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  • Emirates to stop flying over Iraq after MH17 disaster

    07/29/2014 9:53:24 AM PDT · by jalisco555
    BBC ^ | July 28, 2014
    Emirates Airline will stop flying over Iraq to protect against the threat of Islamic militants on the ground. The airline told the BBC it was taking "precautionary measures" and "working on alternative routing plans for flights using Iraqi airspace". The move follows the Malaysian Airlines' Flight MH17 disaster. MH17 was shot down while flying over Ukraine. Emirates said it is already re-routing some flights. It will take a few days for the re-routing to be completed, the airline added. "We are closely monitoring the situation along with international agencies, and will never compromise the safety of our customers and crew,"...
  • Appeals court upholds Obamacare tax as constitutional

    07/29/2014 9:32:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 29, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A key appeals court on Tuesday ruled that despite including a tax, Obamacare doesn’t violate the Constitution’s requirement that all tax bills originate in the House of Representatives, giving the Obama administration another health care win. The three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said that the Obamacare tax was “incidental” to the primary purpose of the Affordable Care Act, so it isn’t a revenue-raising measure as envisioned by the Constitution. “Some exercises of the taxing power are not subject to the Origination Clause,” the unanimous panel concluded. The issue had been in...
  • Jerry Brown urges ‘religious call ... to welcome the stranger’ in border crisis

    07/29/2014 9:28:54 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    Capitol Alert ^ | Jul. 28, 2014 | David Siders
    MEXICO CITY – Gov. Jerry Brown suggested Monday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s ordering of National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to address the surge in border crossings is misguided, urging politicians instead to heed the “religious call … to welcome the stranger” in addressing the crisis. “This is a human problem, and it has been the religious call of all religions to welcome the stranger, and it’s in that spirit that I believe the clergy can call the United States, Mexico and all the players to perhaps a higher response than might otherwise happen,” Brown said on the...
  • Schlafly: Stunning Setback to Obamacare

    07/29/2014 9:22:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 29, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Obamacare has proven again to be the biggest legislative failure in history, with last week's ruling that its subsidies are illegal. These subsidies induced some 5 million Americans to sign up for Obamacare but are prohibited by law as held by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell. This humiliation to the Obama administration was a devastating setback to legislation already disfavored by a 59-40 percent margin among the public, according to the latest CNN poll. Twice as many Americans say they are being hurt rather than helped by Obamacare. Officially known as the...
  • Israeli Official To Obama: ‘Leave Us Alone’

    07/29/2014 9:05:03 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    CBS DC ^ | July 29,2014
    A top Israeli official wants President Barack Obama to stop meddling with the Jewish state during its conflict with Hamas in Gaza. Speaking to Israel’s Army Radio, Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel criticized Obama telling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that there should be an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. “Leave us alone,” Ariel told Army Radio, directing his words at Obama. “Go focus on Syria.” Obama spoke with Netanyahu Sunday about the rising number of Palestinian deaths in Gaza and the worsening humanitarian crisis. “Building on Secretary Kerry’s efforts, the President made clear the strategic imperative of instituting an...
  • Halbig Is an Opportunity for Supreme Court To Rededicate Itself to Rule of Law

    07/29/2014 8:59:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    True, the Halbig case, if it makes its way to the Supreme Court, will present an opportunity for Chief Justice John Roberts to redeem himself from his abominably activist salvation of Obamacare. But more important, it will be an opportunity for the high court to reaffirm this nation's commitment to the rule of law. In Halbig v. Burwell, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that under the Affordable Care Act federal health insurance subsidies are available for policies purchased only on state exchanges and not those purchased on the federal exchange. If the Supreme Court takes the case, it...
  • IRS Promises Atheist Group to Investigate 'Pulpit Freedom' Churches

    07/29/2014 8:29:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/28/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Internal Revenue Service has reached a lawsuit settlement agreement with the Freedom From Religion Foundation, agreeing to investigate churches that violate a federal law that activist groups often cite in an attempt to silence them by threatening their tax-exempt status. "This is a victory, and we're pleased with this development in which the IRS has proved to our satisfaction that it now has in place a protocol to enforce its own anti-electioneering provisions," FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor said in a statement last week, following which the Alliance Defending Freedom asked the IRS to release all documents related to...
  • Governor Walker issues new ad accusing Burke of $25 million dollar mishap

