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  • Grimes stands by new ad hitting McConnell on Medicare but does not offer own plan

    07/10/2014 9:39:40 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/08/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes says Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell has taken votes to hurt the state’s seniors but bypassed a question Tuesday about what she would do differently. After addressing the International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers (IBEW) District 4 Progress Meeting in Louisville Tuesday, Grimes took questions from reporters on her new ad released prior to the event. When asked about the validity of the $6,000 out-of-pocket increase figure used in the ad, Grimes responded by saying McConnell will have to answer to his vote on the Paul Ryan budget. According to a fact check of...
  • Erdogan to Israel: Stop Attacking Gaza or No Normalization

    07/10/2014 9:28:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/14 | Elad Benari
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared on Thursday that his country’s ties with Israel would not return to normal unless Israel ceases its offensive on Gaza, AFP reports. "You will first stop this oppression. If not, it is not possible to realize normalization between Turkey and Israel," Erdogan said in the central Anatolian city of Yozgat after a dinner breaking the daily Ramadan fast. .....
  • Armed militia sets up Texas command center to ‘fight for national sovereignty’

    07/10/2014 9:23:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 10, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) A militia has set up a command center south of San Antonio to prepare for what they say is a mission to protect the United States from the influx of illegal immigrants. The militia, operating via the website PatriotsInformationHotline.com, founded by Barbie Rogers, said members at the command center in Von Ormy will deploy to Laredo first and spread to other parts of the border, a local ABC affiliate reported. Chris Davis, the 37-year-old commander of the group, would not disclose how many members make up the militia, but said the troops would deploy “in a few weeks.” “We...
  • South Africa Compares Gaza Operation to Nazis' Actions

    07/10/2014 9:21:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/14 | Elad Benari
    South Africa’s ruling party on Thursday issued a statement in which it compared Israel’s airstrikes on Gaza to the actions of the Nazis during World War II. The statement by the African National Congress (ANC) did not mention the rocket attacks from Gaza which led Israel to launch Operation Protective Edge. “The African National Congress (ANC), condemns in the strongest terms, the barbaric attacks on the defenseless Palestinian people of Gaza,” said the statement by the party’s Deputy Secretary General, Jessie Duarte. “As we move towards the month of August and are reminded of [the] atrocities of Nazi Germany, surely...
  • GOP:‘We Just Filed a Resolution Directing to Arrest Lois Lerner for Contempt’

    07/10/2014 9:20:32 PM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    Blaze ^ | July 10. 2014 | Howerton
    Original title:GOP Congressman: ‘We Just Filed a Resolution Directing the Sergeant-at-Arms to Arrest Lois Lerner for Contempt’ Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) announced on Thursday that he has filed a resolution directing the House sergeant-at-arms to “arrest Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress” over the IRS targeting scandal. Stockman said in a statement that asking the U.S. Department of Justice to prosecute Lerner for “admittedly illegal activity” is a “joke.” Instead, the Republican said it is up to the U.S. House to “uphold the rule of law and hold accountable those who illegally targeted American citizens for simply having different ideas...
  • Mexico Made Deal to Send More Illegal Aliens to the U.S. RED THIS AND BE OUTRAGED!

    07/10/2014 8:27:07 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Examiner ^ | July 7, 2014 | Dave Gibson Immigration Reprter
    On Monday, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina held a joint press conference in Playas de Catazaja, Mexico, to officially announce an agreement to make it easier for those making the illegal journey to the United States from Central America, to cross into Mexico. The Southern Border Program to Improve Passage, will provide for more border checkpoints along Mexico's border with Guatemala, and offer more protection and even emergency medical care to those making their way north. The illegal aliens will receive a so-called Regional Visitor's Card, according to El Universal. Officially, the program will...
  • Girl believed to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

    07/10/2014 8:14:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/10/2014
    A US girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV – and therefore is not cured. The news is a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful HIV drugs might reverse an infection that has seemed permanent once it takes hold. The Mississippi girl is now nearly 4. As recently as March, doctors had said that she seemed free of HIV despite not having been on Aids drugs for about two years. That was a medical first. But on Thursday, doctors said tests last...
  • Determined To Make Drone Deliveries Happen Amazon Petitions the FAA to Approve Drone Delivery

