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Life Under the Obama Doctrine
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Caroline Glick

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Posted By:JoniTx, 5/3/2014 12:55:14 PM

For most commentators, President Barack Obama’s biggest achievement in his four-nation tour of Asia was the enhanced defense treaty he signed with Philippine President Benigno Aquino. The pact permits US forces to operate on Philippine military bases and sets the conditions for joint training of US and Philippine forces, among other things. There are two problems with the treaty, however. And they reflect the basic problem with US foreign policy generally, five-and-a-half years into the Obama presidency. First, there is the reason that the treaty became necessary. The Philippines has been under attack by China since 2012 when

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Breitbart InstaBlog, by John Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2014 12:59:33 PM     Post Reply
In response to More Buffoonery: Obama Flacks Mock Fox News´ Benghazi Coverage : I think of all this as a series of coded commands to the White House´s media allies, calling the Praetorian Guard together one last time to close ranks and ignore the Benghazi story. Team Obama has been describing this as an "old story" since before Hillary Clinton stood at that ceremony and repeated the "spontaneous video protest lie" right into the faces of the victims´ families. The media has generally been very agreeable about passing that spin along to the public. There are signs it isn´t going

   

 

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Life Under the Obama Doctrine
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Caroline Glick    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2014 12:55:14 PM     Post Reply
For most commentators, President Barack Obama’s biggest achievement in his four-nation tour of Asia was the enhanced defense treaty he signed with Philippine President Benigno Aquino. The pact permits US forces to operate on Philippine military bases and sets the conditions for joint training of US and Philippine forces, among other things. There are two problems with the treaty, however. And they reflect the basic problem with US foreign policy generally, five-and-a-half years into the Obama presidency. First, there is the reason that the treaty became necessary. The Philippines has been under attack by China since 2012 when

Of Course Willie Nelson’s Tour
Bus Is For Sale On Craigslist
Daily Caller, by Rachel Stoltzfoos    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2014 12:00:47 PM     Post Reply
Famous musician and pot-smoker Willie Nelson’s former tour bus is for sale on Craigslist for $36,000, and it’s awesome. We’re talking about the guy who wrote “Georgia on My Mind” and “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die.” This is a definitely a golden opportunity. The ad describes the bus as a 1983 Eagle, built for Nelson, that gets 7 miles per gallon and sleeps about 8, “depending on the situation.” It has a 15kW diesel generator and 4 A/C units and heat, and is in great working condition. So it’s eco-friendly. And it works. More importantly, the

The Questionable Link Between
Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
Wall Street Journal, by Nina Teicholz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2014 11:39:28 AM     Post Reply
"Saturated fat does not cause heart disease"—or so concluded a big study published in March in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. How could this be? The very cornerstone of dietary advice for generations has been that the saturated fats in butter, cheese and red meat should be avoided because they clog our arteries. For many diet-conscious Americans, it is simply second nature to opt for chicken over sirloin, canola oil over butter. The new study´s conclusion shouldn´t surprise anyone familiar with modern nutritional science, however. The fact is, there has never been solid evidence for the idea that these

Hollywood Actor and Comedian
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is Sliding Towards ‘Fascism’….
Independent Journal Review, by Justen Charter    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2014 11:36:11 AM     Post Reply
In a recent interview with Talk Radio 120 WPTH, Hollywood actor and comedian Rob Schneider shared his opinion on where he thinks the country is headed and what it is like to work in a politically biased industry. He also shared his thoughts on how he thinks the Obama Administration is doing with the economy. Unfortunately, there is nothing funny about his remarks. Where he thinks we are heading: “Democracies don’t end well. We are sliding very fast towards fascism. It’s an ugly kind of thing. There’s this kind of mob mentality that we have to be careful of.”… Fascism is

Reminder: Not All Republican
Opposition to Obama Is Racist
Atlantic, by Peter Beinart    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2014 10:57:35 AM     Post Reply
These days, liberals feel frustrated and vindicated all at the same time. They feel frustrated because President Obama’s second-term agenda is going nowhere, even on issues like immigration, gun control, and the minimum wage where he enjoys strong public support. They feel vindicated because Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling are proving what liberals have long alleged: that despite Obama’s election, racism is alive and well. This week, African-American Mississippi Representative Bennie Thompson conflated the two. “I never saw George Bush treated like this. I never saw Bill Clinton treated like this with such disrespect,” Thompson told a radio show. “That

   

 

  


 
Obama’s war on watchdogs
Washington Times (D.C), by James Bovard    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2014 10:41:48 AM     Post Reply
Inspectors general who ask too many questions get seated in the broom closet. A Senate report last week revealed that the Obama administration utterly debilitated the inspector general for the Homeland Security Department. Charles Edwards, the acting IG from early 2011 till last December, toadied to Obama appointees at every opportunity — stifling reports, deleting damning findings and boasting of his chumminess with agency chieftains. Unfortunately, torpedoing oversight of the federal government’s largest nonmilitary department fits the administration’s template of suppressing evidence of its debacles far and wide. In 2008, Sen. Barack Obama co-sponsored the Inspectors General Act of 2008,

