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  • Mujica said to be mediating between Obama, Castro

    07/14/2014 4:20:42 AM PDT · by mgist
    progreso Weekly ^ | 6/14/14 | The Observer
    By Progreso Weekly • Published on June 19, 2014 El Observador/Uruguay At the summit of the Group of 77+China, held June 14-15 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, [Uruguayan] President José Mujica took a key step toward an improvement in U.S.-Cuba relations and the end of the embargo that the U.S. has maintained against the island for more than 50 years, reports [the weekly] Búsqueda this morning [June 19]. Mujica put on the table with Raul the possibility of accomplishing a rapprochement with Washington. In his official trip to Havana in 2013, during which he met with Raúl and...
  • I, me, my admits to being an imperial president

    07/14/2014 4:15:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/14/2014 | Carol Brown
    With no pressure on him to be re-elected, all bets are off. Or as Obama put it during a speech on Thursday, “I don't have to run for office again, so I can just let her rip.” Executive powers unleashed. Obama’s statement about letting things rip was book-ended by two curious sentences. Preceding his comment he said, “I’m just telling the truth now.” I suppose lying comes so naturally that should a flicker of truth rise to the surface, he feels the need to announce ahead of time. Of course, announcing that he is about to speak the truth doesn’t...
  • EXCLUSIVE: INSIDE BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY'S FACULTY LISTSERV

    07/14/2014 4:12:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 14, 2014 | Daniel Mael
    According to its mission statement, Brandeis University was founded to “embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education.” The school pledges that its faculty will “bring newly minted knowledge straight from the field or lab to the graduate and undergraduate classrooms.”
  • Watch: Arab MK Goes Rogue During Knesset Session

    07/14/2014 3:52:16 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    Video Police had shown the committee video footage of recent Arab rioting in Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, and Committee Chair MK Miri Regev (Likud) asked him why police did not close off the Temple Mount to both Jews and Muslims, instead of just Jews. MK Zahalka began shouting that police have no business entering the Mount - the holiest place in Judaism - claiming that it is "occupied territory". He then told Lt. Gen. Danino that he has blood on his hands, prompting a furious reaction by Regev. The exchange was extreme even by the extreme standards set by...
  • Ukrainians Protest Against Europe, Saying It Abandoned Maidan For Russia

    07/13/2014 10:25:27 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 2 replies
    IBT ^ | Kristina Jovanovski | July 10 2014 11:29 AM
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Five months ago, Kirill Marlinski was on the streets of Kiev, demanding closer ties to the European Union. Now, he's demonstrating in the streets again, but this time against European countries. Like many other activists in the Euromaidan revolution that ousted president Viktor Yanukovych, he blames Europeans for turning their backs on Ukraine by continuing their deals with the country’s new nemesis, Russia. “We all went out on Maidan … [with a] simple slogan -- that Ukraine is Europe and Europe is Ukraine,” he said.“We went out to fight … and we just got spit in our...
  • As Iraq burns, Rick Perry condemns "isolationist" Rand Paul

    07/13/2014 10:12:41 PM PDT · by South40 · 41 replies
    CBSNews ^ | 7/12/2014 | JAKE MILLER
    Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, came down firmly on the hawkish side of the Republican national security debate Saturday, saying "isolationist" figures like Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., are "blind" to the threat posed by terrorism. "I can understand the emotions behind isolationism," Perry wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post. "Many people are tired of war, and the urge to pull back is a natural, human reaction. Unfortunately, we live in a world where isolationist policies would only endanger our national security even further."
  • Harry Reid Slammed By Hometown Paper For ‘Race-Baiting’

    07/13/2014 8:56:31 PM PDT · by South40 · 20 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 7/12/2014 | Chuck Ross
    The largest newspaper in Nevada is taking Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to task, saying that the Democrat’s recent comments about Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas highlight a pattern of race card rhetoric. “Harry Reid is the da Vinci of distraction,” reads the editorial from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which was posted online Friday. “The moment any scandal, policy failure or political defeat crashes down on him — and there have been plenty the past few years — the Senate majority leader unleashes outrageous rhetoric,” the editorial continues, adding that Reid “has become especially fond of slinging race cards just...
  • What If a Hidden Hand Hired Dems to Ram Thru Single-Payer, But They Were Incompetent to Do It?

