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  • CNN's Henderson Sees GOPers 'Saying Outrageous Things,' Lauds Obama 'Political Genius'

    07/28/2015 7:53:34 PM PDT · by Cheerio
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | July 28, 2015 | Brad Wilmouth
    In the past couple of days, CNN senior political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson has been noticeably sour toward some GOP presidential candidates, asserting that they are "saying outrageous things," and even admitting to having a "visceral reaction" to Mike Huckabee's criticism of the Obama nuclear deal with Iran. By contrast, the CNN reporter just yesterday effused over the "political genius" of President Barack Obama using a press conference to criticize members of the Republican presidential field. On Tuesday morning's CNN Newsroom, as she set up a question for Henderson, host Carol Costello asserted that Republicans are trying to "out-Trump" each other...
  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    07/28/2015 5:48:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2015 8:07 PM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. For American consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for several years, an unfamiliar sight has emerged in many corners of the economy: Inflation is ticking up. The price increases remain modest. And in many cases, they’re canceled out by price declines for other items that are keeping overall inflation historically low. Yet the stepped-up price tags for a range of consumer items are the largest since the Great Recession ended six years ago. They actually reflect a...
  • Yesterday's Communist, Today's Progressive

    07/28/2015 5:00:34 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 7 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 07/28/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    The new American morning shadowed with trepidation; what new crisis will emerge wholly created by this administration that pits one group of Americans against each other? New morals, values, laws and rights are established at the benefit of a few to the detriment of the majority. All the while this is happening we meaninglessly drift away from the norms established in the past as our own history fades away from popular discourse. In the blink of an eye, or in a generation, society itself unravels as it seems today to have lost the ability to retain the qualities that once...
  • Jon Stewart’s secret White House visits

    07/28/2015 5:11:29 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 7.28.15 | Darren Samuelsohn
    Jon Stewart slipped unnoticed into the White House in the midst of the October 2011 budget fight, summoned to an Oval Office coffee with President Barack Obama.... In February 2014, Obama again requested Stewart make the trip from Manhattan to the White House, this time for a midmorning visit hours before the president would go before television cameras to warn Russia that “there will be costs” if it made any further military intervention in Ukraine.... Top Obama aides David Axelrod and Austan Goolsbee knew Stewart’s voice mattered and made sure to field calls and emails from the host and “Daily...
  • Obama DOJ to Investigate…the Center for Medical Progress

    07/28/2015 4:45:51 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 16 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 7/27/15 | Matthew Archbold
    Videos by the Center for Medical Progress clearly shows top officials from Planned Parenthood discussing selling human body parts for profit, performing partial birth abortions, and discussing the destruction of the unborn in the most reprehensible and inhumane ways. So, of course, the Obama administration has decided to investigate...the Center for Medical Progress. Politico reports: While congressional committees investigate Planned Parenthood’s practices, the Justice Department agreed to look into whether the group that released the sting videos obtained the footage legally. In response to a request by House Democrats, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday afternoon that Justice would “review...
  • VIDEO: Obama goes out of his way to thank Planned Parenthood during height of baby parts scandal

    07/28/2015 4:31:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | July 28, 2015 | Jill Stanek
    President Obama has a long-standing, super close relationship with Planned Parenthood, most clearly exemplified by his willingness in 2011 to shut down the federal government rather than allow the abortion giant to be defunded. Obama hasn’t stopped with his own turf. He has also blocked state efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. The quid pro quo is obvious: Planned Parenthood spends an inordinate amount of money and engages its vast grassroots network to get pro-abortion candidates elected; then they as pro-abortion legislators hand money back to Planned Parenthood, the most recent example being the Obamacare funding stream. The symbiotic relationship between...
  • Trumped-Up Charges: Where is the Righteous Outrage?

