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Reports: Conservative-Bashers Steve Schmidt,
Henry Barbour Advising Rick Perry

Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee

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Posted By:SpeedMaster, 8/27/2014 6:44:03 AM

Texas Governor Rick Perry has reportedly aligned himself with two of the most infamous Republican establishment operatives known for trashing conservatives. Perry is working with Henry Barbour, whom conservatives want the Republican National Committee to censure for his group´s smearing of conservatives in the Mississippi Senate runoff, and Steve Schmidt, who has elevated his profile by maligning conservatives, especially former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Politico´s Maggie Haberman reported on Tuesday that Schmidt, the infamous hack from Sen. John McCain´s 2008 presidential campaign whose gamble to go "all-in" and suspend the campaign during the financial crisis turned up snake eyes, "has

Can not fix stupid. The Republican party has left me.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 8/27/2014 6:46:42 AM     (No. 9982806)

Ah, but OP...haven´t you been telling us how happy you are to be voting Democrat?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/27/2014 6:52:14 AM     (No. 9982813)

Not happy, I can read history thus will not repeat my mistakes, unlike the Kool-Aid drinkers here. Vote for corruption, then explain why your choice is in the best interest of the nation. I wish to purge the R party, you wish to "go along to get along" because the masters have brainwashed you into thinking they are the lesser of two evils. Evil is still evil.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LtE126, 8/27/2014 7:00:34 AM     (No. 9982820)

Unfortunate. I was really starting to like this candidate

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 8/27/2014 7:01:54 AM     (No. 9982822)

Rick Perry is hiring the guy who was the architect of the failed McCain campaign? Schmidt and Nicole Wallace spent more time stabbing Palin in the back *in October 08* than they did trying to beat Obama.

Sorry, Rick, no way am I voting for you now.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 8/27/2014 7:03:26 AM     (No. 9982824)

The establishment really doesn´t embrace Perry as the candidate but doing stupid things like this shows a republicans ability to blow their own feet off.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FunOne, 8/27/2014 7:06:22 AM     (No. 9982827)

My mother always told me:
"You are judged by the company you keep".

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 8/27/2014 7:15:26 AM     (No. 9982832)

Governor Perry obviously does not hold the same animus toward Schmidt as Palin fans do. As another poster pointed out yesterday, I´m pretty sure Perry remembers Palin´s ugly attacks on him during the short 2012 campaign, so whatever Schmidt might think of Palin wouldn´t be a detriment to hiring him for PR skills.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Judy W., 8/27/2014 7:41:06 AM     (No. 9982845)

Thanks for posting. Perhaps this should be a must-read in case I was only one of many who was leaning toward supporting Perry. It´s not just the people themselves, but the stupidity behind hiring them. Any Republican candidate who repeats the McCain and Romney mistake of alienating conservatives in his attempt to woo independents is just another loser from the start. They fail to see what Reagan did -- stand for conservative ideas and explain to voters why they were better and why liberal ideas failed. He brought people into the tent not based on lame appeals to race, ethnicity, and gender, but on creating more conservatives. Any other method will leave us with another Democrat in 2016, and the final death blow to our country.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bjnealeigh@aol.com, 8/27/2014 7:42:19 AM     (No. 9982846)

Gov. Perry, fire those two non helpers. They r losers. And. U will be too, if u keep them!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: avogadra, 8/27/2014 7:51:36 AM     (No. 9982852)

My husband and I have supported Rick Perry financially in the past. As Texans, we see Perry´s indictment as a political ploy by the Democrats and are prepared to contribute to his campaign for president. But if Perry brings the stupid by hiring Steve Schmidt, we´re sitting on our checkbook. It´s a much worse mistake than forgetting his talking points onstage. That was unintentional. This is deliberate.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Mickeymat, 8/27/2014 7:59:39 AM     (No. 9982865)

Stick a fork in him. He´s done.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: tisHimself, 8/27/2014 8:00:17 AM     (No. 9982867)

