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  • Ellison urges Minnesota to aid immigrant children

    07/22/2014 12:17:59 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    SFgate ^ | 7-22-14 | ap
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota Democratic congressman is leading efforts to bring to the state more unaccompanied children who've fled Central America for the U.S. However, immigration advocates and nonprofit groups that serve refugees are concerned Minnesota might not be able to handle a crush of children who need care and have complex legal issues. Rep. Keith Ellison says Minnesota is as well-equipped as any other state to handle the children. The Democratic congressman has been a leader in the national push for immigration reform. "We have capacity to help here and we should," Ellison said Monday at...
  • Texas Attorney General: Immigrants Crossing Border Illegally Are Raping, Killing In Texas

    07/22/2014 11:25:31 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 47 replies
    CBS RADIO, HOUSTON ^ | July 22, 2014 | Unknown
    “The purpose of adding more resources on the ground is not to address the women and children, it’s to address the growing reality that a lot of people coming across the border are here for criminal purposes,” Abbott, the GOP gubernatorial hopeful, told Fox News on Monday. “They’re killing, they’re raping, they’re robbing, they’re doing all kinds of harsh criminal activity.” Abbott said that women and children have been sexually assaulted by people who have come across the border.
  • Suspected Illegal Immigrant Arrested For Taking Lewd Pictures Of Women

    07/22/2014 11:20:47 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 18 replies
    1080 KRLD ^ | July 21, 2014 | L.P. Phillips
    Plano Police say a male shopper happened to see 44-year old Fermin Morales-Gonzalez taking pictures up the skirts and dresses of unsuspecting women. Reports say the man told the store management and then flagged down a Plano Police officer who was driving by. (snip) He says Gonzalez admitted none of the women had his permission. He’s been indicted on five felony counts.
  • Shock Report: 44-Year-Old Man Gets 13-Year-Old Daughter Pregnant, Uses Abortion to Hide His Crime

    07/22/2014 10:27:13 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/22/14 | Carole Novielli
    Today, Life Dynamics Inc., a national pro-life organization, has released their second report exposing how the abortion industry covers for child sexual predators.This new report, entitled, “The Cover-Up of Child Sexual Abuse”, shows clearly that the failure of abortion clinics to comply with mandatory reporting laws is having profound, real-world consequences for the victims of child sexual abuse.Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics Inc. explains: “In almost every case of adult men having sex with minor girls, the perpetrators are aware that the relationship is illegal and could land them in prison. They also know that one of the most...
  • Border official points gun at Boy Scout

    07/22/2014 10:21:55 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    KCCI ^ | 07/21/2014 | Marcus McIntosh
    DES MOINES, Iowa —A central Iowa Boy Scout troop just returned from a three-week trip they will likely never forget About 10 days into the trip, an innocent action by one of the nearly two dozen Scouts at the Canadian border into Alaska set off a chain of events that lead to a U.S. border official pointing a gun at a scout’s head. Boy Scout Troop 111 Leader Jim Fox spelled out what happened to him and the Mid-Iowa Boy Scout Troop 111 as four van-loads of Scouts and adult volunteers tried to drive from Canada into Alaska. Fox said...
  • Obama heads off to raise money on the West Coast (hi HO Hi ho It's off to funnndraaiise I GO!!)

    07/22/2014 10:11:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/22/2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him — raising money for his fellow Democrats. Obama on Tuesday was starting a three-day West Coast trip, scheduled to attend at least five fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles less than four months ahead of midterm elections that could change Washington's balance of power. The trip comes as Obama is dealing with a series of high-profile tests of his presidency, from Eastern Europe to the Middle East to the...
  • The price tag tops out at $25,000 in Obama’s rush hour Tuesday visit (Seattle)

    07/22/2014 9:35:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | July 22, 2014 | Joel Connelly
    President Obama makes a rush hour foray into Seattle and the Eastside on Tuesday, once more holding no public events and raising money from donors who will pay up to $25,000 to see the 44th president and ask Obama a question. The President’s political ATM machine will operate at two destinations, the Madrona home of Bruce and Anne Blume alongside Lake Washington and the Medina mansion of Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal. One event is for the Democratic National Committee, the other will benefit the Senate Majority PAC. Air Force One is due to land at Boeing Field around 3 p.m.,...
  • White flags flying from Brooklyn Bridge, cops probe breach ( NYC )

