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Russian Republican?
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 4/24/2014 3:49:17 PM

"Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions ´teed up´--even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin´s handling of the crisis in Ukraine," the Associated Press reports from Tokyo. "Teed up"? What was it that somebody said about Putin playing chess while Obama plays golf? Obama´s comments in Tokyo call to mind a story in Sunday´s New York Times by Peter Baker, which carried the curious headline "In Cold War Echo, Obama Strategy Writes Off Putin": Mr. Obama has

      


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Russian Republican?
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/24/2014 3:49:17 PM     Post Reply
"Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions ´teed up´--even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin´s handling of the crisis in Ukraine," the Associated Press reports from Tokyo. "Teed up"? What was it that somebody said about Putin playing chess while Obama plays golf? Obama´s comments in Tokyo call to mind a story in Sunday´s New York Times by Peter Baker, which carried the curious headline "In Cold War Echo, Obama Strategy Writes Off Putin": Mr. Obama has

   

 

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Casino mogul brands George Clooney a
drunk after actor called him an a**hole and
stormed away from dinner for insulting
President Obama
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Helen Pow    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 9:43:22 PM     Post Reply
George Clooney has confessed to calling Las Vegas gambling mogul Steve Wynn an ´a**hole´ and storming off at a recent dinner because the casino-owner insulted President Barack Obama. The verbal assault occurred two weeks ago when the two-time Oscar winner was in Vegas promoting his Casamigos tequila, and was invited to dine with Wynn and his wife, Andrea Hissom, at the fancy Botero restaurant inside the 72-year-old´s Encore hotel. But when dinner was finished, the conversation turned to Obama´s Affordable Care Act, of which Wynn is a vocal opponent. That´s when sparks began to fly. Clooney immediately took exception to how the billionaire

Japanese MP angry that Michelle didn´t join
president on Tokyo trip makes extraordinary
claim that Obama CHEATS and their
looming divorce is ´an open secret´
Daily Mail (U.K.), by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 9:34:53 PM     Post Reply
A prominent Japanese politician has raised hackles as Barack Obama visits Tokyo by claiming it´s an ´open secret´ that he and the first lady are headed for divorce, and that the president has been using Secret Service agents to cover for him as he pursues extramarital affairs. Kazuyuki Hamada, who sits in the upper house of Japan´s parliament, earned his PhD a half-mile from the White House at George Washington University, and emerged as a shrill commentator on America´s economy and foreign policy. In 2009 he also joined the ranks of the so-called ´birthers,´ arguing in a book titled ´Who is Obama?´

In Policy Shift, F.C.C. Will
Allow A Web Fast Lane
New York Times, by Edward Wyatt    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 9:04:55 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The principle that all Internet content should be treated equally as it flows through cables and pipes to consumers looks all but dead. Companies like Disney, Google or Netflix will be allowed to pay Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon for special, faster lanes to send video and other content to their customers under new rules to be proposed by the Federal Communications Commission, the agency said on Wednesday. The proposed rules are a turnaround for the agency on what is known as net neutrality — the idea that Internet users should have equal ability to see any legal

Telling Students to Earn Less
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 8:59:31 PM     Post Reply
The federal student loan program is becoming so costly to taxpayers that even President Obama is pretending to fix it. Readers will recall Mr. Obama as the man who has spent much of his Presidency expanding this program, creating new ways for borrowers to avoid repayment, and then campaigning about these dubious achievements on campuses nationwide. Now Team Obama is acknowledging that his policies are turning out to be more expensive than he claimed. Participation in federal debt-forgiveness programs is surging. In a mere six months the number of borrowers who´ve signed up for such plans has increased to more than

The Other Stealthy ObamaCare Menace
Wall Street Journal, by Lanhee J. Chen & James C. Capretta    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 8:48:11 PM     Post Reply
The Affordable Care Act´s Independent Payment Advisory Board has been so heavily criticized for being an unaccountable body with the power to effectively ration Medicare services that many congressional Democrats no longer support it. IPAB´s bureaucratic cousin—the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation—deserves the same treatment. Both institutions are in place to preserve rather than reform Medicare´s traditional, and broken, fee-for-service Medicare program. They both also embrace the ObamaCare technocratic mind-set. IPAB´s 15 supposed experts (yet to be nominated by the Obama administration) are charged with governing a program with more than 50 million enrollees. The unstated yet clear agenda is to

