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Obama administration under pressure
as US senators demand end to secrecy

Guardian [UK] & Associated Press, by Spencer Ackerman

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 6/11/2013 10:00:41 PM

The Obama administration was facing renewed pressure over the secrecy of its surveillance programs, as a group of US senators demanded it reveal how it interprets the laws that underpin them and foreign governments expressed growing concern. A bill, to be introduced in the Senate on Tuesday, would force the US government to disclose the opinions of a secretive surveillance court that determines the scope of the eavesdropping on Americans´ phone records and internet communications. Separately, a leading member of the Senate intelligence committee came close to saying that James Clapper,

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It just shocks me that the proceedings and orders of the FISA court are completely secret. That sure is bad when you have someone like Holder and 0bama in charge. Especially when the attorney general is responsible for the FISA court guidelines. Heavy sigh.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Janjan, 6/11/2013 10:25:30 PM     (No. 9371393)

Who, exactly, has the Obama Administration ´under pressure´? It´s not the media or our laughable Republican leadership so I am at a loss.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: veritas, 6/11/2013 11:33:17 PM     (No. 9371488)

I feel sorry for those NSA employees who have to work around-the-clock to find dirt on these Senators in their emails and such.

OP: it´s pretty unsettling to see/hear so many people [like Senators, like Rudy Giuliani on Fox tonight, and lots of others] say "it´s ok, we can trust X or Y or Z," when there´s so much evidence, such a pattern or corruption all over this administration.

I´d count the pennies if they gave me change for a nickel. Twice.

#1: Indeed, indeed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: steveW, 6/12/2013 1:13:12 AM     (No. 9371544)

Remember The Guardian is a Leftist megaphone for every "progressive" policy Obama still stands for. No chance in hell they are now out to get him. Is this scandal being used as a way to cover-up the previous ones? Who knows, but rest assured "news" sources like the Guardian are nothing if not Obama worshippers. They protected Him during Fast and Furious (where did that go?), they protected Him during Benghazi (where did that go?) and they will protect Him now, no matter how it may look at the moment.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: The Advocate, 6/12/2013 6:56:36 AM     (No. 9371692)

Lois Lerner Leaked the IRS scandal and is still accessing her computer and on full pay-deleting files no doubt.
Perhaps Snowden is just another Obamophile seeking to distract from Benghazi, IRS, AP, Rosen, amnesty ObamaCARE/TAX et al.
The Guardian is certainly certifiably pro Obama and anti American.
So many scandals -the electorate is overwhelmed, tired, broke and jobless thanks to the Obama Cabal onslaught.
Senators are not pressing Obama-they are enabling him.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rinktum, 6/12/2013 7:19:08 AM     (No. 9371704)

Obama is a disgrace but our dear electeds in Washington are giving him a run for his money or in the very least, enabling hIm. There are very few who merit trust in that city. It is a cesspool of corruption. When the guy at the top has no conscience or moral compass, it brings out the worst in people.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MirJoy, 6/12/2013 7:20:35 AM     (No. 9371706)

Pretty soon, we will all nod our heads up and down (no words necessary) and agree that 2 + 2 = 5. It´s just easier.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: PChristopher, 6/12/2013 7:26:14 AM     (No. 9371710)

Well, if you want them to respond you´re going to have to stop acting like a bunch of wienies who think that a strongly worded letter will fix it...unless that word happens to be IMPEACH!!!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: guybee, 6/12/2013 7:32:38 AM     (No. 9371718)

Folks - as long as the dims control the Senate,impeaching BO is a waste of time and political capital.

There is ONLY ONE solution. Elect better representatives who are honest and will hold the future of our cherished values and the freedom of the USA as their highest priority.

Until we take back our country through the election process, we are going to be on the losing side of this debacle.

By the way, this divide in culture and values has been true in America since the revolutionary war. This is NOT the first time we have been so divided. Read about the Civil war and how it almost destroyed America.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 6/12/2013 7:46:56 AM     (No. 9371737)

Scare the electeds. Start a national term limits amendment for Senators and Reps.

