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  • Obama arrives late for 'moment of silence' for Paris attacks

    11/15/2015 12:13:16 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-15-2015 | Dave Boyer
    November 15, 2015Obama arrives late for 'moment of silence' for Paris attacks By Dave Boyer President Obama walked in late Sunday on a moment of silence being held by world leaders in Turkey to honor the victims of Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris. Reporters traveling with the president said Mr. Obama had not yet arrived when other world leaders at the G-20 conference in Turkey began their silent observance around a large conference table. Mr. Obama walked in after they had begun, and took his place next to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
  • Michigan Governor: Snyder halts Syrian refugee efforts following Paris attacks

    11/15/2015 12:11:37 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 37 replies
    Fox17 ^ | 11/15/2015 | JOSH SIDOROWICZ
    Following Friday's deadly terrorist attacks in Paris linked to ISIS, Gov. Rick Snyder said he's made the decision to suspend efforts to bring Syrian refugees to Michigan. While acknowledging the state's "rich history of immigration" Snyder said the first priority needs to be protecting the safety of the state’s residents. "Given the terrible situation in Paris, I've directed that we put on hold our efforts to accept new refugees until the U.S. Department of Homeland Security completes a full review of security clearances and procedures," Snyder said in a statement released to media Sunday.
  • A renewed cry in the GOP primary: Shut the door on Syrian refugees

    11/15/2015 11:45:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/15/2015 | By David Weigel
    In Orlando, where he joined most of the Republican presidential field at a three-day "Sunshine Summit," Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) got his biggest applause when he praised someone else's work. Jindal praised French President Francois Hollande for acting swiftly after Islamic terrorists massacred more than 100 people in Paris. "He's closed the borders," said Jindal. "It is time to close our borders and keep our people safe from these radical, evil terrorists." The audience's loud approval was a sort of vindication for Gov. Jindal. Earlier this year, after a trip to London, he had been criticized for saying that Muslims...
  • Obama Readies Biggest Reach of Presidential Power Yet

    11/15/2015 11:45:32 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 35 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 1 hour ago | The Fiscal Times - By Martin Matishak
    With only 14 months left in office, President Obama is set to issue an executive order in what could be the most aggressive use of his authority to date: unilaterally closing the federal detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “At this point, I would not take anything off the table in terms of the president doing everything that he can to achieve this critically important national security objective,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters earlier this month during a briefing. The administration is likely to submit a plan for how it would shutter the controversial site to Congress...
  • No need for complete rethink on refugees after Paris attack: Juncker

    11/15/2015 11:41:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Antalya (Turkey) (AFP) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Sunday there was no need for a complete review of the bloc's refugee policy after the Paris attacks claimed by Islamic State jihadists. "Those who organised, who perpetrated the attacks are the very same people who the refugees are fleeing and not the opposite. And so there is no need for an overall review of the European policy on refugees," Juncker said ahead of a summit of the Group of 20 top world economies in the Turkish Mediterranean resort of Antalya.
  • Paris Attacks: ISIS Has New External Operations Unit, Officials Say

    11/15/2015 11:37:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/15/2015 | Brian Ross
    ISIS has developed a specific group within its organization dedicated to launching terrorist attacks abroad, like the one the claimed more than 100 lives in Paris, U.S. officials told ABC News. "There is a specific unit on the organization charts of ISIS for external attacks, for planning and carrying out attacks in western Europe and in the United States," said Richard Clarke, a former White House counter-terrorism advisor and current ABC News consultant. Just a day before the attacks in Paris, ISIS claimed responsibility for a dual suicide bombing in Beirut, Lebanon that killed 43 people. At the end of...
  • Mike Huckabee on Paris attacks, Democratic debate

    11/15/2015 11:37:12 AM PST · by Sola Veritas · 1 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 15 November 2015 | FOX News
    Governor Huckabee speaking on Fox News.
  • It’s time for Obama to make a choice: Lead us or resign

    11/15/2015 11:24:38 AM PST · by betty boop · 22 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 15, 2015 | Michael Goodwin
    <p>In any time and place, war is fiendishly simple. It is the ultimate zero-sum contest -- you win or you lose.</p> <p>That eternal truth is so obvious that it should not need to be said. Yet even after the horrific slaughter in Paris, there remains a distressing doubt about whether America's commander in chief gets it.</p>
  • The jihadis’ master plan to break us

    11/15/2015 5:57:07 AM PST · by markomalley · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/15/15 | Amir Taheri
    Still under shock from Friday night’s terror attacks, Paris may need a few more days to regain its signature mood of defiant dignity. Almost everyone had expected an attack but most still hoped it would never come. Now they are all asking why it did.It happened because the Islamic State, the latest version of the Islamo-apocalypytic movement, has decided that Western democracies, representing the “Infidel” world, are no longer prepared to fight even to preserve their comfortable lives. The Paris attacks came on the first day of the Muslim lunar month of Safar, which coincides with the anniversary of Prophet...
  • French Muslims fear repercussions from Paris attacks

    11/15/2015 10:56:16 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 117 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/15/2015 | INGRID MELANDER AND TOM HENEGHAN
    For the second time this year France's Muslims have seen carnage brought to the streets of Paris by a few radical Islamists and fear that they will now suffer as a consequence. The shocking wave of violence on Friday, when heavily armed militants killed 129 people and injured 352 in attacks at a concert hall, bars and a stadium, immediately turned the spotlight on Europe's largest Muslim minority.
  • Current New Hampshire Polling [Cruz Polls Second 12%; Trump leads 29%] Rubio 10, Carson 7

