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  • President Obama Pardons Turkey for Shooting Down Russian Fighter Jet

    11/26/2015 2:11:34 PM PST · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-26-15 | Wordsmith
    Oh, wait....wrong Turkey. quite like seeing a lame duck president pardoning the national turkey (can you tell which one's which?). Actually, I think our comedian-in-chief is pretty good in this role. Nor did I mind his jab at GOP presidential candidates (I think some of them are turkeys). It was done in lighthearted jest. No harm, no foul, however fowl. While I am sympathetic to the plight of Syrian refugees and consider some of the rhetoric against allowing these refugees into the States to be tinged with hysteria, exaggerations, xenophobia, and Islamophobia, I also find legitimate concerns as well....
  • What to be Thankful and not Thankful for in 2015

    11/26/2015 1:11:25 PM PST · by American Faith Today · 5 replies
    American Faith Today ^ | November 26, 2015 | American Faith Today
    A hastily put together Thanksgiving Day show for you, but I'll try to make sure it's not a total turkey. Taking a look at some of the news stories, with an idea coming in on what I wanted to focus on, being as how it is Thanksgiving Day, I'll put a "I'm thankful for" or "I'm not thankful for" spin on some of these stories, and while many of them are negative, there actually is a dose or two of humor to be found as well. So stay tuned for a show on Black Lives Matter, Syrian refugees, ISIS, Barack...
  • State Department: Iran Deal Is Not ‘Legally Binding’ and Iran Didn’t Sign It

    11/25/2015 7:20:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/25/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama didn't require Iranian leaders to sign the nuclear deal that his team negotiated with the regime, and the deal is not "legally binding," his administration acknowledged in a letter to Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) obtained by National Review. "The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and is not a signed document," wrote Julia Frifield, the State Department assistant secretary for legislative affairs, in the November 19 letter. Frifield wrote the letter in response to a letter Pompeo sent Secretary of State John Kerry, in which he observed that the...
  • Obama: Syrian refugees are like pilgrims on the Mayflower

    11/26/2015 7:56:04 AM PST · by detective · 88 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 26, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    This Thanksgiving, President Obama is calling for Americans to lend a helping hand to another group of pilgrims fleeing persecution. "Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims - men and women who want nothing more than the chance for a safer, better future for themselves and their families," Obama said in his weekly address Thursday. "What makes America America is that we offer that chance."
  • Obama Jokes About Presidential Race at Turkey Pardoning

    11/25/2015 5:22:51 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 31 replies
    Yahoo! News via Reuters ^ | November 25, 2016 | Julia Edwards
    Speaking at his annual Thanksgiving turkey pardoning on Wednesday, President Barack Obama joked about raising teenage daughters, his critics and the 2016 presidential race. "As you may have heard, for months, there has been a fierce competition between a bunch of turkeys trying to win their way into the White House," Obama said.
  • Thanksgiving 2015

    11/26/2015 6:27:55 AM PST · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 26 Nov 15 | Christopher W. Holton
    It’s Thanksgiving Day 2015 and, despite hollow assurances from a president who is increasingly regarded as cavalier about the national security of the United States, the country is on edge. America is on edge because the Islamic State has been allowed to metastasize and spread over the past two years after President Obama dismissed them as the “JV” team. Nor is the Islamic State “contained.” Here is a list of the Jihadist entities stretching from the Philippines to North Africa, that have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.
  • Thanksgiving 2015

    11/26/2015 6:15:08 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-26-2015 | MOTUS
    Happy Thanksgiving!And speaking of turkeys, did you see that Barry issued a special executive order yesterday, granting amnesty to two turkeys and providing them a pathway to citizenship? All they have to do is pay their past taxes plus a small fine and they will be fixed for life! Is this a great country or what?So, as you go about preparing and eating your Thanksgiving dinner, be sure you are prepared to discuss terrorism, Syrian refugees and other officially government sanctioned topics with your young brainwashed relatives. Because they are going to be ready for you!From the DNC Dumb Uncle...
  • Obama can't even pardon a turkey without bashing Republicans

