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  • The Summer of Obama's Disconnect(Hawkish or weakish? Americans don't like either in a president.

    09/02/2014 9:37:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    National Journal ^ | September 2, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    Wow. That was some summer. The Islamic State that President Obama dismissed as "JV" proved to be a virulent varsity—gobbling up gobs of the Middle East, beheading an American journalist, and threatening the United States. Russia invaded Ukraine. Ferguson burned. Obama shrugged. "The truth of the matter is that the world has always been messy," the president told Democratic donors between meetings of his national security team and rounds of golf. "In part, we're just noticing now because of social media and our capacity to see in intimate detail the hardships that people are going through." No, that's not it....
  • Putin: ‘I Can Take Kiev in Two Weeks’

    09/02/2014 9:37:14 AM PDT · by lbryce
    AP via Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 2, 2014 | Staff
    Make Sure You Get To See This Image at The LinkVladimir Putin leads the Night Wolves biker group / APRussian President Vladimir Putin sent the warning to Europe that if he wants to, he can “take Kiev in two weeks.” The Telegraph reports: The Russian president reportedly made the threat to the European Commission president during talks on the Ukraine crisis. Mr Putin told Jose Manuel Barroso: “If I want to, I can take Kiev in two weeks,” Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper reported, implying this could be the result if the EU stepped up sanctions against Russia.
  • If You Are Not Using the Presidency, Do You Mind If We Borrow It?

    09/02/2014 9:36:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    The Federalist ^ | 09/02/2014 | Robert Tracinski
    President Lincoln once said to an over-cautious general, “If you are not using the army, I should like to borrow it for a short while.” After Obama’s latest press conference, I think we might need to say, to our disengaged, apathetic commander-in-chief: if you’re not using the presidency, would you mind if we borrowed it? When asked what he intended to do about the biggest foreign policy crisis of the moment, the rise of the “Islamic State” (also known as ISIS or ISIL) in Iraq and Syria, here is what the commander-in-chief had to say. "I don’t want to put...
  • Fox News: Obama was briefed for more than a year on ISIS as serious threat

    09/02/2014 9:32:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Did Barack Obama really get surprised by the rise of ISIS and its capabilities to fight militarily — or did he just ignore the threat? Fox News’ Catherine Herridge reports that a former Pentagon official says the Presidential Daily Briefing has included warnings about ISIS for more than a year, long before Obama dismissed them as “jayvees.” In this case, the source insists, the intelligence on ISIS’ capabilities and potential was “exquisite”: A former Pentagon official confirms to Fox News that detailed and specific intelligence about the rise of ISIS was included in the PDB, or the President’s Daily...
  • Great news: Homeland Security can’t find 6,000 foreign nationals in US

    09/02/2014 9:30:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier, I noted that the UK at least had begun planning to deal with its hundreds of citizens who went to fight for ISIS while the US and other similarly-situated Western countries have mostly wrung their hands over the issue. The US has a potentially bigger issue, though, in dealing with foreign nationals studying here legally. ABC News reports that the Department of Homeland Security can’t find more than 6,000 people living here on student visas — which sounds awfully familiar:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The Department of Homeland Security has lost track of more than 6,000 foreign...
  • The Punitive Economic Cost of Class-Warfare Taxation

    09/02/2014 9:14:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    IÂ’ve already shared a bunch of data and evidence on the importance of low tax rates.A review of the academic evidence by the Tax Foundation found overwhelming support for the notion that lower tax rates are good for growth.An economist from Cornell found lower tax rates boost GDP.Other economists found lower tax rates boost job creation, savings, and output.Even economists at the Paris-based OECD have determined that high tax rates undermine economic performance.And itÂ’s become apparent, with even the New York Times taking notice, that high tax rates drive away high-achieving people.WeÂ’re going to augment this list with some additional...
  • Ted Cruz wants to make the 2014 election a referendum on ‘amnesty’

