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Has ISIS transformed the
vacationer in the Oval Office?

Washington Examiner [DC], by Mark Tapscott

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/23/2014 5:38:38 AM

President Obama is still vacationing in Martha´s Vineyard as this is written. But he may have experienced a jolting encounter with a grim reality. The problem with Obama is too often there is no "there, there" with his words on foreign policy issues. Most infamously, he drew a red line Syria, warning of terrible consequences if the Assad regime used chemical weapons. Then, when the Assad regime did use chemical weapons, Obama unexpectedly deferred to Vladimir Putin to broker a deal that rendered the red line irrelevant. There is no doubt that Obama, to this point in his presidency, has been epically

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 8/23/2014 7:22:55 AM     (No. 9977428)

FTA: Obama appears ready to mount a war with the ambitious goal of actually winning

What, and interrupt his vacay schedule? And have his anti-war anti-anything-military base p-o´d with him? I´ll believe that, especially the winning aspect, if and when it actually happens.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 8/23/2014 7:32:46 AM     (No. 9977437)

And it ´´appears´´ this Lotto ticket in my hand may be a winner tonight.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: knarfski, 8/23/2014 7:39:09 AM     (No. 9977439)

Although Obama may put forward some encouraging rhetoric, his leadership is likely to remain weak and destructive. His style and pattern of leadership is out there for all to see.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: knarfski, 8/23/2014 7:42:29 AM     (No. 9977442)

Oops, "are."


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/23/2014 8:03:13 AM     (No. 9977450)

If he were actually going to DO anything as opposed to just flapping his purple nicotine stained gums, he should have done it already. I haven´t seen anything being done other than putting another handful of advisors in Baghdad. Meanwhile ISIS members are strolling across out border unopposed.

If Smidgen actually does anything, it will only be to influence the elections

The intelligence community is saying that a terrorist attack here is imminent. What will Smidgen do then? (Besides blame Bush)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 8/23/2014 8:13:58 AM     (No. 9977458)

There is no transformation of Stinky. America is circling the drain as planned by Valjar.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ajaxliquor, 8/23/2014 8:17:55 AM     (No. 9977463)

His accomplices in the media will help his staff convince the people that there is no war while a war transpires. The stories of casualties will be buried; if reported at all. The Won will not be pestered at press conferences. The lackeys will do that for him. Just like the Serbia Croatia conflict under Slick Willie. All reports will be kept away from us. Watch for up ticks of diversions in the press while Obama snakes his way through this morass with ISIL/ISIS. There will always be a story from the media which supercedes this impending weak kneed approach to merely keeping the enemy at bay rather than destroying them completely.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 8/23/2014 8:19:22 AM     (No. 9977467)

It´s too late in Syria-Iraq. Obie dithered way too long, while off the golf course. The surrender in Iraq was a mistake. And his dither on Syria was a bigger mistake. Aghanistan? I don´t know how the world will get well from this. I dont know if Obie could give a flip about ISIS; he´s just doing his time for the next 17 months. Where would we be today with a President Romney. Obviously, we will never know....or will we?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/23/2014 8:31:11 AM     (No. 9977482)

Who could possibly have any faith that Obama would do the right thing or make the best decisions for the security of this country at this point in his pathetically weak presidency. The guy is so committed to his ideology that he can´t conceive of any action that would conflict with it. He does not have the will, courage or moral clarity to make the hard decisions that previous presidents have been forced to make. We are rudderless and the world knows it. Worst of all, our enemies know it and are taking advantage of Obama´s dithering. The feeling we all have in the put of our stomachs now is there for a reason. Something evil comes our way and we know Obama is willfully clueless.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: congar, 8/23/2014 8:42:31 AM     (No. 9977506)

ISIS, Hezbollah, Hamas, Al Queda, and all these terrorist barbaric goons lumped together are a dire and direct threat to world civilization. They only disagree on what angle should be taken when you chop the infidel’s head off. Europeans and others who only think America and Israel will suffer are imbecilic idiots. Don’t forget that these maniacs sit atop the world’s oil supply.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: gone2pot, 8/23/2014 9:05:10 AM     (No. 9977544)

It´s a terrible thing to contemplate, but in losing his head, journalist James Foley may have given Obama some backbone.

Wrong, wrong, wrong. Poor Mark has found the conservative wrong stick and beaten himself to a bloody pulp with it.