    11/26/2015 5:32:39 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11-26-15 | Carol Brown
    Well it’s that time of year again when the President of the United States pardons a turkey. And Obama being Obama, he used the occasion to bash Republicans, referring to them as “a bunch of turkeys.” More specifically: “As you may have heard, for months there has been a fierce competition between a bunch of turkeys trying to win their way into the White House.” What an obnoxious, thin-skinned, adolescent, insecure, smug, petty, and more than anything, evil little man. Election Day 2016 can’t come soon enough. Let’s make sure we win. And preferably, win big.
  • Furious President Vladimir Putin Promises Erdogan To Arrange 'Big Stalingrad'

    11/26/2015 3:07:16 AM PST · by Strategy · 45 replies
    Ak Zhaik ^ | November 26, 2015 |
    <p>According to the news agency, during the conversation behind closed doors, Russian President Vladimir Putin called Erdogan a dictator and threatened to send him to hell together with the ISIS terrorists, reports.</p> <p>It is reported that Vladimir Putin violated diplomatic procedures, and had a row with the Turkish Ambassador in Moscow, Mr. Umit Erdim, and warned him that the Russian Federation might break off diplomatic relations with his country unless the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ceased supporting the ISIS rebels in Syria, where the only Russian naval base in the Mediterranean is.</p>
  • Obama Admin Sneaks Out 144 Big Regulations Right Before Thanksgiving

    11/25/2015 11:19:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 25, 2015 | 9:19 AM EST | James Gattuso
    President Obama is nothing if not predictable. Required by law to release plans for new regulations twice a year, the administration has consistently done so just before major holidays, when few are paying attention. Thus, it was no surprise to see his fall 2015 regulatory agenda released last Friday, as many Americans focused on Thanksgiving week with family and friends. [...] ... The regulations span the full scope of American life, ranging from labeling requirements for pet food, new test procedures for battery chargers, mandated paid sick leave for contractors, and automatic speed limiters for trucks to a dozen new...
  • Obama: It's illegal for states to refuse Syrian refugees

    11/25/2015 9:47:11 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 70 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/15 | Ben Ariel
    The Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees, reports The Associated Press (AP). The reminder from the White House came amid a growing controversy over the plan to accept Syrian refugees, in the wake of the discovery of a Syrian passport near the body of one assailant in the Paris attacks. No less than 24 states announced earlier this week they would block the program to resettle Syrian migrants within their borders, though White House officials defended the current refugee program. Later, the House...
  • Obama’s new cancer Rx is a war on men

    11/25/2015 8:09:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 25, 2015 | Betsy McCaughey
    If you’re at risk of prostate cancer — in other words, if you’re male — the best place to be is the United States, where survival rates are highest in the world. But not for long, if the Obama administration gets its way in curtailing a test that flags prostate cancer before it spreads. The administration wants to penalize doctors who routinely order the PSA blood test. Under a proposed policy, those doctors will get demerits for being considered over-spenders, while doctors who skip the test will be rewarded with a high “quality” rating from the government — and be...
  • Obama admin says states lack authority to block refugees

    11/25/2015 6:47:00 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid a growing political controversy, the Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees. The Office of Refugee Resettlement said in a letter to state resettlement officials that states may not deny benefits and services to refugees based on a refugee's country of origin or religious affiliation. States that do not comply with the requirement would be breaking the law and could be subject to enforcement action, including suspension or termination of the federally funded program, according to the letter, signed by...
  • Sen. Sessions Reveals 12 Refugee-Jihadis Charged this Year, Hopes to Shrink Obama's...

    11/25/2015 6:17:01 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/24/15 | Neil Munro
    "Sen. Sessions Reveals 12 Refugee-Jihadis Charged this Year, Hopes to Shrink Obama's 2016 Refugee Budget" Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is out with a list of 12 vetted refugees who quickly joined jihad plots to attack the United States. He's spotlighting the refugees-turned-jihadis because he's trying to prod GOP leaders into halting Congress' normal practice of giving the president huge leeway to import foreign migrants and refugees into the United States. This year, Obama is promising to bring in an extra 10,000 low-skill, potentially difficult-to-integrate Syrian migrants into the United States. Sessions and other critics fear he'll use his many powers...
  • 626 Democrat Politicians JRose Up Against Obama, Sent Him A Demand He Didn’t Want To See

