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  • Obama to the Rescue--of Hamas

    07/23/2014 2:51:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    Realclear Politics ^ | July 23,"2014 | Caroline Glick
    Qatar hosts three major US military bases on its territory. And it is becoming one of the most important clients for US military contractors. Earlier this year Qatar signed an $11.4 billion dollar arms agreement with the US. At the same time, according to the Calacalist report, Qatar is the major bankroller of ISIS and al Nusra in Syria and Iraq. It gives $50 million a month to jihadists in Libya. It gives Hamas $100m. in annual aid. And in the past two years Doha has provided Hamas with an additional $620m. dollars, including $250m. it transferred to Hamas leader...
  • Sarah Palin: Obama Golfs, Fundraises During Crises Because He's 'In Over His Head'

    07/22/2014 5:56:12 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 67 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | July21.2014 | TONY LEE
    Noting that Obama golfs, vacations, passes the buck and points fingers during domestic and international crises if he is not distancing himself even more from them, Palin said on Monday's Hannity on Fox News that Obama is "so far... in over his head" because he was merely a community organizer with "no executive experience" and "no resume at all" before becoming president. Speaking about the border crisis, Palin said Obama is "very disconnected to what people are going through in real life." Palin has said that Obama's lawlessness on illegal immigrant was the tipping point for her to call for...
  • The 2016 GOP Field, Romney, and The Western Conservative Summit

    07/22/2014 7:22:23 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Hugh Hewitt.comwitt.com ^ | July 21,2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    Summit 2016 and the Young Conservative Leadership Summit. I was especially encouraged by the impressive turnout –3,500 Saturday night– for what has become the “CPAC of the Summer in the Rockies,” and by the quality of the 120 16-20 year olds I spent teaching for the entire week prior. Next year I expect the numbers for both WCS and YCLS to double and more, and for the WCS ’15 to actually explode in attendance as every major would-be president figures out what Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Bobby Jindal and Sarah Palin figured out this year: If you want...
  • 3 Uncomfortable Truths We Already Know About the MH17 Shootdown

    07/20/2014 4:04:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | July 17,2014 | Joe Pappalardo
    1. Anti-Aircraft Missile Proliferation Is Out of Control The Malaysia Airlines 777 shot down today was flying at about 33,000 feet. It takes a big rocket—one about 16 feet tall—to hit a plane at that altitude. There was a time when the missile proliferation threat everyone worried about was the shoulder-fired variety. Now it seems that more powerful mid-range missiles are falling into the hands of rebel groups and untrained paramilitaries. It's pretty scary to consider that three fighting forces in the area—Russian government forces, Ukrainian government forces, and separatist rebels—have the technology that could have taken down the airliner....
  • Robert Fulford: As the world burns, America shrugs

    07/20/2014 2:10:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    National Post ^ | July 19,2014 | Robert Fulford
    The slow American withdrawal from world affairs has been apparent for a long time, but has never been so glaringly evident as this week in the Middle East. Hamas is at war with Israel, the brutal struggle in Syria frustrates the world, the terrorists of ISIS are making serious progress in Iraq — and now another attempt to deprive Iran of nuclear weapons has, so far, been thwarted. The United States has a position of sorts in each of these arenas, but it’s not powerful in any of them. American influence has faded. The world’s governments no longer worry as...
  • Obama Touts America's Strong Economy

    07/20/2014 12:20:10 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | July 19,2014
    On Saturday, President Obama used his weekly address to highlight recent positive economic indicators as an argument for raising the minimum wage and increasing spending on roads, infrastructure, and job training. The president said, "Over the past 52 months, our businesses have created nearly 10 million new jobs. The unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest point since 2008." He added, "In fact, for the first time in over a decade, business leaders worldwide have declared that China is no longer the world’s best place to invest – America is." "Our economy grows best not from the top-down, but from...
  • Dutch cyclist was due to fly on MH17 and MH370 but changed plans both times