    07/10/2014 7:56:24 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    The Next Web ^ | July 10, 2014 | The Next Web
    Amazon’s efforts to build a drone delivery service, Amazon Prime Air, have thus far been restricted by its inability to run test flights in the US. However, CNET reports that the company has filed a petition with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct outdoor flights from its R&D lab in Seattle. Currently, hobbyists and drone manufacturers are allowed to fly drones in the US, but commercial businesses are restricted from doing so. Amazon’s filing is requesting an exemption on the grounds that it’s in the “public interest” because Prime Air fits the FAA’s own goal to get commercial drones...
  • Hamas orders civilians to die in Israeli Airstrikes

    07/10/2014 7:44:35 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7-10-2014 | Adam Kredo
    Hamas' Interior Ministry has ordered residents of the Gaza Strip to remain in their houses if they are about to be bombed by the Israelis, a move that effectively turns citizens into human shields and is intentionally meant to boost the casualty rate, according to a copy of the order published by Hamas. Israel warns Gaza residents of air strikes before they take place so innocent civilians have time to flee and seek shelter. The latest Hamas order that citizens ignore Israel’s warnings and stay put is a clear effort by the terror group to increase the death count and...
  • Inhofe: Obama showing disrespect to military by not visiting border

    07/10/2014 7:43:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Kristina Wong
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Wednesday accused President Obama of disrespecting the nation’s military by not visiting the Texas border amid a surge in young migrants entering the U.S. illegally. The Pentagon has been temporarily housing at military bases several thousand of the approximately 52,000 unaccompanied children who have arrived from Central America in recent months. "President Obama’s failed policies and campaign tactics have driven the unprecedented flow of unaccompanied minors across the southern border. In response, he has turned to our military bases, like Ft. Sill in Oklahoma, for help with housing these children," said Inhofe, the ranking member...
  • Obama Defends Not Visiting Texas Border, Saying He’s ‘Not Interested In Photo Ops

    07/10/2014 7:30:18 PM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 9. 2014 | By Katie Zezima and David Nakamura
    President Obama on Wednesday forcefully defended his decision not to visit the Texas border with Mexico to view a burgeoning humanitarian crisis, saying he’s “not interested in photo ops” and challenging Congress to give him new authority to respond to the situation. “Nothing has taken place down there that I’m not intimately aware of,” Obama said during a hastily arranged news conference here, where he began a two-day visit to the state for Democratic fundraising and an economic event. “This is not theater.” His remarks came after a meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) and local leaders to discuss...
  • Stockman files motion ordering the arrest of Lois Lerner

    07/10/2014 6:25:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Rep Steve Stockman ^ | 7/10/2014 | Steve Stockman
    Democrats endorse arrest powers: “I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day” Pelosi said just days ago > CNN, New York Times also endorse the House’s power to arrest   WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman Thursday filed a resolution directing the House Sergeant-At-Arms to arrest former IRS Director of the Exempt Organizations Unit Lois Lerner on charges of contempt of Congress. “Asking the Justice Department to prosecute Lois Lerner for admittedly illegal activity is a joke.  The Obama administration will not prosecute the Obama administration.  How much longer will the House allow itself to be mocked?  It is...
  • Obama shakes hands with supporter wearing horse head CAPTION - Obama and the Horse

    07/10/2014 1:37:29 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 54 replies
    USA Today AFP ^ | 3:48 p.m. EDT July 9, 2014 | Melanie Eversley, USA TODAY Photo: Jewel Samad, AFP/Getty Images)
  • Republicans to sue Obama over health law

    07/10/2014 5:06:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 18 replies
    CHANNEL 3000 ^ | 10 JULY 2014 | DEIRDRE WALSH - CNN
    CNN) - House Republicans are going forward with plans to sue President Barack Obama and will base their legal case on the sweeping health care law he championed and they despise. Related Content Republicans to sue Obama over health law Officials: Texas immigrant flood... Shaun Donovan confirmed as budget... Germany expels U.S. Embassy official Obama-Galifianakis interview... Hard core Obama fan waits all night... » View More Speaker John Boehner said the suit will follow the argument Obama violated the Constitution by circumventing Congress and changing the law's employer mandate on his own. "In 2013, the President changed the health care...
  • Australian judge says incest may no longer be a taboo

