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Will There Be a Civil
War in Clinton Land?

National Journal, by Alex Seitz-Wald

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Posted By:StormCnter, 5/1/2014 5:33:50 AM

Shortly after Hillary Clinton moved into the White House, she gathered a group of top aides known collectively as “Hillaryland” in the correspondence office of the East Wing to deliver a simple message. “The only way we can do this in this pressure cooker of a place is to help each other. No stabbing each other. No gossiping,” Clinton said, according to one of those aides present, who recalled the story to reporter Michelle Cottle in the summer of 2007, months before the implosion of Clinton’s first presidential campaign led to a cacophony of backstabbing and gossiping. If Clinton hopes to return

      


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Will There Be a Civil
War in Clinton Land?
National Journal, by Alex Seitz-Wald    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/1/2014 5:33:50 AM     Post Reply
Shortly after Hillary Clinton moved into the White House, she gathered a group of top aides known collectively as “Hillaryland” in the correspondence office of the East Wing to deliver a simple message. “The only way we can do this in this pressure cooker of a place is to help each other. No stabbing each other. No gossiping,” Clinton said, according to one of those aides present, who recalled the story to reporter Michelle Cottle in the summer of 2007, months before the implosion of Clinton’s first presidential campaign led to a cacophony of backstabbing and gossiping. If Clinton hopes to return

   

 

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Obama’s ‘Blame the Video’ Fraud
Started in Cairo, Not Benghazi
National Review Online, by Andrew C. McCarthy    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/1/2014 5:30:45 AM     Post Reply
Here is the main point: The rioting at the American embassy in Cairo was not about the anti-Muslim video. As argued here repeatedly (see here and here), the Obama administration’s “Blame the Video” story was a fraudulent explanation for the September 11, 2012, rioting in Cairo every bit as much as it was a fraudulent explanation for the massacre in Benghazi several hours later. We’ll come back to that because, once you grasp this well-hidden fact, the Obama administration’s derelictions of duty in connection with Benghazi become much easier to see. But let’s begin with Jay Carney’s performance in Wednesday’s exchange

Memos show EPA officials tried to kill
mine project before scientific review
Washington Times, by Phillip Swarts    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/1/2014 5:16:17 AM     Post Reply
Though President Obama has repeatedly urged that science guide environmental decisions, regulators inside the Environmental Protection Agency secretly worked with tribal and environmental activists to preempt a full review of an Alaskan mine and veto the project before the owners’ permits could be considered, internal memos show. Charged with being neutral arbiters, EPA officials instead began advocating for a preemptive veto of the Pebble Mine project in western Alaska as early as 2008, long before any scientific studies were conducted or the permit applications for the project were even filed, the emails obtained by The Washington Times show.

Obama´s Smoking Gun
American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/1/2014 5:13:25 AM     Post Reply
The president lies. So insisted the Reverend Jeremiah Wright in a taped interview with author Ed Klein for Klein’s book on Obama titled The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House. As the latest revelation of a White House e-mail surfaces — which some are calling a smoking gun from the Benghazi scandal — the picture of a White House that flatly lies no matter the subject continues to sink Mr. Obama in the polls. It is worth going back to the Reverend Wright to have a better understanding of what’s going on here. Klein was granted an interview with Obama’s

The Bloomberg anti-gun
backlash has just begun
New York Daily News, by S.E. Cupp    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/1/2014 5:11:12 AM     Post Reply
Interested in gun safety or gun bans? A mere 10 days after former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his new anti-gun coalition Everytown for Gun Safety in the New York Times, former Pennsylvania Gov. and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, one of the most prominent members of its advisory board, has resigned from the group. No one should be surprised. “When I signed on as an adviser to Everytown,” Ridge said, “I looked forward to a thoughtful and provocative discussion about the toll gun violence takes on Americans. After consultation with Everytown, I have decided that I am uncomfortable with their expected

A Different Kind of Gas Shortage
Weekly Standard, by Kelly Jane Torrance    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/1/2014 5:06:46 AM     Post Reply
At a Harris Teeter in suburban Washington, what used to be Harry’s Balloon Corral is, to young eyes, disappointingly empty. The grocery store has posted a notice explaining why. Children accustomed to alleviating the boredom of the weekly trip to the supermarket with the serious task of keeping a helium-filled balloon from floating out of their reach aren’t likely to understand it, however. “Due to a national helium shortage, we are currently unable to offer Harry the Dragon balloons to our customers in training. We apologize for the inconvenience.” Few of their parents will get the sign, either. Helium is

