News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Sat, 22 30 2014 02:30:54 GMT Sat, 22 30 2014 02:30:54 GMT Republicans Leave Town Without A Plan To Fight Obama Sat, 22 28 2014 02:28:40 GMT 9ea433795cdd808af5946197bc420db615887d7b Breitbart, by Jonathan Strong Posted By: M'79- Sat, 22 28 2014 02:28:40 GMT President Obama´s announcement tonight may bring a “constitutional crisis,” in the words of Rep. Mike Simpson (R'ID), but Republicans in Congress haven´t the damndest idea what they´ll do about it. The Motives Behind The November Rogers/Ruppersberger “House Intelligence Panel” Report On Benghazi… Sat, 22 48 2014 01:48:02 GMT fa8ac178d3a079503ba93d9a57df5e9e156cd0e2 Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance Posted By: SoCalGal- Sat, 22 48 2014 01:48:02 GMT Those of you familiar with the Benghazi Brief will note the alignment and expectation of the Rogers/Ruppersberger report. Their report is exactly as we anticipated it would be. As you read the House Intelligence Panel Report on Benghazi it is important to note a few key aspects: • Both Mike Rogers and Dutch Ruppersberger are members of the Congressional Gang of Eight. They are the ONLY authors. • Both Rogers and Ruppersberger would have been briefed on the CIA operations in Benghazi during 2011/2012 as the covert operation began. • President Obama signed a finding memo in 2011 permitting Operation Zero Footprint to begin. Minority Hiring Projections Positive for Vikings Stadium, But One Company Missing the Mark Sat, 22 53 2014 12:53:38 GMT f4deb4642e3d53927e0284cc529bbce49e7e5adb KSTP Radio (St. Paul), by Joe Augustine Posted By: voxpopuli- Sat, 22 53 2014 12:53:38 GMT A company hired to construct a parking ramp next to the new Vikings´ stadium in downtown Minneapolis is not meeting state mandates for hiring minority workers, according to new numbers released Friday by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Association (MSFA). Ryan Construction agreed to build the $41'million garage last February. The project is only about 15 percent complete. But the contractor´s hiring percentages, not progress, are concerning the Equity Director of MSFA. (snip) The state mandate for minorities working on publicly funded stadium projects is 32 percent Climate Hysteria and the Buffalo Snowpocalypse Sat, 22 50 2014 12:50:46 GMT b96196fddcf51e754291512f9181b8c050b725f8 American Thinker, by Sierra Rayne Posted By: anselm33- Sat, 22 50 2014 12:50:46 GMT Once the snow started falling in Buffalo this past week, the sound of climate alarmists running to their keyboards in order to blame climate change became deafening. And, as always, problems abound in their analyses. At Slate, Eric Holthaus asked the question, and then answered it: In the aftermath of a massive lake'effect snowfall event in western New York state on Tuesday, it´s worth asking: Is climate change playing a role here? In Latest Video, ISIS Hostage Talks About Failed Rescue Attempt Sat, 22 38 2014 12:38:57 GMT 49697c1cfca24df32fcfe04099bb847c87301616 Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Ben Ariel Posted By: Attercliffe- Sat, 22 38 2014 12:38:57 GMT The Islamic State (ISIS) on Friday released a new video of British hostage John Cantlie, in which he talks about a failed attempt to rescue him. The video ' the seventh featuring the journalist''sees Cantlie describe an apparent raid by the United States military on July 4, according to Sky News. "In this program I´ll tell you about a failed raid to rescue us and how it feels to be left for dead by your own government," the 43'year'old tells the camera. Cantlie, again dressed in an orange jumpsuit, claims F18 jets, Predator drones and 24 Delta Force commandos were involved in the Riots break out in various areas of West Bank Sat, 22 37 2014 12:37:23 GMT 812042c6fbad3a153fcfcb7cd33a6623dd391675 Jerusalem Post, by Staff Posted By: John c- Sat, 22 37 2014 12:37:23 GMT Palestinians report several injuries from rubber bullets, tear gas. Some 250 Palestinians clashed with IDF forces in Hebron on Friday, the Israeli army said, as Hamas called for a “Day of Rage” against Israel.??The Gaza'based terror group urged West Bank residents to take to the streets to protest Israel´s actions in Jerusalem, namely atop the compound where al'Aksa Mosque stands. Protestors in Hebron threw stones, fireworks and Molotov cocktails at IDF forces, who responded with crowd dispersal means to restore the calm.??In Kalandia, a village which sits between Jerusalem and Ramallah, 80 people torched tires near a military checkpoint, Misty mornings: Amazing pictures capture the beauty of the British countryside rising out of fog and mist Sat, 22 35 2014 12:35:14 GMT 3296c6f826fd79d7279b2f0c265ac7323f5219a7 Daily Mail [UK], by Khaleda Rahman Posted By: Attercliffe- Sat, 22 35 2014 12:35:14 GMT These images capture the breath'taking beauty of the British countryside enveloped in the early morning mist. From the rolling hills of Dorset to the eerily beautiful Exmoor in Somerset, sales manager Bob Small´s series of photographs highlights the picturesque nature of the English country as the sun rises over endless hills