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  • Malaysian Boeing disaster – Russia’s questions to Ukraine

    07/31/2014 2:28:47 AM PDT · by McGruff · 1 replies
    Russia Today ^ | July 25, 2014
    Russia’s Air Transport Agency has prepared a number of questions for Ukraine seeking to clarify the situation surrounding the crash of flight MH17. The following data shall be requested: 1. Video and audio recording of the air traffic control center communications. 2. Tape recordings of radio exchanges between the air traffic controller and adjacent air traffic control centers inter alia covering the entry into the Ukrainian airspace. 3. Recordings of radio exchanges and phone calls between the air traffic controllers and the military air traffic control sector or Ukraine Air Defense. 4. Tape recordings of radio exchanges between the air...
  • Russia fears Kiev trying to destroy implicating MH17 evidence

    07/31/2014 2:23:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 3 replies
    Russia Today ^ | July 31, 2014
    Kiev authorities may be seeking to “destroy evidence” which implicates their role in the crash of the Malaysian jet, Russia's UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said, expressing concerns over the ongoing military operation in E. Ukraine in breach of UN resolution. According to Churkin, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko promised a cease-fire in the disaster area,“but this promise was immediately broken, while Ukrainian officials have publicly announced a new task – to cleanse of the militias and take control of this territory," Churkin said in New York. Such actions directly violate UN Security Council resolution 2166, which calls for a...
  • Texas: Judge to sort out math, race disputes in Irving ISD trial (white voters vs ineligible voters)

    07/31/2014 2:08:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | July 20, 2014 | AVI SELK
    The trial over Irving ISD’s election system ended Wednesday after three days of testimony about race, math and the right to vote.U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater must now decide whether Irving ISD’s setup illegally blocks Hispanics from electing their favored candidates. If he does, he could force the district to rewrite its election system for the second time in two years.Fitzwater ruled against the same plaintiffs—failed school board candidate Manuel Benavidez and his law firm, Bickel & Brewer—when they first sued Irving ISD in the late 2000s. The judge found that Hispanic residents were too few and far between to...
  • Is Angela Really Frau Ribbentrop? I Doubt It, But We Spy Just to Make Sure

    07/30/2014 7:52:57 PM PDT · by No One Special · 17 replies
    The Streetwise Professor ^ | July 30, 2014 | The Professor
    This story from the Independent has gone viral, and for understandable reasons: it claims that Germany and Russia are negotiating a scurrilous deal behind Ukraine’s back. More controversially, if Ms Merkel’s deal were to be acceptable to the Russians, the international community would need to recognise Crimea’s independence and its annexation by Russia, a move that some members of the United Nations might find difficult to stomach. Sources close to the secret negotiations claim that the first part of the stabilisation plan requires Russia to withdraw its financial and military support for the various pro-separatist groups operating in eastern Ukraine....
  • Second Man Arrested After Synagogue Attack

    07/30/2014 7:40:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Local ^ | 30 Jul 2014
    Police arrested a second suspect on Wednesday in connection with an attempted arson attack in which Molotov cocktails were thrown at a synagogue in western Germany. Another man who said he was Palestinian has denied involvement. Prosecutors in Wuppertal said they had arrested a 19-year-old from Syria on Wednesday in connection with the Molotov cocktail attack on the city's Bergische synagogue in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Police believe three young men threw a number of burning bottles into the synagogue entrance-way in an apparent attempt to burn it down. Officers found broken bottles on the ground at the...
  • Westboro Baptist Church Plans San Francisco, Silicon Valley Protests

    07/30/2014 7:18:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 | Chris Roberts
    The Westboro Baptist Church is bringing its circus to San Francisco. The well-known Kansas-based evangelical faith group, which has been called a hate group for its anti-LGBT protesting of funerals and other touchy events, is planning to protest in San Francisco and Silicon Valley on August 12, according to reports. Drew Barrymore's Half-Sister Found Dead The reason behind it? Silicon Valley bigwigs like Mark Zuckerberg "cram sodomite propaganda down everyone's throats," according to the church. SFist reports that the church's adherents will roam the campuses of "Facebook, Google, and Apple" as well as the San Francisco locations of social media...
  • It's End of the Month Payday. Quit Putting Freep-a-Thon Off and Give. You Know You Will, Anyway

