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  • Call his bluff

    07/30/2014 4:31:54 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-30-14 | DrJohn
    democrats are a dependable and predictable bunch. When they hear a dog whistle, they come. democrat pols have been blowing the whistle of impeachment for some time and their unthinking followers are obeying. Despite no GOP leader calling for Obama's impeachment, however well deserved, democrats are ginning up the impeachment issue. As have observed, Obama is all but begging to be impeached. Rep. Steve Scalise said that this “might be the first White House in history trying to start the narrative of impeaching their own president.” It is, of course, about money. democrats claim to have raised $2 million off...
  • Shock: 80% of U.S. population growth is from immigrants, resources being sucked dry

    07/30/2014 4:25:30 PM PDT · by westcoastwillieg · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7/30/14 | Paul Bedard
    A group dedicated to saving the planet by cutting runaway population increases is raising a new and shocking issue in Washington’s bitter fight over immigration reform: Most of the nation’s population growth is from immigrants, and they are consuming resources dangerously fast. According to Negative Population Growth Inc., 80 percent of the growth in U.S. population comes from immigration, legal, illegal and among American-born children of immigrants... ... "Our nation is already vastly overpopulated,” said Mann. “The evidence is all around us: Millions are out of work, schools and hospitals are overcrowded, our natural resources are dwindling, pollution is increasing,...
  • Open Borders Invite Threat Of Ebola Terrorism

    07/30/2014 4:25:02 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 3 replies
    Invewstor's Business Daily ^ | July 30, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: As the Ebola disease spreads in Africa and detainees from that continent are apprehended, the question must be asked: What if terrorists already willing to die try to bring the disease across our porous southern border? The Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 672 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could land in the U.S., according to John O'Connor, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "It's true," he says, "that anyone with an illness is just one plane ride away from coming to the U.S." Indeed, a Liberian man infected...
  • Muslim mayor of Tower Hamlets (UK) orders the Palestinian flag to fly over town hall...

    07/30/2014 4:20:05 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | JUly 30, 2014 | Keith Perry
    Tower Hamlets's Muslim mayor Lutfur Rahman has prompted angry protests after raising the Palestinian flag over the town hall "in solidarity with Gaza". Just 24 hours after it emerged Mr Rahman is to face trial over claims he committed widespread voting fraud, he ordered the flag to fly "in support of a ceasefire and peace". Jewish leaders condemned the move as "destructive" for community relations as local residents said the council should concentrate on 'potholes and bins' and not international conflicts. Mr Rahman was a member of the Tower Hamlets Labour Party and was its candidate to be the first...
  • Record Number Of Men Seeking Treatment For Low Testosterone Levels

    07/30/2014 4:15:37 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    10 TV COLUMBUS OH ^ | 30 JULY 2014 | JERRY REVISH
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Hair coloring and facial treatments like Botox help many people look and feel younger, but increasingly, more men are seeking a way to feel younger. In record numbers, they're seeking a way boost to the male hormone testosterone. We've seen the ads that warn of low testosterone, the male hormone that builds muscle, controls fat, and improves sex drive. They show a man concerned about less energy, moodiness and a low sex drive. Urologist Dr. Gregory Lowe at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center says he has seen patients come in asking for the hormone even...
  • Emails show ex-IRS official Lerner using derogatory terms for Republicans

    07/30/2014 4:14:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 30, 2014
    House Republicans have dug up emails from Lois Lerner in which the former IRS official refers to some in the Republican Party as “---holes” and "crazies" – an exchange they say shows her “animus” toward conservatives. The November 2012 emails were released Wednesday by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., as part of his renewed call for the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to investigate. Lerner is the ex-IRS official who led the unit accused of targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status for extra scrutiny. In the email exchange, Lerner appears to be chatting with...
  • House Republicans forge ahead with lawsuit against Obama

    07/30/2014 4:13:27 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 30 JULY 2014 | CBS DFW
    Amid several outstanding domestic and foreign policy crises Congress must tackle by the end of the week, House Republicans are finalizing their plans to sue President Obama. The House voted 225 to 201 Wednesday afternoon to authorize House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to go forward with the lawsuit. It alleges that the president has overreached on his executive authority by unilaterally changing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Bolivia Claims Israel a 'Terror State'

