Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Patent workers paid to exercise, shop, do chores: report - Washington Times

Patent workers paid to exercise, shop, do chores: report - Washington Times: Dozens of employees working for an obscure federal agency went years with little work to do, allowing them to collect salaries and bonuses while they shopped online, caught up on chores, watched television or walked the dog, an investigation revealed Tuesday.

The probe by the Commerce Department’s inspector general found that paralegals at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s appeals board were paid more than $5 million for their time even though there was so little work for them to do that supervisors didn’t care how they used it.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Captains Deployed to Afghanistan Get ‘Pink Slip' | Military.com

Captains Deployed to Afghanistan Get ‘Pink Slip' | Military.com: At least 48 Army captains serving in Afghanistan are among nearly 1,200 captains who have essentially been given pink slips forcing them to leave the military as part of the Army's drawdown, service officials said Wednesday.

In addition to the 48 in Afghanistan, another 39 captains deployed overseas were also on the so-called captains' "hit list" for separation from the service in seven to nine months, the officials said.

A senior Army official defended the move to tell captains in Afghanistan that they had been chosen for separation rather than wait until their tours in the combat zone had ended.

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'Big Brother' airport installs world’s first real-time passenger tracking system - Telegraph

'Big Brother' airport installs world’s first real-time passenger tracking system - Telegraph: All mobile phones logged into the Wi-Fi network at Helsinki Airport will be monitored by an in-house tracking system that identifies passengers’ real-time movements.

The technology has been criticised by privacy advocate groups, but is said to be aimed at monitoring crowds and preventing bottlenecking at the airport, which sees around 15 million passengers a year, Bloomberg reports.

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Warm Water Sparks Flesh-Eating Disease Warning in Florida - ABC News

Warm Water Sparks Flesh-Eating Disease Warning in Florida - ABC News: Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes to cause flesh-eating disease.

Vibrio vulnificus –- a cousin of the bacterium that causes Cholera –- thrives in warm saltwater, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If ingested, it can cause stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea. But it can also infect open wounds and lead to “skin breakdown and ulceration,” according to the CDC.

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Accused Gunman Has Exciting Few Days In Custody | The Smoking Gun

Accused Gunman Has Exciting Few Days In Custody | The Smoking Gun: JULY 28--In advance of voluntarily surrendering to face attempted murder charges, an Indiana man allegedly stuffed baggies containing tobacco and marijuana in his rectum, contraband that he subsequently stuffed in his mouth when it was spotted by jailers conducting a strip search, according to investigators.

During an “unclothed body search” Friday evening at the Vanderburgh County Detention Center, Terrence Lewis, 32, was allegedly found in possession of one gram of pot and some tobacco.

“After Lewis was undressed, I gave him instructions to bend at the waist,” reported Deputy Timothy Money, who added that he spied “a foreign object protruding” from Lewis’s “anus area.” At this point, “Lewis quickly grabbed the object from his anus area and stuck it in his mouth.”

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Jeff Sessions: House Border Bill Is a 'Surrender To a Lawless President' | National Review Online

Jeff Sessions: House Border Bill Is a 'Surrender To a Lawless President' | National Review Online: Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) denounced the House Republican border bill as a “surrender to a lawless president” because the legislation does not include any language to prevent President Obama from expanding his unilateral legalization of illegal immigrants.

Here’s the statement:

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Nigeria isolates hospital in Lagos as Obama briefed on Ebola outbreak - Yahoo News

Nigeria isolates hospital in Lagos as Obama briefed on Ebola outbreak - Yahoo News: The Nigerian city of Lagos shut and quarantined a hospital on Monday where a Liberian man died of the Ebola virus, the first recorded case of the highly-infectious disease in Africa's most populous country.

Patrick Sawyer, a consultant for Liberia's Finance Ministry in his 40s, collapsed on arrival at the Lagos airport on July 20. He was put in isolation at the First Consultants Hospital in Obalende, one of the most crowded parts of a city that is home to 21 million people. He died on Friday.

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Ebola can spread like 'forest fire,' US warns - Yahoo News

Ebola can spread like 'forest fire,' US warns - Yahoo News: Washington (AFP) - The deadly Ebola virus can spread like a forest fire, US health authorities said Monday, urging travelers to West Africa to take extra precautions amid the largest outbreak in history.

