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Most transparent administration ever
closes Apollo 11 anniversary event to press

Hot Air, by Mary Katharine Ham

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/23/2014 4:33:14 AM

President Obama met with the surviving members of the moon landing mission Tuesday morning at the White House, but no press was allowed. The White House release on the event lists Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin as attendees, but I think we can all assume Stanley Kubrick was there, too. Otherwise, why would it be closed, mannnnn? Just when we’d gotten the number of moon landing conspiracy theorists in this country down to single digits, the president has to go and do this. President Obama met with surviving members of the Apollo 11 crew at the White House Tuesday morning to commemorate

      


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Most transparent administration ever
closes Apollo 11 anniversary event to press
Hot Air, by Mary Katharine Ham    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/23/2014 4:33:14 AM     Post Reply
President Obama met with the surviving members of the moon landing mission Tuesday morning at the White House, but no press was allowed. The White House release on the event lists Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin as attendees, but I think we can all assume Stanley Kubrick was there, too. Otherwise, why would it be closed, mannnnn? Just when we’d gotten the number of moon landing conspiracy theorists in this country down to single digits, the president has to go and do this. President Obama met with surviving members of the Apollo 11 crew at the White House Tuesday morning to commemorate

   

 

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Elizabeth Warren Is Overrated
The Federalist, by David Harsanyi    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/23/2014 4:31:04 AM     Post Reply
The notion that Elizabeth Warren should challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party presidential nomination has been optimistically tossed around in left-wing circles for a while now. Activists at Netroots Nation recently chanted ”Run, Liz, run.” And no doubt, the excitement generated by Warren is a function of her ideological sincerity—a sincerity that’s most obvious when contrasted with Hillary Clinton’s lack of earnestness and pandering. Still, it seems to me that a lot of people are overestimating the appeal, uniqueness, and popularity of Warren. What’s most enticing about Warren right now is the perception of her, not the reality. For starters, once

ObamaCare in death spiral
after federal appeals court
strikes down some subsidies
Fox News, by Betsy McCaughey    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/23/2014 4:28:17 AM     Post Reply
Tuesday, a federal appeals court slapped down the Obama administration in a 2-1 ruling that could kill the president’s signature health care law. If upheld by the Supreme Court, the ruling would force Congress back to the drawing boards to design a health law that is actually affordable, rather than bearing the false title “Affordable Care Act.” The ruling in Halbig v. Burwell bars the federal government from handing out taxpayer-funded subsidies to people who buy ObamaCare plans in nearly two-thirds of the states. Those subsidies took the sting out of being forced to buy pricey ObamaCare plans. If the ruling

Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit
All Children Seeking Asylum
National Public Radio, by Alan Greenblatt    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 3:33:19 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Marco Rubio argued that the nation´s immigration laws need to be overhauled and said that Hillary Clinton would be a flawed candidate for president. "I just think she´s a 20th century candidate," he said. "I think she does not offer an agenda for moving America forward in the 21st century, at least not up till now." The Florida Republican made his comments in the second half of a two-part interview with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep on Tuesday. Rubio also said he will make a decision about whether to run for president himself sometime within the next few months.

If Halbig Stands, What
Happens to Obamacare?
National Review Online, by Callie Gable    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 3:30:34 PM     Post Reply
With the D.C. Circuit Court’s decision today that Obamacare, as written, doesn’t authorize the provision of subsidies on federal health-care exchanges — it just does so for those established by states — residents of 36 states may stop receiving insurance subsidies under the law. President Obama could well ignore the decision, which he asserts is perfectly legal, but he’ll also certainly appeal it — either to an en banc hearing of the D.C. Circuit Court (more judges than the three that just heard it) or to the Supreme Court. If the president chooses to ignore the ruling, we can bet