If we can´t get rid of the Schumers by the ballot box, we will force them out and get citizens in office.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lasvegaslou, 6/12/2013 7:58:51 AM     (No. 9371757)

"We need to step back here and say clearly: mass surveillance is not what we want,..." Not what who wants? It´s obviously what the rulers of the USA, both Republican and Democrat, want. They wouldn´t be doing it otherwise. We are not allowed to simply surveil the terrorists (Muslims) because that would be (Gasp!) profiling. We can´t even identify our enemy because that wouldn´t be PC.

One thing is for sure, the good old USA may be morphing into a totalitarian state before our very eyes but by golly, it will be a Politically Correct totalitarian state - but wait, that´s what a totalitarian state is, isn´t it? A state where every word and every thought is controlled by it´s rulers? In other words, a Politically Correct state. Up with PC!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: LZK, 6/12/2013 8:19:06 AM     (No. 9371811)

My thinking exactly poster #1...

Who´s putting pressure on whom?????

No one "dares" question the "won".....

He´s an untouchable....

LZK

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Reply 12 - Posted by: stryker714, 6/12/2013 8:27:51 AM     (No. 9371833)

It´s discouraging to hear Boehner and Peter King defend the NSA snooping. They are just as sick as John McCain. What the h good is this NSA snooping, based on results? This makes the whole post 09/11/01 followup of creating Homeland Security, TSA, passing (un)Patriot(ic) Act seem as just a means to an end to promote the caliphate and wage war on patriotic Americans. It´s really getting old. Defiance till the end! Go to hell Obama adminstruation and your corrupted/compromised/subverted agencies!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: chiller, 6/12/2013 8:39:46 AM     (No. 9371864)

If Obie is indeed in a jam, he´s doubling down, hoping to draw pubbies into a disastrous action, against which the electorate rebels. It´s his only chance to hold senate and take the house.

He´s begging for impeachment, seems to me. Not in the ´they´d never dare´ sense. He´s hoping for it. How audacious must this administration become to draw fire.

The ´audacity of hope´....wasn´t that one of Obie´s books?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: altoona, 6/12/2013 8:42:33 AM     (No. 9371875)

Amen to all of the above. Did anyone hear Boehner use such strong language on Bradley Manning, whose disclosures probably resulted in deaths of covert agents as he has used on Snowden, who basically confirmed something we already knew. I think Boehner gets told to go out and be outraged or he will see some of his intercepted emails exposed.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Starlady, 6/12/2013 8:46:57 AM     (No. 9371879)

I agree that it is very disappointing to hear political leaders that we may have respect for, say this intrusion into our privacy is necessary and okay. I´ve decided they just don´t have an ethical core anymore, they´ve been in politics so long they just don´t know the difference in right and wrong anymore.
I have noticed they all comment on phone numbers, but omit credit card transactions, Internet snooping, bank account information that has all been part of the collection by NSA.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: shamus, 6/12/2013 8:48:44 AM     (No. 9371881)

Secret court proceedings are just plain wrong.

It´s the kind of thing done in Communist countries or in dictatorships. I hope this gets put in front of the Supreme Court and that they rule it unconstitutional.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 6/12/2013 8:50:22 AM     (No. 9371886)

When Bush was honest and admitted that if an American was talking to a suspected foreign terrorist, the call might be monitored, the left went nuts. I thought that was a reasonable approach.

But casting a broad net over Americans just to see what you might catch is unacceptable. There is no probable cause and phone calls have been defined to have a reasonable expectation of privacy. You generally need a warrant showing cause to tap someone´s phone. I don´t care if this is not content related, only the number called etc. it´s none of the government´s business.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Felixcat, 6/12/2013 9:08:20 AM     (No. 9371916)

So all Americans are under suspicion?

