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  • Marco Rubio: Let’s Reject The Veiled Isolationism Of Obama And Clinton

    09/14/2014 9:38:46 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 14, 2014 | Marco Rubio
    Marco Rubio: Let’s Reject The Veiled Isolationism Of Obama And Clinton Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google PlusShare via EmailMore Options By Marco Rubio September 12 Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. President Obama’s call on Wednesday for the United States to lead an international military campaign in the Middle East has the potential to begin a departure from the isolationism that he and former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton have advocated during their years in office. There is a risk, however, that the...
  • Voters Back Obama’s ISIS Plan but Lack Confidence in Success, Poll Finds

    09/14/2014 9:31:59 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | September 14, 2014 | AARON ZITNER
    Sep 14, 2014 Voters Back Obama’s ISIS Plan but Lack Confidence in Success, Poll Finds By AARON ZITNER Voters by a wide margin support President Barack Obama’s decision to strike the militant group Islamic State, but they have little confidence that his plans will succeed, a new poll finds. The Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Annenberg poll, taken in the days after Mr. Obama’s national address Wednesday on confronting the militant group, found that 62% of registered voters supported the president’s decision to take action. But only 28% of voters had a “great deal’’ or “quite a bit’’ of confidence that the...
  • British Hostage David Haines Beheaded By Islamic State Terrorists [Obama's JV Team At Work!]

    09/13/2014 10:50:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | September 13, 2014 | Claire Duffin, and Tim Ross
    British Hostage David Haines Beheaded By Islamic State Terrorists Prime Minister David Cameron describes murder of British aid worker David Haines by Isil as 'an act of pure evil', as Foreign Office works urgently to verify video released by extremists The Isil murderer stands beside David Haines and issues violent threats to David Cameron By Claire Duffin, and Tim Ross 14 Sep 2014 Islamic State has released a video showing the beheading of British hostage David Haines. It comes just hours after his family issued a public plea for his captors to contact them. The Foreign Office said it was...
  • The Utter Failure Of Our Political Class To Respond To Mortal Danger [Great Read!]

    09/13/2014 4:08:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 13, 2014 | James Lewis
    September 13, 2014 The Utter Failure Of Our Political Class To Respond To Mortal Danger By James Lewis Nations are much like living organisms. One fundamental function of life is to tell the difference between friends and foes. When a nation fails to do that it will soon die. For more than two centuries the United States has known how to tell friend from foe, because we’ve had a robust sense of identity -- we understood how “a nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal” would be tested over and over again,...
  • 'David Cameron, I hold you entirely responsible for my execution': British hostage forced to condemn

    09/13/2014 3:53:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | September 13, 2014 | STEPH COCKROFT
    'David Cameron, I hold you entirely responsible for my execution': British hostage forced to condemn UK government before beheading by Jihadi John who threatens to kill another Briton next Father-of-two from Perth, Scotland, abducted by militants in Syria last year He was shown on knees in jihadi video of US journalist being beheaded In the footage, the extremists also threaten to execute another Briton Militants previously beheaded journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley By STEPH COCKROFT 13 September 2014 The Islamic State has released a video claiming to show the beheading of British captive David Haines. The father-of-two, an aid...
  • Allah and Ali at Yale

    09/13/2014 1:44:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | September 12, 2014 | John Masko
    SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 Allah and Ali at Yale TRUE EDUCATION NEEDS FREE SPEECH. POLITICAL CORRECTNESS REJECTS IT. By John Masko At the close of an inspiring August 23 address to the incoming freshman class, Yale president Peter Salovey said: “I recognize that all of us here, in different ways, might also like to live in a campus community where nothing provocative and hurtful is ever said to anyone. And that is the part that I cannot — [and] should not — promise you. For if we are not willing to be shocked, then we may not be allowing ourselves to...
  • Was Student's Brutal Murder An Act of Domestic Terrorism? Muslim Suspect

