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VA Scandal Hits New Hospital
Daily Beast, by Jacob Siegel

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Posted By:StormCnter, 5/19/2014 4:41:09 AM

Veterans with serious heart conditions, gangrene, and even brain tumors waited months for care at the Albuquerque VA hospital, a whistleblowing doctor tells The Daily Beast. Add Albuquerque, New Mexico to the growing list of VA hospitals accused of keeping secret waiting lists to hide delays for veterans seeking medical care. And it may already be too late to get to the truth and find out what harm, if any, was done to veterans there—VA officials are already destroying records to cover their tracks, a whistleblower inside the hospital tells The Daily Beast. Last month, word broke that the Department

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/19/2014 4:23:58 PM     (No. 9854577)

If Bush or any Republican were President, this would be the lead story on every MSM news show, and continuously discussed on MSNBC and CNN.

Instead, I keep hearing about that George Washington bridge thing in New Jersey with Christie.

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New York Daily News, by Walter Russell Mead    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/9/2014 5:45:34 PM     Post Reply
It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Less than two years after voters gave President Barack Obama a strong mandate for a second term, the White House is struggling against perceptions that it is losing its grip. At home, the bungled rollout of the Obamacare website and the shocking revelations about an entrenched culture of incompetence and fraud in the VA have undercut faith in the President’s managerial competency. Abroad, a surging Russia, an aggressive China, a war torn Middle East and a resurgent terror network are putting his foreign policy credentials to the test. With the GOP hoping to seize control

Hard Knocks Hillary
Washington Free Beacon, by Andrew Stiles    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/9/2014 5:41:02 PM     Post Reply
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton thinks everyone should shut up and stop second-guessing her (and her husband’s) voracious appetite for money. Clinton, who charges up to $200,000 to give one-hour speeches to Goldman Sachs executives and others, claims that she and Bill were “dead broke” and in debt following their eight years in the White House, and “struggled” to pay the mortgages on their multiple mansions and finance their daughter Chelsea’s education at Stanford, Oxford, Columbia, and Oxford (again). Most commoners would agree that Clinton has rather unconventional definitions of the words “broke” and “struggling.” First of all, it’s true that

Pakistani Taliban Threatens More
Attacks After Deadly Airport Siege
Daily Beast, by Sami Yousafzai    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/9/2014 3:47:58 PM     Post Reply
A five-hour assault on Pakistan’s busiest international airport left 28 people dead after a commando assault using grenades, rocket launchers and suicide vests. The Pakistani Taliban threatened to carry out more deadly attacks on high profile international targets Monday after a brutal five-hour siege of Pakistan’s busiest airport that left at least 28 people dead. Militants, some of whom were dressed in official uniforms, used rocket launchers, suicide vests and automatic weapons in a devastating assault on Karachi’s airport. Bright orange flames tore through airport buildings as explosions and gunfire rocked the airport compound. A Pakistani Taliban commander told the Daily Beast that

The 4 Primaries to Watch This Week
National Journal, by Scott Bland & Zach C. Cohen    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/9/2014 9:45:24 AM     Post Reply
After the excitement of last week´s late-night primaries, this week´s nominating contests look a little more sedate. But there´s still plenty to keep an eye on as voters in five states head to the polls Tuesday. Here are the top four primaries to watch on June 10. SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE At the beginning of last year, Sen. Lindsey Graham looked like a prime example of the type of GOP incumbent getting challenged in primaries these days. Since then, he´s turned into a prime example of the type of Republican who escapes such a fate somewhat comfortably. Graham´s moderate stances on climate change,

For the First Time Ever, a Computer Passed
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Wired Magazine, by Polly Mosendz    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/9/2014 9:42:27 AM     Post Reply
Yesterday, at a University of Reading demonstration in London, a computer convinced human judges that it was actually a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy. By convincing one-third of the judging panel of its humanity, it became the first computer ever to pass the famous Turing Test. ` The Turing Test is a controversial test invented by Alan Turing in 1950. Turing believed that if thirty percent of humans could not distinguish a human from a machine in conversation, that would mean the machine is capable of "thinking." Until yesterday, a machine was never capable of convincing enough humans to be deemed artificially

   

 

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Will Obama Ever Be Popular Again?
Politico, by Rhodes Cook    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/9/2014 5:37:06 AM     Post Reply
Barack Obama has had an unusual presidency, winning election twice with a majority of the vote, yet frequently saddled with a job approval rating below 50 percent. In fact, only during his “honeymoon” period in 2009 and around his reelection in 2012 has a majority of the population approved of his performance for more than mere days at a time. So, midway through his sixth year in office and with fewer and fewer opportunities to realize his goals for the presidency, does Obama stand a chance of getting his numbers back above 50 percent? An upswing would surely help struggling