   

 

  


 
McCain says illegal
immigrants are ´not going home´
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Rebecca Shabad    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 7:20:10 PM     Post Reply
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that immigrants living in the United States illegally are not going home, and that the U.S. has no practical way of forcing them to leave. "They´re not going home. And so why don´t we give them a path to citizenship," McCain asked at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy Jr. forum. "There are not enough buses to deport them," he added. "It´s de facto amnesty." The senator, who has pushed for immigration reform, said once Congress passes legislation he believes it will be named after the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.). Kennedy and McCain had worked on a comprehensive

George Clooney to Steve Wynn:
Leave Barack Alone, A**hole!
Breitbart California, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 7:17:57 PM     Post Reply
Things got ugly a couple of weeks ago among the bubbled one-percent when fading movie star George Clooney and casino billionaire Steve Wynn engaged in a war of words over President Barack Obama. Wynn said the blow up happened while he was having dinner with Clooney and a few others in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that according to Wynn, he criticized the Affordable Care Act during dinner and Clooney had a "hissy fit." "When he´s drinking," Wynn adds, Clooney "considers himself a close personal buddy of the president." Clooney doesn´t deny the confrontation. Clooney´s version of events, released through his

Hillary Clinton Again Calls Benghazi
‘Biggest Regret’ as Secretary of State
Wall Street Journal, by Jennifer Levitz    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 7:16:31 PM     Post Reply
BOSTON – Hillary Clinton reiterated Wednesday that her darkest time as secretary of state was the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Mrs. Clinton, in a speech to more than 3,000 people at a women’s leadership conference here, called the attack and loss of lives “very, very painful” and “certainly the biggest regret that I have as secretary of state.” She noted that she had taken responsibility for security at the diplomatic outpost, where Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died, and had pledged to do everything she could to ensure a similar tragedy won’t happen again.

New Eric Cantor Ad Looks Desperate
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 7:11:36 PM     Post Reply
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is attacking his GOP primary opponent with a new television ad, a highly unusual move for a sitting member of House leadership that demonstrates he is taking the threat from his right back home more seriously than past months. The ad criticizes his opponent, Randolph-Macon economics professor David Brat, for a tangential association with former Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine, who proposed raising taxes while he was in office. But a top Virginia official says the association is fleeting at best. “College professor David Brat is running against our conservative congressman Eric Cantor,” a narrator reads to kick

MSNBC´s Chris Hayes: Preventing
Global Warming Is Like Freeing Slaves
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 7:03:59 PM     Post Reply
In The Nation magazine MSNBC host Christopher Hayes spent thousands of words and four web pages explaining how those working at preventing global warming are somehow just like the abolitionists who fought to free the slaves just prior to the American Civil War. Calling it a "new abolitionism," Hayes opens his article rehashing the South´s "peculiar institution," pegging its long life to "so much goddamn money." Then he segues into likening today´s global warming alarmists to those moralists and abolitionists of old. After 11 paragraphs of making this comparison, Hayes then weakly states, "So before anyone misunderstands my point, let me be

   

 

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The Left´s Advice Would Bring
A Second Great Depression
Investors Business Daily, by Stephen Moore    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 7:01:34 PM     Post Reply
One oddity of the current economic debate is that the more Barack Obama´s incompetent income-redistribution policies have failed, the more the left calls for more government-intervention policies to correct for the deficiencies of the earlier rounds. American middle-income families have lost nearly $3,000 in purchasing power since 2007, and the left´s only solution to get us out of the rut is more debt, more social-welfare spending, more income redistribution and higher taxes on the rich and big business. That´s the conclusion of French economist Thomas Piketty, whose new book called "Capitalism in the 21st Century" is suddenly the new rallying cry



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