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A tale of hostage-taking
not involving Iran

Washington Times, by Charles Hurt

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/27/2013 2:51:49 PM

The Oscar-winning tale “Argo” contains a movie within the movie. Comparisons to Shakespeare’s Hamlet — or anything worth remembering, for that matter — certainly end there. So, it was altogether fitting that first lady Michelle Obama horned her way into the insufferable ceremony to award the night’s most coveted honor to the hostage thriller. After all, she knows something about hostage-takers and their diabolical demands. She sleeps with the most daring and nihilistic of them all. Washington breathlessly watches the dramatic countdown to the coming “sequester” cuts. For many around here, the apocalypse is upon us.

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He speaks to 0bama´s diabolical tactics regarding the sequester. How very true.

      


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Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/10/2013 11:56:46 AM     Post Reply
Reading this Detroit News story about the tale of a $1 million dollar check that ended up in a desk drawer for a month before being deposited, I tried to imagine what the city employee was thinking when they so casually and negligently dealt with Detroit’s money. I came to the conclusion that the employee wasn’t thinking — period. As the story makes clear, city employees, their managers, on up the chain to their political masters — all have embraced a dysfunctional mindset where they believe the problems of the city are so immense,

   

 

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Anthony Weiner´s donations
shrink in wake of sexting scandal
New York Daily News, by Celeste Katz*    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/10/2013 11:40:16 AM     Post Reply
Anthony Weiner’s campaign fund-raising has virtually dried up since revelations of a sexting relapse rocked his bid for mayor. Weiner (inset) received an average of just $1,897 a day in donations since the new sexting scandal erupted July 23, campaign finance records released Friday show. That’s a trickle of the $16,434 he received each day, on average, in the 50 days after launching his run for mayor on May 22. The records also show that Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, collected no money on his behalf

Booker Start-up Connected to
CNN´s Zucker Under Scrutiny
Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/10/2013 11:26:19 AM     Post Reply
Because a media that should be in competition with one another instead protects one another, there is no mention of CNN chief Jeff Zucker´s connection to Cory Booker´s online start up in this MSNBC piece. But when you have MSNBC fretting that the stench around a company attached to a Democrat rising star stinks, it is worthy of note: If Aaron Sorkin were to craft a movie about Newark Mayor Cory Booker, you can bet that Waywire, Booker’s controversial technology start-up, would provide a cautionary tale for the mayor’s voracious ambition.

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Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/10/2013 11:00:38 AM     Post Reply
There’s still a real chance that the Captain Schettinos of the House Republican brain trust will rescue Obama’s presidency by passing an amnesty. But some in the open-borders crowd are getting nervous about John Boehner’s ability to achieve Obama’s objectives. Their fear is that this session of Congress will end with no amnesty bill on the president’s desk, or with one whose criteria they consider too draconian. Their fallback strategy? Have Obama amnesty the illegal population by administrative fiat.

   

 

  


 
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Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/10/2013 9:51:30 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/10/2013 9:41:38 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/10/2013 9:19:34 AM     Post Reply
Americans renouncing U.S. citizenship surged sixfold in the second quarter from a year earlier as the government prepares to introduce tougher asset-disclosure rules. Expatriates giving up their nationality at U.S. embassies climbed to 1,131 in the three months through June from 189 in the year-earlier period, according to Federal Register figures published today. That brought the first-half total to 1,810 compared with 235 for the whole of 2008. The U.S., the only nation in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that taxes citizens wherever they reside, is searching for tax cheats in offshore centers,

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Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/9/2013 10:10:30 PM     Post Reply
AILES: Well, generally I don’t confirm or deny any rumors; that’s a rumor at the moment. However Megyn has earned a better time period, she’ll be in our prime time lineup. But I must quickly say that all of our stars will be back. We have new deals with Hannity and Greta and Shep. Shep and I have been working quietly on something we’ll roll out, probably in mid September, about how news is presented. I think it’s kinda done in an old fashioned way and I think we have a

   

 

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House conservatives to unveil
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Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/9/2013 9:50:17 PM     Post Reply
The conservative Republican Study Committee (RSC) is preparing to unveil legislation that would replace ObamaCare with a new set of healthcare reforms. A spokesman for RSC Chairman Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) confirmed Friday that members of the group will introduce their measure after the August recess. "Chairman Scalise and the RSC Health Care Working Group are drafting legislation to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with a conservative alternative that fixes the problems in our healthcare system without the harmful taxes and mandates in the President´s law,"



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