There was no reason to allow Merck to use Texas as a testing ground for its HPV immunization program, except that Merck had donated heavily. To attempt to institute such a program by mandate, without parental consent hardly squares with views of liberty, and represents the same heavy handed government makes better choices than you mentality of Romney/Obamacare, Hillary and Moochies lunch programs.
So once again, on the crony capital issue, she whose name we dare not speak was exactly right. And Perry backed away, as he should have. And Merck didn´t get a mandate to supply its vaccine.
But the liberal republicans are trying to find a horse to ride and maybe now they have one. And Rick Perry is as close to the White House as he is going to get.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/27/2014 8:05:15 AM     (No. 9982874)

#1, with Schmidt at the helm, a democrat would walk into the White House. If you actually support Schmidt as an advisor, you are a defacto democrat - not just one year, but every year. At least the folks here that are threatening to vote democrat have a heart felt desire to turn this country back to common sense. Supporting Schmidt - I don´t know what to say. Guess the US is doomed.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: chillijilli, 8/27/2014 8:14:37 AM     (No. 9982885)

I´d be careful of a knee-jerk reaction on this one, although I´m not a Perry fan and certainly not a Schmidt or Barbour fan.
The article states that Schmidt "has joined the team" helping Perry "with the strategy around his indictment." That´s very different than Schmidt has become a close personal advisor or chief of staff for a campaign. It sounds like he´s specifically hired to help navigate as a TEAM MEMBER through the TX murky legal/political waters ahead. Wouldn´t it be smart for Perry to have input from as many different viewpoints as possible---including hacks, if necessary?
Barbour´s function is not well-defined in this piece and more factual information is needed in order to make a sound judgment.
Sometimes focussing on a finger without seeing the whole hand leads to the wrong conclusion.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: steveW, 8/27/2014 8:19:27 AM     (No. 9982890)


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Reply 16 - Posted by: eoddad, 8/27/2014 8:20:03 AM     (No. 9982891)

If true this is very disappointing of Perry.

Schmidt and Barbour should be TOLD to leave the Party.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/27/2014 8:20:05 AM     (No. 9982892)

Here you, #15. Rubio worked with Schumer too. The only difference for me is degree.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/27/2014 8:21:47 AM     (No. 9982895)

"...To attempt to institute such a program by mandate, without parental consent hardly squares with views of liberty..."

#12, you are in error. No such program was mandated and there was no proposal to avoid parental consent.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: littleorby, 8/27/2014 8:52:37 AM     (No. 9982928)

Mr. OP is getting a lot ´heat´ from the liberal R´s for supporting a D in Georgia: He´s a dangerous person. He has just about convinced me to switch from Purdue to Nunn.

The liberal R´s are quick to throw barbs, but unwilling to state their ´logic´ for advocating their positions, and candidates.

Nonetheless: to follow is a general question that perhaps someone here has the nerve, and knowledge to answer (I´ll use the Kentucky senate race to focus my query):

For what reason should a Tea Party type person in Ky. vote for Mitch McConnell, after Mitch has, unequivocally, vowed to destroy that person?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: kahunavol, 8/27/2014 9:12:08 AM     (No. 9982959)

This thread contains possibly the worst incident of Palin Derangement Syndrome in history.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 8/27/2014 9:17:03 AM     (No. 9982965)

I would like to hear #1´s convincing argument as to why anyone should vote FOR the GOP Establishment, without stating that old saw that they are not Democrats.

Please give solid examples of accomplishments (not position statements and interviews) where they have stopped Obama and the left on major issues.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 8/27/2014 9:19:24 AM     (No. 9982968)

As evidenced in the past candidates who have hired Steve Schmidt have been turned into stilted, wooden, tongue-tied candidates who are afraid of their own shadows...AND they don´t win.

I don´t understand what is wrong with candidates like Romney and McCain who think they need to be muzzled and retrained not to speak clearly. Too bad Steve Schmidt can´t employ those "sales tactics" he uses to get himself hired to make his candidates better...not worse. What a waste. I was looking forward to voting for Rick Perry.

One more thought...this probably takes Romney out.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 8/27/2014 9:22:41 AM     (No. 9982977)

Everyone should go back and read post #14. Perry is hiring Schmidt for his (supposed) PR skills; he is not bringing the guy in to head up a campaign committee.

