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  • ‘Several Thousand Syrian Nationals’ Coming To America

    09/19/2014 7:56:46 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 15 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 9/19/14 | Bob Parks
    Considering what’s been going on in Syria over the last few years (including the official emergence of ISIS), and after the questionable scrutiny in giving thousands of visas to so-called immigrant-children refugees, I’m not sure this is a good idea.
  • Dems block Cruz bill to strip U.S. citizenship from Islamic State defectors

    09/18/2014 5:08:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz tried to get the Senate to consider a measure Thursday providing that any American who joins the fight with terrorist groups such as the Islamic State would immediately renounce their U.S. citizenship, but a Democratic senator objected, saying more time is necessary to weigh the significant constitutional issues it raises. Ahead of the Senate’s scheduled consideration Thursday afternoon of a proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels, part of President Obama’s strategy to combat the terrorist group, the Texas Republican asked for unanimous consent to pass the Expatriate Terrorist Act he introduced earlier this month. The measure...
  • 'Security Moms' Are Back—and That's Bad News for Democrats

    09/17/2014 4:54:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 17, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    In a time of national anxiety, women voters are again turning to Republicans to protect the country. Suddenly, it feels like 2002. Democrats got creamed in midterm elections that year because the women voters they had relied on throughout the Clinton years deserted them. In 2000, women favored Democratic congressional candidates by nine points. In 2002, that advantage disappeared entirely. The biggest reason: 9/11. In polls that year, according to Gallup, women consistently expressed more fear of terrorism that men. And that fear pushed them toward the GOP, which they trusted far more to keep the nation safe. As then-Senator...
  • Chris Hayes Dismisses Concerns Over Terrorist Border Infiltration As 'Girl Talk'

    09/16/2014 6:55:44 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Paging the MSNBC PC police! On his All In show this evening, Chris Hayes used some decidedly un-PC language to dismiss concerns that ISIS or other terrorist groups might be infiltrating across our porous southern border. Huffed Hayes: "in the years since September 11, there have been occasional stories of this type. Sort of, a kind of girl talk mash-up of the fear about the border and the fear about terrorism being fused together." The fear of terrorists coming across the border is "girl talk?" Off to the re-education camp with Chris! View the video here.
  • 9/11 the 13th: When Will Uncle Sam Pursue American, Not Islamic Interests?

    09/12/2014 12:34:05 PM PDT · by No One Special · 11 replies
    Diana West Website ^ | September 11, 2014 | Diana West
    It’s 9/11 the 13th, and these United States have never been closer to losing the last vestiges of their foundational identity. Long ago, our first president, George Washington, prophetically warned against “attachments and entanglements in foreign affairs.” In the last century, such sentiments, tragically (as I increasingly believe), fell into disrepute. In our time, Washington’s 21st-century successors, George W. Bush and Barack Hussein Obama, have no such compunction. On the contrary, their response to the Islamic assault of 9/11 and the aftermath of continuing jihad have been to link the fortunes of this great nation with those of warring tribes...
  • US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama administration shuffles mission in Africa

    09/16/2014 2:42:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 186 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/15/14 | By David Martosko
    The United States government is sending thousands of military troops to the west African nation of Liberia as part of the Obama administration's Ebola virus-response strategy, the White House said late Monday night. ....'A general from U.S. Army Africa, the Army component of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), will lead this effort, which will involve an estimated 3,000 U.S. forces.'
  • President Obama's Politically-Driven, Hastily Taped-Together, Counterterrorism Strategy

    09/12/2014 3:12:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    (P) resident Obama came into office in 2009, telling the American people he would end the wars against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. Six years later, facing a broader and more lethal terrorist threat, he is now telling us why we need to go to war again. To say Obama can't seem to make up his mind in the war on terrorism (a designation his administration stopped using the day he entered the Oval Office), is putting it mildly. If anything, his naive plan of withdrawal and retreat and the way it was carried out in the face of a...
  • Gallup: GOP holds 23 point lead over Democrats as party best able to keep US safe