    07/28/2015 3:29:39 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 16 replies
    The American Report ^ | July 28, 2015 | William Michael
    Summary: The media attack Donald Trump for telling the truth about America’s problems. Yet they ignore the outrageous and tragic scandals of Obama and Hillary, including their embrace of Islamic terrorists, use of IRS against political enemies, and decimation of the American economy. THE TIME FOR CITIZENS TO SPEAK UP IS NOW! Over the last few weeks, the bought-and-paid-for media have been presenting Donald Trump and his outspoken, truthful comments as outrageous. These “Trumped-up” charges are ridiculous. All the Donald has done is point out what mostly everyone knows: Emperor Barack has no clothes. (Spare us the thought.) Indeed, Trump...
  • EXPOSED: Iran Can Cancel Nuke Deal At Any Time With Just 35 Days Notice

    07/28/2015 2:43:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 7/27/15 | Pat Dollard/Infidel Alie?
    Excerpted from The Hill: Last Tuesday, a 159-page PDF of the Iran nuclear agreement dropped into my inbox. Scrolling down to page 19, I checked out Paragraph 36. I suggest you do the same. Plenty of provisions in the Vienna agreement will get attention in the coming weeks, but Paragraph 36 may be the most important of all. Paragraph 36 tells us when and how the agreement might end. Both friend and foe have touted this deal as “historic” and promised (or moaned) that its provisions will stay in place for the long term. But in practice, this is not...
  • Kuwaiti Officials in U.S. to Help Free Gitmo Captive Denied Release by Obama’s Parole Board

    07/28/2015 2:03:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 28, 2015
    Will the U.S. cave into an Arab nation’s pressure—witnessed firsthand by Judicial Watch—to release a senior Al Qaeda operative and Osama bin Laden advisor who has already been refused discharge by President Obama’s special Guantanamo parole board? The terrorist is a Kuwaiti national named Faez Mohammed Ahmed al-Kandari and he’s been a prisoner at the U.S. military compound in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba since 2002. His Department of Defense (DOD) file says he has a history of participating in violent militant Islamic activities, poses a high-risk threat to the United States, has numerous connections to senior Al Qaeda members and was...
  • Illegal Alien charged with murder and attempted rape in Cleveland area

    07/28/2015 12:19:01 PM PDT · by E Rocc · 51 replies
    WEWS TV Cleveland ^ | July 28, 2015 | Newsnet5
    "Razo admitted to being in the U.S. illegally and deputies called the U.S. Border Patrol, the report states, but the agency decided not to respond to take Razo into custody."
  • Ted Cruz invites Obama to debate Iran deal ‘at any time and place of his choosing’

    07/28/2015 12:05:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has invited President Obama to a debate on the merits of the Iran nuclear deal, also saying Mr. Obama could send Secretary of State John Kerry as a proxy if the president is unwilling to show up. “Since he’s not willing to discuss the substance, I’ll make an invitation right here tonight, which is I will invite President Obama, at any time and place of his choosing, to debate the substance of the Iran deal,” Mr. Cruz said on Monday’s”Hannity” program on Fox News. “Let’s do it in front of the American people anytime in...
  • Obama Says ‘I Could Win’ 3rd Term as President

    07/28/2015 10:56:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | Peter Baker
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — President Obama asserted on Tuesday that he could win a third term if allowed by the Constitution, but said he was looking forward to life after the presidency, when he will be able to take a walk and spend more time with his family. As he wrapped up what may be his final trip to Africa while in office, Mr. Obama took aim at some of the continent’s gerontocracy and called on long-entrenched leaders to step down, declaring that “nobody should be president for life.” But it led to an off-the-cuff riff about his own improved...
  • IRS Targeting of Conservatives Blamed on “Inadequate Funding” [semi-satire]

    07/28/2015 10:22:49 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 July 2015 | John Semmens
    In addition to harassing conservative activist groups it also was discovered that the IRS has been using these groups’ donor lists to select which taxpayers will be subjected to audits. President Obama blamed the Republican Congress for this outcome, saying that “if they weren’t so stingy with the agency’s budget this might not have had to happen. Ideally, the IRS should audit everybody’s tax returns, but this would require more employees and a bigger budget. Faced with the necessity to limit the number of returns it audits, the IRS made a reasonable decision to narrow the scope of its efforts.”...
  • Don’t worry about ‘Climate Security’, Global warming gang’s got you covered

