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Under sweeping subpoenas,
Justice Department obtained
AP phone records
in leak investigation

Washington Post, by Sari Horwitz

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 5/13/2013 10:44:29 PM

In a sweeping and unusual move, the Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of journalists working for the Associated Press as part of a year-long investigation into the disclosure of classified information about a failed al-Qaeda plot last year. The AP’s president said Monday that federal authorities obtained cell, office and home telephone records of individual reporters and an editor, AP general office numbers in Washington, New York and Hartford, and the main number for AP reporters covering Congress in what he called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thelmalou, 5/13/2013 10:57:24 PM     (No. 9325537)

How do you like him now, AP? Geez frickin´ Louise...every single story today brings yet another egregious power grab of this administration.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: halfnorsk, 5/13/2013 11:12:14 PM     (No. 9325561)

Obama has now poked his finger in the press´s eye, big-time. May the retaliation be swift and powerful. Make some popcorn and sit back for the show, folks. Hell hath no fury like a journalist scorned.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: charliecoconut, 5/13/2013 11:33:36 PM     (No. 9325584)

Gonna be a good month. Hell hath no fury like a news agency scorned.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: grounded, 5/13/2013 11:45:04 PM     (No. 9325593)

It ain´t so much fun when the thugocrats turn their sights on you Fourth Estaters, is it? The press is responsible for the First Mulatto President. Let´s see how long they will continue to prop him up.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ribicon, 5/14/2013 12:03:24 AM     (No. 9325612)

Nothing a box of chocolates and a dozen roses can´t fix. Just watch: Lord Ears and AP will be at it hot and heavy again in no time.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: flowerladytoo, 5/14/2013 12:30:24 AM     (No. 9325627)

You lay down with the dogs, you get fleas. Since well before 2008, the media has been Obama´s adoring lapdog...their reporting has been shamelessly biased toward Obama and his administration´s agenda. So where did it get them...HERE! Still feeling so cozy with the Obama administration, AP?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: KTWO, 5/14/2013 2:06:23 AM     (No. 9325660)

Is "subpeona" the proper word? What court issued the writ?

Or can DOJ just subpeona unilaterally? Wow, that would be fun.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 5/14/2013 3:36:25 AM     (No. 9325688)

Obama even developed a "binder" on Gen.Petraeus by e mail snooping.They´re probably still holding things over his head for silence.They´ scared to death Broadwell will snap and reveal a bunch of dirty secrets within the CIA.

The AP will eat this and move along being a mouth piece for Obama.The only thing the media cares about is Obama´s agenda being derailed.

But you have to love the idiot who´s promoting Biden for 2016,saying he´s the most qualified to finish the Obama agenda.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: thelmalou, 5/14/2013 5:01:02 AM     (No. 9325709)

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Jloophole, 5/14/2013 6:27:16 AM     (No. 9325740)

Dear AP:
If you haven´t seen "The Lives of Others", now might be a good time to watch it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: steveW, 5/14/2013 6:32:26 AM     (No. 9325744)

Holder or Obama will invoke "national security" (oh how wonderful that Dear Leader cares about our national security! sigh the progressives) and the AP will continue to lie and cover-up for them as the assembled court eunuchs make sure this blows over pronto. Not hard to predict, folks.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 5/14/2013 6:47:23 AM     (No. 9325758)

They have been doing this kind of stuff in Chicago politics for decades and don´t understand why everyone has their panties in a wad.
This story helped me understand why the press is NOW interested in Benghazi.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ruready?, 5/14/2013 6:56:05 AM     (No. 9325767)

Went by CNN.com this morning. They are leading with Angelina Jolie´s double masectomy. As if there was any doubt as to their journalistic independence.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Deedo, 5/14/2013 7:21:46 AM     (No. 9325802)

See yesterday´s post, "The Bloody Hands of Barack Obama" to know how far this goes. LCom Staff, please consider this article for a Must Read:

http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=735331

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rinktum, 5/14/2013 7:24:18 AM     (No. 9325813)

I don´t believe the Justice Department has full working knowledge of the word, justice.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: fysammy, 5/14/2013 7:58:47 AM     (No. 9325878)

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.” WC

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Reply 17 - Posted by: pindarjr, 5/14/2013 7:59:52 AM     (No. 9325883)

This May, news editors who frequently ask the question, "Does this story have legs?" are having to check with the local entomologist to get an accurate count. The rock that has been covering the Obama administration for so long has been lifted and we are suddenly inundated with a set of new and fascinating centipedes. The Benghazi attack, the IRS´s apparent pogrom against conservative groups and, now, DOJ´s mass collection of AP´s phone records may appeal to different readerships, but all the bug scientists agree that each of these stories has a lot of legs.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 5/14/2013 8:06:38 AM     (No. 9325901)

The irony of this is sublime. The AP has fauned over BHO like a pubescent schoolgirl, and especially so recently with Sequestration horror stories.