    09/13/2014 10:13:35 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | September 13, 2014
    Was Student's Brutal Murder An Act of Domestic Terrorism? Muslim Suspect Admitted He Shot Dead Straight-A Prep School Graduate As 'Vengeance' For US Military Action In Middle East • Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, allegedly told investigators that Brendan Tevlin's June killing was retribution for Muslim lives lost in Middle East • Brown, a devout Muslim, descried US military action in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and Syria as 'evil' • Tevlin, 19, was found dead June 25 in his parents' jeep in West Orange, New Jersey • Brown is also accused of killing two gay men and another person in Seattle in...
  • Meet The Future Mrs Navratilova, The Beauty Queen With a VERY Ugly Past

    09/12/2014 10:55:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | September 12, 2014 | TOM LEONARD
    Meet The Future Mrs Navratilova, The Beauty Queen With a VERY Ugly Past: Her millionaire boyfriend was shot dead by a prostitute and her baby's tragic death is still unexplained By TOM LEONARD 12 September 2014 Not since she sank to the ground on Centre Court and savoured her historic ninth Wimbledon singles victory title did Martina Navratilova look so happy. This time the sporting legend was on her knees again — or one at least — as she proposed to her long-time girlfriend Julia Lemigova last weekend, a moment that was flashed over the big screen at the U.S....
  • In Shift, U.S. Calls Fight With Jihadists 'War'

    09/12/2014 9:21:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | September 12, 2014 | JEFFREY SPARSHOTand EMRE PEKER
    In Shift, U.S. Calls Fight With Jihadists 'War' White House Defines Operation Against Islamic State in Tougher Terms, Hails Commitments From 40 Nations for Help By JEFFREY SPARSHOTand EMRE PEKER Sept. 12, 2014 The White House and Pentagon said Friday that the U.S. is "at war" with the Islamic State militant group, shifting the way the conflict was defined a day earlier by Secretary of State John Kerry, who called it a large-scale "counterterrorism" operation. The change in the description reflected the Obama administration's continuing struggle with how to cast the international campaign it is assembling to counter...
  • U.S. Judge Orders Arizona To Recognize Gay Marriage From California

    09/12/2014 9:18:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 12, 2014 | JAMES QUEALLY
    U.S. Judge Orders Arizona To Recognize Gay Marriage From California Fred McQuire and George Martinez In this July 2014 photo provided by the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Fred McQuire, left, and George Martinez pose for photos at their wedding in California. A federal judge ordered Arizona to recognize their marriage. (Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund) By JAMES QUEALLY A federal judge in Arizona ruled Friday that state officials must recognize the marriage of two men who were wed in California this year, though the ruling will not affect the ongoing fight to overturn the state's ban on...
  • Taxi Drivers Object To Body Odor Test by San Diego Airport Authority [Drivers Claim Discrimination!]

    09/12/2014 9:13:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | September 12, 2014
    Taxi Drivers Object To Body Odor Test by San Diego Airport Authority Inspectors check 52 criteria to evaluate taxis but drivers protest that some checks spring from prejudice and discrimination 12 September 2014 Cab driver Daniel Afeweki looks out from his Toyota Prius cab as he waits in line for his turn to pick up fares at the San Diego airport. Photograph: Gregory Bull/AP Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Taxi drivers say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination. For years, inspectors with the San Diego regional airport...
  • Oscar Pistorius Verdict: Steenkamp Family Protest

    09/12/2014 11:21:45 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 12, 2014
    12 September 2014 Oscar Pistorius Verdict: Steenkamp Family Protest The parents of Reeva Steenkamp say "justice was not served" after South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was acquitted of murdering their daughter. June and Barry Steenkamp told NBC News of their "disbelief" that the court had believed Pistorius's version of events. Judge Thokozile Masipa found him guilty of the lesser charge of culpable homicide, saying the state had failed to prove he intended to kill. Pistorius has been allowed bail ahead of sentencing on 13 October. Judge Masipa said the athlete had acted "negligently" when he shot his girlfriend through a...
  • Northern Ireland Firebrand Ian Paisley Dead At 88

    09/12/2014 9:43:35 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    ABCNews ^ | September 12, 2014
    September 12, 2014 Northern Ireland Firebrand Ian Paisley Dead At 88 DUBLIN -- The Rev. Ian Paisley, the divisive Protestant firebrand who devoted his life to thwarting compromise with Catholics in Northern Ireland only to become a pivotal peacemaker in his twilight years, died Friday in Belfast, his wife said. He was 88. Paisley was Northern Ireland's most polarizing politician throughout its three decades of civil strife, during which the evangelist's blistering oratory was often blamed for fueling the bloodshed that claimed 3,700 lives. Yet at the zenith of his peace-wrecking powers, Paisley in 2007 stunned the world by delivering...
  • Unprovoked Machete Attack By Illegal Aliens Caught On Camera In Chicago (Sanctuary City!)

