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West prepares sanctions as Russia
presses on with Crimea takeover

Reuters, by ANDREW OSBORN AND LINA KUSHCH

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Posted By:Honeybadger, 3/15/2014 8:00:51 AM

Dozens of Russians linked to Russia´s gradual takeover of Crimea could face U.S. and EU travel bans and asset freezes on Monday, after six hours of crisis talks between Washington and Moscow ended with both sides still far apart.Moscow shipped more troops and armor into Crimea on Friday and repeated its threat to invade other parts of Ukraine in response to violence in Donetsk on Thursday night despite Western demands to pull back.EU diplomats will choose from a long list of 120-130 possible Russian targets for sanctions on Sunday, as pro-Moscow authorities who have taken power in Crimea hold a

      


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Surrender without honor
New York Daily News, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 6/4/2014 8:07:45 AM     Post Reply
President Obama betrayed the highest obligation of his office — safeguarding national security — in trading five hard-core Taliban for the American serviceman who appears to have deserted in Afghanistan. The five sworn enemies of the United States are now in the Gulf state of Qatar, where they are free to come and go as they like, beyond the watch of American agents. In just one year, they will be free to return to Afghanistan to fight there and stage terror attacks far beyond that country’s borders.

Obama Hopelessly Out of His Depth
Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 6/2/2014 8:56:03 AM     Post Reply
Over the course of the last couple of weeks, including today, I’ve heard Barack Obama talk about what we owe our veterans–about how what’s happening to them in the VA scandal is intolerable, how reforms to the system are urgently needed, how the problems need to be fixed, and how we need to do right by our veterans across the board.It’s a scathing criticism of the status quo, really, a harsh indictment of those in power and a powerful them
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Lewis Katz, co-owner of
The Inquirer, dies in plane crash
Philly.com, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 6/1/2014 9:17:08 AM     Post Reply
Lewis Katz, 72, co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Daily News and Philly.com, died Saturday night in the crash of a private plane at a Massachusetts airfield.Katz´s death was confirmed by Inquirer editor Bill Marimow, who said he learned the news Sunday morning from close associates.All seven people were killed aboard the private plane that crashed at Hanscom Field and erupted into a fireball, authorities said Sunday.The Gulfstream IV crashed about 9:40 p.m. Saturday as it was departing for Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey, said Matthew Brelis, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Port Authority, which operates the air

Top Times editor Baquet admits
clash with Abramson led to firing
New York Post, by Keith Kelley    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 5/31/2014 9:25:34 AM     Post Reply
New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet used to get so furious at his higher-ups — Jill Abramson among them — that he punched holes in the newsroom walls. “It’s true,” he said in his first major interview since he replaced Abramson in the top job. “I should have a lawyer present with me for this, shouldn’t I?” When asked about maps that were strategically placed to hide the damage in the Washington bureau, Baquet admitted to NPR’s David Folkenflik that he has a “temper.” “In each case, I was mad at somebody above me in rank,” he said in the interview made

Phil Mickelson, Carl Icahn and
Billy Walters probed for insider trading
New York Post, by Rich Calder, Jamie Schram and Josh Saul    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 5/31/2014 9:20:35 AM     Post Reply
The feds are investigating whether golf legend Phil Mickelson, billionaire investor Carl Icahn and Vegas gambling kingpin William “Billy” Walters took part in an insider-trading scheme, federal law-enforcement sources told The Post Friday. The FBI and the Securities and Exchange Commission suspect that Mickelson and Walters illegally traded on nonpublic information from Icahn about his investments in public companies — specifically his attempted takeover of ­Clorox, the sources said. The two-year investigation was launched after Icahn made a $10 billion offer for Clorox in July 2011, causing the stock to skyrocket amid a rash of suspicious trading, according to sources with knowledge

   

 

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The White House Is Exhausted
National Journal, by George E. Condon, Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 5/31/2014 8:51:39 AM     Post Reply
Day 1,956 of his presidency was not too kind to President Obama. Having to announce within a four-hour span that he had lost both an embattled Cabinet secretary and his chief spokesman, Obama looked Friday like a man gamely trying to get a stalled administration back on track.He entered the week still stuck with low approval ratings and facing fierce criticism of his policies both at home and abroad. On Wednesday, he tried to chart a new course internationally with a West Point speech setting out a new foreign policy. On Thursday, he dealt with widespread criticism of the speech.