Hey, AP: He´s just not that into you anymore...

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Reply 19 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 5/14/2013 8:13:41 AM     (No. 9325908)

I have to admit, this story really crept up on me - Gosnell, Benghazi, Tea Party/IRS - good grief. And now this???

amazing...

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Freeloader, 5/14/2013 8:15:52 AM     (No. 9325910)

Glorious day, oh, glorious day...I´m living for that glorious day...Eric The Red is cuffed and led away!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 5/14/2013 8:19:48 AM     (No. 9325915)

Obama´s "JustUs Department".

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Reply 22 - Posted by: enuf8, 5/14/2013 8:33:09 AM     (No. 9325938)

One has to wonder if it was ONLY the AP phone numbers which were accessed? Bet there´s a lot more. There are others beside AP, like some bloggers and other "news" organizations who have periodically had "leaked" info.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Angry Dumbo, 5/14/2013 8:42:48 AM     (No. 9325961)

Nothingburger. Dead letter office. Media is business (the business of electing liberals), and is simply reminding Hillary to run wide of Obama.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: LZK, 5/14/2013 8:44:17 AM     (No. 9325964)

Finally ----- the media is POed because NOW it´s in their face -- public and private. Information gathered by obama about THEM....

OMG -- how could that be..... The "won" they love and trust has just "stuck it" to THEM....

How delicious!!

LZK

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Reply 25 - Posted by: MattMusson, 5/14/2013 9:02:15 AM     (No. 9326009)

Gathering Dirt to force the AP to write ´positive´ stories about Obama.
Blackmailing the press.

Now we will see which reporters have stones.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mc squared, 5/14/2013 9:23:28 AM     (No. 9326064)

I´ve been saying for years that the press would be eaten like everyone else. Only they would be eaten last as they have no further value.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 5/14/2013 9:25:23 AM     (No. 9326068)

Battered Wife Syndrome

Zippy will call the AP honchos into the White House - - give them a verbal beating - - and they´ll fall madly in love with him again.

Guaranteed to happen.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 5/14/2013 9:30:51 AM     (No. 9326084)

Listen guys, not to fear. A beer fest in the garden will be held in your honor. After all, with what is coming down the pike, he´s going to need you.

Holder, your timing was terrible!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Adam, 5/14/2013 9:40:06 AM     (No. 9326109)

All decent men would now agree that it would be wonderful if the press would honestly report on Obama and thereby, destroy his presidency. If they do, great. But even if they do, I will still hold them in contempt. This story wasn´t known before the election but Fast and Furious was and the press covered it up. Benghazi was and the press covered it up. The IRS scandal was known and the press covered it up. they have my everlasting contempt.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 5/14/2013 10:32:36 AM     (No. 9326229)

This caught my eye from the spokesman for the Justice Department, Bill Miller: "Those regulations require us to make every reasonable effort to obtain information through alternative means before even considering a subpoena for the phone records of a member of the media.”

Alternative means? Hey, AP reporters: Did you call your psychiatrists´ offices to see if anyone broke in to look a your records?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: blackops, 5/14/2013 10:44:50 AM     (No. 9326275)

Better put some ice on that.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: kennedylaw, 5/14/2013 10:47:13 AM     (No. 9326285)

No one should mistake any bad press that the Obama Regime is currently getting as a sign that the media has turned on Our Glorious Leader. They have not.

The media has a short window of a few months in which to vent against perceived slights against them by the Obama Regime and to pretend that they are providing unbiased coverage of both sides. The media will again unite behind the Obama Regime just in time for the 2014 elections.

During the months leading up the 2014 election, when the media is once again a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democrat Party, they will respond to charges of media bias by pointing out how in 2013 they ran all sorts of hard hitting articles against the Obama Regime.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 5/14/2013 10:48:20 AM     (No. 9326287)

Only the government can leak classified information.