    11/25/2015 4:55:37 PM PST · by lbryce · 6 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | November 25, 2015 | Randy Desoto
    Original Title:626 Democrat Politicians Just Rose Up Against Obama And Sent Him A Demand He Didn’t Want To See Over 600 Democrat politicians from 32 states have joined together to oppose the centerpiece of Pres. Obama’s climate change agenda, the Clean Power Plan. “As Democrats committed to a prosperous America and a healthy environment, we believe the United States has a unique opportunity to lead the world in addressing the global climate challenge, and yet do so, as we must, without unduly burdening the American economy or the American people,” the Democratic coalition called CoalBlue said in a letter sent...
  • Obama National Security Address: Don't Sweat It!

    11/25/2015 4:25:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush ^ | November 25, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, I know, I know, Obama's out there, you could predict this. All morning long they have been saying that Obama's gonna address the nation on national security and so forth. And I said, "I wonder when that's gonna start?" And, lo and behold, it started at 12:04. And, no, it's over with, he's finished, and we were never gonna JIP it. Join in progress, little inside real radio announcer terminology. But it's over now, and basically what it was about was Obama telling everybody: Don't sweat it. We got 65 nations. We're going after ISIS. We're...
  • Sen. Sessions Wants to Defund Refugee Admissions Program

    11/25/2015 3:03:16 PM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | November 24, 2015 | Warren Mass
    Speaking on the Senate floor on November 19, Senator Jeff Sessions (shown, R-Ala.) strongly condemned President Obama's request for funding for refugee resettlement, basing his opposition on both economic and security threats found in the president's plan. In his speech, Sessions outlined the reasons behind his opposition to more federal spending for refugee resettlement: Refugees are among the most costly immigration program for several reasons. Refugees are instantly eligible for federal welfare and entitlements. They are low-skilled and frequently lack any kind of formal education. There is a great cost involved - about $6.5 billion lifetime cost per each 10,000...
  • Here we go: Centcom analysts who took negative view of progress against ISIS were told in e-mails...

    11/25/2015 2:14:45 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/23/15 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    "Here we go: Centcom analysts who took negative view of progress against ISIS were told in e-mails to "cut it out" I thought we already knew this, or at least knew the basics of it - defense analysts at Centcom were apparently pressured by their superiors to take a rosier view of the progress against ISIS than was actually warranted. Who precisely wanted the books cooked to suggest things were going well is the key question, which this story doesn't answer. Great thinking, though, by the guilty parties in lying to the public about a jihadi threat, knowing that one...
  • Obama signs defense bill but blasts Gitmo restrictions

    11/25/2015 1:40:26 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama on Wednesday signed a $607 billion annual defense policy bill, even though it includes language that hampers the closure of the Guantanamo Bay military prison. As a presidential candidate Obama pledged to close the controversial detention facility, but has been thwarted repeatedly by Congress, which opposes transferring detainees to the mainland United States. In a rare move, the president issued a signed statement blasting provisions in the bill intended to block the president from moving Guantanamo Bay prisoners to facilities within the U.S. "I am, however, deeply disappointed that the Congress has again failed to take productive action...
  • Cruz: Obama Admin Thinks SUVs Are a Greater Threat Than ISIS, Iran

    11/25/2015 6:22:34 AM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov 24, 2015 | Fox News Insider
    Watch the video at the link. Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz slammed President Obama on "The Kelly File" tonight for being so weak in the fight against radical Islamic terror. "It's gotten to the point that I don't think 'Saturday Night Live' can even parody this president anymore," Cruz said, pointing out that Obama said that next week's climate change summit in Paris would be a "powerful rebuke" to terrorists." "President Obama and John Kerry have both said that they think, essentially, your SUV in the driveway is a greater threat to our security than is ISIS, than is a...
  • Obama's Fast Rising Disapproval Polls

    11/25/2015 1:13:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    Barack Obama's approval scores have plunged into the low 40s as a majority of Americans now say they disapprove of the job he's doing as president. The Gallup Poll's nationwide survey showed this week that between 52 and 53 percent of adult Americans gave Obama failing grades on his performance in office. Only 43 percent approved of the job he's been doing. His sluggish, sub-par, part-time-job economy was the chief factor, as it has been throughout his presidency. But the sharp rise in deadly terrorist attacks in Europe and reports of plots on the United States contributed to fears that...
  • State Department: Iran Deal Is Not ‘Legally Binding’ and Iran Didn’t Sign It