    09/02/2014 9:14:07 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 2 at 10:48 AM | Chris Cillizza
    In a fiery speech over the weekend to an Americans for Prosperity gathering in Texas, Ted Cruz made one thing absolutely clear: He'd love to have the 2014 midterms be decided on the issue of immigration."President Obama has made a decision to make this election in 2014 a national referendum on amnesty," Cruz said in reference to an expected executive order on immigration from the White House. "If you support amnesty, vote Democrat. If you oppose amnesty, throw Harry Reid out."Cruz went on: And every Democrat in the Senate who stood with Harry Reid blocking legislation to stop the amnesty,...
  • Chelsea Clinton Leaving Her Unbelievably Cushy Fake Job at NBC

    09/02/2014 9:07:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    It must be hard to stay in a half million dollar per year part-time (very part-time) job when you just can’t seem to care about money. “I was curious if I could care about (money) on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t,” Chelsea’s like Mother Theresa. I have to say though I will miss her hard hitting journalism.Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy ( From New York Magazine)Kicking off the annual Labor Day Friday News Dump, Chelsea Clinton has announced, via People, that she will no longer pretend to be a reporter. The once...
  • Memorial to the T4 euthanasia program victims opens in Berlin

    09/02/2014 9:04:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Euthanasia Prevention Coalition ^ | 9/2/14 | Alex Schadenberg
    Nazi euthanasia memorial A memorial to the victims of the Nazi T-4 euthanasia program will open on Tuesday September 2 in Berlin near the central Tiergarten park. The Times of Israel reported that a memorial to the approximate 300,000 physically and mentally disabled people who were murdered by the German regime between 1939 - 45, was approved in November 2011 and will open on September 2. The article stated that: “The murder of tens of thousands of patients and residents of care homes was the first systematic mass crime of the National Socialist regime,” said Uwe Neumaerker, director of the...
  • White Marine Attacked Outside Mississippi Restaurant by Black Mob

    09/02/2014 9:04:40 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/2/14 | David Boroff
    A 32-year-old Marine was beaten by a group of men outside of a Mississippi restaurant after he was warned it wasn't safe for white people in the wake of the Michael Brown killing in Missouri, the serviceman's friend claims. Ralph Weems, an Iraq war veteran, was in fair condition at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, a hospital spokeswoman said Monday. But his brother-in-law said that Weems had undergone brain surgery. The hospital would not respond to The Associated Press regarding that claim. A 22-year-old man was busted in the beating and other arrests likely are coming soon, cops say....
  • Sen. Mike Lee Pleads: Abolish Common Core

    09/02/2014 8:56:48 AM PDT · by xzins · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 01 Sep 2014 | Courtney Coren
    Sen. Mike Lee has called on Americans to join him in the effort to abolish the federal Common Core education standards "As a U.S. Senator, I’ve seen the federal government make a mess of everything it touches," the Utah Republican wrote in the email sent out Monday morning. "And if they're allowed to stay, Common Core standards will be the ObamaCare of education," he wrote. "Common Core is the DC takeover of our school system. It will dumb down standards and cheapen the education our children receive." All kids in America "deserve the best education in the world. The only...
  • UK Sex Education for 7-Y-O: Should America Follow Suit?

    09/02/2014 8:50:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/02/2014 | Jeffrey Scott
    In Great Britain, the Liberal Democrat party is proposing that "age appropriate" sex education classes be introduced to include internet porn and social media for students as young as seven years old. The party wants to implement new courses that address sites and apps like Twitter and Snapchat, which can contain sexually explicit material. The party says it wants to avoid "extreme" subjects and make the courses age appropriate. "We're not saying as politicians children should be taught XYZ or ABC, as we're not the policy experts," Spokesman Ben Rothe said, according to the UK Mirror. "We're not saying children...
  • Ukraine dispatch: Burnt out tanks and ashes of APCs on journey through no-man's land

    09/02/2014 8:48:04 AM PDT · by FBD · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1:00PM BST 02 Sep 2014 | Roland Oliphant
    In the corridors of no-mans land between the advancing and retreating armies, writes Roland Oliphant, the evidence of a desperate, panicked, rapid retreat can be found everywhere...
  • Are American Troops Already Fighting on the Front Lines in Iraq? [GERMAN SF ON THE GROUND IN IRAQ]