Since March, there have been 1,201 cases of Ebola and 672 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

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Average Price of Electricity Climbs to All-Time Record | CNS News

Average Price of Electricity Climbs to All-Time Record | CNS News: For the first time ever, the average price for a kilowatthour (KWH) of electricity in the United States has broken through the 14-cent mark, climbing to a record 14.3 cents in June, according to data released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Body of Child Found in Wheelwell of US Military Aircraft That Landed in Germany - ABC News

Body of Child Found in Wheelwell of US Military Aircraft That Landed in Germany - ABC News: The body of a male adolescent was found Sunday night in the wheel-well of a U.S. Air Force C-130 at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany after the plane had arrived from a flight that originated in Africa, a U.S. official confirmed today.

The body was found trapped in a compartment above the aircraft’s rear landing gear, Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said.

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Ebola outbreak: Victim who sparked fears of global epidemic was on way home to US - Telegraph

Ebola outbreak: Victim who sparked fears of global epidemic was on way home to US - Telegraph: An Ebola victim who was allowed to board an international flight was an American citizen on his way home to the United States, it has emerged.

Patrick Sawyer worked for the Liberian government and was visiting his sister there when he developed symptoms while on a plane to Nigeria. He was quarantined on arrival in Lagos and died on Friday.

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Texas Sheriffs Speak Out On Illegal Immigration | The Daily Caller

Texas Sheriffs Speak Out On Illegal Immigration | The Daily Caller: The influx of illegal immigrants into southern Texas is depleting law enforcement resources and causing heavy amounts of damage in the area, said several sheriffs gathered for the annual Sheriff’s Association of Texas convention.

“The damage is constant,” Brooks County chief deputy Benny Martinez told News 4 San Antonio at the conference, held in San Antonio on Monday and Tuesday.

Martinez estimated that 85 percent of cases he handles are related to immigration issues and that his rural county is not equipped to handle the workload.

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Smugglers, rainstorm combine to poke holes in border fence - Washington Times

Smugglers, rainstorm combine to poke holes in border fence - Washington Times: A rainstorm knocked over part of the border fence in Arizona this weekend, even as smugglers were cutting their way through another part of the fence less than a few miles away — leaving a hole big enough to drive a vehicle through, according to the Nogales International.

Contractors were using blow torches to patch the fence Monday, the paper reported — but the reporter said there didn’t appear to be any special precautions taken to step up patrols near the breach.

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Feds to illegals: Come back to court in 2020

Feds to illegals: Come back to court in 2020: WASHINGTON – The U.S. congressman said his trip to the border showed him the mind-boggling nature of the problem in a nutshell.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, described to a hearing held by the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday morning how he saw illegal immigrants arrive on the border, claim asylum, and then be given a court date as far in the future as 2020.

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Man Who Died of Ebola in Nigeria Was American Citizen: Wife - NBC News.com

Man Who Died of Ebola in Nigeria Was American Citizen: Wife - NBC News.com: The Ebola outbreak that has killed hundreds of people in west Africa has claimed its first American; a former Minnesota man working for the Liberian government. Patrick Sawyer, 40, collapsed July 20 in Lagos, Nigeria, after getting off an Arik Air flight from Liberia. He was planning a visit home next month, his wife in Minnesota said. Sawyer was quarantined in a hospital before his death Friday, and Liberia has closed its borders to try and contain the outbreak of the highly infectious disease affecting three West African nations. Sawyer was a consultant for the Liberian Ministry of Finance and lived in the country for work since 2008. His wife and three young daughters — ages 5, 4 and 1 — still reside in the Minneapolis suburb of Coon Rapids, reported NBC affiliate KARE.

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Older Men With Guns Rob Pharmacy, Make Off With Viagra, Other Drugs « CBS Chicago

Older Men With Guns Rob Pharmacy, Make Off With Viagra, Other Drugs « CBS Chicago: In broad daylight, two older men armed with guns held up a medical clinic on the West Side and made off with hundreds of dollars’ worth of Viagra and other drugs.

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports from Chicago’s Austin community.

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Hillary Clinton asked if she has 'millions,' responds, 'yes, yes, indeed!' | WashingtonExaminer.com

Hillary Clinton asked if she has 'millions,' responds, 'yes, yes, indeed!' | WashingtonExaminer.com: Potential Democratic 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who stumbled at the opening of her recent book tour by saying she and her husband Bill Clinton were “dead broke” upon leaving the White House in 2000, refused to put an exact number on her worth in an new interview.

Talking shop with Fusion's America with Jorge Ramos, she fudged her wealth that has been pegged at about $80 million.

Asked about her net worth in the interview airing today, she said that it is “within a range, yeah.” Clinton added that “we have two very nice houses, which we are very proud of, and not selling anytime time soon.”

