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  • Obama Is Taking Personal Control Over The War Against ISIS In Syria

    09/18/2014 5:08:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII
    BI ^ | 18/9/2104 | Michael B. Kelly
    US President Barack Obama will personally sign off on any airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in Syria, Julian Barnes and Carol Lee of The Wall Street Journal report. With the high level of personal control in Syria, "Obama can better ensure the operation remain focused on his main goal for that part of the campaign: weakening the militants' hold on territory in neighboring Iraq." The U.S. has conducted 174 strikes in Iraq and is preparing Islamic State (aka ISIS) targets in Syria. Obama has sent hundreds of special operations advisors to Iraq to assist Iraqi Security Forces and Kurdish peshmerga...
  • US Security Officials Say Homegrown Attacks Top Concern, Beyond Islamic State

    09/18/2014 5:04:00 AM PDT · by blam · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-17-2014
    September 17, 2014 FoxNews.comTop U.S. homeland security officials said Wednesday that the Islamic State is an imminent terror concern for this country, but they remain intently focused on an array of deadly threats, especially Americans becoming indoctrinated on the Internet and executing a “limited, self-directed attack.” “It’s no longer necessary to actually meet someone from Al Qaeda,” FBI Director James Comey said on Capitol Hill. “Someone can actually do it in their pajamas in their basement.” Comey said he expects that such Internet activity will “dominate” his tenure at the agency. He made his remarks during a House Committee on...
  • Miracle in Gaza: Power Plant the Guardian Declared “Destroyed” Comes Back to Life

    09/18/2014 5:01:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 16th, 2014 | Adam Levick
    Elder of Ziyon just published a fascinating update on the widely reported story from late July, in which Gaza’s only power plant was allegedly completely “destroyed” by an Israeli missile strike. Here’s how the Guardian covered the incident in a July 30th report by Harriet Sherwood.The report, quite naturally, didn’t mention that Israel not only denied attacking the power plant, but explained that they didn’t bomb anything in the vicinity of the power plant that day. Here are the relevant paragraphs from Sherwood’s report: Flames and clouds of black smoke billowed over Gaza‘s only power plant on after it was...
  • Australian cops thwart ISIS beheading plot

    09/18/2014 4:56:20 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 18, 2014 | Associated Press
    SYDNEY — Police said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group by detaining 15 people and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney on Thursday. The raids involving 800 federal and state police officers — the largest in the country’s history — came in response to intelligence that an Islamic State group leader in the Middle East was calling on Australian supporters to kill, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.
  • Mystery man in Rick Scott attack ad unveiled, misleads about Charlie Crist and Ponzi scheme

    09/18/2014 4:46:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/16/14 | Marc Caputo and Jay Weaver
    With soft piano music in the background, an anonymous Republican in Gov. Rick Scott's latest attack ad levels an explosive claim about Democrat Charlie Crist and Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein. "I got swindled by both Rothstein and Charlie," the man says. But not only is there no evidence to support this accusation about Crist, the Miami Herald has identified the man as Fort Lauderdale investor Dean Kretschmar
  • Florida State Star Jameis Winston Suspended for Obscene Outburst

    09/18/2014 4:14:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    When first I learned that top-ranked Florida State would be suspending quarterback Jameis Winston for one half of Saturday night’s game versus No. 22 Clemson, my initial thought was, Sure, the half when Clemson is on offense. Pardon my cynicism, but we have entered this turnstile before with the Seminoles’ Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback.
  • Joe Biden pulls off a gaffe hat trick

    09/18/2014 3:49:43 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9-17-14 | Sean Sullivan
    Vice President Biden's Wednesday kicked off with an acknowledgment that he had used a "poor choice of words." By day's end, he had put foot in his mouth again. Twice. Biden opened the door to the possibility the United States could commit ground troops to fight the Islamic State in Iraq, a strategy the Obama administration has painstakingly avoided raising. That came shortly after he walked back his use of the word "Shylocks" and his use of the anachronistic term "Orient" to describe Asia. Even for the gregarious and outspoken vice president, whose candor has all too often gotten him...
  • Republicans Ask Joe Biden To Stop Embarrassing America

