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Let Western states manage public
lands, not bureaucrats in Washington

Washington Examiner, by Carl Graham

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Posted By:StormCnter, 6/20/2014 5:34:25 AM

A Western rancher who has his federal grazing rights restricted or removed doesn’t just lose a few cows. He loses a multi-generational investment, a profession, and a legacy to pass on to his children. An elderly hunter or trail rider who sees motorized access eliminated from national forest land doesn’t just lose an elk or a nice camping trip. She loses family bonding and recreational opportunities that have been passed down from generation to generation. And a state that becomes more and more dependent on federal aid - aid that´s being increasingly squeezed between national entitlement and debt obligations - isn´t just

      


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Let Western states manage public
lands, not bureaucrats in Washington
Washington Examiner, by Carl Graham    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/20/2014 5:34:25 AM     Post Reply
A Western rancher who has his federal grazing rights restricted or removed doesn’t just lose a few cows. He loses a multi-generational investment, a profession, and a legacy to pass on to his children. An elderly hunter or trail rider who sees motorized access eliminated from national forest land doesn’t just lose an elk or a nice camping trip. She loses family bonding and recreational opportunities that have been passed down from generation to generation. And a state that becomes more and more dependent on federal aid - aid that´s being increasingly squeezed between national entitlement and debt obligations - isn´t just

   

 

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Hillary’s People
Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/20/2014 5:14:33 AM     Post Reply
The facts are these. In 1975, before she married Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham defended a child rapist in Arkansas court. She was not a public defender. No one ordered her to take the case. An ambitious young lawyer, she was asked by a friend if she would represent the accused, and she agreed. And her defense was successful. Attacking the credibility of the 12-year-old victim on the one hand, and questioning the chain of evidence on another, Clinton got a plea-bargain for her client. He served ten months in prison, and died in 1992. The victim, now 52, has had

Obama extends family
leave rights of gay couples
Reuters, by Mark Felsenthal    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/20/2014 5:09:25 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama on Friday will announce a rule that makes legally married same-sex couples eligible for benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act in all 50 states, a White House official said. Currently, legally married couples are eligible for those benefits if they reside in a state in which same-sex marriage is legal. Obama is directing the Department of Labor to propose a rule extending the FMLA rights even to states where gay unions are not legal. The rule is being issued as Attorney General Eric Holder announces the results of a review of U.S. laws in the wake of

An Administration at Death´s Door
American Spectator, by Jay D. Homnick    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/20/2014 5:06:36 AM     Post Reply
Unlike the rest of us, celebrities do not actually pass away. Instead their publicists announce their deaths, and generally they cooperate. We can only imagine how badly a person’s career must be careening out of control if the publicist has only one last move to shake things up: “We regret to inform that John Smith, star of stage and screen, has passed on to the great dressing-room in the sky. Live bookings will no longer be available, but his autobiography is at Amazon and his music can be heard on Pandora.” Hey, Elvis and Marilyn are making more money dead

10 Things Everybody Gets
Wrong About The South
PJ Media, by Chris Queen    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/20/2014 4:42:58 AM     Post Reply
I don’t believe it’s a stretch to say that the South is the most misunderstood region in the United States. Everywhere I go (even sometimes here in the South!) I run into misconceptions about this area. I’m proud of the region I call home, and I wish everybody could know the South that I’ve experienced my whole life. So I’m glad to get the chance to clear up some of the stereotypes and generalizations. Here are the ten things that everybody gets wrong about the South. 10. White Southerners Still Haven’t Gotten Over The Civil War. There’s a notion that we

Why the Redskins Trademark
Ruling Should Terrify You
The Federalist, by Robert Tracinski    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/20/2014 4:36:49 AM     Post Reply
Like most people, I haven’t been all that interested in the controversy over whether the name of the Washington Redskins is offensive. Personally, I’m more offended that Washington, DC, has become the kind of megalopolis that can support an NFL team. If I had my way, it would go back to being a humid, swampy backwater with impassable mud roads. Pierre L’Enfant has much to answer for. But I think everyone should be terrified by the new ruling by the US Patent Office cancelling the team’s trademark. The ruling was based on a dubious argument that “redskins” is a slur against Native