    07/30/2014 4:12:38 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 3 replies
    Aruyz Sheva ^ | 7-30-14 | AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff
    Bolivia on Wednesday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its offensive in Gaza, and declared it a terrorist state, according to AFP. President Evo Morales announced the move during a talk with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba. It "means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state," he said. The treaty has allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia without a visa since 1972. Morales said the Gaza offensive shows "that Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life and the elementary precepts of rights that...
  • UNRWA Gives Rockets to Hamas; Why is U.S. Still Funding It?

    07/30/2014 4:11:56 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Commentary ^ | 7.20.2014 | Evelyn Gordon
    Last week, the UN refugee agency dedicated exclusively to Palestinians admitted that 20 rockets had mysteriously turned up in one of its schools in Gaza, thereby confirming a claim Israel has made for years: that UNRWA facilities are frequently utilized by terrorists. This week, the organization announced that it has turned the rockets over to “the local authorities” in Gaza, aka Hamas. In other words, a UN agency funded almost entirely by American and European taxpayers handed rockets over to a terrorist organization that is shooting them at Israel. And that isn’t even the most outrageous part of the story....
  • 3 sentenced for Texas human smuggling operation

    07/30/2014 4:10:38 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 1 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 30 JULY 2014 | AP
    HOUSTON (AP) - Three men have been sentenced to at least nine years in prison for operating a human-smuggling ring that held 115 people captive in a small Houston home. Federal prosecutors announced the three were sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Houston after pleading guilty in April to conspiracy and firearms charges.
  • State Department Hits Back at Israeli Criticism Over Kerry

    07/30/2014 4:08:25 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-30-14 | AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff
    Israeli attacks against US Secretary of State John Kerry accusing him being of a supporter of Hamas are "offensive and absurd," a senior US diplomat said Wednesday. In a sharp exchange with reporters, deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf hit out against a torrent of abuse from "respected voices in Israel talking about the secretary of state, claiming that he supports Hamas, which is offensive and absurd." The United States had been given Israel "a level of support which has been quite frankly unprecedented in our history, even when we stood alone," she added. Kerry has been the subject of...
  • FEDS: Ironworkers' goons targeted elementary school construction sites

    07/30/2014 4:06:15 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 8 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 07/30/2014 | Sam Wood
    Five leaders of Ironworkers Local 410, previously indicted in February by federal prosecutors, are facing additional charges of extortion for targeting nonunion workers who were building elementary schools and other public facilities in the Philadelphia suburbs. According to a federal grand jury, business agents of the union would approach nonunion contractors working at the job sites and demand they hire union ironworkers. If their demands were not met, a crew from the ironworkers union called the “Shadow Gang” would “sneak into the construction site at night, use sledgehammers to smash the anchor bolts of the building, and damage equipment.”
  • EBOLA: Doctor Quarantined in Canada

    07/30/2014 4:04:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    A Canadian doctor has put himself in quarantine as a precaution after spending weeks in West Africa treating patients with the deadly Ebola virus alongside an American doctor who is now infected .... Azaria Marthyman of Victoria, British Columbia had worked in Liberia, one of four countries hit by an outbreak... one of his American colleagues, doctor Kent Brantly, is being treated for the disease. .... Brantly, 33, became infected with Ebola while working with patients in the Liberian capital of Monrovia as he helped treat victims of the worst Ebola outbreak in history. He "is not doing well. He...
  • Comedian Evan Sayet Explains Why 'Stupid' Liberals Succeed

    07/30/2014 3:58:42 PM PDT · by cob201 · 7 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/30/2014 | Paul Bois
    Stand-up comedian Evan Sayet, former writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and most famous for his stirring speech at The Heritage Foundation in 2007, has once again resurfaced with a brand new video on his website excoriating what he calls "modern liberals"...
  • Christian Mother Sentenced to Death in Sudan Expected in New Hampshire This Week

    07/30/2014 3:56:37 PM PDT · by GilGil · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/29/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Some time this week, 27-year-old Meriam Ibrahim is expected to arrive among relatives in Manchester, New Hampshire. She made international news for being sentenced to death in Sudan for her Christian faith, but she was able to get to Rome on July 24 and will be in Manchester soon.
  • Close call: axe through windshield!

