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  • Hillary Clinton Rips Into Dick Cheney For Obama Criticism

    07/29/2014 6:31:28 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    BI ^ | 7-29-2014 | Colin Campbell
    July 29, 2014 Colin Campbell Hillary Clinton isn't a fan of Vice President Dick Cheney's scathing June op-ed on President Barack Obama's foreign policy, which declared, "Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much." Clinton, a leading potential presidential contender in 2016, told Fusion host Jorge Ramos that Cheney had a far worse record. "He should have been talking about himself, shouldn't he?" Clinton said of Cheney, according to an interview segment published online Monday evening. In his op-ed, Cheney harshly criticized Obama's approach to the military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, claiming Obama was more focused...
  • Ted Cruz Is Smart, So What?

    07/29/2014 6:30:40 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 29, 2014 4:00 AM | Ian Tuttle
    In the first volume of his magnificent three-tome biography of Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Morris recounts the story of writer Owen Wister’s visit to the Roosevelt White House. Wister, a Harvard classmate of the president, “has lent [Roosevelt] a book shortly before a full evening’s entertainment at the White House, and been astonished to hear a complete review of it over breakfast. ‘Somewhere between six one evening and eight-thirty the next morning, beside his dressing and his dinner and his guests and his sleep, he had read a volume of three-hundred-and-odd pages, and missed nothing of significance.’”For those unconvinced of Teddy’s...
  • Thousands attend EID prayer at Toyota Park (Chicago Metro)

    07/29/2014 6:21:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Southtown - Chicago ^ | July 28, 2014 8:00PM | NICK SWEDBERG
    Thousands attend EID prayer at Toyota Park BY NICK SWEDBERG Correspondent Updated: July 29, 2014 2:08AM Thousands of Muslims filled the field at Bridgeview’s Toyota Park Monday morning for an unusually somber Eid prayer ceremony in the light of heightened hostilities between Israel and Gaza. Volunteers collected signatures for the 5,000 postcards brought to the event. They intend to mail them to President Obama over the latest deaths in recent violence between Israelis and Palestinians. The postcards, which 10 chapters of the American Muslims for Palestine across the country distributed Monday, demand that the White House intervene in the fighting...
  • U.S. Says Russia Tested Cruise Missile, Violating Treaty [Obama Huffs and Puffs]

    07/29/2014 6:18:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 7/28/14
    The United States has concluded that Russia violated a landmark arms control treaty by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile, according to senior American officials, a finding that was conveyed by President Obama to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in a letter on Monday.
  • Obama Nominates “Religious Freedom” Ambassador Who Called Protecting Hobby Lobby “Deeply Troubling”

    07/29/2014 6:13:56 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    Life New ^ | 7/28/14 | Steven Ertelt
    President Barack Obama has nominated a new “Religious Freedom Ambassador,” but his nominee opposes protecting the religious freedoms of the owners of Hobby Lobby, who don’t want to be forced to pay for drugs for their employees that cause abortions.Obama announced that he will nominate Rabbi David Nathan Saperstein as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom at the State Department. Saperstein is a longtime pro-abortion advocate whose group has opposed pro-life legislation.“I am grateful that Rabbi Saperstein has chosen to dedicate his talent to serving the American people at this important time for our country. I look forward to...
  • Summer camp disparities widen achievement gap

    07/29/2014 6:07:41 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 07/28/2014 05 | Sharon Noguchi
    In the summer, some affluent kids shoot hoops at a $69 two-hour basketball session with the Harlem Globetrotters, ride Arabian horses for $525 a week or visit Costa Rica for a $3,500 two-week study of sea turtles.
  • Time for Another DON'T GO MOVEMENT- CALL DC!