    11/25/2015 11:45:47 AM PST · by GilGil · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/24/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama didn’t require Iranian leaders to sign the nuclear deal that his team negotiated with the regime, and the deal is not “legally binding,” his administration acknowledged in a letter to Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) obtained by National Review. “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and is not a signed document,” wrote Julia Frifield, the State Department assistant secretary for legislative affairs, in the November 19 letter.
  • Obama Security Advisor: 'Ground Forces in Syria Are Not Sustainable'

    11/25/2015 11:44:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | November 19, 2015 – 05:45 PM | Holger Stark
    Ben Rhodes, US President Barack Obama's deputy national security advisor, discusses the similarities between the Paris attacks and 9/11, the security risk posed by the refugee crisis and why the US won't send ground troops to Syria. [...] "The President believes that the lesson we have to take away from the last decade is that ground invasions and occupations of countries in the Middle East are not the most effective way of addressing terrorism, because they are costly and difficult to sustain, but also because you are going to need a mixture of anti-terrorism efforts and local political stability and...
  • Obama welcomes an Islamist Trojan horse: Consider who is selecting our refugees

    11/25/2015 11:39:03 AM PST · by taildragger · 14 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 11/24/2015 | Jeff Kuhner
    “President Obama is a threat to our country,” Donald Trump told me in a recent interview. He’s right. Mr. Obama now poses a clear and present danger to America. His stubborn insistence on resettling so-called “refugees” from Syria threatens to Balkanize our country and subvert it from within. The president is willing to potentially sacrifice countless Americans on the altar of liberal multiculturalism. He is gambling with our lives.
  • Obama: No ‘credible intelligence’ of imminent attack on U.S. over Thanksgiving

    11/25/2015 9:59:07 AM PST · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 25, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    Saying U.S. counter-terrorism officials haven't uncovered any credible threat of pending attacks, President Obama urged Americans Wednesday to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. "Right now, we know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland," Mr. Obama said after meeting in the White House situation room with FBI Director James B. Comey, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and others. "We continue to do everything possible to prevent attacks at home and abroad." Mr. Obama said it's "understandable" for Americans to worry about terrorist attacks following the Nov. 13 killing spree in Paris by extremists of the Islamic...

    11/25/2015 8:49:32 AM PST · by Biggirl · 62 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Foxnews.Com
    Via Live Video.
  • A Rotten Turkey for Thanksgiving

    11/25/2015 8:23:37 AM PST · by amorphous · 24 replies
    Jim Sinclair's Mine Set ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | Jim Sinclair & filed under Bill Holter
    By now you have heard the news of a Russian fighter being shot down over Turkey. There are conflicting reports as to whether the plane was in Turkish or Syrian airspace. Another unknown is whether the plane was shot down from the air or ground. Also conflicting as to whether the pilots were dead prior to landing, or executed while parachuting down or after landing. Add to this the destruction of a Russian search helicopter by an anti tank "TOW". The ramifications of these events are mind boggling to say the least. While sitting down to write this, a news...
  • Will Global Warming Bake My Turkey?

    11/25/2015 8:11:23 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-25-2015 | MOTUS
    It’s not as if this is the first time Barry has conflated terrorism with global warming: “Wednesday is Earth Day, a day to appreciate and protect this precious planet we call home. And today, there’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change.” It only seems like Islamo-fascists have been trying to wipe out Western civilization for as long as earth’s climate has been changing. “Stifle yourself! You’re causing global warming/cooling/climate change.”The truth however is that the earth’s climate has been changing since it’s inception while the Muslim scourge has only been in our midst for the better part...
  • Cruz: This president is beyond parody

    11/25/2015 3:19:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 137 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/24/15 | Daniel Chaitin
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, R-Tex., criticized President Obama for being "out of touch" for comments he made Tuesday suggesting that stopping climate change would send a strong message to the Islamic State that Western values cannot be deterred by terrorism. Cruz, speaking to Fox News' Megyn Kelly, condemned Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry for telling Americans "that they think essentially your SUV in the driveway is a greater threat to our security than is ISIS, than is a nuclear Iran and it makes no sense whatsoever." "You know what would be a real rebuke to ISIS? When we...
  • Steve and Babs, Barry is no Friend of Jews (Deathwish?)