    07/30/2014 5:43:40 PM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    Vanity | 30 July 2014 | Xzins
    Let's not beat around the bush. You give to Free Republic. But you wait....and wait....and in the 2nd month you pull the trigger. Then you feel better, because when it comes down to it you understand the value of Free Republic. It is the lone conservative voice out there that gives average Joes like us a voice to combat the BS of the media, the politicians, and the robots. The election is upon us...3 short months away, give or take a few days. The early days of the campaigns are important days. We all know it. Obama has gone into...
  • In Church Attics, Clues to the Private Life of Early America

    07/30/2014 6:02:15 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 35 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 30, 2014 | MICHAEL PAULSON
    STURBRIDGE, Mass. — Sarah Blanchard was sorry she skipped a worship service. Sarah Wood apologized for denouncing infant baptisms. And as for the Cheneys, Joseph and Abigail? Well, “with shame, humiliation and sorrow,” they acknowledged having had sex before marriage. More than 250 years ago, their confessions of sin were dutifully logged by the minister of the church here, alongside records of baptisms, marriages and deaths, notes about meetings heated and routine, accounts of finances, texts of sermons, and, in some cases, personal accounts of conversion experiences from young adults. Now, in a regionwide scavenger hunt, a pair of historians...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 31 July 2014

    07/30/2014 5:59:50 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 47 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FLIGHT FORMATION Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 5 fly in formation over the aircraft carrier USS George Washington during an air-power demonstration in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 20, 2013. The Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ramon G. Go Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our...
  • Emails show ex-IRS official Lerner using derogatory terms for Republicans

    07/30/2014 4:14:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 30, 2014
    House Republicans have dug up emails from Lois Lerner in which the former IRS official refers to some in the Republican Party as “---holes” and "crazies" – an exchange they say shows her “animus” toward conservatives. The November 2012 emails were released Wednesday by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., as part of his renewed call for the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to investigate. Lerner is the ex-IRS official who led the unit accused of targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status for extra scrutiny. In the email exchange, Lerner appears to be chatting with...
  • Michelle Obama says the 'blood of Africa' runs through her veins

    07/30/2014 3:50:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 86 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/30/14 | Annika McGinnis - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First lady Michelle Obama embraced her family’s African roots in a speech on Wednesday, telling a group of young Africans that the “blood of Africa” runs through her veins as she urged changing traditional beliefs on the worth of educating women. Her husband had shied away from discussing his African heritage in his own remarks to the 500 Africans finishing a six-week Washington leadership fellowship on Monday, referencing his Kenyan father only once and in the question-and-answer session. But Michelle Obama said as an African American woman, her discussion with the African youth was “deeply personal.” “The...
  • Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

    07/30/2014 3:24:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/30/14 | Ken Dilanian and Eileen Sullivan - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff. The still-classified report also says some ambassadors who were informed about interrogations of al-Qaida detainees at so-called black sites in their countries were instructed not to tell their superiors at the State Department, the document says. The 6,300-page Senate report on the CIA's interrogation program has been years in the making....
  • State Department Hits Back at Israeli Criticism Over Kerry

    07/30/2014 3:07:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/7/14
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/static/Resizer.ashx/news/468/282/499773.jpg Israeli attacks against US Secretary of State John Kerry accusing him being of a supporter of Hamas are "offensive and absurd," a senior US diplomat said Wednesday. In a sharp exchange with reporters, deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf hit out against a torrent of abuse from "respected voices in Israel talking about the secretary of state, claiming that he supports Hamas, which is offensive and absurd." The United States had been given Israel "a level of support which has been quite frankly unprecedented in our history, even when we stood alone," she added. Kerry has been the subject...
  • Top Secret Hamas Command Bunker in Gaza Revealed

    07/29/2014 7:37:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | July 29, 2014
    And why reporters won’t talk about it. The idea that one of Hamas’ main command bunkers is located beneath Shifa Hospital in Gaza City is one of the worst-kept secrets of the Gaza war. So why aren’t reporters in Gaza ferreting it out? The precise location of a large underground bunker equipped with sophisticated communications equipment and housing some part of the leadership of a major terrorist organization beneath a major hospital would seem to qualify as a world-class scoop—the kind that might merit a Pulitzer, or at least a Polk. So why isn’t the fact that Hamas uses Shifa...
  • Massachusetts Governor Signs Radical Bill Prohibiting Pro-Life Free Speech