    09/12/2014 9:58:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/12/2014 | Rick Moran
    Seven weeks to go until the mid term elections in November and there us further evidence that the Democrats are in deep trouble.Gallup released its "Governance Poll" yesterday and it showed a whopping 23 point lead for Republicans as the party best able to keep the country safe. Perhaps more relevant to the elections, Republicans hold a nine point lead over Democrats as the party best able to keep America prosperous. The nuimber represents almost exactly the same margin held by the GOP in the lead up to the wave election of 2010. The Republican Party has expanded its historical...
  • Nuclear Nightmare: As Terror Fears Spike, Power Plant Near Nation’s Capital Sits...

    09/09/2014 3:41:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/8/2014 | Alex Pappas
    About 50 miles outside Washington D.C. is a nuclear power plant that sits on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. It’s the sort of place the government has warned is vulnerable to a terrorist attack.But an investigation conducted by The Daily Caller found that anybody can enter the property of the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, drive through the front gates, park not far from a nuclear reactor and have no contact of any kind with security.A reporter and videographer drove from the nation’s capital last Friday to Calvert Cliffs and twice accessed the power plant site. No one...
  • Russia practicing nuke attacks on America from Canada

    09/08/2014 7:59:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/08/14 | Judi McLeod
    Media hound “Selfies’ like Obama and Cameron should be booed off the world stage, forced back to the work they were elected to do: Protection of the people of the U.S, Britain While Selfie Supremos President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron were hosting NATO showbiz, complete with a flyover and kingly feast at Cardiff Castle, last Thursday and Friday, guess what the Russians were doing? Two Russian strategic bombers were conducting practice cruise missile attacks on the United States of America at the same time the NATO summit was being held in Wales. The Obama/Cameron NATO flyover was...
  • The return of the politics of terror

    09/08/2014 4:46:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 8, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    illustration/The Hill The politics of terrorism have returned with a vengeance for the midterm elections. National security dominated the first election cycles after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with Democrats fearful of being labeled unpatriotic if they criticized then-President George W. Bush. The Republican advantage eroded years later as public opinion soured against the Iraq War. By the time President Obama sought reelection in 2012, he was able to tout the killing of Osama bin Laden to portray Democrats as the party of strength in foreign policy. But now, with the 13th anniversary of 9/11 just days away, Obama...
  • Our Sentimental Humanitarian Age - Soft liberalism is incapable of confronting the evil in man

    09/08/2014 2:07:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 8, 2014 | Samuel Gregg
    I always thought it would be difficult to imagine a period in which the West would be more adrift than the 1970s. Being a child at the time, I was spared consciousness of most of that miserable decade. Thus far, however, the second decade of the 2000s seems likely to give the 10 years that spawned Watergate, stagflation, the Carter presidency, the Oil Crisis, Idi Amin, the Baader-Meinhof Gang, Jim Jones, Pol Pot, the Red Brigades, and the Iranian Revolution (to name just a few of the star attractions) a serious run for its money as a byword for Western...
  • Huffington Post under fire for hiring 9/11 truther who killed a guy to cover National Security

    09/04/2014 12:00:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/04/2014 | Noah Rothman
    It’s hard to think of a worse candidate for a reporter covering national security issues than a once-committed 9/11 truther, but The Huffington Post apparently could. “The Huffington Post’s Washington bureau has hired professional football player and 9/11 truther Donte Stallworth as a fellow, covering national security,” Politico’s Dylan Byers wrote in a lede that would not seem out of place in The Onion. The Huffington Post was apparently not deterred by either Stallworth’s controversial views on the September 11 attacks, or his concern that the swine flu vaccine was part of an elaborate plot, or his criminal record....
  • Fujitsu purchases U.S. defense technology company (GlobeRanger)

    08/29/2014 10:43:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Japan Times ^ | Aug. 26, 2014
    Fujitsu Ltd. has acquired GlobeRanger Corp., a Texas-based defense technology company, in the electronics maker’s foray into the U.S. defense and national security market. […] Fujitsu bought the company to eventually expand into the global defense market after the government’s easing of restrictions on Japan’s exports of weapons and related technologies in April. …
  • Judicial Watch: Feds’ Bulletin Describes Threat of Imminent Terrorist Attack on Southern Border