    07/13/2014 8:49:17 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | July 10, 2014 | Michael F. Cannon
    Still No Halbig v. Burwell Ruling, But Plenty of Halbig Chatter By Michael F. CannonThe latest bit of chatter about a someday-forthcoming ruling from the D.C. Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell is the banter between myself and Washington & Lee University law professor Timothy Jost. (For a quick primer on the Halbig cases, click here. For a comprehensive reference guide to the cases, click here.) Or as my email traffic has described it, “The subtle repartee between Michael Cannon and Tim Jost continues.” And, “What a summer! Argentina vs. Germany, Cannon vs. Jost. What’s next?“ Jost’s contribution appeared on the...
  • Mayor: Cop killer said he was 'going to be famous'

    07/13/2014 8:39:42 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    MSN.COM ^ | 13 JULY 2014 | AP
    JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (AP) — A gunman who killed a rookie officer responding to a report of an armed robbery at a drugstore early Sunday never tried to rob the store and instead lay in wait for police, telling a witness to watch the news because he was "going to be famous," authorities said.
  • 'Iron Dome' anti-rocket system is changing the face of battle by limiting Israeli casualties

    07/13/2014 8:08:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Israel's "Iron Dome" defense system has emerged as a game-changer in the current round of violence with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, shooting down dozens of incoming rockets and being credited with preventing numerous civilian casualties. By shooting down more than 90 percent of its targets, the system is ensuring Israel's decisive technological edge that has helped it operate virtually unhindered in Gaza. At the same time, it's also providing a much-needed sense of security on the home front.....
  • Holder Voices ‘Extreme Concern’ About Terrorist Bomb Makers

    07/13/2014 7:30:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 13, 2014 | BRIAN KNOWLTON
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. expressed “extreme, extreme concern” on Sunday over reports that bomb makers from Yemen responsible for the 2009 underwear-bomb plot are now in Syria cooperating with foreign militants there, possibly to develop new, nearly undetectable explosive devices. Asked on Sunday whether that threat was a “clear and present danger,” Mr. Holder responded: “I think it is. In some ways, it’s more frightening than anything I think I’ve seen as attorney general.”
  • IRS to Rubber Stamp Tax-Exempt Status for Most Charities After Scandal

    07/13/2014 6:51:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 13, 2014 | Massimo Calabresi
    IRS head touts “efficiencies" but some groups fear fraud.Amid ongoing controversy over its scrutiny of non-profits, the Internal Revenue Service has decided it will no longer screen approximately 80% of the organizations seeking tax-exempt charitable status each year, a change that will ease the creation of small charities while doing away with a review intended to counter fraud and prevent political and other non-charitable groups from misusing the tax code. As of July 1, any group that pays a $400 fee and declares on a three-page online form that it has annual income of less than $50,000, total assets of...
  • The Real Great Depression?

    07/13/2014 6:42:33 PM PDT · by statestreet · 4 replies
    The University Bookman ^ | July 13, 2014 | David Pietrusza
    Amity Shlaes does not believe in playing it safe. In 2007 she issued the original edition of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, which dared to badly dent the established shibboleths regarding America’s Great Depression and how Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal did—or did not—dealt with it. In 2013, she departed the beaten path still more provocatively, resuscitating the reputation of the much-maligned Calvin Coolidge. Coolidge defied all odds and joined The Forgotten Man in achieving best-seller status. Having placed such high-stakes bets and won, she doubled back—and doubled-down—to collaborate on a “graphic” version of The...
  • TruNews Video Thursday July 10, 2014 – Ret. Sgt. Major Dan Page

    07/13/2014 6:39:54 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 2 replies
    TruNews ^ | 7/10 14 | Rick Wiles
    http://www.trunews.com/thursday-july-10-2014-ret-sgt-major-dan-page/ Interesting video about future of the United States Opinion?
  • US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Prepares to Default (in Spanish)

    07/13/2014 6:10:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 7/13/2014 | Chriss W. Street
    Municipal bond mutual fund investors are panicking this weekend after the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s Legislature passed a new law allowing public agencies to default on their debt.  Although part of the United States, Puerto Rico in the 1990s made Spanish the official language and now about 86% of the island does not speak English in the home.  Democrat Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla, who has difficulty speaking English, told Bloomberg News last year that Puerto Rico had a constitutional and moral obligation to not default on the island’s $73 billion of debt.  But he just passed a law giving local court proceedings the power...
  • Bundy ranch standoff highly coordinated, reflecting threat of larger far-right militia movement