    07/29/2014 8:24:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 7-28-14 | Kyle Maichle
    MADISON – The campaign of Governor Scott Walker issued a new campaign ad on Monday accusing former Commerce Secretary Mary Burke of a botched deal that may put taxpayers on the hook for $25 million dollars. More: Burke Campaign Issues New Ad over Outsourcing Charge The ad called “Bondoogle” expands off an earlier ad issued by the Walker Campaign that blasted Burke for engaging in a deal with Abbott Laboratories valued at $12.5 million in an attempt to create jobs in Wisconsin. The lot of vacant land that was part of the deal remains vacant to this day according to...
  • Their Economy Will Collapse, Including Ours

    07/29/2014 8:22:41 AM PDT · by SovereignSociety · 12 replies
    Economy and Markets ^ | July 28, 2014 | Harry Dent
    Central bankers think they can keep their economy going by artificial stimulus until they hit escape velocity and grow at normal rates again — but they’re wrong. Here at Dent Research we hold a different view to what drives the economy. And central bankers are in for three big surprises ahead. Their economies are NOT going to grow the way they’re hoping, at least not until the early 2020s, thanks to declining demographic cycles and unprecedented debt ratios. But the surprises I’m talking about are going to come out of left field and slam unexpectedly and so fast into these...
  • Monday begins early voting in Wisconsin

    07/29/2014 8:16:56 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 7-28-14 | Kyle Maichle
    MADISON – Monday begins the first day for early voting in the State of Wisconsin leading up to the August 12th Statewide Primary election. This will be the first election that will feature early voting with more uniform hours due to changes enacted into law earlier this year. Early voting will be done on Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM with no weekend hours. There were divisions between both sides for and against the bill earlier this year. Proponents of the bill say it would create a more standardized process for early voting while opponents say it...
  • 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. "
  • Immigration Hawks Prepare for Showdown on House Border Bill (McCain Amnesty Aide writes House Bill)

    07/29/2014 7:38:00 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 35 replies
    The latest critique circulating among opponents of the package is that Rebecca Tallent, a former staffer to Senator John McCain (R. Ariz.) who currently works for House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), has played a significant role in drafting the Granger proposal. “[Tallent] is writing the House plan for Kay Granger,” a well-placed congressional source. “She more than almost anyone has her fingerprints on President Obama’s immigration plans and is very close with the amnesty community, with the White House, with Democratic offices.”
  • Jonathan Gruber, the Flip-Flopping Architect of Obamacare

    07/29/2014 7:34:49 AM PDT · by SteveH · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | July 28, 2014 | Michsel F. Cannon
    And it is precisely because of Gruber’s intellect and profound familiarity with the PPACA that his attempts to explain away his past statements are not credible. Gruber’s first attempt was, in essence, “Dude, I flaked.” He said his comments were the verbal equivalent of a “typo” — a “speak-o,” as he called it. Then another recording from 2012 emerged in which Gruber said exactly the same thing to a different audience. This was not a “speak-o.” It was part of a presentation Gruber had given multiple times.
  • Washington is desperate for Republicans to impeach Obama

    07/29/2014 7:31:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Quite unlike six years ago, President Barack Obama has become a liability for his fellow Democrats running for federal office. Surveys have consistently shown that the GOP is well positioned to take back at least three of the six seats they need to regain control over the Senate and reduce Obama’s final two years in office to a series of vetoes. In another five seats, Republican candidates remain competitive. The president is no longer energizing his unique coalition of voters. This year, they are staying home. Democrats are desperate to reawaken those young, single, women, and minority voters and get...
  • Obama: Muslims Built 'The Very Fabric of Our Nation'

    07/29/2014 6:44:51 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 89 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 28 July 2014 | Robert Wilde
    On Sunday, President Obama and First Lady Michelle released a statement thanking Muslim Americans for their many “achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” The comments were made to mark the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr, a time of spiritual renewal for Muslims which comes at the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan. The Obamas said in their statement that Eid “celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity” and “welcomed their commitment to giving back to their communities.” The International Business Times reports that during Eid, Muslims...
  • Ted Cruz Is Smart, So What?