    07/28/2015 9:06:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/28/15 | Judi McLeod
    Sun gleaming off radical jihadist's AK-47 is a real threat... A friend sends the heads up to be on the alert for a new term being put into use by the busy as beavers climate change fraudsters: The newly minted term du jour is: ‘Climate Security’. (Financial Times, July 27, 2015) It would help more than anything if the global warming/climate change shysters could get the masses to believe that that they need protection from the weather and that they are the only ones that can provide it. As the weather guy warns every summer: ‘Don’t go out there, you...
  • White House aware of Rolling Stone gang rape story prior to publication

    07/28/2015 8:18:18 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Jul 24, 2015 | Mariana Barillas
    The Obama Administration admitted Tuesday to knowing about reporter Sabrina Erdley’s now-infamous Rolling Stone University of Virginia (UVA) rape story months before publication and assisting her research. As reported by the Washington Times, White House officials said their involvement was limited to coordinating an informational interview to provide Rolling Stone with background on UVA sexual assault investigations and that the Department of Education said they knew about the story beginning in September 2014.
  • Obama scolds Trump, 2016 Republican field; Trump shoots back

    07/28/2015 5:35:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies
    nj.com ^ | Brent Johnson
    President Obama on Monday denounced the frequently combative tone of the crowded race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, saying "the American people deserve better" and calling out Donald Trump specifically. Hours later, Trump fired back. "He's probably the worst president in the history of our country," the billionaire businessman said during an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News. *snip* "In 18 months, I'm turning over the keys," Obama continued. "I want to make sure I'm turning over the keys to somebody who's serious about the serious problems the country faces and the world faces. And that requires on...
  • Ted Cruz challenges Obama to debate Iran Deal

    07/28/2015 8:04:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/28/15 | Wes Jones
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday challenged President Obama to debate the "substance" of the Iran deal. "Since [Obama's] not willing to discuss the substance, I'll make an invitation right here tonight, which is I will invite President Obama at any time and place of his choosing to debate the substance of the Iran deal," he said on Fox News's "Hannity." "Let's do it in front of the American people." "If he's unwilling to show up, he can send as a proxy John Kerry," he added. The 2016 presidential candidate starkly opposes Obama's Iran deal, and said that if it...
  • Iran says will hold ‘high-level talks’ with EU

    07/28/2015 7:54:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 28, 2015 9:45 AM EDT
    Iran’s foreign minister says “high-level” talks will soon be launched with the European Union following a nuclear agreement reached with world powers earlier this month. Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday that the talks “in the near future” will focus on energy, environmental and human rights issues, as well as “extremism, terrorism and sectarianism” in the Middle East. …
  • Immigration enforcement changes could shield 9.6M undocumented immigrants from deportation

    07/28/2015 6:29:23 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 07/23/15, | By Brenda Gazzar,
    Lesser-known changes in immigration enforcement announced by President Barack Obama in November could offer a “degree of protection” from deportation for up to 9.6 million of the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally, according to a new report by the Migration Policy Institute. In contrast, the highly publicized deferred action programs known by the acronyms DAPA and expanded DACA, which have garnered most of the public’s attention and are on hold by a federal court, could grant temporary relief from deportation to as many as 5.2 million undocumented immigrants if implemented. The Department of Homeland Security recently adopted new...
  • Obama: If I ran again, 'I could win'

    07/28/2015 7:25:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/28/2015 | JULIE PACE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Could US President Barack Obama win a third term in office? He's convinced that he could, but he would really rather not. Obama used his own history of electoral success to rib African leaders who overstay their welcomes by refusing to leave office after their terms expire. In his speech Tuesday at the African Union headquarters, he conceded unfamiliarity with that concept because as a second-term US president, he is constitutionally barred from running again. "I actually think I'm a pretty good president," Obama said. "I think if I ran, I could win. But I can't!" That's just fine with...
  • A Chinese state newspaper ran this racist cartoon of Obama in Africa

    07/28/2015 6:50:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/28/15 | Ishaan Tharoor
    Under the title "Homecoming," it shows Obama in ostensibly "native"or tribal garb, clutching a spear as he surveys zebra in an open expanse. It ran in last Friday's English-language newspaper without any other textual explanation or accompanying article.
  • Obama: ‘I’m a Pretty Good President’ And If I Ran For a Third Term, I Could Win (Here it comes)