    07/13/2014 5:59:25 PM PDT · by equalator · 58 replies
    SPLC ^ | 7-10-2014
    “The Bundy ranch standoff wasn’t a spontaneous response to Cliven Bundy’s predicament but rather a well-organized, military-type action that reflects the potential for violence from a much larger and more dangerous movement,” said Mark Potok, senior fellow in the SPLC’s Intelligence Project. “This incident may have faded from public view, but if our government doesn’t pay attention, we will be caught off guard as much as the Bureau of Land Management was that day.”
  • Illegal Immigration Protesters to Challenge Feds: 'If They Want to Send in SWAT..Let Them Do It'

    07/13/2014 5:39:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 13, 2014 | Katie McHugh
    The federal government is planning to relocate 40 unaccompanied alien children into an already-packed facility in the Sycamore Canyon Academy that houses wards of the state, according to Robert Skiba of Oracle, Arizona. Emboldened by citizens in Murrieta, California who successfully rebuffed the government’s efforts to dump illegal aliens into their town, Skiba's town has organized a protest for Tuesday morning. “We’re going to mobilize and we're going to do the best we can to stop this from happening,” Skiba said. “We're prepared for whatever happens. If they want to send in the SWAT team, armored cars, helicopters, let them...
  • ObamaCare’s next court threat

    07/13/2014 5:19:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 13, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    A federal appeals court is poised to rule in a case that could blow a gaping hole in ObamaCare's scheme for providing healthcare coverage. The plaintiffs in Halbig v. Burwell argue that the healthcare law does not authorize the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to offer premium subsidies on the federal exchanges. It's an issue that strikes at the heart of the Affordable Care Act's insurance benefits and could potentially end financial help for nearly 5 million enrollees. That is, if the plaintiffs succeed. Legal experts have generally looked askance at the lawsuit, which has a losing record in federal court...
  • What illegal immigration is costing you

    07/13/2014 4:53:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 7/13/2014 | Jon Dougherty
    As the humanitarian crisis along the U.S. southwest border continues to unfold, Americans are being fed a steady stream of propaganda by the Obama administration and a sycophantic media about how we must accept the hundreds of thousands of poor, largely uneducated and unskilled aliens crossing into our country illegally because it’s “humane,” “compassionate” and “the right thing to do.”What is lost in the debate, of course, is that there is nothing “humane” or “compassionate” about foisting hundreds of thousands of poor, immigrant children and adults on the citizens of any nation, at  any time, but especially one that is still in...
  • Rookie judge to preside over Benghazi trial

    07/13/2014 4:47:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    wa po ^ | July 7, 2014 | Al Kamen and Colby Itkowitz
    Casey Cooper is new to the bench, but he’s well-connected . Just three months into his tenure on the federal bench, and before his formal investiture ceremony later this week, newly minted — but well-connected — U.S. District Judge Christopher “Casey” Cooper has been handed one of the most high-profile and politically sensitive American terrorism cases in recent years ... Cooper, 47, was part of the Obama administration’s transition team and is one of the more connected people in D.C. legal circles, Marimow notes. His wife, Amy Jeffress, worked at the Justice Department as a national security adviser to the...
  • California Governor Signs Homosexual Bill Eliminating Terms ‘Husband’ and ‘Wife’

    07/13/2014 4:45:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Christian News ^ | 7/10/2014 | Heather Clark
    The governor of California has signed a bill into law that redefines marriage and replaces the terms ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ with the generic term ‘spouse.’Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1306 on Monday, which will take effect on January 1, 2015.“Under existing law, a reference to ‘husband’ and ‘wife,’ ‘spouses,’ or ‘married persons,’ or a comparable term, includes persons who are lawfully married to each other and persons who were previously lawfully married to each other, as is appropriate under the circumstances of the particular case,” it reads. “The bill would delete references to ‘husband’ or ‘wife’ in the Family Code...
  • USA's 'Most Privileged' Illegal Immigrant Stuck In Texas Border Town

    07/13/2014 4:16:32 PM PDT · by WVKayaker · 20 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7/13/2014 | TONY LEE
    ...Vargas conceded that he does "not have a single U.S. government-issued ID" and, like most of the country's eleven million illegal immigrants, does not have a driver's license. But Vargas notes ever since he came out as an illegal immigrant in a New York Times magazine profile, "I’ve been the most privileged undocumented immigrant in the country." ...
  • Investment & Finance Thread (week July 13 - July 19 edition)

