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  • Detroit Residents Fight Back Over Water Shutoff: 'It's A Life-or-Death Situation' [Just Like Food!]

    07/21/2014 8:17:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 67 replies
    Guardian (UK)R ^ | July 21, 2014
    Detroit Residents Fight Back Over Water Shutoff: 'It's A Life-or-Death Situation' The beleaguered city says a water shutoff is essential to recoup $89m in overdue bills. But the decision outraged thousands of Detroiters – who have taken matters into their own hands Of 178 homes whose water was shut off last week, 79 had restarted their supplies, triggering $21,750 in fines on top of what the residents already owed. When the coast is clear, and the trucks from the contractor shutting off water for the city of Detroit have rolled away, the men with water keys come. They offer residents...
  • Are The Obamas Buying A Home In Rancho Mirage? [No, Not in Compton!]

    07/21/2014 6:45:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 21, 2014
    July 21, 2014 Are The Obamas Buying A Home In Rancho Mirage? President Obama and his wife, Michelle, could be the owners of a home in Rancho Mirage listed at $4.25 million before the month is out. The First Family is believed to be in escrow on a contemporary home in a gated community where entertainers Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby once maintained estates. The White House said rumors regarding a home in Rancho Mirage are not true. But area real estate agents, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Obamas are the buyers of the Rancho...
  • Yahoo News Pimps for Democrats and Left-Wing Causes

    07/20/2014 9:14:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    July 20, 2014
    Yahoo News is becoming a daily pimp bulletin board for Democrats and all left wing causes. It actively promotes pro-abortion and pro-gay news items and demeans conservatives and religious causes. Of course this is being directed from the top- the Yahoo CEOs and directors who are large campaign donors to the Obamas and GLTB causes. The nerds at Yahoo pick up "news items" from Huffington Post, Slate etc and highlight the positive spin on left wing issues or amplify the negative accounts on conservative policies and religious beliefs. The same goes for AOL etc. What is the conservative response to...
  • Technology’s Rainbow Connection: Silicon Valley’s Embrace of the Gay and Lesbian Community

    07/20/2014 12:26:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    NYTimes ^ | July 20, 2014 | MATT HABER
    Technology’s Rainbow Connection Silicon Valley’s Embrace of the Gay and Lesbian Community By MATT HABER JULY 18, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — If it weren’t for the one naked guy, the furries with their articulated ears and the small gaggle of leather-clad members of the Society of Janus, this city’s 44th annual Pride parade in June could have been easily be mistaken for a technology conference. Every big company in the city and Silicon Valley — Netflix, Facebook, Google, Apple — each offering its own take on gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual pride, lined up along Spear Street before joining the...
  • Migrant Crisis Expands North From Border, Into Arid Texas Wilderness [Iraq: Ukraine: Gaza: Border]

    07/20/2014 12:20:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 20, 2014 | MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE
    Migrant Crisis Expands North From Border, Into Arid Texas Wilderness By MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE 70 miles north of the border, a Texas county finds itself overwhelmed by 911 calls from lost migrants Since 2009, Texas' Brooks County has found the bodies of more than 400 immigrants Daniel Zamarripa loaded his police dog into the back of his patrol car and set out to track his quarry — immigrants circumventing the local Border Patrol checkpoint. Zamarripa, 27, is one of 15 reserve deputies brought in to assist the Brooks County Sheriff's Office, whose four deputies have lately found themselves overwhelmed by 911...
  • Why Ukraine Crash Scene May Be of Little Value Now [Consequences of An Irrelevant Presidency!]

    07/20/2014 12:13:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    CBSNews ^ | July 20, 2014
    July 20, 2014 Why Ukraine Crash Scene May Be of Little Value Now Eastern Ukraine is the site of the world's largest crime scene, but by Sunday that scene had lost any semblance of integrity, according to CBS News' team on the ground. When international investigators finally do arrive, it will bear little resemblance to the initial crash site. Emergency workers have been sifting through the charred wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down Thursday by a missile with 298 people on board, tossing items around and trampling through debris and human remains. On Sunday morning, the...
  • Kerry Angrily Spars With Fox’s Chris Wallace: ‘You Like To Ask Questions, But You Don’t Like……!

