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New memorial comforts families
Houston Chronicle, by Jayme Fraser

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 11/11/2012 9:52:59 AM

Tom Logan tears up and steps behind a black wall engraved with hundreds of names at the Fallen Warriors Memorial in Cypress Springs. Eight women in black vests hold a white glove over their hearts as a bugler plays taps to honor another Texas soldier killed in action. A friend comforts Logan during the Friday ceremony, the 10th memorial he has attended since his own son, 22, died almost a year ago. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kashif Memon, 31, was killed Oct. 25 in Afghanistan and his name will be engraved

      


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MLB set to approve expanded
replay with manager´s challenges
Chicago Tribune, by Phil Rogers    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/15/2013 1:54:13 PM     Post Reply
Major League Baseball is prepared to greatly increase its use of instant replay, with a proposal advancing that would give each manager three challenges per game if approved. Owners attending quarterly meetings in Cooperstown, N.Y,, were briefed on the proposal put together advanced by a committee including Joe Torre, John Schuerholz and Tony La Russa, which would be placed into effect in 2014. Almost all calls except the strike zone would be subject to review if MLB can gain approval of the players union and umpires union prior to a vote by owners in November. Commissioner Bud Selig hailed the

   

 

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History has shown that every
White House faces humor at
its expense
Kansas City Star [MO], by James A. Fussell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/15/2013 1:49:36 PM     Post Reply
We’ve been laughing at our presidents — and presidential candidates — almost as long as we’ve been voting for them. Long before Rich Little “socked it to” Richard Nixon on “Laugh-In” and Darrell Hammond impersonated Bill Clinton on “Saturday Night Live,” political cartoonists during the Civil War mocked Abraham Lincoln by drawing him as an ape. “There is a way to do it and a way not to do it,” said Brent Mendenhall of Nevada, Mo., who made a full-time living until 2009 as a George W. Bush look-alike and impersonator.

The Not-So-Quiet Dog Days of August
U.S. News & World Report, by Kenneth T. Walsh    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/15/2013 1:37:33 PM     Post Reply
August is supposed to be a slow and sleepy time for the White House, but this year isn´t turning out quite that way. In fact, the idea that nothing much ever happens in government during the dog days of August is really a myth. Beyond the decisions that President Obama is making on domestic spying, the crises in Egypt and Syria, and how to bypass a recalcitrant Congress on economic and other issues, one particular event on Obama´s schedule will make this month an important one all by itself. He is set to give an address on Aug. 28 to

Egypt Death Toll Passes 500 as
Brotherhood Vows New Protests
Wall Street Journal, by Margaret Coker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/15/2013 1:07:07 PM     Post Reply
The death toll from Egypt´s wave of violence on Wednesday climbed to at least 525, fueling anger and deepening the political cleavages in the Arab world´s most populous nation. Cairo´s streets were mostly calm Thursday morning in neighborhoods not affected by the previous day´s clashes, which were sparked when Egypt´s military regime brutally cleared Muslim Brotherhood protests in Cairo. But later Thursday, Brotherhood leaders called on their supporters to regroup in protest despite a military curfew set to go into effect at dusk, fueling tensions over the possibility of renewed conflict. An hour before the 7 p.m. curfew, Brotherhood supporters

EXCLUSIVE: Explosive new
book sets out case for
impeaching Barack Obama over
Benghazi, health care reform,
immigration and spying scandals
Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/15/2013 10:33:48 AM     Post Reply
In a lengthy indictment of President Barack Obama, two best-selling authors argue in a forthcoming book that the current occupant of the White House has committed numerous ´high crimes and misdemeanors´ that could justify his impeachment and removal from office. ´Consider this book to be ... a blueprint for drafting articles of impeachment,´ author Aaron Klein told MailOnline, which exclusively reviewed a copy of his ´Impeachable Offenses,´ a book co-authored with Brenda Elliott and due out August 27. ´It is up to the public and ultimately up to to their elected representatives,´ he said, ´to decide what to do next.´ Obama´s

