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Mideast Peace Effort Pauses
to Let Failure Sink In

New York Times, by Mark Landler

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Posted By:MissMolly, 5/16/2014 5:54:56 PM

WASHINGTON — On May 2, a week after peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians fell apart, senior American diplomats gave an interview to a prominent Israeli journalist in which they said Israel’s aggressive pursuit of new Jewish settlements had sabotaged the negotiations. While the officials were not identified, one was widely assumed to be Martin S. Indyk, the Obama administration’s peace envoy. But it might as well have been President Obama himself, a senior administration official said, since the White House cleared the interview and the critical remarks faithfully reflect the president’s own views. Mr. Obama,

      


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Mideast Peace Effort Pauses
to Let Failure Sink In
New York Times, by Mark Landler    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/16/2014 5:54:56 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — On May 2, a week after peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians fell apart, senior American diplomats gave an interview to a prominent Israeli journalist in which they said Israel’s aggressive pursuit of new Jewish settlements had sabotaged the negotiations. While the officials were not identified, one was widely assumed to be Martin S. Indyk, the Obama administration’s peace envoy. But it might as well have been President Obama himself, a senior administration official said, since the White House cleared the interview and the critical remarks faithfully reflect the president’s own views. Mr. Obama,

   

 

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Dem poll: Half of young Obama voters
don’t plan to vote blue in November
Hot Air, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/16/2014 5:52:56 PM     Post Reply
Behold, yet another data point indicating that Obama’s 2012 re-election coalition is splintering or flat-out apathetic heading into the midterm cycle, via the Washington Post:(Snip for graph)As this graph illustrates, less than a third of Obama’s 2012 Millennial voters say they’ll “definitely” vote for Democrats this fall. Almost as many have abandoned the party label completely, either by shifting to independent status or by supporting Republicans. When this Democratic pollster tabulates the data, he finds that only half of all the young Obama voters surveyed will definitely, probably, or maybe vote for Democrats in the midterms.

School Hands 13-Year-Old Over to Cops for
a Doodle of a Man Hanging, Lawsuit Alleges
Reason Magazine, by Ed Krayewski    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/16/2014 5:49:31 PM     Post Reply
Another child victim of zero tolerance policies by schools around the country. The law of contagion led to a freak out over a 13-year-old boy´s doodle at a school in Beaverton, Oregon. Via Courthouse News Service: [Robert] Keller, suing for himself and his son, B.R.K., claims that on May 2, 2013, his 13-year-old son "was interviewed at his school, Raleigh Hills, K-8, by officers of the Beaverton Police Department regarding an alleged threat of harm based on a doodle [showing a person being hanged ] that was drawn during class. B.R.K. was removed from his classroom and placed in the

Top VA health official resigns amid scandal
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/16/2014 3:58:44 PM     Post Reply
The top official for veterans health care has resigned amid a firestorm over long appointment waits, treatment delays and falsified records at VA hospitals. Veterans Secretary Eric Shinseki says he has accepted the resignation of Robert Petzel, undersecretary for health care at the VA. It comes the day after both men were grilled by the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. Whistleblowers say there were efforts to cover up the deaths of up to 40 veterans while they were awaiting appointments at the department´s giant medical center in Phoenix. Shinseki says most vets are satisfied with the quality of care they get, but more

Operation American Spring falls flat:
‘This is very disappointing,’ Texan says
Washington Examiner [DC], by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/16/2014 1:18:49 PM     Post Reply
Operation American Spring, billed as a Friday morning multi-million patriot march on Washington, D.C., to oust leadership from the nation’s capital — from President Obama to House Speaker John Boeher — has proven woefully below expectations. “It’s a very dismal turnout,” said Jackie Milton, 61, a Jacksboro, Texas, resident and the head of Texans for Operation American Spring, to The Washington Times. He said hopes were high when he arrived in Alexandria, Va., a day or so ago and found motels and hotels were sold out for 30 miles around. But weather’s dampened turnout a bit, he said. “We were getting over two

Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity May Not Exist
Real Clear Science, by Ross Pomeroy    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/16/2014 4:51:40 AM     Post Reply
In 2011, Peter Gibson, a professor of gastroenterology at Monash University and director of the GI Unit at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, published a study that found gluten, a protein found in grains like wheat, rye, and barley, to cause gastrointestinal distress in patients without celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder unequivocally triggered by gluten. Double-blinded, randomized, and placebo-controlled, the experiment was one of the strongest pieces of evidence to date that non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), more commonly known as gluten intolerance, is a genuine condition. By extension, the study also lent credibility to the meteoric rise of the gluten-free