    08/29/2014 11:24:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com ^ | August 29, 2014 1:47 PM | By Andrew C. McCarthy
    For those of us who’ve been raising alarms about both the jihadist threat and the national-security vulnerability created by the Obama administration’s non-enforcement of the immigration laws, this is not a surprise — particularly less than two weeks before September 11. But it is nonetheless jarring to read. Judicial Watch has just put out this statement: Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch...
  • Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on U.S. Border

    08/29/2014 11:09:07 AM PDT · by kristinn · 277 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Friday, August 29, 2014
    Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat. Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group...
  • The Obama-Lite Side of Rand Paul - Remaking the GOP as a left-leaning party?

    08/28/2014 3:25:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 28, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    The target was Hillary Clinton. Calling the famously liberal former Secretary of State “a war hawk,” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) added in a recent Meet the Press appearance: “You know what? We are tired of war.… We’re worried that Hillary Clinton will get us involved in another Middle Eastern war, because she’s so gung-ho.” ADVERTISEMENT One has to wonder. Was Rand Paul’s real target Hillary Clinton? Whom he correctly blames for the Benghazi fiasco? Or was it, as it strikes… Ronald Reagan? Not to mention conservatism and the timeless idea of what Reagan termed “peace through strength.” Reagan’s formulation long...
  • Obama's vacation ends (None too soon)

    08/24/2014 7:59:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 24, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    President Obama boarded a plane back to Washington late Sunday after a two-week trip to Martha's Vineyard plagued by criticism from Republicans and some Democrats. Republicans continuously criticized Obama during the trip for vacationing while events unfolded in Iraq and Ferguson, Mo. The trip will likely be remembered most by critics for Obama’s nine rounds of golf. However, he also held conversations with nine foreign leaders and delivered four statements to the press, according to The Associated Press, which kept a tally of everything that went on during the 14-day break. Obama spoke at a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser...
  • BOMBSHELL: Homeland Security monitoring ISIS already IN THE U.S. and fear more through open borders

    08/24/2014 9:21:12 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 108 replies
    The Right Scoop via Fox News ^ | 8/23/2014 | soopermexican
    Terrorism expert Brigitte Gabrielle seemed to confirm what many suspected and feared on Judge Jeanine’s show on Saturday night. She said that Homeland Security are monitoring suspected members of ISIS already in America, and they’re afraid that others might be coming in through our porous border.
  • America: The Ostrich Years

    08/24/2014 3:53:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    In every cartoon I’ve seen with an ostrich, there comes a scene where it gets scared and buries its head in the sand. Ostriches don’t do this in real life, but it came to symbolize, in cartoons at least, the concept of thinking something bad will go away if you simply ignore it. It’s foolish – some would say stupid – but it appears to be the crux of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. There are times when a president has to be president, even on vacation. This is the part of the job President Obama seems to hold in...
  • Pentagon: No evidence of ISIS at border

    08/22/2014 10:02:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 22, 2014 | Martin Matishak
    The Defense Department on Friday pushed back against Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) claim that fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) might have entered the United States across its southern border. Perry, who is weighing another run for the president in 2016, made the assertion Thursday during a speech at the conservative Heritage Foundation. "There's the obvious great concern that, because of the condition of the border from the standpoint of it not being secure, and us not knowing who is penetrating across, that individuals from ISIS or other terrorist states could be [crossing]," he said....
  • Build the Border Fence Already!