    07/30/2014 3:52:22 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    Chinook Observer ^ | 7-30-2014 | KELLY SPRUNGER
    Topsfield, Mass. --- (NECN) A motorist traveling on I-95 South in Topsfield, Massachusetts, endured a frightening moment Wednesday morning when an axe struck their vehicle. A landscaper driving a dump truck had failed to properly secure an axe in its rear cargo area. The axe came loose, flew off the truck and became lodged in the windshield of a car traveling behind it, nearly striking a passenger. The female passenger sat terrified in her seat after it all happened, with an axe lodged in the glass just inches from her face. She was covered in glass. "She was very shaken...
  • Michelle Obama says the 'blood of Africa' runs through her veins

    07/30/2014 3:50:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/30/14 | Annika McGinnis - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First lady Michelle Obama embraced her family’s African roots in a speech on Wednesday, telling a group of young Africans that the “blood of Africa” runs through her veins as she urged changing traditional beliefs on the worth of educating women. Her husband had shied away from discussing his African heritage in his own remarks to the 500 Africans finishing a six-week Washington leadership fellowship on Monday, referencing his Kenyan father only once and in the question-and-answer session. But Michelle Obama said as an African American woman, her discussion with the African youth was “deeply personal.” “The...
  • Obamacare Dividends Pile Up for Hospitals as Patients Pay

    07/30/2014 3:42:51 PM PDT · by EBH · 9 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 7/30/2014 | Alex Wayne and Shannon Pettypiece
    Even as Obamacare continues to be attacked by foes and challenged in court, hospital chains and insurers are making more money, more patients using ERs are paying for their care, and the country as a whole is enjoying slower growth in its health-care spending. HCA Holdings Inc. (HCA), the largest for-profit hospital chain, yesterday raised its forecast and reported a 6.6 percent drop in uninsured patients at its 165 hospitals, a reduction that grows to 48 percent in four states that expanded Medicaid, a top initiative of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. WellPoint Inc. (WLP), which made the...
  • Over 40 Naval Ships Join for Rare Photo Op

    07/30/2014 3:39:01 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    gCaptain ^ | July 30, 2014 | Mike Schuler
    A rare occurrence recently in the Pacific Ocean as more than 40 international naval ships joined together for a single photo shoot.
  • Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge employee arrested on charges of theft..

    07/30/2014 3:35:35 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 9 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | July 29, 2014 | Quincy Hodges
    Full Title: Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge employee arrested on charges of theft, unauthorized use of credit card Alice Faucheux, an office manager with the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, was arrested Tuesday after she allegedly used the church's credit card to buy prepaid debit cards over a span of three years.. ...Faucheux had used an Office Depot corporate credit card from the Catholic Diocese to purchase several Visa vanilla prepaid debit cards worth $41,000.
  • Feds Sending Illegal Immigrant Minors to States Without Notice

    07/30/2014 3:35:28 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | Wednesday, 30 July 2014 16:36 | Written by Jack Kenny
    Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee protested in a letter to President Obama that no one in his state government had received notice that 760 of the estimated 50,000 unaccompanied minors who have entered the country illegally in the past several months have been sent to the Volunteer State. "It is unacceptable that we became aware via a posting on the HHS website that 760 unaccompanied children have been released by the Office of Refugee Resettlement to sponsors in Tennessee without my administration's knowledge," Haslam wrote in his July 25 letter to the president. "Not only was our state not informed...
  • Child Evangelism Fellowship Targets Children of Portland under Harsh Criticism

    07/30/2014 3:27:50 PM PDT · by fwdude · 10 replies
    ChristianHeadlines.com ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Carrie Dedrick
    Christian group Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) has set its sights on bringing the children of Portland to Christianity. CEF’s Good News Club is targeting kids at typical summer locations such as pools and parks to join the group amidst harsh criticism. Oregon is known as the least religious state in the nation from Gallup polls in 2008 and 2012 which is why CEF chose the location for its outreach. And as the current law stands, the Good News Club does not need parent consent forms to approach children in public spaces, as they do for schools. According to the AP,...
  • South Carolina's delegation wants answers about 350 undocumented children