Of course, deliberate leak (and deaths of people) of actual intelligence via the pipsqueak Bradley Manning - and silence from the likes of Boehner. Deliberate leak of the existence of a program by Snowden and it´s off with his head.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: geoman, 6/12/2013 9:13:22 AM     (No. 9371930)

Re: #8 - I long to return to a time when American voters could participate in an honest election "refereed" by a slightly biased media not completely in the tank for their darlings of the left. Unfortunately, I submit that this way of thinking is precisely why we have the blatant, in-your-face lawlessness and lack of ethics coming from the entire spectrum of progressives. In other words, while you wait to take back your country through the election process, your country is sliding inexorably towards a Marxist dictatorship bolstered by Sharia-compliant courts.

I say take a page from the civil rights, gay rights, and illegal rights movements where a small percentage of the population made sure they were seen and heard. Conservatives are three times as numerous and prosperous as the civil rights marchers but seem to be only one-third as motivated. Raw numbers in the streets will create movement that cannot and will not be ignored by the media and governing elites. Is it too inconvenient or are we afraid of being shot down in the streets? Are conservatives now reduced to being "Patriots of Convenience?"

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ilovedogs, 6/12/2013 9:23:56 AM     (No. 9371961)

#1 so funny and yet so sadly true

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 6/12/2013 9:30:33 AM     (No. 9371975)

Pressure? Pressure? I don´t feel any pressure. I feel the same old garbage.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: RancherJack, 6/12/2013 10:06:29 AM     (No. 9372060)

OTOH - there´s ...

Lies
Damn Lies
And then there´s Congress

None of this happens without Congress paying for it with our wealth coerced and purloined from hard working Americans.

Remember - The President proposes, but the Congress disposes

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Libertygal, 6/12/2013 11:01:47 AM     (No. 9372174)

You know, it´s funny. I saw some talking heads on Fox News several days ago, at this point, I cannot even remembef who. Anyway, they said, "Republicans will support Obama in this, it will be the Democrats that turn on him."

I guffawed, and muttered to myself, "Yeah, right. Let´s watch and see what happens then,"

Sure enough! The Republicans have been nearly in lock step supporting this! It´s to keep us safe, it´s only for terrorists! OMG!

Several Congress Critters say they have heard nothing of this after Obama says they have all been briefed, it goes back for reapproval, they all knew.

I don´t believe my ears when they support him. They willingly give up my rights without my permission or consent.

Taxation without representation at this point, this is NOT what I voted for!

I would fire them all, if I could.


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Reply 24 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 6/12/2013 11:03:07 AM     (No. 9372178)

Secret courts are illegal unless they are military.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 6/12/2013 11:06:22 AM     (No. 9372188)

What pressure and which senators?
Those eggheads in the senate are talking about giving voting rights to illegals and the possible demise of the Republican party.
You can´t make me believe there´s pressure from the senate.
A few people in flyover country are concerned but the NSA will data mine us for future travel to Obama´s Gulags.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: chicodon, 6/12/2013 12:10:41 PM     (No. 9372353)

#3
All we can do is look at the effect. Since the media can´t walk and chew gum, only one scandal at a time is covered. The effect is that all the other scandals are buried. I can understand why they focus on this one. The public is divided on whether it is even a scandal. Many want even more snooping.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Udanja99, 6/12/2013 12:24:51 PM     (No. 9372403)

There´s no way that the House is going to impeach the first 10% black president and no way that the Senate would ever convict. Our best shot is to keep zippy and the demoncrats tied up in investigations for the next 3 1/2 years. Make their lives a living hell.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: peterfleming, 6/12/2013 12:46:16 PM     (No. 9372464)