    09/18/2014 3:07:20 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 21 replies
    BI ^ | Colin Campbell
    Joe Biden The Republican Party thinks Vice President Joe Biden is embarrassing the US and they would like him to stop. Shortly after he apologized for using the term "Shylocks" on Wednesday, Biden stumbled into another controversy when he referred to former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew as "the wisest man in the Orient." The Republican National Committee subsequently released a statement claiming Biden had projected "unacceptable imperialist undertones" and should understand such comments "embarrass our country." "Vice President Joe Biden’s insensitive remarks are offensive to both Asian-Americans and our Asian allies abroad. His comment is not only disrespectful...
  • 46 percent of doctors give Obamacare a 'D' or 'F'

    09/18/2014 2:36:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/17/14 | By Philip Klein
    Forty-six percent of doctors give President Obama's healthcare law a "D" or an "F,"... The findings come from a survey that was emailed to "virtually every physician in the United States with an email address on record with the American Medical Association" this March through June as the law's major provisions were taking effect, and received more than 20,000 responses from doctors. In their comments that were included (but kept anonymous) in the report, a number of doctors complained about the vast amount of bureaucracy that has been added to the medical profession. "Get government OUT of healthcare," one doctor...
  • Democrats turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    09/18/2014 2:32:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/17/14 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the White House, congressional Democrats and Washington insiders who have lost confidence in her as both a unifying leader and reliable party spokesperson at a time when they need her most. Long-simmering doubts about her have reached a peak after two recent public flubs: criticizing the White House’s handling of the border crisis and comparing the tea party to wife beaters. ....One example that sources point to as particularly troubling: Wasserman Schultz repeatedly trying to get the DNC to cover the costs of her wardrobe. In 2012,...
  • Health officials checking Oklahoma hospitals’ readiness to accept Ebola patients

    09/18/2014 1:29:10 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 7 replies
    kfor tv ^ | Sep 16, 2014 | Dallas Franklin
    The United States Department of Health and Human Services is checking Oklahoma hospitals’ readiness to accept Ebola patients.
  • $30 Million Bounty Offered for MH17 Attackers as Ukraine Turmoil Continues

    09/18/2014 12:07:32 AM PDT · by free_life · 8 replies
    Vicenews ^ | Sept 17, 2014 | Olivia Crellin
    A German company is offering a $30 million bounty for the identities of the individuals responsible for downing Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine this summer. Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine are suspected of firing surface-to-air missiles at the civilian aircraft, which crashed July 17 while flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, killing all 298 people on board. A preliminary report carried out by Dutch investigators said that the crash was the result of structural damage caused by a large number of high-energy objects that struck the Boeing plane from the outside. Wifka, an independent German fraud investigation company, said...
  • At tense VA hearing, doctors link delay to patient death

    09/17/2014 10:32:45 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | September 17, 2014 | Heath Druzin
    Doctors say deaths, can be linked to delays. A starkly different view than the one painted by VA inspector general’s report. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., questioning of acting VA IG, Richard Griffin, about whether IG was corruptly influenced by VA officials.... Miller banged his gavel to stop acting shill Griffin's speel. “You want the truth?” Griffin, incredulously. "As a physician” Katherine Mitchell, I believe the OIG case review systematically overlooked relationships between delays and deaths. Mitchell, joined by VA doctor Samuel Foot. Foot, "VA IG’s office used a criminal activity, as damage control, rather than using it to get to...
  • Islamic State Militants Ban Mathematics, Social Studies for Children

    09/17/2014 10:04:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | September 17, 2014
    Thousands of children in swaths of war-torn Syria, now controlled by dreaded Islamic State militants, can no longer study math or social studies under new diktats issued by the jihadists. While sports is banned, the children will not be allowed to learn about elections and democracy. Instead, the children will be subjected to the teachings of the radical Islamist group. And any teacher who dares to break the rules "will be punished." ... The Sunni militant group has captured a slew of Syrian and Iraqi cities in recent months as it tries to establish a caliphate, or Islamic state, spanning...
  • Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Closes Clinic in Wisconsin