When will these people learn?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: peterfleming, 5/14/2013 10:52:25 AM     (No. 9326293)

It Don´t Mean a Thing If it Ain´t Got That Swing, do ah do ah, do ah do ah, Ellington.
Today´s whistleblowers, on one lone tragic subject will sink back into low level bureaucratic obscurity. What we need now is at least one press/TVmedia whistleblower
to come blasting out on the whole brainwash
scam, on the entire bill of particulars....
ALL THE STUFF that is guarded by the press.
All the pretense, the omission, the blatant
censorship to protect spread of Obama more ruthless power grabbing islamic communism.
One honest voice wlll be a good start. Even
"spin stops here" doctor, Fox Bill O´Reilly could do it. Blow it all wide open for good.
Asking totally corrupted news actors like Kiddie News Diane, to be honest, would be a stretch.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: hawgguy, 5/14/2013 10:58:02 AM     (No. 9326307)

Predictably, most of the WaPo´s reader commentaries see this as Bush´s fault.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: geronimo, 5/14/2013 11:02:48 AM     (No. 9326330)

So DOJ has obtained phone records of 100 journalists on 20 phone lines and that´s it. That´s as far as it went.

DOJ has, like many of Obama´s tentacles, proven that it has an insatiable appetite for power and manipulation, outside the law when expedient. So of course we believe that they would stop at 20 lines, 100 reporters. Like any addict, they insist they only experimented with a little bit and can stop any time they want to.

O-o-o-o-okay.

#7 - the article states that the subpoenas were issued by the office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia and that requests for subpoenas of news agency records must be "approved personally" by the attorney general.

Would that be the same attorney general who is to make an appearance in a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow. THAT attorney general?

Why can´t I get CSpan 3 on my TV?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Sheepfarmer, 5/14/2013 11:06:56 AM     (No. 9326340)

But .. they were so nice to him!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: FilAm, 5/14/2013 11:06:58 AM     (No. 9326341)

Obama will invite these journos whose feelings were hurt for a joy ride at Air Force One or a party at the White House and all is well again.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 5/14/2013 11:48:56 AM     (No. 9326468)

I have no doubt that AP and the Kenyan will make up rather soon, but the individual journalists that had their records spied on, they might be another story. I know I would be personally offended if it were me. Maybe now they´ll start doing their jobs?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: skedaddle, 5/14/2013 12:02:11 PM     (No. 9326506)

I thought the AP probably sent transcripts of all their communications back to 0bama so he could see how much they loved him. How dare they make him use the "Justice" Dept. to subpeona those records.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 5/14/2013 12:05:00 PM     (No. 9326516)

Oh I cringe!!!! Now I say this jokingly...all of us ldotters better be careful on our posts or 0bama/Holder will be bugging you to find out.....

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Reply 42 - Posted by: geoman, 5/14/2013 12:06:40 PM     (No. 9326521)

The sufferers of Battered Press Syndrome will stick by their man. They´ll probably assault the first responders in protecting their man.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Muggins, 5/14/2013 12:21:39 PM     (No. 9326561)

The 4th estate is a travesty. News agencies are propaganda machines masquerading as news agencies. The priveledges that the press enjoys are exploited to manipulate public opinion. I don´t mind if the Justice Department cornholes the AP in some darkened alley. Besides, I´m interested in getting the leakers. Throw those traitors in jail.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 5/14/2013 12:24:11 PM     (No. 9326568)

The AP reporters don´t know how lucky they are.

Obama has (so far) only confiscated their phone records.

Obama´s presidential prototype, Woodrow Wilson, threw 2000 reporters in jail, where many of them stayed till after his administration ended. (Look it up.)

And their crime wasn´t talking to leaky Wilson co-conspirators - it was merely expressing, in print, criticism of Wilson government policy.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: jimmiet, 5/14/2013 12:25:15 PM     (No. 9326571)

AP we know you love him and you´ll take him back. The bruises and the cuts will heal, he´ll promise not to do it again but in the meantime put some ice on it. You know he didn´t really mean to hurt you, he just couldn´t help himself. It really is your fault you know. Libs just never learn.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: mickturn, 5/14/2013 12:37:04 PM     (No. 9326601)

JD: We think there are folks out there who are reporting what we are REALLY doing, so we have to GET THEM...um, er, check out what they are doing so we can make up charges and tie their rear ends up in legal hassles for years.

The Department of INjustice is at it again.

Don´t think Obie knew nothing, he plays the game but always gives the wink/nod to proceed against anyone who is a perceived enemy!

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Magdalene, 5/14/2013 12:45:40 PM     (No. 9326627)

Justice:

"I do not think this word means what you think it means."

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 5/14/2013 12:46:52 PM     (No. 9326632)

Get out your knee pads AP. thanks for helping this guy get a free ride back into the White House, I´m sure it will all get swept out they just need a new LoFo distraction.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: steveW, 5/14/2013 4:36:03 PM     (No. 9327130)

Dear Leader must suspect that someone in the AP, Dear Leader´s own personal press corps, has committed a thoughtcrime and isn´t 100% loyal to Dear Leader anymore. Why else conduct this investigation?

