle and right are Obama Mocks Republicans, Then Asks for Their Help Thu, 31 11 2014 06:11:56 GMT 62ff93f070fcbc3871e78c6435ea1eb10a741876 Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 31 11 2014 06:11:56 GMT As President Barack Obama accuses Republicans of wasting taxpayer money on a lawsuit against him, Obama himself is traveling all over the country at taxpayer expense, eating barbecue, raising money, and indulging his inner celebrity before adoring crowds. "We love you! We love you!" the people shouted in Kansas City on Wednesday. "Thank you," Obama replied, as he launched into a partisan speech, criticizing Republicans for blocking his liberal "opportunity agenda" and listing all the things he´s done on his own: "So some of the things we´re doing without Congress are making a difference, but we could do so much Afghan Teen Murders 3 U.S. Marines, Gets 7.5'Year Sentence Thu, 31 53 2014 05:53:40 GMT 7c9961a896deaa3e62e30de0b0ed7de4bd54cda2 Fox News, by Staff Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 31 53 2014 05:53:40 GMT Amid the continuing imprisonment in Mexico of a U.S. Marine, another apparent miscarriage of justice is being called out by the families of three Marines who were killed in an insider attack in Afghanistan. The attacker has been sentenced to just 7.5 years in prison by an Afghan court. Staff Sgt. Scott E. Dickinson, 29, Cpl. Richard A. Rivera, 20, and Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley Jr., 21, were fatally shot, while a fourth Marine was wounded, when the Afghan teen opened fire at their base in Aug. 2012. The teen was being trained by the Marines to join the Progressive Leader Outlines Plan to ‘Take Down’ Free-Market State Policy Groups Thu, 31 44 2014 05:44:59 GMT 8b3017263de322826118765b0f14131e08295943 Daily Signal, by Bruce Parker Posted By: Judy W.- Thu, 31 44 2014 05:44:59 GMT The recent Netroots Nation gathering, billed as a “giant family reunion for the left,” included a directive from one leader of a progressive state policy network to “take down” conservative state policy organizations nationwide. Arshad Hasan, who moderated a breakout session called “Stink Tanks in Your State: Inside the State Policy Network,” called on attendees to attack state policy groups from Michigan’s Mackinac Center to Vermont’s Ethan Allen Institute. “The next step for us is to take down this network of institutions that are state-based in each and every one of our states,” Hasan said. Your Heartland Institute, your Mackinac Institute and my McConnell to Obama: Quit fundraising, start leading on border Thu, 31 30 2014 05:30:07 GMT cd4727d732b48336bf3215412860678ecfd3fae4 Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 31 30 2014 05:30:07 GMT Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell complained Thursday that President Obama has gone AWOL on the border surge crisis by refusing to try to work with Republicans on a bill to solve the problem. After initially laying out a series of reforms that could help speed up deportations, Mr. Obama has since retreated, Mr. McConnell said, after “he listened once again to his most partisan instincts instead of uniting Congress around a common solution.” “It’s exasperating for those of us who want to work toward bipartisan solutions. It’s confusing, I’m sure, to Democrats who share our desire to get something done. Profs Blame Pro'Israel Bias for Stereotyping Muslims Thu, 31 29 2014 05:29:49 GMT b3a249d57661e63a2b63637637296bc5b070ea65 FrontPage Magazine, by Andrew Harrod Posted By: SpeedMaster- Thu, 31 29 2014 05:29:49 GMT Arabs and Muslims have an image problem in media and entertainment as a result of a pro'Israel political agenda. So claimed Edmund Ghareeb and Jack Shaheen, professors at American and New York Universities, respectively, on June 11, 2014, before an audience of forty middle'aged individuals at Washington, D.C. Jerusalem Fund think tank. Ghareeb and Shaheen’s presentation, “Portraying Arabs: 30 Years Later,” commemorated their respective 1984 publications, Split Vision: The Portrayal of Arabs in the American Media and The TV Arab. Drawing upon personal experiences, Ghareeb decried a “lack of balance” in Middle East news coverage in Israel’s favor, although groups Sen. Blumenthal: Obama ‘Can Give People Who Are Undocumented Here the Ability to Stay’ Thu, 31 20 2014 05:20:08 GMT 1e10183923b0267832eb94aa1345c0d4cde39099 Cybercast News Service, by Tatiana Lozano & Abigail Wilkinson Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 31 20 2014 05:20:08 GMT Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D'Conn.) said Tuesday that although President Barack Obama “can’t make new laws himself” under the U.S. Constitution’s separation of powers, the president “can give people who are undocumented here the ability to stay.” “Article One of the Constitution says that ‘Congress shall have power…to establish [a] uniform Rule of Naturalization.’ Given that, does President Obama have any unilateral power to legalize illegal aliens?” CNSNews asked Blumenthal. “The President’s powers are limited to what the statute permits him to do,” he replied. “There are various ways that he can give people who are undocumented here the ability to The Loophole Is Obama Thu, 31 15 2014 05:15:03 GMT 4bc9d9d553aef2bf4d1a2fec26b454f3920ca970 FrontPage Magazine, by Ann Coulter Posted By: SpeedMaster- Thu, 31 15 2014 05:15:03 GMT It’s been reported everywhere — The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fox News — that the William Wilberforce Sex Trafficking Act requires that any non'Mexican children who show up on our border be admitted and given a hearing. (New York Times, July 7, 2014: “Immigrant Surge Rooted in Law to Curb Child Trafficking.”) The problem, we’ve been told, is that a loophole in the sex trafficking law mandates these hearings — or “removal proceedings.” But there is no such loophole. Harry Reid: Amid GOP ´Sue-and-Impeach Show,´ Senate ´Will Stay Right Here Working´ Thu, 31 14 2014 05:14:15 GMT f4806ab5e8d7ea16eee5b2ed336ae8f4f33cbbe7 Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 31 14 2014 05:14:15 GMT As soon as they return from their five-week recess, the Senate will get to work, even on weekends, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Thursday morning. Reid said September could be a productive month, unless Republicans "keep up their sue-and-impeach show." The Senate, meanwhile, "will stay right here working until they (Republicans) finally get serious about giving the American people a fair shot." Reid announced that "every day between Sept. 8 and Sept. 30 is fair game. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays '' we need to be here. I repeat for the third time here this morning, there is so much to Rick Perry´s four'day Iowa itinerary Thu, 31 11 2014 05:11:49 GMT 0ef068e0c6a8a61fe8f4b74bc1903a6e9ba26ce7 Register [Des Moines, IA], by Jennifer Jacobs Posted By: StormCnter- Thu, 31 11 2014 05:11:49 GMT Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be politicking at the state fairgrounds, a backyard barbecue, an ice cream social, a winery, a grocery store, a business association office and other classic Iowa summer political venues during a four'day swing here. Perry is one of six Republicans pondering a 2016 White House bid who will be in the presidential stomping grounds of Iowa next week. He´s here Aug. 9 through Tuesday, Aug. 12. "This trip continues the governor´s focus on the critical 2014 midterm elections," said Robert Haus, a GOP strategist in Iowa and a Perry adviser, "and the conservative leadership we need to Begich campaign stands by ad featuring ´lifelong Republican´ voter Thu, 31 09 2014 05:09:56 GMT 3dc5b5a7fce8207c6cbafd606579520f0f92462a Alaska Dispatch, by Nathan Herz Posted By: StormCnter- Thu, 31 09 2014 05:09:56 GMT A man who says he’s a lifelong Republican in Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich’s most recent campaign commercial is currently registered as undeclared with no party affiliation, according to state voting records. The man in the ad, Skip Nelson, also says he voted for Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski. But state records show Nelson did not vote in 2010, when Murkowski was most recently re'elected. Asked if he voted in 2010, Nelson said: “Frankly, I don’t remember.” “I remember going to several fundraisers for her. I thought I did vote for her,” he said in a phone interview Wednesday. “But I know I House Republicans changing border bill with Cruz'backed measure to appease conservatives Thu, 31 08 2014 05:08:35 GMT ea668e34d3d350e315e653820bae62882a55e071 CNN, by Deirdre Walsh Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 31 08 2014 05:08:35 GMT Still struggling to secure the votes to pass their border funding bill, House GOP leaders are discussing a way to add a provision that would bar the President from allowing any more deferments for children of undocumented workers in the U.S. now, according to a senior House GOP aide. The change to the 2012 Obama administration policy known as "DACA" has been pushed by conservative Sen. Ted Cruz, and a group of House Republicans has also pressed House leaders to add it to their $659 million border measure. Leaders are working out the mechanics for how the change would be Dolley Madison Risked Her Life for a Portrait of Washington—With a Typo Thu, 31 07 2014 05:07:01 GMT 46a98504a98dd3ec181c1b9d5da280f686d5a3aa Atlantic, by Tanya Basu Posted By: StormCnter- Thu, 31 07 2014 05:07:01 GMT You’ve seen it: the iconic portrait of the first President, one hand clutching a sword, the other arm outstretched over an ornate table that is artfully mussed. Below this table are a few books: General Orders, American Revolution, and The Constitution and Laws of the United Sates. You read that right: The country is identified as the United Sates, not the United States. You’ve seen it: the iconic portrait of the first President, one hand clutching a sword, the other arm outstretched over an ornate table that is artfully mussed. Below this table are a few books: General Orders, American Revolution, West Virginia Attorney General Sues Obama Admin For Obamacare’s ‘Administrative Fix’ Thu, 31 03 2014 05:03:56 GMT be3bd615b27960c2460b39d84da2678af8c5ce83 Daily Caller, by Sarah Hurtubise Posted By: MissMolly- Thu, 31 03 2014 05:03:56 GMT When it seems like the Obama administration is getting sued left and right for its implementation of the Affordable Care Act, West Virginia’s attorney general is now suing the administration for one of its last'minute changes to the law. Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a complaint Tuesday against the Obama administration for its so'called “administrative fix” issued last November, which punted the responsibility for millions of cancelled health insurance plans to states and private insurance companies. President Barack Obama’s repeated promise that anyone who liked their health care plan could keep it became Politifact’s “lie of the year” when “No” on Boehner SuperTrap Bill Thu, 31 56 2014 04:56:53 GMT 06b5cdf1bc22344f5025dba0c1d2f0ebc6e2e55c Daily Caller, by Mickey Kaus Posted By: Toledo- Thu, 31 56 2014 04:56:53 GMT As predicted, the House leadership has sprung its “supertrap” on conservative dissenters, luring them to vote for a flawed border bill with the promise of a second vote on a law purporting to prevent President Obama from expanding his de facto “deferred action” (DACA) amnesty of young illegal immigrants (the so'called “DREAMers”). The main bill is itself still deeply flawed: 1) It opens up the possibility ( embraced yesterday by Harry Reid) that the Senate could seek a conference with the House in which a much broader, “Gang of 8? style amnesty (plus immigration expansion) is on the table. Some have Six cops charged with robbery, kidnapping, extortion Thu, 31 33 2014 04:33:05 GMT 0179ac0d2015714e3ad0048f965947f4d81a4ee0 Inquirer [Philadelphia, PA], by Jeremy Roebuck, Mark Fazlollah * Posted By: Ribicon- Thu, 31 33 2014 04:33:05 GMT Stories of shakedowns, brutality, kidnapping, and theft have dogged a group of the city´s Narcotics Field Unit officers for nearly a decade. But despite multiple investigations, cases against them never stuck. Federal prosecutors set out to change that Wednesday, laying out a sprawling racketeering case against six of the unit´s former members. The charges paint them as rogue cops running roughshod over the rights of their targets, confident that few would believe anyone who dared complain. (Snip) Between February 2006 and November 2012, it states, they stole more than $500,000 in cash, drugs, and personal property ' all while using Liberian Official: Ebola Outbreak ‘Is Above The Control Of The National Government’ Thu, 31 29 2014 04:29:21 GMT efd4775fb423ec8e556f103f5ad0607eb7a25280 CBS Charlotte & Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 31 29 2014 04:29:21 GMT CHARLOTTE, N.C.— A Liberian health official says the Ebola outbreak is now above the control of its government. “Our government has declared this now as a humanitarian crisis that is above the control of the national government,” Tolbert Nyenswah, Liberia’s assistant minister of health, told CBS News. More than 700 people have died in four western African nations during the largest Ebola outbreak ever, with over 320 known cases in Liberia alone. One American died while contracting the virus in Liberia. Two other American medical missionary workers also contracted Ebola. “This virus, if it is not taken care of, will Bill Kristol to House Republicans: Kill Boehner´s Border Bill or Face Wrath of Your Constituents Thu, 31 21 2014 04:21:48 GMT 458ed3624149ba95ff67ab415c285efec1c081cb Breitbart Big Journalism, by Matthew Boyle Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 31 21 2014 04:21:48 GMT Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol has advised House Republicans on Thursday morning that should vote against House Speaker John Boehner’s border crisis bill. “The House Republican leadership is having trouble getting 218 votes for its immigration bill,” Kristol wrote Thursday morning. ”The policy objections to the bill seem convincing to me—among them that it seems to appropriate more money, on a pro'rated monthly basis, than the president´s proposal; that it might well make it harder, not easier, to send some or all of the illegal migrants back; that it changes the asylum laws in ways that might well backfire; and Sheriff: Over 120,000 Illegals Arrested in One Sector Thu, 31 17 2014 04:17:34 GMT 1b6151829f8ad64f162a0405f5049c5d5a1c7604 Breitbart TV, by Ian Hanchett Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 31 17 2014 04:17:34 GMT Pinal County, AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu announced that over 120,000 illegal immigrants have been arrested in just the Tucson sector of the southern border. “We have [had] 123,000 illegals arrested right here in the Tucson sector” Babeu said on Wednesday’s “Sean Hannity Show.” He added that eight “cartel scouts” arrested in the last month. “close to 60,000, what’s predicted to be 90,000 by October 1 of unaccompanied juveniles” are expected cross the border in just the Del Rio Sector of Texas. [Note: Babeu is likely referring to number of unaccompanied juveniles apprehended along the entire border and misspoke when he ISIS Occupied or Destroyed All Christian Institutions in Mosul Thu, 31 10 2014 04:10:52 GMT 77610fa58cbadf347ab80e1135634caa88d085ee Breitbart´s Big Peace, by Mary Chastain Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 31 10 2014 04:10:52 GMT For over 2,000 years, Christians and Muslims lived in peace in Mosul, Iraq, the country´s second largest city. That all changed on June 10, 2014 when the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, invaded the city and evicted its Christian population. With the Christians gone, ISIS has begun to destroy or occupy every Christian landmark in the city. The Assyrian International News Agency released a full list of the 45 institutions the Islamic State destroyed or occupied. Here are a few examples: Syrian Catholic Diocese Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation Archbishop’s Palace Chapel Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese Church of