    09/17/2014 9:30:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Sarah Zagorski
    If everyone is so happy about abortion, then why doesn’t Planned Parenthood promote and brag about it the same way they do their breast cancer “screenings” or cervical exams? The answer is simple: because while the pro-abortion lobby pushes their radical agenda, most people don’t want to hear an abortion giant brag about killing children. I thought about this as I read an announcement in the FDL Reporter about the closing of a Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin. Here is what Planned Parenthood representatives said about the upcoming closing: We feel privileged so many of you have trusted us to care...
  • Benghazi Victim Family Member: “Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Panetta, You’re ALL LIARS” (Video)

    09/17/2014 9:16:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/17/14 | Jim Hoft
    Michael Ingmire, uncle of Benghazi attack victim Sean Smith, spoke with Gretchen Carlson today following the hearing by the Select Committee on Benghazi. Ingmire wrote an editorial recently saying, “Americans should never be afraid to ask for justice.” On Wednesday, Ingmire said Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Leon Panetta are all liars. “They promised, for example, Pat Smith was promised by Panetta, Obama, Hillary Clinton that they were going to get back to her. That they were going to keep a consistent word as far as like, keeping her abreast of the investigation into the murders. And, they’ve never returned...
  • Team Obama Bans Press Cameras from White House Congressional Picnic

    09/17/2014 9:05:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/14 | Charlie Spiering
    Ahead of President Obama’s annual picnic with members of Congress, the White House prohibited television cameras and photographer access to the event. Only allowing print pool reporters were allowed to cover Obama’s speech. That annoyed White House reporters including ABC News reporter Jon Karl, who pointed out that it was a change from year’s past. “In a break w/ past practice, the WH is prohibiting TV & photo coverage of today's Congressional picnic at the White House,” he noted on Twitter.
  • BREAKING: Four Terrorists Captured on US Border on September 10 – Day Before 9-11 (Video)

    09/17/2014 8:34:48 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 69 replies
    Congressman Jason Chaffetz broke this shocking news Wednesday that four known terrorists were apprehended at the US border in Texas on September 10 – the day before the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Chaffetz questioned Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on whether he is “aware of any apprehensions of suspected or known terrorists.” Johnson dodged the question.
  • [German Chancellor Angela Merkel] Multiculturalism is a failure

    09/17/2014 8:33:57 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 25 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/17/2014 | Walter E. Williams
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that in Germany, multiculturalism has “utterly failed.” Both Australia’s ex-prime minister John Howard and Spain’s ex-prime minister Jose Maria Aznar reached the same conclusion about multiculturalism in their countries. British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that multiculturalism is fostering extremist ideology and directly contributing to homegrown Islamic terrorism. UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said the United Kingdom’s push for multiculturalism has not united Britons but pushed them apart. It has allowed for Islam to emerge despite Britain’s Judeo-Christian culture. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the roots of violent Islamism are not...
  • Reps. Jim Jordan and Marcia Fudge oppose U.S. aid to anti-ISIS rebels

    09/17/2014 8:05:36 PM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 5 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | September 17, 2014 | Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- One of Ohio's most conservative Congress members teamed up with one of its most liberal representatives to oppose U.S. government funding of rebels in Syria who are fighting the ISIS terrorist group. But Rep. Marcia Fudge, a Democrat from Warrrensville Heights and Champaign County GOP Rep. Jim Jordan offered divergent reasons for voting against the proposal that passed the House of Representatives, 273-156. In a statement that described the vote as a "tough decision," Fudge said she "agrees with a majority of Americans who support airstrikes against ISIS." "I support President Obama's decision to continue airstrikes as...
  • Mark Levin: "A Revolt Going On With Top Generals And Obama"

    09/17/2014 8:02:28 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 91 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 17, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    MARK LEVIN: This is very odd. I just want to point this out. You actually have a revolt going on with the top generals and Obama. I'm talking about tanks pulling up to the White House and so forth. These men are trying to communicate to the American people that they are military men and we cannot defeat this enemy unless we use all of our armed forces and armed services. That's number one. Number two, Obama does not view this as a military action. He keeps telling us it's not a war, it's not a war. For him, the...
  • Europe's family tree has a THIRD branch...