   

 

  


 
Media Drop the F-Bomb On
Obama: A failed president?
Fox News, by Howard Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/20/2014 4:34:04 AM     Post Reply
Matt Drudge posted a screaming headline yesterday: “TODD TURNS: OBAMA ‘OVER.’” Really? Chuck Todd was abandoning the president, and on MSNBC no less? Well, not exactly. But a new poll is changing the media narrative on Obama’s second term in a way rarely seen with a single survey. Is there a media rush to lame-duck land? Maybe. You can never write off a guy who’s got 2-1/2 years left in the Oval Office. But the president hasn’t been able to buy a good headline for many weeks. VA scandal. Bergdahl. Lost IRS emails. Iraq imploding. And now, this NBC/Wall Street Journal survey. Obama’s overall approval

Rick Perry Unloads On President
Obama’s Failure To Secure Border
Daily Caller, by Jamie Weinstein    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/19/2014 4:16:05 PM     Post Reply
In a nearly 10-minute tirade Thursday at a luncheon for Washington D.C.-based political reporters, Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry slammed the Obama administration for its failure to secure the border and warned of a magnified humanitarian crisis if a major hurricane hits the United States. Prompted by a reporter’s question about the influx of children flowing over the southern border, Perry said the crisis represented a “failure of diplomacy” by the Obama administration and wondered what might happen if a major hurricane hit the U.S. while the country was still housing thousands of undocumented children.

This Is How You Fight ISIS
Daily Beast, by Jamie Dettmer    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/19/2014 2:50:44 PM     Post Reply
On the frontline of the battle against ISIS, the Kurds defending Kirkuk say they have no intention of losing any land to the jihadist militia. Baghdad take note. Kirkuk, Iraq - Every few minutes a couple of the half-dozen howitzers would jolt back, triggering deafening cracks and sending shells hurtling towards jihadist positions in the village of Malla Abdullah fifteen kilometers from Kirkuk. One 122mm salvo startled a stray donkey and he charged off braying irritably down a deserted road now hardly used because of the risk of jihadist rocket attacks or the possibility of roadside bombs. “I wouldn’t go any further,” cautioned

Time for a Dose of Reality
Weekly Standard, by Kevin Nicholson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/19/2014 2:46:30 PM     Post Reply
The events of the last few weeks have been gut wrenching for many active duty members of the military and veterans. We have watched the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care scandal unfold, the absurdly lopsided trade of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five top-level Taliban commanders, and now the loss of hard-won Iraqi cities to ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) following the premature withdrawal of all U.S. troops from that country. Through these events, the gaping disconnect between the would-be world inhabited by President Obama and his allies in the media and academia, and the reality

NPR Poll: In Senate Battleground
States, Obama Ratings Lag
National Public Radio, by Mara Liasson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/19/2014 2:41:35 PM     Post Reply
In the key battleground states that will decide control of the Senate this November, President Obama´s approval numbers are lower than they are nationally — but not much lower. That´s the key finding in a new poll, conducted by Democrat Stan Greenberg of Democracy Corps and Republican Whit Ayres of Resurgent Republic, that sampled likely voters for NPR. In the 12 states with competitive Senate races this fall, only 38 percent of likely voters said they approved of the way the president is handling his job. An index of all national polls shows the president´s approval rating about 4 percentage points higher

   

 

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Espaillat for Congress
New York Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/19/2014 2:38:01 PM     Post Reply
After a humiliating censure by Congress four years ago for failing to pay taxes and other ethical lapses, Representative Charles Rangel has steadily lost power in Washington. After nearly 44 years in office, it is now time for him to yield to the next generation. In Tuesday’s Democratic primary for New York’s 13th Congressional District, we recommend Adriano Espaillat, a New York State senator, who will be a better representative of this district stretching from Upper Manhattan into parts of the Bronx. Mr. Espaillat has been spent his 18 years in the States Legislature, mostly fighting for tenants, day-care staff and



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Posted By: MissMolly- 6/19/2014 4:50:19 AM     Post Reply
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