    07/20/2014 10:26:30 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2014
    Kerry Angrily Spars With Fox’s Chris Wallace: ‘You Like To Ask Questions, But You Don’t Like To Get Answers!’ 07/20/2014 After months of shutting Fox News out of his Sunday show appearances, a downed airliner in Ukraine and an ongoing Israeli invasion of Gaza compelled Secretary of State John Kerry to finally appear on “Fox News Sunday” A frustrated Kerry relentlessly castigated Fox’s Chris Wallace for continuing to ask questions while the Secretary of State was in the middle of answering. “You like to ask questions, but you don’t like to get answers!” he charged petulantly, before refusing to address...
  • Ukraine Rebels Claim To Have Black Boxes, Have Moved Bodies To Trains [West Paralyzed!]

    07/20/2014 10:16:51 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    CBSNews ^ | July 20, 2014
    July 20, 2014 Ukraine Rebels Claim To Have Black Boxes, Have Moved Bodies To Trains DONETSK, Ukraine - Rebels have recovered the black boxes from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and will hand them over to the International Civil Aviation Organization, a rebel leader said Sunday. This still, taken from a Reuters video shot Friday, July 18, apparently shows emergency workers locating one of the black boxes. REUTERS Alexander Borodai also said the bodies recovered from the crash site in eastern Ukraine would remain in refrigerated train cars at a station in the rebel-held town of Torez until the arrival...
  • Unguarded Comments Suggest Kerry Frustration At Civilian Toll In Gaza [Lashes At Gaza Operation]

    07/20/2014 10:08:17 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    Guardian (UK)R ^ | July 20, 2014 | Dominic Rushe
    Unguarded Comments Suggest Kerry Frustration At Civilian Toll In Gaza • 'It's a hell of a pinpoint operation' captured on open microphone Dominic Rushe in New York 20 July 2014 The secretary of state, John Kerry, on Sunday appeared to criticise Israel’s claims about the targeted scope of its attacks on Gaza, as a open microphone caught him talking to an aide ahead of a TV interview. “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation, it’s a hell of a pinpoint operation,” Kerry, who was appearing on Fox News Sunday as part of a tour of all five main US talkshows,...
  • Congressman Optimistic Obama Will Grant Immigrants Legal Status

    07/19/2014 11:12:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 19, 2014 | HECTOR BECERRA
    Congressman Optimistic Obama Will Grant Immigrants Legal Status By HECTOR BECERRA U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez tells National Council of La Raza, 'I believe the president will act' on immigration At La Raza convention, congressman chastises House Republicans for harsh rhetoric over surge of migrant youths In a fiery speech at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said he was confident after meeting with President Obama last week that the president will move forward in the coming months with an executive order that would grant legal status to millions of immigrants in the country illegally,...
  • This Weak and Timid President Talks Big... And Does Nothing: A Devastating Attack on Obama..

    07/19/2014 9:40:54 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 19, 2014 | CLARK S. JUDGE
    This Weak and Timid President Talks Big... And Does Nothing: A Devastating Attack on Obama By A Top Washington Insider Clark S. Judge believes Obama's reaction to the tragedy was 'disconnected' Immediately 'reverted to script' to praise his administration Former adviser to Ronald Reagan says it confirms 'chaos' of foreign policy By CLARK S. JUDGE 19 July 2014 At a political event in Wilmington, Delaware, on Thursday, President Obama devoted only 40 seconds to the shooting down of the Malaysian airline, his first statement to the world following the news. His emotionless reference to the attack as ‘a terrible tragedy’...
  • Report: 2/3 of Illegal Alien children Applying for Asylum Receive It [Obama Bypasses Congress]

    07/19/2014 8:21:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 19, 2014 | Rick Moran
    July 19, 2014 Report: 2/3 of Illegal Alien children Applying for Asylum Receive It By Rick Moran A report by the House Judiciary Committee reveals that 65% of illegal alien children who apply for asylum recieve it virtually immediately - without requring the child to appear before a judge. The report also shows that at least 70% of asylum requests are fraudulent.
  • As The West Declines, Russia Fills The Vacuum

    07/19/2014 3:19:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 57 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | July 19, 2014
    As The West Declines, Russia Fills The Vacuum The Coalition has no foreign policy and no solutions to offer in the growing chaos of a world without moral leadership By Janet Daley19 Jul 2014 Presumably there are at least a few politicians in the great Western capitals who have some idea of how to get a grip on the current global chaos. Perhaps at some point they will let us know what it is. At the moment, all that we are getting is banalities and obfuscation, which seem to be a cover for total panic. Apart from the obvious words...
  • Obama Stops Short of Blaming Russia For Downed Jet in Ukraine Ukraine Search [O An Embarrassment!]