On North Carolina and the
State of the Midterm Battle
Weekly Standard, by Jay Cost    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 3:21:32 PM     Post Reply
Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) has released a new poll of the North Carolina Senate race, featuring Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan squaring off against Republican state house speaker Thom Tillis, with ostensibly good news for the Democrat: She’s up seven points and expanded on her lead. Their headline: “Hagan continues to grow lead.” But dig a little deeper and the story is mixed for the Democrat. Hagan’s seven-point lead is due largely to the libertarian candidate, who is polling 8 percent. In no cycle since 1986 has the libertarian pulled more than 3.4 percent in North Carolina; on

   

 

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Adventures in Warrenland
Slate, by David Wiegel    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 3:16:07 PM     Post Reply
DETROIT—Every time she’s asked, Sen. Elizabeth Warren gives the same frustrated answer. No. Nope. She is not running for president. She has literally rolled her eyes at the question. She’s offered to “add an exclamation point.” She’s even signed a letter calling on Hillary Clinton, who leads polls of Democrats by up to 50 points, to run for president. And yet there they were on Friday morning, the people who wanted Warren to reconsider. Days before this year’s Netroots Nation conference, the annual gathering of the online left, an Obama campaign veteran launched a draft campaign called Ready for Warren.

Rick Perry Revisited
National Journal, by Charlie Cook    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 9:16:03 AM     Post Reply
A piece this Sunday on Texas Gov. Rick Perry in The Des Moines Register by the paper´s top political reporter, Jennifer Jacobs, caught my eye. (Snip) I am now convinced that what seemed four years ago to be a lame excuse for his troubles—that he had undergone back surgery shortly before entering the presidential contest and was still taking painkillers as he undertook the bid—was more real than perceived. (My wife suffered a herniated disk three months ago, less than two weeks before our only daughter´s wedding; in all our 32 years of marriage, my conversations with her under the

Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings
calls for end to ´public harassment´
of IRS chief John Koskinen
Washington Examiner [DC], by Susan Ferrechio    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 7:09:03 AM     Post Reply
The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform panel is objecting to a plan to call the Internal Revenue Service commissioner to testify for a third time in a matter of weeks, calling it “public harassment of an agency head.” Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., sent a letter Monday to Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., objecting to a decision to call Commissioner John Koskinen to testify at a hearing on Wednesday. It would be the third time Koskinen appeared before the panel in the past month, Cummings noted. “Requiring Commissioner Koskinen to testify again this week not only takes him away

5 months off: Martha´s Vineyard break
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Washington Examiner [DC], by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 5:35:50 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama wraps up his 16-day summer break next month on Martha´s Vineyard, Mass., he will have taken all or part of 141 days of vacation, time split between summers on the island, winters in his native Hawaii and birthday weekends at his Chicago home. Obama has been criticized for taking costly and lengthy vacations, especially compared to the short trips most Americans take. The U.S. Travel Association told Secrets that the average American vacation lasts just 3.7 days. But his 141 days out of Washington are far less than the 378 former President George W. Bush took in

The wages of weakness
New York Daily News, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 5:30:25 AM     Post Reply
In between fund-raising trips, the American President walked to the podium Monday and promised there would be consequences if the Russian president continued to make vicious mischief in the wake of a horrific mass murder that he almost surely aided and abetted. He scolded the Russian-backed, Russian-trained and Russian-armed separatists, who have been busy “removing bodies from the crash site, oftentimes without the care that we would normally expect from a tragedy like this,” adding: “This is the kind of behavior that has no place in the community of nations.” And he warned that, “If Russia continues to violate Ukraine’s sovereignty .

   

 

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If Putin ´Mans Up,´
His Regime Will Crumble
Forbes, by Paul Robert Gregory    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 5:24:34 AM     Post Reply
California Senator Barbara Feinstein has demanded that Vladimir Putin “man up” and admit that pro-Russian separatists downed MH17, mistaking it for a Ukrainian transport plane. That this is true is obvious to all except Putin’s propaganda machine that is frantically churning out absurd conspiracy theories, while Putin lies low and limits himself to vague claims of Ukrainian guilt. Feinstein may not understand that Putin’s “manning up” could spell the end of his regime and he can’t admit the truth. Instead, Putin will ramp up his appeals for peace (with the very thugs who shot down MH17, it is now clear), pledge



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