Why is Obama plussed about ISIS with Hagel saying one thing about them and Obama´s staff saying the exact opposite at pressers held at the same time? Because ISIS, ISIL, IS, pick one, is throwing a wrench into Vallerie´s job of destroying the nation and making YOU conservatives the bad guy like they´ve done since 2009. She needs the Ferguson issue, the Perry issue, the border issue, etc to be constantly fed to the morons she knows will vote for her program. If their voters´ cocker spaniel attention spans are changed to something resembling reality and truth, she has a tough time controlling them and keeping their drool cups filled. Obama simply screwed up and unwittingly tossed an unexpected sack of reality dust at them. A huge no, no according to Val.

I mean come on Mark, do you think Obama, AFTER the fist bumps and smiles in the golf cart came to Jesus and grew a conscience that would actually disagree with Jarrett´s Alinsky-Cloward-Piven program? Are you that stupid?

Or maybe not.

Absolutely, definitely, locked in concrete NOT. Nothing "maybe" about it. Next time you answer your own question, don´t waste your time trying to convince us how brilliant you are.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: cgood, 8/23/2014 9:56:21 AM     (No. 9977606)

Not. ISIS is friend, not foe, to Obama.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 8/23/2014 9:59:06 AM     (No. 9977611)

What will Barack the Flexible do, or not do, next? Stay tuned!


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Reply 14 - Posted by: Paperpuncher, 8/23/2014 10:05:15 AM     (No. 9977618)

#8, Sorry to rain on your parade. Zero has 29 months left to destroy this country.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 8/23/2014 10:24:43 AM     (No. 9977648)

The Transformer transformed? Not bloody likely, Tapscott. He´s probably pacing the golf course, or chatting with noted Arabist Samantha Power, wondering how no one seems to see how admirable radical Islam really is, a few severed heads to the contrary. I mean, everyone thinks "Game of Thrones" is cool, don´t they? So what´s our problem? Huh?

/s/

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Reply 16 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/23/2014 10:28:41 AM     (No. 9977653)

You PERSIST in believing Obama is the President

(smack head)

He´s a puppet figurehead only. This schmo runs nothing. The cabal which put him in office runs everything

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Reply 17 - Posted by: starboard, 8/23/2014 10:29:54 AM     (No. 9977654)

As long as Obama remains potus we will have national insecurity and terror will flourish around the world. He´ll never do what it takes to annihilate ISIS.

He has set us back fifty years. When he leaves office, it will be like New Orleans after Katrina. This country will need to be rebuilt in every sector from Obama´s sloppy mismanagement. This is why we need strong leadership. The renovation quest should be treated like a business with objectives, deadlines and accountability. I could envision people wanting to participate and be a part of the process. Sort of reminds me of the Victory gardens during WWII. I would love to see the GOP take control and start preparing right now for such a movement by planting seeds of optimism and renewal. Give it a name like "Springtime in America." This may sound corny but people are starving for this type of interaction.

Speaking of names, Ralph Peters coined a new name for Obama´s presidency that perfectly fits..."Reign of Error."

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 8/23/2014 10:30:37 AM     (No. 9977655)

Simple answer - -

No - - he´s still on their side.

Any other questions?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Lucky4, 8/23/2014 11:13:37 AM     (No. 9977708)

Chance would be a fine thing.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: M2, 8/23/2014 11:13:54 AM     (No. 9977709)

Most infamously, he drew a red line Syria, warning of terrible consequences if the Assad regime used chemical weapons.Then, when the Assad regime did use chemical weapons, Obama unexpectedly deferred to Vladimir Putin to broker a deal that rendered the red line irrelevant.

HISTORICAL COMPARISONS:
In 1868, Emperor Theodore II of Ethiopia imprisoned two British missionaries and two government officials. The Prime Minister of Britain and Queen Victoria sent British Forces which marched over a 400 mile area of mountains to the Ethiopian Capital.
Result: Two Brits killed, 700 Ethiopians dead, Theodore a suicide, and captives released.

In 1904, Ian Perdicaris, an American businessman in Morocco, was kidnapped by tribal Chief Mulai Ahmed Raisuli´s bandits. President Teddy Roosevelt publicly stated, "Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead", then sent seven US Battleships and the U.S. Marines to Morocco.
Result: Perdicaris released alive.