    09/02/2014 8:46:29 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    Are American Troops Already Fighting on the Front Lines in Iraq? The Pentagon is denying that U.S. troops are fighting ISIS on the ground in Iraq—but eyewitness accounts and Kurdish officials tell a different story. ZUMAR, Iraq — The role of American Special Operations Forces in Iraq has remained hidden even while the U.S. air war expands. As momentum against ISIS picks up, they may be emerging from the shadows. In a pitched battle on Monday, Kurdish Peshmerga, backed by American airpower and what appeared to be U.S. troops, struck at ISIS positions in the strategic crossroads of Zumar.Scenes from...
  • Maryland Teacher Placed on Leave for Authoring Fictional Book on Mass School Shooting

    09/02/2014 8:41:40 AM PDT · by heartwood · 10 replies
    News One ^ | Sept 1, 2014 | News One staff
    Patrick Mclaw, 23, an eighth grade language arts teacher at Maryland's Mace Lane Middle School, has been placed on leave after authoring "The Insurrectionist," a fictional book that chronicles "the largest school massacre in history."
  • Teacher’s Union Misses Millions

    09/02/2014 8:38:17 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 1, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Apparently, some teacher’s union officials have taken too much public school math. michigan outline “On a Saturday in May, members of the Michigan Education Association held a walk in Midland bringing attention to public school funding,” the Michigan-based Mackinac Center reports in the organization’s July/August report. “They claim education funding is down nearly $19 million in the greater Midland area in the last four years.” “MEA president Steve Cook has claimed that Michigan’s public school budget has been cut by $1 billion. The problem is that these claims are not true.” “State spending on public education actually increased $800 million...
  • Joe Biden Declares war on Prosperity While in Detroit

    09/02/2014 8:37:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Apparently the White House decided to let Joe Biden out of his padded room for the long weekend. The incorrigible gaff machine was spotted in Detroit, speaking to labor unions, liberal activists, and Democrat campaigners in what used to be Tiger Stadium. Amazingly Biden managed to navigate himself through his remarks without any painfully obvious “foot-in-mouth” moment… Well, at least not anything worse than normal Democrat talking points; but those were probably intentional.Standing among the ruins that were once a shining example of American prosperity, the Vice President championed the values of organized labor and liberal economic policies. (Ya know…...
  • If the GOP takes the Senate in November, Jeff Sessions for Majority Leader

    09/02/2014 8:32:19 AM PDT · by xzins · 35 replies
    NNC ^ | August 2nd, 2014
    If the GOP takes the Senate in November, Jeff Sessions for Majority Leader Hear, hear!Sessions actually seems to know something about political tactics and strategy (and what commenter “eric” would call “the activist game”). Which is more than I can say for most of the GOP.And although I’m not all that familiar with Sessions, so far I’ve very much liked what he has to say about the illegal immigration/alien crisis.Sessions did something rather extraordinary yesterday. He helped to unite the warring Republicans behind a bill that actually seemed reasonable, and he did it in record time. But perhaps more...
  • The Anti-Gun Billionaires

    09/02/2014 8:31:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 9/2/2014 | Frank Miniter
    Those on the left say they abhor big money’s corrupting influence in politics — until a leftist billionaire starts trying to sway public opinion. That’s okay with them, because, you know, old George Soros really isn’t creepy at all — he’s just a grandfatherly figure who gives like Santa Claus. And the same goes for Warren Buffett and Michael Bloomberg — their billions are okay, too. All Bloomberg wants is for the rest of us to give up tobacco, big gulps, and guns. Now Bill Gates has joined on the great lefty-billionaire good-guy list. Gates is donating $1 million to...
  • Who is Rand Paul?