    07/30/2014 1:05:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/30/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Despite the fact the nation’s highest court took the state of Massachusetts to task for passing a law curtailing the free speech rights of pro-life advocates, the Bay State is again trying to suppress them.In a unanimous decision last month, the Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts buffer zone law prohibiting pro-life free speech outside abortion clinics. The decision was a huge victory for pro-life sidewalk counselors who provide women with abortion alternatives.In their ruling, the Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law that created a 35-foot “buffer zone” restricting pro-life advocates from speaking with people entering abortion facilities.Saying the...
  • Ebola has spread across the globe: ...officials try to trace 30,000 linked to death of US victim

    07/30/2014 12:20:42 PM PDT · by EBH · 98 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 7/29/14 | Lizzy Parrie
    Fears of a global Ebola pandemic are 'justified' an expert has said as Nigerian health officials try to trace 30,000 people at risk of contracting the deadly disease following the death of Patrick Sawyer. The U.S. citizen boarded a flight in Liberia carrying the disease to Nigeria, potentially infecting 'anyone on the same plane'. It comes as Nigerian actor Jim Iyke sparked outrage, posting a picture of himself wearing an Ebola mask while sitting in a first class airport lounge as he fled Liberia. The 'Nollywood' star posted a message on his Instagram page saying he had cut short a...
  • Democrats Warn Obama Over Executive Overreach on Immigration

    07/30/2014 10:49:58 AM PDT · by bkopto · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July30, 2014 | Dan Riehl
    Democrat Senators Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mark Pryor of Arkansas have both now warned Barack Obama against taking “any steps without the approval of Congress" when it comes to dealing with the current illegal immigration crisis. “I’m not for government by executive order. He needs to have statutory authority before he acts,” said Pryor. Meanwhile, via Politico, a spokeswoman for Hagan said, “this is a problem that needs to be solved legislatively and not through executive action.” Additionally, Democrat Senators Landrieu of Louisiana and Begich of Alaska are also urging Obama to act with restraint. “We want him...
  • Former IRS official [Lois Lerner] called GOP 'crazies' in email

    07/30/2014 10:48:38 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 7/30/14 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails. -snip-
  • Boeing to build 787-10 in North Charleston

    07/30/2014 10:09:36 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 26 replies
    The Post and Courier (South Carolina) ^ | 30 July 2014 | Warren L. Wise
    Boeing will build the 787-10 Dreamliner exclusively in North Charleston, the Chicago-based aerospace giant announced Wednesday. The 787-10 is the largest of the Dreamliner family and the announcement of its construction at the North Charleston site has been expected for months. Design of the 787-10 is underway in Everett, with final assembly of the first 787-10 scheduled to begin in South Carolina in 2017. "We looked at all our options and found the most efficient and effective solution is to build the 787-10 at Boeing South Carolina," said Larry Loftis, vice president and general manager, 787 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes....
  • White House Slams "Fabrication" After Israel TV Leaks Transcript Of Obama-Netanyahu Phone Call

    07/30/2014 10:03:34 AM PDT · by mojito · 57 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 7/30/2014 | Tyler Durden
    The following is an English translation of the Hebrew account of the talk given in the report: B. Obama: I demand that Israel agrees to an immediate, unilateral ceasefire and halt all offensive activities, in particular airstrikes. B. Netanyahu: And what will Israel receive in exchange for a ceasefire? BO: I believe that Hamas will cease its rocket fire — silence will be met with silence. BN: Hamas broke all five previous ceasefires. It’s a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel. BO: I repeat and expect Israel to stop all its military activities unilaterally. The pictures of destruction...
  • Lerner: Talk radio listeners are 'ass-----'

    07/30/2014 9:22:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2014 | Bernie Becker
    Former IRS official Lois Lerner cursed conservatives in emails released on Wednesday, leading House Republicans to intensify their push for criminal charges. Lerner, in an email conversation with an undisclosed person, suggested that listeners to conservative talk radio were “ass----s.” She followed that up by saying: “So we don't need to worry about alien teRrorists [sic]. It's our own crazies that will take us down.” Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee said the emails showed – not for the first time – Lerner’s bias against conservatives. Other documents released Wednesday also suggest that Lerner used her home computer...
  • Part of CMC ER roped off, officials say patient being tested