    07/28/2015 6:21:16 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 2 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 728/15 | David Rutz
    Obama: ‘I’m a Pretty Good President’ And If I Ran For a Third Term, I Could Win President Obama told the African Union Tuesday that he felt he had been a “pretty good” president and if he were allowed to run for a third term, he’d probably be victorious. Obama made the remarks while criticizing leaders on the continent who wouldn’t step aside at the conclusion of their terms. “Now, let me be honest with you,” Obama said. “I do not understand this. I am in my second term. It has been an extraordinary privilege for me to serve as...
  • Obama: If I Ran for a Third Term, I Could Win

    07/28/2015 6:10:15 AM PDT · by McGruff · 125 replies
    Time ^ | 7/28/2015 | Maya Rhodan
    President Obama said that if he could run for a third term he thinks he would win, while calling for African leaders to adhere to term limits during a historic speech before the African Union. “I actually think I’m a pretty good president. I think if I ran, I could win. But I can’t,” Obama said in Ethiopia on Tuesday. ” There’s a lot that I’d like to do to keep America moving, but the law’s the law.”
  • Jon Stewart's secret White House visits

    07/28/2015 6:08:46 AM PDT · by Bratch · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | July 28, 2015 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Jon Stewart slipped unnoticed into the White House in the midst of the October 2011 budget fight, summoned to an Oval Office coffee with President Barack Obama that he jokingly told his escort felt like being called into the principal’s office. In February 2014, Obama again requested Stewart make the trip from Manhattan to the White House, this time for a mid-morning visit hours before the president would go before television cameras to warn Russia that “there will be costs” if it made any further military intervention in Ukraine. To engage privately with the president in his inner sanctum at...
  • Social Justice, American Style. Coming Soon To a Town Near You.

    07/28/2015 5:28:25 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-29-2015 | MOTUS
    First order of business today: Results of the first two playoffs in Round One of the Sweet Sixteen:Bracket A: Trump kiboshed Lucky Lindsey’s chance of becoming the country’s first historic white gay president. Bracket B: Rick Perry proved you have to do more than play bass in order to come in as second fiddle in this band. Just follow the detour signsHuckabee enjoyed a late-day surge as news of his criticism of Big Guy’s Built-a-Bomb-for-Iran plan circulated; alas, it was not enough to overcome Perry’s early lead.In other news, America’s first historic gay black president continued his multi-colored magical mystery...
  • Ted Cruz on Hannity - Challenges Obama to Debate (video- 8 mins)

    07/27/2015 9:00:58 PM PDT · by VinL · 19 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7/27/15 | Hannity
    Published on Jul 27, 2015 On "Hannity" tonight, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that if President Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran goes through, the Obama administration will become the world's leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism.
  • 5 Places Black People Can Move to When They’ve Had Enough of America

    07/28/2015 12:15:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Root ^ | July 14, 2015 | Tomika Anderson
    Chris Rock summed up the black experience in the United States kind of perfectly during his HBO special Never Scared more than a decade ago: “If you’re black, you got to look at America a little bit different,” he joked, stone-faced. “You got to look at America like the uncle who paid for you to go to college but who molested you.” Since then, that “generous” uncle has moved from molesting to killing, with the list of victims growing by the day: the Charleston 9. Freddie Gray. Michael Brown. Rekia Boyd. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. John Crawford III. Yuvette Henderson....
  • Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal ‘ridiculous,’ ‘sad’

    07/27/2015 8:57:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 27, 2015 10:53 PM EDT | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran “ridiculous if it weren’t so sad.” Standing before television cameras during a trip to Africa, Obama suggested the bellicose rhetoric from some GOP candidates was an attempt to divert attention from Donald Trump, the wealthy businessman-turned presidential contender whose popularity is confounding the Republican field. […] “In 18 months, I’m turning over the keys,” Obama said. “I want to make sure I’m turning over the keys to somebody who is serious about the serious problems...
  • More in Minnesota have health coverage but still can't afford to be sick

