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White House requests $3.7 billion in
emergency funds for border crisis

Washington Post, by David Nakamura and Wesley Lowery

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 7/8/2014 10:05:21 PM

The White House on Tuesday formally requested $3.7 billion in emergency funding from Congress to deal with an influx of Central American minors along the southern border. But the proposal was quickly met with broad skepticism among Republican lawmakers, who were doubtful that the package would be approved quickly — if at all. Administration officials said the request is part of a comprehensive strategy aimed at building more detention centers, adding immigration judges, and beefing up border patrols and air surveillance. President Obama has said he hopes such steps will both speed deportations and discourage adults from sending children on

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: grahamcracker, 7/8/2014 10:10:40 PM     (No. 9916021)

Yesterday it was $2B.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 7/8/2014 10:22:50 PM     (No. 9916032)

Hey Dad !

I got drunk and crashed the car into a bus load of kids and took off in kind of a ´hit and run´ thingee.
So...I´ll be needing a couple hundred grand for that cool new Ferrari I saw at the dealership today.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PAdiva, 7/8/2014 10:23:20 PM     (No. 9916033)

BO, use your vacation money if you really believe in what you are doing. Camp David is a nice place OR take the fam back to Chicago for a few weeks in August.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: smcchk, 7/8/2014 10:36:00 PM     (No. 9916048)

Americans thought Obama would be giving them all sorts of free stuff. Now they find out that he’s giving it to the world. Suckers.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nonsense, 7/8/2014 10:46:16 PM     (No. 9916062)

3 million to HHS to bail out Obamacare, and .7 mil for the Obama invited Illegal Aliens.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nonsense, 7/8/2014 10:46:57 PM     (No. 9916063)

er...that would be billion. Is this man serious?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 7/8/2014 11:17:56 PM     (No. 9916092)

Would you give $3.7 billion to a guy that repeatedly lied to you about how he was going to spend the money you gave him?
To "solve" a crisis HE created? That he created to make YOU look bad?


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Reply 8 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 7/8/2014 11:22:21 PM     (No. 9916100)

No question that the money would be used to bring thousands more illegals in and pay for their legal fees. Look what Obama has done already without any money actually approved for his subterfuge.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Elvira, 7/9/2014 2:40:25 AM     (No. 9916185)

The most overused word from this administration is by far "comprehensive". Obie is a comprehensive tool (the word I wanted to use wouldn´t pass the dirty word filter).

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Reply 10 - Posted by: The Advocate, 7/9/2014 3:19:50 AM     (No. 9916191)

No more.
Boehner should drop lawsuit and stop funding this traitor.
Power of the purse.
Use it or lose it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lazyman, 7/9/2014 7:36:06 AM     (No. 9916311)

He wants to build a whole new system of workers that will bring up employment levels and grow in size exponentially to all the new illegals that will come in. I give him credit. I never thought he could double our debt in his time in office or his Dem base.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: OhMy, 7/9/2014 7:44:30 AM     (No. 9916321)

There is no indication whatever that Obama will do anything he promises with the extra money any more than he did what he should with the money he already has. I say NO. This is what happens when your word is worthless Obama. If you want to blame someone look in the mirror!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: trapper, 7/9/2014 7:52:27 AM     (No. 9916333)

Hahahahahaha.

Are those "detention centers" shovel ready? If there was a major pile-up on the expressway, or a train derailment, with thousands of injured people, would anyone think that the way to address the medical emergency would be to ask for money to build a hospital?

This is just a stall to let even more illegal aliens flood in. The national guard should be on the border already.