    07/29/2014 6:30:40 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 29, 2014 4:00 AM | Ian Tuttle
    In the first volume of his magnificent three-tome biography of Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Morris recounts the story of writer Owen Wister’s visit to the Roosevelt White House. Wister, a Harvard classmate of the president, “has lent [Roosevelt] a book shortly before a full evening’s entertainment at the White House, and been astonished to hear a complete review of it over breakfast. ‘Somewhere between six one evening and eight-thirty the next morning, beside his dressing and his dinner and his guests and his sleep, he had read a volume of three-hundred-and-odd pages, and missed nothing of significance.’”For those unconvinced of Teddy’s...
  • Thousands attend EID prayer at Toyota Park (Chicago Metro)

    07/29/2014 6:21:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    Southtown - Chicago ^ | July 28, 2014 8:00PM | NICK SWEDBERG
    Thousands attend EID prayer at Toyota Park BY NICK SWEDBERG Correspondent Updated: July 29, 2014 2:08AM Thousands of Muslims filled the field at Bridgeview’s Toyota Park Monday morning for an unusually somber Eid prayer ceremony in the light of heightened hostilities between Israel and Gaza. Volunteers collected signatures for the 5,000 postcards brought to the event. They intend to mail them to President Obama over the latest deaths in recent violence between Israelis and Palestinians. The postcards, which 10 chapters of the American Muslims for Palestine across the country distributed Monday, demand that the White House intervene in the fighting...
  • Obama Nominates “Religious Freedom” Ambassador Who Called Protecting Hobby Lobby “Deeply Troubling”

    07/29/2014 6:13:56 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 30 replies
    Life New ^ | 7/28/14 | Steven Ertelt
    President Barack Obama has nominated a new “Religious Freedom Ambassador,” but his nominee opposes protecting the religious freedoms of the owners of Hobby Lobby, who don’t want to be forced to pay for drugs for their employees that cause abortions.Obama announced that he will nominate Rabbi David Nathan Saperstein as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom at the State Department. Saperstein is a longtime pro-abortion advocate whose group has opposed pro-life legislation.“I am grateful that Rabbi Saperstein has chosen to dedicate his talent to serving the American people at this important time for our country. I look forward to...
  • Revealed: IRS and State Department conspired in targeting pro-Israel group

    07/29/2014 5:38:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/29/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The IRS scandal has just gained another dimension, and it is more than a "smidgen." Emails uncovered by the House Ways and Means Committee show that the State Department was involved in the IRS’s attempt to deny tax-exempt status to Z-Street, the pro-Israel organization founded and run by AT contributor Lori Lowenthal Marcus, based on Z-Street’s pro-Israel positions that conflicted with Obama administration policy. This is known as “viewpoint discrimination,” and is strictly illegal.The Wall Street Journal explains what has been uncovered:  …emails uncovered by the House Ways and Means Committee show that the IRS and State Department were conferring...
  • Do Corporations Rule America?

    07/29/2014 5:34:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/29/2014 | Christopher Chantrill
    I suppose it's natural that the average American believes that the Crash of 2008 was caused by greedy bankers and that the problem with health insurance is insurance company profits. After all, most Americans work for big companies, and they know that at any moment corporate security could appear at their cubicle to escort them to the exit. Employees know the power their bosses have over them; why shouldn't the bosses have the same power to work their will over politicians? Not only that, but politicians pose as the worker's friend. We'll protect you from the ravishings of your lascivious...
  • Government Is Destroying our Standard of Living

    07/29/2014 5:31:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/29/2014 | Monty Pelerin
    Finally, the change in net worth has made the mainstream media. The statistics, as reported in the NY Times, are horrific, as are the implications for the future of the country. Net worth may be the best single measure of a country's well-being. Median net worth is a reasonable marker for the standard of living. Medians (or averages) are not good measures to capture what is happening at the lowest or highest ends. (More about that below.) In the simplest terms, net worth is the value of a person's assets minus his liabilities. If this measure is growing, a person...
  • Court Rules in Favor of Ground Zero Cross, Rejects Atheists' Appeal