    09/17/2014 7:10:04 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sept 17, 2014 | ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD
    Europe's family tree has a THIRD branch: Link found in genetic connection between Modern Europeans and Native Americans Europeans share DNA with ancient hunters and Middle Eastern farmers Study claims Europeans also share their genes with North Eurasians This group gave their DNA to the people who traveled the Bering Strait Ancient Middle Eastern farmers and their European descendants can trace ancestry to a previously unknown lineage called the Basal Eurasians It has long been believed that modern Europeans descended from indigenous hunters and Middle Eastern farmers. But a new study suggests all Europeans today have DNA from a third...
  • NJ Gov. Christie helping Tillis in NC Senate race

    09/17/2014 7:09:45 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis is getting help from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as part of Christie's multiple-stop swing through the Carolinas to raise money and meet voters. Christie and Tillis were slated to hold a meet-and-greet Tuesday morning in Wilmington before holding a private fundraiser for Tillis' campaign. Christie will head on to South Carolina for several fundraisers on behalf of incumbent Gov. Nikki Haley, who is seeking re-election this fall.
  • Jindal predicts a runoff for Landrieu, payoff for Brownback

    09/17/2014 6:43:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | Alexandra Jaffe
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) predicted on Tuesday a loss for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and a win for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) this fall, two of their respective parties’ most vulnerable incumbents. Speaking to reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast on Tuesday, Jindal said of Landrieu’s defeat, “I think that that is going to happen this year.” But he added while “she could lose in November ... I think a runoff is possible.” (SNIP) Some have speculated his decision to sit out the race was informed by long-standing bad blood between the governor and Sen. David Vitter...
  • Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson: Don’t Vote for “Ripping Fetuses Out of Their Mother’s Womb”

    09/17/2014 6:32:43 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson is a conservative Christian who tells it like it is, and he has been unashamed in the past to put his pro-life views front and center. Now, the reality television star has a new message: Don’t vote for pro-abortion candidates or politicians. There are about 90 to 100 million of us who claim Jesus. The problem is only half of you register to vote and out of the half of you that registers to vote, only half of that group actually goes and votes…. Therefore, when you’re looking up there and griping and complaining about what...
  • ACLU Sues Police for Using Force to Stop Photos of Arrest (fifth such lawsuit)

    09/17/2014 6:29:12 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | 09/15/2014 | BY JOEL MATHIS
    It’s been almost three years now since Commissioner Charles Ramsey issued a directive to Philly Police, letting them know that it’s entirely legal for the public to record officers doing their work and making arrests — as long as the photographer doesn’t interfere with that police work. It seems his officers still haven’t gotten the message. The ACLU today announced another lawsuit — the fifth in a series — against the department on behalf of a woman who was physically restrained from recording officers arresting a protestor.
  • Rove-affiliated group attacks Grimes for stance on immigration bill (that Rove endorsed)

    09/17/2014 6:17:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Glenn Kessler
    On Monday, Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic challenger to Sen. Mitch McConnell in the hard-fought Kentucky senate race, tried to distance herself from President Obama with an ad showing her shooting a gun. McConnell responded in kind. At the same time, an independent group with connections to Republican strategist Karl Rove began airing this ad blasting the “Obama-Grimes” plan to give “amnesty” to illegal immigrants. (SNIP) Crossroads GPS, another organization affiliated with Rove, during the 2013 debate actually ran ads calling for a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, “where they will pay a fine, prove employment and meet other...
  • G.O.P. Gains Strength and Obama Gets Low Marks, Poll Finds (34% support on foreign policy)