    07/30/2014 9:08:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 150 replies
    WSOCTV ^ | 07/30/14
    A corridor of Carolinas Medical Center – Main’s Emergency Room is roped off on the first floor near the entrance. A security guard is posted outside to prevent anyone from crossing the line. CMC officials said a patient is being tested, but a spokesman would not specify what they are testing the patient for. Wednesday morning, the issue at CMC was not impacting Medic services, according to officials. The hospital is taking “all normal precautions,” according to officials. The Centers for Disease Control said it has not been contacted.
  • Secretive Leftwing Network Discovered through WI Records Law (An NGO/Union/MSM Journ-o-list?)

    07/30/2014 7:47:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | July 29, 2014 | Nathan Schacht
    A low-profile Google Group used by over 1,000 state and national leftwing leaders and activists has been discovered thanks to Wisconsin’s open records law. A Media Trackers inquiry into the actions of a University of Wisconsin professor turned up records and communications from “Gamechanger Salon,” an online community that provides a forum for leftwing activists and leaders to share tactics, strategies and opinions. Operating as a closed Google Group, much of what the network does is unavailable for public review. However, a document listing the network’s membership and a policy manual describing the mission and ground rules for the entity...
  • Tuberculosis patient who refused treatment arrested in California

    07/30/2014 12:35:12 AM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 29, 2014 7:36pm EDT | Dan Whitcomb
    <p>Cruz was taken into custody on Monday night during a traffic stop in the community of Lamont, California, about 15 miles north of Bakersfield, Kern County Sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt said.</p> <p>"We took him to Kern Medical Center and had him admitted there, under guard," Pruitt said.</p>
  • Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror

    07/30/2014 7:00:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7/30/14 | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
    BAMAKO, Mali — The cash filled three suitcases: 5 million euros. The German official charged with delivering this cargo arrived here aboard a nearly empty military plane and was whisked away to a secret meeting with the president of Mali, who had offered Europe a face-saving solution to a vexing problem.
  • Victim of St. Roch attack: 'They just wanted to stomp somebody'

    07/30/2014 6:37:31 AM PDT · by topher · 44 replies
    NOLA.com [The Times-Picayune ] ^ | July 29, 2014 at 9:16 PM, updated July 29, 2014 at 9:59 PM | Jonathan Bullington
    William Murphy set out Sunday night to pick up a few groceries at the New Orleans Food Co-op in the St. Roch neighborhood. The roughly three-block walk is one the 54-year-old home renovator said he's made countless times since moving to the neighborhood in 2006. But what should have been a routine errand quickly turned into a harrowing encounter with a group of teenagers who left him bloody and battered.
  • NAZIS WITHDRAWING THEIR ENTIRE WEST WING AS AMERICANS CONTINUE TO GAIN IN NORMANDY (7/30/44)

    07/30/2014 4:14:12 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 70 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/30/44 | E.C. Daniel, Hal Boyle, David Anderson, Lansing Warren, Rembert James, Robert Trumbull
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
  • Ex-Muslim critic of Islam expelled from Norway, faces deportion to Pakistan and death

    07/30/2014 3:55:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/30/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Firasat has been sent back to Spain, where he faces deportation to Pakistan. In Pakistan, he would certainly be killed. “The Spanish Supreme Court has ruled that Firasat should be expelled from the country, being a security threat.” But it is not actually Imran Firasat who is the security threat; it is the Muslims who might become violent because of the uncomfortable truths that Firasat tells about Islam. The Spanish authorities, however, are unable or unwilling to confront them.If there were any justice in the regime in Washington, Firasat would be able to get asylum in the United States. But...
  • After Anti-Israeli Comments, Erdogan 'Glad' to Return Jewish Award

    07/30/2014 2:40:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 7/30/2014 | Abe Katsman
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be "glad" to return an award given to him in 2004 by a prominent American Jewish group, Turkey's embassy in the US said Tuesday, amid a growing controversy over the premier's anti-Israel remarks.According to Israel National News, the American Jewish Congress had given Erdogan the Profile of Courage award in recognition of his efforts at that time to seek peace in the Middle East. But the AJC now wants the award to be returned following Erdogan’s repeated verbal assaults against Israel, most recently over the Gaza conflict.Erdogan has slammed Israel's attacks on Gaza as "genocide" of...
  • MH17: The full story of the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight

    07/29/2014 11:22:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper
    heraldsun.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | PATRICK CARLYON
    “Ready for home. Boarding shortly.”
  • Georgia Democratic Senate candidate’s leaked campaign memo: She sort of funded Hamas.