    07/29/2014 5:04:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the 17-foot cross beam salvaged from the wreckage of Twin Towers will remain in the National 9/11 Museum, despite the very best efforts of American Atheists Inc. In “American Atheists v. Port Authority of New Jersey and New York” the group asserted that the artifact's positioning in the museum towered "over any other symbols in the vicinity, expressing Christian primacy." It charged that the Latin cross's dominance violated the First Amendment Establishment Clause and the 14th Amendment Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution. The judges found, however, that the...
  • End Torture, Shut Down the CIA

    07/29/2014 4:57:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ron Paul
    Remember back in April, 2007, when then-CIA director George Tenet appeared on 60 Minutes, angrily telling the program host, "we don't torture people"? Remember a few months later, in October, President George W. Bush saying, "this government does not torture people"? We knew then it was not true because we had already seen the photos of Iraqis tortured at Abu Ghraib prison four years earlier. Still the US administration denied that torture was torture, preferring to call it "enhanced interrogation" and claiming that it had disrupted so many terrorist plots. Of course, we later found out that the CIA...
  • Rocket Ignites Blaze Near Tripoli Airport, Libya in Chaos

    07/29/2014 4:53:18 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 28, 2014 | Patrick Markey
    A rocket hit a fuel storage tank in a chaotic battle for Tripoli airport that has all but closed off international flights to Libya, leaving fire-fighters struggling to extinguish a giant conflagration. Foreign governments have looked on powerless as anarchy sweeps across the North African oil producer, three years after NATO bombardment helped topple dictator Muammar Gaddafi. They have urged nationals to leave Libya and have pulled diplomats out after two weeks of clashes among rival factions killed nearly 160 people in Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi.
  • 'Putin is a thug and a liar': British diplomat tears into Russian President as EU tightens ...

    07/29/2014 4:52:52 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 21 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 29, 2014 | MATT CHORLEY, MAILONLINE POLITICAL EDITOR
    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has been branded a ‘thug’ and a ‘liar’ by one of Britain’s top diplomats as the European Union prepares to tighten the stranglehold on the Kremlin’s cronies. Sir Peter Westmacott, the UK ambassador to the US, said Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine was starting to look like ‘the wrong call’ and the West’s firm response to the downing of Malaysian Airlines plane was starting to have an impact. David Cameron will meet families of British victims of the atrocity today, as he warns Russia has failed to stem the flow of weapons across the border to Ukraine...
  • Are the Hamptons the Next Sanctuary City?

    07/29/2014 4:37:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Scottie Hughes
    Looks like President Obama snuck 760 illegal immigrants into the State of Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam and local elected officials are now wondering: ‘what are we supposed to do with them?’ On Friday, these children landed in the Volunteer State. The governor, however, is claiming no one in his office was even told they were coming and that he learned only after seeing a notice on the Health and Human Services website. This came even after Gov. Haslam had asked the White House to alert him prior to sending to his state any of the estimated 90,000 illegal children who...
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton: 'You don't have a right to know' what's going on at the White House

    07/29/2014 4:20:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7-29-2014 | Rick Moran
    Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Washington, D.C.'s non voting delegate to Congress, has a novel definition of the separation of powers. Becoming exasperated at House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa's insistence that a subpoena to David Simas, director of the administration's Office of Political Strategy, should go forward, Holmes Norton dressed down Issa by claiming the Oversight Committee, which oversees the executive branch, didn't have the right to investigate the White House. Washington Examiner: "You don't have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government," Norton...
  • Michelle Nunn: A Consultant’s Golem Coming for the Jews

    07/29/2014 2:11:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | July 29, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    A golem is a being of inanimate material magically given anthropomorphic abilities. Back when I was a political consultant I would tell candidates that they were lumps of clay to be molded. In a memo discovered by National Review, Michelle Nunn has all the makings of not being her own woman, but rather being a consultant’s golem. Not only a golem, but one whose organization is related to funding for Hamas and now wants Jews to fund her political ambition. The campaign email is filled with great stereotypes. Nunn’s campaign wants gays, Asians, and Jews to fund it, but wants...
  • Project Vigil: D-Day 2014, The saluting boy on Omaha beach