    07/19/2014 3:06:52 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 19, 2014 | DAVID S. CLOUD, KATHLEEN HENNESSEY
    Obama Stops Short of Blaming Russia For Downed Jet in Ukraine By DAVID S. CLOUD, KATHLEEN HENNESSEY President Obama on Friday condemned the missile attack that downed a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine as an "outrage of unspeakable proportions" but stopped short of blaming Russia directly for the tragedy.
  • A Thor Subject

    07/19/2014 2:52:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    National Report ^ | July 19, 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    JULY 19, 2014 A Thor Subject The comics industry grapples with attracting women readers. By Jim Geraghty The surprises came in a trio: First, Marvel Comics announced that the character of Thor, based upon the Norse God of Thunder, would become a woman. The second surprise was the venue in which the switch was announced — ABC’s feminine-minded daytime talk show The View — but perhaps that was predictable, considering that Marvel and ABC Television are both owned by Disney. But the third, and biggest, surprise is that anyone thought this was a good idea. “This is not She-Thor,” senior...
  • An Obama-Caused Border Disaster

    07/19/2014 10:02:46 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    National Report ^ | July 19, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    JULY 19, 2014 An Obama-Caused Border Disaster Make no mistake, the president has instigated the present influx of illegal aliens. By Andrew C. McCarthy It is a grave error to view the swarming of illegal aliens across our southern border as anything other than a challenge to our sovereignty — a challenge abetted, rather than repulsed, by a president who vows to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” The challenge brings into sharp relief a question I’ve repeatedly pressed (see, e.g., here, here, here, and here): If the states cannot or will not defend themselves, are they still, in...
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Obama ‘Practically Half Asleep’ in Airliner Speech

    07/18/2014 11:16:54 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    National Report ^ | July 18, 2014 | NRO Staff
    Krauthammer’s Take: Obama ‘Practically Half Asleep’ in Airliner Speech By NRO Staff July 18, 2014 On Friday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer slammed Obama for the “unbelievable, passive nature” of his speech, which addressed the Malaysian airliner catastrophe in Eastern Ukraine. Reacting to yesterday’s news of the shooting down of the civilian plane – almost certainly at the hands of Russian-armed rebels – the president appeared disinterested, and ”practically half asleep.” That response makes sense only if Obama believes that the events will necessarily go badly for Russia. However, Krauthammer contended, there is no reason to think that is true in...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's Mum Claims She Tried To Abort Him While She Was Pregnant

    07/18/2014 8:06:21 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 18, 2014 | DAVID KENT
    Cristiano Ronaldo's Mum Claims She Tried To Abort Him While She Was Pregnant Cristiano Ronaldo's mother Dolores Aveiro released her autobiography this week and says she wanted to have an abortion when she was pregnant Doctor refused to support her decision and refused to help Real Madrid star Ronaldo found out about his mother's decision By DAVID KENT 18 July 2014 Cristiano Ronaldo’s mum has admitted she tried to abort the footballer when she was pregnant, according to reports. In an autobiography released in Portugal on Friday, Dolores Aveiro claims her doctor refused to go through with the procedure. In...
  • 'This is what we call A-W-O-L': John McCain blasts Obama for going to fundraiser rather….