If you like your border, you can keep your border.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: MDConservative, 7/9/2014 7:55:07 AM     (No. 9916335)

Better than even odds the Republicrats get smashed over the head with "humanitarian crisis" before they fork over the billions. Boehner will complain there was nothing he could do, Ryan will say we´re headed to catastrophe with our spending, and blah blah blah.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/9/2014 8:00:36 AM     (No. 9916346)

The Republicans had better get their messaging right or the press will savage them as waging a war against immigrant children. They must lay out the facts and make the people understand that they do care about children, American children. They also must connect this invasion to Obama because it would never have happened without him. They must make the case for a secure border. The American people want it. Finally, they must explain that any funds will be used to first put the national guard on the border. Then they will pass legislation allowing the government to repatriate these children immediately to their homes. Lastly, put the gangs on notice that they will be hunted down and summarily kicked back to their country of origin when they are apprehended. Be prepared for the libs to head to Crazytown because they are losing their voting block. They will definitely wage a PR war against the Republicans. However, if the Republicams would be strong and do the right thing which is the thing most Americans want regarding immigration, it would serve them well.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Namma, 7/9/2014 8:05:46 AM     (No. 9916358)

Mexico and Guatemala must have upped the anty on the cost of allowing the illegals to leave their countrïes..
Last month it was only 2 billion for payment. Must be a litttle blackmail going on....whoops is that a racist word...
Tough...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: M2, 7/9/2014 8:08:23 AM     (No. 9916363)

We already know that this massive exodus from Central America was long in the planning. Obama, Valerie et al planned it and it´s only now coming to fruition. So let´s dispense with any duplicitous verbiage that this is just a sudden, emergency flight of people from oppression. This exodus is designed to flood America with new Democrats and to suck the economy of America dry to pay for their upkeep.

That aside, there´s this:

More than 52,000 unaccompanied minors and 39,000 women with children have been apprehended on the southern border this year, far more than in past years.

Why all of a sudden? What happened to create such a sudden presence on our borders? What is upcoming in America that warrants a massive influx of illegals who will get photo-ID drivers´ licenses right away? (You didn´t hear about that?)

Most have come from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras; those countries would receive money under Obama’s proposal to help repatriate their citizens after they are returned home.

It´s a lie. The money from Obama´s proposal would not in a million years go to "repatriate their citizens" after returning home. The money will go toward a new welfare group´s support.

Why fly and bus all these people here, why allow them across our borders only to claim you want to send them home? It´s absurd to think anyone believes that.

No, any money Congress would give toward this plague would go directly to their upkeep -- housing, medical, food -- everything they need for a lifetime of America´s good life on our taxpayer dollars.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: M2, 7/9/2014 8:08:38 AM     (No. 9916364)

...continued
Your phone bill, energy bill, water bill, trash pickup, sales tax, income tax will be raised to pay for these illegals. And God alone knows how their diseases will affect the rest of the country once they´ve fanned out into every State.

If they are allowed to stay, the Republican Party is dead, outnumbered by hundreds of millions of Democrat voters, which is exactly the plan.

Not a dime out of our pockets. Take the money from the budgets of the IRS, the EPA, the NEA (both of them), Obamacare and the NSA. There´s plenty of wasted money there. Funnel that money into the fuel tanks of airplanes, buses and trucks and send them all home. They are a danger to our Republic on every level.

In Cloward-Piven fashion, this chaos is designed to collapse America´s ability to absorb hundreds of thousands, if not a million, people. Our economy cannot handle it unless producers are crippled. The money producers make must be confiscated to pay for these people, which will result in fewer producers. Why work if it´s going to be taken away?

We´re going Third World unless the Constitutional Lawyer madman in the Oval Office is stopped.Since that has always been the plan, twenty years or more in the making, it seems to be working fine so far.