    09/12/2014 9:39:47 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 12, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    September 12, 2014 Unprovoked Machete Attack By Illegal Aliens Caught On Camera In Chicago (Sanctuary City!) By Thomas Lifson A horrific machete attack by an illegal alien gang on two innocent young men waiting on a platform for a Chicago El train has been caught on surveillance camera, and is making big news in Chicago. Chicago is, of course, a sanctuary city for illegal aliens under the policies of Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Here is the ABC/channel 7 news report on the incident, which pauses the video to spare viewers the full horror:
  • Chinese Developer's $420-Million Purchase of Robinsons-May Site Closes

    09/12/2014 9:15:34 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 12, 2014 | ROGER VINCENT
    Chinese Developer's $420-Million Purchase of Robinsons-May Site Closes Robinsons-May Store The signage was almost all that remained of the former Robinsons-May department store in Beverly Hills before the structure was demolished in July. By ROGER VINCENT Underscoring the rapidly growing influence of Asian investments in the region, a Chinese investor group has sold one of the most desirable properties in the country to a development firm from China. The $420-million deal clears the way for a long-planned luxury condominium and retail development on the former Robinsons-May department store site on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. The transaction — one of...
  • Attacking Syria May Entangle US In Rebel Rivalries

    09/11/2014 9:30:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | September 12, 2014 | DIAA HADID
    Attacking Syria May Entangle US In Rebel Rivalries September 12 2014 DIAA HADID €” In expanding its airstrikes into Syria against Islamic State extremists, the U.S. could find itself entangled in a morass of jihadis, rebel rivalries and religious hatred. Unlike Iraq, the U.S. has no firm allies inside Syria to take over areas if fighters from the Islamic State group are pushed back. Unless the West decisively backs the outgunned moderate rebels, it risks the unintended consequence of prolonging the widely discredited rule of President Bashar Assad. President Barack Obama said Wednesday that in the fight against the Islamic...
  • Obama Strategy In Iraq, Syria Hinges On Long Shots [Liberal Media Writers Doubt Obama's Plan!]

    09/11/2014 9:26:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 11, 2014 | PATRICK J. MCDONNELL
    Obama Strategy In Iraq, Syria Hinges On Long Shots By PATRICK J. MCDONNELL As the United States pivots back onto a war footing in the Middle East, President Obama's strategy is rooted in at least three basic assumptions, all of them highly questionable. In his prime-time speech Wednesday, Obama envisioned the emergence of a newly unified Iraqi government, an effective Iraqi fighting force and a reenergized, U.S.-backed "moderate" rebel front in Syria. Along with U.S. training and airstrikes, and help from international allies, those three factors would spell defeat for Islamic State militants who have made deep inroads in both...
  • Obama’s Uncertain Trumpet, Again

    09/11/2014 9:06:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 11, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    Obama’s Uncertain Trumpet, Again "If this were a parliamentary democracy, Obama would lose a vote of nonconfidence and be out of office." Charles Krauthammer September 11 In his Islamic State speech, President Obama said many of the right things. Most importantly, he finally got the mission right: degrade and destroy the enemy. This alone will probably get him a bump in the polls, which have dropped to historic lows. But his strategic problem remains: the disconnect between (proclaimed) ends and means. He’s sending an additional 475 American advisers to Iraq. He says he’s broadening the air campaign, but that is...
  • OBAMA DOES HAVE A STRATEGY: BURY THE BAD NEWS

    09/10/2014 7:42:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 10, 2014
    OBAMA DOES HAVE A STRATEGY: BURY THE BAD NEWS That's been his vision all along. By Thomas Sowell Those people who say that President Obama has no clear vision and no clear strategy for dealing with the ISIS terrorists in the Middle East may be mistaken. It seems to me that he has a very clear and very consistent strategy. And a vision behind that strategy. First the strategy — which is to get each crisis off the front pages and off television news programs as quickly as he can, in whatever way he can, at the lowest political cost....
  • Philippine Leader Proposes Autonomous Muslim State To End Rebellion

