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Sen. Pat Roberts fends off
tea party challenge

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/5/2014 11:24:00 PM

Sen. Pat Roberts fended off an aggressive challenger Tuesday in the Kansas Republican primary, dealing another blow to a national tea party movement that has targeted longtime Washington incumbents. Milton Wolf, 43, a Leawood radiologist making his first run for public office, failed to pull the upset in the race against Roberts, 78, whose political dates to the late 1960s, when he was a congressional aide. After surviving the primary, Roberts is a huge favorite to win his fourth, six-year term in November. Republicans enjoy a nearly 20 percentage-point advantage among registered voters and have won every U.S. Senate race

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MirJoy, 8/5/2014 11:30:27 PM     (No. 9954637)

This is so disappointing.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/5/2014 11:34:23 PM     (No. 9954640)

Don´t dispare, Dr. Wolf has father time on his side.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/5/2014 11:35:12 PM     (No. 9954641)

In a real world, we would have term limits and a retirement age.

Add him to the Strom Thurmond club.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: laurenc, 8/5/2014 11:42:07 PM     (No. 9954646)

My mother is close to 80 years old, and I love her dearly, but I would not want her to be my Senator. Too frail, not enough energy, too easily influenced by others... her staff would be running the show. That is what is wrong with these really old folks staying in office for 40-50 years.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: belwhatter, 8/5/2014 11:42:44 PM     (No. 9954648)

These old timers no longer live in the place they represent - how smart is it to keep on voting for an absentee? - two terms and out should be mandatory, then we´d get some real action out of Congress.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MeiDei, 8/6/2014 12:05:36 AM     (No. 9954666)

Isn´t Dr. Wolf 0bama´s cousin, outspoken cousin?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nimby, 8/6/2014 12:36:41 AM     (No. 9954684)

Cannot believe that this is the same state that elected Rand Paul. Whats wrong with this picture?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dvc, 8/6/2014 1:02:46 AM     (No. 9954703)

It isn´t the state that elected Rand Paul. This is Kansas. You need to pay closer attention.

Pat Roberts is a good senator and NOT a liberal in any way shape or form. Wolf was not at all impressive, and I didn´t vote for him. His ads on Roberts were deceptive and dishonest, not something to make me likely to trust him.

With a good conservative in the seat, why would I vote for someone unknown with questionable actions on the record? If you think you are informed by the media on this race, you are not. Just slapping "Tea Party" on the label is BS, may mean nothing.
There are definitely RINOs that need replacing, but Roberts isn´t one of them.

As far as Rand Paul goes - he is questionable on many issues, not a favorite anyway. Not sure he could get elected in KS.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/6/2014 1:18:56 AM     (No. 9954721)

Latest input I saw was that Roberts wasn´t going break 50%. I guess they don´t have run-offs in Kansas. Since incumbency is a huge advantage, I would encourage states to modify their election laws to have a run-off of the top 2 candidates if neither can win 50% of the vote. At the same time, I would encourage all states with open primaries to close them.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Whiskey, 8/6/2014 2:08:05 AM     (No. 9954745)

Is it true that his residence in Kansas is a room rented in the house of the friend?
Wow that´s some commitment to your home state!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 8/6/2014 2:21:14 AM     (No. 9954749)

The idea of keeping a lifer in office just because he is conservative, feeds right into their arrogant, self-serving egos: "We´re too indispensable to not serve. Nobody can replace us...we have the seniority...we have the committee assignments....blah blah blah."
Term limits. Perk reductions. Pensions slashed. ---- That would take care of much of Washington´s (our) problems.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Safari Man, 8/6/2014 2:30:16 AM     (No. 9954752)

Its hard to believe so many "on our side" don´t see the need to shake things up. Its as if the average republican is okay with the way things have been going. I say out with the old, in with the new. Even if it mean toss out the baby with the bath water. We need NEW bathwater.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: KatieJo, 8/6/2014 4:33:54 AM     (No. 9954772)

NO!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot believe this. Roberts refused to even debate Milton who is an amazing candidate. He is solid conservative, has tons of charisma and energy and I was SO hoping for him to win. How does an old, uninspiring, corrupt dude like Roberts beat Wolf when he doesn´t even live in Kansas. I am losing hope altogether.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: grace1798, 8/6/2014 5:01:18 AM     (No. 9954783)

He´s been a RINO for a very loooooong time. He´ll be part of that RINO and SOCIALIST Crowd.......bet on that! He´s a career Politician..........gee, we don´t have enough of those do we?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 8/6/2014 5:56:26 AM     (No. 9954807)

Let´s see. Mark up Kansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio and Mississippi as really dumb states for re-electing losers.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bkt23, 8/6/2014 6:29:35 AM     (No. 9954826)

Either those who voted in the primary are completely uninformed or the system doesn´t work exactly the way we think it works.