    07/22/2014 7:51:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 22, 2014 | Natasha Velez and Larry Celona
    In a stunning security breach, the giant American flags at the top of both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by white flags overnight, cops said. The two new flags appear to be American flags that were painted over white — the traditional symbol for “surrender” — and were flying Tuesday morning from both towers. ... The NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit will is replacing the white flags with American flags as they set up a crime scene
  • Trojan Horse Report Finds 'Determined Effort' To Implement Radical Islam In School ( UK )

    07/22/2014 7:43:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jul 2014 | Andre Walker
    A report into the so-called Trojan Horse plot to takeover schools in Birmingham has found a "determined effort" to implement radical Islam. The comments came from the newly appointed Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, who made a statement on the subject in the House of Commons today. The review was ordered by the Morgan's predecessor Michael Gove, following reports that as many as twenty-five Birmingham schools had been the subject of takeovers. In each case, the governing bodies were infiltrated by radicals who then set about pushing out moderate teachers and implementing radical Islam. Today's report makes clear that the allegations...
  • Welfare Cash for Weed in Colorado

    07/22/2014 7:31:53 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    For the past six months, welfare beneficiaries in Colorado have repeatedly withdrawn their cash benefits at marijuana retailers and dispensaries, according to a new analysis by National Review Online. Such apparent abuses have caught the eye of Colorado’s executive and legislative powers alike, and the state has launched an effort to curb them.
  • High-profile domestic terrorism plots were actually FBI sting operations

    07/22/2014 7:14:37 AM PDT · by DarkSavant · 13 replies
    Reason ^ | Jul. 22, 2014 | Jesse Walker
    Some remarkable statistics in a new report from Human Rights Watch and Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute: And then there's 'The Sting 2,' starring Jackie Gleason. All I remember about it is that it included a scene on a roller coaster. All of the high-profile domestic terrorism plots of the last decade, with four exceptions, were actually FBI sting operations—plots conducted with the direct involvement of law enforcement informants or agents, including plots that were proposed or led by informants. According to multiple studies, nearly 50 percent of the more than 500 federal counterterrorism convictions resulted from informant-based cases;...
  • Sue And Settle Another Way For Greens To Halt Progress

    07/22/2014 6:21:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    investors.com ^ | 7/22/2014 | Stephen Moore
    If you've never heard of the litigation technique "sue and settle," it's the hottest new strategy for extreme environmentalists to make millions of acres of prime land for ranching, farming, oil and gas drilling, and mining of natural resources off limits for development. Sue and settle involves a stealth partnership between anti-development Obama administration regulators at the Environmental Protection Agency or the Interior Department and litigious green groups — including Greenpeace, Defenders of Wildlife, WildEarth Guardians and the Sierra Club — who want to halt fossil fuel development and other projects on federal and even private lands.
  • MH17 ... Tony Abbott says MH17 aftermath is evidence tampering on industrial scale

    07/22/2014 6:13:09 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 22, 2014 | news.com.au
    THE bodies of the MH17 victims has arrived by train in Kharkiv – the first step in their long journey home. But Mark Rutte, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, has warned that the identification of some of the bodies could take months.... Earlier, Mr Abbott described the aftermath of the MH17 air disaster as “evidence tampering on an industrial scale”. The PM said the last few days have been a difficult and trying time for our country and that the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine had been “trampled from the beginning”. “After the crime, comes the cover-up,” Mr...
  • Deadly home invasion in Carrick reported near set of Hollywood film (2nd. Amendment triumphs again)

    07/22/2014 6:05:48 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 23 replies
    WPXI ^ | 07/22/2014 | uncredited
    CARRICK, Pa. — A deadly home invasion was reported in Carrick early Tuesday morning near the set of a Hollywood movie being filmed in the area. Police said the invasion happened around 2:20 a.m. on Merritt Avenue. Channel 11’s Brandon Hudson reported that the victim opened fire on the two men accused of breaking into his home, killing one and critically injuring the other. Detectives said the men demanded the victim’s belongings, but instead he pulled out a shotgun and opened fire. Investigators said one of the men tried to run away after he was shot, but fell as he...
  • Founder of Anti-Gun Group Names Virginia Democrat as 'Next Target'