    09/10/2014 7:24:51 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 57 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 10, 2014 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS
    Philippine Leader Proposes Autonomous Muslim State To End Rebellion By CAROL J. WILLIAMS Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday urged lawmakers to swiftly enact a law granting autonomy to the Muslim region of Mindanao to quell more than 40 years of rebellion that has killed at least 150,000 people. The proposed law is modeled on one that pacified a similar Muslim insurgency in neighboring Indonesia's Aceh province in 2005. Philippines Muslim rebellion Philippine President Benigno Aquino III applauds the presentation Wednesday of a bill to create an autonomous Muslim state within the predominantly Roman Catholic country. (Jay Directo /...
  • ANALYSIS: Obama Plays Catch-Up With Public and Himself ["Broad Coalition" Has Nine Nations]

    09/10/2014 7:19:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    ABCNews ^ | September 10, 2014 | RICK KLEIN
    ANALYSIS: Obama Plays Catch-Up With Public and Himself Sep 10, 2014 ANALYSIS by RICK KLEIN President Obama on Wednesday night entered a new phase of his presidency -- and he did it in a most Obama of ways. First, to what’s changed: He’s announcing a war, not ending one. He’s preparing to act without Congress, almost exactly a year after deferring to the legislative branch on a question of whether to use American military force. The president is rushing to catch up with and soothe an anxious, even frightened, public. He’s doing it while looking to reverse perceptions that he’s...
  • Obama Tells Top Lawmakers He Has Authority to Fight Islamic State

    09/09/2014 10:56:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | September 9, 2014 | MICHAEL R. CRITTENDEN and SAM DAGHER
    Obama Tells Top Lawmakers He Has Authority to Fight Islamic State In Meeting With Congressional Leaders, President Previews Strategy He Will Lay Out to Nation on Wednesday By MICHAEL R. CRITTENDEN Sept. 9, 2014 WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama told top congressional leaders at a meeting Tuesday that he has the authority he needs to conduct operations against Islamic State militants as he gave them a preview of the strategy he will lay out in a prime-time address to the nation on Wednesday evening. Mr. Obama and top House and Senate leaders huddled for more than an hour Tuesday afternoon at the...
  • The U.S. Is Right To Set Out To Destroy The Islamic State [Washington Post EDITORIAL]

    09/08/2014 11:18:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 8, 2014
    The U.S. Is Right To Set Out To Destroy The Islamic State By Editorial Board September 8 PRESIDENT OBAMA and top aides are now employing the “D” word — “destroy” — to describe U.S. objectives regarding the fanatical Middle Eastern force known as the Islamic State. Already, the group has seized far more of Iraq and Syria than is compatible with the safety and human rights of the people living there, and its sights are set on further destabilization in Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Kurdistan, as well as terror attacks in Europe and, if it’s capable of them, the United...
  • Psychologist: Minorities Are Obese Because of Racism

    09/08/2014 11:10:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 68 replies
    National Review ^ | September 8, 2014 | Katherine Timpf
    SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 Psychologist: Minorities Are Obese Because of Racism Are racial microaggressions making you fat? One professor at an N.J. public university thinks so. By Katherine Timpf A study by Rutgers University – Newark claims that minorities are obese because racial microaggressions cause them to eat fast food and avoid exercise. “When you are exposed to negative stereotypes, you may gravitate more toward unhealthy foods as opposed to healthy foods,” said Luis Rivera, the experimental social psychologist who conducted the study. “You may have a less positive attitude toward watching your carbs or cutting back on fast food, and...
  • Ex-President Clinton's Presence Seen As A Plus For Hillary 2016 Bid [Bill Popular as Pope Francis!]

