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As Libya implodes, Obama sends
80 U.S. troops to Chad to help
find the kidnapped Nigerian girls

Hot Air, by Allahpundit

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 5/22/2014 4:40:19 AM

I think this might be a sneak peek at the final two and a half years of Hopenchange foreign policy. Having achieved squat from his big-ticket initiatives — outreach to Russia, Egyptian democracy, intervention in Libya, a doomed nuclear “deal” with Iran — maybe Obama’s planning to stick to small-ball actions that everyone can feel good about from here on out. Post-Qaddafi Libya increasingly looks like a “Mad Max” landscape, but if our boys can mow down some Boko Haram s******s and get a few of those kidnapped girls back, everyone will smile, no? Reports from border villagers soon after more

      


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As Libya implodes, Obama sends
80 U.S. troops to Chad to help
find the kidnapped Nigerian girls
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/22/2014 4:40:19 AM     Post Reply
I think this might be a sneak peek at the final two and a half years of Hopenchange foreign policy. Having achieved squat from his big-ticket initiatives — outreach to Russia, Egyptian democracy, intervention in Libya, a doomed nuclear “deal” with Iran — maybe Obama’s planning to stick to small-ball actions that everyone can feel good about from here on out. Post-Qaddafi Libya increasingly looks like a “Mad Max” landscape, but if our boys can mow down some Boko Haram s******s and get a few of those kidnapped girls back, everyone will smile, no? Reports from border villagers soon after more

   

 

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Perry and Dewhurst too liberal?
Welcome to the new right-wing Texas
Star-Telegram [Ft. Worth, TX], by Bud Kennedy    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/21/2014 6:14:06 PM     Post Reply
Texas is about to become even more conservative. With as many as eight new state senators and the possibility of a religious conservative radio host as lieutenant governor, that chamber will lean right no matter how the runoff Tuesday turns out. Ron Paul libertarians also look like potential winners in some House runoffs, meaning more guns and less government interest in problem-solving about water, transportation or education. That should please listeners to a certain radio talk station in Houston, where a morning host in 2004 had a harsh greeting for the Republican State Convention. “The problem with Texas is that Rick Perry is too

Five Big Things The Tea
Party Has Gotten Right
Daily Caller, by W. James Antle, III    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/21/2014 3:59:34 PM     Post Reply
Let’s not sugarcoat it: This has been a bad year for the tea party. “We are going to crush them everywhere,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed. He did his part by easily dispatching conservative primary challenger Matt Bevin Tuesday. The reasons for the tea party movement’s problems have been well rehearsed. (Snip)But let’s not forget that these angry conservative populists have gotten a few big things right. 1.) Nobody is entitled to hold any elected office. Politicians, it should go without saying, serve at the pleasure of their constituents. Sure, political parties have better things to spend their money

Jimmy Carter’s grandson: People have right
to sport Confederate battle flag license plate
Washington Times, by Seth McLaughlin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/21/2014 12:53:14 PM     Post Reply
The grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, who is running for governor in Georgia, suggested Monday that if he wins the gubernatorial race he will not stop the state from issuing license plates featuring the Confederate battle flag. During an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown,” state Sen. Jason Carter, a Democrat, said people have the right to sport the Sons of Confederate Veterans-backed license plate, which features an image of the Confederate flag. He also said he would rather have people focus their attention on the role that Georgia and its leaders played in the civil rights movement. “I would like

´I will not stand for it:´ Obama speaks
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New York Daily News, by Leslie Larson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/21/2014 11:54:50 AM     Post Reply
President Obama declared his outrage at allegations of misconduct at VA hospitals at a Wednesday press conference after an Oval Office meeting with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. "I will not stand for it — not as commander in chief, but also not as an American,” he told reporters as furor grows over allegations of treatment delays and preventable deaths at the health care facilities. The VA Inspector General’s office said late Tuesday that 26 facilities are being investigated nationwide — up from 10 just last week — including a Phoenix hospital where 40 veterans allegedly died while waiting for treatment and