    07/20/2014 9:11:39 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | July 20,2014 | By Jonathan Pearlman, Sydney
    A Dutch man skirted death on both recent doomed Malaysia Airlines flights after booking tickets on MH17 and MH370 but changing plans at the last minute. Maarten De Jonge, 29, a cyclist who rides with Malaysia’s Terengganu Cycling Team, switched from MH370 in March to avoid a lengthy stopover and switched from MH17 last week to take a later flight and save money. “It’s inconceivable,” he told Dutch public broadcaster RTV Oost. “I am very sorry for the passengers and their families, yet I am very pleased I’m unharmed.” In a statement on his website, he said he was “overwhelmed”...
  • Kerry caught on open mic (Gaza)

    07/20/2014 8:35:58 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | July 20,2014 | BYRON TAU
    Secretary of State John Kerry was caught on an open mic just before his interview with “Fox News Sunday” candidly speaking about the conflict in Gaza. “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation, it’s a hell of a pinpoint operation,” Kerry said to an aide on the phone, with some measure of frustration. His comments seemed to be criticizing the Israeli government’s assurances about the limited scope of its attack and ground invasion of Gaza. Kerry, speaking by phone to one of his top aides, then added: “We’ve got to get over there. Thank you John. I think John, we...
  • New York City is the most unhappy city in America (Happiest States LA and MT)

    07/20/2014 8:07:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    Maket Watch ^ | July 18,2014 | – Steve Goldstein
    In short, New Yorkers are unhappiest on an “adjusted” basis; but scoff at those adjustments as you like, they are still third-most-unhappy region (of the areas where there are at least 200 respondents) out of 177 metro areas on an unadjusted basis. It’d be blithe to say those who work on Wall Street are scientifically miserable. But remember, money buys happiness. So, probably not. The happiest five cities are all in Louisiana, with Lafayette taking the crown (Louisiana is also the happiest state). The unhappiest cities, after New York City, are St. Joseph, Mo,;.; South Bend, Ind.; Erie, Penn.; and...
  • My Neighbor the Terrorist: A Bizarro Cinderella Story

    07/19/2014 7:00:22 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 19,2014 | Anne Evans
    Miss Conley might have had honeymoon visions of romance, but in reality she was in for a nasty fate. Despite embracing radical Islam, she wouldn’t have been able to erase the self-respect she was raised with in only six months. Many of the abuses the other women in the camp would have been used to, (imprisonment in the house, husbandly beatings, unwanted polygamy and a cheating husband), Miss Conley would have rebelled against. This “rebellion” would have given Terrorist Fiancé even more reason to beat her, starve her, or worse. Miss Conley is in an American jail where she’s not...
  • Islamic State overruns Camp Speicher, routs Iraqi forces

    07/19/2014 6:51:37 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | July 19,2014 | BILL ROGGIO
    Two days after repelling an Iraqi military attempt to retake the city of Tikrit, the Islamic State and its allies are said to have overran Camp Speicher, a large base just outside the city that was being used in the failed effort to retake the provincial capital. The Islamic State's Salahaddin Division claimed in an official statement released on Twitter yesterday that it overran Camp Speicher and is in "control of the airport and the base completely." In the statement, the Islamic State claimed it killed "scores" of Iraqi military personnel, including a brigadier general and a colonel. It also...
  • White House leadership: Reagan on KAL 007 vs. Obama on MH17

    07/18/2014 4:12:43 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18,2014 | K.T. McFarland
    Reagan followed strong words with even stronger actions. He accelerated work on the Star Wars missile defense system. He urged Congress and the American people to continue the Reagan defense buildup. He shored up our European allies and encouraged them to stand up to the Communists. And he understood that the Soviet economy depended on high oil prices, so he set about to bankrupt them. Six years after the Soviets shot down the Korean airliner, their empire collapsed. This is Barack Obama’s chance to make history. Will he seize the moment and reverse course? If so, he will restore defense...
  • Video: Pretty much everyone expressing dismay over White House response to world falling apart