Not long ago, I would have chalked this up to dumb voters. These days, with all the corruption everywhere, it wouldn´t surprise me to learn the primary was rigged.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 8/6/2014 7:03:08 AM     (No. 9954855)

Kansas also elected Kathleen Sibelius as governor. Dorthy wouldn´t recognize the place.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: grace1798, 8/6/2014 7:22:17 AM     (No. 9954881)

Kansas will ultimately pay the price for voting in a SOCIALIST. Count on it.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: periwinkel, 8/6/2014 7:24:36 AM     (No. 9954887)

#7 Kentucky elected Rand Paul...he is our brighter Senator with good ideas.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/6/2014 7:36:09 AM     (No. 9954902)

The Tea (real) Party is a grass roots movement that can win at the local level, thus can influence House primaries, when it has to contend with the "establishment" for statewide elections it´s influence is diluted. Another argument for repeal of the 17th amendment.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Malia2012, 8/6/2014 7:56:17 AM     (No. 9954923)

I don´t believe it helped Dr. Wolf to have voters reminded he is related to obama. That being said, while Pat Roberts HAS been there too long, he is certainly NOT a "socialist" in any way matter shape or form. November is coming.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/6/2014 7:57:56 AM     (No. 9954925)

Disappointing. In this climate it is especially maddening. What have these career politicians done for this country? Corruption, waste, fraud and cronyism is running rampant. Our country is disintegrating right in front of our eyes and voters continue down the same path which is the definition of insanity! Term limits is the only remedy to get the old coots out of office. They arrogantly believe they are entitled to a seat for life. They need to take their very generous pension and benefits and go home. That would be the greatest service they could ever offer their country.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Felixcat, 8/6/2014 8:15:57 AM     (No. 9954958)

I´m currently reading a biography of James Monroe, authored by Harlow Giles Unger, and although we often praise the politicians of the early years of this (now former) republic, many, too, stayed in office for a long time. The only difference was that they changed offices. Jefferson was sec. of state, former governor of VA, president, etc. Monroe - same thing. I guess the other difference back then was that the federal government just did not have the power and influence it does now.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: dvc, 8/6/2014 9:56:04 AM     (No. 9955100)

Amazingly uninformed and misinformed posters, apparently from somewhere outside of Kansas. I live and vote in Kansas. Anyone that calls Roberts socialist is clearly wrong, and does zero convincing to make ridiculous claims like that. Same for callin him a RINO. I find it to be a non-issue that Roberts doesn´t own a home in Kansas. I have some disagreements with Roberts, but was not at all impressed with Wolf. Wolf lost because most find Roberts quite conservative and are mostly happy with him.

As much as I am VERY conservative politically, I am not willing to change out a good politician just because he has been there a long time. New is not automatically better.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 8/6/2014 11:55:28 AM     (No. 9955335)

Pat Roberts is not a socialist ,Thad Cochran
is not a socialist nor
is Lamar Alexander and John Boehner et.al.
Milton Wolf is just another flawed Tea Party candidate.
Any physician who thinks it´s a good idea to post private patient X rays on Facebook and
giggle about them with strangers and hospital employees
has a screw loose.
The photo Wolf released of his sick wife in the hospital , while he was on top of her on an x ray table ,
was equally disturbing.
Unlike Roberts , Wolf did not pay his KS property taxes in 2000.
Bizarrely, Wolf did not work as a physician for 5 years after graduating from medical school.
From 1999 to 2004 , he ran an herbal weight loss supplement company in Texas called Physician´s Own
which eventually was shut down by the
state of Texas for non payment of taxes.
There´s a pattern here.
Wolf is presently under investigation for his unprofessional conduct by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts.
He´ll no doubt be disciplined in some fashion because his conduct was grotesque and unprofessional.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/6/2014 12:01:00 PM     (No. 9955344)

#25; Term limits would undoubtedly force a few good representatives out, but it sure would get rid of hundreds of bad ones.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 8/6/2014 1:07:20 PM     (No. 9955460)

Heard yesterday that Roberts has been in Washington 40 years. Have to wonder when the last time he had an original idea. Since I never hear him mentioned in the press, I have to wonder if he ever has had an original idea. Doubt career politicians were intended by our founding fathers. Our political system favors established parties, emcumbants, their connections, and all the money they generate.

