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The ravages of BuzzFeed’s Benny Johnson
Washington Post, by Erik Wemple

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 7/27/2014 10:54:45 PM

Perhaps former BuzzFeed “viral politics” staffer Benny Johnson should have asked himself the question he posted to the site’s readers in May: “How Well Do You Know Basic U.S. Politics?” That post, which leads readers through a quiz, carries this editor’s note at the top: This post has been corrected to remove phrasing that was copied from Wikipedia. BuzzFeed takes its responsibility to readers very seriously, and plagiarism is a major breach of that responsibility. Please read our apology to readers here. JULY 26, 2014, 1:30 a.m. Which is to say, Johnson didn’t know enough about basic U.S. politics to

      


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The ravages of BuzzFeed’s Benny Johnson
Washington Post, by Erik Wemple    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/27/2014 10:54:45 PM     Post Reply
Perhaps former BuzzFeed “viral politics” staffer Benny Johnson should have asked himself the question he posted to the site’s readers in May: “How Well Do You Know Basic U.S. Politics?” That post, which leads readers through a quiz, carries this editor’s note at the top: This post has been corrected to remove phrasing that was copied from Wikipedia. BuzzFeed takes its responsibility to readers very seriously, and plagiarism is a major breach of that responsibility. Please read our apology to readers here. JULY 26, 2014, 1:30 a.m. Which is to say, Johnson didn’t know enough about basic U.S. politics to

   

 

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New U.S. help arrives
for Syrian rebels as
government, extremists gain
Washington Post, by Liz Sly    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/27/2014 10:50:36 PM     Post Reply
GAZIANTEP, Turkey — A U.S.-backed effort to arm the moderate Syrian opposition is finally ramping up along the Turkey-Syria border, but it may come too late to save the rebels from defeats on two fronts, by President Bashar al-Assad’s government and by the extremists seeking to carve out an Islamic state. Spurred by concerns that the al-Qaeda-inspired radicals will continue their relentless march across Iraq and Syria, the United States and its allies have begun accelerating the supply of arms and ammunition to a small number of vetted rebel groups in northern Syria, according to diplomats and rebels who have

New fighting breaks out
in Gaza despite Obama’s
appeal for a cease-fire
Washington Post, by Sudarsan Raghavan and Ruth Eglash    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/27/2014 10:48:21 PM     Post Reply
GAZA CITY — The conflict in Gaza raged on Sunday, even as both Israel and Hamas offered brief truces and President Obama pressed Israel for an “immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire,” reflecting growing concern over the rising death toll. Israel denied Sunday that it was responsible for one of the most shocking attacks in the 20-day conflict, saying its soldiers were not behind the deaths of 16 Palestinians killed by shelling three days earlier as they sought refuge in a U.N. school near an area of intense fighting. Israel’s military, however, offered no details about what it called a “comprehensive inquiry”

Ukraine needs the U.S.
to respond to Russia
Washington Post, by Petro Poroshenko    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/25/2014 11:45:03 PM     Post Reply
When 298 innocent people were shot out of the sky by a Russian missile 10 days ago, people everywhere finally began to understand what is at stake in Ukraine. Half a year ago, I was not even considering becoming president of Ukraine. But like a great many Ukrainians at the time, I was disturbed that then-president Viktor Yanukovych constrained Ukraine’s future by rejecting an association agreement with the European Union, choosing a customs union with Moscow instead. Like so many of my countrymen, I believed that for Ukraine to become a modern and successful country, it needed to expand its

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Washington Post, by Sudarsan Raghavan*    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/25/2014 11:42:12 PM     Post Reply
JERUSALEM —Large Palestinian protests against Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip spread across the West Bank on Friday, as U.S.-led talks to secure a lasting truce sputtered while Gaza residents awaited a possible lull in fighting. In Cairo, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Friday that his efforts to reach a week-long cease-fire in the Gaza Strip fell short. But as condemnation against the Israeli rejection of Kerry’s terms rose, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to a 12-hour “humanitarian pause” in the fighting, to begin at 8 a.m. Saturday. Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, announced early Saturday

