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Fattah´s million dollar man
Philadelphia Daily News, by Chris Brennan & William Bender

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/29/2014 6:33:23 PM

WHO IS "Person D?" That has been the hot question in political and legal circles since a longtime aide to U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah admitted in federal court Wednesday that he lied to investigators to conceal an illegal $1 million loan to Fattah´s 2007 campaign for mayor of Philadelphia. A source familiar with the investigation said yesterday the man who made that loan - identified as "Person D" in federal documents - is believed to be Albert "Al" Lord, the former CEO of Sallie Mae, the giant student loan financing corporation. If true, that draws a remarkable loop in where

      


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Fattah´s million dollar man
Philadelphia Daily News, by Chris Brennan & William Bender    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/29/2014 6:33:23 PM     Post Reply
WHO IS "Person D?" That has been the hot question in political and legal circles since a longtime aide to U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah admitted in federal court Wednesday that he lied to investigators to conceal an illegal $1 million loan to Fattah´s 2007 campaign for mayor of Philadelphia. A source familiar with the investigation said yesterday the man who made that loan - identified as "Person D" in federal documents - is believed to be Albert "Al" Lord, the former CEO of Sallie Mae, the giant student loan financing corporation. If true, that draws a remarkable loop in where

   

 

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Rosa Parks artifacts sold for $4.5
million to Warren Buffett´s son
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/29/2014 6:27:15 PM     Post Reply
A foundation controlled by the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett has paid $4.5 million for hundreds of artifacts belonging to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, a lawyer for Parks´ heirs said on Friday. The artifacts, which include Parks´ Presidential Medal of Freedom and a postcard signed by Martin Luther King Jr., were purchased by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation on Aug. 20, said Detroit-area attorney Lawrence Pepper. Personal papers, notes, letters from presidents, and various awards and honorary doctorates were also among the articles, said Pepper. "For lack of a better term, she was a pack rat," said Arlan

White House Blames Media For
Obama ´No Strategy´ Comment
Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/29/2014 6:20:37 PM     Post Reply
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest took great lengths to explain why President Obama’s comment about having no strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Syria. “I don´t want to put the cart before the horse,” Obama said during his press conference yesterday. “We don´t have a strategy yet.” Earnest acknowledged that he responded quickly on Twitter to clarify Obama’s “no strategy” statement after the press conference, after it was clear that the media was using his comment as the focal point of their stories. Later Earnest went on CNN to further clarify Obama´s comments. “The reaction was not in

He’s already a famous surgeon and
author, so why is Ben Carson toying
with a longshot presidential bid?
Washington Post, by Ben Terris    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/29/2014 12:15:50 PM     Post Reply
DES MOINES — Ben Carson sees bullies everywhere. Maybe that’s what happens after years of being walloped by stronger kids, and ridiculed by the smarter ones at his inner-city schools in Boston and Detroit. The bullying is central to the stories Carson tells about himself. Onstage here today in Iowa, where all presidential campaigns begin, he starts with a tale about studying hard enough to best his tormentors. “I went from the bottom of the class to the top of the class, much to the consternation of the students who called me ‘dummy,’ ” he says with a grin. “Now

Don´t mess with nuclear
Russia, Putin says
Reuters, by Alexei Anishchuk    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/29/2014 12:10:55 PM     Post Reply
President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia´s armed forces, backed by its nuclear arsenal, were ready to meet any aggression, declaring at a pro-Kremlin youth camp that foreign states should understand: "It´s best not to mess with us."Putin told the assembly, on the banks of a lake near Moscow, the Russian takeover of Crimea in March was essential to save a largely Russian-speaking population from Ukrainian government violence. He said continued fighting in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists launched an uprising in April, was the result of a refusal by Kiev to negotiate. Ukraine, and Western governments, accuse Russia of

Democrats More Afraid of
Global Warming Than ISIS
Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/29/2014 12:07:42 PM     Post Reply
Democrats are more afraid of global warming than the threat posed by the Islamic State terrorists, according to a new Pew Research Center poll. The poll shows that 68 percent of Democrats believe that global climate change is a major threat to the United States, compared to just 25 percent of Republicans. In contrast, 65 percent of Democrats believe that ISIS is a major threat, three points less than climate change. Seventy-eight percent of Republicans cited ISIS as a major threat -+ a partisan difference of 13 points. Eighty percent of Republicans also cite “Islamic extremist groups like al Qaeda” as