Too bad Wolf and the Tea Party lost, and hope the Tea Party keeps on plugging away. They are the only real alternative at this point.

Was Wolf really a flawed candidate? Define flawed. Anyone that is criticized? Don´t fall for it. Isn´t Roberts flawed as well? Too bad the Republican party doesn´t fight the Democratic party as hard as they fight the Tea Party.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 8/6/2014 1:29:32 PM     (No. 9955490)

Nutz, I thought Kansans had better sense than this.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 8/6/2014 1:53:48 PM     (No. 9955524)

If even half of what #26 said is accurate then Kansas voters were wise to reject Wolf.

It´s a curious thing: so often, people who may never have even visited a state in their lives nonetheless believe they have all the answers for what will work there.

Good tea party candidates don´t come along very often, or so it seems to me.




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Reply 30 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 8/6/2014 1:54:57 PM     (No. 9955526)

#26 I cannot image why the Tea Party would put such a "flawed", immoral person on the ballet under their sponsorship. Just because Roberts is not a Socialist, any one who has been in office THAT long, needs to be changed out. I am SO for term limits.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Susannah, 8/6/2014 2:01:46 PM     (No. 9955534)

#31, That´s an ongoing problem, isn´t it? Some kook/fraud/nincompoop/incompetent says he or she is Tea Party, and that´s all it takes to get support, as witness that clown quartet in South Carolina who ran against Lindsey Graham. As for Wolf himself, his stupid Facebook antics are a matter of record. What kind of doctor posts x-rays of his patients online and jokes about them? And it´s true about the herbal remedy business.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: dvc, 8/6/2014 2:12:27 PM     (No. 9955545)

If the a bright, articulate, conservative person with ** a history of actual accomplishments ** would run for Robert´s seat, he might have a chance. A random nutball with a history of questionable business and professional conduct, with ZERO history of real accomplishment has little appeal. How about a candidate winning a city council or dog catcher election before asking to be a Senator?

A reasonable, quiet Senator like Pat Roberts that votes reliably conservative (American Conservative Union lifetime rating of 86, in 2013 84) is far better than some wild eyed guy with no history of accomplishments, no matter what he CLAIMS to believe in. This is exactly how we got Obama - no history, folks believed "his story" instead.

When people assert that a 86% ACU-rated Senator is "a RINO" or "a socialist" they only prove how uninformed they are, and they bring down the public image of the Tea Party. People need to some facts before throwing around ignorant and incorrect labels if they wish to persuade. Obviously false statements are not persuasive to those that bother to have the facts.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/6/2014 4:45:45 PM     (No. 9955742)

# 26 google "text wrap"

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Reply 34 - Posted by: horacer, 8/6/2014 5:04:40 PM     (No. 9955788)

It´s very difficult to defeat an incumbent senator. That´s why most good candidates don´t attempt it. I´d love to see a reasonable primary challenger to John McCain, my senile senator. It´s not likely. He may be a jerk, but he´s a very talented politician. He co-opts all the promising newcomers by raising money and providing campaign assistance. They wind up being unwilling to run against him.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: techwreck, 8/6/2014 5:21:04 PM     (No. 9955826)

KS Republicans are so stupid they don´t even realize that career politicians 1) Don´t listen to their constituents, 2) Don´t know their constituents, 3) Are financed by Washington lobbyists, not the people of their state or district, 4) Are referred to as the "Establishment" because they are only interested in getting reelected and rewarding their big money contributors instead of responding to the will of "we the people", and 5) Have allowed the GOP to deteriorate into the pathetic mess it is today!

Our Founders put this nation in the hands of "we the people", and we have squandered our freedom and prosperity by electing corrupt professional politicians. Thanks, Kansas!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: lana720, 8/6/2014 6:51:50 PM     (No. 9955927)

Dr. Milton Wolf is not only a fine man, but was an excellent candidate. The money from the old bulls, as well as a smear campaign against x-rays that I remember seeing years ago were nothing more than gallows humor. Ever laughed at the Darwin Awards?

A non-resident, aged, non-accomplished senior Senator, who refused to debate, even when asked face-to-face to keep his word on it, is not fit to continue to serve. He made too many promises that were not kept over the years. Ask Wichita workers about the loss of their jobs and Roberts´ unsteady hand in it. Why was the Farm bill filled with food stamp benefits? What were the farmers´ actual benefits?

Watch this iInvestigation by the healing arts board drop like a rock. It was possibly brought about by that self-appointed rich princess who considers herself head of the old bull portion of the party.