   

 

  


 
Blue on blue: Wendy
Davis’ camp slams DGA
Hot Air, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/1/2014 4:36:19 AM     Post Reply
The Democratic Governors Association is currently engaged in political triage, a routine political ritual in which parties set priorities for spending over a campaign season’s home stretch. Analysts create tiers of races based on the likelihood of victory, then proceed to distribute resources accordingly. The DGA is out with its revamped 2014 list, and some contests didn’t make the cut — a clear indicator of where the national party is anticipating defeat. Being left on the outside looking in can be a traumatic experience for spurned candidates, as the kiss-off can be lethal to fundraising and building momentum. Heartache: The chairman

Donald Sterling flap is also disturbing
for what it says about sex
Washington Post, by Ruth Marcus    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/1/2014 4:33:24 AM     Post Reply
Race is, hands down, the most repulsive aspect of the Donald Sterling scandal. But sex is a close second. To listen to the taped conversation between the octogenarian owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and the 30-something V. Stiviano is to glimpse the tawdry and inherently unequal arrangement between — well, let’s put it primly, benefactor and recipient. The Sterling-Stiviano deal appears to involve a transaction as old as time. We’ve seen it before, yet we rarely see inside it in such unvarnished, ugly form.Just look at the photos of the pair courtside, and you know what’s up: Sterling, puffy-faced and

DGA Head Admits Odds Are
Tough for Davis in Texas
Real Clear Politics, by Adam O´Neal    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/30/2014 2:49:51 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Governors Association Chairman Peter Shumlin, saying his organization´s members are "on offense," predicted Tuesday morning that several Republican incumbents will be defeated this November. However, he also provided a bleak assessment of Democratic gubernatorial chances in several states -- including Texas. “This is the referendum on the Tea Party governors that got elected four years ago,” asserted the Vermont governor, who spoke to reporters at a breakfast hosted by the centrist think tank Third Way. Shumlin listed Maine, Pennsylvania, and Florida as states where the DGA has “very high hopes” of defeating Republicans. He added that Democrats have “good shots”

Kentucky coal group targets California
billionaire, climate-protection efforts
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/30/2014 2:45:54 PM     Post Reply
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes´ meeting with California billionaire Tom Steyer has prompted the Kentucky Coal Association to warn her not to accept donations from him or his climate-protection group. Grimes and other candidates attended a meeting Tuesday in Chicago with Steyer and other major Democratic donors, according to her campaign. In a prepared statement, Kentucky Coal Association President Bill Bissett said anyone accepting donations form Steyer or his NextGen Climate Action group would "identify you as being against the production and use of Kentucky coal." "Her comments thus far have been pro coal. She has made

Firstborn Girls Are the Best at Life
Time, by Eliana Dockterman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/30/2014 2:42:39 PM     Post Reply
Firstborn girls are more likely than their siblings to succeed, according to a study from the University of Essex. Scientists applied modeling techniques to data from the British Household Panel Survey, which contains 1503 sibling clusters and a total of 3552 people. They examined both within-and between-family variances to find that birth order actually does affect academic success. Firstborns are most likely to be “ambitious” and “accomplished” compared to their younger siblings. And firstborn girls turn out to be the most ambitious: they are 13 percent more likley to aspire to attend graduate school than firstborn boys. These statistics are true regardless

   

 

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Getting Past Name-Calling
to Talk About Poverty
Wall Street Journal, by Juan Williams    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/30/2014 11:37:20 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) is scheduled to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday to discuss his plans to address poverty and his March 12 comments in a radio interview about a "tailspin of culture" in our inner cities where "generations of men [are] not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work." Mr. Ryan´s statement sparked liberal accusations of racism. Rep. Barbara Lee (D., Calif.) called it "a thinly veiled racial attack" that "cannot be tolerated" for ignoring that the majority of the poor are white and often live in the suburbs



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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/29/2014 5:39:34 PM     Post Reply
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