CNN President Jeff Zucker: ‘We’re Not Going
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Daily Caller, by Brendan Bordelon    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/21/2014 8:16:46 AM     Post Reply
CNN President Jeff Zucker declared his network would “not going to be shamed” into covering Benghazi and other stories without “real news value” at an awards dinner Monday. Capital New York reports that Zucker explained CNN’s post-plane plans during an interview at the Deadline Club’s annual dinner on Monday night. “I don’t think there’s any question about our commitment to breaking news, as evidenced by all the questions about the plane,” Zucker told The New York Times’ Bill Carter. “So we’re still there whenever that happens,” he continued, “but we’re going to supplement that with some different kind of storytelling.” What kind of

   

 

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Turn up the heat on Clinton
The Hill [DC], by Dick Morris    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/21/2014 8:11:48 AM     Post Reply
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has characterized her place in history as akin to a runner in a relay race: taking the baton, running her laps as best she can, and then handing it off to John Kerry, her successor. But the actual record indicates that, rather than a relay, her role in Iranian sanctions might better be compared to a high hurdles race — with Clinton erecting the hurdles. In her full-throated defense of her tenure as America’s top diplomat, delivered to the American Jewish Committee last week, Clinton touted her efforts to impose, strengthen and enforce sanctions against Iran

Self-inflicted wounds:
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New York Post, by John Podhoretz    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/21/2014 8:03:52 AM     Post Reply
My nephew once told me his grandmother had bought him a gun but told him he wasn’t allowed to use it to kill anything that wasn’t already dead. He was 5 at the time. He’s now 17 and says he’s in high school, but I suspect he may have secretly gone to work for the Obama administration’s damage-control team. Who else could have come up with the White House strategy to deal with the damaging revelations about the health-care system for America’s veterans — which was to make a big public show of firing someone who had already retired? This is the perfect

Obama’s Silence Amid VA Crisis
Raises the Stakes for Democrats
Wall Street Journal, by Carol E. Lee    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/21/2014 5:54:51 AM     Post Reply
It’s rare, in the epicenter of partisan national politics, for a scandal implicating one of the political parties to unfold in slow motion. But that’s what has happened in Washington since charges of misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs were raised last month. That may explain the White House’s somewhat muted response – President Barack Obama hasn’t publicly addressed the issue since April 28, when he was asked about it during a trip to Asia. It’s become clear in recent days, however, that leaders on both sides of the aisle have woken up to the potential political fallout of the VA

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/21/2014 5:43:43 AM     Post Reply
The first good thing to happen to the Republican Party on May 13 was that Tea Party candidate Ben Sasse and establishment candidate Thom Tillis each won by large margins in their Senate primaries in Nebraska and North Carolina. The second good thing was that on the issues it was so hard to tell them apart. Establishment candidate Tillis had a strong and solid conservative record, and Sasse had a more-than-establishment resume, having been an assistant secretary of Health and Human Services in the George W. Bush administration and gone to Oxford, Harvard and Yale. To add to the mix, Sasse´s establishment

Meet a Senator With Six Figures
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National Journal, by Michael Catalini    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/21/2014 5:37:55 AM     Post Reply
Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut likes to talk about his student debt. He brings it up when Congress debates student loans, as it did last summer. He brings it up now, as Senate Democrats push legislation to address skyrocketing debt. What he doesn’t talk much about is his bank account with six figures on deposit—ostensibly enough to pay off his loans, according to newly released Senate financial disclosures. Murphy, a freshman Democrat and former House member, lists outstanding educational loans of $15,001 to $50,000 for himself and $15,001 to $50,000 for his wife, disclosures show. The documents also indicate the senator has

   

 



 
Democratic Congressman Condemns
Chicago Sun Times Article
Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/21/2014 5:19:07 AM     Post Reply
A leading African American member of Congress from Illinois condemned the Chicago Sun-Times for running an “over the top” column last month that compared black Republican voters to Jews who collaborated with the Nazis. Democratic Rep. Danny Davis told the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday that the piece by Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg was surprising, “inaccurate,” and “over the top.” Steinberg’s piece sparked a row in the Jewish and black communities last month after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s reelection campaign tweeted—and then quietly deleted—several messages praising the article and encouraging followers to read it.



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Today, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney sought to partially walk back his statement yesterday in which he said President Obama learned about the growing scandal at the Veterans Administration by watching a report on the topic on CNN. After realizing just how bad that sounded, Carney returned to the daily briefing with the White House press corps today to say that his statement was being misinterpreted. According to Carney, what he really meant to say was that the president had only heard of the “specific allegations” about misconduct at VA hospitals by watching television. But, he insisted, the president

   

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