    07/30/2014 3:25:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    postandcourier.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Cynthia Roldan
    COLUMBIA - The Republican members of South Carolina's congressional delegation sent a letter to the secretaries of Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services, requesting additional information concerning undocumented children being housed in South Carolina. In the letter dated July 28, the congressmen expressed frustration after the Department of Health and Human Services announced that 350 undocumented children were placed with sponsors in South Carolina without notice to local authorities. "We are troubled that this data is just coming to light and was not provided to Congress or our delegation in a timely and regular fashion," read the letter, which...
  • Argentina Defaults

    07/30/2014 3:24:33 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 7/30/14 | Linette Lopez
    Argentina has defaulted again. Argentine Finance Minister Axel Kicillof is now addressing the world from Argentina's consulate in New York City. He has delivered the news that Argentina is in default, having failed to satisfy the demands of a group of hedge fund creditors negotiating over $1.3 billion worth of debt owed to them for over a decade. "The Argentine Republic has filed for a stay [on payment] with Judge Griesa... The Judge decided that if the vulture funds said there could be a stay there would be a stay," said Kicillof. "The vulture funds were not willing to grant...
  • Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

    07/30/2014 3:24:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/30/14 | Ken Dilanian and Eileen Sullivan - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff. The still-classified report also says some ambassadors who were informed about interrogations of al-Qaida detainees at so-called black sites in their countries were instructed not to tell their superiors at the State Department, the document says. The 6,300-page Senate report on the CIA's interrogation program has been years in the making....
  • 'Israel has ample evidence that Hamas is using UNRWA schools for terrorist purposes'

    07/30/2014 3:19:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/30/2014 | By HERB KEINON
    Deputy FM Hanegbi says that “instead of blaming Israel, UNRWA should make a real effort to stop being manipulated by terrorist organizations.” Israel has ample evidence that Hamas is using UNRWA schools and facilities for terrorist purposes, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzahi Hanegbi said Wednesday. Speaking at a press briefing in Jerusalem, he pointed out that on three separate occasions UNRWA itself has admitted that rockets were hidden in the basement of their facilities. “Who knows how many were not found,” he said, adding that this phenomenon was “totally unacceptable.” Each time that the rockets were found, he said, they were...
  • Schools prepare for immigrant children in GA

    07/30/2014 3:17:51 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    wtoc.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Rawlins
    SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - It's still unclear where more than 1,000 immigrant children are living in Georgia after crossing the Mexican border. Over the last six months, the Office of Refuge and Resettlement announced they sent these children to live with families or sponsors in Georgia, but we don't know exactly where they are. School systems in Georgia are wondering if these children will be enrolling in school. Officials at the Board of Education said they don't know if they'll be getting any of these immigrant children, but by law all public schools in Georgia are required to have specially...
  • Third Rocket Arsenal Found At Un School In Gaza

    07/30/2014 3:16:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/30/2014 | by JORDAN SCHACHTEL
    The United Nations Relief & Works Agency For Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced Tuesday that another rocket stockpile has been found at one of its schools in Gaza. This instance marks the third time since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge that a weapons arsenal has been found at an UNRWA school in Gaza. UNRWA has yet to place blame on any individuals or organizations for placing the weapons stockpile within a children’s school. The UN body refused to do so on the past two previous occasions as well.The UN body, after both previous findings, has handed the rockets it had...
  • Islamic State video wages psychological war on Iraqi soldiers

    07/30/2014 3:15:25 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/29/2014 | BY MICHAEL GEORGY
    (Reuters) - Islamic State, the al Qaeda spin-off that seized wide swathes of Iraq almost unopposed last month, has released a video warning Iraqi soldiers who may still have some fight in them that they risk being rounded up en masse and executed.
  • GDP Deja Vu Stunner: Over Half Of US Growth In The Past Year Is From Inventory Accumulation

    07/30/2014 3:14:32 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    Back in December 2013, when everyone was expecting a 3% GDP print for Q1, we did a simple analysis concluding that "Inventory Hoarding Accounts For Nearly 60% Of GDP Increase In Past Year." We stated that this "hollow growth", which is merely producers pulling demand from the future courtesy of cheap credit and assuming the inventory will be sold off in ordinary course of business without bottom-line slamming liquidations or dumping, and which further assumes a healthy US consumer and global economy, is a flashing red flag for the future of US economic growth. In fact, we were one of...
  • Small cars fare poorly in new frontal crash tests, Mini Cooper Countryman gets top rating (Duh?)