    09/02/2014 8:29:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Ralph Benko
    For starters, Rand is short for Randal, not an allusion to Ayn Rand, after whom Sen. Paul was not named by his libertarian (not Objectivist) father Ron Paul. Reportedly, growing up he was called Randy … until his wife shortened the diminutive to Rand.Washington, ordinarily, is committed to maintaining the status quo or making, at best, incremental changes. As we struggle with the political consequences of the end of an era of all-out war the old political status quo is ripe for transformation.Paul shows signs of being the key transformational figure. If he himself understands the depth of this proposition he...
  • 'American forces are on the ground here': Kurds claim

    09/02/2014 8:20:14 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 11 replies
    UKMAIL ^ | 09/02/14 | David Martosko
    American Special Forces commandos are on the ground fighting in northern Iraq, according to a published report, just a week after Barack Obama said that wouldn't happen during his presidency. Even as he has authorized more than 100 target airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Iraq, Obama told the American Legion on August 26 that 'American combat troops will not be returning to fight in Iraq.' 'I will not allow the United States to be dragged back into another ground war in Iraq,' he said, adding later that 'the answer' to ISIS 'is not to...
  • Europe Moves Closer to Another Recession

    09/02/2014 8:18:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    The Markit Eurozone Manufacturing final data shows Eurozone Manufacturing PMI at 13-month low in August. The rate of expansion in eurozone manufacturing production eased to its lowest during the current 14-month growth sequence in August, as companies faced slower increases in both total new orders and new export business. The final seasonally adjusted Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI® posted 50.7 in August, down from 51.8 in July, its lowest reading since July last year. The headline PMI was also below its earlier flash estimate of 50.8. National PMI data signalled a broad easing in the manufacturing recoveries underwa y across much...
  • Who Got The Jobs In North Carolina?

    09/02/2014 8:16:47 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 13 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | August 2014 | Karen Zeigler and Steven A. Camarota
    The total number of working-age (16 to 65) immigrants (legal and illegal) holding a job in North Carolina increased by 313,000 from the first quarter of 2000 to the first quarter of 2014...The number of working-age natives with a job declined by 32,000 over the same time.
  • Walker, Mallott to join forces in governor's race - Alaska

    The Alaska Democratic Party broke with long tradition Monday when its central committee voted 89-2 to not field a gubernatorial ticket and instead put its weight behind the independent campaign of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott. The vote to support the fusion ticket was contingent on Walker dropping his Republican Party affiliation. Mallott will quit as the Democratic Party’s nominee for governor, as will his running mate, state Sen. Hollis French. But Mallott will remain a Democrat, executive director Kay Brown said after the vote at party headquarters in a Spenard bungalow.
  • DNA Tracking a Reality for U.S. Government

    09/02/2014 8:11:33 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 29, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Do you think the NSA surveillance issue is bad? Wait until you hear about the U.S. government’s DNA tracking program. A 2007 law mandated the collection of blood samples from the heels of newborns to screen for diseases, but an updated part of the law could be used to track children in education. newborn screening The program, Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007, was reauthorized by the House of Representatives this past June and the Senate in January 2014. The original sponsor was Democratic U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd and was signed in 2008 by President Obama. The purpose of...
  • Florida's Lee County votes to rescind decision to opt-out of Common Core standards testing

    09/02/2014 8:05:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Florida's Lee County school board has rescinded its vote to opt-out of the state's standardized testing. At a meeting Tuesday morning, the board voted 3-2 in favor of resuming testing....
  • Ferguson police are using body cameras

    09/02/2014 8:05:17 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | August 31, 2014 11:30 pm | Denise Hollinshed
    FERGUSON • Police officers here began wearing body cameras on Saturday as marchers took to the streets in the most recent protest of a shooting three weeks earlier.
  • Why These Powerful French Assault Ships Might End Up In Putin's Hands

    09/02/2014 8:04:14 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | August 31, 2014 | Tyler Rogoway
    We have heard a lot about 'tough sanctions' on Russia following its invasion of Crimea, shoot down of an airliner full of Europeans, and the continued shadow war in Eastern Ukraine, yet apparently it's fine to sell him this 21k ton French-built amphibious assault ship. Bad move. Under a $1.7B contract between Russia and France, France would build the Russian Navy a pair of Mistral Class amphibious assault ships, after which Russia would build follow-on units under license in St. Petersburg. Russia has a least two additional ships planned. Part of the Mistral Class deal provides Russia with a quartet...
  • Finding Your Roots' with Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    From 1948 to 1961, there was a show called "This Is Your Life," hosted by Ralph Edwards. In it, an unsuspecting celebrity was lured to a place by a friend or family member where Edwards would surprise them. People from the celebrity's past would then come out one by one and tell stories of the celebrity's early life. A modern-day version of that program is "Finding Your Roots," the latest in a brilliant series about race, identity and heritage hosted by Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Scheduled to air September 23 through November 25 on PBS. Check your local...
  • Slovakia creeps closer to Gripen agreement