Charlie Rose´s Hourlong PBS Interview of
Susan Rice Never Mentions Benghazi
Newsbusters, by Paul Bremmer    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 5/31/2014 8:25:20 AM     Post Reply
On Thursday, Charlie Rose spent the entire commercial-free hour of his PBS show interviewing Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice, yet never asked her a single question about the 2012 Benghazi attacks or her role in disseminating faulty talking points afterward. In fact, the B-word never escaped Rose’s nor Rice’s lips during the entire show. [Video below. MP3 audio here.] There were, however, a few moments when a question about Benghazi would have seemed appropriate. Early in the interview, Rose asked where in the world America’s core interests were under attack at the moment. Rice pointed to the ongoing terrorist

NBC News head directed questions to Brian Williams
during his interview with Edward Snowden
New York Daily News, by Don Kaplan    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 5/31/2014 7:44:26 AM     Post Reply
Like the beginning of all good spy stories, this one unfolded under the cloak of darkness. Roughly 10 days ago, a small group of NBC News executives huddled at 4 a.m. in a dimly lit editing room on the fifth floor of NBC’s midtown headquarters to eavesdrop on a 4 1/2-hour chat between anchor Brian Williams and NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Among them was NBC News chief Deborah Turness, who watched the discussion unfold as it was beamed from a Moscow hotel over an encrypted live feed from halfway around the world. Williams was the face of the telecast, and the footage would

Thomas Piketty’s book is
declared Fake But Accurate
Redstate, by Erik Erikson    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 5/24/2014 6:32:30 AM     Post Reply
Last month the left was all abuzz about a new book written by a French (I am not making this up) economics professor who attacked wealth “inequality” as the root of all evil and prescribed confiscatory taxes on individual wealth to ensure everyone gets poorer except, presumably French economics professors and other plutocrats.Paul Krugman, the left’s attack Schnauzer on economic issues, was nearly pornographic in his praise.“Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” the new book by the French economic

33 Democrats Opposed a Bill to Make
VA Bureaucrats Easier to Fire
Washinton Free Beacon, by Andrew Stiles    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 5/23/2014 7:51:44 AM     Post Reply
On Wednesday, the House of Representative overwhelming approved the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act, a bill that would relax the standard bureaucratic red tape that makes it exceedingly difficult to fire government employees, even those implicated in an embarrassing scandal. The vote was not unanimous, however, as 33 Democrats for some reason voted against the legislation. The opposition was comprised of union-backed liberals, as well as lawmakers such as Jim Moran (Va.), Steny Hoyer (Md.), and Chris Van Hollen (Md.), who represent the D.C. suburbs where many senior VA employees reside. The full list of no votes:

   

 



 
Bad Mom? New York’s First Lady savaged
for admitting ambivalence over kids
Fox News, by Howard Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 5/22/2014 6:38:23 AM     Post Reply
The first lady of New York City is being trashed by the tabloids for the crime of committing honesty.Chirlane McCray dared say out loud what I’ve heard plenty of women say privately: that having a baby is frustrating and exasperating and sometimes all you want to do is bury yourself in the adult world of work. Guess what, some dads feel that way too. In a New York Magazine cover story on Mayor Bill deBlasio’s wife, Lisa Miller quoted McCray as reflecting on life after her daughter was born: "I was 40 years old; I had a life. Especially with