OPEN LETTER TO CONGRESS: NO! No "emergency funds". Send them home. We are pi$$ed.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: harleynyc, 7/9/2014 8:16:37 AM     (No. 9916372)

That´s $60K per head. (at 60,000 kids)

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Reply 20 - Posted by: congar, 7/9/2014 8:28:21 AM     (No. 9916403)

In the old days you could design a piece of legislation so the deserving recipients got nearly all the benefits. But no matter how well something maybe designed for the Alinsky crowd the Alinskyites will use the money however they see fit. The law means nothing to them. You may as well donate the $3.7 billion to the Democrat Party.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: chicodon, 7/9/2014 8:29:16 AM     (No. 9916405)

So Obama wants money for detention centers and judges. With what´s going on with Cliven Bundy and in Murrieta I say absolutely not. I wouldn´t trust this commie any farther than I could throw him.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Stryker714, 7/9/2014 8:33:09 AM     (No. 9916410)

NO! Obama is just wasting more money. We taxpayers are fed up with the One Worlders forcing us to finance our own demise. ´ bet they lmao as they come up with these schemes.

It sure would be great to cut off the DC commies money supply, with an axe/prop as big or bigger than Nancy´s ACA gavel she paraded on Capitol Hill. Let them and their failed, misguided Socialist policies die of financial euthanasia.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: nightvision, 7/9/2014 8:52:50 AM     (No. 9916440)

#17, great post!
"This exodus is designed to flood America with new Democrats and to suck the economy of America dry to pay for their upkeep."

Exactly!
The the the Boehner Clown Posse falls for this, there is no hope. None!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: nightvision, 7/9/2014 8:53:55 AM     (No. 9916441)

s/b "If the..."

(Can you tell this ticks me off?)

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Citizen Plain, 7/9/2014 8:54:13 AM     (No. 9916443)

There are terrorists pouring in the open Southern border. Be ready for major attacks.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: lancer12, 7/9/2014 8:58:29 AM     (No. 9916444)

Print pesos? Borrow from China? Sell real estate to Arabs? Gimme, gimme. And they have to bail out student loans-expensive colleges with no jobs to come. Obama is lovely and kind and has big dark,kind eyes.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/9/2014 9:16:59 AM     (No. 9916488)

Don´t forget to call and write your Congress critters. The aid I spoke with said her phone is burning up.
You know the pro-illegals are doing so.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Freeloader, 7/9/2014 10:04:44 AM     (No. 9916572)

"Republicans respond, ´Not so fast."...Indeed!

Or to paraphrase the great P.J. O´Rourke---"Giving money and power to The Bamster is like giving whiskey and car keys to a teenage boy."

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Reply 29 - Posted by: rsgonner, 7/9/2014 10:20:13 AM     (No. 9916595)

Unfortunately the republicans will huff and puff, posture and sound-bite, and in the end cave like they always do. They´d rather see the country utterly transformed (destroyed) on their watch than be called names by the liberal media. Folks, we are doomed: the dems are too corrupt to rule and the repubs too stupid. Unfortunately, the Founding Fathers planned for everything but a lack of moral clarity in our elected representatives and the power of the obamaphone with a lo info electorate.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: comstock, 7/9/2014 10:23:22 AM     (No. 9916603)

$3.7 Billion? When he says courts and judges he means overpaid liberal immigration lawyers.

When he says "services for the immigrants" he means money into the coffers of SEIU.

He wants to solve income inequality by bringing in tens of thousands of uneducated, unemployable "immigrants" and then taxing the middle class to death to support them.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 7/9/2014 10:26:30 AM     (No. 9916608)

If our borders were protected, like they should be, and as most Countries´ borders are, there would be no need for "extra funding". These illegals are breaking our laws, no matter their age, and they did NOT just decide to come here on their own, they were sent here. It is a continuation of Obama´s actions to weaken the U>S> , disregard our Constitution, and break our laws. We have a system of legal immigration in place and illegal aliens should not displace immigrants coming here within our laws. It is blatantly obvious that Obama and his minions want to destroy our American way of life and tear down our society. My opinion.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 7/9/2014 10:28:07 AM     (No. 9916614)

How does a Country which appears to have NO SOUTHERN BORDER have a border crisis ?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Daylily, 7/9/2014 10:34:04 AM     (No. 9916626)