    08/22/2014 7:55:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 21, 2014 | Roger L. Simon
    Most of us, even many Democrats these days, are beginning to acknowledge the complete foreign policy failure of our president (for an overview see Bret Stephens’ The Meltdown in Commentary), but we still have to deal with over two years of Obama and we have a serious problem that needs to be handled immediately. We could die. Not all of us but a lot of us. And our society as we know it could be destroyed. Sound apocalyptic and a little overwrought? Well, it is apocalyptic, but not so overwrought. Surely you saw the Islamic State video with that...
  • China Conducts Second Test Of Game-Changing Missile

    08/21/2014 9:04:26 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 21, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    National Security: Beijing is moving fast on a maneuverable, hypersonic glide vehicle designed to evade America's defenses, including the Aegis ballistic missile system guarding our carrier battle groups. On Aug. 7, China conducted a second test of its hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV), known as the WU-14, yet another example of its relentless pursuit of high-tech weaponry as the United States abandons what the administration dismisses as Cold War weaponry. The first test, conducted in January, saw China's HGV reach speeds in the vicinity of Mach 10, about 10 times the speed of sound. In the latest test, according to Internet...
  • ISIS 'A National Security Threat'

    08/21/2014 5:59:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- U.S. airstrikes that have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture a strategic dam and halt, at least temporarily, the advance of ISIS terrorists on the Kurdish capital of Erbil are a welcome pushback against a relentless enemy that for a time seemed invincible. But it may be of no more strategic significance than Jimmy Doolittle's bombing run against Japan in World War II. Doolittle's raid gave a psychological boost to the United States, but it had to be followed by much sterner stuff before victory was achieved. Just as Japan and Germany were once threats to...
  • The JV Team Beheads an American

    08/20/2014 2:32:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So the JV team has beheaded an American reporter, a photojournalist, actually, James Foley, beheaded on videotape. Mr. Snerdley said that he looked at it. I did not. I haven't. I saw Daniel Pearl, the video of that. I didn't go look at this. They're threatening to behead yet another American journalist, the JV team. Obama called ISIS the JV team. Yeah, within the past couple of weeks or something. He found out about it on the way back to vacation on Martha's Vineyard. He was in the air when he found out about it. He stayed...
  • Aide: Obama, Clinton relationship resilient

    08/13/2014 5:44:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 13, 2014 | Justin Sink
    One of President Obama’s top national security aides said Tuesday that the president did not take criticism from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over his handling of foreign policy personally. “I think their relationship is very resilient,” deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told CNN. “They’ve been through so much together.”
  • Williams: Get Ready for Denials

    08/11/2014 10:17:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 13, 2014 | Walter Williams
    Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera accused Matt Drudge's website of "the worst kind of jingoistic rhetoric ever" for carrying news stories about the dangers of illegal immigration. He said Drudge "is doing his best to stir up a civil war. I mean, shame on Matt Drudge." Republican Rep. Todd Rokita and his Indiana delegation have been criticized for suggesting the possibility that Latin American children pouring across our southern border are carrying deadly diseases. Some of them have already been discovered to be carrying lice and suffering from disease. We've yet to find out what kind of communicable diseases they...
  • Democrats on life support when it comes to Latino vote [call for Pres. EO to get out the vote]

    08/11/2014 4:40:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/214355-democrats-on-life-support-when-it-comes-to-latino-vote ^ | August 11, 2014 | Cesar Vargas, co-director of the DREAM Action Coalition and immigration activist
    As Congress enters a long August recess, Republicans have shown not only that they won't address pressing issues — immigration reform or even less-controversial funding to help fight West Coast wildfires — but also that they are incapable of fulfilling their constitutional mandate to legislate. Republicans blocked immigration reform: that much is obvious to voters, particularly Latino voters, like those in my own family. Voters also know, however, that President Obama is actually responsible for a record 2 million deportations, even though Democrats are running a pro-immigrant platform. For Democrats, there is good news and bad news (and good news...
  • New book details alleged shocking Secret Service corner cutting, imperiling America’s leaders

    08/06/2014 6:28:23 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 36 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 8/6/14 | Benjamin Weingarten
    If a Secret Service agent were to tell you that candidate Obama or President George W. Bush have attended events in a post-9/11 era in which magnetometer screening was waived because of overflow crowds, would this shock you? What if said agent were to note that when Vice President Biden threw out a first pitch at the Baltimore Orioles season opener in April of 2009 before 48,607 fans, literally none of them had been screened with magnetometers, while Biden himself was not wearing a bulletproof vest? Author Ronald Kessler alleges these stories and many more in his new book, “The...
  • New Chinese First-Strike Missile Directly Threatens U.S.