    07/29/2014 12:15:41 AM PDT · by South40 · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 21 July 2014 | Project Vigil
    Project Vigil: D-Day 2014, The saluting boy on Omaha beach
  • Boulder County to refund $5.6M in assessments after judge invalidates paving district

    07/28/2014 9:17:50 PM PDT · by catnipman · 4 replies
    The Daily Camera ^ | 7/28/14 | John Fryar
    Boulder County is moving forward with plans to refund $5.6 million in assessments paid by homeowners after officials announced they won't appeal a judge's ruling that the county exceeded its authority in forming a local improvement district to pay for the repaving of roads in rural subdivisions. ...
  • What Obama Just Did Could Prove He Is Trying To Force Israel Into Committing Suicide

    07/28/2014 9:12:16 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 32 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 28, 2014 | L. Todd Wood
    When international pressure starts to bear on this administration, their true motivation and agenda becomes all too clear. This phenomenon was on display late last week as Israel continued to drive into the Gaza Strip militarily in order to rid the territory of the scores of tunnels that Hamas had dug under Israeli schools and daycare centers, with the intention of murdering children. Thousands of rockets have been launched into Israel with the intention of killing Jewish civilians. Hamas infiltrators have been captured with tranquilizers and handcuffs confirming their desire to kidnap and kill as many Jews as possible, just...
  • Emergency Managers Are Concerned About Bad Weather and Illegal Immigrants (barf!)

    07/28/2014 7:58:41 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 4 replies
    MCALLEN - Rio Grande Valley Emergency Management officials are concerned that the large amount of people here illegally may pose a dangerous situation in the event severe weather like a hurricane threatens the Valley. People who cross the border illegally have long been part of conversation in law enforcement circles. But now, emergency managers in McAllen have questions of their own, in the event of a hurricane. "You have extra sheltering areas and detention centers right here," said Barry Goldsmith, Brownsville National Weather Service Coordinator. "And are they able to withstand the wind, are they able to withstand flood waters...
  • White House Wants Repeal of Iraq War Authorization

    07/28/2014 7:57:28 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 25, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration is calling on Congress to fully repeal the war authorization in Iraq to ensure that no U.S. troops return to the country, which is under siege by the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS). White House national security adviser Susan Rice petitioned Speaker of the House John Boehner (R., Ohio) in a letter Friday to completely repeal the war authorization, officially known as the Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq, or AUMF.
  • D.C. seeks stay of gun ruling

    07/28/2014 7:23:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 28, 2014 | Josh Gerstein and Byron Tau
    A federal judge's ruling barring enforcement of a key District of Columbia gun law seems likely to be put on hold, after lawyers for the district asked that the decision be delayed and the plaintiffs in the case signaled they're amenable to a 90-day delay. In a filing Monday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Washington, attorneys for the city said granting the delay will allow the city to preserve public safety while it pursues an appeal and considers possible responses to Saturday's decision by Judge Frederick Scullin, who found unconstitutional the district's ban on possession of handguns by individuals...
  • Report: Pentagon Employees with Top Secret Access Have $730M in Back Taxes

    07/28/2014 7:12:38 PM PDT · by drewh · 21 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 28, 2014 1:31 pm | BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Some 83,000 Pentagon employees and contractors who handle classified intelligence were found to have unpaid federal taxes totaling $730 million, which makes them more likely to “compromise classified information,” according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). At least 83,000 Defense Department tax delinquents “were determined eligible for secret, top secret, or sensitive compartmented information (SCI) clearances, or related interim clearances” despite their outstanding debts, according to the report. Some of those with back taxes are likely security-cleared employees of the executive branch, legislative branch, and the intelligence community, due to the large scope of the GAO’s analysis....
  • Obamacare Documents Contradict Ezra Klein's Damage Control Over 'Speak-O' Gruber

