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A Real War on Women
National Review Online, by Michele Bachmann & Penny Nance

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Posted By:MissMolly, 5/23/2014 5:08:11 AM

There’s an imaginary War on Women that exists only in the minds of Democratic politicians trying to scare voters and score political points. And then there’s the real War on Women. The former is misleading, tiresome, and over-covered by the media. The latter is real-life, tragic, and rarely receives media attention. This dynamic was interrupted in recent weeks with the abduction of 276 Nigerian school girls by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram, which made the front pages and nightly news. Concerned Women for America and its 500,000 members join others — including the 20 female senators and 79 female representatives who wrote

      


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A Real War on Women
National Review Online, by Michele Bachmann & Penny Nance    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/23/2014 5:08:11 AM     Post Reply
There’s an imaginary War on Women that exists only in the minds of Democratic politicians trying to scare voters and score political points. And then there’s the real War on Women. The former is misleading, tiresome, and over-covered by the media. The latter is real-life, tragic, and rarely receives media attention. This dynamic was interrupted in recent weeks with the abduction of 276 Nigerian school girls by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram, which made the front pages and nightly news. Concerned Women for America and its 500,000 members join others — including the 20 female senators and 79 female representatives who wrote

   

 

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A Performance Review
Weekly Standard, by Fred Barnes    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/23/2014 4:55:05 AM     Post Reply
The public’s judgment of President Obama is that his performance in office is not so great. Nearly every opinion poll shows that more Americans disapprove of how he’s doing his job than approve. Sometimes the gap between disapprove and approve is more than 10 percentage points. But public opinion isn’t the only way to assess a president’s effectiveness. In 2000, Fred Greenstein, a scholar of the presidency at Princeton, came up with six “qualities that bear on presidential performance.” While they are subjective measures open to disagreement, they’re nonideological, nonpartisan, and they offer a useful way to judge presidents. So the

Teen’s Graduation Present Is Hero
Who Rescued Her as Infant
ABC News, by Barbara Schmitt    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/23/2014 4:49:04 AM     Post Reply
Skyler James’ high school graduation party had a very surprising special guest – the man who found her abandoned as a newborn on a frigid winter day in a cemetery. “I was very speechless. I didn’t know what to say,” James, 17, told ABC News about her meeting with Charlie Heflin on Sunday. “I could not say ‘thank you’ enough. I just hugged him and cried.” James said her parents had shared her history with her. “I’ve always wondered if I’d ever meet Charlie or find out who he was. I always wondered if I’d ever know the first hand side of

The Killer Rabbit Phase
Power Line, by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/22/2014 3:27:28 PM     Post Reply
Following a meeting with VA head Eric Shinseki yesterday, President Obama read a statement and took a few (very few) questions on the VA scandal. The White House has posted the text here and video here. Watching the proceedings live yesterday morning, I thought we have entered the “killer rabbit” phase of Obama’s presidency. While on a fishing trip in Georgia, Jimmy Carter had used a paddle to fend off a crazed “swamp rabbit” trying to climb into his boat. The incident occurred in April 1979, but was not reported until Carter press secretary Jody Powell mentioned it to AP reporter

The Killer Rabbit Phase, Cont´d
Power Line, by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/22/2014 3:26:41 PM     Post Reply
I think the folks at the NRCC are in tune with my killer rabbit phase thesis. They even seem to have set it to music in the video below. They write: In a bind? Need an excuse in a jiff? Visit ObamaExcuses.com and click our new Obama Excuse Button, where you’ll instantly hear one of five classic Obama excuses about why he doesn’t know about things going on in his own White House. You can borrow one of his! The illuminating video below accompanies the NRCC’s rollout of the ObamaExcuses site.

Scientists Are Creating New,
Incurable Diseases in Labs
Atlantic, by Olga Khazan    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/22/2014 4:44:39 AM     Post Reply
Swine flu, or H1N1, had been dead for 20 years when it suddenly re-emerged in 1977 with a curious twist. The new strain was genetically similar to one from the 1950s, almost as though it had been sitting frozen in a lab since then. Indeed, it eventually became clear that the late-70s flu outbreak was likely the result of a lowly lab worker’s snafu. Lab accidents like that are extremely rare. Still, two scientists are now arguing that it’s not worth continuing to create new, transmissible versions of deadly viruses in labs because the risk that the diseases will escape and

   

 

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What the Media Miss About
the Tea Party Movement
Real Clear Politics, by John Hart    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/22/2014 4:32:42 AM     Post Reply
Even before Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blew out Tea-Party-conservative-by-day-cockfight-rally-goer-by-night Matt Bevin, many in the media walked down a tired, well-worn narrative path. An afternoon headline from CNN blared, “How Mitch McConnell crushed the Tea Party” well before the polls had closed. The primary result was a big “win” for the GOP establishment and a “loss” for the Tea Party. For those keeping score, it is now roughly the GOP establishment 5 (Kentucky, Texas, North Carolina, Ohio, Georgia) and the Tea Party 1 (Nebraska). But this win-loss story line doesn’t reflect reality. The real struggle in 2014 is not between the