    07/18/2014 11:51:47 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 18, 2014 | FRANCESCA CHAMBERS and DAVID MARTOSKO
    'This is what we call A-W-O-L': John McCain blasts Obama for going to fundraiser rather than showing leadership over MH17 tragedy GOP Senator said only places in the world that are more tranquil because of Obama are those that have fundraisers Came after President was criticised for giving just 40-seconds of 16-minute transportation speech to the crash By FRANCESCA CHAMBERS and DAVID MARTOSKO 18 July 2014 U.S. Senator John McCain has blasted President Barack Obama for going 'A-W-O-L' and utterly failing to show leadership in the wake of the attack on Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in which 298 were killed...
  • Obama Blames Rebels Under Putin's 'Control' for MH17 'Outrage [Obama Awaits "Investigation"]

    07/18/2014 11:32:24 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 18, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Obama Blames Rebels Under Putin's 'Control' for MH17 'Outrage of unspeakable proportions' but won't impose more sanctions until investigation takes place By DAVID MARTOSKO 18 July 2014 Barack Obama announced Friday that the rebels believed to be behind the rocket attack on a Malaysian Airlines jetliner in eastern Ukraine have had 'a steady stream of support from Russia,' but stopped short of calling for an immediate pushback against Moscow. The U.S. president's brief but substantial comments about deaths that he called 'an outrage of unspeakable proportions' came 24 hours after he coolly inserted a 40-second statement about the plane crash...
  • Obama: Downing of Malaysia flight 'wake-up call' on Ukraine conflict [Where's That Reset Button?]

    07/18/2014 11:26:24 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 18, 2014
    Obama: Downing of Malaysia flight 'wake-up call' on Ukraine conflict By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY In his first extended remarks on the fiery crash of a Malaysian airliner, President Obama confirmed Friday that at least one U.S. citizen was killed in a global tragedy he said should serve as “wake-up call” to end the conflict in Ukraine. The president said Quinn Schansman, a Dutch and U.S. dual citizen, was traveling on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which left Amsterdam Thursday and ended in a field near Ukraine's eastern border with Russia. Schansman was one of 298 people killed when a missile struck the...
  • US Appeals Court Tosses Oklahoma Gay Marriage Ban [Consequences of Kennedy Opinion]

    07/18/2014 11:14:43 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    ABCNews ^ | July 18, 2014
    US Appeals Court Tosses Oklahoma Gay Marriage Ban OKLAHOMA CITY — Jul 18, 2014 By SEAN MURPHY and NICHOLAS RICCARDI A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Oklahoma must allow gay couples to wed, prompting a fast, angry response from leaders of a state that has vehemently fought policy changes brought on from outside its borders. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver upheld a federal judge's ruling striking down Oklahoma's gay marriage ban, which had been approved by more than 75 percent of voters in 2004. Friday's decision marks the second time the...
  • Obama: At Least One American Killed In "Global Tragedy ["Global Tragedy" Day He Became President]

    07/18/2014 11:11:11 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    CBSNews ^ | July 18, 2014
    BySTEPHANIE CONDON July 18, 2014 Obama: At Least One American Killed In "Global Tragedy" At least one American citizen was among the nearly 300 innocent people killed when a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over Ukraine, President Obama announced Friday, calling the incident a "global tragedy." "An Asian airline was destroyed in European skies filled with citizens from many countries," Mr. Obama said from the White House briefing room. "I think that this certainly will be a wake-up call for Europe and the world that there are consequences to an escalating conflict in Eastern Ukraine, that it is not...
  • Jon Stewart Calls Sarah Palin, GOP's Calls to Impeach Obama #### (Video)

    07/18/2014 9:37:36 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    YahooNews ^ | July 18, 2014 | ordan Zakarin
    <p>The GOP has spent most of President Obama's time in office — nearly a term and a half, at this point — calling him a tyrant and dictator. It's been good for business, helping them raise a ton of money and win elections, and so naturally they'll keep on doing it.</p>
  • Early Risers More Likely To Cheat And Behave Dishonestly At Night, US Study Finds

    07/17/2014 10:48:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | July 17, 2014 | Raziye Akkoc
    Early Risers More Likely To Cheat And Behave Dishonestly At Night, US Study Finds By Raziye Akkoc Early risers are more likely to behave dishonestly and cheat during night time hours, a study has found. Those who rise early see their energy levels decrease during the day which directly affects their behaviour. Researchers believe the way a person's internal body clock works could have an impact on the workplace. Psychologists tested the honesty of almost 200 individuals by asking them to undertake problem-solving tests and games. Those who took part were tested on how honest they were about their perfomance,...
  • Hillary Clinton's Three-Step Plan To Stop Putin [Step I, II, and III Start Re-Set Button!]