and fields. And all it takes is a breath of fog over Somerset´s Glastonbury Tor for it to transform into the legendary Isle of Avalon associated with King Arthur. BREAKING NEWS: Police non'emergency 101 number and NHS 24 hour 111 helpline both down across UK due to technical problem Sat, 22 28 2014 12:28:03 GMT ce0e291636e4f0587ffba2a80ca4ac9a8de91335 Daily Mail [UK], by Gemma Mullin Posted By: Attercliffe- Sat, 22 28 2014 12:28:03 GMT The non'emergency 101 number used by police forces and the NHS 24 hour 111 helpline are both down across the UK due to a technical problem. The issue affecting the numbers, which are used by members of the public to report non'emergencies and for medical advice, is a matter affecting lines nationally. Engineers are currently working to resolve it and anticipated that the issue could take several hours to fix but the issue was being worked on as a ´matter of priority´. Police say the 999 system has not been affected ' but remains in use only for emergencies. A Norquist Rallies Conservatives, Libertarians to Oppose Online Gambling Ban Sat, 22 17 2014 12:17:33 GMT e941ddcf13df5796687c59cd3d7344c7f28c59f2, by Neil McCabe Posted By: John c- Sat, 22 17 2014 12:17:33 GMT Conservative advocates, including Grover Norquist and Lawson Bader, joined the fight to stop Congress from banning internet gambling, through H.R. 4301 and S. 2159, companion bills both titled “Restore America´s Wire Act” with a blistering coalition letter. “The real intention of this bill is to remove the states´ 10th Amendment authority to regulate online gambling as states see fit within their own borders,” the letter said. “We hope you will not allow RAWA to become yet another instance where the federal government expands its encroachment into the states’ purview,” the letter said. “State governments are more than capable of making Almost half of the 114th Congress has been elected since 2010 Sat, 22 00 2014 12:00:18 GMT 90b89b3fb2460e2d8f001e58ea10f5367f62ab78 Washington Post, by Aaron Blake Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 22 00 2014 12:00:18 GMT You can say a lot of things about the U.S. Congress. One thing you can´t really say, though, is that they´v been in Washington way too long. Come January, nearly half of Congress (48.8 percent) will have been in office for four years or less '' i.e. elected in 2010 or later. That includes 49.7 percent of the House and 45 percent of the Senate '' assuming GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy defeats Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in the Louisiana runoff Dec. 6. Going back a little further (based on numbers crunched from Fair Vote data), 63 percent of the new Post, Journal, USA Today reject Obama´s solo immigration action, NYT applauds it Sat, 22 30 2014 11:30:05 GMT 702ef7a196619a677342f0e5f478c1687518a758 Washington Examiner (DC), by Eddie Scarry Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 22 30 2014 11:30:05 GMT Of America’s four national newspapers, only the New York Times’ editorial board is satisfied with President Obama’s plan to act on immigration reform without Congress. Obama on Thursday announced that he would issue an executive order to delay deportation for some 5 million immigrants now living in the United States illegally. “The president always has had authority to calibrate and prioritize the enforcement of immigration (and other) laws, but this wholesale reinterpretation amounts to overreaching,” the Washington Post editorial board said in response. “Mr. Obama was right to argue Thursday that otherwise law'abiding undocumented immigrants deserve a route out of Bill Cosby: Why Now? Sat, 22 27 2014 11:27:07 GMT 8561c74b60e687041e8b27998b3017fae674d51c American Thinker, by M. Catharine Evans Posted By: magnante- Sat, 22 27 2014 11:27:07 GMT I don´t know if Bill Cosby drugged and raped women over the past four decades. No one in the media knows, either – not the ladies on The View, not MSNBC, not the Washington Post, and certainly not black feminists calling for his head. CNN´s Don Lemon doesn´t know, either. (snip)a peripheral question emerges from the barrage of coverage this story has received: why has the mainstream media suddenly come down on the 77'year'old former TV star like a proverbial ton of bricks when allegations of sexual assault have been swirling around Cosby for decades? Cosby´s latest troubles started when a Obama Defends Amnesty On Facebook: Illegal Immigrants ´Are American As Any Of Us´ Sat, 22 24 2014 11:24:17 GMT be806da53429d43fc999681e7c97eaaad6ea4bbf Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 22 24 2014 11:24:17 GMT In a new Facebook video released by the White House, President Obama reflects on his historic immigration reform speech by reminding Americans why he had to act to give illegal immigrants amnesty. Obama explained he understood that most Americans were frustrated with people who were breaking the law and cutting the line by coming into the country illegally. With a soft piano soundtrack in the background, Obama helpfully explained to Facebook viewers that “it just comes down to people.” “You hear stories about