The VA Bureaucracy on Trial
National Review Online, by Lee Habeeb    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/9/2014 5:30:26 AM     Post Reply
When Woodward and Bernstein did their groundbreaking reporting in the 1970s, they uncovered abuse of power and corruption that led to the resignation of the nation’s highest elected official. It was what a free press can and should do: keep government honest. But Watergate was ultimately a story about one man and one administration. The VA story is about something much larger: systemic corruption at one of our biggest federal agencies. The Department of Veterans Affairs employs more than 300,000 people and has an annual budget that’s increased from $98 billion in 2009 to more than $153 billion today. Of those

Who Has A Worse Record:
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Daily Caller, by Jamie Weinstein    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/9/2014 5:19:27 AM     Post Reply
If there is one thing that Hillary Clinton owes Barack Obama a “thank you” for, it is his decision to appoint John Kerry as her successor as secretary of state — if only because the decision allowed her to avoid the indignity of being known as the worst secretary of state of the Obama administration. Not that that’s saying very much. Hillary’s accomplishments as America’s top diplomat have so far eluded the most meticulous investigators. Judging from what her defenders most often say, it seems her most celebrated feat is traveling a million miles. But history does not rank secretaries of state

Plaintiffs´ Lawyers Take
Aim at GM for Recall
Wall Street Journal, by Ashby Jones    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/9/2014 5:15:54 AM     Post Reply
Of all the problems haunting General Motors Co. over its handling of defective ignition switches, the one with plaintiffs´ lawyers is just beginning. The company´s size and self-confessed failures in an internal report released last week are attracting lawyers who forged some of the biggest civil settlements ever, from the landmark tobacco litigation to the Exxon Valdez disaster to Toyota Motor Corp.´s unintended-acceleration problems. More than 80 ignition-switch-related civil lawsuits have been filed against GM, most seeking alleged economic damages, such as repair costs and declines in resale value on about 2.6 million cars recalled since February. The average depreciation

The Bluest State
City Journal, by Aaron M. Renn    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/9/2014 5:12:17 AM     Post Reply
Blue-state defenders say that progressive policies work. After all, liberal-leaning states boast some of the nation’s wealthiest and best-educated populations. But many are also reeling from problems ranging from high costs of living and widening income inequality to chronic fiscal crises. And leading blue states such as California, Massachusetts, and New York possess unique assets—respectively, favorable climate, educational hubs, fortress industries—that shelter them, at least for a time, from the full economic consequences of their public policies. What happens when you go blue in a more average, workaday place? Rhode Island—a blue state in its purest form—provides an answer.

   

 

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Obama owes Americans a responsible explanation
of Bowe Bergdahl deal, not empty rhetoric
Washington Examiner [DC], by James Jay Carafano    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/9/2014 5:09:21 AM     Post Reply
He was MIA. His family could only pray they would ever see him again. On Aug. 13, 1944, U.S. Army Pfc. Lawrence S. Gordon disappeared from his unit, Reconnaissance Company, 32nd Armored Regiment, 3rd Armored Division. He vanished during the battle of the Falaise Gap -- a wild, running battle where American troops tried to trap Germany´s 7th Army as it retreated from France. Gordon’s fate remained a mystery for 70 years. Despite the Pentagon´s ongoing efforts to account for all warriors taken prisoner or missing in action, Gordon fell through the cracks. The story could have ended there. Except

The Bounties of Obama´s Weakness
American Spectator, by Jed Babbin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/9/2014 4:57:31 AM     Post Reply
Asked about the backlash to the trade of the Taliban’s Fab Five for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, President Obama said, “I’m never surprised by controversies that are whipped up in Washington, all right?” In those few words, Obama made it clear that we need an American ambassador to the White House. Though the president denies it, the swap will significantly damage our national security. The president isn’t tone deaf: he just doesn’t give a damn what the military (who advised against the swap) or the American people think. In one action, he has materially strengthened the Taliban’s ability to attack America



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Bergdahl Was in Unit
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New York Times, by Richard A. Oppel Jr. & Eric Schmitt    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 6/8/2014 4:03:14 PM     Post Reply
The platoon was, an American military official would assert years later, “raggedy.”On their tiny, remote base, in a restive sector of eastern Afghanistan at an increasingly violent time of the war, they were known to wear bandannas and cutoff T-shirts. Their crude observation post was inadequately secured, a military review later found. Their first platoon leader, and then their first platoon sergeant, were replaced relatively early in the deployment because of problems. But the unit — Second Platoon, Blackfoot Company in the First Battalion, 501st Regiment — might well have remained indistinguishable from scores of other Army platoons