    07/29/2014 6:05:09 AM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 5 replies
    7/29/14 | eeevil conservative
    According to sources we trust, Obama is planning to sign 5 to 9 million illegal aliens full amnesty. His plan is to do this while Congress is on vacation, this session ends on Friday. My sources tell me that House GOP members are meeting right now about this. Let's help Sessions out and melt those lines-- ALL WEEK! NO WHITE FLAGS!
  • UKRAINE: Terrorists kidnapped & beat CNN journalist Anton Skibu for Facebook post

    07/29/2014 6:01:16 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 8 replies
    Censor.net ^ | 29.07.14 13:52
    According to Skiba, terrorists was focusing on Facebook and they searched for him. "They had me orienteering printed. They were looking for me specifically because of the post to Facebook. There was a post about that for bombing to be over, not necessarily ATO bombing. A paste up of leaflets in Donetsk with text, that for every minister and all partiesare declared outside the law by DNR - a reward of 20 thousand euros. This was the main reason for the accusation that I had proposed for the head Minister of the DND 20 thousand euros. This was the main...
  • Sen. Lamar Alexander’s Polling Shows a 30-Point Primary Advantage (like Eric Cantor!)

    07/29/2014 5:53:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    blogs.wsj.com ^ | 7/28/14 | Reid Epstein
    Sen. Lamar Alexander‘s polling shows him with a 30-percentage point lead over tea-party challenger Joe Carr in Tennessee’s Republican Senate primary, according to a polling memo prepared for the two-term incumbent’s campaign. The poll, conducted by Republican pollster Whit Ayres from July 20-22 ahead of the state’s Aug. 7 primary, found Mr. Alexander leading Mr. Carr 53% to 21%. Mr. Ayres wrote that despite attacks against Mr. Alexander from Mr. Carr and longshot challenger George Flinn, Mr. Alexander’s stature among Tennessee GOP voters has remained stable. “The fundamentals remain the same,” Mr. Ayres wrote in a memo for the campaign,...
  • U.S. social media asks: Who is that woman in black?

    07/29/2014 5:51:21 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 17 replies
    'A quiet woman wearing a flowing, black dress and mysteriously strolling along busy highways in parts of the U.S. Southeast and Midwest has the curious wondering who she is and spurred a social media site to document her trek. She has been dubbed the "Woman in Black," by TV stations, police and followers on the Web, including those on a Facebook page where she has been tracked on a nearly 500-mile journey with a black bag and walking stick in hand that has taken her from Ranger, Georgia, to Athens, Ohio, since July 18. "If you meet this woman, please,...
  • Sen. Lamar Alexander says he works across aisle to get things done

    07/29/2014 5:49:34 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    timesfreepress.com ^ | 7/29/14 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE — Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander told cheering supporters Monday that he learned as governor he sometimes had to work with Democrats to get things done for Tennessee and has found it necessary sometimes in Washington to do the same. "If I stood up before you today and said I by myself brought in the auto industry, and I by myself paid teachers more for teaching well and built the best road system, I wouldn't be telling you the truth either because I had to work with other people to do it," the two-term senator told some 150 or...
  • Origins of Mysterious World Trade Center Ship Revealed

    07/29/2014 5:49:18 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 9 replies
    Yahoo UK News ^ | 29th July 2014 | Megan Gannon
    'In July 2010, amid the gargantuan rebuilding effort at the site of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, construction workers halted the backhoes when they uncovered something unexpected just south of where the Twin Towers once stood. At 22 feet (6.7 meters) below today's street level, in a pit that would become an underground security and parking complex, excavators found the mangled skeleton of a long-forgotten wooden ship. Now, a new report finds that tree rings in those waterlogged ribs show the vessel was likely built in 1773, or soon after, in a small shipyard near Philadelphia. What's more,...
  • Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett collaborate in New York

    07/29/2014 5:49:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Splash News ^ | 7/29/14
    The pair were at the Lincoln Center in New York for a live concert dubbed “Cheek To Cheek”. The on stage performance comes after the duo have spent the past two years recording a jazz album which is due to be released this year. Arriving hand-in-hand the pair looked to be good friends. After all this isn’t the first time the two musicians have collaborated, since getting together back in 2011 for The Lady is a Tramp single....
  • President Obama’s competence problem is worse than it looks (Cillizza at WaPo turns on O)

    07/29/2014 5:47:47 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
    WaPo ^ | Chris Cillizza
    You can understand President Obama's current political problems -- and how those problems could make things very tough for his party in this fall's midterm election -- in a single word. And that word is "competence". Obama was elected in 2008 on a stated promise that he would restore competence to government. He pitched himself as the antidote to "Heck of a job, Brownie" and the Bush years, the person who would always put the most qualified candidate in every job in his Administration. That the basic functioning of government would never be in question. Almost six years on from...
  • Ebola outbreak: Is it time to test experimental vaccines?