    07/29/2014 5:43:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2014 | AllahPundit
    Wish I could take credit for that headline but it’s Aaron Gardner’s. Here’s a nice scoop for Eliana Johnson, who somehow got hold of an early memo prepared by Michelle Nunn’s Senate campaign in Georgia after they stupidly posted it online briefly last winter. Of the many gems within, my second-favorite is the one emphasizing “rural” photo ops to show Georgians that Nunn is one of them. She’s a creature of the Beltway since birth, having grown up in Maryland while her dad Sam served in the Senate, but it’s important when trying to inherit a Senate seat as...
  • Israel says it has targeted and killed high-profile terrorists during Gaza fighting

    07/29/2014 9:02:30 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 8 replies
    National Post [Canada] / Media Line ^ | July 29, 2014 | Felice Friedson
    Israel says it has killed a number of high-profile terrorists in its targeting of Gaza. Israel’s strongest blow to Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), a guerrilla-like army that participated in the previous rounds of fighting against Israel in 2009 and 2012, was the assassination of Salah Abu Hassanein, commander of its Military Media Division.... The Israeli army also killed PIJ’s regional commanders who controlled the northern and central sectors of the Gaza Strip, as well as Shaaban Dakhdoukh, commander of the forces in Zeitoun, who worked on burying long-range rockets and helped to smuggle weapons for his forces, according to the...
  • (House Armed Services) Committee Passes Resolution Condemning Obama for Taliban 5 Swap

    07/29/2014 8:11:35 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-29-2014 | Bridget Johnson
    July 29, 2014 Committee Passes Resolution Condemning Obama for Taliban 5 Swap by Bridget Johnson The House Armed Services Committee today advanced a bill to condemn President Obama for releasing five Taliban leaders in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Obama didn’t notify Congress before the early June swap, which brought to an end five years of captivity for Bergdahl. The administration claims they had to make an emergency decision because of concerns about Bergdahl’s health. Bergdahl has completed his reintegration process and is now back on active duty in Texas while the Pentagon investigates the circumstances surrounding his capture. The...
  • Head of Benghazi probe says no witnesses off limits, including Clinton (Fox News Exclusive)

    07/29/2014 6:46:10 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-29-2014 | Catherine Herridge
    July 29, 2014 Head of Benghazi probe says no witnesses off limits, including Clinton by Catherine Herridge The Republican head of the Benghazi Select Committee warned Tuesday that no witnesses would be off limits in its upcoming probe and that he would consider going to court, if necessary, to compel testimony. "I can't skip over a witness that I think we ought to talk to simply because there is an assertion of either privilege or immunity,"Chairman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina told Fox News in an exclusive interview. He said that while he has received good cooperation to date, and...
  • FREEPER CANTEEN - Which American Cities Best Suit You Quiz - Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    07/29/2014 6:00:03 PM PDT · by LUV W · 140 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too !! | Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take..... Which American Cities Best Fit You Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • White House won’t tell Dems to stop fundraising off impeachment (How about Obamacare?)

    07/29/2014 4:48:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/29/14 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Tuesday called repeatedly for Republicans to stop talking about impeaching President Barack Obama — but said he wouldn’t do the same for Democrats who’ve been fundraising off it nonstop in recent days. “It is up to Democrats to make their own decisions,” Earnest said at the White House daily briefing. “I will leave it to Dem strategists who have a much better sense than I do about the best way to raise money for their campaign committees.” Earlier in the briefing, Earnest read through a list of Republican members of Congress who have...
  • Peace Now Head Criticizes Bennett Over Gaza Statements