Toss in that two others were in the race who bled off 11% of the returns. Will Roberts reward them for saving his bacon? Who seeded them funds to start their campaigns? Roberts only represents 48%. Some smashing victory, huh Pat?

Kansans are not all as stupid, uninformed or gullible as 48% of voters yesterday. We had a great chance to begin to save our Republic. Apparently and sadly, we cannot keep it.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Starlady, 8/6/2014 7:17:19 PM     (No. 9955954)

79 years OLD Is enough for me. He is OLD, his ideas are OLD. Senator Roberts has been voting our country into oblivion serving in the senate club for too long. He is definitely part of the problem, and not going to contribute to a solution. The GOP has a lot of nerve asking people to vote for these OLD codgers who don´t know when it is time to leave.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: lana720, 8/6/2014 8:44:45 PM     (No. 9956052)

A message to DVC: 47 years in Washington and he never fixed social security funding. Remember your support when the checks stop coming. Roberts never accomplished anything of value. The only farm bill he created was voted out in less than a year by his fellow RINOs. Is that what you cal party influence. He also fell for a ploy by Dems from Washington who now have the 7500 jobs promised to bring to Kansas. Another lie to the gullible like you are. Incompetent and self serving will not endear Roberts to those of us who value freedom. 48% says he has lost all trust of the majority of republicans in Kansas. Not a very proud moment over a technical win when you lose the trust of Kansans.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/7/2014 12:58:21 AM     (No. 9956273)

Oh great, we have another 80 year old. Term limits, please.

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Daily Mail (UK), by Daniel Bates    Original Article
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Hillary Clinton has revealed that she worked through her husband’s affair whilst he was President by making him go through an agonising ´truth and reconciliation´ process. The former US Secretary of State said that she forced Bill Clinton into South Africa-style hearings where he had to be completely honest before she forgave him. She said she was inspired by the country´s former leader Nelson Mandela and that she had to act otherwise she would remain in a mental ´prison´ for the rest of her life. Mrs Clinton, 66, has rarely spoken about her husband’s infidelity with White House intern Monica

Why is Obama Kicking the
ISIS Can Down the Road?

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American Thinker, by Nonie Darwish    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 9/13/2014 7:25:16 AM     Post Reply
President Obama in his ISIS speech did his best to convince the American people that things are under control, that he will pursue a coalition with other nations to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIS and that he will do it only through air strikes. (Snip) When Obama declared he had no strategy yet on ISIS a few weeks ago he was perceived as a weak and indecisive leader, but is that all the reason for his reluctance to fight ISIS? Or are there other, hidden reasons why Obama does not want to destroy ISIS? Reluctance and refusal to go to war,

Look what Michelle Obama wore this week
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USA Today, by Maria Puente    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/13/2014 1:06:43 PM     Post Reply
Even someone as savvy about everything as Michelle Obama sometimes flubs an outfit — or to put it more politely, wears something that doesn’t enhance her natural attractions. Which is not to say that’s all that matters about the first lady, who’s been busy with a variety of public events this week: registering voters in Georgia, cutting the ribbon on the renovated White House Visitors Center, commemorating the 9/11 terrorist attacks, even appearing in a videotaped shout-out to Prince Harry. Take a look at what she wore for all that. A little too full for her figure? (Photographs).. A flattering

The demagoguery of Ted Cruz and his
cheerleaders in the conservative media

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The Week, by Michael Brendan Dougherty    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/13/2014 10:29:01 AM     Post Reply
This week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slandered a group of Middle Eastern Christians who were trying to raise awareness of their struggle to avoid a genocide in the Middle East. His cynical grandstanding was rightly condemned — but he was hardly alone. Cruz agreed to speak to this group, which included bishops of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, ostensibly out of solidarity, but took the occasion to antagonize them over their insufficient praise for Israel, then smeared them as anti-Semites before dropping the mic. The Washington Free Beacon publicized this flameout — their publisher said the room

Gwyneth Paltrow to host October
fundraiser for President Obama
at her Los Angeles home

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Daily Mail [UK], by Bobbie Whiteman    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 9/13/2014 6:39:40 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama´s trip to Los Angeles in July was billed as ´the last the President will be making this year.´But it seems he simply can´t stay away from California´s famously deep-pocketed Democratic donors. He will be back on October 9 for a fundraiser hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow at her home in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The evening will include a reception and the opportunity to ask questions ´at an intimate dinner,´ per an email from a Hollywood fundraiser.Tickets for the Democratic National Committee event will start at $1,000 per person for the reception. Donors of $15,000 also get a photo and