In 1986 an American Serviceman was killed in a Berlin night club by a Libyan terrorist bomb. President Reagan bombed Libya and its capitol.
Result: Libya dismantled its nuclear program.

In the 1980´s, Iranians captured a Russian diplomat in Lebanon. The next day the Russians dumped the headless body of an Iranian diplomat on the front steps of the Iranian Consulate.
Result: No more trouble.

In 2003 Bush stopped playing golf, saying that a President playing golf in wartime "sends the wrong signal."

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So yes, I sure hope ISIS has awakened this Dodo from his drug-induced slumber. Deterrence works.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 8/23/2014 11:46:37 AM     (No. 9977752)

#17 I was thinking along your same lines before I read your post. However, I believe that going back farther than just 50 years might be where we need to start.

We are going to need to rebuild the military really fast. We may have to return to a draft. Lord only knows that we have too many undisciplined young men with nothing to do in this country. They could learn new skills and be paid at the same time. Hopefully when they leave the military, they will be better and smarter citizens.

In addition, we will need to drill for oil immediately on our own soil so as to not be hampered in our efforts to defend ourselves, which depending on Middle East oil will ultimately do.

The above two actions will put people back to work and will help to eliminate some welfare costs which are killing the economies of many states.

There are several other tactics a new President can do - many of which I´m in no way qualified to recommend. Personally, I would go after Islamists who have infiltrated our government and expose them - something short of what Joe McCarthy did about the communists in government. Obama has compromised our security - make no mistake about it. He and his cohorts must be removed ASAP from any role where they could do any more damage.

We need a national goal - something like what JFK did with the goal of putting a man on the moon before the end of the decade. That really boosted innovation with products, which at the same time boosted employment.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Butch59, 8/23/2014 11:57:14 AM     (No. 9977768)

Even if or when ISIS does invade or creates a huge attack on American soil, Obozo feels very confident that they will never attack him personally. After all, he is one of them.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mulhaven, 8/23/2014 12:15:32 PM     (No. 9977796)

Those running the White Hose and making the decisions have no need to consult the punk who reads their words. He takes no responsibility for anything because he is not connected to the decision making. His only concern is finding ways to amuse himself. The ones in charge are incognito and inflexible in their pursuits. What are Congress and the American people going to do about it? How are they to deal with an amorphous leadership? Nothing has been done so far - other than those states who are organizing a state convention. Should a great disaster occur there is no identifiable person to respond. Obama is a nonentity who can only read his lines. Do you think the anti-Americans in charge are going to initiate a national defence in times of trouble? With a worthless Congress that shows no will or savvy for fighting back, the future is ominous. The Republicans are the opposition that does not oppose. They are mute as America declines. Are they to be issued fiddles? Perhaps the people should send toy fiddles or cutouts to Washington politicians who need to be reminded of their abject political passiveness. Perhaps it would help to goad them into using their voices and their power in rallying acton to transform the White House.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 8/23/2014 12:18:27 PM     (No. 9977801)

It´s a terrible thing to contemplate, but in losing his head, journalist James Foley may have given Obama some backbone. Or maybe not.

After Benghazi´s Obama Backboneless Lieathon I knew he´d never grow a pair of gonads, never ever. Obama is and has been totally in arrears in fulfilling his Presidential Duties, per the Constitution and per his Oath of Office requirements. He has been getting away with it so far, but sooner or later he´ll be held accountable, on this earth and most certainly in the next on Judgment Day.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: StuartL, 8/23/2014 12:39:15 PM     (No. 9977824)

"This week´s horror show may just have wised up Obama" -- I want some of whatever Home Page Staff is smoking. The merest smidgeon would do.

The Vacationer-in-Chief couldn´t be wised up if you played a Bach toccata on his head with a fungo bat.



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Reply 26 - Posted by: rochow, 8/23/2014 1:03:47 PM     (No. 9977853)

If this dumber than a plank POS mounts a war it is only because the Narcissist in chief is very, very angry that the world does not see what a great,wise man he is. When he declares about Putin, ´this is not the way things are done, this is so 20th century´ he truly believes whatever he ´decrees´ the rest of the world has to absorb. The ´have pen and phone´ caricature babbles, the rest of the world is to absorb his crap in astonishment and wonder.
Remember some American writers slobber around his ankles declaring him the most intelligent being ever to have entered the WH!
The first amateur is angry that his words of rubbish are not seen what a super human he is. How dare they interrupt his vacation when he has made himself very clear what ´visions´ he holds.
Little more choom please....reality is intruding!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: pineledger, 8/23/2014 1:15:35 PM     (No. 9977870)

Instead of doing the job he said he wanted and conferring with what few allies we have left (after his rude and crude behavior toward them), what does he do?