    07/28/2014 6:26:20 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 28, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Jonathan Gruber absolutely did not mean what he clearly said over and over and over again. That pretty much sums up the left's rationale for "Speak-O" Gruber stating again and again and again that states with federal health care exchanges would not be eligible for subsidies. Of course, Gruber made these quite clear statements before it became obvious that the vast majority of states would refuse to set up their own exchanges and the threat of withholding the subsidies fell flat. Among the more amusing of those performing desperate damage control is Ezra Klein of General Electric Vox. Unfortunately for...
  • Democrats Admit Amnesty Is For Political Purposes

    07/28/2014 6:13:55 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | July 28, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Politics: Give us your poor, your tired, your future Democrats waiting to be registered. That's what some in the party are saying as they urge the president to pursue immigration goals even if it hurts in the '14 midterms. In other words, damn the political torpedoes and full speed ahead in the fundamental demographic and political transformation of America. "You'll always have members whose political vulnerability they tie entirely to immigration," said Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz. "We didn't make progress when we were in the majority because we were being protective of those (members) on immigration reform. At some point...
  • U.S. Intel Head: If We Destroy Hamas, We Might End Up With Something Worse

    07/28/2014 6:08:10 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 28 Jul 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Michael Flynn, the current head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, spoke at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado over the weekend and gave a disturbing warning about the current Gaza conflict, remarking, “If Hamas were destroyed and gone, we would probably end up with something much worse.” According to Reuters, Flynn does not believe taking out Hamas is the answer. He said he very much doubts there will be peace in the region any time soon, and went after Hamas for building all those tunnels that helped them fight back against Israeli forces. But as for Hamas itself, Flynn said...
  • Ryan Anderson Responded to the Redefinition of Marriage

    07/28/2014 6:07:38 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 2 replies
    Link only: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcs1K7Gi9Pg
  • Storms knock down U.S.-Mexico fence in Arizona

    07/28/2014 5:45:50 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 Jul 2014 | ASTRID GALVAN
    An unusual amount of rain that ravaged parts of southern Arizona also knocked down 60 feet of the rebar-reinforced steel fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico. The storms began Friday in Sonora, Mexico, and resumed Saturday night until Sunday morning, when debris from the Mexican side of the border traveled through a wash and piled up against the border fence. The fence, just west of the Nogales-Mariposa Port of Entry near Interstate 19, stood between 18 and 26 feet high and extended at least 7 feet underground. Border agents were alerted not long after the wall fell. "Resources have...
  • NYPD officer pictured 'putting seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling'

    07/28/2014 5:33:47 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 49 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | July 28, 2014 | Ashley Collman
    An advocacy group has released images which claim to show an NYPD officer putting a seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling on the sidewalk in front of her apartment. NYPD officers have been banned from using the chokehold since 1993, but an officer can be seen in the pictures wrapping his arm around 27-year-old Rosan Miller's neck in the Saturday incident. Her young daughter is also in the pictures, watching the arrest unfold. The NYPD told MailOnline that it is currently investigating the incident.
  • Obama Goes Around Congress — Again — to Expand Health Coverage for Federal Workers

    07/28/2014 5:12:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | july 28, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Obama administration on Tuesday will publish a proposed rule that would give thousands of temporary and seasonal government workers access to the government’s health care program, even though current law would appear to prohibit them from using that program. The rule from the Office of Personnel Management would let these federal workers sign up for coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, and also allow some of them to enjoy a government contribution to their insurance premiums. Both steps would be done through OPM’s proposed regulation, and not through an act of Congress. The proposed rule indicates that...
  • Poor Families Use 'Supervouchers' To Rent In City's Priciest Buildings (HUD's Chicago Gold Coast!!)

    07/28/2014 4:47:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 36 replies
    Crains Business Journal ^ | 7/28/14 | By Alby Gallun
    The high-rise at 500 N. Lake Shore Drive is the second-most expensive in the city, with rents for a one-bedroom apartment approaching $3,000 a month, well beyond the reach of most Chicago residents. But that's not too much for the Chicago Housing Authority, which has used federal tax dollars to pick up most of the tab for four lucky residents in the year-old building, with its sweeping views of Lake Michigan, a concierge and a dog-grooming center. The tenants moved in over the past two years as part of a push by the CHA to expand its housing voucher program...
  • With The Law Ignored, Border Surge Turns Into A Tsunami