    07/22/2014 6:00:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/21/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 21 Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts tweeted that Virginia's congressional candidate Mike Dickinson is her group's "next target." This was in response to a July 20 tweet in which Dickinson, a self-described "left wing liberal," wrote: "People generally don't want to die. I own a gun and if I'm touched I'm shooting."
  • IRS: Hey, maybe we do have our e-mail backups

    07/22/2014 5:32:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Does the IRS actually have their backups for e-mail from the period when Lois Lerner and her group targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny on tax-exempt applications? The agency claimed a month ago that it overwrote the tapes every six months, in one of the most notorious (and unsuccessful) Friday afternoon document dumps ever. New testimony from one of the IRS’ top lawyers released last night by the House Oversight Committee casts doubt on that story (via Instapundit): The IRS might not have lost the backups of former agency administrator Lois Lerner’s emails after all, according to top IRS...
  • Anderson Cooper: 'TWA Flight 800 Was Shot Down'

    07/22/2014 5:16:41 AM PDT · by libstripper · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jul. 22, 2014 | Jack Cashill
    Some truths CNN reveals only accidentally. One such truth Anderson Cooper shared on the night of July 17. In speaking about the shoot down of Malaysian airliner MH 17 earlier that day, Cooper referred back to “July 17, 1996, when TWA Flight 800 was shot down off the coast of Long Island in New York.”
  • Be very afraid, especially for your kids

    07/22/2014 5:07:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/22/2014 | Mychal Massie
    On June 30, 2014, I wrote a syndicated column titled, “Terrorist attack via infectious disease?” I postulated that America is being placed in mortal danger as illegal aliens, to which I specifically add the tens of thousands of illegal alien children, are flooding our borders. I wrote: “It is a fact that no one, not government nor anyone else, can begin to quantify the danger we face from disease borne by illegal aliens. Illegals coming from Third World countries are not the rich and well-educated who were able to seek health care in their country of origin. They are the...
  • Texas State Senator: 100,000 Illegal Immigrant Gang Members in State

    07/22/2014 4:08:03 AM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 21, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Hours before Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced he would send National Guard troops to the border, Texas state Senator Dan Patrick said there are at least 100,000 illegal immigrant gang members in the state. On Monday's The Laura Ingraham Show, Patrick, who is also the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, said from 2008 to 2012, 143,000 illegal immigrant criminals were arrested and jailed in Texas. He said these were "hardened criminals, gang members, and other criminals that we identified as being in Texas illegally." "We charged them with 447,000 crimes, a half-million crimes in four years, just in Texas, including...
  • At Last — Someone Did Something - Gov. Perry sends in the guard

    07/22/2014 3:56:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 22, 2014 | William Murchison –
    So, then, what are we supposed to think when the governor of Texas dispatches National Guardsmen to the state border with Mexico in order to deflect the onrush of illegal border-crossers? What are we supposed to do? Do? A strange concept these days. Do something about the Russians and their depraved allies for shooting down a passenger plane? Do something about the depraved crowd of terrorists who provoked Israel into assaulting the tunnels in which they skulk? Do something about those equally depraved Iraqi terrorists now rounding up and expelling Christians from their midst? Do something about the kidnappers of...
  • Defending the IRS [A man who once worked for Lois Lerner is representing the agency in court]

    07/22/2014 3:49:25 AM PDT · by markomalley
    National Review ^ | 7/22/2014 | Eliana Johnson
    Investigations of the IRS are taking place not only in Congress but also in court. One case, which has developed slowly since it was filed in 2010, reveals much about both the long reach of the agency and the interwoven nature of the broader federal bureaucracy. Defending IRS commissioner John Koskinen against the claims of the pro-Israel group Z Street is Andrew Strelka — and before joining the Department of Justice’s civil-trial section, Strelka worked at the IRS for Lois Lerner, who was then the agency’s head of exempt organizations. As it happens, this is the very IRS division at which...
  • Mechanicsburg [Pennsylvania] children's home asked to prepare to take in immigrant children

    07/22/2014 3:14:59 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    Penn Live ^ | July 21, 2014 | Anna Orso
    A local home for children has been asked by the federal government to prepare itself to take in unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America who continue to cross over into the United States. The United Methodist Home for Children in Mechanicsburg has not taken in any children from Central America yet, and it continues to assist children sent to it from the local county courts systems, the group's Board of Trustees Chairwoman Karen Best said Monday. But the agency has been contacted to prepare itself to provide shelter and care for unaccompanied minors, she said. The home has been approved...
  • Federal Judge: Forget Lethal Injections, Use Firing Squads

