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German Police Conduct Searches
in 2nd Possible Spy Case

New York Times, by Alison Smale

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Posted By:Drive, 7/9/2014 8:43:37 AM

BERLIN — The police searched the Berlin-area office and apartment of a man suspected of being a spy on Wednesday, the federal prosecutor’s office said, deepening the espionage scandal that has taken relations between Washington and Berlin to a new low. No one has been arrested yet and the investigation is ongoing, the prosecutor’s office said in a terse statement that concluded, “no further information can be given right now.” The statement did not specify that the suspect had been spying for the United States. But the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung and two public broadcasters, which together form an investigative reporting unit,

      


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German Police Conduct Searches
in 2nd Possible Spy Case
New York Times, by Alison Smale    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/9/2014 8:43:37 AM     Post Reply
BERLIN — The police searched the Berlin-area office and apartment of a man suspected of being a spy on Wednesday, the federal prosecutor’s office said, deepening the espionage scandal that has taken relations between Washington and Berlin to a new low. No one has been arrested yet and the investigation is ongoing, the prosecutor’s office said in a terse statement that concluded, “no further information can be given right now.” The statement did not specify that the suspect had been spying for the United States. But the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung and two public broadcasters, which together form an investigative reporting unit,

   

 

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Israel claims to have foiled
amphibious Palestinian assault
Guardian (U.K.), by Orlando Crowcroft    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/9/2014 8:41:39 AM     Post Reply
Israel claims to have foiled an audacious amphibious assault when Palestinian militants emerged from the sea north of Gaza. In footage of the incident released by the Israeli military, two figures are seen walking out of the surf on an Israeli beach north of Gaza near Zikim. At least four militants are then seen running over sand dunes apparently carrying weapons before being targeted and "neutralised" by Israeli missiles. The incident is being seen as evidence of the new capabilities of Islamic militants in Gaza, whose rockets in the past 24 hours have gone further than ever before – in one case

Sarah Palin seizes the media spotlight
by playing the impeachment card
Fox News, by Howard Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/9/2014 8:39:46 AM     Post Reply
There is simply no downside for Sarah Palin in calling for Barack Obama’s impeachment. She grabs a nice bit of media attention. She rallies her conservative base. She gets to talk about it on Fox. And since she holds no elective office, she doesn’t have to worry about whether her rhetorical broadside has the slightest chance of succeeding. In fact, the chances that the House will impeach a second straight Democratic president are extremely remote. But so what? Palin gets the issue and positions herself on the leading edge of anti-Obamaism. The former Alaska governor and Fox News contributor launched her attack yesterday

21 Conservative Writers To
Read At The Beach
BuzzFeed, by Adam Bellow    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/8/2014 2:54:40 PM     Post Reply
Conservatives have for a generation spent too much time complaining about the liberal dominance of popular culture, and too little making their own. But — as I argue in National Review this month — there is a growing countercultural revolt against the ingrained (and often unconscious) liberalism of mainstream popular culture, a revolt that has so far escaped widespread notice, though you can find some of it on Liberty Island, a website I founded that is devoted to the best in conservative fiction. After reading my introduction to this literary revolt, the editors of BuzzFeed asked me to suggest a

Smallpox discovered sitting
in Maryland storage room
Washington Post, by Mark Berman    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/8/2014 2:51:47 PM     Post Reply
Today in smallpox, apparently: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that employees at the National Institutes of Health found some vials containing smallpox sitting in a laboratory storage room in Bethesda. These vials were labeled “variola,” which the CDC calls “the severe and most common form of smallpox,” so that’s reassuring. The vials were discovered last week in an unused part of a storage room inside a laboratory operated by the Food and Drug Administration, the CDC said in a news release. They were found by employees preparing to move the lab, which has been operated by

Sen. Robert Menendez seeks probe of
alleged Cuban plot to smear him
Washington Post, by Carol D. Leonnig and *    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/8/2014 1:17:23 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Robert Menendez is asking the Justice Department to pursue evidence obtained by U.S. investigators that the Cuban government concocted an elaborate plot to smear him with allegations that he cavorted with underage prostitutes, according to people familiar with the discussions. In a letter sent to Justice Department officials, the senator’s attorney asserts that the plot was timed to derail the ­political rise of Menendez (D-N.J.), one of Washington’s most ardent critics of the Castro regime. At the time, Menendez was running for reelection and was preparing to assume the powerful chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. According to