Obama continues touting executive
action; GOP says inaction on
Ukraine hurts the U.S.
Washington Times (D.C), by Ben Wolfgang    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2014 10:35:42 AM     Post Reply
President Obama on Saturday vowed to continue using his executive authority whenever possible this year, but Republicans countered that the commander in chief’s lack of action on Ukraine hurts the U.S. at home and abroad. In his weekly address, the president took pointed shots at the House GOP and said Republican leaders are standing in the way of economic growth. It’s the latest example of Democrats’ concerted effort to paint themselves as the party of action heading into November’s midterm elections, with the president specifically touting the nearly two dozen times he’s used executive authority this year. Those actions, Mr.

Tommy Vietor Comix
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2014 9:17:45 AM     Post Reply
The first shock watching the now-notorious “Dude interview” conducted by Bret Baier came when the guest was introduced as “Tommy.” I have to confess that because I share the same given name, I am sensitive to the nuances of its various forms. In my own life, only a handful of people, all of whom have known me for many decades (and most of whom knew me when I was a small child and was addressed that way by my parents), are permitted to call me “Tommy.” That form connotes intimacy, but it also lacks gravity. That’s why I use “Thomas”

What George W. Bush Has Been
Up to in 13 Instagram Photos
Independent Journal Review, by Emily Hulsey    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2014 9:01:47 AM     Post Reply
IJ Review recently checked out George W. Bush’s and the Bush Center’s Instagram pages. This is what 43 has been up to after leaving office: Kicking off Patriot Golf Day with the family of a fallen soldier. (Photo) Sunrise at Prairie Chapel Ranch. #W100k starts today! (Photo) President @georgewbush welcomes 16 wounded warriors to his ranch for the 4th #w100k. (Photographs)#w100k Warrior Melissa Stockwell, fiancé Brian and service dog Jake enjoying @wadebowen live at last night’s dinner.

Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Dies at 95
Hollywood Reporter, by Mike Barnes, Duane Byrge    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2014 12:18:24 AM     Post Reply
He was the embodiment of a federal agent on “The F.B.I.” after playing a private eye on another popular ABC series, “77 Sunset Strip.” Efrem Zimbalist Jr., the suave leading man who starred on ABC for 15 straight seasons on 77 Sunset Strip and then The F.B.I., died Friday at his ranch in Solvang, Calif., his children announced. He was 95. Zimbalist was a household name from 1958 through 1974 for his performances as dapper private eye Stuart Bailey on Friday night staple 77 Sunset Strip, which lasted six seasons, and as Inspector Lewis Erskine on The F.B.I., which ran

   

 

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Who hit the White House
Correspondents´ Dinner
Friday parties
Politico, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/2/2014 11:59:25 PM     Post Reply
On the eve of the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, celebrities, politicians and journalists rubbed elbows at a collection of pre-parties on Friday night. Here’s a snapshot of who was out on the town: At the Voto Latino event: The rooftop of the Hay-Adams Hotel buzzed with journalists and activists sipping fruity drinks and sampling sliders and crab cakes. The gathering celebrated diversity in the media and was co-sponsored by Maria Teresa Kumar, of Voto Latino, and the Brunswick Group’s David Sutphen. Attendees included senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, MSNBC’s Karen Finney, the Washington Post’s



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Breitbart InstaBlog, by Dan Riehl    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/2/2014 6:08:13 AM     Post Reply
A newly-emerged government email directly "contradicts the message that President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice and White House press secretary Jay Carney repeated publicly" in the immediate aftermath of the attack in Benghazi. Per Sharyl Attkisson dot com, the "email is titled “Libya update from Beth Jones.” Beth Jones served as Assistant Secretary of State to Hillary Clinton at the time. The email documents a conversation between Jones and Libya’s Ambassador at 9:45am on Sept. 12, 2012 not long after the attacks. This below contradicts the White House and State Department´s story

   

 

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Posted By: Flyright- 5/3/2014 7:50:23 AM     Post Reply
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Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 5/1/2014 7:14:50 PM     Post Reply
Former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor addressed Fox News host Bret Baier as “dude” and said he could hardly remember how he helped change the Benghazi talking points because it was “two years ago.” The previously unreleased White House emails this week revealed a coordinated attempt to protect President Barack Obama during the 2012 election campaign and place the blame for the terrorist attack on the anti-Islamic YouTube video and not a “broader failure of policy.” Baier pressed Vietor on his role in changing the talking points by adding a line about the administration warning the day before the attacks of

   

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