    09/07/2014 9:58:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    FoxNews ^ | September 7, 2014
    Ex-President Clinton's Presence Seen As A Plus For Hillary 2016 Bid Published September 07, 2014 Hillary and Bill Clinton’s visit next week to Iowa marks the former first lady’s first trip to the key voting state since her failed 2008 presidential campaign and a likely reminder that any future vote for Hillary will also be one for the country’s most powerful political couple. The Clintons will officially be in Iowa on Sept. 14 to headline the Harkin Steak Fry -- an annual fundraiser for Democratic candidates that this year will honor Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin’s retirement. However, essentially every...
  • Arab States Skeptical of U.S. Plan to Combat Islamic State Militants [Obama Leading From Behind!]

    09/07/2014 9:17:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    Wall St J ^ | September 7, 2014 | JAY SOLOMON
    Arab States Skeptical of U.S. Plan to Combat Islamic State Militants Obama Seeks to Galvanize Middle East Coalition to Fight Extremists By JAY SOLOMON Sept. 7, 2014 WASHINGTON—A chief element of President Barack Obama's plans to combat Islamic State militants is to line up a coalition of Arab nations to help. Arab officials, so far, have been lukewarm about the idea. Governments across the region are pressing the Obama administration to make clear what military, financial and diplomatic measures it is preparing to take against Islamic State before they sign on to any U.S.-led coalition, said...
  • Obama Rates Himself On Meet The Press

    But Obama said "the more important question is whether he is getting the policies right and whether he is protecting the American people and, on that score, he said “I think I’ve done a very good job during the course of these last, close to six years.”
  • President Obama to Address ISIS Strategy in Speech [Another Teleprompter Speech!]

    09/06/2014 6:27:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 57 replies
    ABCNews ^ | September 6, 2014 | JONATHAN KARL
    President Obama to Address ISIS Strategy in Speech WASHINGTON — Sep 6, 2014 By JONATHAN KARL President Obama will give a speech next week outlining his strategy for taking on the threat posed by ISIS, ABC News has learned. The president will use the speech to outline the nature of the threat -- serious, but not an imminent threat to the homeland -- and the strategy for confronting it. It is not expected that he will make any major new announcements such as a decision on Syria air strikes, but he will describe the efforts he is already taking, including...
  • Navratilova Proposes On Big Screen At US Open [Shameless Public Sodomy Proposal!]

    09/06/2014 4:49:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 44 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | September 6, 2014
    Navratilova Proposes On Big Screen At US Open September 6 2014 NEW YORK Tennis great Martina Navratilova proposed to her girlfriend on the big screen of Arthur Ashe Stadium between the U.S. Open men's semifinals. Navratilova popped the question to Julia Lemigova in the Tennis Channel suite Saturday, drawing a loud cheer from the crowd. "I was very nervous," Navratilova said later. "It came off. She said yes. It was kind of an out-of-body experience. You've seen people propose at sporting events before, in movies, in real life. Here it was happening to me. It was like I was watching...
  • President Obama Checks Stonehenge Off His Bucket List

    09/06/2014 10:56:27 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 55 replies
    ABCNews ^ | Sep 5, 2014 2:59pm | Ann Compton
    President Obama Checks Stonehenge Off His Bucket List By Ann Compton Sep 5, 2014 After a grueling week of foreign policy crises that must have often seemed like trying to push boulders up a mountain, President Obama took a surprise detour on the way home. Marine One flew him halfway across England so he could walk amid the mysterious and awe-inspiring boulders of Stonehenge. “Spectacular” he kept saying. The president walked alone amid the towering slabs at sunset, humbled. “How cool is this?” he asked.
  • French Ex-Hostage Identifies Captor in Syria [Frenchman Suspected of Killing Four Jews in Brussels!]

    09/06/2014 9:55:06 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    ABCNews ^ | September 6, 2014
    French Ex-Hostage Identifies Captor in Syria PARIS — Sep 6, 2014, A French journalist held hostage for months by extremists in Syria says one of his captors was a Frenchman suspected of killing four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum earlier this year. French magazine Le Point on Saturday quoted its reporter Nicolas Henin as saying he was tortured by Mehdi Nemmouche, a Frenchman who had spent time with extremists in Syria. Henin was held for a time with American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, both beheaded by extremists from the Islamic State group in recent weeks. He was...
  • Ex-USC Professor Pleads Guilty To Having Sex With Boys Overseas