young people who were brought here when they were two or three years old ' are as Major Obama fundraiser arrested for sex with minor Sat, 22 20 2014 11:20:56 GMT 2eb0afb7ae6e3e63d2e674070739ddeefe811473 New York Post, by Geoff Earle Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 22 20 2014 11:20:56 GMT WASHINGTON — He’s a mega bundler for President Obama. He’s been on Air Force One. He’s shared a Christmas visit with Michelle Obama at the White House. And now he’s being accused of sex with a minor. Terry Bean, 66, a gay activist and major Democratic fund'raiser, was arrested Wednesday in Portland, Ore., for allegedly having sex with a 15'year'old boy. Bean’s ex'boyfriend, Kiah Lawson, 25, was arrested Thursday in connection with the same incident. The arrests follow an angry breakup between the couple, where Bean accused his former boyfriend of extortion after Lawson gained access to hidden video images Hillary Clinton At Gala: People Affected By Obama Amnesty ‘Served Us Tonight’ Sat, 22 15 2014 11:15:51 GMT dce3f72bdd0ef06f3a8bd260763bc81b0088a837 Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 22 15 2014 11:15:51 GMT While speaking at a swanky event Friday night in New York City, Hillary Clinton speculated about the immigration status of the people serving food and beverages at the gala. (Tweet) Clinton made the remarks at the New York Historical Society, according to MSNBC reporter Alex Seitz'Wald. She endorsed President Obama’s recent move to grant amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants. “I think the president took an historic step and I support it,” Clinton said, according to the Associated Press. President Obama has liberated the GOP from passing an immigration bill Sat, 22 10 2014 11:10:03 GMT 911035cf0a63997cb15e63561de2409fe365c5aa American Thinker, by Silvio Canto, Jr. Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 22 10 2014 11:10:03 GMT The conventional wisdom is that President Obama has put the GOP in a no'win situation over immigration reform. In other words, pass a bill or you will be labeled anti'immigrant. See The New Republic´s position: There’s the growing risk that conservative anger will force Republicans to do something epically stupid in the near term, like shut down the government. I disagree with that conclusion. The GOP will react by challenging President Obama in the courts, and that´s the right approach. The politics of this will eventually play against President Obama, or exactly the reason that Democrats did not want to talk Obama to Boehner on immigration: "I´ll walk your dog." Transcript Sat, 22 05 2014 11:05:53 GMT 46415c2892bae1fa3b1103cc721913790886c56d Chicago Sun'Times (IL), by Lynn Sweet Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 22 05 2014 11:05:53 GMT WASHINGTON''President Barack Obama on Friday signed executive actions on immigration in Las Vegas and delivered a speech to sell his moves and cajole Republicans in Congress to call a vote on an immigration bill. Said Obama, "I told (House Speaker) John Boehner, I’ll wash your car, I’ll walk your dog '' '' whatever you need to do, just call the bill. That’s how democracy is supposed to work. And if the votes hadn’t been there, then we would have had to start over. But at least give it a shot '' and he didn’t do it." THE WHITE HOUSE 'Office What’s Distinctive About Democrats’ Losses Under Obama? Their Magnitude. Sat, 22 54 2014 10:54:30 GMT 2a55a6dd6c2f61e2526a2eb21823223dfda080e0 Wall Street Journal, by Rhodes Cook Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 22 54 2014 10:54:30 GMT When Barack Obama was inaugurated nearly six years ago, Democrats ruled the roost in the nation’s capital, with solid majorities in the Senate and House of Representatives. Now, after Mr. Obama’s second midterm election, Democrats are a distinct minority on both sides of the Capitol. That in itself is not unusual. Mr. Obama’s two most recent predecessors, Democrat Bill Clinton and Republican George W. Bush, were in similar positions at the six'year mark of their presidencies: with congressional majorities in the president’s party giving way to the hegemony of the opposition. And six years into his presidency, Ronald Reagan saw Obama Returns to Vegas a Weaker President Sat, 22 51 2014 10:51:57 GMT 068c1ef6d25dad5862a2c3409682728084c1e4ca National Journal, by George E. Condon, Jr. Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 22 51 2014 10:51:57 GMT It really hasn´t been that long since President Obama´s last visit to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. It was only 661 days ago that he launched the immigration push he hoped would give him the first big legislative victory of his second term. But to really measure how much political time has passed all you had to do was watch the president´s return to the home of the Dragons on Friday and hear his adjusted assessment of the current immigration debate. Though he ended his remarks with a rousing and emotional appeal that brought his audience to their feet, Obama´s immigration plan to reach far fewer than 4.7 million: lawyers Sat, 22 45 2014 10:45:41 GMT ecdd54b52307e6aed32bebd217dcf4c0e8f1f609 