2 Arizona counties tally
more ballots than voters

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Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 9/13/2014 7:52:33 PM     Post Reply
Voter turnout during last month´s primary races was a little too good in some counties, Arizona elections officials said Friday. Some precincts in northern Arizona tallied more ballots cast than there are registered voters, the Arizona Capitol Times reported. According to officials, errors made by poll workers and elections officials in Apache and Navajo counties led to the miscalculations. Initial reports from some precincts showed a turnout of anywhere from 200 to 400 percent. In Apache County, the Puerco West precinct reportedly had 100 votes cast, but only 23 voters are registered there. The voter turnout added up to 434

‘The Roosevelts’: Once you finish all
14 hours, you’re sorry to see them go

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Washington Post, by Hank Stuever    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 9/13/2014 8:05:24 AM     Post Reply
Let’s start with the end. When it’s over — when you make it through the marathon that is Ken Burns’s beautiful, seven-part documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” which begins Sunday night on PBS — you may find yourself with a lingering, nebulous grief. You’re sorry it’s over. You’re sorry they’re over. You’re sorry a certain expression of American ideals is, or often appears to be, completely over. My study habits haven’t improved since college; like an idiot, I put off watching all 14 hours of “The Roosevelts” until I absolutely had to watch them on a deadline binge this week.

Pelosi’s panic fire: GOP Senate
would end ‘civilization as we know it’

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Washington Times, by Kellan Howell    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/13/2014 10:26:16 PM     Post Reply
House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi told “Real Time” host Bill Maher that Democrats are not “fear-mongers” but in the same breath said civilization is doomed if Republicans manage to take control of the Senate in November. “It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate,” the California Democrat told Mr. Maher on his show Friday night, which aired live from Washington. “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if Republicans win the Senate.” Mr. Maher pointed out that voter turnout will most likely lean to the right saying, “Nobody comes out

Peterson released from jail
after turning himself in

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New York Post, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 9/13/2014 6:34:31 AM     Post Reply
Adrian Peterson turned himself in early Saturday morning, FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer reported , after authorities in Texas issued an arrest warrant for the star Minnesota Vikings running back on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. Peterson surrendered to authorities in Montgomery County and was released on a $21,000 bond, according to Glazer. However, Peterson has been benched for Sunday’s game against New England. Peterson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, said that the charge accuses Peterson of using a branch, or switch, to spank one of his sons, whose age was not disclosed but was widely

Nancy Pelosi Just Might be Insane
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PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/13/2014 12:45:49 PM     Post Reply
The Democrats’ leader in the House, California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, is either dishonest, drunk, or losing her mind.
Soopermexican caught this tweet from Pelosi, which he calls “brutal stupidity.”Nancy Pelosi @NancyPelosi Follow An American family can´t just change their address to avoid paying taxes. @HouseGOP, why can corporations? Let´s put the #MiddleClassFirst! 4:54 PM - 12 Sep 2014 As the multimillionaire Pelosi surely knows, individuals and corporations (which are artificial people under the law) can change their addresses and thereby change their tax burdens. It happens every day. I know that from personal experience. I moved from high-tax Maryland to low-tax Texas a few years back and gave myself a very nice raise and bought a bigger house than I’d had up north even though my

Barack Obama´s plan to fight
Isil is hard to believe

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Telegraph [UK], by Peter Foster    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/13/2014 2:32:53 PM     Post Reply
Washington - Were it any other US president in recent memory, delivering a rousing White House address promising to "vanquish" the bloodthirsty militants of the Islamic State from the face of the earth would be dismissed as the "easy part". Recall Joe Biden, the vice president with half an eye on a run for the top job in 2016, promising to follow Isil "to the gates of hell" after the beheading of a second US journalist, and you get the picture of just how easy it can be. But as Mr Obama admitted last week with a faint whiff of

Retired General John Allen Selected
for ISIS Campaign – And New Levels
of Dot Connections Follow…..

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Conservative Treehouse, by sundance    Original Article
Posted By: ROLANDDD- 9/13/2014 4:57:24 PM     Post Reply
The question posed to the Tree House was: Why are they selecting a retired General John Allen, instead of a current officer? Deep breath: This White House uses personal leverage to their advantage like no other before it. Example #1: Where’s Bowe Bergdahl? Example #2: What ever happened to Ahmed Abu Khattala the ‘recently’ captured head of the Benghazi attack ? See… you had to think about it. This White House swamps us so much we forget to follow-up….. There is a risk to the political optics of fighting ISIS. Consequently, this administration needs a competent general Denis McDonough can control, rely on,


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