Politically, we´re in chaos. A fabulous American business world is being choked to death. Individual after individual squeezed down to empty. Question: why isn´t EVERY Congressional elite bum screaming daily, at every public appearance opportunity, about (1) IRS persecution of citizens and timely removal of tax tyranny (2) fraudulence of secret GIANT amnesty bill and its lying promoter Marco Rubio, (3) the silence of Obama´s Benghazi stand down (4) the silence of Billary´s Benghazi stand down (5) Washington’s silence re newly revealed massive NSA invasion on privacy of all citizens, (6) Hitlerian-Feinstein brutality of exposing peaceful gun ownership in an increasingly violent world, and (7) media blindness to increasing Islamic supremacist violence that has already taken over Europe and is on its way here. That’s just for openers! Answer: it all comes down to Washington’s greed lobbying machine where privilege is for sale by all Congressional whores, and the lying, richly overpaid Diane Sawyers news actors guarantee to cover it all up and not allow anybody of good conscience to scream on TV. It’s a sickening mess when nice looking Marco Rubio can dominate TV with politically correct “amnesty”, while never discussing horrible details of this massive, obamaskare look-alike filthy bill. The corrupted Diane Sawyers, Fox News, all promote this senatorial bamboozling lying to all America. Rubio is our next “don’t read the bill” Puglosi fraudster. June 9 Daily Caller, Betsy McCaughey breaks down this tax theft "amnesty" obamacare-like sickening bill that not one single Congress droid has yet to read and discuss.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: dragonslayer2, 6/12/2013 2:07:48 PM     (No. 9372605)

"Politics is the art of the possible."

Sit at home know nothings put us in this position in the last two elections. Republican Representative leaders are doing the possible.

I will be with John Boehner until the last dog dies.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: veritas, 6/12/2013 2:32:33 PM     (No. 9372641)

#29 reminded me of this observation --

"As is so commonly the case in semi-democracies, whatever might work is politically impossible, and whatever is politically possible won’t work."
~~ Fred Reed

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Grambo, 6/12/2013 3:34:33 PM     (No. 9372738)

Anyone who is surprised that the government is tracking their every phone call, email, and credit card transaction is naive. Just what did they think a 4 billion dollar Utah NSA facility equipped with 1.5 million 4gb hard drives was going to do...track sports scores?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 6/12/2013 4:11:20 PM     (No. 9372796)

If Congress really wants to find out about NSA spying they should:

1. Google "Carnivore", "Echelon", "Naris Corp" and "Prism". There are many articles going back to the Clinton era.

2. Ask the Chinese and Russian hackers about our programs.

3. Ask Israeli hackers how to fix any leaks.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 6/12/2013 4:31:20 PM     (No. 9372826)

"Every email, all your internet activity, every phone conversation, every piece of GPS data, all social and media interactions, every credit card transaction, every electronic detail about your life, like it or not, is being placed into a safety box that you have no control over. The government can come at any point, open that box, and conduct retroactive surveillance on you. They will be able to create a perfect profile of your behavior, and they will be exceptionally well armed if they deeem your behavior to be in opposition to the best interest of the state" Brad Thor novel that is true.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: jglas, 6/12/2013 5:11:27 PM     (No. 9372900)

Meanwhile on the other side of the world, Benghazi lies forgotten in the dust.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 6/12/2013 5:21:41 PM     (No. 9372907)

It makes one wonder when people like Michael Mukasey, former judge (presided over the trial of the Blind Sheikh) and US Attorney General, say that the programs were necessary to attack terrorism. John Bolton and Peter King, among others, speak of treason.

At Accuracy in Media, Cliff Kincaid speaks of Snowden being protected by China with an offer of a home in Russia, and points out that Soros-funded organizations are calling for an end to spying on us.

It makes it very hard to know what to think. Are hostile forces using the Mannings and Snowdens of the world to cripple our defenses?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: larryp, 6/12/2013 6:55:49 PM     (No. 9373021)

we are being presented with a straw man argument. That is we haveto haveallthis electonic devices. but if it was 20 yrs ago we would not have had the inventions.
so what to do? Old -fashionedboing C ia and FBI and P.D. foot work. Get out there and talkt to people check out each neaighbor hoodand find out who is hinky and pay him a visit, over and over.
Check for real legit govt IDs at the airport.Hire Police to back up the gate agents as thy see all kinds of ID.
Have the TSA screeners fly on fights they have just screened.If the TSAers have passed thru some LA RaZA compaadre then one of their own buds is at risk every flight.Lets see how long that lasts.
We Can´t do all this? Sure we can! We are Americans and we can change things that aren´t working. We can backofffrom allthis electronics and go to Humint- human beings.

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Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Progressive Insurance
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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 7:39:27 PM     Post Reply
About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,


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