    07/13/2014 4:06:02 PM PDT · by expat_panama · 11 replies
    Weekly investment & finance thread ^ | July 13, 2014 | Freeper Investors
     Condensed version:  this past week's metals 'n stock indexes saw a (imho) a flat decision making base --not sure how metals volume went but stocks had high volume for the dips & low for the rebounds --bearish, a situation IBD calls 'uptrend under pressure'.   fwiw, their distribution day count is running at 6 for the S&P and 4 for the NASDAQ.Fortunately I can now say what the upcoming week's going to be; it'll be "interesting".    This is the thread where folks swap ideas on savings and investment --here's a list of popular investing links that freepers have posted here...
  • Eric Holder Blasts Sarah Palin, Says Some Obama Critics Are Racists

    07/13/2014 3:01:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 13/7/14
    Attorney General Eric Holder slammed former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Sunday, saying she is neither a very good legal scholar nor an effective vice presidential candidate. He also said he believed that some critics of the president attack him because he is the nation's first black president. Fielding a question about Palin's call last week to impeach President Obama, Holder told ABC's “This Week” that the former vice president candidate "wasn't a particularly good vice presidential candidate (in 2008). She's an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why." Palin is only part of a growing Republican...
  • Netanyahu finally speaks his mind

    07/13/2014 2:17:28 PM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    Israel Pundit ^ | July 13, 2014, | DAVID HOROVITZ
    Netanyahu finally speaks his mind At his Friday press conference, the prime minister ruled out full Palestinian sovereignty, derided the US approach to Israeli security, and set out his Middle East overview with unprecedented candor. His remarks were not widely reported; they should be BY DAVID HOROVITZ TOI July 13, 2014, These are fundamental questions — questions you’d think Israelis and the watching world would long since have been able to answer, especially given that Netanyahu is Israel’s second-longest serving prime minister ever. In fact, though, while many pundits claim to have definitive answers, most Israelis would acknowledge that they’ve...
  • Islamic State routs Iraqi armored column in Anbar

    07/13/2014 2:10:02 PM PDT · by robowombat · 29 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | July 13, 2014 | BILL ROGGIO
    Islamic State routs Iraqi armored column in Anbar By BILL ROGGIO Iraqi and Syrian towns and cities seized by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham and its allies. Map created by The Long War Journal. Click to view larger map. Fighters from the newly established Islamic State ambushed and destroyed an Iraqi armored column in the western province of Anbar. Islamic State fighters also captured several American-made armored personnel carriers. The ambush highlights the deteriorating state of the Iraqi security forces. The Islamic State's Anbar Wilayat (division or province) released a series of photographs on its Twitter account...
  • Illegal immigrants flown to Bay State: Sheriffs warn move may threaten safety

    07/13/2014 1:34:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 13, 2014 | Owen Boss and Joe Dwinell
    Illegal immigrants are being secretly flown to Massachusetts and kept in local lockups in an under-the-radar operation that has alarmed lawmen who are raising health and security concerns amid recent spikes in detainees coming up from Texas during the latest border crisis. “We’re all becoming border sheriffs now with these people being carted all over the country,” said Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson. “The blame goes all the way up. It’s a travesty and people ought to be upset,” Hodgson said. “This is un-American and has raised the stakes to the public health and public safety threat.” Hodgson said...
  • The border crisis isn’t Obama’s Katrina – it’s worse

    07/13/2014 1:32:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 61 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 13,2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Cannon recalled how Bush’s critics erupted in indignation when the White House published a photograph of the president surveying the devastation from Air Force One. Entertainers like Michael Moore and Kanye West accused the president of racism and callousness. Bush’s Democratic adversaries in Congress, including then Senator Obama, were no kinder. In hindsight, little of this seems fair. What Bush saw as he flew over the battered region shocked him. The next day, he publicly pledged $10.5 billion in federal aid, enlisted his father and Bill Clinton to help in recovery efforts, and spoke about the tragedy from the Rose...
  • Eric Holder: Palin Wasn't a Good VP Candidate, Even Worse Judge of Who Should Be Impeached