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Reply 50 - Posted by: paulfromTexas, 5/14/2013 4:41:18 PM     (No. 9327140)

Since dreams and hopes should be visualized, let´s all take the time to picture another A/G......say...John Mitchell...in a prison jumpsuit.....now,scratch through where it reads
´Mitchell´
and pencil in
"Holder"

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Reply 51 - Posted by: thewarden, 5/14/2013 4:41:41 PM     (No. 9327141)

Intimidation

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Simple simon, 5/14/2013 6:01:06 PM     (No. 9327246)

Lets destroy the root here and focus on repealing the unconstitutional patriot act from which they (any flippin power hungry politician or beauracrat) assume their authority.

Thank you GWB BTW

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Reply 53 - Posted by: reddfroge, 5/14/2013 10:27:13 PM     (No. 9327551)

Don´t buy into any of this ´bravo sierra´...AP is not about to abandon Obama no matter WHAT he does to them...do NOT believe that they will turn on him...NEVER

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Reply 54 - Posted by: 1976Ag, 5/14/2013 11:15:43 PM     (No. 9327616)

No one, or 99% of no one, that voted for 0bama cares about any of these scandals!

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If you have not yet heard, Brandeis University has rescinded its offer of an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born activist whose work has focused on the barbaric misogyny rampant in Islamic societies like the one in which she was raised—and whose efforts to call attention to them as a legislator in the Netherlands led to a political crisis there and her eventual flight to the United States. Given that it only takes a Google search to find out everything one would need to know about her, including the controversial aspects of her views, it is disgustingly laughable

Demonizing SCOTUS:
The OCare Precedent
Commentary Magazine, by Seth Mandel    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/8/2014 9:12:38 PM     Post Reply
When Chief Justice John Roberts rewrote ObamaCare from the bench in order to save it, most of the ramifications were immediately apparent. But there was one aspect of the stunt that as a member of the Supreme Court Roberts should have been sensitive to: precedent. Having caved to a public intimidation campaign from the president and his congressional allies (as well as the media) Roberts signaled that the way to get a conservative justice to discard his better judgment and rule against constitutional law was to impugn the court’s reputation in the public square. Be mean to John Roberts and



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Daily Mail (UK), by Dan Miller & Meghan Keneally    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/11/2014 10:29:52 AM     Post Reply
The son of the Nevada rancher locked in an increasingly tense land dispute with the federal government, says their cowboys managed to break a blockade and retrieve around 30 head of cattle. Federal agents swooped on Tuesday after Cliven Bundy, dubbed the last remaining rancher in southern Nevada, refused to remove his herd of 900 cows from land he claims has been in his family since 1870. The heavily-armed federal agents, equipped with eight helicopters and backed-up by snipers, surrounded the Bundy ranch after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) attained a federal court order to confiscate the family´s herd. But

Hillary Clinton Cancels Appearance Where
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Cybercast News Service, by Barbara Boland    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 4/11/2014 10:02:18 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton was the planned keynote speaker at the 17th Annual Western Healthcare Leadership Academy in San Diego on April 11 - but she´s cancelled her visit in the midst of planned protests from San Diego locals and military families. Protestors organized by "The Difference Matters" do not want the former U.S. Secretary of State to come because of Clinton´s role in the Benghazi scandal. "She is not welcome here in San Diego by so many of us. We don´t want her here," said Jan Iverson, a local mother and protestor. (Snip) Clinton´s office says she changed plans because of

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and the Nevada Water Tipping Point

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American Thinker, by Monica Morrill    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/12/2014 7:29:42 AM     Post Reply
Many Americans have been watching with great consternation the ongoing struggle between the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Marshals against Cliven Bundy and his family. There are no signs of either side relinquishing their position. Many onlookers have been informed that this dispute is over protecting the desert tortoise. But it is nothing of the sort. In fact, the reality of the dispute goes far underneath what is being talked about. The more appropriate source of the dispute is ground water as well as surface water -- this is a war over water. Cliven Bundy and his

The five extra words that can
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Washington Post, by John Paul Stevens    Original Article
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Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns. The adoption of rules that will lessen the number of those incidents should be a matter of primary concern to both federal and state legislators. Legislatures are in a far better position than judges to assess the

Barack Obama Saves Wife
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US Magazine, by Rachel McRady    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/10/2014 7:59:06 PM     Post Reply
Barack Obama got quite the handful on Thursday, April 10, but it was all for a good cause! As the President of the United States was boarding Air Force One with his wife Michelle Obama, a gust of wind blew up her skirt. Barack quickly stepped in and grabbed the First Lady´s billowing skirt to help her avoid a wardrobe malfunction and embarrassing Marilyn Monroe moment. Earlier in the week, another famous lady on the global stage suffered a similar snafu, but no one was around to help her -- not even her prince!