    11/25/2015 6:53:14 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 12 replies
    pix ^ | 11/25/2015 | CharlesOconnell
  • Chicago homicides [433 so far in 2015, protests in the street over ONE]

    11/25/2015 5:45:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    ....based on around-the-clock reporting by the Chicago Tribune staff....
  • Barack Obama, President Oh-bummer (Wash Post slams Obama)

    11/25/2015 5:41:17 AM PST · by bestintxas · 34 replies
    wash post ^ | 11/24/15 | d millbank
    The two presidents stood in the East Room on Tuesday afternoon, united in their goal of defeating the Islamic State but separated by a stylistic gulf as vast as the Atlantic. On the left, facing the cameras, was François Hollande, war president. He spoke of “cowardly murderers” who “dishonor humanity,” of a “relentless determination to fight terrorism everywhere and anywhere,” of “an implacable joint response,” of “hunting down their leaders” and “taking back the land.” On the right stood Barack Obama, President Oh-bummer. Defeating the Islamic State? “That’s going to be a process that involves hard, methodical work. It’s not...
  • No,The Islamic State Will Not Be Defeated-And If It Is,We Still Lose

    11/25/2015 3:06:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 31 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Barack Obama has now created an unwinnable war. While all of the 2016 candidates declare their strategies for victory against ISIS, President Obama’s leading from behind has now entered the Middle East and the West into a free-for-all that cannot end any way but poorly.

    11/25/2015 3:01:58 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    Originally published by the Jerusalem Post. Since the Islamic State attacks in Paris on November 13, we have seen the development of a new, and strange justification for the Obama administration’s insistent refusal to jettison its manifestly failed strategy of contending with IS specifically and with Islamic terrorism generally.
  • Peace for our time, President Obama?

    11/24/2015 10:31:46 PM PST · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 24, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    On September 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain landed at Heston Aerodrome in England and spoke to the crowds there: “The settlement of the Czechoslovakian problem, which has now been achieved is, in my view, only the prelude to a larger settlement in which all Europe may find peace. This morning I had another talk with the German Chancellor, Herr Hitler, and here is the paper which bears his name upon it as well as mine. Some of you, perhaps, have already heard what it contains but I would just like to read it to you: … We regard...
  • Sen. Sessions Reveals 15 Refugee Jihadis, Hopes To Shrink Obama’s 2016 Refugee Budget

    11/24/2015 6:54:58 PM PST · by xzins · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | Neil Munro
    Sen. Jeff Sessions is out with a list of 15 vetted refugees who quickly joined jihad plots to attack the United States. He’s spotlighting the refugees-turned-jihadis because he’s trying to prod GOP leaders into halting Congress’ normal practice of giving the president huge leeway to import foreign migrants and refugees into the United States. Liban Haji Mohamed providing material support to Harakat Shabaab Al-Mujahidin, also known as Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda Abdinassir Mohamud Ibrahim sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for conspiring to provide material support to Al-Shabaab Abdullah Ramo Pazara left the United States to go to Syria and...

    11/24/2015 10:12:40 PM PST · by lbryce · 97 replies
    FrontPage ^ | November 23, 2015 | Staff
    Obama always claims he found out about scandals from the "news". He only ramps up the fight against ISIS, when the media's reporting makes it obvious that the group is still a problem. So he has an obvious solution. If the media would just stop covering ISIS, it wouldn't be a problem. “The media needs to help in this,” he said, admitting that it has been a “difficult week,” with the threat posed by ISIS becoming a primary focus in the media. “One of the things that has to happen is how we report on this has to maintain perspective,...
  • Beirut on the Seine