When Ramos then said “but millions,” Clinton responded, “Yes, yes indeed!”

The Clinton watchdog group America Rising distributed the video of the Ramos interview today.
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Israeli Official To Obama: ‘Leave Us Alone’ « CBS DC

Israeli Official To Obama: ‘Leave Us Alone’ « CBS DC: A top Israeli official wants President Barack Obama to stop meddling with the Jewish state during its conflict with Hamas in Gaza.

Speaking to Israel’s Army Radio, Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel criticized Obama telling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that there should be an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

“Leave us alone,” Ariel told Army Radio, directing his words at Obama. “Go focus on Syria.”

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Boehner rules out impeachment: 'Scam started by Democrats' - Washington Times

Boehner rules out impeachment: 'Scam started by Democrats' - Washington Times: Talk of impeachment was cooked up by a White House desperate for something to rally Democrats ahead of November’s elections, House Speaker John A. Boehner said Tuesday, flatly ruling out any action on the controversial suggestion.

“We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future plans,” Mr. Beohner said. “Listen, it’s all a scam started by Democrats at the White House.”

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Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration | SRN News

Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration | SRN News: WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November’s mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration.

Such a large-scale move on immigration could scramble election-year politics and lead some conservative Republicans to push for impeachment proceedings against President Obama, a prospect White House officials have openly discussed.

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U.S. surveillance programs threaten freedom of press, report says - Yahoo News

U.S. surveillance programs threaten freedom of press, report says - Yahoo News: U.S. surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to speak to the press anonymously, two rights groups said on Monday.

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Michelle Nunn’s Campaign Plan | National Review Online

Michelle Nunn’s Campaign Plan | National Review Online: Michelle Nunn can come across as a “lightweight,” “too liberal,” not a “real Georgian.” While she served as CEO for the Points of Light Foundation, the organization gave grants to “inmates” and “terrorists.” And her Senate campaign must feature images of her and her family “in rural settings with rural-oriented imagery” because the Atlanta-based candidate will struggle to connect with rural voters.

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Politicking off impeachment chatter - Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan - POLITICO.com

Politicking off impeachment chatter - Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan - POLITICO.com: Something very strange is happening on Capitol Hill. Democrats can’t talk enough about impeaching a president of their own party. And Republicans keep saying that there isn’t a chance they’ll give it a try.

With just three days left until Congress recesses for the month of August, Democrats have successfully kept alive the idea that Speaker John Boehner is mulling impeaching President Barack Obama — an option the Ohio Republican insists he isn’t pursuing.

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

News from The Associated Press: WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

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Georgia girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

The Associated Press: A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.

Oceana Irizzary's father also was killed Sunday. The two, of Fort Stewart, Georgia, were walking along Caspersen Beach in Venice on Sunday afternoon when the 1972 Piper Cherokee plane made an emergency landing after reporting problems.

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John Kerry’s big blunder in seeking an Israel-Gaza cease-fire - The Washington Post

John Kerry’s big blunder in seeking an Israel-Gaza cease-fire - The Washington Post: Secretary of State John Kerry has made a significant mistake in how he’s pursuing a Gaza cease-fire — and it’s not surprising that he has upset both the Israelis and some moderate Palestinians.

Kerry’s error has been to put so much emphasis on achieving a quick halt to the bloodshed that he has solidified the role of Hamas, the intractable, unpopular Islamist group that leads Gaza, along with the two hard-line Islamist nations that are its key supporters, Qatar and Turkey. In the process, he has undercut not simply the Israelis but also the Egyptians and the Fatah movement that runs the Palestinian Authority, all of which want to see an end to Hamas rule in Gaza.

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Fearing Obama Unilateral Amnesty Threats, Tea Party Jams Congress's Phone Lines

Fearing Obama Unilateral Amnesty Threats, Tea Party Jams Congress's Phone Lines: The phone lines are jammed.

The American people have risen up in response to a rallying cry from Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), overloading the phone lines on Capitol Hill to pressure their members of Congress to fight against President Obama’s planned executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.

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John Boehner Does Not Mention Immigration in Op-Ed on Obama Lawsuit

John Boehner Does Not Mention Immigration in Op-Ed on Obama Lawsuit: President Obama is practically shouting from the rooftops that he's about to grant a new unilateral amnesty to as many as six million illegal aliens, but the topic of immigration does not come up in a new op-ed from Speaker John Boehner explaining his lawsuit against Obama for lawlessness.