    07/29/2014 5:46:41 AM PDT · by EBH · 18 replies
    CNN Health ^ | 7/29/2014 | By Meera Senthilingam
    Ebola virus disease is sweeping across West Africa in the largest outbreak of the virus to date. Mortality rates are currently at 60% in a disease where up to 90% of infected people can die. But despite this lethality there remain no licensed treatments or vaccines available, nearly 40 years after the disease was first discovered. In March, Ebola was reported for the first time in Guinea, West Africa, in districts that border neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone. This proximity meant that unlike previous outbreaks in other parts of Africa, the usually remote Ebola virus had the opportunity to cross...
  • U.S. Chamber of Cronyism

    07/29/2014 5:45:30 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    According to news reports, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans to support Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in the Louisiana Senate race. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)This is the same group that said it was going to spend $50 million against conservatives in primaries to elect more Republicans. That was a huge lie. The U.S. Chamber doesn't care about electing Republicans. It just wants more big government politicians who will force taxpayers to pay for their corporate bailouts and corporate welfare programs. THE GOP RESPONSE? ... NOTHING The Chamber's support for Mary Landrieu isn't what's so surprising. It's the lack of any meaningful...
  • Georgia Democratic Senate candidate’s leaked campaign memo: She sort of funded Hamas.

    07/29/2014 5:43:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2014 | AllahPundit
    Wish I could take credit for that headline but it’s Aaron Gardner’s. Here’s a nice scoop for Eliana Johnson, who somehow got hold of an early memo prepared by Michelle Nunn’s Senate campaign in Georgia after they stupidly posted it online briefly last winter. Of the many gems within, my second-favorite is the one emphasizing “rural” photo ops to show Georgians that Nunn is one of them. She’s a creature of the Beltway since birth, having grown up in Maryland while her dad Sam served in the Senate, but it’s important when trying to inherit a Senate seat as...
  • Break up the states! The case for the United Statelets of America

    07/29/2014 5:43:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Salon ^ | July 28, 2014 | Michael Lind
    A ballot initiative that would support breaking California into six smaller and more coherent states is being backed by Timothy Draper, a tech investor. It’s a great idea. But why stop with California? Breaking up all of the too-large states would increase both the accountability and efficiency of the U.S. government. America’s state governments are too big to be democratic and too small to be efficient. Given an adequate tax base, public services like public schools and hospitals, utilities and first responders are best carried out by cities and counties. Most infrastructure is either local or regional or national. Civil...
  • Revealed: IRS and State Department conspired in targeting pro-Israel group

    07/29/2014 5:38:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/29/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The IRS scandal has just gained another dimension, and it is more than a "smidgen." Emails uncovered by the House Ways and Means Committee show that the State Department was involved in the IRS’s attempt to deny tax-exempt status to Z-Street, the pro-Israel organization founded and run by AT contributor Lori Lowenthal Marcus, based on Z-Street’s pro-Israel positions that conflicted with Obama administration policy. This is known as “viewpoint discrimination,” and is strictly illegal.The Wall Street Journal explains what has been uncovered:  …emails uncovered by the House Ways and Means Committee show that the IRS and State Department were conferring...
  • Do Corporations Rule America?

    07/29/2014 5:34:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/29/2014 | Christopher Chantrill
    I suppose it's natural that the average American believes that the Crash of 2008 was caused by greedy bankers and that the problem with health insurance is insurance company profits. After all, most Americans work for big companies, and they know that at any moment corporate security could appear at their cubicle to escort them to the exit. Employees know the power their bosses have over them; why shouldn't the bosses have the same power to work their will over politicians? Not only that, but politicians pose as the worker's friend. We'll protect you from the ravishings of your lascivious...
  • Government Is Destroying our Standard of Living