Payback time:
GOP incumbents learn how to win
Politico, by Alexander Burns    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 5/21/2014 7:50:08 AM     Post Reply
In 2014, the tea party insurrection is starting to look more like the Boston Massacre.In state after state this primary season, entrenched politicians are proving that incumbency counts for something after all, leveraging the stature and financial firepower that comes with high office to demolish challengers from the activist right.In three states Tuesday night, long-serving lawmakers rolled over tea party opponents. Eight-term Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson beat back a challenger supported by Club for Growth, the most influential conservative group targeting elected officials in primaries. In Pennsylvania, Rep. Bill Shuster easily dispatched an opponent once touted as a tea party



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The Lost IRS E-mails Exist!
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American Thinker, by William A. Routt    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 6/21/2014 6:46:15 AM     Post Reply
I have been listening all week to TV pundits lamenting that Lois Lerner’s hard drive has been destroyed, and therefore her e-mails are lost. This is simply not the case. I never cease to be amazed at the lack of understanding of how the e-mail system works. When you write an e-mail, it goes to your server to be sent to the person you e-mailed. Your server keeps a copy of that e-mail, and of all your e-mails – sent and received. When you create all the folders in your e-mail program that you use to save e-mails in...these are also

Stunning: DHS solicited bids
for vendor to handle 65,000
unaccompanied minors -- IN JANUARY!

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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 6/20/2014 4:22:38 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration’s claim to have been surprised by the wave of children flooding over out borders may turn out to be another political lie of the year. Sundance of Conservative Treehouse noticed a very peculiar advertisement: On January 29th of this year, the federal government posted an advertisement seeking bids for a vendor contract to handle “Unaccompanied Alien Children“. Not just any contract mind you, but a very specific contract – for a very specific number of unaccompanied minors: 65,000. • Why would DHS and ICE be claiming “surprise” by the current influx of unaccompanied minors on the border

IRS commissioner won´t
apologize for lost e-mails

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USA Today, by Gregory Korte    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/20/2014 10:20:41 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service refused to apologize to Congress for losing e-mails related to its targeting of conservative groups, saying it´s still attempting to recover the data and it´s too soon to know how many e-mails are missing. "I don´t think an apology is owed," Commissioner John Koskinen told the House Ways and Means Committee. "Every e-mail has been preserved that we have." In his most contentious hearing since becoming commissioner six months ago, Koskinen testified about efforts the IRS has made to recover e-mails that were lost when Lois Lerner´s computer hard drive crashed

   

 

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Bill O´Reilly Disses Rush
Limbaugh: ´I´m a Fact-Based Guy´

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Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/20/2014 10:48:59 AM     Post Reply
Fox News host Bill O´Reilly dissed conservative talk radio host and icon Rush Limbaugh at an event in New York City Wednesday evening. According to the Daily Beast, O´Reilly told the audience, “I’m not Rush Limbaugh or Al Franken, where everything has to fit into my worldview… I’m a fact-based guy. A lot of people don’t understand that.” O´Reilly made his remarks about being a "fact-based guy" days after he tried to convince his viewers that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) did not lose his primary race last week to Dave Brat because of the amnesty issue. O´Reilly conveniently ignored the

Paul Ryan’s Finest Hour
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New York Sun, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 6/21/2014 11:03:03 AM     Post Reply
Call it Paul Ryan’s finest hour. It’s a video of the congressman from Wisconsin confronting the commissioner of Internal Revenue over the missing Lois Lerner emails. It’s easy to see why the clip is going viral on the Web. It is one of those rare moments when Congress loses its temper and a major figure says what the American people are thinking. They don’t believe Commissioner John Koskinen is telling the truth. They don’t believe him. Mr. Koskinen protested. No one believed that either. Mr. Ryan’s ire was triggered by the suggestion of one of the Democrats that Mr. Koskinen

´We did not know´: 9 times the
Obama administration was blindsided

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Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/21/2014 4:42:48 AM     Post Reply
The unfolding sectarian violence in Iraq is just the latest crisis where the Obama administration seemingly has been caught off guard. From the Veterans Affairs scandal to Russia´s swift annexation of Crimea, news of the world somehow keeps taking the commander-in-chief and his team by surprise. The following is a refresher of major domestic and foreign policy developments that, apparently, were news to the White House. 1. Islamist militants gaining in Iraq