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GOP Senate candidate: Obama needs to visit Central America - Washington Times

GOP Senate candidate: Obama needs to visit Central America - Washington Times: As the surge of illegal immigrant children roils campaigns, one prominent Republican candidate Monday demanded President Obama schedule a personal trip to Central America to try to halt the flow.

Ben Sasse, the GOP’s nominee for the open Senate seat from Nebraska, said Mr. Obama has been soft-pedaling the matter and needs to take a more personal stand.

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Illegal immigrants protest outside White House, with little fear of repercussions | Fox News

Illegal immigrants protest outside White House, with little fear of repercussions | Fox News: Illegal immigrant demonstrators were protesting outside the White House on Monday – but don’t expect America’s immigration officers to intervene.

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement official indicated that even if the protesters end up getting arrested by D.C. police, they’d have to be serious criminals for ICE to get involved.

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What Obama has to gain by being impeached

What Obama has to gain by being impeached: After one, first-hand look at the immigration crisis at the U.S. border with Mexico, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, commented, “President Obama is begging to be impeached.”

It turns out, he’s not the only the congressman thinking the same thing.

As WND reported, Stockman theorized, “He wants us to impeach him now, before the midterm election because his senior advisers believe that is the only chance the Democratic Party has to avoid a major electoral defeat. Evidently Obama believes impeachment could motivate the Democratic Party base to come out and vote.”

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BREAKING: Kanye West Announces He’ll Leave The United States Because Of Racism | The Minority Report Blog

BREAKING: Kanye West Announces He’ll Leave The United States Because Of Racism | The Minority Report Blog: Yep, the United States is so racist that Kanye West was able to become a multi-multi millionaire here. He probably does need to travel more to find out how little racism affects success in the United States compared to most of the rest of the world. This reminds me of when Johnny Depp said he and his family were moving to Paris, France because the United States was too violent. Then the reality of Muslim riots in Paris with many cars being burned each night set in. Remember that? Yeah, after a few years Depp moved back to the States. Kanye West leaving the U.S. because it is so racist? The U.S. is so racist that it allows you to come and go as you please on your own private jet Kanye. What an elitist ignoramus.

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Obama inviting ‘invasion of murderers, gang members’

Obama inviting ‘invasion of murderers, gang members’: As the Obama administration struggles to define the current wave of unaccompanied minors as a tale of refugees escaping violence, government border officials are telling a frighteningly different story of the infiltration of criminal gang members and confessed murderers along with thousands of potential recruits.

Some 70 percent of the youths – boys and girls alike – have been raped or otherwise sexually assaulted on their dangerous trip north to the Rio Grande, according to officials.

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Rush: Obama trying ‘very hard’ to be impeached

Rush: Obama trying ‘very hard’ to be impeached: President Obama is trying “very hard” to coax Republicans into impeaching him. That according to talk-radio giant Rush Limbaugh, who says Obama’s actions letting illegal aliens into the U.S. is part of that strategy.

“He is really trying to goad the House Republicans into impeaching him. Really trying, I mean, very hard,” Limbaugh said on his national broadcast Monday. “It’s become obvious. It’s so obvious, he’s not fooling anybody.”

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Obama Thanks Muslims for ‘Building the Very Fabric of Our Nation’

Obama Thanks Muslims for ‘Building the Very Fabric of Our Nation’: From the White House website, posted on Sunday, July 27 (emphasis added):

As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families. This last month has been a time of fasting, reflection, spiritual renewal, and service to the less fortunate. While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease.

In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.

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8 Times Kerry Betrayed Israel

8 Times Kerry Betrayed Israel: Secretary of State John Kerry has long been considered an integral part of President Obama’s foreign policy team. And for just as long, he has been an anti-Israel advocate par excellence, an opponent of the Jewish State’s right to defend itself, a man dedicated to pressuring our only ally in the Middle East to concede to terror.

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'We are looking at the beginnings of a Holocaust' | JPost | Israel News

'We are looking at the beginnings of a Holocaust' | JPost | Israel News: The situation facing European Jewry is “simply intolerable, unacceptable and inexcusable,” Israeli Jewish Congress president Vladimir Sloutsker told MKs and foreign diplomats at a special session of the Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Committee on Monday.

Calling the rise in anti-Semitic incidents accompanying Israel’s invasion of Gaza an “SOS situation,” Sloutsker warned that if left unchecked, such behavior could lead to another European genocide.

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Meet the people Obama doesn’t want to come to America | Fox News

Meet the people Obama doesn’t want to come to America | Fox News: Earlier this month President Obama called the tsunami of illegal immigrants crossing the border “the best and the brightest.”