   

 

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Abramson bests Times in PR fight
Politico, by Dylan Byers & Hadas Gold    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/16/2014 4:46:13 AM     Post Reply
Jill Abramson lost her job, but so far she´s winning the press relations war. In the 24 hours since she was fired from The New York Times, her downfall has become a flashpoint for a national conversation about gender and inequality that is all but eclipsing what sources cite as the reasons for her termination. The swift passage of this narrative to conventional wisdom has elevated Abramson´s standing while highlighting the Times´ inability to manage its own abrupt transfer of power, which caught the entire media industry off guard on Wednesday. Now, the historic appointment of the Times first-ever African-American executive editor has

Chelsea Clinton’s In-Law Marjorie Margolies
Skips Own Fundraiser With Hillary
ABC News, by Betsy Klein    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/16/2014 4:27:28 AM     Post Reply
Tonight’s campaign fundraiser for Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District hopeful Marjorie Margolies is just like any campaign fundraiser featuring an appearance by Hillary Clinton. Except the candidate, who happens to be Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law, won’t be there. Margolies’ absence from her own fundraiser might surprise those who had hoped to catch a glimpse of the once and hopes-to-be-future congresswoman. The thousand-dollar-a-head event’s invitation requested “the pleasure of your company at an event for Marjorie Margolies with Special Guest Hillary Rodham Clinton,” but never mentioned that Margolies would not be in attendance. Campaign aide Dylan McGarry confirmed to ABC News that Margolies will not be

Congress Growing Impatient
On Inquiry In VA Deaths
Associated Press, by Matthew Daly    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/16/2014 4:24:34 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Patience is wearing thin in Congress as lawmakers confront allegations of treatment delays and falsified patient-appointment reports at health centers run by the Veterans Affairs Department. A former clinic director says dozens of veterans died while awaiting treatment at the Phoenix VA hospital. Reports of problems at VA medical facilities date back at least 14 years, and in each case were followed by promises of action, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said. "We have come to the point where we need more than good intentions," Murray told VA Secretary Eric Shinseki at a hearing Thursday of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. "What

How to Manage Expectations
for Your Rally to Overthrow
the American Government
Atlantic Magazine, by Abby Ohlheiser    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/15/2014 2:04:20 PM     Post Reply
Retired Army Col. Harry Riley expects that somewhere between 10 million and 30 million people will help him shut down Washington on Friday for Operation American Spring. Operation American Spring, in case you didn´t get your invitation, is a militia-heavy protest explicitly aiming to force Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, and Eric Holder from office. This is not going to happen. 30 million people will not show up for Riley´s protest. And the protest will not overthrow the government. So, for the benefit of the future of the Overthrow Obama protest movement,

The Pentagon´s guide to surviving a
zombie apocalypse: U.S. military plans
for how to deal with undead chickens,
space invaders and VEGETARIANS
Daily Mail [UK], by Jill Reilly    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/15/2014 5:54:23 AM     Post Reply
It´s not often you hear of fears of a zombie invasion - and if you do, it´s almost certainly on television. But in the event of an apocalypse brought about by an army of the undead, the Pentagon has a plan in order to ´preserve the sanctity of human life´ among all the ´non-zombie humans.´ The country´s contingency plans for a zombie onslaught emerged in from an unclassified document, obtained by Foreign Policy magazine, called ´CONOP 8888´ - otherwise known as ´Counter-Zombie Dominance´. The document is dated April 30, 2011 and is a detailed synopsis for battling many kinds of

   

 

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Infrastructure Speech
Too Boring for First Lady
Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/15/2014 5:14:12 AM     Post Reply
President Obama traveled to New York’s Tappan Zee bridge project on Wednesday to stress the need of streamlining reviews of large infrastructure projects, and to urge Congress to pass a transportation infrastructure bill. However, the speech failed to garner national media attention and it wasn’t even attended by First Lady Michelle Obama. Ms. Obama, who flew to New York with her husband, decided the speech was too boring and ultimately decided to “split off” from the president’s entourage. “The first lady, we’re told, has split off. She is not attending the infrastructure speech,” a White House pool report said.



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