   

 

  


 
Tucker Carlson: Menendez claim ´bizarre´
Politico, by Hadas Gold    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/8/2014 11:04:26 AM     Post Reply
Daily Caller editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson said he would be shocked if the Cuban government concocted the story that Sen. Bob Menenedez had cavorted with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic -- an accusation brought this week by Menenedez´s lawyers in a new report from The Washington Post. "I really can’t assess it without more information,” Carlson told the Post. “It’s bizarre on its face, but also fascinating.” Menendez is asking the Justice Department to pursue evidence obtained by investigators that Cuban agents had planted the story about the prostitutes, which was first reported by the conservative website shortly before election day 2012. The

Searching for Hillary Clinton’s big idea
Politico, by David Nather    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/7/2014 8:41:42 AM     Post Reply
Here’s one thing you won’t find in Hillary Clinton’s book: a clear reason to run for president again. The “Hard Choices” book tour has had all the trappings of a warm-up for 2016, and even though Clinton insists she hasn’t decided yet, she keeps dropping hints that she has ideas for the future of the country. “You’ve got to ask people who want to run for anything, but particularly president, what’s your vision? What is your vision for our country, and do you think you can lead us there?” Clinton said at a CNN “town hall” forum.

Why we´re not talking
about Ed Klein
Politico, by Dylan Byers    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/7/2014 8:38:32 AM     Post Reply
Marc Ambinder explains why it´s safe to ignore Edward Klein´s new book about the so-called blood feud between the Obamas and the Clintons: A lot of Blood Feud is highly improbable. I cannot say that it is false, or fake-but-accurate, because I cannot know for sure, and it would be reckless for me to assert that this reporting is not true simply because some of his previous reporting has been soundly discredited. ... But I am struck by how deeply skeptical conservatives are about Klein, with master logician Rush Limbaugh questioning the truthfulness of his dialogue and Fox News hosts finding

Bloomberg’s gun group to start 2014 midterms
strategy by surveying candidates
Washington Post, by Philip Rucker    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/7/2014 8:13:03 AM     Post Reply
The gun-control group founded by former New York mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I) will begin surveying all federal candidates in the 2014 midterm elections on gun issues Monday as it tries to become a political counterweight to the National Rifle Association. This is the first big step by Bloomberg — who has committed to spending $50 million of his personal fortune this year to build a national grass-roots movement that will pressure lawmakers to pass more restrictive gun laws — to devise a political strategy heading into the November elections. Bloomberg’s group, Everytown for Gun Safety, is asking all Senate and House

Resentment Behind the Waning
Patriotism of Liberal Americans
Patriot Post, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/4/2014 3:49:15 PM     Post Reply
You wouldn’t think, five years into the Obama presidency, that so many liberal Americans wouldn’t like America. A new Pew survey found that 44 percent of Americans don’t often feel pride in being an American, and only 28 percent said that America is the greatest country in the world. Respondents who “often feel proud to be American” were overwhelmingly conservative (from 72 percent to 81 percent depending on the kind of conservative). A majority (60 percent) of “solid liberals” said they don’t often feel proud to be an American. The polling data only proves what has been obvious for a

   

 

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A Boffo Jobs Report,
But Puzzles Linger
The New Yorker, by John Cassidy    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/4/2014 8:47:32 AM     Post Reply
So much for secular stagnation. Thanks to the headline figures and revisions for previous months contained in the Labor Department’s jobs report for June, which was released a day early because of the July 4th holiday, we know that, since the end of March, the economy has generated more than a quarter of a million jobs a month. For June, the payroll figure was 288,000, well above economists’ expectations. During the past three months, the unemployment rate has fallen from 6.7 per cent to 6.1 per cent, and it’s now at its lowest level since Lehman Brothers collapsed in the fall



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