    07/10/2014 4:22:56 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    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 the state of New South Wales, likened incest to homosexuality, which was once regarded as criminal and "unnatural" but is now widely accepted. He said incest was now only a crime because it may lead to abnormalities in offspring but this rationale was increasingly irrelevant because of the availability of contraception and abortion. "A jury might find nothing untoward in the advance of a...
  • Favorite Fire Song.Fire in title or Lyrics.Tell us your Favorites-Freeper Canteen 7~10~14

    07/10/2014 5:13:25 PM PDT · by fatima · 235 replies
    ~Favorite Fire Song's~ Ed Sheeran - I See Fire *Video* Adele - Set Fire to the Rain *Video*
  • When Buddhist Monks Wield Kalashnikovs

    07/10/2014 3:51:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | July 2, 2014 | BY David Brenner
    In Burma, an ultranationalist Buddhist militia is training to "defend the fatherland" against Rohingya Muslims.I Was a monk. Most of us used to be," says a heavily armed soldier in the rugged mountains of northern Burma's Kachin state. "When I heard about this army, I really wanted to join. You know, in Rakhine state, we need to defend Buddhism." The soldier fights for the little-known militia of Buddhist nationalists referred to as the Arakan Army. In his khaki uniform, a Kalashnikov slung over his shoulder, he is far from the peaceful Buddhist monk of the Western imagination. Yet some officials...
  • Bundy ranch standoff ‘invigorated’ anti-government groups, report says

    07/10/2014 2:53:47 PM PDT · by dware · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07.10.2014 | Mark Berman
    The standoff between rancher Cliven Bundy and federal agents, which escalated into a national news story earlier this year as armed supporters of Bundy gathered at his Nevada ranch, “invigorated an extremist movement” in the country, according to a report issued Thursday by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
  • Neo-Nazi Vikernes Guilty of Hate Crime in France

    07/10/2014 2:43:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    The Local - Norway ^ | 08 Jul 2014
    A French court hit notorious Norwegian heavy metal musician Kristian Vikernes with a fine and six-month suspended prison sentence for blog postings that allegedly glorified war crimes and promoted discrimination against Jews and Muslims. A French court Tuesday slapped a six-month suspended sentence and an €8,000 ($10,000) fine on a Norwegian heavy metal musician accused of inciting racial hatred in his blogs. Kristian Vikernes, 41, was not present in court and neither was his lawyer as the verdict was delivered. He has denied posting racist blogs and said they were written by someone else. Vikernes was arrested in July last...
  • Seeking Human Shields, Hamas Tells Gazans to Ignore IDF Warnings

    07/10/2014 2:43:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/7/14 | Yosef Berger & Ari Soffer
    Hamas has instructed Gaza residents to ignore text messages and phone calls urging them to evacuate buildings, in an apparent effort to grow its supply of "human shields." The calls and messages are sent by Israeli military officials in order to give civilians time to evacuate the area, and are communicated before the IDF targets a house terrorists were using as cover for firing missiles at Israel or for other military purposes. The Hamas-run Palestinian Authority Interior Ministry said in a message to Gaza residents that the messages "are designed to weaken our resolve and to sow panic and fear...
  • MP: I Took Crystal Meth to Improve Performance

    07/10/2014 1:59:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Local ^ | 10 Jul 2014
    A top Social Democrat politician on Wednesday admitted he took crystal meth, but said he only did it to improve his performance at work.The apartment of Michael Hartmann, the interior policy expert for the centre-left SPD (Social Democrats), was searched by police last week in a drugs probe. And on Wednesday the lawyer of the lawmaker from Mainz said his client did buy and consume a small quantity of the drug in autumn 2013. His lawyer said he used crystal meth for around a month, but was not addicted to the drug. The lawyer said Hartmann had hoped to “improve...
  • Bergdahl Pictured Smiling With Taliban While in Captivity