    09/02/2014 8:01:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Flightglobal.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | BETH STEVENSON
    The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Sweden have signed a letter of intent agreeing to co-operate on using the Saab Gripen fighter – paving the way for a potential Slovakian acquisition of the aircraft. “Today's signing will lay the foundation for bilateral co-operation around a common airspace surveillance of Slovakia and the Czech Republic,” a translation of a statement from the Swedish defence ministry on 30 August said. Slovakia is looking to replace its RAC MiG-29s in the next couple of years. Slovak defence minister Martin Glváč has reportedly told local media outlets on several occasions that the Gripen is the...
  • Dominion, Duke, Piedmont and AGL Form Joint Venture to Own Proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

    09/02/2014 7:52:49 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    Dominion News ^ | Sep 2, 2014 | Dominion News
    Full Title: Dominion, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas and AGL Resources Form Joint Venture to Own Proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline - $4.5 billion-$5 billion pipeline would bring 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day to North Carolina and Virginia - 'Transformational' project provides growing Mid-Atlantic markets a new route for access to competitive, domestic energy supplies - Investment would create thousands of jobs, promote economic development and cleaner air, increase state and local tax revenue - Pipeline expected to be in service by late 2018, pending regulatory approvals Four major U.S. energy companies – Dominion (NYSE: D), Duke...
  • Darwin's Finches: Answers From Epigenetics

    09/02/2014 7:50:15 AM PDT · by fishtank · 4 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 8-29-14 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Darwin's Finches: Answers From Epigenetics by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Authentic speciation is a process whereby organisms diversify within the boundaries of their gene pools, and this can result in variants with specific ecological adaptability. While it was once thought that this process was strictly facilitated by DNA sequence variability, Darwin's classic example of speciation in finches now includes a surprisingly strong epigenetic component as well.1 Epigenetic changes involve the addition of chemical tags in an organism's genome without actually changing the genetic code. Both the DNA nucleotides and the proteins that DNA is wrapped around (called histones) can be...
  • Whoa! Enraging: Fox News reports Obama briefed on ISIS for A YEAR. Still no strategy?

    09/02/2014 7:48:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 09/02/14 | Twitchy Staff
    One year. Yet still President No Strategy is flummoxed. So flummoxed that he simply flees to the fairway. It gets worse:
  • Source: Obama given detailed intelligence about rise of ISIS for a year

    09/02/2014 7:46:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | September 2, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    President Obama was given detailed and specific intelligence about the rise of the Islamic State as part of his daily briefing for at least a year before the group seized large swaths of territory over the summer, a former Pentagon official told Fox News. The official -- who asked not to be identified because the President's Daily Brief is considered the most authoritative, classified intelligence community product analyzing sensitive international events for the president -- said the data was strong and "granular" in detail. The source said a policymaker "could not come away with any other impression: This is getting...
  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show Thread,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM, September 2,2014

    09/02/2014 7:43:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
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  • Ky. voters oppose dual Paul campaigns

    09/02/2014 7:40:19 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 02, 2014, 08:54 am | Mario Trujillo
    Sixty-six percent of Kentucky voters oppose changing a state law to allow Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to run for president and reelection to the Senate at the same time, according to a new poll. The Survey USA poll released Monday night found only 27 percent of voters believe the law should be changed to give Paul the opportunity to run for both offices simultaneously. Majorities of each party are opposed to the change, including 54 percent of Republicans, 57 percent of independents and 78 percent of Democrats. The current law, which says a candidate’s name cannot appear on the ballot more than once,...
  • Common Core Blockbuster: Mathematician Dr. Jim Milgram Warns Common Core Will Destroy...