    07/29/2014 5:31:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/29/2014 | Monty Pelerin
    Finally, the change in net worth has made the mainstream media. The statistics, as reported in the NY Times, are horrific, as are the implications for the future of the country. Net worth may be the best single measure of a country's well-being. Median net worth is a reasonable marker for the standard of living. Medians (or averages) are not good measures to capture what is happening at the lowest or highest ends. (More about that below.) In the simplest terms, net worth is the value of a person's assets minus his liabilities. If this measure is growing, a person...
  • RNC to Discuss Mississippi Radio Ads - Members only discussion set for Chicago meeting

    07/29/2014 5:26:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 29, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    The Republican National Committee will take up the explosive subject of the race-card playing radio ads in the Mississippi Senate GOP run-off election between Senator Thad Cochran and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel. The RNC is scheduled to hold its summer meeting in Chicago August 6-9 at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The discussion, according to an RNC source, will occur on the morning of August 7 — behind closed doors — at the “Members Only” breakfast that runs between 8:00-9:30. There is no word whether RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, under pressure to investigate the ads, will then comment...
  • Gazans to declare unilateral 3-day ceasefire

    07/29/2014 5:15:05 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 47 replies
    timesofisrael ^ | 07-29-14 | Staff
    According to senior PLO executive committee member Yasser Abed Rabbo, the Palestinians will declare a unilateral 72-hour ceasefire shortly.
  • Senior Kosovo figures face prosecution for crimes against humanity

    07/29/2014 5:07:15 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Tuesday 29 July 2014 09.42 BST | Julian Borger
    Leading political figures in Kosovo face indictment by a special EU court for crimes against humanity, including killings, abductions, sexual violence and other abuses of Serb and Roma minorities, according to the chief prosecutor leading a three-year special investigation. The threat of indictments comes in a progress report published on Tuesday morning in Brussels by Clint Williamson, an American prosecutor appointed by the EU in 2011 to investigate ethnic cleansing committed in Kosovo since the 1999 Nato intervention ended the conflict there. Williamson describes the suspects as "senior officials of the former Kosovo Liberation Army" (KLA), which fought against the...
  • Court Rules in Favor of Ground Zero Cross, Rejects Atheists' Appeal

    07/29/2014 5:04:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the 17-foot cross beam salvaged from the wreckage of Twin Towers will remain in the National 9/11 Museum, despite the very best efforts of American Atheists Inc. In “American Atheists v. Port Authority of New Jersey and New York” the group asserted that the artifact's positioning in the museum towered "over any other symbols in the vicinity, expressing Christian primacy." It charged that the Latin cross's dominance violated the First Amendment Establishment Clause and the 14th Amendment Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution. The judges found, however, that the...
  • End Torture, Shut Down the CIA

    07/29/2014 4:57:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ron Paul
    Remember back in April, 2007, when then-CIA director George Tenet appeared on 60 Minutes, angrily telling the program host, "we don't torture people"? Remember a few months later, in October, President George W. Bush saying, "this government does not torture people"? We knew then it was not true because we had already seen the photos of Iraqis tortured at Abu Ghraib prison four years earlier. Still the US administration denied that torture was torture, preferring to call it "enhanced interrogation" and claiming that it had disrupted so many terrorist plots. Of course, we later found out that the CIA...
  • Rocket Ignites Blaze Near Tripoli Airport, Libya in Chaos

    07/29/2014 4:53:18 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 30 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 28, 2014 | Patrick Markey
    A rocket hit a fuel storage tank in a chaotic battle for Tripoli airport that has all but closed off international flights to Libya, leaving fire-fighters struggling to extinguish a giant conflagration. Foreign governments have looked on powerless as anarchy sweeps across the North African oil producer, three years after NATO bombardment helped topple dictator Muammar Gaddafi. They have urged nationals to leave Libya and have pulled diplomats out after two weeks of clashes among rival factions killed nearly 160 people in Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi.
  • 'Putin is a thug and a liar': British diplomat tears into Russian President as EU tightens ...