    07/17/2014 6:49:56 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 17, 2014 | BY MARY KATHARINE HAM
    Was the Bear loose today? If Valerie Jarrett wanted to get a hashtag going for the president, #smh might have worked. Shep wasnÂ’t the only one baffled by the White HouseÂ’s insistence on pretending today was a day for the normal shake run and spin. Via the Free Beacon, first ABC notes that the president seemed blindsided by IsraelÂ’s starting ground operations in Gaza today. Jonathan Karl cites the PresidentÂ’s and State DepartmentÂ’s optimism just hours earlier that a ceasefire would happen. Second, Gen. Barry McCaffrey wonders aloud to Brian Williams on NBC why State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki seems...
  • Chris Matthews: Reagan Knew The Way Americans Felt After Soviets Downed A Plane in 1983

    07/17/2014 6:36:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 47 replies
    CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let me finish tonight with a flashback. From the moment I heard about today's shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine, I remember that 1983 shooting down of a Korean airliner over Soviet airspace (Korean Air Lines Flight 007). Back then, the Soviets, still in a Cold War mindset refused to even admit responsibility for the deliberate murder of 269 passengers including, U.S. Congressman Lawrence McDonald of Georgia who was aboard. Here's how President Reagan reacted: REAGAN: What can we think of a regime that so broadly trumpets its vision of peace and global disarmament and yet...
  • Video: Semi-retired president interrupts burger run to issue brief statement on plane being blown up

    07/17/2014 1:25:50 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 17,2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Two hundred ninety-five people are presumed dead and the evidence points at Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists, who were boasting earlier today on social media that they’d shot down what they thought was a Ukrainian cargo plane. This wasn’t the only plane crash in Ukraine recently either; U.S. officials blame the others on Russian proxies, so go figure that they’re the prime suspects in today’s horror too. (A separatist leader claims they didn’t do it but nobody believes him.) As Julia Ioffe says, taking down a passenger jet from Amsterdam means that the Ukraine war now has implications for civilians throughout Europe,...
  • In Post-Recession Era, Young Adults Drive Continuing Rise in Multi-Generational Living

    07/17/2014 10:41:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 50 replies
    PewResearch ^ | July 17,2014 | RICHARD FRY AND JEFFREY S. PASSEL
    A record 57 million Americans, or 18.1% of the population of the United States, lived in multi-generational family households in 2012, double the number who lived in such households in 1980.1 After three decades of steady but measured growth, the arrangement of having multiple generations together under one roof spiked during the Great Recession of 2007-2009 and has kept on growing in the post-recession period, albeit at a slower pace, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Young adults ages 25 to 34 have been a major component of the growth in the population...
  • 20 missiles found in UN-run school in Gaza

    07/17/2014 9:06:22 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    The Times of Isreal ^ | July 17,2014 | RAPHAEL AHREN
    Some 20 rockets were found Wednesday in a school in Gaza operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, the organization confirmed Thursday. The weapons were found in “the course of the regular inspection of its premises,” UNRWA said in a statement, adding that the school was vacant. “UNRWA strongly condemns the group or groups responsible for placing the weapons in one of its installations. This is a flagrant violation of the inviolability of its premises under international law,” the statement read. The discovery would seem to confirm Israel’s oft-repeated claim that Hamas and other Gazan terror groups use...
  • Malaysian Plane 'Shot Down With 295 On Board'

    07/17/2014 8:55:30 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 133 replies
    SkyNews ^ | July 17,2014
    A Malaysian passenger plane with 295 people on board has been shot down as it flew above eastern Ukraine, according to aviation sources. The plane, which is believed to have been flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was travelling at an altitude of 10km (6.2 miles) when it was shot down, Russia's Interfax reported. The Boeing 777 was brought down by a Buk ground-to-air missile, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior ministry quoted by the news agency said. he adviser said the 280 passengers and 15 crew members who were on the plane are all believed to have died. A...
  • Most Voters Want to Send Latest Illegal Immigrants Home ASAP

    07/17/2014 8:25:18 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 17,2014
    Most voters don’t want any of the young illegal immigrants who’ve recently arrived here housed in their state and say any legislation passed by Congress to deal with the problem should focus on sending them home as soon as possible. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the primary focus of any new immigration legislation passed by Congress should be to send the young illegal immigrants back home as quickly as possible. Just 27% say it should focus instead on making it easier for these illegal immigrants to remain in the United...
  • Hamas is Losing and Everyone Knows it