    07/22/2014 3:00:08 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 57 replies
    Newser ^ | July 22, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    Killing people is a brutal and messy business and if Americans can't deal with that, they shouldn't be condemning people to death, a top federal judge says. In a strongly worded dissent in an Arizona lethal-injection case, Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals, calls the current system "inherently flawed" and says states that want to execute inmates should return to more "primitive—and foolproof—methods" of execution, NBC reports. "The guillotine is probably best but seems inconsistent with our national ethos. And the electric chair, hanging and the gas chamber are each subject to occasional mishaps,"...
  • THEY’RE ALLOWED TO SHOOT CHILDREN ON THE STREET

    07/22/2014 12:37:34 AM PDT · by Rabin · 19 replies
    Andy, walking down a street in Santa Rosa. (the patrol car chirped, an officer came out shouting then shooting). Erick Gelhaus— fired 8 large hollow point slugs at 13-year-old Andy Lopez. One missed. DA Ravitch, released her exoneration explaining in appalling detail Andy's (how to buy a child drugg smear)... Jill's picked “drug & drink " expert review concerning (Eric)the shooter and his partner's BDA content have been omitted from Dr. Jones. The DA (office) paid Jones to review the (after action) lab results and (to) compare them to what was "known" about Eric and Andy's drug and alcohol use....
  • Russian Air Massacre: What Would Reagan Do?

    07/22/2014 12:22:21 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 27 replies
    Leadership: President Obama's response to Russia's downing of an unarmed passenger jet is tepid compared with President Reagan's response to a similar horror in 1983. Obama called Russian-backed rebels' downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 a "terrible tragedy." Reagan called the Soviets' downing of Korean Airlines Flight 007 a "crime against humanity." Despite overwhelming evidence Moscow had a hand in the civilian massacre over Ukrainian airspace, Obama refuses to rebuke Russia. Instead, he's called for an "international investigation into the incident." A defiant Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, has warned the West against using the tragedy for "selfish political ends," and is...
  • Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

    07/22/2014 12:08:29 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 22 Jul 14 | By LAURA MILLS
    MOSCOW (AP) — An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens. Russian news consumers are getting plenty of explanations for the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, which killed 298 people. While they vary wildly in content, all point the finger at Ukraine. None admits the possibility that Russia may bear responsibility. The story of the airline tragedy that is unfolding for Russians differs starkly from the one that people are following in the West. As U.S....
  • IRS seeks help destroying another 3,200 hard drives

    07/21/2014 7:08:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/23/14 | Jim McElhatton
    Days after IRS officials said in a sworn statement that former top agency employee Lois G. Lerner’s computer memory had been wiped clean, the agency put out word to contractors Monday that it needs help to destroy at least another 3,200 hard drives. The Internal Revenue Service solicitation for “media destruction” services reflects an otherwise routine job to protect sensitive taxpayer information, but it was made while the agency’s record destruction practices remain under a sharp congressional spotlight. Congressional investigators of the IRS targeting of conservative groups have been hampered by the unexplained destruction of emails and other records of...
  • FBI: Allentown gang members put out hit on NJ cops

    07/21/2014 9:54:58 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    Lehigh Valley street gang members may be targeting New Jersey cops for revenge killings, according to an FBI memo obtained exclusively by 69 News. The threat comes less than a week after police killed a suspect who murdered a Jersey City police officer in an ambush attack. Read more from WFMZ.com at: http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-regional-lehighvalley/fbi-allentown-gang-members-put-out-hit-on-nj-cops/27015064 Connect with us! Facebook/69WFMZ or @69News
  • Gay domestic violence: the hatred that dare not speak its name

    07/21/2014 9:50:21 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 12 replies
    On Line Opinion ^ | 22 July, 2014 | B. Terpstra
    To be clear, in America's polite upper-middleclass circles, gay domestic violence is the hatred that dare not speak its name. Ditto "progressive" Australia. For the media class, at least, would prefer to talk about white picket fences, rainbow flags and same-sex wedding cakes. The message: Think pretty things. Still, even MSNBC can't wish away ugliness. As one underreported UCLA study found: Although reported incidences of intimate partner violence, or IPV, are widespread, especially among women and certain ethnic groups, reported IPV was surprisingly high among lesbians, gays and bisexuals in California, who are almost twice as likely to experience violence...
  • Jerry Brown signs gun control bill