    07/10/2014 1:57:19 PM PDT · by dware · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | 07.10.2014 | Mushtaq Yusufzai
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — In a new salvo in the propaganda war with the West, a previously unseen photograph of what appears to be Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl smiling alongside a senior Taliban commander was posted to a Twitter account associated with the Afghan Taliban.
  • ABC Apologizes for Mistaking Palestinians as Israelis During Newscast

    07/10/2014 1:48:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Don Kaplan
    The error came during Wednesday night’s edition of ‘World News,’ in which anchor Diane Sawyer described the people in an Associated Press photo as Israelis who had been attacked by Palestinian missiles. Later, a pro-Palestinian reporter, Rania Khalek, identified the people as Palestinians who had been attacked by Israeli air strikes. The network posted an apology on the show’s Facebook page.Red-faced ABC News officials apologized early Thursday morning for misidentifying shell-shocked Palestinians as Israeli victims of a Hamas missile attack. The gaffe came during an "ABC World News" report on Tuesday about the rapidly escalating crisis between Israel and the...
  • To Impeach Holder

    07/10/2014 1:05:22 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The National Review ^ | July 10, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and a group of House lawmakers are building a case for impeaching Attorney General Eric Holder. “Impeding justice is intolerable and he should not be permitted to refuse the American people a true investigation into the actions of those who used the machinery of government to target, intimate, and silence them for politically driven reasons,” Cruz said during a June 26 floor speech. Cruz had made such comments before, but this speech was different. He spent 40 minutes laying out the case for Holder’s impeachment — spending the bulk of that time on the IRS...
  • Germany Demands Top U.S. Intelligence Officer Be Expelled

    07/10/2014 12:28:28 PM PDT · by shove_it · 5 replies
    NYT ^ | 10 Jul 2014 | ALISON SMALE and MELISSA EDDY
    BERLIN — Germany’s relations with the United States plunged to a low point Thursday, with the government demanding the expulsion of the chief American intelligence official stationed here because, it said, Washington has refused to cooperate with German inquiries into United States intelligence activities. “The representative of the U.S. intelligence services at the United States Embassy has been asked to leave Germany,” a government spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said in a statement. German officials have been frustrated in their efforts to receive clarification from Washington since last summer, when it was reported that the National Security Agency had been monitoring the...
  • Obama on impeachment: ‘For what?’

    07/10/2014 12:19:24 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 10, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama on Thursday claimed he is “not that partisan of a guy” as he mocked calls in the Republican Party for his impeachment. The president spent much of his address in Austin, Texas, hammering congressional Republicans, saying they have "blocked or voted down every serious idea to strengthen the middle class." “I’m just telling the truth now," Obama said. "I don't have to run for office again so I can just let her rip.” He teed off on Republicans such as Sarah Palin who have suggested in recent days that he be impeached, and dismissed Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio)...
  • ‘Low Grade’ Nuclear Material Is Seized by Rebels in Iraq, U.N. Says

    07/10/2014 12:05:30 PM PDT · by mojito · 17 replies
    NYT ^ | 7/10/2014 | Alan Cowell
    Iraq has notified the United Nations that Sunni militants seized nuclear material from a university in the northern city of Mosul last month as they advanced toward Baghdad, the nuclear regulatory body of the United Nations said on Thursday. Gill Tudor, a spokeswoman for the International Atomic Energy Agency, which is based in Vienna, said in a statement that the organization’s experts believed that the material — thought to be uranium — was “low grade and would not present a significant safety, security or nuclear proliferation risk.” Word of the seizure first emerged in a letter to the United Nations...
  • Washington Man First to Buy Legal Weed in Spokane Is Fired After Spotted on News

    07/10/2014 11:38:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 103 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    Mike Boyer, 30, was canned Tuesday after waiting 20 hours to buy pot and immediately going home to smoke. He was called up for urine analysis after he was spotted on TV buying the pot. Boyer told The News he 'regrets nothing.'His high was quickly brought low. A Spokane, Wash. man was fired from his job as a security guard the same day he became the first person to legally buy weed in the city Tuesday. “I don’t regret it,” Mike Boyer told the Daily News Wednesday. “I’m sad it happened but I got the title: I’m No. 1. I...
  • Donald Sterling Calls Shelly 'Pig,' Says He'd Never Sell Clippers