    07/17/2014 8:05:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    World Afairs ^ | July 16,2014 | Michael J. Totten
    Hamas is losing and everyone knows it. More than 200 Palestinians have been killed so far in the current round of fighting while the number of dead Israelis amounts to a grand total of one. That’s almost certainly the reason Hamas rejected the Egypt-proposed cease-fire agreement. So far it has accomplished practically nothing. A small band of serial killers on the West Bank managed to murder more Israelis a couple of weeks ago than Hamas can manage with its entire missile arsenal now. It’s pathetic, really, and must be extraordinarily humiliating. The Middle Eastern habit of declaring victory after getting...
  • Here's How Hard It Is for Unaccompanied Minors to Get Asylum

    07/17/2014 5:06:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 15,2014 | Rachel Roubein
    The English-only application spans at least nine pages, the first hurdle for an unaccompanied child seeking asylum in the United States. Then there's an interview. A child is asked to recount to an asylum officer details of past traumas—such as gang recruitment and kidnappings, prostitution, and abuse. If asylum is denied, the young migrant goes before an immigration judge as a federal attorney typically argues for deportation. This process is one that the majority of the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the border this year are expected to maneuver solo. Navigating the world of immigration law is complex...
  • Jonathan Turley to Congress: You face self-destruction if you don’t rein in Obama

    07/16/2014 6:02:01 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Daily Caller, an elegant opening statement from today’s House Rules Committee hearing on Boehner’s separation-of-powers lawsuit. You’ve heard him make this argument before but he’s getting more apocalyptic with each appearance before Congress — and who can blame him? The last time he testified, Obama wasn’t babbling to activists about amnestizing five million illegals with a stroke of his pen. Today Turley calls O’s rhetoric about unilateral action “extreme” and warns the committee that Congress will effectively self-destruct if the executive is allowed to do what he wants whenever there’s gridlock. After all, in a system of limited...
  • US wealth based on theft? Progressives and their dangerous view of America

    07/16/2014 7:46:05 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16,2014 | Dinesh D'Souza
    What about today? Isn’t American foreign policy based on theft? Actually, no. America has made its share of mistakes, in Vietnam, and more recently in Iraq. But in neither country did America intervene to steal from those people. In fact, the Iraq war has cost us dearly. And we have turned the oil fields back to the Iraqis. Earlier, America used its own treasure to rebuild Europe and Japan after World War II. These are the not the actions of a global thief. To see if capitalism is a form of theft, consider the example of Steve Jobs. Who is...
  • Closure notices sent to Trump Plaza workers

    07/14/2014 1:31:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    myfoxny.com ^ | July 14,2014 | WAYNE PERRY
    Job losses at Trump Plaza when the Atlantic City casino shuts down in September will be even worse than expected. Trump Entertainment Resorts began mailing notices to its workers on Monday, informing them that while a final decision has not been reached, management expects to close the casino on Sept. 16. The notice says 1,153 people will lose their jobs, up from estimates of just over 1,000 last week. The figure is contained in federally-required WARN notices that must be sent to workers at least 60 days before an anticipated shutdown or mass layoff. In the notice, a copy of...
  • 'Any Means Necessary' Netanyahu Vows To Stop Hamas

    07/13/2014 1:39:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 13,2014
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he will use “any means necessary” to stop Islamic militant group Hamas from bombing civilians, but declined to say when his military action will stop or whether he will continue using ground troops. Netanyahu said on “Fox News Sunday” that his objective was to reach “sustained quiet” and that he’ll continue “until it’s achieved. ”The prime minister spoke as Israeli ground troops moved into the Gaza Strip early Sunday for the first time in the increasing bloody battle with Palestinians, sparked by the recent killings of three Israeli teens, then the apparent revenge...
  • The border crisis isn’t Obama’s Katrina – it’s worse