Confers with his jock-friends on the golf course re: their bet on the next hole.

There may be a verb that describes what he is doing but using it might not be PC.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/23/2014 1:16:16 PM     (No. 9977872)

#21, instituting a draft at this point would be about the worst thing that could happen to the US military that has no trouble at all in obtaining all the qualified volunteers that they need. With Obama in the White House, most of the would be qualified draftees would evade being inducted by deferment or otherwise, and the military would end up with a million draftees similar to the young men that you observed looting and robbing in Ferguson, MO along with a mass of illegal aliens seeking amnesty.

Obama was counting on a legacy with the theme that he stopped the Bush and Republican wars, and obviously was not smart enough to recognize that in a war the enemy has a big vote determining if they will quit fighting the war so that it will really stop. Obviously in those wars, even though Obama declared that those wars would terminate on a date certain that was to his domestic political benefit, the enemy disagreed and is still fighting. Since Obama is starting to run out of time to create another legacy that would be acceptable in the ultra liberal world in which he lives, along with his anti-war history, look for Obama to use strong words, but do as little as possible to get involved in another Middle East war in a militarily effective manner, while all the time trying to absolve Islam from any responsibility from all the killing of innocents that the jihadis will continue to perpetrate in the name of Islam.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 8/23/2014 2:12:40 PM     (No. 9977919)

Obumbler has taken his action. He gave a 10 minute ISIS your My Bad speech and went back to playing golf.

He leaked the failed rescue attempt to get back at special OPs. They did not succeed in getting the hostage out for his political gain.

He is an evil vindictive little boy, nothing more.
more.


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Reply 30 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 8/23/2014 4:37:34 PM     (No. 9978036)

In response to #28, I should have stated that a military draft would take place under a new (hopefully Republican) President. I agree with you that letting Barry have any control over new soldiers would be horrible. Only a true American - someone who might have served in the American military a few years would be best.

I can´t help myself - I keep looking down the road with hope that we can turn this Obama disaster around. America has recovered from bad presidents before - hopefully it can be done again with the right person in the WH and good people in the Congress.

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Camp Edwards - Police and military officials are searching for three officers from the Afghanistan National Army who were engaged in a training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod. Massachusetts National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. James Sahady said the three men were reported missing on Saturday night after travelling into Hyannis that day. “They didn´t report back (to the base),” Sahady said. “There is no indication they pose a threat to the public.” Police and base officials are cooperating in the search for the three men, identified as Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada, and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar.

The Crumbling Climate-Change Consensus
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National Review Online, by John Fund    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/22/2014 5:39:38 AM     Post Reply
The United Nations Climate Summit will begin in New York this Tuesday, but environmental activists didn’t wait. All day Sunday, they filled the streets of Manhattan for a march that featured Al Gore, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, and various Hollywood actors. But they certainly didn’t act like a movement that was winning. There was a tone of fatalism in the comments of many with whom I spoke; they despair that the kind of radical change they advocate probably won’t result from the normal democratic process. It’s no surprise then that the rhetoric of climate-change activists has become increasingly

Robert F Kennedy Jr loses his cool
and grabs mic from reporter pushing
him about his own carbon footprint

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Daily Mail [UK], by Mia De Graaf    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/22/2014 2:21:31 PM     Post Reply
He was a leading figure in one of the biggest climate change marches to date. But it seems Robert F Kennedy Jr was not so forthcoming when it came to questions about his own carbon footprint. Confronted by a reporter asking if he would give up his phone and car, the environmental lawyer became visibly irate before grabbing the microphone and accusing her of ´destroying democracy´ as a member of the press. The interview in New York yesterday afternoon started with a conversation about the number of flyers produced for the event, which Kennedy Jr claimed was necessary to garner ´people power´.