    11/15/2015 10:47:18 AM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 73 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | November 14, 2015 | Unknown
    OK, it's one poll. I have no idea how valid, or really who "Gravis Marketing" is - though I've heard of them before. Still fun and a little interesting. And not out of line with national polls...except as Ben Carson is concerned. Trump - 29 Cruz - 12 Rubio - 10 Christie - 8 Jeb! - 8 Carson - 7 Kasich - 5 Paul - 5 Fiorina - 4 Jindal - 1 Huckster - 1 Hank
  • Michigan governor puts refugee acceptance efforts on hold

    11/15/2015 10:47:06 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    AP via WTOP.com ^ | 11/15/2015 | JEFF KAROUB
    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s Republican governor, who has bucked many party leaders by welcoming Syrian refugees, is putting the efforts on hold following the deadly attacks in Paris. Gov. Rick Snyder said in a statement Sunday that the state is postponing efforts to accept refugees until federal officials fully review security clearances and procedures. He added that Michigan is “proud of our rich history of immigration” but that Michigan’s “first priority is protecting the safety of our residents.” “There will be difficult days ahead for the people of France and they remain in our thoughts and prayers,” he said. “It’s...
  • Post-Paris Attack, Rubio Twists, Turns on Refugee Admissions

    11/15/2015 10:28:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/15/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is standing by his support for bringing Syrian refugees into the United States of America, even after the Paris murder-rampage by some of the many Muslims migrating into Europe. In September, Rubio told CNN that “we would be potentially open to the relocation of some of these [refugee] individuals at some point in time to the United States.” On Saturday, Breitbart asked Rubio’s campaign if he still stands by this statement. In response, Rubio’s spokesman Alex Conant referred Breitbart News to two other previous interviews Rubio has done on the matter—essentially confirming that Rubio still supports,...
  • Hawaii Is Holding an Election That Only Allows People of Certain Racial Background to Vote

    11/15/2015 10:24:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 11/13/15 | Hans von Spakovsky
    It's bad enough having a state hold an election that is racially discriminatory. Now we have a judge willing to allow it to move forward. That would be federal district court Judge J. Michael Seabright (a George W. Bush appointee, surprisingly enough). He's refused to issue an injunction to stop an election in Hawaii to set up a separate government that excludes anyone who doesn't meet the state's definition of "Native Hawaiian." Seabright's deplorable decision in Akina v. State of Hawaii is on an emergency appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals--which, unfortunately, doesn't always seem to believe in...
  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. [FReepathon XLVI]

    11/15/2015 10:16:16 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 163 replies
    Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it. We do not rely on corporate sponsors or well-heeled individuals to provide funds, because we do not want them trying to influence our direction. We do not rely on advertisers, corporate sponsors, affiliates or partners because they come with big strings attached. Look how they tried punishing Trump. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. We are noncommercial, but...
  • The Dude corrects Hillary Clinton on her pronunciation

    11/15/2015 10:16:07 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    Vine Labs ^ | November 14, 2015 | Ian McKenna
    The Dude corrects Hillary Clinton on her pronunciation #DemDebate #nihilism https://vine.co/v/iBXWAdmTneF
  • Woman arrested over beauty salon's 'no Muslims' Paris attack post (UK)

    11/15/2015 10:15:10 AM PST · by PROCON · 62 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Nov. 15, 2015 | Agency
    A 43-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with a "racially abusive" posting on a beauty salon's Facebook page. Thames Valley Police detained the woman after the posting - made following the Paris terrorist attacks - said that people from the "Islamic faith" were no longer welcome at the Blinks of Bicester spa and beauty salon. The Facebook postings read: "Blinks of Bicester are no longer taking bookings from anyone from the Islamic faith whether you are UK granted with passport or not" and "Sorry but time to put my country first".
  • Obama still plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees despite Paris terrorist attacks

    11/15/2015 10:08:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 15, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    A top White House adviser said Sunday that President Obama still plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees even as Republicans insisted that it's all but impossible to stop terrorists from hiding among the migrants. "We're still planning to take in Syrian refugees," Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said on "Fox News Sunday." One of the terrorists in Friday's deadly attacks on Paris reportedly may have used a Syrian passport to enter Europe with a flood of refugees, but Mr. Rhodes expressed confidence in the background-check system. "We have very robust vetting procedures for those refugees. It involves our intelligence...
  • There Is Only One Way to Defeat ISIS

    11/15/2015 9:48:08 AM PST · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 30 replies
    Esquire ^ | 14 November 2015 | Charles P. Pierce
    There was a strange stillness in the news on Saturday morning, a Saturday morning that came earlier in Paris than it did in Des Moines, a city in Iowa, one of the United States of America. The body count had stabilized. The new information came at a slow, stately pace, as though life were rearranging itself out of quiet respect for the dead. The new information came at a slow and stately pace and it arranged itself in the way that you suspected it would arrange itself when the first accounts of the mass murder began to spread out over...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz says the Democratic Party is shrinking

    11/15/2015 9:40:43 AM PST · by Isara · 33 replies
    Politifact ^ | Sunday, November 15th, 2015 | Emma Hinchliffe
    After the first Democratic presidential debate Oct. 13, 2015, Texas Republican Ted Cruz interpreted the crowd’s cheers for proposals to raise taxes as a reason for the decline of the Democratic Party. The day after the debate, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly asked Cruz how he could appeal for votes from Americans cheering on Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator seeking the Democratic nomination, who has stressed how much more the very wealthiest Americans have than the rest of us. "Well," Cruz replied, "it's why the modern Democratic Party is getting smaller and smaller and smaller. What does it say that they're...