“We shouldn’t be making it harder for the best and the brightest to come here, create jobs here, grow our economy here,” the president told new U.S. citizens at a White House ceremony. “We should make it easier.”

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Democrat shuts off power to the White House | Conservative Byte

Democrat shuts off power to the White House | Conservative Byte: Liberals seem to think we’ll forget that they supported Obama.
Check it out:

Incumbent Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller will retire rather than run for re-election in West Virginia. Natalie Tennant, the Democratic nominee to replace Rockefeller, is facing off against Rep. Shelley Capito, the Republican nominee.

Polls show Capito with a sizable lead.

The state has been becoming more and more red in recent years. In the 2012 presidential election, GOP nominee Mitt Romney carried it 62-36 over President Obama.

Tennant, bowing to political reality, is trying to distance herself from Obama. That may prove to be a tough sell.

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Obama's Brother Joins Hamas?

Obama's Brother Joins Hamas?: In case you’ve wondered why Barack Obama has abandoned Israel and seems to be siding with Hamas in the current conflict, wonder no more.

A year ago I wrote about Obama’s older half-brother Malik Obama:

“In addition to illegally operating the non-profit organization, Barack H. Obama Foundation, Malik Obama currently works as the Executive Secretary of the Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO). The US State Department considers the government of Sudan to be a terrorist organization and it just so happens that the IDO was created by that same Sudanese government.”

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Watch This Fantastic Response To A Gay Man Who Wants to Redefine Marriage

Watch This Fantastic Response To A Gay Man Who Wants to Redefine Marriage: “Why should I, as a gay man, be denied the same right to file a joint tax return with my potential husband that a straight couple has?” The Heritage Foundation’s Ryan T. Anderson answers by explaining the differences between the law’s interest and civil rights as a basis for marriage.

In other words: If ‘civil rights’ are the basis for gay marriage, would it not also be discrimination to deny “marriages” to pedophiles, thruples & polygamists? As the law is concerned, none of these relationships are to be defined as marriages.

Do you agree?

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N. Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House - Yahoo News

N. Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House - Yahoo News: A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula.

The threat came from Hwang Pyong-So, director of the military's General Political Bureau, during a speech to a large military rally in Pyongyang Sunday on the anniversary of the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War.

Hwang, who holds the rank of vice marshal in the Korean People's Army, said a recent series of South Korea-US military drills, one of which included the deployment of a nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier, had ramped up tensions.

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Chinese Missile Forces Pose Threat to U.S. in Future Conflict | Washington Free Beacon

Chinese Missile Forces Pose Threat to U.S. in Future Conflict | Washington Free Beacon: China’s advanced cruise and ballistic missiles pose a significant threat in future conflict with the United States, the chief of naval operations (CNO) warned last week.

Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the CNO, also said during a security conference Friday that China is building a second aircraft carrier that could be deployed in the not too distant future.

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77% want illegals sent home, 81% say it's a serious issue | WashingtonExaminer.com

77% want illegals sent home, 81% say it's a serious issue | WashingtonExaminer.com: A huge majority of Americans, 81 percent, believe the new immigration crisis of unaccompanied children streaming over the U.S.-Mexico border is serious, and almost as many want them gone -- some even if it's not safe to return, according to a new poll.

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Caught on Tape: Coyote on Jet Ski Smuggles Mother and Child into Texas

Caught on Tape: Coyote on Jet Ski Smuggles Mother and Child into Texas: MCALLEN, Texas—A Mexican human smuggler was caught on tape by Breitbart Texas as he used a jet ski to bring a Central American woman and her infant into the U.S. illegally. The exclusive video shows the the smuggler, also known as a coyote, bringing the woman and infant across the Rio Grande River and then driving his jet ski back to Mexico alone. The woman and infant can be seen emerging from high grass on the U.S. side of the river. She then walked in plain view of U.S. authorities until a Border Patrol agent arrived and took the pair into custody.

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Ebola only a plane ride away from USA

Ebola only a plane ride away from USA: The growing Ebola outbreak in West Africa serves as a grim reminder that deadly viruses are only a plane ride away from the USA, health experts say.

The outbreak is the largest and deadliest on record, with more than 670 deaths and more than 1,200 infections in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fatality rates for Ebola have been as high as 90% in past outbreaks, according to the World Health Organization.

