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At Least Two ‘Border
Kids’ Have Swine Flu

Daily Beast, by Ruben Navarette

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/2/2014 11:39:52 AM

‘Immigrants bring disease’ is an old prejudice, but it turns out some of the thousands of children streaming across the border have brought H1N1 with them. Here’s something you don’t hear a journalist say very often: I blew it. I was wrong. I dismissed out of hand the suggestion by anti-immigration activists and right-wing pundits that among the worries associated with the “border kids”—the estimated 52,000 children and teenagers who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in the last year or so—was that they carried communicable diseases. “How original” was probably my first thought. Immigrants and fears about disease go together like beans and

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/3/2014 1:16:19 AM     (No. 9909169)

Think about the audacity here. While many cannot get care under their Ocare policy, which they paid for, these sick kids can get the best of care while you pay for it.

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Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/10/2014 4:52:40 PM     Post Reply
Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz found Saturday Night Live’s portrayal of Sarah Palin “wickedly funny” and thought it had a “profoundly powerful” effect on how people view the then-vice presidential candidate. “Who can forget Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Al Gore? Who can forget in 2008 Saturday Night Live’s wickedly funny characterization of the Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin? It was wickedly funny and also had a profoundly powerful effect on people’s perception of Sarah Palin, a friend of mine.” Cruz’s remarks on Monday were surrounding the debate over adding a constitutional amendment to the Constitution response to the Supreme Court’s most

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Daily Beast, by Robert Silverman    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/10/2014 5:43:16 AM     Post Reply
The Baltimore Raven was indefinitely suspended but even one of his teammates suited up after punching a girlfriend in the neck. So much for zero tolerance. After the first video of Ray Rice dragging his unconscious fiancée out of an elevator surfaced in July, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him for a mere two games. An apparent knockout punch was punished with a slap on the wrist, which Goodell later acknowledged wasn’t enough. “I take responsibility both for the decision and for ensuring that our actions in the future properly reflect our values,” Goodell wrote in August. “I didn’t get it right.

Dick Cheney Speaks Truth to Power:
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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/10/2014 5:05:46 AM     Post Reply
Former Vice President Dick Cheney spoke to House Republicans and did not hold back. The former VP blamed Obama’s pro-Muslim Brotherhood policies on the rise of Hamas, ISIS and other extremists in the Middle East. Mediaite reported: In a closed-door meeting with the House Republicans, former Vice President Dick Cheney placed the blame for ISIS, Hamas, and the multiple Islamist groups proliferating in the Middle East, on the shoulders of Barack Obama. During the meeting, which was confirmed to the Daily Beast‘s Ben Jacobs by multiple congressmen, Cheney accused Obama of “facilitating the Muslim Brotherhood” with his policies. According to Rep. John Fleming

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National Journal, by Charlie Cook    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/10/2014 5:02:41 AM     Post Reply
As Congress returns to Washington this week for the few remaining legislative days before the midterm elections, lawmakers will compare notes on what they heard and saw back home. They will also share impressions they gleaned about what will happen on Nov. 4. Democrats´ assessments will be particularly enlightening, and my guess is that those reports will be about as discouraging as they can get. Historically, midterm elections are generally referenda on the incumbent president. President Obama´s latest overall approval ratings are not far above his lowest yet. Public attitudes toward the Affordable Care Act have not noticeably improved. The extent

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Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/10/2014 4:51:38 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/10/2014 4:48:03 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/10/2014 4:44:37 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/10/2014 4:42:18 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/10/2014 4:39:51 AM     Post Reply
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Daily Beast, by Josh Rogin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/9/2014 12:33:59 PM     Post Reply
Senators are tripping over themselves to grant Obama the authority to go to war—but he’s not really interested in getting Congress’s permission. The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee is set Tuesday to offer President Obama a nearly blank check for waging war against ISIS everywhere in the world. The irony is that Obama isn’t asking Congress for formal authorization. Sen. James Inhofe will introduce a formal congressional authorization Tuesday for the use of American military force against ISIS using any means, including using boots on the ground, and in any country, including Syria.

   

 

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Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/9/2014 4:44:26 AM     Post Reply
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