    07/13/2014 1:11:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    ABC News' This Week ^ | July 13, 2014 | Pierre Thomas, Mike Levine, Jack Date and Jack Cloherty
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Attorney General Eric Holder is challenging Republicans who are calling for his and President Obama's impeachment, and denouncing what he calls a "gridlocked Washington" stalled by what he says is a Republican Party bent on blocking any of the administration's efforts. “For whatever reason, [some] Republicans decided early on that this was a president they were just simply not going to cooperate with,” Holder said in a rare interview with ABC News' Pierre Thomas. "And over the past five-and-a-half years, we have seen demonstrations of that, where the president has reached out his hand, offered compromises that have simply not...
  • Holder: ‘Yes, the Immigration Laws Are Being Enforced’

    07/13/2014 12:49:35 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    NRO - The Corner ^ | July 13, 2014 | Katherine Connell
    Attorney General Eric Holder insists that the the Obama administration is enforcing the country’s immigration laws, as a flood of illegal-immigrant children from Central America pour across the southern border. “Yes, the immigration laws are being enforced,” Holder told ABC correspondent Pierre Thomas in an interview airing on ABC’s This Week Sunday.
  • Consumed column Iraqi 9th Armored Division (M1A1 Tanks captured or destroyed, with pics)

    07/13/2014 12:14:21 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    Cyprus L:ive ^ | July 11, 2014 | Cyprus Live
    On Twitter, a photograph of a column of Iraqi forces defeated by the insurgents "Caliphate" (former Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) in the western Iraqi province of Anbar. Judging by the presence of tanks M1A1 "Abrams" - it was a column of the elite Iraqi 9th Armored Division (it is the only Iraqi army has these tanks in service), which forces the Iraqi government have strongly stretched over a very large area between the provinces of Anbar, Salah al-Din and Baghdad. From Iraq in recent months has been a lot of pictures of [destroyed] columns of the Iraqi...
  • WOW! Dem Lawmaker Wants DHS to Process Illegals in Central America Before They Leave for US (Video)

    07/13/2014 12:11:28 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 13 2014 | Jim Hoft
    On CNN’s State of the Union this morning O’Rourke said he wants to give them asylum before they even leave their country. “So if we’re truly going to address this problem we’re going to have to address it here. Why not have State department and DHS down in those countries processing potential refugees and applicants for asylum on the ground so they don’t have to come through Mexico.” And allow half the country to come to America? What an idiot. Just what we need, another 20 million immigrants to house, clothe, feed and put on Obamacare.
  • New Political Party in Thurston County, WA

    07/13/2014 11:53:56 AM PDT · by Montana_Sam · 4 replies
    From the Thurston County (WA) Official Local Voter's Pamphlet: Elected Experience: Elected Democrat PCO 2 Dist.vice-president -international brotherhooh of teamsters 313Appointer Sectreasurer of teamsters local 313 Other Professional Experience: owner Marijuana grower business Education: school of hard nocks father of four parents degree in how to stretch your paycheck to make it last after the state/federal goverment has takein 1/2. been around the block with state and local agency/ goverment that dont or wont help small business get started and off the ground. Community Service: elected PCO officer Democrate 2nd dist.PTA member donate to local food banks Statement: i am...
  • California High School: We Have a Right to BAN God

    07/13/2014 11:41:51 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 53 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | July 13 2014 | Warner Todd Huston
    A High School in California has insisted that it has a right to ban the mention of God in a student’s graduation speech paradoxically claiming the Constitution gives them that power. In July 18-year-old Brooks Hamby refused to follow the schools ban order and thanked Jesus in his speech anyway sending the school into fits of apoplexy. A California school district says it will not apologize to a teenager who defied its orders and mentioned God in his graduation speech. Attorneys representing the Brawley Union High School District have written a 10-page letter defending the school’s right not only to...
  • Spokesman: Obama 'absolutely' the most transparent president

    07/13/2014 11:32:50 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 13 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama is “absolutely” the most transparent president in history, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Sunday after the White House received a letter from signed by a dozen top journalists’ groups complaining about the administration’s policies toward the media. “There are a number of steps that we've taken to give people greater insight into what's happening at the White House,” Earnest said in an interview with CNN’s “Reliable Sources.” The letter, signed by the Society of Professional Journalists and the Poynter Institute, among others, accuses the White House of "politically driven suppression of news and information about federal...
  • Overwhelmed immigration courts could face further delays

    07/13/2014 11:22:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    CSM ^ | 07/13/2014 | Amy Taxin
    It can take three years to get a hearing under the current immigration court system. Many expect delays to become worse due to the deluge of tens of thousands of Central American children crossing the US-Mexican border. Adolescent girls in braids and pigtails and teenage boys wearing jeans and sneakers sat alongside their parents in the courtroom of Immigration Judge Frank Travieso to hear how long they might be allowed to stay in the United States. Travieso grabbed four thick books and dropped each one on his desk with a thud, warning the families in his Los Angeles courtroom about...
  • ICE has the chance to catch Jose Antonio Vargas RIGHT NOW