    07/21/2014 9:20:03 PM PDT · by blueplum · 31 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 18, 2014 1:20pm PST | David Siders
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a gun control measure eliminating an exemption for certain semiautomatic pistols from California’s unsafe handgun law, Brown’s office announced Friday. Assembly Bill 1964, by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, is designed to limit the exemption for single-shot pistols from the state’s unsafe handgun roster, excluding semiautomatic pistols altered to not fire in semiautomatic mode. :snip: The measure was one of 15 bills Brown announced signing Friday. In another gun measure, Brown signed legislation requiring local courts to notify the Department of Justice more quickly when actions are taken that would result in a person being prohibited...
  • La Bestia will no longer transport Central American Migrants -

    07/21/2014 9:01:06 PM PDT · by blueplum · 25 replies
    SanDiegoRed ^ | July 14, 2014 | Cal Trimble
    Mexico’s Secretariat of the Interior is set to implement restrictions. MEXICO.- La Bestia, the train that hundreds of Central Americans travel on top of and in between its wagons on their journey through Mexico to the U.S. border, may no longer be used for this purpose. According to Mexico’s Secretariat of the Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, measures are being taken to restrict non-permitted use of the train. La Bestia has already claimed the lives of many migrants riding on it, and has also resulted in hundreds of injuries (including dismemberment) to those who have fallen off it. In an...
  • Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia (Is it Re-Reset Button time already?)

    07/21/2014 8:06:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/21/14 | Ken Thomas - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down last week over Ukraine. Clinton said in a Facebook chat from the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, that tougher sanctions would make clear to Russian President Vladimir Putin "that there is a price to pay for this kind of behavior." The former secretary of state said she agreed with Obama's comments earlier Monday urging "immediate and full access"...
  • White House Reports Drop in Minors Crossing Border

    07/21/2014 8:05:53 PM PDT · by bd476 · 37 replies
    AP and ABC News ^ | July 21, 2014
    White House Reports Drop in Minors Crossing Border Associated Press and ABC News WASHINGTON — Jul 21, 2014, 9:02 PM ET The White House says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is dropping significantly. White House press secretary Josh Earnest says about 150 children daily — on average — were apprehended along the Rio Grande border in the first two weeks of July. He says that's down from an average of 355 per day in June ...
  • Non-Pilot to be New Commander of US Air Force in Pacific (And no combat experience)

    07/21/2014 8:04:26 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 59 replies
    http://tomohalloran.com ^ | July 20, 2014 | Tom Ohalloran
    The POS’s destruction of the U.S. military continues, and Congress will not do a thing to stop it. Why? Because the new commander-nominee is a woman. If a woman wants to be Commander of USAF Pacific, all she has to do is to be a career combat pilot. But Lori Robinson is not. Her nomination is rank politics — the Left’s ideology of Affirmative Action over competence and training. Instead of achievement or performance criteria, the U. S. military under Obama is making personnel decisions based on political criteria of “diversity.” ——————————————————- The latest case in point: Although all previous...
  • Obama shares support for DC statehood

    07/21/2014 7:36:21 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    President Obama said Monday that as a Washington, D.C., resident he supported statehood for the District of Columbia’s 650,000 inhabitants. "I'm in D.C., so I'm for it," Obama said Monday at a town-hall event to promote his "My Brother's Keeper" program. Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/212839-obama-supports-dc-statehood#ixzz38A2jYBPp Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook
  • H.R. 5093: Children’s Firearm Marketing Safety Act

    07/21/2014 6:51:50 PM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    govtrack.us ^ | 7/14/2014 | unknown
    To direct the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe rules prohibiting the marketing of firearms to children, and for other purposes.
  • Fidelity Investments holds big fundraiser for Barney Frank

    07/21/2014 6:46:39 PM PDT · by mgist · 19 replies
    massressistanve ^ | 2009 | NA
    Fidelity Investments holds big fundraiser for Barney Frank, raising thousands of dollars for his campaign fund. Supporting Congressman connected to financial crisis, hate crimes bill, more. May 5, 2009 US Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is probably among the most despised members of Congress these days. As Chairman of the House Banking Committee, most people have seen his arrogant, condescending manner in various television interviews over the past several months. Barney Frank's recent activities seem to range across the spectrum (and this is just his recent stuff): Financial meltdown. Frank's complicity in this country's financial crisis has become legendary. This includes...
  • The Immigration Conflagration (Obama amnesty EO for more than 12 million illegals?)