    08/04/2014 5:44:29 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 4, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Nuclear Threat: Beijing's strategic military buildup continues with the unveiling of a road-mobile missile capable of delivering up to 10 atomic warheads anywhere in America. Time to show some flexibility, Mr. President? While President Obama was playing the back nine, and as it was confirmed that the Russians had developed a cruise missile, the R500, which violates 1987's Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty, the Chinese were busy as well. They now have a mobile intercontinental nuclear missile with no other purpose than to make war against the U.S. The announcement of the DF-41's existence was not exactly approved by the Chinese...
  • Army to Force out 550 Majors; Some in Afghanistan

    08/01/2014 2:34:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 1, 2014 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR - AP
    The Army says it will soon notify 550 majors that they must leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service. Some of those soldiers will get the bad news while they are on the front lines in Afghanistan. The Army has close to 514,000 soldiers now, but due to budget cuts must be down to 510,000 by October, and down to 490,000 by October 2015.
  • Obama vows to 'act alone'

    08/01/2014 1:14:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 1, 2014 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama on Friday vowed to “act alone” if Congress fails to pass a supplemental funding bill to deal with child immigrants crossing the border. Obama said federal authorities don’t have the resources to deal with the wave of unaccompanied children unless action is taken. "I'm gonna have to act alone because we don't have enough resources. We're going to run out of money," he said. He also ripped into Republicans for failing to approve legislation. The House is set to consider a $694 million funding bill later today — far less than the $3.7 billion requested by Obama. Obama...
  • ‘Dead’ Border Bill Not Fully Dead Yet

    07/31/2014 1:18:32 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 31, 2014 | Neil Munro
    The supposedly dead GOP border bill isn’t fully dead. GOP leaders are deciding whether “to twist arms or to let it die,” a Hill aide told The Daily Caller. According to congressional staffers, GOP leaders are trying to rewrite the complex, immigration-boosting text so that enough GOP conservatives agree to back the bill. Earlier Thursday, it was defeated when numerous conservative legislators declined to back the leadership’s bill, which would have widened a controversial 2008 loophole and allowed many Mexican youths to apply for green cards. The bill also would not have stopped the inflow of Central Americans adults, youths...
  • House GOP delays border vote

    07/31/2014 10:55:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    The House unexpectedly delayed a vote Thursday on the House GOP's $659 million border bill. A vote on the controversial measure was slated for about 1.p.m., but after concluding an hour of floor debate on the measure the House went straight into debate on highway funding. The move suggests GOP leaders are still whipping their members to try to win the vote. Most House Democrats are expected to oppose the GOP measure since it changes a 2008 law so that child migrants can be deported faster. Meanwhile, many conservatives do not want to provide the Obama administration with any new...
  • Cash for Russian Clunkers

    07/30/2014 5:06:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | John Ransom
    Something stinks here. And it’s more than just wastewater from the marshy ground in and around Washington, DC. When a commercial airline is shot out of the sky it immediately triggers a number of questions. What kind of projectile? Where did it come from? Who fired it? All of these questions are answered by spy satellites. But getting one of these expensive satellites into orbit requires we launch a rocket. At present, the United States is buying rocket engines from Russia for these critical national security launches . That is right. Even while a domestic supply of launch vehicles is...
  • Kayakers breach secure area at JFK airport

    07/28/2014 5:59:03 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2014 | Phillip Messing and Bill Sanderson
    Two kayakers adrift in Jamaica Bay with just one paddle unwittingly breached Kennedy Airport’s $300 million perimeter detection system. They could have been spotted by a boat patrol — except there wasn’t one. Port Authority boats don’t patrol the bay at night, police sources said.
  • Most Migrant Children Entering U.S. Are Now With Relatives, Data Show