    09/17/2014 6:04:33 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 9 replies
    NYT ^ | September 16, 2014
    A New York Times/CBS News poll shows that President Obama’s approval ratings are similar to those of President George W. Bush in 2006 when Democrats swept both houses of Congress in the midterm elections. .... At just 34 percent, the rating of Mr. Obama’s handling of foreign policy is a record low for him, but not as low as the 25 percent that Mr. Bush eventually reached. At 41 percent, Mr. Obama’s rating on terrorism is not only his worst personally, but is significantly lower than Mr. Bush in 2006. This is the first time Mr. Obama’s numbers have shown...
  • Inhofe: Obama 'Not Telling the Truth' About ISIS

    09/17/2014 5:49:40 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | September 16, 2014
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), the highest-ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said that President Obama is “flat not telling the truth” about the nation’s strategy to combat ISIS on CNN’s “The Lead” on Tuesday. “The president is just flat not telling the truth. We already have boots on the ground there. He knows we’re going to have to have boots on the ground. Let's just go ahead and face it and admit we're in a war. You just don't win a war unless you’re out there fighting. I did ask the question...’if we have guys doing air missions...
  • Joe Biden Refers to Asia as the ‘Orient’

    09/17/2014 5:44:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/17/14 | Eddie Scarry
    Just hours after apologizing for using what was perceived as an anti-Semitic slur, Vice President Joe Biden deployed another term Wednesday that some might consider ethnically offensive. Speaking at a campaign finance reform rally in Iowa, Biden recalled a meeting he had with Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore. Biden described Yew as “the wisest man in the Orient.” The terms “orient” and “oriental” are considered widely outdated and offensive to Asians. Earlier in the day, Biden apologized for having recently described opportunistic bankers as “Shylocks,” a reference to a greedy Jewish money loaner in an Shakespearean play.
  • Jonathan Dwyer, Cardinals running back, arrested on aggravated assault charges

    09/17/2014 5:27:25 PM PDT · by The Unknown Republican · 27 replies
    PHOENIX – Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in late July involving a 27-year-old woman and an 18-month-old child.
  • Ninth Circuit rules American Flag unsafe for school

    09/17/2014 5:16:19 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    caintv ^ | september 17, 2014 | michael johnson
    A heckler's veto. The Ninth Circuit has once again proved its status as the leftmost leaning court of appeals in the country with their refusal to rehear a case involving the banning of American flags in public schools. This refusal means that the ruling that a three-judge panel issued in February stands, which allowed the Morgan Hill Unified School District to ban American flags and American flag apparel because of threats of violence. Now some of you might be thinking, "That sounds reasonable. After all, we don't want to have violence in our schools!" But the issue here is that...
  • DHS Against White House Plan to Lift Ban on Libyans Attending U.S. Flight Schools

    09/17/2014 4:49:16 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 17, 2014 | Staff
    Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told lawmakers that he will not sign off on an Obama administration proposal to reverse a longstanding ban on Libyan nationals studying in U.S. flight schools and training here in nuclear science. Asked by lawmakers Wednesday if Johnson intended to go along with the plan, he responded that he would not sign off on it, the Washington Times reported.
  • Politicians duck ‘amnesty’ label

    09/17/2014 4:37:12 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 13, 2005
    It’s “the A-Word,” and it can damn any immigration bill to oblivion. The word is “amnesty,” or as one immigration-control advocate calls it, “the death word.” It’s a charge that a lot of people want to make and nobody wants to hear. (SNIP) “For some, you would think amnesty is in the eye of the beholder because there are some critics who have nothing constructive to offer who criticize every proposal as amnesty or amnesty light,” says Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican. (SNIP) “I’ve seen no guest-worker program that didn’t include amnesty — amnesty defined by Webster’s,” says Rep. Steve...
  • Benghazi Back in the Spotlight on Capitol Hill With First Select Committee Hearing

    09/17/2014 4:29:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    http://media.townhall.com/townhall/reu/ha/2014/138/2014-05-18T051559Z_1_CBREA4H0EN100_RTROPTP_3_USA-MEXICO-GUNS.JPG The 9/11/2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya is back in the spotlight today on Capitol Hill as lawmakers from the select committee prepare to hold their first public hearing. Led by Republican South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy, members of the Committee have been working for months to interview witnesses and to gather more information about what happened the night Americans Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith were killed by terrorists. Today Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Greg Starr, Chairman of the Independent Panel on Best Practices Mark J. Sullivan and former Homeland Security...
  • At least 34 Syrian children die from contaminated measles vaccine