´First trip here to fly and
loving it´: Tragic last message
of James Bond Olympics daredevil
who died after crashing into
mountain at 124mph
Daily Mail (UK), by Jill Reilly    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/15/2013 10:27:10 AM     Post Reply
The daredevil who parachuted into the London 2012 Olympic ceremony dressed as James Bond wrote ´First trip here to fly and loving it´ on his Facebook page just days before he was killed. Mark Sutton, 42, died when he crashed into a mountain ridge after jumping out of a helicopter wearing a wing-diving suit in the Swiss Alps. He jumped with a friend from a height of 10,826ft (3,300m) at around 11am yesterday and planned to land in a field close to the hamlet of Le Peuty, near Trient. Jean-Marie Bornet, of the Valais police service, said his injuries were

   

 

  


 
GOP sees rosy future in
blue New England
Breitbart Big Peace, by Matt Stout    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/15/2013 10:06:36 AM     Post Reply
Republican hopes for retaking control in Washington, D.C., will rely heavily on a red tide in bluest New England, according to GOP bigwigs, who today are showcasing one of their leading White House hopes — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who doubles as a poster child for breaking the Democratic vise grip. “You can’t be a national party if you’re not competitive in New England,” Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said yesterday after kicking off the party’s Seaport summer powwow at the Westin Waterfront, where Christie, a moderate Northeastern governor who famously embraced President Obama, is due to speak today.

Obama to address deteriorating
situation in Egypt Thursday morning
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/15/2013 9:28:34 AM     Post Reply
CHILMARK, Mass.— President Barack Obama will make his first statement on the rapidly deteriorating statement in Egypt Thursday morning. Obama will speak to reporters from Martha’s Vineyard, the Massachusetts island where he is on a weeklong vacation. More than 500 people have died in Egypt since Wednesday in clashes between the military-backed interim government and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. The violence prompted the government to declare a nationwide state of emergency and a nighttime curfew. The U.S. has not declared Morsi’s ouster a coup, a move that would require the Obama administration to suspend $1.3 billion

Horror: Thousands Missing,
Lost en Route to Bakersfield
Immigration Rally
Breitbart Big Journalism, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/15/2013 9:25:01 AM     Post Reply
Thousands of activists for immigration reform have gone missing after only four hundred turned up at Wednesday´s rally in Bakersfield, CA outside the office of Republican Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy. Though the SEIU reported that "more than 5,000 people" had boarded buses to the rally, only a few hundred actually emerged in Bakersfield--potentially one of the greatest human tragedies in American history. The Associated Press offered a figure of 1,500 attendees, citing estimates from Bakersfield police. Those estimates are clearly erroneous, based perhaps on expected rather than actual turnout. A local CBS affiliate reported from Los Angeles on the morning of

Reagan Biographer Denounces
Casting Fonda As Nancy
in ´The Butler´
Newsbusters, by Ken Shepherd    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/14/2013 11:23:57 PM     Post Reply
Conservative PR guru and Reagan biographer Craig Shirley has an excellent piece over at Breitbart in which he explains why it is utterly detestable that anti-American leftist Jane Fonda was cast as Nancy Reagan in the new Hollywood film Lee Daniels´ The Butler, and not, it´s not just her infamous pose with North Vietnamese anti-aircraft guns. Fonda, Shirley notes, sought to slam the door on Vietnamese "boat people" who were fleeing the brutal Communist regime, while other Americans across the political spectrum -- Shirley commends leftie folk singer Joan Baez for her advocacy of the boat people -- stood up

Love: Obama wanted ´impromptu
press conference´ on
birth certificate
The Hill (Washington DC), by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/14/2013 11:09:25 PM     Post Reply
President Obama´s former personal aide said Wednesday that the president was so "irritated" by controversy over his birthplace that he wanted to hold an "impromptu press conference" when he discovered the long-form version of his birth certificate, only to be dissuaded by his advisers. Reggie Love, the former body man to the president, told UCLA´s Luskin School of Public Affairs that the delay in producing the president´s birth certificate was because when "your parents don´t live together (and) you travel all over the world, documents get lost." "He wanted to just have an impromptu press conference, just walk in to