    07/30/2014 3:12:02 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/30/2014 | DEE-ANN DURBIN
    The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests. The Nissan Leaf, Nissan Juke, Fiat 500L and Mazda5 wagon all fared worst in the tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an Arlington, Va.-based safety group that's funded by insurers. The Chevrolet Volt, Ford C-Max, Mitsubishi Lancer, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ all got the second-highest rating of "acceptable." The Hyundai Veloster and Scion xB were a notch below that, with "marginal" ratings. The small overlap front crash test, introduced in 2012, replicates...
  • Branstad gets support for opposition to hosting ‘illegal entrants’

    07/30/2014 3:10:47 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    globegazette.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | JAMES Q. LYNCH
    VINTON | Gov. Terry Branstad is getting some brickbats from political opponents for his insistence that Iowa shouldn’t be playing host to unaccompanied illegal immigrant children, but none of that was evident on the campaign trail Tuesday. Asked whether the state should welcome the children, Branstad offered his empathy for the “illegal entrants” along with criticism of the Obama administration’s failure to secure the nation’s borders. “They have also failed to keep us informed,” he added, a reference to the federal Department of Health Education and Welfare not telling Iowa that more than 100 children who entered the country illegally...
  • Obama Takes Tougher Line Against Gaza Casualties: Condemns Deadly Shelling of a UN School

    07/30/2014 3:07:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/30/2014 | Julie Pace
    The Obama administration condemned the deadly shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza Wednesday, using tough, yet carefully worded language that reflects growing White House irritation with Israel and the mounting civilian casualties stemming from its ground and air war against Hamas. The U.S. frustrations were compounded by a flurry of Israeli media reports this week that appeared aimed at discrediting President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, who spent days trying to negotiate an unsuccessful cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. In unusually blunt language, a State Department spokeswoman on Wednesday repeatedly described one of the reports...
  • State Department Hits Back at Israeli Criticism Over Kerry

    07/30/2014 3:07:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/7/14
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/static/Resizer.ashx/news/468/282/499773.jpg Israeli attacks against US Secretary of State John Kerry accusing him being of a supporter of Hamas are "offensive and absurd," a senior US diplomat said Wednesday. In a sharp exchange with reporters, deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf hit out against a torrent of abuse from "respected voices in Israel talking about the secretary of state, claiming that he supports Hamas, which is offensive and absurd." The United States had been given Israel "a level of support which has been quite frankly unprecedented in our history, even when we stood alone," she added. Kerry has been the subject...
  • Border Crisis Poll: Public Turns Against Obama, Democrats & Media

    07/30/2014 3:01:16 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 30, 2014 | John Nolte
    A new AP-GfK polls is all around bad news for President Obama, Democrats, and a mainstream media determined to push his amnesty agenda. Not only is public approval souring towards Obama's handling of the issue and the idea of a path to citizenship for illegals and the policy of offering asylum for this wave of Central American children, a plurality now see the Republican Party as better able to handle the issue of immigration. When asked about the President's handling of the immigration issue, only 31% said they approve while a whopping 68% disapprove. That's a 14 point shift against...
  • Democrat Tammy Duckworth Falsely Attributes Ben Carson Quote to Opponent