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 4/10/2014 2:35:20 PM     Post Reply
Big Government: As students flood Twitter with images of inedible slop, it´s clear that Michelle Obama´s government school lunch revamp is a costly failure. It´s time to get the feds out of kids´ lunch boxes. The $12 billion federal student lunch program, which serves 30.7 million kids, is losing participants fast — more than a million just last year, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report. The reason: the first lady´s Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act, an act that has accomplished exactly the opposite of what it claimed it would — leaving hungry, angry, disgusted kids and dumpsters full of wasted

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
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Recently elected Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is warning that global warming could raise sea levels high enough to flood the Hampton Roads region, home to the world´s largest naval base, without immediate and “smart decisions.” Addressing an environmental summit this week at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., McAuliffe embraced climate change, blamed humans for causing it, and said action is needed now to protect Virginia´s coast from rising ocean levels that will result from global warming. “The first big decision of course is to accept that climate change is real,” he told the group. “I happen to believe in

The IRS Scandal Comes Into Focus
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Wall Street Journal, by Kimberley A. Strassel    Original Article
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Nearly a year into the IRS scandal, we still don´t know exactly what happened—though we are finally getting an inkling. That´s thanks to the letter House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp sent this week to the Justice Department recommending a criminal probe of Lois Lerner. The average citizen might be dizzied by the torrent of confusing terms—BOLO lists, Tigta, 501(c)(4)—and the array of accusations that have made up this IRS investigation. Mr. Camp´s letter takes a step back to remind us why this matters, even as it provides compelling new information that goes to motive and method—and clarifies some of

Global solar dominance in sight
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Telegraph [UK], by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/10/2014 6:08:54 PM     Post Reply
Solar power has won the global argument. Photovoltaic energy is already so cheap that it competes with oil, diesel and liquefied natural gas in much of Asia without subsidies. Roughly 29pc of electricity capacity added in America last year came from solar, rising to 100pc even in Massachusetts and Vermont.[Snip] The technology is improving so fast--helped by the US military--that it has achieved a virtous circle. Michael Parker and Flora Chang, at Sanford Bernstein, say we entering a new order of "global energy deflation" that must ineluctably erode the viability of oil, gas and the fossil fuel nexus over time.

Jeb Bush defends ‘act of love’
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Politico, by Maggie Haberman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 12:53:18 PM     Post Reply
STAMFORD, Conn. — Jeb Bush defended his controversial comments about immigration reform, insisting they were nothing new for him and urging “sensitivity to the immigrant experience.” At a Connecticut Republican party dinner Thursday night, the former Republican governor of Florida did not repeat his remarks from last weekend at his father’s presidential library, when he said that people who come to the United States illegally in search of a better life for their children “broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love.” This time the potential 2016 candidate put it differently. “To be young and

President Obama stands by Rev. Al Sharpton
while accusing Republicans of trying
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New York Daily News, by Celeste Katz & Annie Karni    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 4/12/2014 7:02:39 AM     Post Reply
President Obama stood Friday with the Rev. Al Sharpton and accused Republicans of trying to keep millions of Americans from voting, in a fiery speech days after new revelations about Sharpton’s past as an FBI informant. “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” Obama told the annual convention of Sharpton’s National Action Network in Manhattan. Obama’s appearance represented a presidential seal of approval of Sharpton’s role as a civil rights activist, amid the new revelations about how Sharpton used a wire to record

Pelosi: Immigration law
like internment of Japanese

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Daily Caller, by Neil Munro    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/10/2014 3:42:16 PM     Post Reply
The deportation of foreigners living illegally in the United States is similar to the forced internment of ethnic-Japanese Americans in World War II, according to Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. “I’ll be very honest with you: Looking at the numbers at some point, in terms of how people are treated and deported and families separated and the rest, this has a scent of Japanese internment,” Pelosi told a Politico reporter. “It’s really a black mark,” said Pelosi. Roughly 110,000 ethnic-Japanese immigrants and their American children were detained during World War II after Japan’s sneak attack on Americans in Pearl Harbor. Pelosi also urged Obama


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