110 arrested outside McDonald´s HQ
CNN, by Patrick M. Sheridan *    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/22/2014 4:30:16 AM     Post Reply
CHICAGO- Police arrested 110 protesters Wednesday outside McDonald´s corporate campus. The group of protesters had marched up the driveway of McDonald´s sprawling campus in suburban Chicago. They were met by about 250 law enforcement officers, including state police in riot gear, and were asked to leave. When they refused, the strikers were taken into custody, according to the Oak Brook police department in Illinois. The protests took place a day before McDonald´s annual meeting on Thursday, when more protests are planned. It was the latest chapter in the broader fast food protest movement that began over a year ago, with workers demanding their wage

Another Word for Taxi Is _____.
English Test Rankles Cabbies
ABC News, by Alan Farnham    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/22/2014 4:26:36 AM     Post Reply
Sacramento has earned the ire of local cab drivers by suggesting they shower more often, speak English and be able to make change. "Telling people to take showers!? To take an English test!?" asks Kazman Zaido, indignation audible in his voice. Zaido, head of the Sacramento Taxi Cab Union, says many of the drivers in his union have worked in Sacramento for many years. They know perfectly well what level of professionalism is expected of them, he says, and they deliver it. In his view, such rules, if implemented at all, should apply only to new drivers. Dozens of angry drivers marched

Fox News Anchor Arrested
at Minnesota Airport
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/22/2014 4:24:02 AM     Post Reply
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett was arrested at a Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport bar on Wednesday for refusing to cooperate with airport police who were called to the scene, an airport official said. Jarrett was taken into custody at around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Northern Lights Grill in the main terminal, Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan said. He said the officers reported that Jarrett seemed intoxicated, acted belligerent and refused to follow orders. Jarrett, 59, was booked into Hennepin County Jail on a preliminary charge of obstructing the legal process by interfering with a peace

Dems Won’t Be Saved
Again by the Tea Party
Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/21/2014 3:54:03 PM     Post Reply
Yesterday’s primary results in Kentucky, Georgia, Oregon, and Idaho confirmed what has already become an obvious trend this year. Tea Party-backed candidates would not sweep to victory in Republican primary fights across the nation as they largely did in 2010 and 2012. That was good news for the so-called GOP establishment as well as for incumbents like Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who crushed his Tea Party challenger in a Kentucky landslide. But it is even worse news for President Obama and the Democrats. Republicans blew golden opportunities to take winnable Senate seats from vulnerable Democratic incumbents in both the last

   

 



 
Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson
Defeats Conservative Challenger
Wall Street Journal, by Reid J. Epstein    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/21/2014 1:49:36 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Mike Simpson (R., Idaho), a top target of tea party and conservative activists, won his Republican primary race against Bryan Smith, who had backing from a range of Washington-based groups on the political right. The Associated Press projected Mr. Simpson to be the winner of the race. He had 63% of the vote in Idaho’s 2nd Congressional district, to 37 percent for Mr. Smith, with one-quarter of precincts reporting. Mr. Simpson is heavily favored to win election to a ninth term in November. Mitt Romney, who endorsed the GOP lawmaker and filmed a TV ad backing him, carried 64% of the



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´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

Condoleezza Rice too privileged
to be role model for blacks:
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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
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Fox News’ Bob Beckel suggested Monday that Condoleezza Rice, the first female and first black secretary of state, is not a good icon for young black people because she didn’t grow up in the “ghetto.” Panelists on “The Five” discussed race relations in today’s America by contrasting an uplifting speech given by Ms. Rice at the 2012 Republican National Convention and Attorney General Eric Holder’s more dismal outlook in his commencement speech at Morgan State University on Saturday. Fox News’ Bob Beckel suggested Monday that Condoleezza Rice, the first female and first black secretary of state, is not a good icon

Howard Dean: ´Republicans Aren´t American"
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/21/2014 5:46:13 AM     Post Reply
A terrible sort of insanity has gripped the Democratic Party. On almost a daily basis, when you see the party’s leaders in action, you want to start edging toward the door, murmuring “Nice doggie. Nice doggie.” Today it was Howard Dean (filmed a week ago, but seen on YouTube today). He was addressing a Democratic crowd in Colorado, and went off on a tirade against Republicans. Yes, he really did say that Republicans aren’t American. And that they should stay away from the United States, and go to Russia where they belong. One gets the feeling that if the Democrats

Fox anchor Gregg Jarrett had just been
released from rehab when he was arrested
at airport shouting ´f*** you´ at cops
after drinking vodka for three hours