You know, when the next campaign begins in earnest you´re going to see a lot of familiar names pop up on the candidates´ staffs. Some you´ll approve of, some you won´t. So, if you´re going to reflexively blow off every candidate who has on his team anyone with even a whiff of RINOism about him, the Dem nominee will end up running unopposed.

And #19, there is a three part answer to your question: The Courts, The Courts and The Courts. We must control the Senate in order to block Obama´s worst judicial nominees and give any potential future Republican president a chance to get some decent nominees confirmed.

As often as conservatives have been burned by liberal judges in the past, I find it hard to understand why so many do not appreciate the importance of the judiciary and the critical need to get right-leaning people into judgeships.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Olderyzer, 8/27/2014 9:24:34 AM     (No. 9982980)

If true, what´s another fly or two in the perfume...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: tisHimself, 8/27/2014 9:41:45 AM     (No. 9983000)

Rick Perry reverses himself, calls HPV vaccine mandate a ‘mistake’
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rick-perry-reverses-himself-calls-hpv-vaccine-mandate-a-mistake/2011/08/16/gIQAM2azJJ_story.html Washington Post 9/13/11.

In Texas, Perry´s Vaccine Mandate Provoked Anger
NPR 9/16/2011

and none of this would have entered this mornings discussion if your flying monkeys had tried to take a shot at Palin and Bachman.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: thelmalou, 8/27/2014 9:50:45 AM     (No. 9983011)

Along with #19 - How would Michelle Nunn be worse than the milquetoast Saxby Chambliss we already have? We have to hold his feet to the fire any time there´s a critical issue to get him to vote conservative. He and Isakson (our other milquetoast) were all gung-ho to support Sonia Sotomayor for SCOTUS until they figured out us constituents weren´t happy about what the NRA said about her. I could list numerous other examples.

So, if not for SCOTUS, what then would be the difference? I don´t see any. I´m probably not going to vote for Nunn...I will probably vote Libertarian (Amanda Swafford). I don´t really see me voting for Perdue.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/27/2014 9:56:42 AM     (No. 9983014)

#26, if you read the Post article, you would see that the word "mandate" was Kay Hutchison´s, not Rick Perry´s. She was running against Perry for governor and spectacularly failed. In the NPR piece, the executive order isn´t clearly quoted.

The executive order was reversed and was never placed into practice.

I have no idea what you mean by "flying monkeys". Perhaps it takes one to know one?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Freeloader, 8/27/2014 9:57:14 AM     (No. 9983016)

The only thing you need to remember about the "brilliant tactical genius" Field Marshal Steven von Schmidt---The undocumented Communist, also known as "The Black Messiah," routed his forces on November 4, 2008, by a margin of 9,550,193 votes!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/27/2014 10:02:31 AM     (No. 9983025)

Sometimes a well placed pawn can bring down a King. This is the GOP paving the way for Jeb Bush. Our choices in 2016 will be slim to none.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 8/27/2014 10:19:20 AM     (No. 9983041)

Henry? Any relation to Hailey?

Steve Schmidt is the kiss of death, I´m shocked that he can get a job in politics with his record. They don´t call us the stupid party for nothing.

Why vote for Perdue over Nunn? H-A-R-R-Y-R-E-I-D. There - spelled it out for you.

I respect a person´s principles for wanting the most conservative person possible and can even understand not voting if you don´t have a candidate, but how anyone with any type of conscience can vote for Harry Reid´s Majority is symptomatic of Stockholm Syndrome. Don´t vote - you aren´t well - or you are a troll - which is also possible hoping to convince others of really self-defeating behaviors.

Pretty sure Perry has a snowball´s chance of being our candidate anyway. I could make the oppo ad - that stunning silence Perry had in the last debate, for example. Please, no retreads in 2016.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/27/2014 10:44:16 AM     (No. 9983071)

Rick has been Governor since 2000. That´s 14 years. And he´s just now moving to put National Guard troops on his border.