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Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/25/2014 9:15:43 PM     Post Reply
President Obama famously failed to act when warned that ISIS was preparing to mount an offensive in Western Iraq. This left ISIS free to conquer, with virtually no resistance, city after city in the defense of which American soldiers have shed blood. Now Obama is receiving new warnings, this time from the Kurds in Northern Iraq. In fact, according to the Washington Post, the Kurds are “pleading for U.S. military aid.” Unlike the Iraqi government, the Kurds possess a viable military that is prepared to fight ISIS. Indeed, they are fighting ISIS, and fairly effectively. However, the Kurds now have

   

 

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Hamas Terror Tunnels:
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and When Did It Know It?
PJ Media, by Roger L. Simon    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/25/2014 9:09:07 PM     Post Reply
Amidst news the Israelis have turned down secretary of State Kerry’s latest, apparently Qatar-inspired, ceasefire, not to mention the other day’s nauseatingly familiar anti-Israel fusillade from the mega-Orwellian UN Human Rights Council, comes word that Hamas had been planning a gigantic attack on Israel this September via its dozens of tunnels. From the Gatestone Institute: Hamas had apparently been preparing a murderous assault on Israeli civilian targets for the coming Jewish New Year Holiday, Rosh Hashanah, which begins on September 24, according anonymous sources in the Israeli security services, as reported today

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Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/24/2014 10:47:30 PM     Post Reply
Alamo Drafthouse is notorious for enforcing movie-going etiquette. Attorney General Greg Abbott is apparently no exception. The Austin theater is threatening to boot the Republican nominee for governor if he ever tries to repeat on its premises what he did in a recent ad: Talk during a movie. In the ad, Abbott is shown in a crowded theater, telling the viewer he may not know what it takes to make a movie, but he does know how much effort it takes to run for governor in Texas. He then urges the viewer to text his campaign to get involved. In

Michelle Obama says money
in politics is bad, asks donors
for ‘big, fat check’
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First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday night urged Democrats to “dig deep” into their pockets and “write a big fat check” before the midterm elections, but minutes later complained of too much money in politics. Speaking at a party fundraiser in Chicago, Mrs. Obama said Democrats must triumph in the November contests if President Obama is to make progress on his agenda during the final two years of his term. She also blasted special interest groups that funnel money to Republicans. “So, yeah, there’s too much money in politics. There’s special interests that have too much influence. But they had

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Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/24/2014 10:37:38 PM     Post Reply
The president’s demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising in Mesopotamia, Barack Obama seems totally detached from the world’s convulsions. When he does interrupt his endless rounds of golf, fundraising and photo ops, it’s for some affectless, mechanical, almost forced public statement. Regarding Ukraine, his detachment — the rote, impassive voice — borders on dissociation. His U.N. ambassador, Samantha Power, delivers an impassioned denunciation of Russia. Obama cautions that we not “get out ahead of the facts,” as if the facts of this case — Vladimir Putin’s

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Washington Post, by Ruth Marcus    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/24/2014 10:35:53 PM     Post Reply
Don’t be so sure that the Supreme Court is going to save Obamacare. Again. The question is enormously important: Are health-care consumers entitled to subsidies if they buy coverage on insurance exchanges established by the federal government, as they are with insurance from state exchanges? Two federal appeals courts have reached contradictory conclusions, at least so far. (The Obama administration plans to ask the full federal appeals court in Washington to review the three-judge panel ruling against the subsidies, and that court is newly stocked with liberals.) Cases are headed to two other appeals courts. Which adds up to:

   

 



 
Texas Police Look for Cartel
Connection in Massive
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Breitbart Texas, by Ildefonso Ortiz    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/23/2014 10:43:16 PM     Post Reply
LA JOYA, Texas—Yellow police tape still hung from fences as Texas rangers walked through the scene where just a day earlier a gang member had gone down in a hail of gunfire in an hours-long shootout with authorities that left two cops wounded. Some police officers spent more than three hours pinned down by the close to 500 shots that were exchanged between authorities and 29-year-old Joaquin Cibrian, a member of the Texas Syndicate gang. Edinburg police had been looking for Cibrian for his alleged role in the execution of a 19-year-old man from Mexico. On Wednesday, a black police



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