    07/29/2014 4:37:32 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/7/14 | Ido Ben Porat
    Yariv Oppenheimer, director of the far-left Peace Now organization, criticized Economy Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday, after Bennett said that the goal of the current campaign in Gaza must include a clear military decision that leaves Hamas defeated and disarmed. "How convenient it is to be Bennett and push Netanyahu into Gaza," said Oppenheimer. "If it does not happen that you can blame Netanyahu and say ‘we told you so’, and if it does happen, Netanyahu will be responsible for the failure and the complication of the day after,” he added. "I propose that Israel agree to lift the siege...
  • Hamas Arch-Terrorist: No Ceasefire Until Siege Ends

    07/29/2014 3:53:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/7/14 | Elad Benari
    In a rare audio message, the head of Hamas’s “military wing” declared on Tuesday that the only way to reach a ceasefire in Gaza is for Israel to end its “siege” on the coastal territory. The message by Mohammed Deif, head of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, was broadcast on Hamas’s television network, and is the first official statement by Deif since Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012. In the message, the arch-terrorist repeated Hamas’s conditions for a ceasefire, saying, "The firing will stop only if the [Israeli] aggression ends only if and the blockade is lifted. The Zionist entity...
  • 6 Soldiers Wounded by Mortar Shells as Sirens Sound in Jerusalem

    07/29/2014 3:28:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/7/14 | Talia Blatman
    Six soldiers were wounded on Tuesday evening by a barrage of mortar shells in the Gaza Region. The condition of the six wounded soldiers has not yet been made public. Yesterday, four soldiers were killed by mortar shells near Israel’s border with Gaza: Staff Sergeant Eliav Eliahu Chaim Kachlon, aged 22 from Tzfat; Corporal Meidan Maimon Bitton, aged 20 from Netivot; Corporal Niran Cohen, aged 20 from Tiberias; and Sergeant Major Adi Brigga, aged 23 from Beit Shikmah. Earlier on Tuesday night, at around 8:20 p.m. sirens were heard in Beit Shemesh, the communities comprising the Mateh Yehudah region, and...
  • In Leaked Tape, Hostile Obama Tries to Force PM to Accept Truce

    07/29/2014 1:51:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/7/14 | Ari Soffer
    Damning evidence has emerged of US President Barack Obama's dismissal of Israel's position in favor of supporting the position of Hamas and its allies... A "senior US official" leaked an audio recording of a telephone conversation between Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Channel One. In it the 35-minute conversation, which took place on Sunday, the US President appears downright hostile at points, and even cuts off Netanyahu in the middle of his protestations over a one-sided truce proposal which would have seen Hamas receive all its key demands, but that Israel ultimately rejected. The following is an excerpt...
  • How Ted Cruz Trolls Obama’s Foreign Policy

    07/29/2014 1:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 29, 2014 | Eli Lake
    The Tea Party favorite loves to needle Team Obama. But in an interview, Cruz also reveals a new kind of conservative foreign policy: American exceptionalism without the nation building.One way to understand Ted Cruz’s foreign policy, particularly if you are a Democrat, is through the prism of the social media phenomenon known as trolling. The best trolls are provocateurs. Their language is meant to expose a fallacy or weakness in the opponent’s position as opposed to offering a constructive alternative. In a wide-ranging interview with the junior senator from Texas, there was a lot of trolling. Of Obama’s recent attempt...
  • Emails show White House adviser intervened on ObamaCare ‘bailout’ after industry appeals

    07/29/2014 1:19:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2014 | Judson Berger
    Newly released emails show a key White House adviser intervened on behalf of the health insurance industry after an executive repeatedly warned that massive premium hikes were coming unless the administration expanded an ObamaCare program that Republicans call an industry "bailout." The insurance industry ultimately got a more "generous" offer from the administration -- one that Republicans warn could transfer potentially billions of taxpayer dollars into the Affordable Care Act to bail out insurance companies. The documents were included as part of a report by Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Republicans allege that White House adviser...
  • Doctor who contracted Ebola is in grave condition

    07/29/2014 12:13:32 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 80 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7-29-14 | Chris Perez
    A doctor from Texas is in grave condition and terrified for his life after he contracted the incurable Ebola virus he was treating in West Africa, colleagues said Monday. Dr. Kent Brantley, 33, is one of two Americans in the region who have contracted the deadly disease, which has now killed nearly 700 people in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization. The father of two had been treating Ebola victims in Monrovia, Liberia, when he began to notice symptoms related to the virus, CBS reports. “I’m praying fervently that God will help me survive this disease,” he said...
  • U.S. sales to Russia have only risen since sanctions imposed