    07/10/2014 11:16:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    CBS SPORTS ^ | July 9, 2014 | James Herbert
    Banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling testified again on Wednesday and, just like on Tuesday, he was combative. Sterling said the NBA was worse than any other corporation in America, called himself sports' most punished man, essentially accused ex-NBA commissioner of stealing money and called his wife, Shelly, a "pig" after she got off the stand. The judge predicted the trial would not end by July 15, when a league board of governors meeting is scheduled on the sale of the team to Steve Ballmer. Here's how it went down:
  • From Denver to Austin: "The Bear Is Loose" Again (Barry Breaks Free Alert)

    07/10/2014 11:11:26 AM PDT · by mojito · 34 replies
    The White House Blog ^ | 7/8/2014 | Dan Pfeiffer (WH Minion & Lickspittle)
    Going all the way back to the early days of the campaign, whenever President Obama shook off his schedule and busted out of the bubble, we would say “the Bear is loose.” Lately, the Bear has been loose a lot, and this week will be no different. The President is hitting the road on a three-day swing to Colorado and Texas....
  • ISIS Crucifies Young Men For Leaving The Peaceful Religion of Islam

    07/09/2014 3:19:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | July 9, 2014 | Walid Shoebat
    ISIS has crucified more young men for being accused of “Ridda”. Ridda in Islam means defection from the religion. ... Crucifixions has become a normal occurrence in Syria and Iraq in which young men are seen crucified on trees .... And on scaffolds ... Mass slaughter has become a way of life in Caliphate controlled areas: ... This is all part of Hiraba which is Islamic law regarding punishments. We are beginning to see an escalation of crucifixions and it will soon get applied in full force in all the areas that the Caliphate rules. A nightmare is on the...
  • Russia writes off $32bn Cuban debt in show of brotherly love

    07/10/2014 10:30:40 AM PDT · by McGruff · 30 replies
    The Gaurdian ^ | 10 July 2014
    Russia's parliament has ratified an agreement that will see Moscow write off 90% of cash-strapped Cuba's $35.2bn debt to the Soviet Union, according to the Russian news agency ITAR-Tass. The agreement was hurried through the State Duma on the last day of its spring session on Friday, a week before President Vladimir Putin's official visit to Cuba, where he will meet Cuban President Raul Castro, and his brother, revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.
  • McCain: 'No chance' of impeachment success

    07/10/2014 9:58:18 AM PDT · by yoe · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 10, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), one of the president’s fiercest critics, says President Obama shouldn’t be impeached. On “Imus in the Morning” Thursday, McCain was asked to react to Sarah Palin’s call this week for Obama to be impeached. “Well, I don't agree and I remember going through an impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton,” he said. “There are not votes here in the United States Senate to impeach the president of the United States and I think that we should focus our attention on winning elections.
  • Ann Coulter calls on Chris McDaniel to give up

    07/10/2014 6:38:43 AM PDT · by Night Hides Not · 131 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/10/14 | Jonathan Topaz
    Ann Coulter is urging tea party challenger Chris McDaniel to concede in the Mississippi Senate Republican primary. In an op-ed in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, the conservative commentator said McDaniel supporters who are fighting to contest the June 24 runoff election results against Sen. Thad Cochran are hurting the GOP — and McDaniel’s own political future.
  • BRITISH CAPTURE CAEN, AMERICANS WIN LA HAYE; U.S. TROOPS COMPLETE THE CONQUEST OF SAIPAN (7/10/44)

    07/10/2014 4:51:12 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 27 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/10/44 | E.C. Daniel, James MacDonald, Harold Denny, Raymond Daniell, George F. Horne, Brooks Atkinson, more
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  • Ukraine Rebels Call Putin a Coward After Russian Inaction [boo hoo]