Something that jumped out at me in article - part of this money will be used to build more detention centers. Think about it - would these be for illegal aliens or true Americans who disagree with Obama and crowd - I truly believe the latter could happen unless this man is stripped of all power.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 7/9/2014 10:34:06 AM     (No. 9916628)

This is an easy fix. 25M of this request is for the wild fires. This should be funded. BUT, Congress has the authority to realign U.S. money going to the countries that are sending their people to our borders to DHS to send these people back to their country. It´s an easy fix but tell me if Boehner has a pair to do this........probably NOT.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: wendybird, 7/9/2014 11:00:43 AM     (No. 9916684)

Maybe the money is for transportation costs. To transport more people in.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Avogadra, 7/9/2014 11:05:49 AM     (No. 9916691)

How many of the world´s suffering children should America take? 300,000? Three million? Three billion? As long as one suffering child is left, it will be all our fault.

This isn´t about kids. It´s about Cloward-Piven and crashing the system. So far the liberals/progressives/communists are making excellent progress. Why can´t somebody explain this in a way the low information folks can understand?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 7/9/2014 12:00:18 PM     (No. 9916814)

Seems to be going up about 200 million bucks a day. The Punk was demanding a mere two billion bucks for it last week.

By 2015 he will want a Trillion bucks, and it will cost the nation another hundred trillion bucks in long term costs. (assuming the nation lasts that long, which is a silly assumption anymore.)

Soon he will announce a program paying people two thousand (+-) taxpayer bucks a month per person to take these ´kiddies´ into their homes as foster children (until they can bring their extended families up)

But he is at this moment trying to figure out if he can get away with FORCING people to take them into their homes without getting paid.

Watch... He and his minions will soon start trying to shame people into taking these people in... "Where is your humanity? It is your christian duty to open your wallets and your homes to these poor political refugees." they will say.

Mr Cloward: I´d like you to meet Miss Piven... And of course you both know Saul Alinsky.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/9/2014 12:20:07 PM     (No. 9916840)

If Congress appropriates the funding that Obama has asked for it will allow his crew to catch and release more young illegal aliens into the USA faster.

When you do the math he essentially wants abou 85k per illegal alien

This has the makings of a cash cow for all the leftist immigration lawyers who Obama wants to hire as administrative immigration judges, to represent the government, and to represent illegal aliens. A lot of those lawyers will be coming from the very liberal ethnic and immigrant advocacy groups who support amnesty and open borders who are about the last people to push for illegal aliens to be returned to their homelands. Some of the money those leftist lawyers will get, will be passed back to the Democrats in the form of campaign contributions. The immigration courts are rigged to benefit immigration lawyers and to make sure that most illegal aliens who can pay immigration lawyers are never actually deported.

Obama has set out NO plan to stop the flood of illegal aliens illegally coming across the borderline, he just wants to be able to catch and release them ASAP. He also wants the Republicans to facilitate a massive liberal Democrat amnesty that among thousands of other non enforcement things, would essentially legalize the flow of would be illegal aliens into the USA on into the future. There is nothing in all that to benefit ordinary Americans.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Vuulfie2, 7/9/2014 1:34:24 PM     (No. 9916983)

What I´d like to know is who is funding the transportation of these so called "poor immigrant children" from their homes in Guatemala, Honduras, etc.? They aren´t flying in 747´s and they damn-sure aren´t walking. Someone is funding this. Is there a connection to the SEIU? who´s arranging busses or taxis or some kind of transportation. And how, if they are so poor, can they afford to pay?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: jerseytomato, 7/9/2014 4:08:44 PM     (No. 9917208)

Three billion dollars would have built a nice border fence.

Don´t give the race pimp a single red cent.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: dodge boy, 7/9/2014 4:38:00 PM     (No. 9917245)

Give him the 3.7b on the proviso everybody gets returned to where they came from.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: radrelic, 7/9/2014 4:48:18 PM     (No. 9917260)

ACORN and its resurrected offshoot has enough graft money IMO. The black Muslims and black power churches their own sources of income and the democrat politicians already have their money making lobbyist slots awaiting them Book deals, speaking tours, etc? Movie and media and GOP CEOs have their low paid demi-slaves already. These folks are entitlement role bound to remain dependents of the USA and democrat voters.