    07/13/2014 11:17:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/13/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s somewhat ironic that CNN is, today, touting the premier of their new show The Hunt (with John Walsh) tonight at the same time as they are still featuring the documentary Documented by Jose Antonio Vargas. The irony – since they seem oblivious to it – is that the former is a show dedicated to catching criminals who are on the loose, while the latter is produced by one of the people we should ostensibly be looking for. Vargas is in the country illegally, and yet somehow appears on multiple television programs, produces films and seems to earn a...
  • Even Chicago is fed up! Furious black protesters call Obama ‘worst president ever elected’ (VIDEO)

    07/13/2014 10:35:00 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 31 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | July 13 2014 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Residents from Chicago’s South Side expressed frustration Friday over President Obama’s attention to prioritizing the illegal immigrant crisis at the border over their city’s escalating violence. During a protest outside the Chicago Police Department some residents called for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy over their failure to address the violence – and even Obama’s as well, according to Rebel Pundit. “Barack will go down as the worst president ever elected, Bill Clinton was the African-American President,” one resident told Rebel Pundit. “President Barack needs to pay attention to Chicago, if he cannot pay attention...
  • Ted Lieu Calls for Bob Beckel to Resign

    07/13/2014 10:30:50 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 13 2014 | William Bigelow
    The Los Angeles Times reports that Fox News host Bob Beckel, who co-hosts The Five and has been associated with the Democratic Party for decades, is under fire from a Democratic state senator for making an allegedly racist comment about Chinese people. Democratic state Sen. Ted Lieu of Torrance released a statement on Saturday calling for Fox to drop Beckel after Beckel said during a Thursday episode of The Five, "As usual, we bring them over here and teach a bunch of Chinamen--Chinese people--how to do computers and then they go back to China and hack into us.” Beckel’s comment...
  • Rick Perry Slams Obama’s Blame Game, Demands National Guard For Border [VIDEO]

    07/13/2014 10:26:37 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 102 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 13 2014 | Katie Frates
    exas Gov. Rick Perry slammed President Barack Obama on Fox News Sunday, once again demanding the National Guard, and called on Obama to stop the blame game and get up and lead. Host Brit Hume asked Perry to explain why he wants the National Guard sent to Texas, inquiring skeptically, “What exactly would National Guardsman and women do on the border?” Perry explained that the National Guard acts as a front-line deterrent for illegal immigrants, and is critically important now, because most border patrol agents are stuck taking care of the illegal immigrant children. “The president was not even aware...
  • Eric Holder Stands By Controversial ‘Nation Of Cowards’ Speech

    07/13/2014 10:23:36 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 13 2014 | Chuck Ross
    In a rare interview covering a wide array of topics, Attorney General Eric Holder said that he would not back away from a controversial speech he gave in 2009 in which he called the United States “a nation of cowards” on the topic of race. “I wouldn’t walk away from that speech,” Holder told ABC News in an interview. “I think we are still a nation that is too afraid to confront racial issues,” he said, adding that Americans are still hesitant to reach out to “one another across the color line [to] talk about racial issues.” In Feb. 2009,...
  • Flooding, damage reported after Friday storm. Fort main gate closed, ...

    07/13/2014 10:22:10 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — More thunderstorm activity which could release heavy amounts of rain is predicted to continue, according to a federal meteorologist.. Friday’s storm created the need to call out additional Sierra Vista Police officers, because of the need to establish traffic control at intersections where traffic lights went out, said Officer Jock Russell. Additionally, there was a criminal incident being investigated which involved the transportation of marijuana during the storm, he said Saturday. “We were slammed, we had to call in extra officers,” Russell said. On Saturday, calls were still coming in of damage to include trees down, power...
  • Holder sees 'racial animus' in opposition

    07/13/2014 10:17:38 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 13 July, 2013 | Justin Sink
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday he and President Obama have been targets of “a racial animus” by some of the administration’s political opponents. “There's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me [and] directed at the president,” Holder told ABC. “You know, people talking about taking their country back. … There's a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there's a racial animus." Holder said the nation is in “a fundamentally better place than we were 50 years...
  • Private eyes use drones to nab scammers and cheating spouses