    07/29/2014 4:52:52 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 29, 2014 | MATT CHORLEY, MAILONLINE POLITICAL EDITOR
    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has been branded a ‘thug’ and a ‘liar’ by one of Britain’s top diplomats as the European Union prepares to tighten the stranglehold on the Kremlin’s cronies. Sir Peter Westmacott, the UK ambassador to the US, said Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine was starting to look like ‘the wrong call’ and the West’s firm response to the downing of Malaysian Airlines plane was starting to have an impact. David Cameron will meet families of British victims of the atrocity today, as he warns Russia has failed to stem the flow of weapons across the border to Ukraine...
  • Court Says 'Shoot It Out': Eugene Robinson's Twisted Take on DC Ruling Upholding 2nd Amendment

    07/29/2014 4:44:59 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Everyone knows how safe the streets of Washington, DC are [where as of 2010 violent crime was three times the national average], and how DC criminals scrupulously respect the District's very restrictive gun-control laws. So of course the last thing you would want is to permit law-abiding citizens to exercise their Constitutional rights to keep and bear arms. Why, that would only lead to the Gunfight at the DC Corral. No, better to keep all the guns in the hands of criminals. Such seems to be Eugene Robinson's logic. On today's Morning Joe, the Washington Post columnist bemoaned a federal...
  • Candidly Speaking: Obama is abandoning Israel

    07/29/2014 4:41:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/27/2014 | ISI LEIBLER
    The media behaved unconscionably in failing to highlight the fact that most of the civilian casualties in Gaza were incurred because Hamas had ordered women and children to ignore Israeli early warnings to evacuate. In the midst of a bitter war – one that Israel sought to avoid – the statements and initiatives from US President Barack Obama and his inept secretary of state, John Kerry, have convinced Hamas that if they maintain their campaign of terror against Israel and the civilians of Gaza, the international community will intervene on their behalf. From Israel’s vantage point, despite the continuing tragic...
  • Promoting ‘Proportionality’ in the Service of Genocide

    07/29/2014 4:37:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 29, 2014 | Kenneth Levin
    Once again, in warfare between Israel and its neighbors, Israel’s critics note the many more dead and wounded among the Jewish state’s adversaries than among Israelis and attack Israel for disproportionate use of force. While photos of dead and wounded civilians, or of non-combatants desperately fleeing fighting around their homes, should elicit everyone’s sympathy, the translating of that sympathy into a “proportionality” argument with which to beat Israel is less an expression of humane sensitivity to the plight of innocent victims than a display of sanctimonious depravity. International law includes a concept of proportionality as it applies to warfare. Intentionally...
  • Are the Hamptons the Next Sanctuary City?

    07/29/2014 4:37:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Scottie Hughes
    Looks like President Obama snuck 760 illegal immigrants into the State of Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam and local elected officials are now wondering: ‘what are we supposed to do with them?’ On Friday, these children landed in the Volunteer State. The governor, however, is claiming no one in his office was even told they were coming and that he learned only after seeing a notice on the Health and Human Services website. This came even after Gov. Haslam had asked the White House to alert him prior to sending to his state any of the estimated 90,000 illegal children who...
  • Refrigerator magnets: New theory predicts magnets may act as wireless cooling agents.

    07/29/2014 4:34:39 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    MIT News Office ^ | 7/28/14 | Jennifer Chu
    The magnets cluttering the face of your refrigerator may one day be used as cooling agents, according to a new theory formulated by MIT researchers. The theory describes the motion of magnons — quasi-particles in magnets that are collective rotations of magnetic moments, or “spins.” In addition to the magnetic moments, magnons also conduct heat; from their equations, the MIT researchers found that when exposed to a magnetic field gradient, magnons may be driven to move from one end of a magnet to another, carrying heat with them and producing a cooling effect. “You can pump heat from one side...
  • U.S. TROOPS JOIN IN OUTSKIRTS OF COUTANCES; RUSSIANS TAKE BREST-LITOVSK AND PRZEMYSL (7/29/44)

    07/29/2014 4:32:16 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 14 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/29/44 | E.C. Daniel, W.H. Lawrence, David Anderson, George Axelsson, Sidney Shalett, George Horne, more
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  • Servicemen of 51th brigade, who recently crossed the Russian border, are back and in custody