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Daily Mail [UK], by Patricia Shipp    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 5/22/2014 7:02:12 PM     Post Reply
Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett was fueled by a potent cocktail of prescription drugs and vodka when he was arrested at a Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport bar on Wednesday. Admitting to police that he had started drinking at 9am that morning, the troubled 59-year-old journalist was taken into custody at 12.39pm at the Northern Lights Grill in the airport´s main terminal. Once in jail, Jarrett, who was carrying papers indicating that he had just been released from rehab, launched into a furious and confrontational tirade at police, repeatedly screaming, ´f*** you´, before officers physically subdued him. He remained in Hennepin County Jail until around

   

 

  


 
Veterans groups blast Obama’s
remarks on VA scandal:
‘Tremendous disappointment’

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Washington Times (D.C), by Douglas Ernst    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/21/2014 10:13:06 PM     Post Reply
Two top veterans groups — the American Legion and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) — voiced their displeasure Wednesday with President Obama’s remarks on the growing VA scandal. The American Legion said in a statement that the president’s decision not to announce the firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki was “an unfortunate one,” while Paul Rieckhoff, the CEO and founder of IAVA, called Mr. Obama’s response “a tremendous disappointment,” the Hill reported. Mr. Obama, who addressed the issue Wednesday during a press briefing at the White House, said that Mr. Shinseki “cares deeply”

Payback time:
GOP incumbents learn how to win

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Politico, by Alexander Burns    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 5/21/2014 7:50:08 AM     Post Reply
In 2014, the tea party insurrection is starting to look more like the Boston Massacre.In state after state this primary season, entrenched politicians are proving that incumbency counts for something after all, leveraging the stature and financial firepower that comes with high office to demolish challengers from the activist right.In three states Tuesday night, long-serving lawmakers rolled over tea party opponents. Eight-term Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson beat back a challenger supported by Club for Growth, the most influential conservative group targeting elected officials in primaries. In Pennsylvania, Rep. Bill Shuster easily dispatched an opponent once touted as a tea party

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

The Case for Reparations
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Atlantic, by Ta-Nehisi Coates    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/22/2014 5:10:53 AM     Post Reply
And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee. And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty: thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that wherewith the LORD thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him. And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the

NC Restaurant With "No Weapons"
Sign Robbed at Gunpoint

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Townhall, by Christine Rousselle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 5/21/2014 10:18:07 PM     Post Reply
North Carolina restaurant The Pit was robbed at gunpoint on Sunday. Normally, local crime stories like this wouldn´t merit a Townhall post, but this one is different: The Pit has a "no weapons" sign displayed prominently on its door declaring the restaurant a gun-free zone, and bans patrons from carrying concealed weapons. Authorities said just before 9 p.m. Sunday, three men wearing hoodies entered the restaurant through the back doors with pistols, and forced several staff members to lie on the floor. The bandits assaulted two employees during the crime, but they were not seriously injured. What groups like Everytown for Gun

   

 

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Sen. Durbin Wants Illinois Taxpayers to
Help Fund Obama´s Presidential Library

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Cybercast News Service, by Eric Scheiner    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 5/21/2014 5:28:19 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Dick Durbin (D- Ill.) is urging the State of Illinois to put in seed money for the creation of a Obama Presidential library in Chicago. "It´s going to have a long-term positive economic impact and this is where it ought to be," Durbin told reporters last week. "I believe an investment in this library by the State of Illinois will pay back in terms of visitors to our state, more business, more jobs and people paying taxes." Durbin did not go as far a endorsing a bill in the Illinois legislature that calls for up to $100 million in state seed money to create the Obama Presidential library.

Bad Mom? New York’s First Lady savaged
for admitting ambivalence over kids

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Fox News, by Howard Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 5/22/2014 6:38:23 AM     Post Reply
The first lady of New York City is being trashed by the tabloids for the crime of committing honesty.Chirlane McCray dared say out loud what I’ve heard plenty of women say privately: that having a baby is frustrating and exasperating and sometimes all you want to do is bury yourself in the adult world of work. Guess what, some dads feel that way too. In a New York Magazine cover story on Mayor Bill deBlasio’s wife, Lisa Miller quoted McCray as reflecting on life after her daughter was born: "I was 40 years old; I had a life. Especially with

Democratic Senator: Many People Oppose
Obamacare Because They’re Racist

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Daily Caller, by Jamie Weinstein     Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 5/22/2014 11:46:26 AM     Post Reply
If you are part of the large contingent of the American population that opposes Obamacare, one Democratic senator says it’s probably because you’re a racist. “I think it is very important to take a long view at what’s going on here,” retiring West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the chair of the of the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee, said at a Wednesday committee hearing on Obamacare. “I’ll be able to dig up some emails that make part of the Affordable Care Act that doesn’t look good — especially from people who made up their mind that they don’t want it

   

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