    07/13/2014 1:32:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 70 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 13,2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Cannon recalled how Bush’s critics erupted in indignation when the White House published a photograph of the president surveying the devastation from Air Force One. Entertainers like Michael Moore and Kanye West accused the president of racism and callousness. Bush’s Democratic adversaries in Congress, including then Senator Obama, were no kinder. In hindsight, little of this seems fair. What Bush saw as he flew over the battered region shocked him. The next day, he publicly pledged $10.5 billion in federal aid, enlisted his father and Bill Clinton to help in recovery efforts, and spoke about the tragedy from the Rose...
  • Why Jimmy Carter Is Smiling Right Now

    07/12/2014 8:41:36 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Powerline ^ | JULY 11, 2014 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    During those wonderful decades when the great Chick Hearn called LA Lakers basketball games, whenever the Lakers had a game in the bag in the 4th quarter, Chick would let fly with favorite formula: “This game’s in the refrigerator: the door is closed, the lights are out, the eggs are cooling, the butter’s getting hard, and the Jell-O’s jigglin’!” You can start saying that about Obama’s presidency. Or, if you like, you can note that he’s passed Jimmy Carter territory. I recall Henry Kissinger’s pithy summation of Carter’s foreign policy: “The Carter administration has managed the extraordinary feat of having,...
  • Lisa Myers Agrees With Sharyl Attkisson: Media Less Eager to Hold Obama Admin Accountable

    07/12/2014 8:13:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Mediabistro ^ | July 10,2014 | Jordan Chariton
    In an NPR interview earlier this week, former NBC News senior investigative correspondent Lisa Myers seemed to agree with former CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson that the media hasn’t covered the Obama administration aggressively enough. “Overall, the mainstream media has been less eager to hold this administration accountable than the Bush administration,” Myers, who left NBC in January after 33 years, said. On the issue of investigative reporting on the evening news, she added, “You have to be able to lay out the facts to make the case, and that requires time. And time was an increasingly precious commodity...
  • Germany asks top U.S. spy to leave amid flap

    07/10/2014 7:49:28 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 10 , 2014 | Stephanie Kirchner
    Germany has asked the CIA station chief in the country to leave the country, an unusual action among allies that is a very public expression of anger over reported cases of U.S. spying in the country. “The representative of the U.S. intelligence services at the Embassy of the United States of America has been requested to leave Germany,” government spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement Thursday. A day earlier, federal prosecutors in Germany said police had searched the office and apartment of an individual with ties to the country’s military who is suspected of working for U.S. intelligence. Those...
  • Second Helping Of Mama Grizzly: Sportsman Channel Renews Sarah Palin Show

    07/07/2014 4:55:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 2 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | July 7, 2014 | KEVIN SCHOLLA
    She's back! Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be entertaining outdoors enthusiasts once again on Sportsman Channel. The cable network has renewed the original program Amazing America with Sarah Palin for a second season. After a successful inaugural run of the series, the show is scheduled to return in 2015. Season one of the series was wildly popular and treated viewers to 12 unique episodes. Palin, along with three field hosts, delivered tales of adventure, philanthropy, inspiration, and fun each and every week. Season two promises to bring more stories of exceptional Americans when it kicks off early next year....
  • STEYN: 'WE ARE ENTERING A POST-AMERICAN WORLD'

    07/04/2014 11:27:20 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | July 4, 2014
    HEWITT: Mike O’Hanlon said this is common sense. Victor Davis Hanson said this reflects the evaporation of American power in the world, and it’s not going to be just Japan. It’s going to be everybody running to get their own guns. What do you think, Mark Steyn? STEYN: Yes, I tend to agree with that, and Victor is a believer in the American umbrella, which is the situation that’s prevailed since the Second World War, where some of the wealthiest countries in the world like Japan or like Germany were able to not, in a sense, put up the money...
  • Obama EEOC Sues Wisconsin Company for English Requirement