   

 

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Scarborough Defends ´No Strategy´
Obama: ´Straight Out of The Art of War´
Newsbusters, by Mark Finkelstein    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/29/2014 12:02:39 PM     Post Reply
Alexander the Great. Stonewall Jackson. George S. Patton. To this list of some of history´s greatest military strategists, a new name must be added: that of Barack Obama. That is, if you agree with Joe Scarborough´s take on President Obama´s statement at yesterday´s press conference that "we don´t have a strategy yet" regarding possible attacks on ISIS in Syria. According to Scarborough, speaking on today´s Morning Joe, President Obama´s "no strategy" statement was "straight out of The Art of War where when you were weak, you make your enemies think you were strong. When you were strong, you make your

Family of instructor killed by
9-year-old with Uzi speaks
CBS News & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/29/2014 11:56:14 AM     Post Reply
NEW YORK- The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl while he was teaching her to use an Uzi said they feel sorry for the child. Instructor Charles Vacca was standing next to the girl on Monday at the Last Stop range in White Hills, Arizona, about 60 miles south of Las Vegas, when she squeezed the trigger. The recoil wrenched the Uzi upward, and the 39-year-old Vacca was fatally shot once in the head. His daughter, 19-year-old Ashley, told NBC´s "Today" show that the family knows it was a "tragic accident" and something

Obama´s visit: What you need to know
Journal News (White Plains NY), by Greg Shillinglaw    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/29/2014 11:46:17 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama´s trip to Westchester will tie up traffic through Friday afternoon, but a change in his schedule now calls for him to return to Washington, D.C. Friday night. The updated schedule was announced this morning by the White House. It is not clear whether the president still plans to return Saturday for the wedding of Sam Kass, the president´s senior policy adviser for nutrition, at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills. Here´s the rundown on the presidential visit: Obama will head from the airport to New Rochelle, where he´ll spend about an hour at a 25-person

´ISIS pose a greater threat to
Britain than we have known before´:
Cameron warns an attack on
the UK is now ´highly likely´
Daily Mail (UK), by Tom Mctague    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/29/2014 11:29:18 AM     Post Reply
A terror attack on the UK is now ´highly likely´, David Cameron said today. The Prime Minister´s remarks came after the official threat level was raised from substantial to severe - the second highest - amid growing fears over extremists returning from Iraq and Syria. Mr Cameron said ISIS now posed a ´greater and deeper threat to our security than we have known before´. The PM said terrorism was ´the most important issue facing this country today´. He also announced that new laws will be passed to make it easier to remove extremists´ passports if there are concerns they will travel

Mystery of the missing tanker:
Ship carrying $100million in
Kurdish oil vanishes from radar
screens 60 miles off the coast of Texas
Daily Mail & Reuters, by Jack Crone & Louise Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/29/2014 11:23:09 AM     Post Reply
A tanker loaded with $100 million of crude oil that has been at the center of a dispute over Iraq´s oil billions vanished off the coast of Texas on Thursday. The Kurdish tanker disappeared from Coast Guard radar screens following a month of legal wrangling over whether it can offload its cargo in the U.S. As the disintegration of Iraq amid mounting violence continues, the semi-autonomous regime in Kurdistan – in the north of Iraq – is trying to cash in on Iraq´s oil reserves and export its own crude. Iraqi Kurdistan has exported at least eight million barrels of oil

   

 

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GOP: ‘He´s not a king’
The Hill (Washington DC), by Jesse Byrnes    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/29/2014 7:46:05 AM     Post Reply
Whether lamenting the so-called vacationer-in-chief´s swing of a golf club or criticizing his handling of the healthcare rollout, Republicans are getting in the habit of comparing President Obama to a monarch. "It´s one thing after another. You know he says he has no choice but to act. He says he has a pen and a phone and he´s going to act," Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) stated on Fox New´s "On the Record" Wednesday, making scepter-like gestures. "That doesn´t sound like our Republic," he added. "He´s not a king. He has to really get approval from Congress." Paul has made the comparison



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