Two Redheaded Strangers
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New York Times, by Maureen Dowd    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/21/2014 4:41:06 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — WHEN Willie Nelson invites you to get high with him on his bus, you go. The man is the patron saint of pot, after all, and I’m the poster girl for bad pot trips. It seemed like a match made in hash heaven. When Nelson sang at the 9:30 club in D.C. one recent night, I ventured onto the Honeysuckle Rose, as his tour bus and home-away-from-home is called. I was feeling pretty shy about meeting him. The 81-year-old Redheaded Stranger is an icon, one of America’s top songwriters and, as Rolling Stone said, “a hippie’s hippie and

Democrats Are Poised To Hold The
Senate, And It´s Conservative´s Fault

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Townhall, by Derek Hunter    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/21/2014 12:25:17 PM     Post Reply
I know a lot of people are giddy at the prospect of Republicans taking the Senate this November, but that’s becoming less and less likely. It’s not because Democrats are rallying around a particular mission or set of candidates; it’s because Republicans and conservatives aren’t. It seems like I’m always writing on issues no one wants to hear are mistakes, such as messaging or social issues. But I don’t care. These things have to be said. If these columns are received like a gaseous cousin on a long car trip through the desert, so be it. Crack a window… If things continue on their current course, the GOP will not retake the Senate.

Four teachings from Jesus
that everybody gets wrong

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CNN, by Amy-Jill Levine    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/21/2014 3:52:29 PM     Post Reply
It was once said, “religion is designed to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable.” Jesus’ parables – short stories with moral lessons – were likewise designed to afflict, to draw us in but leave us uncomfortable. These teachings can be read as being about divine love and salvation, sure. But, their first listeners – first century Jews in Galilee and Judea – heard much more challenging messages. Only when we hear the parables as Jesus’ own audience did can we fully experience their power and find ourselves surprised and challenged today. Here are four examples of Jesus’ teachings that everybody gets wrong: 1.

The Hillary Letters
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Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Alana Goodman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/22/2014 3:29:20 AM     Post Reply
Note: Read the Hillary Clinton-Saul Alinsky Letters here. Previously unpublished correspondence between Hillary Clinton and the late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky reveal new details about her relationship with the controversial Chicago activist and shed light on her early ideological development. Clinton met with Alinsky several times in 1968 while writing a Wellesley college thesis about his theory of community organizing. Clinton’s relationship with Alinsky, and her support for his philosophy, continued for several years after she entered Yale law school in 1969, two letters obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show. The letters obtained by the Free Beacon are part

Petition Urges Obama To Let Border-
Jumper Stay In The White House

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Daily Caller, by Neil Munro    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/21/2014 5:26:31 AM     Post Reply
The man who jumped the White House railing Sept. 19 deserves the right to live in President Barack Obama’s home, just as the president is allowing hundreds of thousands of border-jumping Central Americans to live in Americans’ homeland, says a new tongue-in-cheek petition posted at the White House website. “We urge President Obama to immediately and publicly recognize that Mr. Omar J. Gonzalez, an oppressed migrant, was merely looking for a better life when he entered the White House after going over the classist, divisive and needless fence,” says the petition, which was authored by D.A. King, founder of the Georgia-based

Huma Abedin remains at Hillary
Clinton’s side despite sexting woes
with husband Anthony Weiner

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New York Daily News, by Annie Karni    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/21/2014 5:09:25 AM     Post Reply
When Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign imploded last year amid new sexting revelations, the fallout buffeted his wife, longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin. Clinton’s inner circle was furious with Weiner, and Abedin’s role with Hillary was said to be in doubt. “Huma has a choice to make,” New York magazine quoted a “close associate” of Abedin’s as saying. “Does she go with Anthony, or does she go with Hillary?” The magazine described Abedin as “traumatized” by the prospect of leaving the inner sanctum. One year later, Abedin’s marriage to Weiner appears intact, and her role in Hillary’s camp is secure. As Clinton’s personal chief

People´s Climate March projects
crowd of over 100,000 people

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New York Daily News, by Connie Lestch    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/21/2014 11:30:33 AM     Post Reply
The forecast is for people, and lots of them. The People’s Climate March is expected to bring more than 100,000 people who want to save the planet to the city Sunday. The march to address climate change, billed as the largest in history, is occurring two days before President Obama and world leaders attend a summit dealing with the same issue at the United Nations. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon — who has fought passionately against global warming — along with celebrities, CEOs and activists are expected to descend on the city for the massive event.


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