    09/17/2014 3:53:11 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 17 September 2014 | Mowaffaq Safadi
    At least 34 children have died in rebel-held Syria after being injected with contaminated measles vaccines, the rebel government said on Tuesday, warning that the deaths might be caused by saboteurs linked to the Assad regime. The death toll is expected to rise, with many children from eight towns in Idlib province, north-west Syria, still in intensive care on Tuesday night. ...
  • Democrats turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    09/17/2014 3:45:07 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/17/14 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the White House, congressional Democrats and Washington insiders who have lost confidence in her as both a unifying leader and reliable party spokesperson at a time when they need her most. Long-simmering doubts about her have reached a peak after two recent public flubs: criticizing the White House’s handling of the border crisis and comparing the tea party to wife beaters. The perception of critics is that Wasserman Schultz spends more energy tending to her own political ambitions than helping Democrats win. This includes using meetings with...
  • Biden says 'Shylocks' Comment was 'Poor Choice of Words'

    09/17/2014 3:42:02 PM PDT · by lbryce · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17, 2014 | Staff
    Vice President Biden acknowledged using a "poor choice of words" after referring to bankers that exploit U.S. troops as "Shylocks." The vice president used the term during a talk Tuesday to a nonprofit that provides legal aid to those in need. But the term is considered by some to be an anti-Semitic term for Jews, and the head of the Anti-Defamation League put out a statement criticizing Biden. "Shylock represents the medieval stereotype about Jews and remains an offensive characterization to this day. The Vice President should have been more careful," Abraham Foxman said, while still calling Biden friendly to...
  • Law enforcement bulletin warned of ISIS urging jihad attacks on US soil

    09/17/2014 3:34:38 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    My Fox Orlando ^ | 9-17-2014 | Fox News
    law enforcement intelligence bulletin issued in July by a state-run agency that gathers, assesses and shares threat information with the Department of Homeland Security has warned that Islamic State fighters have increased calls for "lone wolves" to attack U.S. soldiers in America. The Central Florida Intelligence eXchange, or CFIX, serves Brevard, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, St. Lucie, and Volusia counties. The CFIX bulletin, obtained by FoxNews.com, cited one tweet that called for jihadists to find service members' home addresses online and then "show up and slaughter them." There will be “a continued call - by Western fighters...
  • Assault rifles shipped to Pinellas schools (Grenade launchers for schools)

    09/17/2014 3:24:15 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 6 replies
    WTSP
    http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/2014/09/17/pinellas-schools-received-assault-rifles-from-feds/15769299/
  • Corker Slams Obama, Kerry for 'Exercising the Worst Judgment Possible' on ISIS

    09/17/2014 3:15:32 PM PDT · by upchuck · 19 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | Sept 17, 2014 | Pam Key
    <p>Kerry got into a heated exchange with Corker who said, "I want to say as I said personally, we have three senators, president, vice president, secretary of state, that are exercising terrible judgment right now.</p>
  • Koskinen: ‘Hard Drive Crashes Continue As We Speak’

    09/17/2014 3:12:32 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 45 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commissioner John Koskinen testified Wednesday that the IRS did not save any of the information on Lois Lerner’s destroyed Blackberry and that there is no outside system to store agency emails. “Hard drive crashes continue as we speak,” Koskinen admitted at a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing when asked if any computers had recently crashed under his watch. Koskinen admitted that destroying records would be an act “not consistent with the law,” but maintained that there’s no evidence that the IRS intentionally destroyed records. “Ms. Lerner’s Blackberry was replaced in February 2012 as part...
  • Amid skepticism, House approves Obama’s Iraq-Syria military strategy