    09/02/2014 7:35:59 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/1/14 | Dr. Susan Berry
    During a Friday conference call sponsored by Texas-based Women on the Wall, Stanford mathematician and former member of the Common Core Validation Committee Dr. James Milgram, told listeners that if the controversial standards are not repealed, America’s place as a competitor in the technology industry will ultimately be severely undermined. “In the future, if we want to work with the top level people, we’re going to have to go to China or Japan or Korea… and that’s the future we’re looking at,” Milgram said during the call that was part of a day-long Twitter campaign to target Indiana Gov. Mike...
  • Vietnam Vet Loses Job After Speaking His Mind About Obama, Liberal Judges

    09/02/2014 7:32:23 AM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    Mad World ^ | August 31, 2014 | Sean Brown
    A Vietnam veteran and former Green Beret who was on the St. Louis police force for 35 years was forced into retirement after liberal news outlet CNN unearthed a video in which he spoke about President Obama and the direction of America. Sgt. Maj. Dan Page (Ret.) spoke to the St. Louis/St. Charles division of the Oath Keepers in April of this year, and the video of his speech made it to YouTube under the title “The End of American Sovereignty & Constitutional Rights,” which is harshly critical of President Obama, liberal judges, affirmative action, and notes that the Declaration...
  • Louisiana Republican Party files complaint asking for investigation into Mary Landrieu's travel

    09/02/2014 7:31:46 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | September 02, 2014 at 7:00 AM | Cole Avery
    The Louisiana Republican Party has filed a formal complaint with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics asking it investigate Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., over campaign flights paid for with Senate funds. [....] "Considering that Sen. Landrieu admitted to breaking the law on two occasions, and there is strong evidence of other occurrences, the Senate Select Committee on Ethics should undertake a full review of the Sen. Landrieu's travel expenditures from her official account to ensure that Louisiana taxpayers have not been unwittingly and illegally subsidizing her re-election campaign by funding her campaign travel," Dore wrote.
  • A few comments on buying NFA items

    09/02/2014 7:31:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    looserounds.com ^ | 9/1/2014 | Howard
    A couple of weekends ago I was at the range testing out my new Surefire 762 suppressor. I ended up doing more chatting than shooting as I answered a great deal of questions about obtaining NFA items (Silencers, Machine Guns, Destructive Devices, Short Barreled Rifles, Short Barreled Shotguns, Any Other Weapons(AOW), etc)
  • El Monte Boys And Girls Club Closed Due To Alleged Mexican Mafia Drug Activity

    09/02/2014 7:20:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 1, 2014 10:46 PM
    EL MONTE (CBSLA.com) — The Board of Directors voted to close a Boys and Girls Club in El Monte after a DEA indictment claims the club was a center where potential Mexican Mafia gang members openly held meetings and sold drugs. Chairs were empty Monday where children, under different circumstances, would have gone to socialize and play — in part to help keep them off the streets. “It should be filled with kids, it should be filled with kids today,” Executive Director Clay Hollopeter said. Hollopeter suggests that the indictment holds no weight, and that the closing of the club’s...
  • Ebola patient escapes medical centre in Liberia, spreads panic in Monrovia

    09/02/2014 7:16:32 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 9 replies
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  • Obama Inc. to Make it 5X More Expensive to Stop Being a US Citizen

    09/02/2014 7:14:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/02/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    That would be a great plan if he wasn’t also making it ten times more expensive to be a US citizen. I’m not sure what comes next. A big concrete wall and barbed wire?Obama is making it easy to come and hard to leave. The only places that do that are prisons and bear traps. It doesn’t say anything good about the American Dream when the country encourages non-taxpayers to come and penalizes taxpayers who want to leave. Americans who are abandoning their citizenship in droves are due to be charged five times more to surrender their passport under government...
  • Filipino Soldiers Defied UN Order to Surrender to ISIS

    09/02/2014 7:11:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/02/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Good for them. Surrendering to people who practice beheading religiously is ill advised. This whole mess is yet another of the innumerable reminders that international forces placed around Israel to absolutely nothing and surrender or run away at the first sign of trouble. That’s why the touted EU initiative to put international forces between Israel and Hamas is a stupid and destructive venture.The Philippine military said Monday that a UN peacekeeping commander in the Golan Heights should be investigated for allegedly asking Filipino troops to surrender to Syrian rebels who had attacked and surrounded their campGen. Gregorio Pio Catapang...
  • Parents of SEAL Team Six soldier killed in action call for President Obama's resignation