    07/26/2014 1:35:20 AM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 25, 2014 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    Officials have said that more than half of all children initially placed in shelters have gone on to be reunited with at least one parent already living in the United States, and 85 percent of all children have been placed with a close family member.
  • Inhofe says undocumented minors here at Obama's 'invitation'

    07/26/2014 1:13:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | July 26. 2014 | RANDY KREHBIEL
    U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe turned up the rhetoric on immigration late this week, telling a national television audience that young immigrants at Fort Sill and elsewhere are in the U.S. “at the invitation of the president” and comparing the situation to the administration’s exchange of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners for U.S. serviceman Bowe Bergdahl. Inhofe also signed on to a bill by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz that would effectively end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama administration’s policy of giving low priority to deportation of undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children and have been in the...
  • Sessions to Congress: Back Ted Cruz or Remain 'Complicit' in 'Nullification of Border'

    07/22/2014 9:35:22 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jul 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee and a key immigration hawk, took to the Senate floor on Monday afternoon to attack the efforts by President Barack Obama to grant amnesty via executive order to millions of illegal aliens. During his floor speech, Sessions endorsed a bill from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) that aims to curb the president’s executive amnesty efforts—and called on his colleagues to cosponsor it. Sessions said: Senator Cruz has a bill that would stop this presidential overreach. Sessions said. It’s very simple. It lays out that we won’t spend money providing legal...
  • Border Sheriffs Perplexed by Rick Perry's Plan to Send 1,000 Troops to Stare at Mexico

    07/22/2014 10:36:13 PM PDT · by South40 · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/22/2014 | Arit John
    Why would you spend millions of dollars sending troops to the border who can't actually detain anyone? That's what some Texas sheriffs of border towns are asking in the wake of Gov. Rick Perry's plan to send 1,000 National Guards members to the Texas/Mexico border in the next month, according to the Dallas Morning News. For them, it would be more useful to spend the money on hiring more deputies and police, aka people who are allowed to detain migrants. “I don’t know what good they can do,” Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio told the Dallas Morning News. “You just...
  • Jeb Bush takes tough line on border [attempts to catch up with reality]

    07/24/2014 9:31:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Earlier this year, Bush received some criticism from Republicans after he described illegal immigration as an “act of love.” Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) took a tougher line on illegal immigration Thursday, writing in an op-ed that federal law should be changed so that people who illegally cross the border aren't released from custody as they await hearings. Bush, who has expressed support for immigration reform and is considered a White House contender in 2016, said the existing law allows people who don't actually deserve asylum in the United States to too easily take cover under protections for real asylum...
  • Should President Obama Be Impeached?

    07/24/2014 8:47:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | July 23, 2014 | Larry Huss
    I am a huge fan of Gov. Sarah Palin. No, I don’t think she should be president (or vice-president) but she certainly could not have done worse than the present occupants of those two offices. My enthusiasm for Ms. Palin is based on her ability to give relentless and unapologetic voice to a vast swath of the populace generally ignored by a press corps that believes that all wisdom is found within a sixty mile swath surrounding Washington, D.C. And even more so because of her ability to drive liberals crazy – and I mean stark raving, red-in-the-face, frothing-at-the-mouth, snot-slobbering,...
  • Texas: League City migrant resolution opposed (coming to any opposition near you)

    07/22/2014 11:36:47 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 22, 2014 | Cindy George
    League City's recent resolution rejecting refuge for Central American migrant children violates two landmark civil rights acts, a complaint to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development alleged this week. Other Houston-area jurisdictions may face similar opposition as their elected officials fight potential federal efforts to house undocumented minors in their communities. On Tuesday, Brazoria County commissioners unanimously passed a resolution urging the federal government to solve the Texas-Mexico border crisis and "cease relocation" of unaccompanied immigrant youngsters in the state. Also on Tuesday, two different measures to prevent unaccompanied child migrants from being housed in Smith County -...
  • At Last — Someone Did Something - Gov. Perry sends in the guard