    07/09/2014 4:31:42 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 14 replies
    TIME ^ | July 9, 2014 | Simon Shuster
    The change in tone is already evident on Russia’s propaganda channels, which still depict the rebel fighters as heroes and martyrs—but not a part of any Russian war. “No one is talking about sending in troops anymore. That conversation is over,” says Mikhail Leontiev, one of the leading spin doctors on state-controlled TV. “Now the people need to understand that if Russia falls into this military trap, it will be worst of all for the people of eastern Ukraine, even for the fighters...."The fighters would beg to differ. In endless missives to the Russian leadership over the past few months,...
  • Supreme Court refuses to rule on city’s illegal immigration law (Hazleton, PA)

    07/10/2014 3:35:49 AM PDT · by P.O.E. · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 20, 2014 | S. Dinan
    The Supreme Court declined Monday to review a ruling that overturned a Pennsylvania town’s effort to fight illegal immigration, leaving the legal situation muddled for communities. Justices declined without comment to hear an appeal from Hazleton, Pa., which saw an appeals court strike down its ordinances prohibiting illegal immigrants from renting rooms and barring businesses from employing them. But a different appeals court last year upheld a similar ordinance from Fremont, Neb., and backers said the Supreme Court should have stepped in to provide a final answer. (Continued)
  • How a campaign move on immigration is haunting Obama now

    07/10/2014 2:31:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 9, 2014 | Susan Crabtree
    "...............Even with emergency funding gambit, it's unclear whether the Democrats will be able to make political hay out of the border crisis. The sharp increase in the influx of children immigrants is eroding public approval of how Obama is handling the immigration issue as a whole. Americans approval rating of Obama's handling of immigration dropped to 31 percent, one of the lowest readings since 2010, when Gallup began polling on his handling of the issue. The survey, released in late June, also found that two in three Americans, or 65 percent, disapprove of his handling of immigration. The crisis at...
  • White House warns Dem rep to shut up (Henry Roberto Cuellar)

    07/10/2014 2:24:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/09/14 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    U.S Representative Henry Roberto Cuellar a Democrat from Texas told Brian Kilmeade on Fox and Friends this morning that he's already gotten a phone call from the White House, he wouldn't say from whom, warning him to stop criticizing Obama on his handling of the border.
  • ISIS destroys shrines and mosques, may be targeting Mecca

    07/09/2014 7:07:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/9/2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    ISIS is leaving a path of destroyed churches, shrines and mosques in its wake as it storms across Syria and Iraq, and has even set its sights on Mecca -- Islam's holiest site. The nihilistic jihadis, led by self-proclaimed descendant of Prophet Muhammad Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, have already bulldozed or blown up some of the most sacred places in Iraq, and seem bent on killing and destroying anyone or anything that does not measure up to their twisted vision of Islam. Experts say the group, which originally stood for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, but now simply calls itself "Islamic...
  • Will Utah be ground zero for nationwide gay marriage?

    07/09/2014 6:34:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/9/2014 | Noah Rothman
    On Wednesday, the state of Utah appealed a June 25 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling which invalidated that state’s ban on gay marriage to the United States Supreme Court. If the court accepts the case, some legal experts say, it could lead to the legalization of same-sex marriage across all 50 states.“Last month’s decision by the 10th Circuit was the first time a regional appeals court has made such a ruling in the year since the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to extend benefits to legally married same-sex couples,” a Reuters report read. “Legal experts say the Supreme...
  • Journalists Accuse White House of Politically-Driven Suppression of News

    07/09/2014 6:10:42 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 31 replies
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | July 8, 2014 | By John Eggerton
    Over three dozen journalist organizations including the Radio Television Digital News Association, National Press Foundation, and the Society of Professional Journalists, have asked the President to drop the "excessive controls" on public information by federal agencies, branding it "politically driven suppression of news and information about federal agencies." There has been an ongoing tension between broadcast, print and online journalists and the Obama administration, with complaints that the Administration has limited access to events, while providing its own "coverage" through official channels. n a letter to President Obama, the groups complained about policies that require journalists to go through public...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~10 July 2014

    07/09/2014 6:08:07 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 106 replies
    Serving The Best Troops & Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ WATER RESCUEA U.S. Coast Guardsman is lowered from a HH-65C Dolphin helicopter to assist an airman out of the water during a joint training exercise in Port Republic, NJ, Aug. 9, 2013. The airman is assigned to the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing, and the aircrew is assigned to the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City. The 177th Fighter Wing and U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City are both based out of the Atlantic City International Airport, NJ. U.S. Air Force photo by...
  • Reid backtracks on money votes (Exempt Dingy frightened about 2014 election)