    07/27/2015 7:50:23 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 22 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7-26-15 | Glenn Howatt
    The number of Minnesotans struggling to pay their medical bills is rising sharply, despite an increase in the number of residents who have health insurance. In the past year, Minnesota’s main hospital and clinic groups filed nearly 9,000 lawsuits against people with large or long-standing medical debts — a sharp increase since 2005, according to a Star Tribune analysis of court records. Once a leading cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States, medical debt was widely expected to decline as more Americans got health insurance following federal health reform. Instead, shifts in the insurance market are pushing more people...
  • U.S. Navy investigates report of cancer cluster at Guantanamo

    07/27/2015 7:31:57 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 27, 2015 | By David Rohde
    NEW YORK--The U.S. Navy is investigating a complaint that seeks the evacuation of civilian and military lawyers from parts of the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, following reports of cancer cases among personnel working on the trials of detainees there. At least seven civilians and military members who worked on detainee trials at Guantanamo Bay have been diagnosed with cancer, according to the complaint, which was filed with the U.S. Defense Department’s Office of the Inspector General. The complaint calls on American military officials to remove personnel from court facilities on the base and test them and the base...
  • Great Painting: The Demise of America

    07/27/2015 6:02:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Jon McNaughton ^ | 07/25/2015
  • Obama’s Asymmetrical Warfare Against The United States

    07/27/2015 5:07:13 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 14 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 07/27/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    Last year a retired Border Patrol Officer by the name of Zach Taylor went on camera to explain the driving force behind the unprecedented surge in illegal immigration happening on our southern border. Taylor went on to note that what was happening at our border was not due to a spur of the moment event, or “a humanitarian crisis”, but asymmetrical warfare. The surge we saw at the border was a part of a larger, more chilling event that served one purpose and one purpose only, to show our enemies that our southern border had been compromised and the government...
  • Gay marriage endorsement mars Obama’s Africa tour

    07/27/2015 4:31:03 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 12 replies
    CAJNews ^ | 27 July 2015 | Haile Edris
    ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – UNITED States President Barack Obama’s visit has been met with contempt by the majority in the continent owing to his country’s recent endorsement of same-sex marriages. The leader of the most powerful nation in the globe will only make a low-key appearance at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in a continent where such marriages are taboo. He will meet mostly Western diplomats and representatives. “How can we celebrate a man who advocates a man to marry another man? If it was the president of China, maybe, we would attend because they...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Cruz defends Huckabee, accuses Obama of 'gutter politics'

    07/27/2015 4:16:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Fox News' Todd's American Dispatch ^ | July 27, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    President Obama and Jeb Bush have drawn the ire of Sen. Ted Cruz after they attacked Gov. Mike Huckabee for his comments about the Iran nuclear deal. Huckabee said the president’s Iran policy would “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.” The president bristled at what he called a “ridiculous” comment. “The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee are just part of a general pattern we’ve seen that would be considered ridiculous if it weren’t so sad,” he said. “We’ve had a sitting senator call John Kerry Pontius Pilate. We’ve had a sitting senator, who also...
  • Obama: If your business fails, we won’t bail you out (unless you’re a big democrat donor)

    07/27/2015 3:56:37 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-27-15 | DrJohn
      Barack Obama is a liar of biblical proportions. That's not new, but every now and then he spouts something that makes you want to scream "Are you effing kidding me?" And he's done it again. His Weekly Address yesterday was a beauty. He starts by patting himself on the back as usual: Hi, everybody. It’s been seven years since the worst financial crisis in generations spread from Wall Street to Main Street – a crisis that cost millions of Americans their jobs, their homes, their life savings. It was a crisis that cost all of us. It was a reminder that...
  • French MP wears 'Obama, you're a _________ T-shirt in Crimea

    07/27/2015 2:34:53 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 51 replies
    Pravda ^ | 07/27/2015
    Ignorance of the Russian language put a French MP into a very confusing situation. When in the Crimea, the French MP bought a T-shirt with a notorious slogan "Obama, you're a douchebag" written in Russian on it (pic of the shirt here). The MP did not even think that there could be obscene language used on the shirt with an image of Russian and US presidents. "It was the photo of Putin and Obama that attracted my attention, and I could not even assume that there was an offensive word used on it. I learned about it only an hour...
  • Trump tells Steve Rattner: 'You should have gone to prison'