    07/22/2014 3:56:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 22, 2014 | William Murchison –
    So, then, what are we supposed to think when the governor of Texas dispatches National Guardsmen to the state border with Mexico in order to deflect the onrush of illegal border-crossers? What are we supposed to do? Do? A strange concept these days. Do something about the Russians and their depraved allies for shooting down a passenger plane? Do something about the depraved crowd of terrorists who provoked Israel into assaulting the tunnels in which they skulk? Do something about those equally depraved Iraqi terrorists now rounding up and expelling Christians from their midst? Do something about the kidnappers of...
  • Perry sending National Guard troops to border [WH waiting for "formal communication")

    07/21/2014 1:10:58 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and WILL WEISSERT
    ".......As governor, Perry is commander in chief of Texas military forces unless those forces have already been mobilized by the White House. But if Perry deploys National Guard troops it is up to Texas to pay for them, while an order from Obama would mean Washington picks up the tab. "Gov. Perry has referred repeatedly to his desire to make a symbolic statement to the people of Central America that the border is closed," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest. "And he thinks that the best way to do that is to send 1,000 National Guard troops to the border....
  • Perry expected to call up National Guard to Rio Grande Valley

    07/21/2014 12:23:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 85 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 21, 2014 | Peggy Fikac, Cindy Horswell
    Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce Monday that he will activate up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley, state Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, D-McAllen, confirmed Sunday night. Perry wants these troops to bolster the work already being done with a surge of Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, said Hinojosa's spokesperson, Jennifer Saenz, who added that the governor gave the Rio Grande Valley delegation notice prior to the planned 2 p.m. announcement on border security......... In Iowa on Sunday, Perry told a small group at a VFW hall that if President Barack Obama fails...
  • Russia 'to reopen Cold War Cuban listening post used to spy on America'

    07/17/2014 11:38:57 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 July 2014 | Leon Watson
    Facility at Lourdes was the largest Russian listening post abroad It was mothballed in 2001 after relations with the U.S. warmedBut relations with the West have deteriorated amid the Ukraine crisisMoscow has also shown a new interest in Latin America and CubaLast week, Russia agreed to write off 90 per cent of Cuba's debtRussia has agreed to reopen a major Cold War listening post on Cuba that was used to spy on America, it was reported today.Moscow-based daily Kommersant claimed Russia and Cuba have struck a deal 'in principle' after President Vladimir Putin visited the island last week.Citing several sources within...
  • Obama on foreign policy: Be patient in a 'complex world'

    07/17/2014 12:44:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama made an unscheduled visit to the White House press briefing room Wednesday to address the nation on a host of foreign policy crises testing his administration. Obama’s visit was timed to coincide with the nightly newscasts and allowed the president to project the image that he is on top of a myriad of issues, including violence in the West Bank, nuclear talks with Iran and Russia’s interventions in Ukraine. “We live in a complex world and at a challenging time,” Obama said. “And none of these challenges lend themselves to quick or easy solutions, but all of them...
  • Gulf camera reveals site of WWII sinking of SS Robert E. Lee, German U-boat

    07/14/2014 12:50:31 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 14, 2014 | Heather Alexander
    ........[The] SS Robert E. Lee was carrying survivors from sister ships torpedoed in the Gulf, from Trinidad to New Orleans. On the June 30,1942, as it reached just 25 miles from the mouth of the Mississippi River, a German torpedo hit. According to historical accounts, a lookout spotted the torpedo coming in and alerted the steamer's escort, the American submarine chaser USS PC-566. The sub immediately began dropping depth charges. The German U-boat, U-166, which launched the attack, was sunk with no survivors. Its wreck cannot be disturbed, now protected as a war grave for the 52 crew lost. On...
  • Does Obama Believe in Terrorism?

    07/13/2014 10:01:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2014 | Kevin McCullough
    I've been caught asking myself the same question many times this week. "Does our President believe in terrorism?" No, I'm not asking if he personally believes in the use of terrorism, or the ideology of terrorism, or the effectiveness of the weapon of terrorism. Some of my critics are already condemning me for not asking that question from the start. And as well intentioned as some are who would hold those positions, I feel a need to break things down into even more succinct pieces. Does President Obama believe in terrorism's existence and imminence in the days we live this...