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Obama’s interstate highway-robbery scheme
Washington Times, by Editorial

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 5/6/2014 5:20:22 AM

The White House is far from done with the promised “fundamental transformation” of society. Secret courts issue general warrants enabling the government to listen to every telephone call and read every email. Drones take to the skies to monitor everyone below, and still the administration is not satisfied. President Obama’s transportation reauthorization bill, released last week, would demolish one of the greatest American accomplishments of the 20th century in a way that will create one more opportunity to spy. Since it was begun nearly 60 years ago, the interstate highway system has been a boon to commerce. Anyone with a car

      


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Obama’s interstate highway-robbery scheme
Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/6/2014 5:20:22 AM     Post Reply
The White House is far from done with the promised “fundamental transformation” of society. Secret courts issue general warrants enabling the government to listen to every telephone call and read every email. Drones take to the skies to monitor everyone below, and still the administration is not satisfied. President Obama’s transportation reauthorization bill, released last week, would demolish one of the greatest American accomplishments of the 20th century in a way that will create one more opportunity to spy. Since it was begun nearly 60 years ago, the interstate highway system has been a boon to commerce. Anyone with a car

   

 

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Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/6/2014 4:52:44 AM     Post Reply
Snooki beats Condi. At least at Rutgers. That’s the message sent by the successful drive by some students and professors to stop Condoleezza Rice from delivering this year’s commencement address. At one point, demonstrators occupied a building. Others carried signs accusing the former secretary of state of being a war criminal. Though Rutgers said it was not rescinding its invitation, Rice opted out. She put it this way in her statement: “As a Professor for 30 years at Stanford University and as former Provost and Chief academic officer, I understand and embrace the purpose of the commencement ceremony and I am simply unwilling

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The head of the American Legion called Monday for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and other top VA officials to resign over a series of scandals that have rocked the agency. Decrying what he described as "poor oversight and failed leadership," the group´s National Commander Dan Dellinger said the problems with the department need to be addressed at the "highest level," starting with new leadership. He said this is the first time the organization has called for such resignations in more than 30 years. "It is obvious the issues are more widespread within the VA," Dellinger said, faulting "bureaucratic incompetence and failed

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ABC News, by Lee Ferran*    Original Article
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The leader of an African Islamist group recently declared he planned to sell “in the marketplace” nearly 300 young girls his group kidnapped last month in Nigeria, describing the young students now as “slaves.” The shocking statement was made in an undated video that appeared to show Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the group commonly known as Boko Haram, holding an AK-47, draped in ammunition and speaking as he’s surrounded by his followers. “They are slaves and I will sell them because I have the market to sell them,” Shekau said in the Hausa language, according to a translation by The Associated

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The heavyweight U.S. Senate showdown between Jeanne Shaheen and Scott Brown — already off to a fast and snippy start with both sides accusing each other of breaking federal elections laws — could shatter records for campaign spending and even top the amount racked up by GOP presidential primary hopefuls in the Granite State two years ago. “It wouldn’t shock me if it topped $50 million,” said Dante Scala, a campaign finance expert at the University of New Hampshire. “I suspect the spending on the Senate race will dwarf the New Hampshire Republican primary spending in the 2012 presidential primary. ...

   

 

  


 
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Aging rocker Roger Waters is peeved that the equally aging Rolling Stones plan to play Tel Aviv this summer; he just wrote a public letter castigating the band for defying his anti-Israel boycott. Hey, Roger: You might want to look at what the under-40 crowd is doing. For those who don’t live in Israel, the few artists heeding the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions movement by refusing to perform there might seem to take center stage. But the big nay-sayers (aside from Waters) include Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana and Elvis Costello. It’s safe to say that music fans not yet members of AARP won’t be

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The campaign for Cory Booker’s successor was already ugly, but a leaked video showing a candidate’s charged racial speech could shake things up just before the vote. Voters in Newark, the largest city in New Jersey, will vote for a new mayor next Tuesday to replace Cory Booker, who rode a wave of national attention into the Senate last fall. The election comes at a moment when Newark, long one of America’s most dangerous and depressed cities, is experiencing a nascent revival. The stakes are high and the candidates offer a stark choice: Ras Baraka, a radical councilman from Newark’s South

You Know What, Dude? Even If Benghazi
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Judging from the reaction of liberals on my Twitter feed, the appropriate reaction to any #Benghazi talk is snickering and derision. And the defense offered by administration, which amounts to mocking conservatives for offering any questions – former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor dropping “dude” on Fox News’ Bret Baier was tailored to parallel this dismissive attitude – reminds me that even if all this was about a video, even if the GOP’s “conspiracy theory” regarding talking-point timelines is all wrong, the Obama administration’s reaction is still a scandal. By downplaying the Benghazi attack during the 2012 race, by

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