    11/24/2015 10:02:46 PM PST · by wayne_shrugged · 3 replies
    Justin Washington The Blogger ^ | 11/24/2015 | Justin Washington
    In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, Nov. 13, it has come to light that Brian Williams was actually on the ground reporting from all the physical attack locations in Paris simultaneously. Apparently, Mr. Williams -- slightly injured in the attacks -- interviewed Hillary Clinton, and she stated that the cause of the attacks was a YouTube film. When asked to identify which film, she said that that information was highly classified and contained on one of her personal file servers which has been temporarily misplaced. Immediately after the 3 explosions outside the Stade de France...
  • Obama Says He’ll Rebuke ISIS By Talking About Climate Change

    11/24/2015 6:34:01 PM PST · by Lorianne · 83 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 24 November 2014 | The Federalist Staff
    "What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be." ___ President Barack Obama said during a press conference on Tuesday that his plans to attend a climate change summit in December will serve as a “powerful rebuke” to ISIS, which took credit for brutal terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and injured hundreds more. While standing alongside French president François Hollande in a joint news conference at the White House, Obama explained that his attendance at next month’s World Climate Summit will put ISIS in its place. “Next week I will be joining President Hollande and other...

    11/24/2015 6:10:19 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 192 replies
    WND ^ | 24 Nov 15 | Douglas Ernst and Matt Drudge
    Matt Drudge: 'America has been arming ISIS'Rare tweet by media giant alludes to sinister Obama policy Matt Drudge’s first tweet in months came with a cryptic message: “America has been arming ISIS.” The Obama administration has been plagued for weeks over news U.S. weapons supplied to Syrian rebels were inadvertently winding up in the hands of terror groups. The media giant’s tweet on Tuesday alludes to something far more sinister. Major media outlets covered the ineptitude of Obama’s U.S.-trained rebels in early November, but there was no evidence he purposefully sent weapons to terror networks determined to attack America....
  • Obama calls Turkish president to discuss downing of Russian warplane

    11/24/2015 6:06:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 24, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed on the need to reduce tensions after Turkish jets shot down a Russian warplane flying near the country's border with Syria, the White House said Tuesday. Obama voiced support "for Turkey's right to defend its sovereignty" during a phone call with Erdogan, according to a White House statement. "The leaders agreed on the importance of de-escalating the situation and pursuing arrangements to ensure that such incidents do not happen again," the White House added. U.S. and NATO officials said Tuesday the Russian jet entered Turkish airspace, according to the Associated Press....
  • Obama Will Show Terrorists Who’s Boss With Climate Change Conference

    11/24/2015 5:38:53 PM PST · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    am spectator ^ | 11/24/15 | e zanotti
    ext week, the world's leaders will converge on Paris to discuss whether humanity is burning up the ozone layer and how best to address the problem (hint: the solution will probably include a plea for more governmental authority in monitoring and controlling humanity's energy consumption and, probably, taxes). And, thankfully, according to our fearless leader who has been completely absent from the world stage following the Paris terror attacks, such a gathering will not only end our global reliance on fossil fuels, but it will also demonstrate to a homicidal Islamic apocalypse cult that we are a strong, global presence...
  • Obama: Global Climate Conference in Paris Will Be ‘Powerful Rebuke’ To Terrorists [chortle]

    11/24/2015 4:13:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/24/15 | Aaron Kliegman
    President Obama concluded his formal remarks at a joint press conference with French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday by saying that next week’s Global Climate Conference in Paris will be a “powerful rebuke” to terrorists such as the Islamic State.Appearing together in the White House East Room, Obama and Hollande each made a statement on the current state of the effort to counter the Islamic State before taking questions from the press.After expressing solidarity with France in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris carried out by Islamic State and discussing more broadly the campaign against the jihadist group,...
  • Ted Cruz's Protectionist Gamble

    11/24/2015 3:14:52 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/24/2015 | Elaina Plott
    On Friday, during a campaign stop in Harlan, Iowa, Ted Cruz made clear his stance on President Obama's Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), telling a crowd of supporters that the colossal 12 nation trade accord was "deeply concerning." "There are a number of Republicans on that [debate] stage who support TPP, who support [Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)]," Cruz said, according to the Des Moines Register. "I voted against TPA, and I intend to vote against TPP." Now that the 5,594-page text of the TPP has been made public, grassroots conservatives are voicing their case against the deal, and Cruz is staking...
  • HIDDEN CAM: Lovefest Between Top Clinton Aide Huma Abedin and Syrian Refugees