    09/06/2014 9:46:21 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 6, 2014 | RICHARD WINTON, KATE MATHER
    Ex-USC Professor Pleads Guilty To Having Sex With Boys Overseas Walter Lee Williams is taken into custody in June 2013 by the FBI at Los Angeles International Airport. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times) By RICHARD WINTON, KATE MATHER A former USC professor once on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives list pleaded guilty Friday to flying to the Philippines and having sex with several underage boys he groomed online. Walter Lee Williams, 65, admitted engaging in illegal sexual contact with minors in foreign places, entering the plea during a brief appearance before U.S. District Judge Phillip S. Gutierrez....
  • Deputy L.A.City Attorney Arrested On Multiple Child Porn Charges [From The Golden State ]

    09/05/2014 6:22:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 5, 2014 | JOSEPH SERNA, RICHARD WINTON
    Deputy L.A.City Attorney Arrested On Multiple Child Porn Charges By JOSEPH SERNA, RICHARD WINTON Deputy L.A. city attorney arrested on child porn charges; free on $40,000 bail A deputy Los Angeles city attorney has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography, authorities said Friday. Christopher Richard Garcia, 57, was arrested Thursday afternoon at his home in San Pedro and booked on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography, said Officer Liliana Preciado, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department. Garcia had been under investigation since at least November, when authorities served a search warrant at his home...
  • what obama offers against isis vs. what churchill offered against the nazis

    09/05/2014 12:28:00 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | September 3, 2014 | Aaron Goldstein
    WHAT OBAMA OFFERS AGAINST ISIS VS. WHAT CHURCHILL OFFERED AGAINST THE NAZIS By Aaron Goldstein on 9.3.14 During a joint press conference with Estonian President Ilves in Tallinn, President Obama vowed to "degrade and destroy ISIL." But a few minutes later, Obama changed his tune following a question by Steve Holland of Reuters concerning his military strategy on ISIS/ISIL: And to go back to what I said earlier....we know that if we are joined by the international community, we can continue to shrink ISIL’s sphere of influence, its effectiveness, its financing, its military capabilities to the point where it is...
  • Obama Says He's Been Busy On ISIS Strategy, Will Not Concentrate on Immigration "Reform"

    09/05/2014 9:38:47 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | September 5, 2014
    Q&A during Obama's NATO Press Conference. Guardian Reporter & Obama. Q: Some Democrats want you to delay action on immigration reform until after the elections. Will you do so? Obama says he has been pretty busy this week, focused on Ukraine and Isis. Fairly soon he will consider what the next steps are. What he is sure is that the US needs immigration reform. The House Republicans have sat on legislation, and delayed for more than a year. In the absence of congressional action, he will act. There is a need for more resources at the border. And he wants...
  • Krauthammer’s Take: ‘The President Doesn’t Even Know His Own Mind’

    09/03/2014 8:27:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | September 3, 2014 | NRO Staff
    Krauthammer’s Take: ‘The President Doesn’t Even Know His Own Mind’ By NRO Staff September 3, 2014 “We thought a week ago [President Obama] didn’t have a strategy,” says Charles Krauthammer. “Now we know that he doesn’t even have an objective.” That is Dr. K’s takeaway from the president’s morning press conference, at which the president both pledged to defeat the Islamic State and suggested he’d be fine with degrading it to where it was merely “manageable.” “He doesn’t know if [his objective] is to destroy or containment,” Krauthammer said.
  • Obama Suggests ISIS Must Be Destroyed (or Maybe Not) [Hamlet In The White House!]

    09/03/2014 9:26:30 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 03, 2014 | Jonathan Karl
    Obama Suggests ISIS Must Be Destroyed (or Maybe Not) By Jonathan Karl TALLINN, Estonia – President Obama has condemned the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, saying “we will not be intimidated … justice will be done.” But he offered a mixed message today about what exactly the United States wants to do about ISIS. At first, the president offered what seemed to be an unambiguous goal. “The bottom line is this: Our objective is clear and that is to degrade and destroy ISIL so it is no longer a threat,” he said. That would be an expansion of what...
  • California Officials Gearing Up For Obamacare Open Enrollment [90% CA-Enrollees Subsidized!]