    07/17/2014 9:27:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    CBSNews ^ | July 17, 2014
    By CBS NEWS July 17, 2014 Hillary Clinton's Three-Step Plan To Stop Putin While interviewing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Charlie Rose asked about Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and possible Russian separatists' involvement. She says, "If there is evidence linking Russia to this, that should inspire the Europeans to do much more..."
  • $4-Million Settlement Reached In Political Embezzlement Case [Feinstein Gets Her Money Back!]

    07/17/2014 8:27:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 17, 2014 | MELANIE MASON
    $4-Million Settlement Reached In Political Embezzlement Case By MELANIE MASON A California bank has agreed to pay $4 million to settle lawsuits arising from the embezzlement of political funds by prominent Democratic campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee, attorneys said Thursday. First California Bank agreed to pay the politicians who said the bank abetted Durkee's fraud, said Wylie Aitken, the attorney representing Reps. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove), Linda T. Sanchez (D-Lakewood) and Susan A. Davis (D-San Diego), as well as state Sen. Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana). "This the last chapter of this sad story of Kinde Durkee and her fall from grace,"...
  • 'It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy': Obama goes AWOL again with just 40-second mention..

    07/17/2014 7:37:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 83 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 17, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    'It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy': Obama goes AWOL again with just 40-second mention of Malaysian plane crash feared to have killed Americans before his jokey 16-minute transport speech Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 passengers on board President Obama said his national security team is working on identifying the U.S. citizens – and then launched into jokes and 16 minutes of prepared remarks Twitter erupted with digital eye-rolls at Obama's curt mention of the 'tragedy' that the Ukrainian government quickly called a 'criminal case' House Speaker John Boehner offered...
  • Atty. Gen. Harris Seeks Legal Help For Flood of Minor Immigrants

    07/16/2014 8:05:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 16, 2014 | PATRICK MCGREEVY
    Atty. Gen. Harris Seeks Legal Help For Flood of Minor Immigrants By PATRICK MCGREEVY California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris on Wednesday convened a group of public and private officials to look at how legal representatives can be provided to the thousands of minors who are crossing the border illegally into the United States. With a surge of more than 57,000 unaccompanied minors who have arrived in the U.S. in recent months from Central America, nonprofit legal services groups that serve immigrants have been overwhelmed by demand, meaning many of the minors are not getting legal representation. Representatives of corporations...
  • Democrats Far Outspending Republicans in 10 key Senate races, Figures Show [Where's Priebus?]

    07/16/2014 5:03:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Guardian (UK)R ^ | July 16, 2014 | Dan Roberts
    Democrats Far Outspending Republicans in 10 key Senate races, Figures Show Guardian analysis reveals surge of money into battleground states, with vulnerable Democrats raising cash at record rates Dan Roberts in Washington 16 July 2014 13.11 EDT Alison Grimes, pictured here with Elizabeth Warren, is raising cash at a quicker pace than her rival, Mitch McConnell. Democratic donors are outspending Republicans by more than 50% in the closest-fought Senate races, according to a Guardian analysis of the latest campaign finance disclosures that reveal a surge of money flooding into key battleground states. More than $42m has been raised so far...
  • Misperceptions About U.S. Immigration Policy Behind Surge of illegal Children, Report Says

    07/15/2014 10:03:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 16, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    Misperceptions About U.S. Immigration Policy Behind Surge of illegal Children, Report Says By Catherine Herridge July 16, 2014 A new intelligence assessment concludes that misperceptions about U.S. immigration policy – and not Central American violence – are fueling the surge of thousands of children illegally crossing the Mexican border. The 10-page July 7 report was issued by the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC), which according to the Justice Department website is led by the DEA and incorporates Homeland Security. Its focus is on the collection and distribution of tactical intelligence, information which can immediately be acted on by law enforcement....
  • Ed Miliband Has An Image Problem. And the Labor Party Thinks Barack Obama Can Fix It.