    07/28/2014 4:32:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Investors.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | IBD Editoriaal
    Amnesty: With word out about U.S. coddling of Central American illegal immigrants, Haitians and people from much farther abroad are flooding our shores to get their slice. This is what comes when politics trumps law. Some of the strongest voices speaking in favor of amnesty for the latest flood of illegal immigrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, such as columnist George Will, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Catholic bishops, have used the hardship and mercy argument to scrap the law and permit the illegals to stay. "The idea that we can't assimilate these 8-year-old 'criminals' with their...
  • Feds quietly dump hundreds of illegal immigrants in Tennessee

    07/28/2014 4:24:57 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 28 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Imagine you’re about to sit down for supper when suddenly 760 folks show up on your front porch wanting fried catfish and hushpuppies. You’d be fit to be tied as they say in Tennessee. And Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is fit to be tied. The Obama administration recently released 760 illegal immigrant children to sponsors in the Volunteer State without any warning, the governor charged. There was not so much as a text message or tweet. “It is unacceptable that we became aware via a posting on the HHS website that 760 unaccompanied children have been released by the Office...
  • More unseasonably cool air to descend on eastern U.S. next week (Summer polar vortex predicted?)

    07/28/2014 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/25/14 | Scott Dance
    Call it the return of the summer "polar vortex" if you want -- a mass of cool, dry air from the north is forecast to bring more unseasonably cool temperatures next week in Maryland and across the eastern United States. **SNIP** Twice this month, Baltimore has set new record lows, most recently on Friday. The low of 57 degrees at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport broke a record set in 2008, of 59 degrees. On July 18, a low of 57 broke a record dating to 1976.
  • 'We are looking at the beginnings of a Holocaust'

    07/28/2014 3:32:00 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 59 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 28 July 14 | By SAM SOKOL
    The situation facing European Jewry is “simply intolerable, unacceptable and inexcusable,” Israeli Jewish Congress president Vladimir Sloutsker told MKs and foreign diplomats at a special session of the Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Committee on Monday. Calling the rise in anti-Semitic incidents accompanying Israel’s invasion of Gaza an “SOS situation,” Sloutsker warned that if left unchecked, such behavior could lead to another European genocide. “Never before since the Holocaust, have we seen such a situation as today,” he said, referring to the continent-wide demonstrations by pro-Palestinian activists, a number of which have generated into violence and many of which have...
  • Illegal immigrants protest outside White House, with little fear of repercussions

    07/28/2014 3:28:25 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 4 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | July 28, 2014 | Staff
    SNIP Under a policy that’s been in effect for several years, ICE focuses deportation mostly on serious criminals and – in some cases -- those caught in the act of crossing the border. The agency prioritizes deportation for felons, repeat offenders, gang members and others with a serious criminal record. SNIP This is why illegal immigrant activists can protest outside the White House without worrying too much about ICE. They did so at lunchtime on Monday, marching across Lafayette Park to the White House and advocating a reprieve for illegal immigrant parents who brought their children to the U.S. –...
  • Coyotes shown 'smuggling undocumented immigrants across the Rio Grande on JET SKIS'

    07/28/2014 3:22:16 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 28, 2014 | Ryan Gorman
    New footage claims to show Mexican smugglers known as coyotes smuggling immigrants across the U.S. – Mexico border using jet skis. A video shown on the Breitbart website claims the person driving the jet ski is a smuggler, and that his passengers are a woman and her infant child. It then shows the pair being taken into custody by Border Patrol. The woman departs the jet ski and walks along the river bank to a nearby road where authorities apprehend her and the baby. The video is said by Breitbart to have been shot recently at Anzalduas Park, in Mission,...
  • Sowell: Cease the Cease-Fires

    07/28/2014 3:02:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 29, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    JewishWorldReview.com | Many years ago, on my first trip around the world, I was struck by how the children in the Middle East -- Arab and Israeli alike -- were among the nicest looking little children I had seen anywhere. It was painful to think that they were going to grow up killing each other. But that is exactly what happened. It is understandable that today many people in many lands just want the fighting between the Israelis and the Palestinians to stop. Calls for a cease-fire are ringing out from the United Nations and from Washington, as well as...