Perry is corrupt as the day is long

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Reply 32 - Posted by: fritzilou, 8/27/2014 10:50:42 AM     (No. 9983077)

Rick Perry has shown very very bad judgment by hiring these individuals. They are trouble trouble. Perry has essentially removed himself from the presidential roster.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: killerbee, 8/27/2014 11:26:33 AM     (No. 9983134)

#7: It isn´t just the outrageous Palin-bashing that Schmidt´s done. It´s his general failing as an adviser that he covers with Palin bashing that is also his crime. He is a snake. He´s done nothing but cozy up to Democrats since the 2008 election.

He apparently worked on the 2004 Bush campaign. Lucky for us Kerry was such a miserable candidate. I´ve always wondered how J effin´ got such a large percentage against Bush and now I know. Bush´s team was full of Schmidt.

I´ve always said I was a Rick Perry supporter until he started pandering like a fool at the end of his campaign. He picks the worst advisers going and that is not a good thing for a president.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: littleorby, 8/27/2014 11:28:07 AM     (No. 9983139)

#24: Twinkies taste the same; however, they´re smaller.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 8/27/2014 11:48:18 AM     (No. 9983183)

I could be very wrong, but ...
This bit of business that Governor Perry is forced to deal with, as ridiculous as it is on its face, is serious and could become quite expensive if not dismissed. Perhaps the monetary support that came with those who "joined the team" was an inducement to "hire" them.

If, as suggested in another comment, Rick Perry is being saddled up for the 2016 race by the GOP, it will be interesting to see how well he takes to their chosen bit. Sarah Palin couldn´t be broken, so they joined the Dems in trying to destroy her.

It appears Governor Perry could be between a rock and a hard place politically. On the one hand he could be Delayed by Dems, otoh, he could be Palinized by the GOP. Good luck to him. He´s going to need it.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Pinchem, 8/27/2014 11:49:34 AM     (No. 9983185)

#22...are you a headline reader with no clue to reality?

If you knew that Harry Reid has over 300 bills on his desk that the Republican House has passed and REFUSES to bring them to a vote. Then he and Obama turn around and lie that the Republicans are a "do nothing congress".

In fact, in this thread, with the exception of one or two people I have just learned where a bunch of LoFos reside and know little facts or truth but love to spout.

Granted the Republicans have turned traitor to the Constitution, however, anyone who considers keeping the Democrats and Repub RINOS in power for another four years should be considered a Communist Traitor and should be tried, convicted and executed.

Otherwise we should all just lay down, drink our RepubDem koolade and sing kumbaya.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: glsmith36, 8/27/2014 12:20:05 PM     (No. 9983227)

Perry just lost me.

Ted Cruz for President!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 8/27/2014 3:31:33 PM     (No. 9983512)

#35 - thanks for the tip.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said comparing Republican treatment of President Obama to how Democrats handled President George W. Bush is a false equivalence and that Democrats don’t bear culpability for the comparatively fewer number of bills being passed by Congress and signed into law. “Let me just say that any of this equivalence, both sides, this or that, no — we never treated President Bush the way they treat President Obama,” she said Monday on MSNBC. “It’s no use whining about it; we just have to get people out to vote” and make people aware there’s an election this

Obama: Ebola ´Is Spiraling Out Of Control´
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Business Insider, by Colin Campbell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/16/2014 4:59:44 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama unveiled his plan to tackle the Ebola crisis in West Africa on Tuesday, promising to do far more to tackle the deadly virus he said could result in "hundreds of thousands of people infected" without US intervention. "More than 2,400 men, women, and children are known to have died and we strongly suspect that the actual death toll is higher than that," Obama said in a speech at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. "Hospitals, clinics, and the few treatment centers that do exist have been completely overwhelmed." The president was particularly dire

Cat Stevens to tour US for
the first time since 1976

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British Broadcasting Corporation, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/16/2014 5:58:55 PM     Post Reply
Cat Stevens - also known as Yusuf Islam - is to perform a series of dates in the US for the first time since 1976. The musician, who converted to Islam in 1977 and put his career on hold, will play six concerts in December. The 66-year-old, who was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, is now known by his original stage name and Yusuf. He is best known for his 1971 recording of Christian hymn Morning Has Broken, a top 10 hit in both the UK and US. Stevens had a number of other hits during