    07/15/2014 9:18:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 15, 2014 | Sebastian Payne
    Ed Miliband Has An Image Problem. And the Labor Party Thinks Barack Obama Can Fix It. By Sebastian Payne July 14 Ed Miliband is desperate to meet Barack Obama. The BBC is reporting that Miliband, the leader of the opposition party in the United Kingdom, is lobbying heavily for a meeting with the president before next year’s general election. Obama is on a two day state visit to Britain. Why, you might ask, given that the pair met in Buckingham Palace three years ago? The Labor Party thinks that, to boost Miliband's chances of winning next year’s general election, they...
  • University of Texas May Use Race As A Factor In Admissions, Court Rules

    07/15/2014 8:28:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    Guardian (UK)R ^ | July 15, 2014
    University of Texas May Use Race As A Factor In Admissions, Court Rules Federal appeals court rules in affirmative action case that barring race as a factor would harm diversity on campus 15 July 2014 A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that the University of Texas can continue using race in its undergraduate admissions, a year after the US supreme court sent the case back to a lower court. A 5th US circuit court of appeals panel ruled 2-1 that barring the university from using race would hurt diversity on campus. The ruling came in a lawsuit filed in...
  • Senate Democrats Push Back Against Speedy Deportations

    07/15/2014 6:46:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Wall St J ^ | July 15, 2014 | MICHAEL R. CRITTENDEN and LAURA MECKLER
    Senate Democrats Push Back Against Speedy Deportations Fate of Obama's $3.7 Billion Funding Request Could Hinge on GOP Push for a Change in 2008 Law By MICHAEL R. CRITTENDEN and LAURA MECKLER July 15, 2014 The fate of the Obama administration's plan to deal with a surge of migrant children and families crossing the southern U.S. border is expected to hinge on the Senate, where majority Democrats are divided about giving immigration officials more power to quickly return the children to their home countries. The White House has requested $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the crisis. But House...
  • Obama, at Ramadan Dinner, Decries Mideast Bloodshed

    07/14/2014 7:50:21 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 31 replies
    Wall St J ^ | July 14, 2014 | AROL E. LEE
    Obama, at Ramadan Dinner, Decries Mideast Bloodshed By CAROL E. LEE President Barack Obama, lamenting the “heart-wrenching” violence in the Middle East, said Monday the U.S. will work to forge a cease-fire between the Israelis and Palestinians and welcomed a proposal put forward by Egypt. Mr. Obama, speaking Monday at a White House dinner marking the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, said Israel has a right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas, but called the deaths of Palestinian civilians a tragedy. “I believe further escalation benefits no one, least of all the Israeli and the Palestinian people,” Mr....
  • Bipartisan Duo To Introduce Border Bill

    07/14/2014 7:22:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    ABCNews ^ | July 14, 2014 | Jake Lefferman
    Bipartisan Duo To Introduce Border Bill By Jake Lefferman Jul 14, 2014 After days of arguing that money is not a solution, Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, have teamed up to introduce a bill to reform current immigration law in a hope to solve the humanitarian crisis along the border. The bottom line, the bipartisan duo stressed, is that a combination of policy and resources is required to repair the immediate problem. “The border region has been overwhelmed over the past few months by a deluge of undocumented immigrants from Central America,” said Cuellar, a member...
  • Las Vegas to Halt Detention of Undocumented Immigrants [Cities Now Breaking The Law!]

    07/14/2014 5:35:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    NBCNews ^ | July 14, 2014 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN
    Las Vegas to Halt Detention of Undocumented Immigrants BY ANDREW BLANKSTEIN Las Vegas has become the latest U.S. city to announce that its police department will no longer honor requests from federal immigration officials to detain undocumented immigrants for possible deportation without a court order or arrest warrant. The statement Monday from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department comes a week after the LAPD announced a similar policy change. Other cities across the nation, including Philadelphia, Chicago, Newark, N.J., and nearly all the major urban centers in California have also recently decided to limit or end their cooperation with Immigration...
  • The Conservatives Who Deserve Blame for the Border Breakdown [McC;Rubio;Graham; Hannity; Will; CK]

    07/14/2014 5:26:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 14, 2014 | John T. Bennett
    July 14, 2014 The Conservatives Who Deserve Blame for the Border Breakdown By John T. Bennett The conservative commentators who advocated a “path to citizenship” after the 2012 election bear partial blame for the current wave of illegal immigrants from Central America. Many of those who advocated for amnesty following the 2012 election are now complaining that people indeed came expecting that amnesty. But there is also an unbelievably bad policy at the root of the problem. The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 is the awful piece of legislation that is allowing tens of thousands of...
  • Camera Catches Breathtaking Shot of Sun Behind Christ the Redeemer During World Cup Final