    07/09/2014 4:38:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/09/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has upset some Democratic senators by backtracking on his commitment to put spending bills on the floor this summer. The broken promise is not sitting well with appropriators, but Democratic sources point to the November elections, noting appropriations bills attract a slew of controversial amendments. Keeping the legislation off the floor shields vulnerable Democrats from taking tough votes that could be used in campaign ads this fall. Reid told Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) earlier this year that he would set aside June and July for debating appropriations bills on the floor, but...
  • MAP: Where feds are trying to relocate illegal border surgers

    07/09/2014 4:37:17 PM PDT · by Baynative · 36 replies
    numbersUSA ^ | 7/9/14 | Website
    Relocation Map Key As with all maps, you can zoom in and out, and click and drag the map for a different view. (For a larger version of this map click here. You can see a full list of all the communities in the left column.) NumbersUSA is daily updating this interactive map to show which communities are under threat of the federal government moving large numbers of illegal aliens there from the border.
  • Dems want immediate border action ($3.7 billion takes care of everything)

    07/09/2014 4:26:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/09/14 | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic leaders are amplifying their calls for Republicans to take immediate action on President Obama's request for emergency funds on the southern border. Rep. Xavier Becerra (Calif.), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, emerged from a closed-door meeting of the group on Wednesday to say there's “a general consensus” that Congress should pass Obama's $3.7 billion package immediately. “There's generally a sense that we need to act,” Becerra said, “and so we should try to act as quickly as we can.” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Texas Democrat who recently visited the border, described dismal conditions among the young...
  • ISIS Is About to Destroy Biblical History in Iraq

    07/09/2014 3:25:39 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 7, 2014 | By Christopher Dickey
    PARIS — More than two and a half millennia ago, the Assyrian King Senaccherib descended on his enemies “like the wolf on the fold,” as the Bible tells us—and as Lord Byron wrote in cantering cadences memorized by countless Victorian schoolchildren: “His cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold; And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea.” The Assyrian and Babylonian empires appear throughout the Old Testament as examples of ruthless grandeur and godless decadence. The Bible says Sennacherib’s army was destroyed by the Angel of the Lord. The Israelites were carried off to Babylon, where...
  • Indiana won't recognize same-sex marriages

    07/09/2014 3:14:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 7/9/2014 | CHARLES D. WILSON
    Indiana won't recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages that were performed before a federal court halted a lower-court's decision to lift the state's gay marriage ban, the governor's office said Wednesday. Gov. Mike Pence's decision, first announced in a memo from chief counsel Mark Ahearn, applies only to state agencies that report to his governor's office and would affect state services controlled by those agencies, such as food stamps or the ability to file jointly for state taxes. Hundreds of couples were married from June 25, when a U.S. district court judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban, to June...
  • [R-IA] Joni Ernst: Boehner should pursue Obama impeachment if he has evidence

    07/09/2014 3:11:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/9/2014 | Meredith Shiner
    Iowa Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst waded back into controversial waters in June when, during a conversation with a conservative radio host, she again discussed impeaching President Barack Obama. In January, Ernst had suggested that “impeachment” should be on the table if the Supreme Court decided against Obama on the question of recess appointments, which it later did. But Ernst walked back her comments on Tuesday after they were reported by Yahoo News and other media outlets, saying she herself was not calling for the second-term president to be removed from office over his power struggle with the Republican-controlled...
  • IDF Chief of Staff Approves Ground Offensive Plans

    07/09/2014 3:03:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    IDF Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, has approved all of the plans for an IDF ground offensive into Gaza, IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Moti Almoz said Wednesday evening. He added that the pressure on Gaza will grow in the coming hours and the IAF attacks will become even more intense. According to statistics released by the IDF Wednesday, about 300 rockets have been fired at Israel since Operation Protective Edge began two days ago. Seventy-two rockets hit Israel in the course of Wednesday, by about 8:00 p.m. ..... One rocket scored a direct hit on a home in...