   

 

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Gingrich tells GOP gathering:
‘Get beyond being anti-Obama’
Boston Herald, by Matt Stout    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/14/2013 10:47:13 PM     Post Reply
The Republicans need to ditch their “anti-Obama” attacks and offer positive solutions if they want to win back the White House in 2016, especially against potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told GOP members today as they huddled in the Hub. “I don’t think we beat Hillary Clinton in a personality fight because the media will prop her up,” Gingrich told his fellow members in a welcome luncheon for the Republican National Committee’s summer meeting slated to run through Saturday in Boston. “I think we have a chance next year and in ‘16 to



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Problems With Authority
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Wall Street Journal, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/13/2013 9:04:15 PM     Post Reply
President Obama asserted the unilateral power to "tweak" inconvenient laws in last Friday´s news conference, underscoring his Administration´s increasingly cavalier notions about law enforcement. So it´s good that the judiciary—a coequal branch of government, in case the Administration forgot—is starting to check the White House. In a major rebuke on Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an unusual writ of mandamus, which is a direct judicial order compelling the government to fulfill a legal obligation. This "extraordinary remedy" is nominally about nuclear waste, writes Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the 2-1 majority, yet the case "raises significant questions about the

Love: Obama wanted ´impromptu
press conference´ on
birth certificate

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/14/2013 11:09:25 PM     Post Reply
President Obama´s former personal aide said Wednesday that the president was so "irritated" by controversy over his birthplace that he wanted to hold an "impromptu press conference" when he discovered the long-form version of his birth certificate, only to be dissuaded by his advisers. Reggie Love, the former body man to the president, told UCLA´s Luskin School of Public Affairs that the delay in producing the president´s birth certificate was because when "your parents don´t live together (and) you travel all over the world, documents get lost." "He wanted to just have an impromptu press conference, just walk in to

Passive Aggressive Oprah
Gives BS Apology for
Switzerland Racist Flap

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TMZ.com, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/13/2013 10:03:29 PM     Post Reply
Oprah Winfrey says she´s kinda sorta "sorry" for the fallout that ensued after she told the media about a "racist" encounter at a purse store in Switzerland ... saying, "I´m really sorry that it got blown up." Yeah, right. Oprah addressed the media at the premiere of "The Butler" in L.A. last night -- backpedaling after the shop in question started to refute O´s allegations of racism during an incident last month. The shop owner says the whole thing was a "misunderstanding" and had "nothing to do with racism." Last night, Oprah said ... "I think that incident in Switzerland."

Will claims about her foundation´s financial
problems hurt Hillary´s presidential hopes?

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Daily Mail [UK], by Meghan Keneally    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/15/2013 6:45:28 AM     Post Reply
Questions have been raised over financial dealings within the Clinton family charity that may cause problems for Hillary Clinton´s possible 2016 presidential run. New reports have revealed that the Clinton Foundation has been ´in the red´ for years even though the charity has raised hundreds of millions of dollars each year, showing the high cost of running the worldwide charity. Former President Bill Clinton called in a team of lawyers to help examine the charity´s financial standing over a year ago and they drew some unsettling conclusions. A scathing article in The New York Times tells how the ´rotating board

   

 

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Unease at Clinton Foundation
Over Finances and Ambitions

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New York Times, by Nicholas Confessore and Amy Chozick    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/14/2013 1:06:51 PM     Post Reply
Soon after the 10th anniversary of the foundation bearing his name, Bill Clinton met with a small group of aides and two lawyers from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Two weeks of interviews with Clinton Foundation executives and former employees had led the lawyers to some unsettling conclusions. The review echoed criticism of Mr. Clinton’s early years in the White House: For all of its successes, the Clinton Foundation had become a sprawling concern, supervised by a rotating board of old Clinton hands, vulnerable to distraction and