    07/13/2014 4:01:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    ABCNews ^ | July 13, 2014
    Camera Catches Breathtaking Shot of Sun Behind Christ the Redeemer During World Cup Final Jul 13, 2014 By YAZHOU SUN PHOTO: . The sun sets behind the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janiero, July 13, 2014. ABC Breathtaking. It's the most apt description for the shot of an amazing sunset behind the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina. The statue towers above the famed Maracană where the final was played today.
  • 'Yellow Fever' Fetish: Why Do So Many White Men Want To Date A Chinese Woman?

    07/13/2014 3:53:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 181 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | July 1, 2014
    Chinese writer Yuan Ren lifts the lid on so-called 'yellow fever': a well-peddled myth that Asian women make better sexual lovers than other women, while at the same time, having no meaningful presence in politics and popular culture By Yuan Ren 01 Jul 2014 Ever heard of yellow fever? No, not the disease you can pick up when travelling to certain countries. I'm talking about when Caucasian men develop an acute sexual preference for East Asian women – even becoming a fetish, for some. Naturally, there are dating websites aplenty dedicated to 'serving' those men who have yellow fever, where...
  • DOJ Set to Fight Gay-Marriage Bans in Supreme Court [Fighting To Block Law Enforcement!]

    07/13/2014 9:29:59 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    ABCNews ^ | July 13, 2014 | PIERRE THOMAS, MIKE LEVINE, JACK DATE and JACK CLOHERTY JACK DATE
    DOJ Set to Fight Gay-Marriage Bans in Supreme Court Jul 13, 2014, 9:00 AM ET By PIERRE THOMAS, MIKE LEVINE, JACK DATE and JACK CLOHERTY JACK DATE The Justice Department is set to urge the Supreme Court to uphold a lower-court ruling and block states from banning same-sex marriage, Attorney General Eric Holder said. The nation's top law enforcement official's remarks come just days after Utah officials announced they will ask the Supreme Court to overrule a lower court that concluded gay couples can legally marry in the state. Last month, a federal appeals court ruled that a state ban...
  • FEINSTEIN INVOKES NAZIS CONCERNING UNACCOMPANIED MINORS ON BORDER

    07/12/2014 11:10:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 10, 2014 | Aaron Goldstein
    FEINSTEIN INVOKES NAZIS CONCERNING UNACCOMPANIED MINORS ON BORDER By Aaron Goldstein on 7.10.14 I just read where Senator Dianne Feinstein has likened deporting the unaccompanied children at the U.S.-Mexican border to deporting Jews back to Nazi Germany. To be precise, the California Democrat argues that deporting the children would be akin to turning away "boatloads of Jewish immigrants trying to come to this country during Nazi Germany and getting turned back." When Jews were turned away from this nation and others during WWII, they faced either death or a place in a concentration camp. The same simply cannot be said...
  • Obama Says GOP Lawsuit Will Cost Tax Dollars

    07/12/2014 11:12:50 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    ABCNews ^ | July 12, 2014 | Chris Good
    Obama Says GOP Lawsuit Will Cost Tax Dollars By Chris Good In his weekly radio/YouTube address, President Obama derided House Republicans’ planned lawsuit against him, warning that GOP lawmakers will spend taxpayer dollars on a frivolous legal challenge. “It’s a political stunt that’s going to waste months of America’s time. And by the way, they’re going to pay for it using your hard-earned tax dollars,” Obama said. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has orchestrated the beginnings of a lawsuit against the president over his use of executive authority. As the White House and the GOP-controlled House have failed to compromise...
  • Investigation Urged After Latino Caucus Rejects Republican Lawmaker