So give the money to separate the outlaw adults like the criminal and gangsta element back to their tribe-we don´t need tribalism here, we need assimilation.

Take the abandoned youth into protective custody and clean them up and foster them out for adoption, their parents being deemed unfit (and them you would also find out what, who, why this border crisis is being driven? Right to the desk of some Marxist?

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Reply 43 - Posted by: dman, 7/9/2014 5:38:42 PM     (No. 9917301)

No.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: shurnuff, 7/9/2014 9:24:12 PM     (No. 9917601)

Obama´s admin has always believed in not letting a crisis go to waste.

Now it looks like they are manufacturing a crisis as needed. No one can make me believe this border stuff is not the brain child of of Obama´s and George Soros´s manipulations.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/9/2014 10:04:18 PM     (No. 9917661)

It does not make any difference if there were three deep border fences all along the borderline, and 22,000 border patrol agents along the borderline, as long as this country has a President who tells the border patrol that after illegal aliens are caught crossing the borderline that they must be released and be given a bus ticket to anywhere in he USA where they wish to travel. That´s just inviting the entire world to unlawfully cross America´s borderline as illegal aliens.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: joew9, 7/9/2014 11:01:40 PM     (No. 9917723)

This money will be used to pay lawyers to keep these immigrants in the country. Some of it will be paid to organizations which will have nice sounding names like they care so deeply about immigration and they will launder the money back into the campaign coffers of the democrats. Some of it will be used pay for commercials against republicans.

None of it will be used in a way which will effectively reduce the the numbers of these people coming across the border.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: belwhatter, 7/10/2014 2:00:03 AM     (No. 9917832)

Gov. Rick Perry told Hannity tonight that only a minimal amount of the 3.7B request will go to shore up the border. he has requested the prez authorize the National Guard to close the border - it can be done - just needs the prez to say so. The rest of the money, if Congress is daft enough to approve it, should be used to repatriate every last one if these illegal aliens, and give the Border Patrol some beefed up support for their needs, and compensate the NG. Currently the Border Patrol, when they aren´t seconded to nanny these kids, are operating as far inland as 45 miles - way too far from the border to be effective.

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When President Obama on Tuesday highlighted 19 executive actions he says he is taking to improve the mental health of U.S. troops and veterans, one of them centered on a particularly novel effort: The development of new computer chips designed to modulate the nervous system to help with everything from arthritis to post-traumatic stress. The project is headed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a Pentagon agency that develops a variety of high-tech equipment for the U.S. military. It’s known as the Electrical Prescriptions program, or ElectRx (pronounced “electrics”). Program officials say the goal is to develop a technology

Obama’s immigration decision
could roil 2014 election
Washington Post, by Karen Tumulty and Robert Costa    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/27/2014 10:33:09 PM     Post Reply
Both political parties are in a state of high anxiety about the possibility that President Obama will allow millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the country, fearing that White House action on the issue could change the course of November’s midterm elections. In the past few days, Democratic candidates in nearly every closely fought Senate race have criticized the idea of aggressive action by Obama. Some strategists say privately that it would signal that he has written off the Democrats’ prospects for retaining control of the chamber, deciding to focus on securing his legacy instead. Senior Republicans, meanwhile, have

Barack Obama, the Teflon President
Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/26/2014 10:23:24 PM     Post Reply
Back in the 1980s, the Democratic Party media dubbed Ronald Reagan the “Teflon President.” By this, they meant that their false, dishonest and trivial attacks on Reagan didn’t sway the public, which appreciated the most meteoric economic recovery in modern history and restoration of America’s status as not just a great power, but a competent one. Something quite different is happening with Barack Obama. By any possible measure, he has been an awful president. His administration has been good for hedge fund managers and “green” energy scammers, but disastrous for working class Americans, especially African-Americans. Median income and household wealth are