    07/30/2014 3:00:31 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 11 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 30, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In a prime example of the negative politics employed by the modern Democratic Party, an apparently misread Facebook post led to an amateurish and inflammatory attack against a Republican Party hopeful. US Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) accused her opponent of attacking the African America community, attributing a Ben Carson quote that was posted on GOP challenger Lawrence Kaifesh's Facebook campaign page. On her own Facebook page, Rep. Duckworth lambasted Kaifesh for his alleged comments "claiming African-Americans are dependent on government." Although favored, Rep. Duckworth is engaged in a surprisingly competitive race with Kaifesh for Illinois 8th Congressional district, which covers...
  • Pence wants child immigrants sent home

    07/30/2014 2:58:30 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    nwitimes.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Dan Carden
    INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence wants the 245 unaccompanied child immigrants recently placed with Indiana relatives or sponsors sent back across the nation's southern border as soon as possible. In a letter sent Tuesday to President Barack Obama, the Republican said while he feels "deep compassion" for the children and believes they should be "treated humanely and with decency and respect," there is no place for them here. "Failure to expedite the return of unaccompanied children thwarts the rule of law and will only continue to send a distorted message that illegally crossing into America is without consequence," Pence said....
  • Ebola's Deadly Jump From Animal to Animal

    07/30/2014 2:58:06 PM PDT · by Qiviut · 4 replies
    Discovery.com ^ | Jul 30, 2014 07:00 AM ET | Jennifer Viegas
    Ebola may be present in more animals than previously thought, according to researchers studying the deadly virus, which has already been detected in chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, monkeys, antelopes, porcupines, rodents, dogs, pigs and humans. Humans and other primates appear to be particularly susceptible to at least certain strains of the virus. During the present outbreak ravaging Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, Ebola has killed 670 people so far and infected more than 1,000. ******************************** Blaming humans, bats, chimps or birds for the illness does not then take into account its full possible scope within the ecosystem. That, the present...
  • Pentagon watchdog to review plagiarism probe of Sen. John Walsh

    07/30/2014 2:54:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog
    CNN political ticker ^ | 7-30-14 | CNN staff
    The Defense Department’s inspector general will review the academic investigation of plagiarism allegations against Sen. John Walsh. The Montana Democrat is accused of not properly attributing certain material in a paper to complete his master's degree at the Army War College. Carol Kerr, the school’s spokeswoman, said it would launch an Academic Review Board to look into the matter. The results and any recommendations will be forwarded to the Defense Department IG for its “consideration.” The New York Times first reported last week that a review of a 2007 final paper suggests the decorated Iraq war veteran “appropriated at least...
  • Hezbollah commander killed in Iraq: sources

    07/30/2014 2:53:02 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/30/2014
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Hezbollah commander has died during a mission in Iraq, sources familiar with the incident said on Wednesday, indicating the Lebanese group that is already fighting in Syria's civil war may be involved in a second conflict in the region. Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed Shi'ite Islamist group, has not previously announced any role in the conflict in Iraq, which escalated last month when radical Sunni militants seized large areas of territory from the Shi'ite-led government in Baghdad.
  • BREAKING: Senate report exposes the movement as cash machine controlling the EPA

    07/30/2014 2:53:00 PM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | July 30, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA A new report was released today by the Senate Environment and Public Works committee, and it is damning. All this time that climate skeptics are accused of being in the employ of “big oil” is nothing more than a projection of their own greed. Some excerpts: Over 7.9 BILLION in funding between these groups.
  • Putin Doesn't Care About the Rules Anymore

    07/30/2014 2:52:11 PM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 7 replies
    Atlantic Sentinel ^ | 30 July 2014 | Nick Ottens
    The United States on Monday accused Russia of violating a Cold War arms treaty governing both powers’ use of intermediate range missiles. If true, it marks the latest in a series of Russian breaches of international norms since Vladimir Putin returned to the presidency in 2012. Russia’s violation of the 1987 Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which prohibits both America and Russia from deploying ballistic and cruise missiles that are launched from the ground and have a range of between 500 and 5,000 kilometers, was first reported by The New York Times in January. An American government official confirmed the...
  • Coddling Kerry: Did mean Israelis hurt his feelings?