    07/27/2015 2:30:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 27, 2015 | Ahiza Garcia
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump is now taking on one-time Obama "car czar" Steve Rattner.On Monday, Trump fired off a tweet telling Rattner: "I think you should have gone to prison for what you did, I guess Obama saved you." He ended the tweet telling Rattner to watch: "I will win!" It was unclear what activity Trump was referring to that should have landed Rattner in jail. Trump did not respond to CNNMoney's request for comment. In 2010, Rattner did pay $10 million in fines when he settled with the New York state attorney general for his alleged involvement in a...
  • Illegal Immigrants Outnumber Unemployed Americans (Legacy of Perfidy)

    07/27/2015 1:20:36 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 27, 2015 | Ali Mayer
    The number of illegal immigrants in the United States totaled 11.3 million in 2014, outnumbering the 9.6 million Americans who were unemployed in the same year, according to data from Pew Research Center and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). “An estimated 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the U.S. in 2014,” says a Pew report. “The new unauthorized immigrant total includes people who cross the border illegally as well as those who arrive with legal visas and remain in the U.S. after their visas expire.” Of those 11.3 illegal immigrants, 8.1 million are participating in the labor force. “Unauthorized...
  • Jeb Bush Scolds Mike Huckabee for Holocaust Comment

    07/27/2015 1:04:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | July 27, 2015 | Jonathan Martin
    ORLANDO, Fla. – Jeb Bush rebuked Mike Huckabee on Monday for invoking the Holocaust in criticizing President Obama over the nuclear agreement with Iran, arguing that Republicans needed “to tone down the rhetoric” if they hoped to recapture the White House next year. “The use of that kind of language is just wrong,” Mr. Bush told reporters after a town-hall-style meeting here. “This is not the way we’re going to win elections and that’s not how we’re going to solve problems. So, unfortunate remark — not quite sure why he felt compelled to say it.” Mr. Huckabee, the former governor...
  • Donald Trump adviser backs Huckabee 'oven' remark

    07/27/2015 12:39:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 27, 2015 | Deena Zaru
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's comments that President Barack Obama is marching Israelis to "the door of the oven," sparked an immediate rebuke from Jewish groups and the President himself, but Donald Trump's special counsel Michael Cohen said he doesn't think that Trump finds those words offensive. "I don't think so," Cohen, executive president of the Trump organization, told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day" on Monday. "I think what [Huckabee is] really trying to say is we're in a bad place," adding that he has personally lost family members in the Holocaust and does not want to see...
  • Watch out Kim, your nukes are next! | Satire

    07/27/2015 12:01:38 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Having been thoroughly schooled by Iran during the P5+1 nuke negotiations on the necessity for flexibility, the Obama Administration is now even better prepared to take on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Kim learns of U.S. plans As North Korea and more recently Iran proved, sanctions are feeble devices for getting rogue nations to eliminate their nuclear weapons programs. Possibly effective in bringing such nations to the bargaining table, they tend to collapse as the negotiators come to understand the benefits their nations would realize by their elimination (the sanctions, not necessarily their nations). According to a July 26th Washington Post article titled U.S. planning to press...
  • Obama’s secret Iran deals exposed

    07/27/2015 11:56:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 34 replies
    Wa Post ^ | 7/27/15 | Theissen
    ...[Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.)] says they asked whether they could see those agreements. He says IAEA officials replied, “ ‘Oh no, of course not, no, you’re not going to get to see those.’ And so everybody on our side of the table asked, ‘Has Secretary Kerry seen these?’ ‘No, Secretary Kerry hasn’t seen them. No American is ever going to get to see them.’ ” It turns out that only the two parties — the IAEA and Iran — get to see the actual agreements (though you can see a picture of Iranian and IAEA officials holding up what appear...
  • US Willing to be as ‘Flexible’ With North Korea as With Iran