    07/29/2014 4:30:35 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 4 replies
    UNIAN (Russian) ^ | 07/29/2014
    Servicemen of the 51th mechanized infantry brigade, who crossed the Russian border, have been returned to Ukraine. They are suspected in desertion. Sources say, their mobiles have been taken away and the servicemen themselves are kept in custody. A correspondent of a Ukrainian TV channel Roman Bochkala posted it on Facebook. “Tomorrow evening all the 41 people were taken to the military base A1978. Now the prosecutor’s people are questioning them and conducting other investigation procedures. The guys are suspected in desertion. There haven’t been any mentions of the “Treason” article as yet” – he pointed out. “I don’t know...
  • UKRAINE: The militants have blocked civilians, children are used as a "human shield"

    07/29/2014 4:23:08 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 7 replies
    zn,ua ^ | 29 July 13:52
    Gunmen blocked the railroad and trains with people wishing to leave the city, unable to travel. Terrorists did not allow civilians to leave the Lugansk. The representative of the NATIONAL information-analytical center Andrei Lysenko. "The humanitarian corridors, they generally are not. If before we were able to even arrange additional trains in Lugansk and from there to Kiev, then now they completely blocked the railroad or train is unable to travel, although people want to leave the city, "said Lysenko. "There is information that the militants were not simply collect people they have used children as human shields to...
  • “The Canterville Ghost,” “Shadows in the Night” (Movie Reviews-7/29/44)

    07/29/2014 4:22:11 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 6 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/29/44 | Bosley Crowther, P.P.K
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  • Eleanor Holmes Norton: 'You don't have a right to know' what's going on at the White House

    07/29/2014 4:20:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7-29-2014 | Rick Moran
    Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Washington, D.C.'s non voting delegate to Congress, has a novel definition of the separation of powers. Becoming exasperated at House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa's insistence that a subpoena to David Simas, director of the administration's Office of Political Strategy, should go forward, Holmes Norton dressed down Issa by claiming the Oversight Committee, which oversees the executive branch, didn't have the right to investigate the White House. Washington Examiner: "You don't have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government," Norton...
  • 8 Times Kerry Betrayed Israel

    07/29/2014 4:18:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Secretary of State John Kerry has long been considered an integral part of President Obama’s foreign policy team. And for just as long, he has been an anti-Israel advocate par excellence, an opponent of the Jewish State’s right to defend itself, a man dedicated to pressuring our only ally in the Middle East to concede to terror.
  • UKRAINE: Russian soldiers continue to boast about Ukraine mortar attacks in social networks

    07/29/2014 4:06:51 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 3 replies
    www.5.ua ^ | 29 July 2014, 13: 23
    Russian soldiers continue to boast about in social networks mortar attacks on Ukrainian territory The Russian military did not even hide that lead to open hostilities against Ukraine. Yes, social networks have new photos, which are seen as fighters of the Federation charged installation "Grad", with the caption: "Mortared in Ukraine." Also found another few pages, where soldiers of the Russian army they write that their carrying on the border with Ukraine for warfare. They show official documents with the names of the parts to which they are assigned. Mostly it is Rostov oblast.
  • PM of Australia Reganesque politician?

    07/29/2014 4:04:30 AM PDT · by se99tp
    CCD Report ^ | July 27, 2014 | B.G.
    Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbot said words, which convey truth that was until that day rejected in West and censored in East. Like Reagan over thirty years ago, Prime Minister Abbott reminded about the boundary between the good and evil in a public life:...
  • China's navy no longer so inferior to Japan's, experts say

    07/29/2014 3:54:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Sunday, 27 July, 2014
    China's loss of the first Sino-Japanese war has been attributed to a disorganised navy. Although the northern fleet equalled, some say exceeded, the Meiji navy in terms of firepower, it was annihilated because it lacked coordination among its military units. Today while Japan's navy may have a qualitative advantage over China's, the People's Liberation Army is catching up, analysts say. In sheer manpower, China has the upper hand, with Beijing putting the PLA Navy's strength at 235,000, or more than five times the number in the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force. But the Japanese navy has being training with modern warfare...
  • UKRAINE: Antiterrorist operation. SUMMARY FOR 07/28/14 [MAP]