    09/02/2014 10:19:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 2, 2014
    California Officials Gearing Up For Obamacare Open Enrollment Obamacare enrollment event By CHAD TERHUNE Covered California and health insurers want to simplify the task of Obamacare policy renewal. Nearly 90% of Covered California's enrollees received federal money to lower their insurance bill The Covered California insurance exchange easily outpaced its expected enrollment during the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. Now it faces the challenge of getting those people to stay on board for a second year once open enrollment begins Nov. 15. Health plans are working with Covered California to streamline renewals so we don't lose ground with the...
  • WITH ISIS AND RUSSIA, NONE OF THE ABOVE IS NOT THE ANSWER

    09/02/2014 10:14:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 2, 2014
    WITH ISIS AND RUSSIA, NONE OF THE ABOVE IS NOT THE ANSWER Obama has decided not to make decisions. By Jed Babbin Why the shock at President Obama’s confession that he doesn’t have a strategy to deal with Syria and ISIS? Here’s the deal: a strategy—be it diplomatic or military or a combination of the two—can only be developed after a president decides what the policy objective is to be. His job is to decide what the desired result of a strategy is supposed to be, and our military leaders and diplomats are supposed to craft strategies to achieve that...
  • AWOL Obama Vanishes Again: Three Hours After Another American Is Brutally Beheaded

    09/02/2014 7:51:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 106 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 2, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    AWOL Obama Vanishes Again: Three Hours After Another American Is Brutally Beheaded, president is whisked away from the White House – without finding time to say a single word about it Presdident walks to Marine One past journalists while ignoring their shouted questions. State Department's chief Iraq-Iran deputy said 'stay tuned' for a strategy: 'we are building now a broader campaign plan.' CNN anchor pounces: 'You say "stay tuned," but in the meantime ISIS is busy beheading our colleagues' By DAVID MARTOSKO, 2 September 2014 Barack Obama left for a three-day European swing Tuesday afternoon without saying a single word...
  • Detroit, Hoping To Leave Bankruptcy, Warns of 'Downward Spiral'

    09/02/2014 7:41:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 2, 2014 | ALANA SEMUELS
    Detroit, Hoping To Leave Bankruptcy, Warns of 'Downward Spiral' Detroit's bankruptcy trial begins Protestors, including one wearing a mask depicting Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, gather outside a federal courthouse in Detroit to protest the start of a key hearing in the city's bankruptcy trial. By ALANA SEMUELS Detroit attorneys argue that the city will never recover financially if its bankruptcy plan is rejected "I don't like the term death spiral," Detroit attorney says. "But Detroit is in a downward spiral" Lawyers for the city of Detroit began their opening arguments Tuesday in what could be the final stage of the...
  • The Corrupt Bargain: Detroit’s Bankruptcy, A Rogues’ Gallery.

    09/02/2014 7:29:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | September 2, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 The Corrupt Bargain Detroit’s Bankruptcy, A Rogues’ Gallery. By Kevin D. Williamson Detroit has long been run by criminals. Former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, currently known as prisoner No. 44678-039 in the federal lockup at El Reno, Okla., ran an outright criminal enterprise out of City Hall, and was subsequently convicted on charges ranging from racketeering and extortion to bribery and fraud. He managed to make sewage even dirtier than it is, taking at least $1 million in kickbacks for contracts in the city’s water department. He also signed off on an odd and probably illegal deal to...
  • Black UCLA Employee Claims Racial Profiling In Arrest By Campus Police

    09/02/2014 7:19:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 2, 2014 | RICHARD WINTON
    Black UCLA Employee Claims Racial Profiling In Arrest By Campus Police Claudius Gaines III, UCLA employee alleges he was racially profiled and his civil rights violated by campus police By RICHARD WINTON contact the reporter CrimeLaw EnforcementUCLA UCLA police again accused of racial profiling during traffic stop A 46-year-old African American UCLA facilities employee arrested for obstruction and resisting arrest by campus police last week is accusing the department of racial profiling and violating his civil rights. Claudius E. Gaines III was arrested after being stopped on Strathmore Drive shortly before midnight last Wednesday as he drove home from his...
  • Candidates in Alaska Governor's Race Join Forces [To Defeat Incumbent Republican]

    09/02/2014 7:00:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | September 1, 2014 | RACHEL D'ORO
    Candidates in Alaska Governor's Race Join Forces September 2 2014 RACHEL D'ORO The independent and Democratic candidates for Alaska governor say they are merging their campaigns to give them a better shot at unseating Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell. Independent Bill Walker said Tuesday that he has dropped his membership in the Alaska Republican Party and reregistered as undeclared
  • Glenn Beck: Hillary Clinton 'Will Be The Next President' {More Idiocy From Mormon EX-Alcoholic!]