    09/02/2014 7:09:42 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 September 2014 | Ashley Collman
    One couple knows all too well the pain suffered by the parents of James Foley, the American photojournalist executed on camera last month by the Islamic State. Billy and Karen Vaughn also lost their son Aaron Carson Vaughn in 2011, when the SEAL Team Six soldier's Chinook helicopter was shot down over Afghanistan. Now the couple are calling on President Barack Obama to step down, citing his reaction to the Foley video and 'lack of leadership' in confronting ISIS.
  • Report: 3 More Americans Killed Fighting with ISIS in Syria

    09/02/2014 7:07:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/02/2014 | Patrick Poole
    Reports this past week identified two Americans – Douglas McCain from San Diego and Abdiraaman Muhumad from Minneapolis — who were killed by Syrian rebel groups last weekend as they were fighting with ISIS.A new claim was made on a Syrian rebel Twitter feed this morning saying that an additional three Americans have been killed fighting with ISIS near Ghouta. A video purporting to show the three dead Americans was posted on Youtube (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO): Yet another American from Florida, Moner Mohammad Abusalha, conducted a suicide bombing for Jabhat al-Nusra — the official Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria —...
  • Obama on GOP: ‘We’ll Break Those Folks Down… That’s How I Got Michelle to Marry Me’

    09/02/2014 7:05:47 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2 Sep 2014 | Eddie Scarry
    In remarks on the U.S. economy Monday, President Barack Obama said Congressional Republicans will eventually cave to public pressure to raise the federal minimum wage. Obama was speaking at the Laborfest festival hosted by the AFL-CIO in Milwaukee, Wis. “If I cared about these things, I’d also want more Democrats looking out for me,” he said. “I’m just saying. Because when the rest of the country is working to raise wages, but Republicans in Congress won’t, it ain’t right.” ADVERTISEMENT Noting the protests in recent months from fast food workers seeking higher wages, Obama said Republicans would open up to...
  • 'We told you so' - Baltic jitters grow over former ruler Russia

    09/02/2014 7:01:40 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Sep 1, 2014 10:27am EDT | Aija Krutaine and Andrius Sytas
    (Reuters) - Nervously eyeing Russian naval maneuvers and military flights near their borders, the three ex-Soviet Baltic states fear they may emerge as the next geopolitical flashpoint after Ukraine in a confrontation that could test their cherished Western ties. With President Barack Obama heading to Estonia on Wednesday on a visit designed to underline U.S. solidarity with the Balts ahead of a NATO summit in Wales, the three tiny republics are renewing calls for troops on the ground and military help.
  • Now Even One Of The Most Democratic States Is Turning On Obama

    09/02/2014 6:57:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/02/2014 | Hunter Walker
    A Field Poll released on Tuesday showed President Barack Obama's approval rating had dropped to a record low in the staunchly blue state of California. This decline includes the state's most left-leaning cities, which Field's director described as a particularly bad sign for Obama. "These are constituencies that have been strong followers," Field Poll Director Mark DiCamillo said, according to the Sacramento Bee. The poll showed Obama's approval rating in California at 45%, down from a second-term high of 62% following his 2013 inauguration. It was also down 5% from the previous Field Poll, which was released in June, making...
  • Eric Cantor Just Got A Job At A Wall Street Bank — Here Are The Details Of His $3.4 Million Pay Pack

    09/02/2014 6:55:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/02/2014 | Joe Weisenthal
    Late Monday night it was reported that former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor would take a job at investment bank Moelis.The news has already prompted the predictable eye-rolling about the "revolving door." And to the Tea Partiers who ousted Cantor in a primary earlier this year, the news that he is going to Wall Street is vindication that he was never a populist like them.But anyway, Moelis has put in a filing with the SEC, detailing his pay package (Via Erik Schatzker).From the filing:Group LP has agreed to pay Mr. Cantor an annual base salary of $400,000. Group LP has...