    09/17/2014 3:11:33 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 09/17/14 | Ed O'Keefe and Paul Kane
    The House on Wednesday approved President Obama’s plan to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to counter the growing threat of the Islamic State terrorist organization even though lawmakers in both parties remain deeply skeptical about its chances for success.
  • Gay-bashers apparently dined at upscale eatery before assault

    09/17/2014 3:04:08 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 26 replies
    The Daily News ^ | September 16, 2014 | VINNY VELLA & WILL BUNCH
    A GROUP OF well-dressed college-age men and women apparently dined at an upscale Center City restaurant Thursday night before some of them brutally assaulted two gay men on the sidewalk just two blocks away. Internet sleuths Tuesday joined Philadelphia police and reward-givers in a hunt for the group of clean-cut 20-somethings linked to the shocking assault.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,September 17, 2014

    09/17/2014 2:55:24 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 142 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | September 17, 2014 | Mark Levin
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  • Q&A: Ukraine’s Donbas Battalion Commander Seeks US Support

    09/17/2014 2:36:43 PM PDT · by Krosan · 12 replies
    VOA ^ | September 16, 2014 | Mark Snowiss
    WASHINGTON— The commander of Ukraine’s famed Donbas Battalion, Semen Semenchenko, is in Washington this week to lobby U.S. officials for stepped-up non-lethal aid and possible West Point training for his men. Semenchenko, who was recently wounded during an attack on the eastern city of Ilovaysk and walks with a cane, arrived just ahead of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s Thursday visit to the U.S. capital, where he will speak to a joint session of Congress and meet with his counterpart, Barack Obama. The Ukrainian leader will make the case to lawmakers and the president to expedite assistance for his badly outgunned...
  • Corker's Kerry Critique Leaves Boxer 'Shaking and Trembling'

    09/17/2014 2:01:53 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/2014 | Breitbart TV
    Wednesday at the Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating ISIS, after Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) criticized Secretary of State John Kerry, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) was left "shaking and trembling" in shock. Boxer said, "I think it is shocking and a sad state of affairs that we heard just now, such angry comments aimed at you, Mr. Secretary, and through you, at our president ....
  • ASIO and hundreds of police raid Sydney and Brisbane homes in biggest counter-terrorism raid.. [AUS]

    09/17/2014 1:59:39 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 5 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 18th September 2014
    ASIO and counter terrorism police have swooped on homes across north-western Sydney and other states this morning in what is believed to be the largest anti-terrorism bust in the nation’s history. Several arrests have reportedly been made in the secret pre-dawn raid, which is still in progress. The arrests follow the execution of a number of search warrants in Beecroft, Bellavista, Guildford, Merrylands, Northmead, Wentworthville, Marsfield, Westmead, Castle Hill, Revesby, Bass Hill and Regents Park. The raid is believed to have been mounted following months of surveillance of people linked to the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria....
  • Will Scotland vote yes: Bookies change their odds on Scottish independence

    09/17/2014 1:49:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    City AM ^ | 09/17/2014 | by Billy Ehrenberg
    After a few days of relatively small changes, most bookies have changed their odds on a Scottish Yes vote.Of 23 bookies, only one (Betway) thought it more likely than yesterday that Scotland would vote Yes, while all but two showed odds shortening on a No vote.By doing some simple maths it is possible to work out the implied percentages, and betting companies have their money firmly on a No vote. The median probability across 23 bookies is that there is an 83.3 per cent chance the UK will stay together and a 22.2 per cent chance of a split.This...
  • Even the New York Times Fears Socialized Medicine

    09/17/2014 1:10:53 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 17, 2014 | Stephanie Wang
    The New York Times laid out some of the problems with socialized medicine in Britain in an article published Wednesday. The Times points to a case in which a five-year-old boy with a brain tumor set off an international hunt for the boy and his family. Critics of the National Health Service say Britain far overstepped its boundaries after it arrested the boy’s parents. NHS denied five-year-old Ashya King an advanced cancer treatment known as proton team therapy for his brain tumor. In a desperate attempt to get treatment for their son, Ashya’s parents traveled to Madrid to sell their...