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How to survive in post-constitutional America - Salon.com

How to survive in post-constitutional America - Salon.com: You can’t get more serious about protecting the people from their government than the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, specifically in its most critical clause: “No person shall be… deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” In 2011, the White House ordered the drone-killing of American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki without trial. It claimed this was a legal act it is prepared to repeat as necessary. Given the Fifth Amendment, how exactly was this justified? Thanks to a much contested, recently released but significantly redacted — about one-third of the text is missing — Justice Department white paper providing the basis for that extrajudicial killing, we finally know: the president in Post-Constitutional America is now officially judge, jury, and executioner.

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Armed Teen Commits Home Invasion, Encounters Better-Armed Combat Vet, Cries. - Bearing Arms

Armed Teen Commits Home Invasion, Encounters Better-Armed Combat Vet, Cries. - Bearing Arms: One teen home invader make a huge mistake when he attempted to rob the home of brothers Kevin and Rich Dennis in New London, Connecticut.

Homeowner Kevin Dennis, 29, said his brother, Rich Dennis, 32, yelled to him that there was a man in the house with a gun.

Kevin Dennis, a Navy veteran who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, said he immediately grabbed his gun and ran downstairs to find his brother and the 15-year-old suspect in a tussle.

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The establishment’s fear of the truth empowers Obama by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD

Family Security Matters: What would happen if Americans learned that Barack Obama is not just an individual with a history of radical, anti-American associations, but an illegal President and an unindicted felon?

What would happen if Americans learned that the US government, including all members of Congress, and leading figures in American media knew it and deliberately hid the truth from us?

If such a scenario were true, the political system and the media, as we now know it, would collapse, most politicians and journalists would lose their jobs and many would go to jail.

Who in government and the media have the greatest incentive to remain silent and run out the clock on Barack Obama?

Obama and his inner circle know that there is a limit to the opposition's ability to investigate governmental corruption without exposing their own possible complicity.

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Todd: Americans Are 'Fatigued' from Obama, Have Lost Confidence in Him | Washington Free Beacon

Todd: Americans Are 'Fatigued' from Obama, Have Lost Confidence in Him | Washington Free Beacon: MSNBC host Chuck Todd said the American people are “fatigued” from President Barack Obama Monday on Morning Joe, in the wake of a poll showing Republican Mitt Romney would trounce him in a rematch of the 2012 election.

Co-host Thomas Roberts called the poll evidence of “voter’s remorse” for sending Obama back to the White House. Obama defeated Romney in 2012 with 51 percent of the popular vote, but the CNN poll showed Romney winning 53-44 this time. Obama has low numbers with voters in a variety of areas, including his handling of the border crisis, foreign policy and the economy.

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Jeff Sessions: Politicians Who Enable Obama's Amnesty Agenda Will Have 'Political Heads' Severed in Nov.

Jeff Sessions: Politicians Who Enable Obama's Amnesty Agenda Will Have 'Political Heads' Severed in Nov.: Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) warned his colleagues in Congress that Americans will vote them out of office in November if they do not act this week to thwart President Barack Obama's plans to grant work permits and amnesty to up to eight million more Americans via executive fiat.

"In November, some people are going to be wondering how their political heads were severed from their shoulders if they don't listen to what the American people are saying," Sessions declared on Breitbart News Sunday.

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President Obama's Global Warming Calculated Deception Means Democrats Have Abandoned Working People

President Obama's Global Warming Calculated Deception Means Democrats Have Abandoned Working People: John Coleman, Co-Founder of the Weather Channel, commented on May 8 about Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show on global warming a week ago (aka the National Climate Assessment and its mainstream media “coverage”), saying,

“The sky is falling. ‘Climate Change’ is running wild and disaster is certain unless we immediately stop burning coal and oil and move quickly to ‘green energy’ to eliminate use of fossil fuels. Heat waves, huge floods, powerful storms, droughts and rising seas are on the verge of killing millions of us and destroying our civilization. That is my summary of the new Federal Assessment of Climate Change….”

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Coolest Summer On Record In The US | Real Science

Coolest Summer On Record In The US | Real Science: The frequency of 90 degree days in the US has been plummeting for 80 years, and 2014 has had the lowest frequency of 90 degree days through July 23 on record. The only other year which came close was 1992, and that was due to dust in the atmosphere from Mt Pinatubo.











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Of Course Obama still believes and would have us believe in Global Warming!