    07/02/2014 8:55:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 2, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    It’s an Obama world. The Obama EEOC is suing a private American company for firing a group of Hispanic and Asian employees for their inability to speak English at work. CNS News reported: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal agency tasked with enforcing workplace discrimination laws, is suing a private American business for firing a group of Hispanic and Asian employees over their inability to speak English at work, claiming that the English-language requirement in a U.S. business constitutes “discrimination.” Judicial Watch reported Tuesday that the government is accusing Wisconsin Plastics, Inc. of violating Title VII of the...
  • Video: Trucker delights America by reprimanding speeding cop and getting away with it

    07/02/2014 8:47:30 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 2, 2014 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    I can’t believe he didn’t get hauled off to jail. Which is a really depressing realization to have about one’s free country. But in this clip, which has gotten 4 million views in a week, a trucker gets pulled over by an Illinois State Trooper*. Why? The trooper sped past him well over the speed limit, according to the trucker, on his phone, on a wet road. So, the trucker laid on the horn. He was then, of course, pulled over for “unlawful use of a horn” or some such nonsense, which is where the video picks up. I want...
  • Krauthammer: Obama’s Only Competence is Campaigning

    07/02/2014 7:04:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | July 2, 2014 | FOX News Insider
    Krauthammer: Obama’s Only Competence is Campaigning FacebookTwitter Share Email FOX News Insider: On a “Special Report" panel, Charles Krauthammer said that President Barack Obama’s only competence is campaigning. “He talks about Ukraine, he does nothing. He talks about Syria and Iraq, he does nothing. He talks and he’s talked throughout his presidency about increasing America’s standing in the world; we are despised in the world, ignored in the world, our standing is lower just about everywhere you look than it was when he came in,” Krauthammer said.
  • John Zogby: 'Is it all over for Obama?'

    07/02/2014 8:27:47 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 2, 2014 | PAUL BEDARD
    with new numbers that are depressing to an already deflated White House, Zogby on Wednesday found that most don't believe that Obama can lead the country and he compared the president to Bill Clinton following the Democrat's sweeping 1994 Congressional loss and when former White House Correspondent Brit Hume asked if Clinton was even relevant. Obama finds himself in the uncomfortable position where every age group, independents, and whites all agree that the public has given up on his ability to accomplish anything before the end of his term,” said Zogby in releasing his latest numbers. “In short, we see...
  • Op-Ed Get ready for an even bigger threat to Obamacare

    07/01/2014 4:47:27 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 30,2014 | JONATHAN TURLEY
    The D.C. Circuit Court is expected to rule any day now on the Halbig case, and supporters of the Affordable Care Act are growing nervous. In January, an Obamacare advocate described the Halbig case to a reporter for the Hill as "probably the most significant existential threat to the Affordable Care Act. All the other lawsuits that have been filed really don't go to the heart of the ACA, and this one would have." And in a fraught oral argument before the D.C. Circuit Court, the administration seemed to struggle to defend its interpretation. If the ruling goes against the...
  • ABC MIGHT BRING ROSIE O'DONNELL BACK TO 'THE VIEW'

    06/30/2014 4:38:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | June 30,2014 | JOHN NOLTE
    Variety's Ramin Setoodeh reports that "The View" is in so much trouble, "rumors are swirling" that Rosie O'Donnell might be brought back. After a ton of controversy, that included O'Donnell using the program to spread her 9/11 Trutherism with the absurd claim that fire can't melt steel, the left-wing comedian left the show in 2007 after just one season. Walters has since claimed that "Rosie imploded" and has "emotional problems." The road to bringing Rosie back is apparently clearer with Walters off the show and other rumors about the potential replacement of "View" executive producer Bill Geddie. Geddie reportedly clashed...
  • DON'T RETREAT, RELOAD: SARAH PALIN, ALLEN WEST, RICK SANTORUM ENCOURAGE TEA PARTY TO KEEP FIGHTING

    06/28/2014 7:26:54 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 85 replies
    Big Government ^ | June 27,2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    “It does make a difference,” she said. “What you are doing makes a difference and now more than ever we need to ramp it up. Don’t retreat, we gotta reload.” In spite of their frustration, Palin soon had the crowd laughing as she peppered her speech with political jokes and taking shots against President Obama and his allies. West, a University of Tennessee graduate, led the crowd in a rendition of the song Rocky Top, much to the delight of the crowd. Palin took the stage acknowledging that Sevierville was Dolly Parton’s home town, explaining that she once dressed up...
  • Lobbyist on demand: For 5 bucks, company will nag your congressmember