Kerry: Foreign Gov’ts Must
Accept Same-Sex Spouses of
US Personnel Stationed Abroad

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Cybercast News Service, by Patrick Goodenough    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/20/2014 7:00:48 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. is leading by example in promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) rights at home and around the world, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday. He said the federal government recognizes same-sex marriages of foreign diplomats stationed in the U.S., and it expects all other countries to do the same in their treatment of U.S. personnel deployed abroad. “Let me be clear: We oppose any effort by any country to deny visas for spouses of American staff,” he said. “It’s discriminatory, it’s unacceptable, it has no place in the 21st century.”

Hunger in America: Kids of Ivy League Parents
Starving without Michelle Obama’s Intervention

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Townhall, by Charlotte Hayes    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 6/21/2014 8:48:04 AM     Post Reply
First Lady Michelle Obama recently drew on her personal experience as a parent to justify her vastly unpopular intervention into the public school lunch program: Before coming to the White House, I struggled, as a working parent with a traveling, busy husband, to figure out how to feed my kids healthy, and I didn’t get it right.Our pediatrician had to pull me aside and point out some things that were going wrong. I thought to myself, if a Princeton and Harvard educated professional woman doesn’t know how to adequately feed her kids, then what are other parents going through who don’t have

   

 



 
Obama: My ´top priority´
is the economy

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 6/21/2014 9:25:38 AM     Post Reply
As President, my top priority is rebuilding an economy where everybody who works hard has the chance to get ahead. That’s what I’ll spend some time talking about on Monday, at the White House Summit on Working Families. We’re bringing together business leaders and workers to talk about the challenges that working parents face every day, and how we can address them together.

´Every kid needs a taste of real
hard work´: Why President Obama
wants Malia and Sasha to work
minimum-wage jobs

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Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/20/2014 11:10:29 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are on the lookout for minimum-wage jobs for their teenage daughters, to give them a feeling of what ´most folks go through every single day.´ ´We are looking for opportunities for them to feel as if going to work and getting a paycheck is not always fun, not always stimulating, not always fair,´ the president said in an interview with Parade magazine, slated to run on Sunday. ´I think every kid needs to get a taste of what it´s like to do that real hard work,´ Mrs Obama echoed. Both the president and the first

Romney 4.0: Can Mitt
get his groove back?

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Washington Examiner, by Brian Hughes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/20/2014 12:47:17 PM     Post Reply
Mitt Romney, seen as too stiff and robotic to win over enough voters to claim the presidency in 2012, is undergoing his latest reboot, trying to become the Republican Party´s elder statesman in an Image overhaul different from his predecessors who lost their bids for the White House. Twenty years ago, Romney was a would-be giant killer, conservatives´ best hope to defeat liberal icon Sen. Ted Kennedy in 1994. Then he became the savior of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah, turned moderate Massachusetts governor. In 2012, he was a presidential candidate never fully embraced by his party. And now, he´s

Inside the jealous feud between
the Obamas and ‘Hildebeest’ Clintons

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New York Post, by Edward Klein    Original Article
Posted By: FleetUSA- 6/21/2014 7:36:55 PM     Post Reply
Outwardly, they put on a show of unity — but privately, the Obamas and Clintons, the two power couples of the Democrat Party, loathe each other. “I hate that man Obama more than any man I’ve ever met, more than any man who ever lived,” Bill Clinton said to friends on one occasion, adding he would never forgive Obama for suggesting he was a racist during the 2008 campaign. The feeling is mutual. Obama made ­excuses not to talk to Bill, while the first lady privately sniped about Hillary. On most evenings, Michelle Obama and her trusted adviser, Valerie Jarrett, met in a quiet corner of the White House residence.

   

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