    07/11/2014 9:22:22 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 11, 2014
    Investigation Urged After Latino Caucus Rejects Republican Lawmaker Investigation urged after Latino caucus rejects Republican lawmaker GOP Assemblyman Rocky Chavez says he should be allowed to join the Latino caucus Shortly after he was elected, state Assemblyman Rocky Chavez took what he said was a natural step and asked to join the California Latino Legislative Caucus. The Oceanside Republican said his request last year was at first met with silence. "When I didn't get a response, I asked what the deal was and they said that I wouldn't be allowed in," Chavez said. "They do not allow Republicans to be...
  • Australian Judge Says Incest May No Longer Be Taboo [Abortion Is Solution To Birth Abnormalities]

    07/10/2014 7:35:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | July 10, 2014 | Jonathan Pearlman
    Australian Judge Says Incest May No Longer Be Taboo Judge in Australia says incest may no longer be a taboo and the only reason it is criminal is potential birth abnormalities, which can be solved by abortion Holding hands Judge Garry Neilson thinks that the community may now accept consensual sex between adult siblings Photo: Alamy By Jonathan Pearlman in Sydney 10 Jul 2014 A judge in Australia has been criticised after saying incest may no longer be a taboo and that the community may now accept consensual sex between adult siblings. Judge Garry Neilson, from the district court in...
  • Four children, two adults killed in Texas shooting; suspect surrenders Texas shooting

    07/09/2014 10:11:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 9, 2014
    Four children, two adults killed in Texas shooting; suspect surrenders Texas shooting The children ranged in age from 4 to 15, Harris County Constable Ron Hickman told the Los Angeles Times. The suspect surrendered to authorities after a standoff that lasted more than three hours while he sat in a car at the edge of a cul-de-sac. He is believed to be the children's uncle, Hickman told The Times.
  • Judge Rules Colorado's Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional [16th Judge To Strike Down!]

    07/09/2014 9:12:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | July 9, 2014
    Judge Rules Colorado's Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional District judge C Scott Crabtree rules 2006 voter approved ban violates state and federal constitutions A judge in Colorado has struck down the state's gay marriage ban. District court judge C Scott Crabtree on Wednesday ruled the 2006 voter-approved ban violates the state and federal constitutions. He immediately put his ruling on hold pending an appeal. Crabtree is the 16th judge to void a state's gay marriage ban since the US supreme court ruled last year that the federal government has to recognize gay marriages in the states.
  • Water-Guzzling Pot Plants Draining Drought-Wracked California

    07/07/2014 9:40:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 44 replies
    NBCNews ^ | July 7, 2014 | HARRIET TAYLOR
    Water-Guzzling Pot Plants Draining Drought-Wracked California BY HARRIET TAYLOR California cannabis growers may be making millions, but their thirsty plants are sucking up a priceless resource: water. Now scientists say that if no action is taken in the drought-wracked state, the consequences for fisheries and wildlife will be dire. "If this activity continues on the trajectory it's on, we're looking at potentially streams going dry, streams that harbor endangered fish species like salmon, steelhead," said Scott Bauer of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Studying aerial photographs of four watersheds within northern California's so-called Emerald Triangle, Bauer found that...
  • Hillary Clinton Says She Had ‘Obligation’ to Defend Accused Rapist

    07/07/2014 7:42:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    ABCNews ^ | July 7, 2014 | Liz Kreutz
    Hillary Clinton Says She Had ‘Obligation’ to Defend Accused Rapist By Liz Kreutz July 7, 2014 Hillary Clinton has responded for the first time to recent criticism of her successful 1975 legal defense of an accused rapist, telling a British website that she was “appointed” to the case against her will and that ultimately she was just doing her “professional duty” as an attorney to defend him. Last month, the conservative news site the Washington Free Beacon released audio uncovered from the Clinton archives at the University of Arkansas in which Hillary Clinton discusses how as a young lawyer she...
  • Appeals Court Rules Immigrant ‘Dreamers’ Can Get Driver’s Licenses

    07/07/2014 7:37:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 7, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Appeals Court Rules Immigrant ‘Dreamers’ Can Get Driver’s Licenses A federal appeals court ruled Monday that young adult illegal immigrants whom President Obama has given tentative permission to be in the country — so-called “Dreamers” — are also entitled to driver’s licenses, and... By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times A federal appeals court ruled Monday that young adult illegal immigrants whom President Obama has given tentative permission to be in the country — so-called “dreamers” — are also entitled to driver’s licenses and ordered Arizona to issue them. The ruling comes while the government is debating policy about a new wave...