    07/13/2014 10:15:10 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/13/2014 | New York Post
    They’re private eyes in the skies. Investigators are taking drones to new heights — using the remote-controlled aircraft to catch New Yorkers cheating on spouses, lying about disabilities and endangering their kids. “People want you to believe there’s all this negativity associated with drones . . . but they could be a very helpful tool,” said Olwyn Triggs, a gumshoe for 23 years and president of Professional Investigators Network Inc. in Glen Cove, LI. Triggs recently used a drone to find an upstate man suspected of insurance fraud. Signs on his rural property warned that trespassers would be shot, so she sent...
  • Barack Obama, Fabian Socialist

    07/13/2014 10:10:45 AM PDT · by DaveinOK54 · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/03/08 | Jerry Bowyer
    Arnold taught me to question everyone–my president, my priest and my parents. Well, almost everyone. I wasn’t supposed to question the Fabian intellectuals themselves. That’s the Fabian MO, relentless cultural and journalistic attacks on everything that is, and then a hard pitch for the hope of what might be. That’s Obama’s world. He’s telling the truth when he says that he doesn’t agree with Bill Ayers’ violent bombing tactics, but it’s a tactical disagreement. Why use dynamite when mass media and community organizing work so much better? Who needs Molotov when you’ve got Saul Alinski?(snip)
  • Holder: 'Homegrown Violent Extremists … Keep Me Up at Night'

    07/13/2014 10:04:49 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10:47 AM, Jul 13, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    Attorney General Eric Holder has a "lot of sleepless nights," reported ABC News this morning. Chief among his concerns? The threat of "homegrown violent extremists."
  • Sen. Mike Lee: "The American people want a more conservative government." (VIDEO)

    07/13/2014 10:01:13 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 10 replies
    Reason ^ | July 13 2014 | Nick Gillespie & Amanda Winkler
    Sen. Lee recently sat down with Reason TV's Nick Gillespie to discuss the rise of the Tea Party faction in Congress (of which he is a leader), why the GOP is failing to connect with millennials, and the role of religion in politics. Originally published on July 11, 2014: "We've had a 75 or 80 year run with some really aggressive progressive policies," Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah). "They haven't worked. They have enhanced America's opportunity deficit, and the American people want a more conservative government." In 2010, Lee launched a successful primary challenge to three-term incumbent Sen. Bob Bennett and...
  • GOP Congressman Compares Migrant Children Crossing The US Border To The D-Day Invasion

    07/13/2014 9:56:48 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 12 2014 | David M Brooks
    For Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), the Border Patrol and the National Guard might not be enough to stem the flow of children that have recently created a crisis at our border. But he has an idea — war ships. In a speech on the House floor on Friday, Gohmert encouraged Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) "to use whatever means, whether it’s troops, even using ships of war." Gohmert has suggested that the National Guard be used to secure the border, but his latest border policy seems to come from the belief that the United States is under an enemy invasion....
  • A Life Ruined: The Corrupt Players of the Mississippi Senate Race (Must Read)

    07/13/2014 9:54:42 AM PDT · by Hostage · 28 replies
    Jen Kuznicki, Conservative Writer ^ | July 8, 2014 | Jen Kuznicki
    The Republican Senatorial primary in Mississippi exhibited an over-the-top abuse of power, showing how the accumulation of one party political power corrupts the entire system. Upon the death of Mark Mayfield, an attorney who had been arrested and charged with felony conspiracy for supposedly telling blogger Clayton Kelly how to access Rose Cochran’s room in a nursing home, I began to look into how that ridiculous incident had gotten so out-of-hand. During the primary, I watched as Bradley Dayspring, communications frat-boy of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), made such a big deal about the arrest of the men that...
  • Holder: 'Homegrown Violent Extremists … Keep Me Up at Night' (Video at link)

    07/13/2014 9:32:08 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Daniel Halper
    Attorney General Eric Holder has a "lot of sleepless nights," reported ABC News this morning. Chief among his concerns? The threat of "homegrown violent extremists." Asked the ABC News reporter, "Is that threat," like the Boston Marathon bombing last year, "any less serious?""These lone wolves. These homegrown violent extremists are people who keep me up at night, as well," said Holder. "Trying to monitor them, trying to anticipate what it is they are going to do. And the experience that we had in Boston is instructive. It only takes only one or two people to really do something horrific."The...