    06/28/2014 4:27:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 28,2014 | Stephanie McNeal
    Want to harangue your member of Congress, but don't have the time to pick up the phone? For $4.95, someone else will do it for you. Welcome to the world of lobbyists on demand. A new company, called Amplifyd, is offering an inventive way for citizens to influence the policy debate -- for the nominal fee, the company will have a caller press the customer's issue of choice with a targeted lawmaker or official in Wash Founder Scott Blankenship said the company is geared toward everyday Americans who currently “don’t really have an impact” in the capital. “Corporations and these...
  • BREAKING: Meet Emmet Sullivan, IRS Judge Who Once Sicced a Special Prosecutor on DOJ

    06/28/2014 3:59:16 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    New York Observer ^ | June 27,2014 | Sidney Powell
    Lerner, Holder, Obama: Are You Packing Your Bags? Today, Judicial Watch found a federal judge who has the integrity and fortitude to seek Justice—and this isn’t his first whack at the Department of Justice either. Enter Emmet G. Sullivan, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia. Mark July 10 in RED on your calendars. Now, “Internal Revenue Service officials will have to explain to a federal judge July 10 why the tax agency didn’t inform the court that Lois Lerner’s emails had been lost,” the Washington Examiner reports. Earlier today, attorneys for Judicial Watch sought a courtroom status...
  • NEWSPAPER REVERSAL: 'WE WERE WRONG' -- OBAMA WORSE THAN BUSH

    06/27/2014 4:27:35 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | June 27,2014 | JOHN NOLTE
    "The Billings Gazette," a Montana newspaper that endorsed President Obama over John McCain in 2008 (but went with Romney in 2012) admitted Friday that they were wrong -- Obama is in fact worse than his predecessor, George W. Bush. Apparently, the potential collapse of Iraq (and the disastrous worldwide consequences sure to follow) was the last straw. "[W]e were wrong," the editorial page notes,"We said things couldn't get much worse after the sub par presidency of George W. Bush. But, President Barack Obama's administration has us yearning for the good ol' days when we were at least winning battles in...
  • Amy Adams gives first-class airline seat to soldier, sits in coach, passenger says

    06/27/2014 4:18:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 27,2014 | Jemele Hill
    Amy Adams has enchanted audiences with roles in everything from Disney musicals to the Oscar-nominated “American Hustle,” but it’s likely the ever-popular starlet just gained more fans—through a subtle act of kindness. According to ESPN host Jemele Hill, Adams gave up her first-class seat on a flight so an American soldier could sit in the classy cabin. Jemele Hill Just saw actress Amy Adams do something incredibly classy. She gave her 1st class seat to an American soldier. Later, Hill told FoxNews.com, "I was on a flight from Detroit to Los Angeles...While I was in the boarding area, I noticed...
  • The Real Lesson from Mississippi

    06/27/2014 4:03:16 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 59 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 26,2014 | Jay Cost
    On balance the Republican “establishment” has done fairly well this primary season. Its favored candidate in the Nebraska Senate race lost, and of course Eric Cantor went down to defeat, but Thad Cochran, Lindsey Graham, and Mitch McConnell all hung on. So, all is right in the world, right? Not really. It is important to differentiate the candidates challenging the establishment from the voters backing those challengers. The candidates are either amateurs with no political background or upstarts who refuse to wait their place in line. They often have fewer funds, employ less experienced consultants, and lack the personal assets...
  • Family Of Man Shot While Robbing A Waffle House Calls For Stricter Gun Laws

    06/26/2014 5:03:38 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | June 26,2014 | ADELLE NAZARIAN
    The family of a North Carolina man who was shot and killed while committing an armed robbery is calling for stricter gun laws. Dante Williams, 19, and his accomplice Jawan Craig walked into the Waffle House restaurant and "terrorized" the customers in 2012 intent on robbing it at gun point. Upon being approached by Williams, gun in hand, one of the patrons, Justin Harrison – who also had a concealed weapon on him but had an actual permit for it – shot Williams in self-defense, killing him "almost instantly," according to a Fox News affiliate in North Carolina. Fox only...
  • Sleep well, America: Obama reveals U.S. foreign policy derailed by World Cup soccer