    07/21/2014 6:43:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 19, 2014 | Ronald Brownstein
    As Obama moves toward allowing millions of undocumented people to stay in the U.S., Republicans face a defining choice.Inflammatory as it's been, the debate over unaccompanied Central American children crossing the U.S. border is only the warm-up for an approaching immigration confrontation with even greater stakes. Regardless of how Congress handles his request for more border resources, President Obama is moving toward a historic—and explosive—executive order that will provide legal status to a significant number of the estimated 11.7 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. One senior White House official says that while "what's happening at the border will provide...
  • What would you say to John Boehner? Another email from nobama

    07/21/2014 6:14:54 PM PDT · by upchuck · 6 replies
    email | July 21, 2014 | Jim Messina
    Jim Messina, the Chair of Organizing for Action is ticked off. AT US!... ------------------------------------------------------------------------- No, you didn't just wake up from a bad dream. John Boehner and House leaders are actually moving forward with their plan to sue the President. Of course, it's an unbelievable waste of time and taxpayer dollars -- and when you think about what Speaker Boehner hasn't gotten done for the American people, it's even more outrageous. Name any issue you've wanted to see progress on, and you can be pretty damn sure the House hasn't done anything meaningful to move it forward. That isn't working...
  • Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings calls for end to 'public harassment' of IRS chief John Koskinen

    07/21/2014 6:13:12 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7-21-2014 | Susan Ferrechio
    Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings calls for end to 'public harassment' of IRS chief John Koskinen BY SUSAN FERRECHIO | JULY 21, 2014 | 7:21 PM The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform panel is objecting to a plan to call the Internal Revenue Service commissioner to testify for a third time in a matter of weeks, calling it “public harassment of an agency head.” Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., sent a letter Monday to Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., objecting to a decision to call Commissioner John Koskinen to testify at a hearing on Wednesday. It would be the...
  • Bill's Secret Mistress, the 'Energizer'

    07/21/2014 6:02:40 PM PDT · by kristinn · 48 replies
    The New York Post ^ | Monday, July 21, 2014 | Richard Johnson
    Bill Clinton reportedly has a buxom blond mistress who visits so often when Hillary Clinton isn’t home in Chappaqua that the former president’s Secret Service detail have given her an unofficial code name: Energizer. This is according to Ronald Kessler in “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents,” due Aug. 5 from Crown Forum. Kessler is no stranger to the controversies surrounding the Secret Service. He broke the story that Secret Service agents protecting President Obama in Cartagena, Colombia, hired prostitutes, and put the president in jeopardy. The book, portions of which I’ve obtained,...
  • Ukraine Separatists Release Bodies and Black Boxes

    07/21/2014 5:51:07 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | July 21, 2014 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN, SABRINA TAVERNISE and KEITH BRADSHERJULY
    KIEV, Ukraine — After days of obstruction, Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine reached an agreement with Malaysia on Monday, surrendering the flight recorder boxes of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner downed by a surface-to-air missile last week, and allowing the bodies of the victims to be evacuated by train. The agreement, announced by the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, in a live television broadcast, appeared to represent a significant movement to end the standoff after the crash of Flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which killed 298 people. The bodies lay for days in a wheat field in eastern...
  • New Lawsuit Accuses Tyler Perry of Engaging in Fraud With Government Officials

    07/21/2014 5:09:55 PM PDT · by kcvl · 4 replies
    The Wrap ^ | July 18, 2014 | Travis Reily
    Tyler Perry has been sued by a Georgia-based entertainment company for allegedly working unfairly with government officials while trying to transform a former military base into a movie studio. The entertainment mogul has been accused of attempting to “thwart the business opportunity” of Ubiquitous Entertainment Studios in a federal lawsuit, which also names the U.S. Department of Defense as a defendant, filed earlier this week. One of the causes of actions listed against those defendants is “intentional or negligent misrepresentation and fraud.” The complaint says a UES rep met with a government official in 2011 and first proposed the idea...
  • IRS official: Lois Lerner email trail may not be cold