    07/29/2014 12:02:26 PM PDT · by McGruff · 5 replies
    McClatchy Washington Bureau ^ | July 28, 2014 | John Moritz
    In the months since the United States imposed sanctions on Russian businesses and close associates of President Vladimir Putin’s, an odd thing has happened: U.S. exports to Russia have risen. U.S. Census Bureau foreign trade data show that exports rose 17 percent from March through May _ the most recent months for which the data is available _ compared with the previous three months, before sanctions were imposed. The value of exports has risen in each consecutive month this year, an unusual trend in a trade relationship that historically fluctuates on a monthly basis.
  • Collect $7,000 Per Month for 'Fostering' Adult Illegal Aliens (Obama Seeks Babysitters for 6!)

    07/29/2014 11:42:19 AM PDT · by drewh · 57 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 29 Jul 2014, 7:42 AM PDT | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas--The federal government is in dire need of U.S. citizens willing to house the thousands of illegal immigrants who enter the country each week, and they are willing to pay them to do so. The Texas-based nonprofit Catholic Charities is currently seeking out foster families for the migrants, most of whom come from Central America. Ruth Braiser, a spokeswoman for the organization, told Breitbart Texas that foster families can receive monthly payments for housing adult immigrants who are under 23-years-old. "Most of our children are 15 to 17-years-old," she said. "But some stay in our program until they are...
  • Organizer Of Job Fair For Gay MBA Students Seeks To Ban Straight People

    07/29/2014 11:11:37 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 29 Jul 2014 | Eric Owens
    The organizer of a yearly conference for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students pursuing MBAs is in a huff because entirely too many straight students are attending the event, which includes a recruitment fair. Matt Kidd, executive director of Reaching Out MBA, has also charged that a few attendees made comments that he says some gay people did not appreciate, reports Campus Reform. For example, in addition to having the temerity to show up while failing to be gay, one straight attendee allegedly said “Dude, I’m not gay.” Another allegedly said: “There needs to be less focus on gay stuff...
  • Dem. Lawmaker: Think About Border Crisis ‘Like A Hurricane Or Some Other Natural Disaster’

    07/29/2014 11:04:48 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 29 Jul 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    California Democratic congresswoman Karen Bass urged the American people to think about the surge of illegal immigrant children flooding the southern border as “a hurricane or some other natural disaster” — a statement even MSNBC host Jose Diaz-Balart found a bit perplexing. Bass appeared on Diaz-Balart’s eponymous show to discuss the growing number of Central American children illegally crossing the southern border of the United States. The sheer number has quickly overwhelmed government agencies and private charities, and calls are growing for President Obama and Congress to halt the deluge. (RELATED: White House Hid Huge Spike Of Families Crossing Border)...
  • White House officially accuses Russia of violating Intermediate-Range Nuclear Treaty

    07/29/2014 10:21:14 AM PDT · by McGruff · 28 replies
    Russia Today ^ | July 29, 2014
    United States President Barack Obama has formally accused his Russian counterpart of violating a 1987 nuclear weapons treaty, the White House said on Tuesday. Pres. Obama wrote Russia’s Vladimir Putin, White House press secretary John Earnest said during a routine briefing Tuesday afternoon, informing him that the US has determined that Russia has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a pact signed by Presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev nearly 30 years ago. Hours earlier on Monday evening, the New York Times reported that the Obama administration would accuse Russia of violating the agreement upon completion of a Department of...
  • 10 Years Ago Today (major barf alert)

    07/29/2014 8:13:34 AM PDT · by Baynative · 8 replies
    WaPo Politics ^ | e-media
    10 year ago tonight, America's #1 doofus gigolo John Kerry accepted the democrat nomination for President. Although we dodged the bullet on a bigger scale, he's still with us and making the world a more dangerous place. "I am not one to read into things, but guess which wing of the hospital the maternity ward was in? (APPLAUSE) I'm not kidding. I was born in the West Wing. "
  • Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

    07/28/2014 4:44:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    msn news ^ | 7/28/14 | ERICA WERNER of Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration. Such a large-scale move on immigration could scramble election-year politics and lead some conservative Republicans to push for impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama, a prospect White House officials have openly discussed. Yet there's little sign that...