    09/02/2014 6:52:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | September 1, 2014 | Dan Merica,
    Glenn Beck: Hillary Clinton 'Will Be The Next president' By Dan Merica, CNN September 2, 2014 "She is going to win," Beck said with confidence He argued Clinton can convince Americans she will take the country back to Bill Clinton's administration Republicans are too focused on Reagan, Beck said, and will be unable to overcome Clinton's message WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Glenn Beck may not want to vote for Hillary Clinton, but he is convinced that she will win the presidency in 2016. Beck, the conservative radio and television host, used part of his radio show on Tuesday to talk about...
  • Problems Abound With Health Law Immigration Papers [What A Domestic & Foreign Policy Meltdown!]

    09/02/2014 4:31:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | September 1, 2014 | KELLI KENNEDY
    Problems Abound With Health Law Immigration Papers September 2 2014 KELLI KENNEDY More than 200,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care initiative could lose their coverage this month if they don't submit proof this week they are legally in the country, but language barriers and computer glitches are hindering efforts to alert them. The government mailed letters in English and Spanish last month notifying about 300,000 people that if immigration and citizenship documents aren't submitted by Friday, their coverage under the Affordable Care Act will end Sept. 30. However, few seem to be responding. U.S. Health...
  • Lost in America: Visa Program Struggles to Track Missing Foreign Students

    09/02/2014 11:13:25 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 2, 2014 | BRIAN ROSS and MATTHEW MOSK
    Lost in America: Visa Program Struggles to Track Missing Foreign Students Sep 2, 2014 By BRIAN ROSS and MATTHEW MOSK Homeland Security has lost track of more than 6,000 foreign nationals who entered the United States on student visas, overstayed their welcome, and essentially vanished -- exploiting a security gap that was supposed to be fixed after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. "My greatest concern is that they could be doing anything," said Peter Edge, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official who oversees investigations into visa violators. "Some of them could be here to do us harm." Homeland...
  • Hiking L.A.'s Minimum Wage Is A No-Brainer [So Says DNC Mega-Donor and Billionaire Eli Broad!]

    09/01/2014 5:30:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 1, 2014 | ELI BROAD
    Op-Ed Hiking L.A.'s Minimum Wage Is A No-Brainer Minimum wage Fast food workers protest low pay, demanding a $15/hour minimum wage outside during a two-day nationwide strike. (Los Angeles Times) By ELI BROAD Raising the minimum wage isn't just good for workers: It's good for business Could you support your family in Los Angeles on the current minimum wage? Raising L.A.'s minimum wage will be a win all around Of all major cities in the country, Los Angeles has the highest percentage of population living in poverty. After decades of slow job growth and stagnant wages, 28% of Angelenos —...
  • Obama's Midterm Strategy: Do No Harm

    09/01/2014 5:25:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    CBSNews ^ | September 1, 2014
    September 1, 2014, 2:20 PM Obama's Midterm Strategy: Do No Harm WASHINGTON - For Democrats facing tough re-election campaigns this fall, an appearance with their somewhat unpopular party leader may be more of a hindrance than a help. Aware of that fact, President Obama has focused his midterm election strategy around ways he can do the least harm to his party this fall. Chiefly, that means bringing in the cash. Though Democrats haven't always been satisfied with the president's commitment to fundraising in past election cycles, there's little they can complain about this year. During the 2014 season, Mr. Obama...
  • U.S. Military Conducts Operation In Somalia

    09/01/2014 5:18:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Barbara Starr
    Breaking News U.S. Military Conducts Operation In Somalia By Barbara Starr September 1, 2014 (CNN) -- U.S. military forces conducted an operation Monday against the Al-Shabaab network in Somalia, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said. "We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate," he said.