    07/29/2014 3:33:41 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 2 replies
    informnapalm.org ^ | July 29, 2014
    ANTI-TERRORIST OPERATION. SUMMARY for 28.07.14 (With a map on the site. dissemination is welcome) Last night, was shot at by terrorists pro-Russian city Debaltseve. Despite attempts to retake the city from fire fighters could not. As well as PopasnuĂ», which actively began to spread rumors about a return to armed gangs. This information knowingly used by Zello channels of terrorists and in social networks for circulating misinformation. In addition, at night were attempts to attack Ukrainian troops in Shahtersk, which also failed. In the morning, 28 July, continued offensive power ATO on the lines explained in the summary for July...
  • Police charge 2 men in fatal Philly carjacking

    07/29/2014 3:24:38 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 32 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 12 hours ago | Associated Press By MARYCLAIRE DALE
    Two men who carjacked a woman and sexually assaulted her in her SUV before plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, were charged with murder on Monday, police said. Jonathan Rosa and Cornelius Crawford were each charged with three counts of felony murder and other crimes, police announced at a news conference. Police said they believe Rosa, 19, and Crawford, 23, forced a real estate agent into her sport utility vehicle on Friday, then took off at high speed. The three children, killed by the SUV crash about 15 minutes later, were siblings who...
  • 5 Obvious Principles of Human Nature That Baffle Liberals

    07/29/2014 2:21:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7-29-2014 | John Hawkins
    Liberals are forever struggling to understand the basic tenets of human nature that most other people just take for granted. You’d think they would have picked something up from the death throes of the Soviet Union, Greece, or Detroit, but as Talleyrand might say, “They have learned nothing, and forgotten nothing.” Whether that’s some sort of genetic defect liberals are born with, ignorance, or just willful blindness is hard to say, but the results are the same in any case. Since it’s easier for light to escape a black hole than it is for a liberal to entertain a new...
  • Ukrainian SBU (Security Service) stops stealing jet fuel from a military base

    07/29/2014 2:15:59 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 7 replies
    The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has laid bare and stopped stealing of airplane fuel by two servicemen who served in a military base in Zhitomirskaya oblast’ [Zhitomir province]. We have the evidence that the officers (one of whom was responsible for planes’ combat readiness) accumulated unaccounted fuel by compromising quality of service procedures carried out on planes which have been performing combat missions. Then they trucked the fuel away of the base and sold it. The criminals were arrested by SBU agents while trying to take 500 liters of the fuel away from the military base. The military prosecutor’s office...
  • Michelle Nunn: A Consultant’s Golem Coming for the Jews

    07/29/2014 2:11:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | July 29, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    A golem is a being of inanimate material magically given anthropomorphic abilities. Back when I was a political consultant I would tell candidates that they were lumps of clay to be molded. In a memo discovered by National Review, Michelle Nunn has all the makings of not being her own woman, but rather being a consultant’s golem. Not only a golem, but one whose organization is related to funding for Hamas and now wants Jews to fund her political ambition. The campaign email is filled with great stereotypes. Nunn’s campaign wants gays, Asians, and Jews to fund it, but wants...
  • Dozens die as fighting intensifies in Gaza; children killed at refugee camp

    07/29/2014 12:33:42 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ralph Ellis, Sara Sidner, Karl Penhaul and Ian Lee,
    Despite calls for a new cease-fire, fighting intensified in Gaza on Monday and Tuesday morning, with Palestinians saying more than two dozen people died as rockets or mortars struck a refugee camp, a hospital and the center of Gaza City.
  • Project Vigil: D-Day 2014, The saluting boy on Omaha beach

    07/29/2014 12:15:41 AM PDT · by South40 · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 21 July 2014 | Project Vigil
    Project Vigil: D-Day 2014, The saluting boy on Omaha beach
  • AG Roy Cooper Says Federal Decision in VA Could Clear Way for Gay Marriage in North Carolina

    07/28/2014 11:52:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    A federal appeals court panel on Monday struck down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage, and that decision could have major political and legal implications for North Carolina. The three-judge panel on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes North Carolina, declared that Virginia’s laws placed an unconstitutional limit on the right to marry. N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper thinks Monday’s decision will undo North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriages, and he has no plans to intervene. Cooper said that it now would be “futile” to continue defending North Carolina’s ban against challenges from within the state. Four cases...