NAACP calls on Justice Dept.,
Secret Service to investigate
rodeo clown flap

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/14/2013 9:50:15 AM     Post Reply
The Missouri chapter of the NAACP appealed for the U.S. Department of Justice and the Secret Service to launch an investigation and open a federal case against the rodeo clown who donned a mask of President Obama’s face and mocked with the crowd: Do you want to see a bull run down Mr. Obama? The NAACP says the clown was guilty of inciting violence against the president. In a statement reported by Breitbart, the NAACP’s state president, Mary Ratliff, wrote: “The activities at the Missouri State Fair targeting and inciting violence against our president are serious and warrant a full

Egypt’s Unraveling and
the Coming Chaos

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National Review Online, by Erick Stakelbeck    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/14/2013 9:46:17 PM     Post Reply
There is no way to sugarcoat it: Egypt stands on the brink of a bloody, nasty civil war, and, at the very least, sustained civil unrest and sectarian violence. The current confrontation between the Egyptian military and radical Islamists — led by the Muslim Brotherhood — will not end well and the MB and its allies will not go quietly. The Brothers — the original modern Islamic terror group and the ideological source of both al-Qaeda and Hamas — are in no mood to negotiate or compromise. Think about it: After decades of patience, stealth, and gradualism,

That’s a clown question,
bro: Rodeo clowns asked to
take ‘sensitivity training’

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Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/13/2013 6:44:37 PM     Post Reply
In the wake of a rodeo clown’s anti-Obama skit this weekend, the Missouri State Fair is forcing all clowns to undergo sensitivity training. The state fair commission voted Monday to ratify the decision to ban the clown in question who wore an Obama mask as the rodeo announcer asked if the crowd wanted to see him get run down by a bull. The crowd enthusiastically approved, according to local media reports. But the state commission went further, saying it will require that before the Rodeo Cowboy Association can take part in any future state fair, “they must provide evidence to

Love: Obama Played Cards
During Osama Raid;
´I Can’t Watch This
Entire Thing,´ Obama Said

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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/14/2013 2:34:06 PM     Post Reply
Reggie Love says he and President Obama played cards during the Osama bin Laden raid, and that the president told him, "I can´t watch this entire thing." (Snip for video)"“Most people were like down in the Situation Room and [President Obama] was like, ‘I’m not going to be down there, I can’t watch this entire thing,’ We must have played 15 games of spades,” said Love at a public event. Love was Obama´s "body man," and spent much time with his boss while he worked for Obama at the White House.

   

 



 
NBC News: Negative Obamacare
Effects ´From Maine to California´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/14/2013 10:19:34 PM     Post Reply
The only surprise here is the source. The details are all too familiar: Employers around the country, from fast-food franchises to colleges, have told NBC News that they will be cutting workers’ hours below 30 a week because they can’t afford to offer the health insurance mandated by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. “To tell somebody that you’ve got to decrease their hours because of a law passed in Washington is very frustrating to me,” said Loren Goodridge, who owns 21 Subway franchises, including a restaurant in Kennebunk. “I know the impact I’m having on some of

Why Chris Christie should
stand up to Sarah Palin

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Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/13/2013 6:01:38 PM     Post Reply
Over the weekend, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is “for big government and trying to go along to get along.” She added that Christie has “got a schtick going there where he’s got a YouTube videographer following him around, kind of these set-up situations sometimes so he can be seen as perhaps a little bit avant-garde and going rogue on things.” Christie said nothing in return. He should. Here’s why.Taking on Palin is good politics for Christie or Jeb Bush or anyone else who is planning to run as a quasi-establishment candidate for president in

Obama rodeo stunt leads
to sensitivity training for
Missouri State Fair clowns

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New York Daily News, by Doyle Murphy    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/14/2013 4:16:52 PM     Post Reply
The Missouri State Fair will force rodeo clowns to complete sensitivity training after a clown mocked President Obama in a stunt one spectator likened to a Ku Klux Klan rally. The fair’s commission also approved a lifetime ban on the offending clown. The controversy began on Saturday at the fair in Sedalia. A clown in an Obama mask with a broom handle attached to his backside moved into the arena as another clown called out over the microphone, “This bull’s going to get’cha, Obama! He’s gonna get’cha!” The fair commission has called the stunt “unacceptable,” and approved a measure that would

   

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