Obama Takes Another Step Toward Reducing Actions Blamed For Global Warming





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Texas Grassroots Leaders Demand Immediate Action After Breitbart Border Tour

Texas Grassroots Leaders Demand Immediate Action After Breitbart Border Tour: Breitbart Texas invited a team of Texas grassroots leaders to tour the Texas-Mexico border. The tour began on Friday, July 25, 2014 and concluded on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

The purpose of the trip was to highlight holes in border security in the Laredo and Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol. During the trip, Border Patrol agents in the National Border Patrol Council shared their firsthand experiences with the grassroots leaders in hopes of affecting change for the conditions of the men and women in the U.S. Border Patrol who are protecting the specific sectors.

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Backstabbed: Obama Sics UN on Israel to Impose 'Unconditional' Ceasefire

Backstabbed: Obama Sics UN on Israel to Impose 'Unconditional' Ceasefire: On Sunday evening, after calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and demanding an "immediate, unconditional" ceasefire in the war with Hamas, President Barack Obama convened an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to ratify a unanimous resolution to the same effect. Ironically, President Obama declined to take the case for military action against Syria to the UN Security Council last year.

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Palin: More Americans Will Support Impeachment if Obama Lawlessly Enacts Another Executive Amnesty

Palin: More Americans Will Support Impeachment if Obama Lawlessly Enacts Another Executive Amnesty: Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said that more Americans will favor impeachment once they realize what "impeachable offenses" really are and if President Barack Obama lawlessly grants more temporary amnesty and work permits to millions of more illegal immigrant adults via executive fiat.

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Where Are They Now? The Top States Where Border Kids Are Released

Where Are They Now? The Top States Where Border Kids Are Released: Since October, over 57,000 unaccompanied children have crossed the border into the United States, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The children claim asylum after they are detained by government officials. After a sponsor in the United States claims responsibility for a child, they earn their release with court summons to an immigration court to determine whether they qualify for asylum.

According to a Reuters report, a case takes three to five years to clear the system as immigration courts have a backlog of 375,373 cases.
So where are these released children awaiting their court date? According to the HHS Administration for Children and Families, over 30,000 children have been released in the following states (and the District of Columbia) from January 1 - July 7 in 2014.

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The IRS Scandal and the Politicization of Justice

The IRS Scandal and the Politicization of Justice: If you want a good illustration of how Attorney General Eric Holder has politicized the Justice Department and its prosecutorial decision-making, all you have to do is look at what Justice has not done in just one part of the IRS scandal. Despite its agreement to settle a lawsuit filed by the National Organization for Marriage against the IRS for the illegal disclosure of confidential tax information, it has not prosecuted any of the individuals or organizations who illegally disclosed and published that information.

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Group of Illegal Aliens from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka Caught Entering Texas from Mexico

Group of Illegal Aliens from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka Caught Entering Texas from Mexico: MCALLEN, Texas—A single group of illegal aliens entering Texas from Mexico over the weekend included foreign nationals from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). The group crossed into the Rio Grande Valley sector from Tamaulipas, Mexico.

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WASHINGTON: After CIA gets secret whistleblower email, Congress worries about more spying | National | McClatchy DC

WASHINGTON: After CIA gets secret whistleblower email, Congress worries about more spying | National | McClatchy DC: The CIA obtained a confidential email to Congress about alleged whistleblower retaliation related to the Senate’s classified report on the agency’s harsh interrogation program, triggering fears that the CIA has been intercepting the communications of officials who handle whistleblower cases.

The CIA got hold of the legally protected email and other unspecified communications between whistleblower officials and lawmakers this spring, people familiar with the matter told McClatchy. It’s unclear how the agency obtained the material.

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Opinion: Why Ebola epidemic is spinning out of control - CNN.com

Opinion: Why Ebola epidemic is spinning out of control - CNN.com: The Ebola epidemic now raging across three countries in West Africa is three-fold larger than any other outbreak ever recorded for this terrible disease; the only one to have occurred in urban areas and to cross national borders; and officially urgent and serious. At least 1,090 people have contracted the awful disease this year, though the epidemic's true scope is unknown because of widespread opposition to health authorities in afflicted Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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White House pursuing plan to expand immigrant rights - LA Times

White House pursuing plan to expand immigrant rights - LA Times: Even as President Obama grapples with the crisis of immigrant children arriving at the Southwest border, White House officials are laying the groundwork for a large-scale expansion of immigrant rights that would come by executive action within weeks.

Officials signaled strongly Friday that Obama's move would shield from deportation large numbers of immigrants living in the country illegally, as advocacy groups have demanded.

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San Diego Police Chief: We Can Disarm Americans Within a Generation

San Diego Police Chief: We Can Disarm Americans Within a Generation: San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne is fully supportive of the Obama/Feinstein gun grab, and says if lawmakers play it right Americans can be completely disarmed within "a generation."