    06/26/2014 4:55:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 26,2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Tensions between China and Japan escalated on Wednesday when the Philippine government endorsed Tokyo’s assertive military posture in the East and South China Seas, where Beijing has laid claim to a variety of disputed islands. Elsewhere, Iran and Syria violated Iraq’s airspace as ISIS fighters seized oil fields and attacked airbases. In Europe, The fragile post-Cold War global order is rapidly collapsing, threatening to draw the world’s last remaining superpower into a number of expanding conflicts. Fortunately, the President of the United States is on the job. En route to Minnesota on Thursday for a campaign-style rally, Barack Obama took...
  • Texas-Oklahoma segment of Keystone spouts big dividends, says study

    06/26/2014 4:46:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 26,2014 | Robert Gearty
    A new study claims that a just-built 485-mile stretch of the Keystone XL pipeline has been a huge economic boon for two dozen rural and poor Oklahoma and Texas counties—and will create the same significant impact in five other states if the project’s long stalled northern segment ever wins White House approval. As the debate rages over the future of the $5 billion mega-project, a team of university researchers has released a report showing the economic benefits of Keystone’s Gulf Coast Pipeline, which just opened in January after 17 months of construction, linking Cushing, Okla., and Nederland, Tex. The study...
  • Tea party groups are apoplectic over how Cochran won in Mississippi

    06/26/2014 3:32:41 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | June 25,2014 | Chris Moody
    “What happened yesterday in Mississippi will resonate for years to come. It will become the battle cry, just like the Alamo,” one activist said. In the long, sordid war between the Republican Party “establishment” and tea party factions working to unseat those they see as ideologically wayward, nothing has infuriated conservative activists quite like what happened Tuesday in Mississippi. “The establishment crossed the line last night,” Craig Shirley, a conservative political consultant and biographer of Ronald Reagan told Yahoo News in an interview Wednesday. “This is a win for the establishment, but it’s a win with an asterisk, because it’s...
  • IRS: Shame and Loathing on the Media Trail

    06/26/2014 1:17:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 25,2014 | Roger L Simon
    Obama is beside the point. They don’t even like Obama anymore. Nothing could be more obvious. Almost nobody does. But they won’t say so in public because that would mean that they would be revealed as fools who believed the most banal tripe imaginable. It would also mean admitting Barack Obama never really existed, that they invented him. He was their projection. Barack Obama is the creation of the New York Times, et al. Without them he would never have happened and they know it. So the media are left in an untenable position. If you say Barack Obama is...
  • America's biggest foreign policy problem: No one trusts America anymore

    06/25/2014 6:53:53 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    http://theweek.com/author/pascal-emmanuel-gobry ^ | June25,2014 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    The more times Uncle Sam pulls out of half-finished conflicts, the less likely America is to be counted on as the globe's protector raq is ablaze again. And as is so often true in the Middle East, it looks as if there are no good options. Doing nothing and allowing an al Qaeda offshoot to set up a terrorist state over half of Iraq is obviously not a good idea. Then again, the U.S. invading Iraq all over again doesn't seem like such a hot idea, either. Obviously, the Iraq misadventure was started by America's 43rd president, and opposed by...
  • Bad to worse: US economy shrank more than expected in Q1

    06/25/2014 9:13:03 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 25,2014
    The U.S. economy contracted at a much steeper pace than previously estimated in the first quarter, but there are indications that growth has since rebounded strongly. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday gross domestic product fell at a 2.9 percent annual rate, the economy's worst performance in five years, instead of the 1.0 percent pace it had reported last month. While the economy's woes have been largely blamed on an unusually cold winter, the magnitude of the revisions suggest other factors at play beyond the weather. Growth has now been revised down by a total of 3.0 percentage points since...