    07/27/2015 11:14:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 7/27/2015, 5:28 PM | Ari Soffer
    Fresh from forging a controversial deal with Iran, which critics have blasted as a capitulation to Tehran’s demands, the Obama administration is willing to be just as “flexible” with North Korea, a US government envoy has said. Sydney Seiler, US special envoy for now-defunct six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear program, told Reuters Monday he hoped Pyongyang would take note of the Iran deal and return to the negotiating table. “The Iran deal demonstrates the value and possibilities that negotiation bring,” Seiler said. …
  • Obama: Donald Trump Didn’t Force Me To Release My Birth Certificate

    07/27/2015 10:35:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/27/15 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama said he’s of his Kenyan heritage during his trip to that country, pointedly described himself as “the first Kenyan-American to be president” of the United States during a speech. During an interview with Kenyan radio, the host asked Obama if he was worried about the reaction to his statement after he was “forced” to release his birth certificate. “I wasn’t actually forced,” Obama interrupted. “I just wanted to end silly conversations – there weren’t any serious speculation, this was just sort of a side circus that sometimes happens in the United States.” Obama released his birth certificate in...
  • Obama Criticizes Tone of 2016 Presidential Debate

    07/27/2015 10:17:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 07/27/15
    President Barack Obama delivered withering criticism of the 2016 presidential debate Monday, saying its tone was not worthy of voters. Obama zeroed in on comments by Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee to decry attention-grabbing "outrageous attacks that have become all too commonplace" in American politics. Obama described Huckabee's suggestion that a historic nuclear deal between Iran and world powers earlier this month was marching Israelis to the "door of the oven," as part of a "general pattern" that would be "considered ridiculous if it weren't so sad". Obama also took issue with Trump's "outrageous" comments about the...
  • Congress Must Hold Obama Accountable for His Deception Over Iran

    07/27/2015 8:07:16 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    AIM ^ | July 27, 2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    By lying and withholding information about the agreement, he gives aid and comfort to America’s enemy. The president “must certainly be punishable for giving false information to the Senate.” One can imagine hearing such counsel from a contemporary United States senator on the receiving end of President Obama’s “full disclosure” of the nuclear deal with Iran. But the admonition actually came from James Iredell, a champion of the Constitution’s ratification, who was later appointed to the Supreme Court by President George Washington.
  • How Obama’s Poor Judgment Led to the Chinese Hack of OPM

    07/27/2015 7:53:58 AM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 27, 2015 | Paul Conway
    The maxim that “personnel is policy” transcends partisan affiliations and political labels. Every president, including President Barack Obama, has the authority to staff federal agencies with loyal political appointees.
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Attacks Mike Huckabee For Saying Obama's Iran Deal (Shorten)

    07/27/2015 7:49:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) is attacking former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee for comments he made in an interview on Breitbart News Saturday hosted by Breitbart editor-in-chief Alexander Marlow on the SiriusXM Patriot channel 125.
  • Obama Blasts GOP Critics of Iran Nuclear Deal

    07/27/2015 7:26:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 27, 2015 | Carol E. Lee
    Obama Blasts GOP Critics of Iran Nuclear Deal President says opponents of accord are playing ‘fast and loose’ with facts By Carol E. Lee July 27, 2015 9:36 a.m. ET ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—President Barack Obama excoriated Republican critics of the nuclear agreement with Iran—particularly the GOP presidential candidates—saying they’re playing “fast and loose” with the facts to scuttle the accord and making a mockery of the American political process. Mr. Obama has studiously avoided publicly commenting on the campaign to replace him, but on Monday he bristled over his signature foreign policy achievement becoming a centerpiece of the 2016 debate....
  • Obama Admonishes Africa on Homosexuality [But not Muslim Countries]

    07/27/2015 7:18:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/26/2015 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    “Son of Kenya,” Barack Obama, proved once again that his patience with people, nations, and world leaders that disagree with his view of the world registers a big fat zero on the liberal Tolerance Meter.  When Obama finds out anyone (other than a Muslim) disagrees with his social policy focus, it becomes his personal mission to convince them otherwise. And if the mere awesomeness of his presence fails to change minds, Obama will attempt to humiliate his ideological adversaries into submission by getting in their face. For example, after Barack ‘LGBTQ’ Obama was specifically asked by the Evangelical Alliance...