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Indiscrete Discretion
National Review Online, by Mark Krikorian

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/15/2014 4:59:11 AM

Today is the two-year anniversary of President Obama’s first big amnesty edict, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). So far more than half a million illegal immigrants claiming to have arrived here before age 16 have been legalized by the president’s unilateral riff on the Dream Act. Contrary to the story line put forth by activists, and repeated uncritically by most of the media, the DACA decree was not a matter of simply delaying deportations of illegal aliens judged to be low-priority — the administration did that early on by formally exempting the vast majority of the illegal population from the

      


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Indiscrete Discretion
National Review Online, by Mark Krikorian    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/15/2014 4:59:11 AM     Post Reply
Today is the two-year anniversary of President Obama’s first big amnesty edict, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). So far more than half a million illegal immigrants claiming to have arrived here before age 16 have been legalized by the president’s unilateral riff on the Dream Act. Contrary to the story line put forth by activists, and repeated uncritically by most of the media, the DACA decree was not a matter of simply delaying deportations of illegal aliens judged to be low-priority — the administration did that early on by formally exempting the vast majority of the illegal population from the

   

 

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Hillary Clinton´s Authenticity Problem
Weekly Standard, by Jay Cost    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/15/2014 4:51:37 AM     Post Reply
A friend of mine and I were discussing Hillary Clinton’s putative presidential candidacy over email, and he flagged for me a YouTube video of a debate from the fall of 2007. In it, Tim Russert queried her thusly: Senator Clinton, Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer has proposed giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. You told the Nashua, N.H., editorial board it makes a lot of sense. Why does it make a lot of sense to give an illegal immigrant a driver’s license? To which Clinton responded: Well, what Governor Spitzer is trying to do is fill the vacuum left by the failure

Where We Came From, State by State
New York Times, by Gregor Aisch*    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/15/2014 4:43:59 AM     Post Reply
Where people who live in California were born Foreign immigration is a hot topic these days, but the movement of people from one state to another can have an even bigger influence on the United States’ economy, politics and culture. Americans have already seen this with the Western expansion, the movement of Southern blacks to Northern cities and the migration from the Rust Belt. The patterns of migration continue to change. California, shown above, has long been the destination of American dreamers from other states. It no longer plays that role; residents are leaving for greener pastures out East.

Obama´s ´vacation from hell´
Politico, by Carrie Budoff Brown    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/15/2014 4:39:10 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama really wanted to take a vacation. But then the world intervened. The president’s plan to snag two weeks off in Martha’s Vineyard has been an utter failure, marking his worst attempt at relaxation since the Detroit underwear bomber consumed his 2009 Christmas holiday in Hawaii. On the eve of his departure late last week, Obama authorized airstrikes in Iraq to beat back Islamist militants from committing genocide. Then as he wrapped up his first round of golf on the Massachusetts island Saturday night, The Atlantic interview with Hillary Clinton hit the Web, sparking days of speculation about the fraying

Why is Obama returning to Washington?
The Hill [DC], by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/15/2014 4:36:29 AM     Post Reply
President Obama won´t make any major announcements on immigration reform during his secretive mid-vacation trip back to Washington next week, the White House said Wednesday. The president is expected to return to the White House on Sunday, but officials won´t say why Obama is taking the unusual, and costly, trip back to Washington. He´s expected to return to Martha´s Vineyard, where he´s been vacationing, on Tuesday. Speculation has circled around whether Obama might make an announcement of executive actions he´s taking on immigration reform, or a surprise visit from a foreign leader. But the White House is "not anticipating a major announcement on

‘We Broke the ISIL Siege,’ Obama
Declares; Pentagon Not Doing
‘Happy Dances’ Over Yazidis Left
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/15/2014 4:33:58 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — President Obama took credit today for liberating Yazidis cornered by the Islamic State on Mount Sinjar while the Pentagon acknowledged that they’re not doing a “happy dance” over the members of the persecuted minority still suffering in the inhospitable environment. From his vacation spot in Massachusetts, Obama declared a mission accomplished of sorts for the military and humanitarian action he approved a week ago. “We also knew that ISIL terrorists were killing and enslaving Yazidi civilians in their custody and laying siege to the mountain,” Obama said. “Without food or water, they faced a terrible choice: starve on the mountain

   

 