Democrats now have a 51 percent
chance of holding the Senate

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Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
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Democrats are now (very slightly) favored to hold the Senate majority on Nov. 4, according to Election Lab, the Post´s statistical model of the 2014 midterm elections. Election Lab puts Democrats´ chances of retaining their majority at 51 percent -- a huge change from even a few months ago when the model predicted that Republicans had a better than 80 percent chance of winning the six seats they need to take control. (Worth noting: When the model showed Republicans as overwhelming favorites, our model builders -- led by George Washington University´s John Sides -- warned that the model could and

The DOJ to train community
leaders to spot ´radicals´

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The Week Magazine, by Bonnie Kristian    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/15/2014 5:58:54 PM     Post Reply
Department of Justice is launching a new program today in partnership with the White House, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Counterterrorism Center that will train "community leaders" like teachers and social workers to monitor their communities for signs of radicalization. (snip) In his announcement of the initiative, Attorney General Eric Holder described the program as a way to "be both innovative and aggressive in countering violent extremism and combating those who would sow intolerance, division, and hate" in the homeland. He labeled it an expansion of existent efforts to "to identify threats before they emerge, to disrupt

Obama seeks faster phaseout
of popular coolant in effort
to curb greenhouse gases

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Washington Post, by Joby Warrick    Original Article
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The Obama administration is preparing to introduce major steps to phase out production of a popular chemical coolant used in refrigerators and air conditioners, citing growing evidence that the substance is contributing to the warming of the planet. The White House will announce on Tuesday a series of voluntary commitments by some of the country’s largest chemical firms and retailers to move rapidly away from R-134a and similar compounds used in nearly every office, home and automobile in the country, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the effort. The administration is simultaneously stepping up diplomatic efforts to

Study Finds Michelle O’s Healthy Food Program
Elitist, Sexist, and Shames Working Mothers

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/16/2014 5:38:47 AM     Post Reply
First Lady Michelle Obama has made healthy eating and exercise her signature issue. But, a recent study published by the Sage Journal found that her “elitist” advice actually “shames poor and middle class mothers.” The College Fix added that the study found that Michelle Obama’s healthy eating program is also sexist. It’s also sexist, the study’s authors suggest, noting that “intentionally or not, it places the burden of a healthy home-cooked meal on women.” Sage Journals published the study by North Carolina researchers Sarah Bowen, Sinikka Elliott and Joslyn Brenton. Here are a few of the findings: Magazines such as Good Housekeeping and

Obama Must Get Congress’s
Backing for the Fight Against ISIS

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New York Times, by Tim Kaine    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/15/2014 9:38:38 PM     Post Reply
Washington - The current threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, will test not only the resolve and strategic judgment of America and its allies, but also our nation’s fidelity to a basic constitutional principle. Our Constitution reserves to Congress the power to declare war and designates our president as the commander in chief, but our recent history has been characterized by executive overreach and legislative abdication in the initiation of military action. The current crisis gives us an opportunity to restore the proper balance between the branches. America’s history since 2001 should compel us to fix the way

US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola
danger zone as Obama administration
shuffles military´s mission in Africa

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/16/2014 12:09:40 AM     Post Reply
The United States government is sending thousands of military troops to the west African nation of Liberia as part of the Obama administration´s Ebola virus-response strategy, the White House said late Monday night. [Snip] ´A general from U.S. Army Africa, the Army component of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), will lead this effort, which will involve an estimated 3,000 U.S. forces.´ Liberia is the hardest-hit of the four west African nations that have confirmed Ebola cases, accounting for more than one-half of the fatalities. The others are Sierra Leone, Guinea and, to a lesser extent, Nigeria.

Obama Declines to Attend Memorial
Dedication for Disabled Veterans

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Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Adam Kredo    Original Article
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President Barack Obama has declined to attend a dedication ceremony in October for a new memorial honoring American veterans who have been disabled fighting for their country in wars, according to sources close to the event. The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial (AVDLM), the first such memorial of its kind, is set to be dedicated during a ceremony on Oct. 5 near the National Mall in downtown Washington, D.C. However, Obama, who was first invited to attend the event in January, will not be among those in attendance, according to a source who is familiar with the situation. This

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