Israel Wins the War
but Loses the Peace
Breitbart National Security, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/26/2014 10:15:16 PM     Post Reply
The long-term ceasefire that took effect Tuesday, after a surprise Egyptian-brokered agreement between Israel and Hamas, is being hailed by the terror group as a "victory." In this case, the claim is more than propaganda. According to the details of the agreement, the Gaza border crossings are to be opened, the fishing zone is to be widened, and talks are to commence soon about air and sea ports. No wonder half Israel´s Cabinet is opposed. Israel certainly has achieved military gains. It wiped out most of Hamas´s rocket arsenal, and destroyed almost all of its terror tunnels before those could

U.S. citizens joining Islamic State
pose major threat to homeland
Washington Times, by Maggie Ybarra    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/26/2014 10:04:50 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. government is tracking and gathering intelligence on as many as 300 Americans who are fighting side by side with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and are poised to become a major threat to the homeland, according to senior U.S. officials. Officials say concern is widespread in Washington that radicalized foreign fighters could return to the homeland and commit terrorist attacks with skills acquired overseas, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the information. Those concerns were heightened by the disclosure Tuesday that a California man was killed fighting



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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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President Barack Obama said during a Thursday press conference that his administration doesn´t have a plan worked out yet for defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Syria. [Snip] ´What I´ve seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we´re at than we currently are,´ Obama cautioned. He mentioned four times his intention to seek advice from Capitol Hill before deploying more military assets in the Middle East, likely in response to concerns from members of the House and Senate that he was unconstitutionally freezing them out.

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Daily Beast, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/28/2014 4:38:42 PM     Post Reply
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Fox News, by Howard Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/28/2014 8:05:51 AM     Post Reply
I feel confident in saying that most Americans are disgusted by the perfectly legal practice of U.S. companies avoiding taxes by incorporating in another country. So why does it take a whopper of a story to get the media to pay attention? Burger King, as you know, is moving to buy the Canadian chain Tim Hortons, and this is more about dollars than doughnuts. The hamburger giant plans to move its headquarters to Canada, thereby slashing its Treasury tax bill. The White House doesn’t like it. Democrats don’t like it. The Republicans don’t like it. And, as usual, it doesn’t look like Washington

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Cybercast News Service, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/29/2014 9:11:36 AM     Post Reply
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New York Post, by Emily Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/28/2014 5:29:21 AM     Post Reply
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People, by Sharon Cotliar    Original Article
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Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
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Human Events, by Johnny Kampis     Original Article
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American Thinker, by C. Edmund Wright    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 8/29/2014 8:12:45 AM     Post Reply
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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
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Daily Caller, by Blake Neff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/28/2014 8:47:36 AM     Post Reply
The American Sociological Association, the leading professional organization for American sociologists, is now granting its members much greater leeway in how to define their gender identities. Previously, the ASA’s membership surveys only allowed three choices of gender: “male,” “female” and “prefer not to answer.” Now, as reported at Inside Higher Ed, members will have no fewer than seven options for their gender choice, with the added ability to select “all that apply.” The added options include “transgender male/transgender man,” “transgender female/transgender woman,” “genderqueer/gender non-conforming,” or another “preferred identity” of their choice not explicitly named. “Genderqueer” is defined by the Gender

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Washington Post, by Adam Goldman & Julie Tate    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/28/2014 4:30:40 PM     Post Reply
At least four hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State, including an American journalist who was recently executed by the group, were waterboarded in the early part of their captivity, according to people familiar with the treatment of the kidnapped Westerners. James Foley was among the four who were waterboarded several times by Islamic State militants who appeared to model the technique on the CIA’s use of waterboarding to interrogate suspected terrorists after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The victims of waterboarding are often strapped down on gurneys or benches while cold water is poured over a cloth covering


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