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Obama learns it can be
stupider to do nothing
Globe and Mail [Canada], by Konrad Yakabuski    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/15/2014 4:22:12 AM     Post Reply
Back in January, Barack Obama sat down with New Yorker editor David Remnick for what might best be characterized not so much as an interview as a victory lap. This was the U.S. President at his smartest-person-in-the-room best. He’d ended one war (in Iraq) and was about to wrap up another (in Afghanistan). Al-Qaeda was “decimated,” he crowed. When Mr. Remnick countered that rebels in Syria and Iraq were flying the al-Qaeda flag, and branches in Africa were causing trouble, too, the hoops-loving President shot back: “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if

Michelle Nunn ‘Partnered
With Lobbyists’ in Land Deal
Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/14/2014 5:53:52 PM     Post Reply
Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn partnered with D.C. lobbyists in a multi-million dollar land deal in 2004, according to America Rising. The deal was revealed by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, which reported on a leaked memo of vulnerabilities from Nunn’s campaign. Nunn has been decrying lobbyists and their influence on the campaign trail despite securing a multi-million dollar deal and taking $120,000 from lobbyists this cycle. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution: In 2004, Nunn, her father, four-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn, local builder Michael Wilson and two Washington lobbyists who used to work for Sam Nunn -

Obama Should Make
Europe Yearn For Bush
Daily Caller, by Robert J. Kaufman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/14/2014 5:46:57 PM     Post Reply
Remember how Senator Obama used to blame George W. Bush for rising Anti-Americanism in Europe? Remember Obama hectoring Bush for lecturing rather than listening and for acting unilaterally without compunction? Remember Obama promising to heal the breach between the United States and our European allies by acting “in partnership” and showing “humility?” That promise has vanished into the same ether as the president’s assurances that Americans could keep their healthcare plans if they wanted it. Five years of the Obama administration should make European statesmen yearn for President George W. Bush. Liberal New York Times op-ed columnist Roger Cohen labels the current

John Lewis: What Obama should do now
in Ferguson is, uh … declare martial law
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/14/2014 5:42:51 PM     Post Reply
I understand the frame of reference. Eisenhower sent in the 101st Airborne to desegregate Central High; the Marines were sent in during the L.A. riots after the Rodney King verdict to keep the peace. This idea of using troops to maintain order when racial tensions blow sky high somewhere in America isn’t out of the blue, especially for someone who participated in the civil rights movement. But this is a singularly terrible idea on a day when elements of the left and right have coalesced to criticize — ta da — the militarization of the police. The solution to cops

Liberty vs. License
National Review Online, by Ian Tuttle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/14/2014 5:58:51 AM     Post Reply
A fun fact: The emergency medical technician (EMT) responsible for aiding the victim of a car accident undergoes, on average, 33 days of training. The cosmetologist whose salon that driver just left studied for 372 days. That the typical rescue worker requires fewer hours of training than the typical manicurist, barber, and interior designer is the upside-down result of occupational licensing, the wormhole of training courses, examinations, fees, and other hoop-jumping required by many states to ply a number of trades. As unions decline, occupational-licensing requirements are on the rise, facilitated by back-scratching among industries and legislators both state and federal. In

   

 

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Lack of Oversight Leaves Massive
Openings for Voter Fraud
National Journal, by Sarah Mimms    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/14/2014 5:54:37 AM     Post Reply
Nearly 12 percent of Americans pack up and move every year. Most of them assume that by registering to vote in their new home cities or states, their old records will be invalidated. In many cases, they´re wrong. There is no unified system in the United States alerting election officials that former residents have moved away and plan to vote in someone else´s jurisdiction. As a result, millions of Americans are registered to vote in more than one place in any given election, leaving open the possibility of massive voter fraud that would not be halted by voter-identification laws that have



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Going by the numbers, Apple fits into a stereotype of many tech companies in Silicon Valley: its workforce is overwhelmingly white and male. Overall, 70 percent of Apple employees are men as opposed to 30 percent women, and 55 percent are white, according to statistics provided by Apple. In addition, 15 percent of its overall workforce is Asian, 11 percent is Hispanic, and 7 percent is Black. (Snip) In the letter, Cook added that Apple´s definition of diversity extends beyond race, gender, and ethnicity to include such categories as "sexual orientation, veteran status, and disabilities."

   

 

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Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/13/2014 11:44:32 AM     Post Reply
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