Reuters, by Julia Edwards Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 22 45 2014 10:45:41 GMT WASHINGTON ' U.S. President Barack Obama´s executive action easing the threat of deportation for 4.7 million undocumented immigrants is unlikely to cover many of those eligible because of practical hurdles, immigration lawyers said. High application costs, extensive documentation requirements and lengthy waiting periods for approval sharply reduced participation in a 2012 executive action aimed at undocumented immigrants brought to the United States by their parents as children, and the process is expected to be even more arduous this time around, the lawyers said. Only 44 percent of the 1.2 million eligible immigrants under the 2012 order had been approved after two years, U.S. mail moves much slower in San Francisco than anywhere else Sat, 22 42 2014 10:42:03 GMT 0f38c0ddd3c5521f2e61666da246ac22ece03fb5 Washington Examiner [DC], by Mark Tapscott Posted By: Pluperfect- Sat, 22 42 2014 10:42:03 GMT U.S. Postal Service employees in San Francisco move 32 percent less mail per hour than the typical processing and distribution center for the rest of the nation, according to a watchdog report. “While the San Francisco P&DC has increased efficiency, there are more opportunities for improvement. We found it did not attain the efficiency achieved by similarly sized P&DCs,” said the USPS inspector general in a report made public Thursday. “Specifically, in fiscal year 2013, the San Francisco P&DC processed mail at a rate of 795 pieces per work'hour, whereas the similarly sized P&DC at the median productivity level processed mail at Black Panthers Indicted On Federal Gun Charges, Pipe Bomb Plot Near Ferguson Sat, 22 38 2014 10:38:37 GMT 9a04ec722c3fc663981d31ae2a252568f5c4d2ff Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross Posted By: Pluperfect- Sat, 22 38 2014 10:38:37 GMT Members of the militant New Black Panther Party have been arrested and charged with making straw purchases of two handguns and are believed to have conspired to detonate pipe bombs during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, according to several reports. Brandon Baldwin, who goes by the name Brandon Muhammad, and Olajuwon Davis, who goes by Olajuwon Ali, were indicted on Wednesday for making false statements in order to purchase two .45 ACP pistols at a Cabela’s in Hazelwood, just outside of Ferguson, the St. Louis Post'Dispatch reports. Ali is the chairman of the St. Louis chapter of the New Black Panther Party. NBC News Obama’s ‘America’ Sat, 22 35 2014 10:35:59 GMT 47fe724c5ec83749efb5d0506ec7f1dd191d93a4 National Review Online, by Ira Straus Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 22 35 2014 10:35:59 GMT President Obama told us yesterday that we must legalize millions of illegal aliens because America is “a creed, an idea” — and is not what he calls “a bloodline.” The latter is an ugly term, hinting at Nazi'style racism, but what it caricatures is a more accurate view: that America is a concrete country with a concrete citizenry that has concrete habits, institutions, and mutual relations and obligations. Obama buttressed his view by pulling out the line that America is “a nation of immigrants,” with only the “idea” to hold itself together and make that nation “America.” In reality, America was The Democratic Party Is an Anti'Clinton Party (They Just Don’t Know It Yet) Sat, 22 32 2014 10:32:01 GMT 5461876ec025a0b3f91b089a7372e6d29120a8b0 Washington Free Beacon, by Andrew Stiles Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 22 32 2014 10:32:01 GMT Hillary Clinton remains the overwhelming favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. However, some liberals are beginning to question her inevitability. Clinton is likely to have at least one challenger in the Democratic primary. Former Senator Jim Webb, for example, announced a 2016 exploratory committee in a retro web video on Wednesday. FiveThiryEight suggests he would make a good “anti'Clinton” candidate. In the video, Webb describes a Democratic Party that has lost its way and has lost touch with America’s working class. “The Democratic Party used to be the place where people like these could come not for a handout Legal but Still Poor: The Economic Consequences of Amnesty Sat, 22 28 2014 10:28:40 GMT 39b480f255cb52c74af36a22f6f9c067b028e3d5 Daily Beast, by Joel Kotkin Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 22 28 2014 10:28:40 GMT Expanding amnesty to undocumented immigrants without creating new jobs is a recipe for keeping new Americans poor and dependent on social services. With his questionably Constitutional move to protect America’s vast undocumented population, President Obama has provided at least five million immigrants, and likely many more, with new hope for the future. But at the same time, his economic policies, and those of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, may guarantee that many of these newly legalized Americans will face huge obstacles trying to move up in a society creating too few opportunities already for its own citizens, much less