    11/24/2015 2:47:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Lovefest Between Top Clinton Aide Huma Abedin and Syrian Refugees Captured on Undercover Video Syrian Refugees in Greece Open to Use of Fake Passports Also Support Clinton Campaign Under Orders Not to Record or Post Video at NYC Clinton Fundraiser, Huma Expresses Support of Syrian Refugees Syrian Refugees Hope to Make it to Germany and Eventually U.S. While Clinton Campaign Supports Their Trek  (New York) Best-selling author and award winning video journalist James O’Keefe has just released undercover video of two related events dealing with Syrian refugees. The first of these is at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser for women, where...
  • Militants Attack Hotel in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, Killing at Least 7

    11/24/2015 2:30:54 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 18 replies ^ | NOV. 24, 2015 | KAREEM FAHIM
    Militants Attack Hotel in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, Killing at Least 7 By KAREEM FAHIMNOV. 24, 2015 CAIRO — Islamic State militants attacked a hotel in the northern Sinai Peninsula of Egypt with explosives and gunfire early on Tuesday, killing at least seven people, including a judge, according to security officials, Egyptian state media and a statement by the group. The hotel, the Swiss Inn Resort in El Arish, was housing judges who were monitoring Egypt’s parliamentary elections, an important political milestone for the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The militants were able to penetrate the hotel despite the heavy...
  • A shocking number of Americans don't have a toilet

    11/24/2015 2:37:43 PM PST · by Angels27 · 90 replies
    The Week ^ | 11/24/15 | Brian Patrick Byrne
    Did you celebrate World Toilet Day? The recent holiday is a good reminder to rejoice as you read this article on your phone, maybe even while sitting comfortably on a modern, porcelain toilet, which flushes with water so crystalline clean you could, in hard times, drink it without too much fear of dying. (We do not recommend doing that, by the way.) Going to the toilet wasn't always such a pleasant, risk-free experience for everyone, and even today, many people in America still go without proper sanitation. As recently as 1990, the rural stereotype of dropping trou in a shack...
  • Obama pokes Putin, says jet shoot-down part of ‘ongoing problem’ with Russians

    11/24/2015 2:35:31 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 92 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 24 Nov 15 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama said the shoot-down "points to an ongoing problem with the Russian operations" in Syria, including attacks against moderate Syrian opposition groups near the Turkish border. If Russia were going after the Islamic State instead, Mr. Obama said, such mistakes "are less likely to occur." He said it’s important for Turkish and Russian officials to communicate and to "discourage any kind of escalation." French President Francois Hollande called the incident "a serious one." "We must prevent an escalation," he said. Mr. Obama said the U.S. is still gathering facts of the shoot-down, but said Turkey "has a right to...
  • The little-known group at the center of the Turkey-Russia crisis (He looks like an ISIS to me)

    11/24/2015 2:14:29 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 14 replies ^ | November 24, 2015, 2:50 p.m. ET | Jennifer Williams
    The little-known group at the center of the Turkey-Russia crisis Updated by Jennifer Williams on November 24, 2015, 2:50 p.m. ET @jenn_ruth Jennifer R. Williams: How do you think this incident will affect Turkish-Russian relations? Henri Barkey: Until recently, the Turks and the Russians had succeeded in compartmentalizing their differences over Syria. Because they're on opposite sides: Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, the Turks have tried to do everything they could to overthrow Assad, and Russia has done everything they could to keep Assad in power. But it didn't affect the relationship between [Turkish President Recep...
  • Terrorism Deaths Quadruple Under Obama

    11/24/2015 2:10:36 PM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies ^ | November 24, 2015 | Chriss W. Street
    The worldwide number of annual terrorist deaths has more than quadrupled since President Barack Obama was inaugurated in January 2009. Deaths from terrorism increased 80 percent last year to an all-time-record of 32,658 people killed, compared to 18,111 in 2013. The number is up about 426 percent from the 7,654 killed by terrorists in 2008 under President Bush, according to the latest report from ‘Vision of Humanity.’