    07/30/2014 2:51:42 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | John Podhoretz
    John Kerry fought in Vietnam, threw his medals away, served decades in the Senate, ran for president, did some windsurfing and then became secretary of state of the most powerful country on Earth. He’s a big boy. But there are those who seem to feel otherwise, that Kerry is a fragile and tender reed in need of delicate care — people who work for and with him. Not to mention Kerry himself. Over the course of the past year, on several occasions, Kerry and other staffers have taken to whining — not sure there’s a nicer word — over how...
  • Jeff Sessions makes history by being unopposed for U.S. Senate, and re-election campaign in no hurry

    07/30/2014 2:51:40 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    al.com ^ | Jim Stinson
    Jeff Sessions is the safest bet this year in the U.S. congressional midterm elections. The incumbent U.S. senator from Mobile was unopposed in the Republican primary on June 3. And on Nov. 4, he will be unopposed in the general election. That's a historic first, according to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News, a publication Winger has edited since 1985. A Republican has always been opposed by a Democrat for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama since selection of U.S. senators was given to the voters in 1914, said Winger, 70, of San Francisco. (SNIP) Sessions mocked Adelson and former...
  • Are You Falling Away?: Three Warning Signs

    07/30/2014 2:49:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Catholic Education ^ | PAUL THIGPEN
    What a frightening prospect is the destiny of the backslider! Yet even for the worst of us sinners, God offers hope. A foolish old farmer, so the story goes, concluded one day that the oats he had fed his mule for years were simply costing him too much.  So he hatched a plan: He mixed a little sawdust in with the feed, and then a little more the next day, and even more the next, each time reducing the amount of oats in the mix. The mule didn't seem to notice the gradual change, so the farmer thought things were...
  • Maxwell Air Force Base could be used to house thousands of immigrant children

    07/30/2014 2:46:24 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    al.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Leada Gore
    Maxwell Air Force Base could be used to house unaccompanied minors who are being detained in the U.S., according to reports. The reports come just days after Bentley and four other Republican state leaders sent a letter to President Barack Obama about concerns they have about the impact the tens of thousands of immigrant children could have on state education and social service resources. As many as 50,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed into the U.S. illegally since October. It is not known how many children could be housed at the Montgomery military base.
  • Kibbee was Rotten to the Core

    07/30/2014 2:44:48 PM PDT · by Jim Noble · 7 replies
    The Conway Daily Sun ^ | July 29, 2014 | Lloyd Jones
    CONWAY — Former Kennett High classmates of Nathaniel Kibby were not surprised when they learned Monday that he was arrested as a suspect in the alleged kidnapping of Abigail Hernandez, a case that has drawn national attention. They actually remembered Kibby starting a gang while a student at KHS, and some believe he may have been linked to a number of called-in bomb scares during the 1998 school year. One of Kibby's former classmates, Randy Waldron, Class of 1999 at Kennett High, said Kibby tormented him for 20 years. "I don't know Abby Hernandez but I hope and pray this...
  • Congressman Alan Grayson Calls For U.S. Travel Ban In Response To Ebola Outbreak

    07/30/2014 2:44:14 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Igor Bobic
    Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is calling on the Obama administration to impose a travel ban on three West African nations in response to a growing Ebola virus outbreak. The House Foreign Affairs Committee member wants the State Department to bar citizens of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone from entering the United States, including any foreign travelers who have visited those countries in the previous 90 days. He also requested that the ban be expanded to any nation that reports an originating case of the virus, and that restrictions only be lifted 90 days after the last reported case.
  • Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop just hatin’ all the time’

    07/30/2014 2:40:28 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 30, 2014 | Roberta Rampton
    KANSAS CITY Mo (Reuters) - President Barack Obama took his criticism of congressional Republicans to a higher pitch on Wednesday, appealing to them to "stop just hatin' all the time" even as Republicans prepared to sue him over charges he has overstepped the bounds of his office. Republicans in the House of Representatives were expected to vote on Wednesday to authorize a lawsuit against the president for exceeding his presidential authority while implementing the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law.
  • Over 100 more movies that really ought to be on DVD

    07/30/2014 2:39:02 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 30, 2014
    I’ve learned a lot from the outpouring of reader response to my two recent columns — 64 clips of movies you can’t find on DVD and Even more clips (70, in fact) of flicks you can’t find on DVD — about movies you can’t find on DVD.