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New York Daily News, by Denis Slattery & Rich Schapiro    Original Article
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California Chrome flamed out in his bid for Triple Crown glory Saturday — and then his irate co-owner launched verbal bombs at the competition. The high drama at the 146th Belmont Stakes began with California Chrome finishing in a dead heat for fourth and ended with a shocking rant by outspoken co-owner Steve Coburn. The cowboy hat-wearing Coburn took aim at the winner Tonalist for cherry-picking races — sitting out the first two legs of the Triple Crown before competing at the Belmont. “That’s the coward’s way out,” he fumed. “It’s not fair to these horses that have been in the game since

   

 

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Donna Brazile: Soldiers Talking
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National Review Online, by Patrick Brennan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 6/8/2014 10:19:13 AM     Post Reply
Democratic strategist and former Clinton-campaign manager Donna Brazile said this morning that veterans accusing recently returned Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl of desertion are part of a “PR campaign by Republicans.” After fellow panelist Ana Navarro noted that members of Bergdahl’s unit had consistently expressed concerns about the circumstances of his capture, Brazile said it was an effort to “muddy the waters” surrounding the prisoner deal. Quickly criticized for the comment by her fellow panelists on CNN, she said that she’d never impugn the testimony of a veteran, but stood by her comments. “That’s all they do . . . all they do

Bergdahl says he was
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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/8/2014 9:55:30 AM     Post Reply
PARIS- Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at a U.S. military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape, a senior U.S. official said Sunday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss what Bergdahl has revealed about the conditions of his captivity. The official said it was difficult to verify the accounts Bergdahl has given since his release a week ago. Bergdahl, now 28, was captured in June 2009 after he disappeared from his

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/9/2014 3:54:10 PM     Post Reply
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Washington Times, by Rowan Scarborough    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 6/8/2014 10:52:31 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration gave the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl extraordinary insider access to the military’s hunt for their son by having them take part in a series of secure video conferences with senior commanders as well as White House and State Department officials. A former government official involved in American hostage issues said he had never heard of giving a family such access and questioned whether sensitive information could have been conveyed to Robert and Jani Bergdahl and somehow leaked out. A family spokesman said he knows of no such breach. Soon after Sgt. Bergdahl went missing in

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Time Magazine, by Jay Newton-Small    Original Article
Posted By: ElSid- 6/8/2014 4:18:11 PM     Post Reply
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Feinstein Shreds Obama
Claims About Bergdahl Deal

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National Review Online, by Tim Cavanaugh    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/8/2014 6:05:26 PM     Post Reply
Senator Dianne Feinstein sharply contradicted Obama administration claims about the details of the deal in which five Taliban detainees were exchanged for captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Feinstein, a California Democrat who chairs the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, joins a chorus of Republicans, veterans, families of deceased soldiers, and other critics of both the deal for Bergdahl’s release and the administration’s failure to give advance notice to Congress before releasing detainees from Guantanamo Bay, as required by a 2013 law. In an appearance on CBS’ Face the Nation, Feinstein noted that after the release of the five Taliban officials

Republican Senate Candidate’s
Husband Called Hillary Clinton
"A Hag" On Facebook

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Buzzfeed, by Evan McMorris-Santoro    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 6/9/2014 3:50:19 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Last year, the husband of Iowa Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst, her party’s nominee for Senate made his opinion known about Hillary Clinton on Facebook. “Truly more of a hag now than when she was 1st Lady!” Gail Ernst wrote, sharing a Benghazi-related image. Gail Ernst mostly uses his Facebook page — which is public — to rally supporters to his wife’s Senate bid. Gail Ernst is a prominent surrogate for his wife, making official campaign appearances touted on Joni Ernst’s official campaign Facebook page. He often comments on posts on his wife’s campaign Facebook page from his own.

World’s Greatest Spin Doctor
Commits Malpractice on Himself

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PJ Media, by Ed Driscoll    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/8/2014 4:35:39 AM     Post Reply
“How Obama’s media strategy unraveled with recovered POW,” is explored by John Podhoretz in the New York Post, who asks, “What happens when the world’s greatest spin doctor commits malpractice — on himself?” (Snip)Speaking of spin control unraveling, the man who was compared by his abetters in the MSM overculture in 2008 and 2009 to not just FDR, JFK and Lincoln, but to Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, James Bond, and God Himself, was revealed this past week to actually be a scrawny middle-aged man using tiny beginners’ weights in a Marriott hotel gym in Warsaw.

US Government Reaping What it Sowed
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PJ Media, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/9/2014 4:26:45 AM     Post Reply
It’s no secret that the administration of President Barack Obama has encouraged cities and states not to pick up illegal aliens. They even took the state of Arizona to court to prevent them from doing what the federal government refuses to do. If it’s no secret to us, it’s entirely reasonable to assume it’s no secret to the millions in Mexico and Central America who would like nothing better than to come north and illegally cross the border in order to pay a visit to the folks — also illegal. As I write this, there is a humanitarian crisis on

   

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