    07/21/2014 5:18:23 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 21 Jul 2014 | RACHAEL BADE
    A top IRS official is now uncertain about whether backup tapes of the lost Lois Lerner emails may exist, according to testimony released by Republicans — a potentially significant plot twist in the controversy that has shaken the IRS in recent weeks. IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane, who oversees the tax-collecting agency’s document production to Congress, told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in private testimony that he’s now unsure whether all the backup tapes with correspondence from the ex-IRS official were recycled. “I don’t know if there is a backup tape with information on it...
  • Sessions to Congress: Stop Executive Amnesty or be 'Complicit' in 'Border Nullification'

    07/21/2014 4:16:42 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 4 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 21 Jul 2014, 3:14 PM PDT | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee and a key immigration hawk, took to the Senate floor on Monday afternoon to attack the efforts by President Barack Obama to grant amnesty via executive order to millions of illegal aliens. During his floor speech, Sessions endorsed a bill from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) that aims to curb the president’s executive amnesty efforts—and called on his colleagues to cosponsor it. Sessions said: Senator Cruz has a bill that would stop this presidential overreach. Sessions said. It’s very simple. It lays out that we won’t spend money providing...
  • Castro: Rick Perry ‘militarizing’ border

    07/21/2014 3:42:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 21, 2014 | Jonathan Topaz
    Texas Rep. Joaquín Castro on Monday said Gov. Rick Perry is “militarizing our border” with his reported decision to deploy state National Guard troops there. “We should be sending the Red Cross to the border not the National Guard to deal with this humanitarian crisis,” the Democratic congressman said in an email. “The children fleeing violence in Central America are seeking out border patrol agents. They are not trying to evade them. Why send soldiers to confront these kids?” Militarizing our border is the wrong response to the arrival of children,” Castro continued. “I remain hopeful that our state can...
  • Malaysia, Ukraine Rebels Reach Agreement to Allow "Safe Access" for MH17 Crash Investigators

    07/21/2014 3:32:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Mic ^ | July 21, 2014 | Jared Keller
    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak reached a deal with the leader of the pro-Russian separatists in control of the MH17 crash site to allow "safe access" for international investigators. "Under difficult and fluid circumstances, we have been discussing the problems that have occupied us all: securing vital evidence from the aircraft, launching an independent investigation, and above all recovering the remains of those who lost their lives," Razak said in a statement. "Tonight, we have established the basis of an agreement to do just that." The remains of 282 victims of the crash, currently in Torez, will be moved by...
  • Suspicious Bag Found on Metro Bus in Kent Was Police Training Aid

    07/21/2014 3:20:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    KIRO-TV ^ | Monday, July 21, 2014
    A suspicious bag found on a Metro bus in Kent that caused an hours-long road closure and an evacuation of passengers turned out to be a King County Sheriff's Office training aid. The bag was reported at 7:51 a.m. Monday on the bus at Southeast 240th Street and 104th Southeast. King County Sheriff’s Office bomb technicians responded and a robot was used to destroy the bag. The Sheriff's Office later sent out a tweet apologizing to the drivers and businesses on Kent's East Hill who were impacted by the incident, saying their training aid was at fault. Southeast 24oth Street...
  • Ex-Wife of Alleged Klansman Cop: Boss Made Us Join the KKK

    07/21/2014 1:59:52 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 8 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 21 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    The weird story of the Florida police station with two Klansmen officers just took a weirder-er turn: the ex-wife of one of the officers accused of joining the Ku Klux Klan has turned around, saying his former boss actually told him to go undercover in the first place. Ann Hunnewell, the ex-wife of Officer George Hunnewell, was working as a secretary at the Fruitland Park Police Department when her boss approached her and her husband with an unusual assignment: as she told the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, he wanted the two of them to infiltrate the local Klan to...
  • Transcript: Retired Border Patrol Officer Zach Taylor explains surge of illegals on U.S. border

    07/21/2014 12:53:04 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 68 replies
    YouTube ^ | 07/19/2014
    This is a chilling interview with Retired Border Patrol Officer Zach Taylor about the surge of illegals coming across the U.S. border right now. If you haven't watched the interview, read this transcript: My name is Zach Taylor. I'm a retired Border Patrol officer. My main job was understanding and having intelligence capabilities about drug smuggling across the U.S. border and human smuggling across the U.S. border to bring contraband and people into the United States. That's what I did for twenty-six years. National security is a component of the immigration laws and the reason that immigration officers exist. Because...