Lansdowne has gone on record saying: "I could not be more supportive of the president for taking the position he has. I think it's courageous with the politics involved in this process. [And] I think it's going to eventually make the country safer."

He made it clear that it may take "a generation," but new laws could eventually take all guns off the streets.

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Political dissident says Cuomo got endorsement after Moreland disbanded | New York Post

Political dissident says Cuomo got endorsement after Moreland disbanded | New York Post: It seemed so simple: file a complaint, get it investigated and wait for the results.

But a political dissident who asked Gov. Cuomo’s anti-corruption panel to look into a top Independence Party official thinks the way things turned out just stinks.

Two months after Tom Reddy’s last interview with an investigator, the commission closed for business — and soon after Cuomo won the Independence Party ballot line.

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Children crossing border: ‘Obama will take care of us’

Children crossing border: ‘Obama will take care of us’: McALLEN, Texas – In an exclusive interview with WND and Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, a 13-year Border Patrol veteran revealed many in the recent surge of illegal immigrants, including unaccompanied minors, are coming prepared to game the U.S. immigration system, even repeating the mantra, “Obama will take care of us.”

“I don’t usually get into the political part of it,” explained Chris Cabrera, now a vice president in the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307, “but I find it odd that their whole thing is, ‘We are going to get amnesty when we get here. Where is my permiso? Where is my permission to go north so I can get my medical care and my schooling and all that? President Obama is going to take care of us and make sure we’re all OK.’

“Whether it’s the adults or the young kids, one thing we consistently hear is, ‘Obama will take care of us,’” he explained.

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Obama quietly expands government’s ‘watchlist’

Obama quietly expands government’s ‘watchlist’: The Obama administration has quietly rewritten the rules on how it goes about designating Americans as terrorists, according to a new report by Glenn Greenwald’s Intercept online investigations project.

The report details how Obama has expanded the terrorist watchlist system, “authorizing a secret process that requires neither ‘concrete facts’ nor ‘irrefutable evidence’ to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist,” according to a key government document obtained by the Intercept.

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D.C. seeks stay in order striking down ban on handguns in public - Washington Times

D.C. seeks stay in order striking down ban on handguns in public - Washington Times: Attorneys for Washington, D.C., said Sunday that they will seek to forestall a judge’s landmark ruling that struck down as unconstitutional the city’s ban on carrying handguns outside the home.

U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. released a decision Saturday that guts the city’s gun laws, which allowed residents to possess guns only inside their homes or businesses.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Call from Iraqi Christians: “Obama, Obama, Where are You?”

Call from Iraqi Christians: “Obama, Obama, Where are You?”: Several hundred people gathered in front of the White House on Saturday, chanting, “Obama, Obama, where are you? Iraqi Christians call for you!”

Iraqi Christians held demonstrations in a number of cities on Saturday, including Washington, Paris, The Hague, Cologne, and London, in order to bring attention to the current assault on Christians by the Islamic State (IS)-- formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) jihadists. One week ago, Christians were forced out of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, and many Christian monasteries, shrines and churches have since been destroyed.

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New York Times: Legalize marijuana - POLITICO.com

New York Times: Legalize marijuana - POLITICO.com: The New York Times’ editorial board on Saturday called on the federal government to legalize marijuana.

Citing alcohol prohibition, social costs and states’ movements, the board argued “after a great deal of discussion” that “the balance falls squarely on the side of national legalization.”

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Pot seen as reason for rise in Denver homeless - Yahoo News

Pot seen as reason for rise in Denver homeless - Yahoo News: Officials at some Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city's streets.

One organization dealing with the increase is Urban Peak, which provides food, shelter and other services to homeless people aged 15 to 24 in Denver and Colorado Springs.

"Of the new kids we're seeing, the majority are saying they're here because of the weed," deputy director Kendall Rames told The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/1l1vQER ). "They're traveling through. It is very unfortunate."

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US doctor working in Liberia contracts ebola - Telegraph

US doctor working in Liberia contracts ebola - Telegraph: A US doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus.

The charity Samaritan's Purse issued a news release Saturday saying Dr Kent Brantly was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, the capital. DR Brantly had been serving as medical director for the aid organisation's case management centrE there.

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Rahm Emanuel: Send illegal immigrant shelter kids to Chicago - Washington Times

Rahm Emanuel: Send illegal immigrant shelter kids to Chicago - Washington Times: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to open the city up to more immigrant children crossing the border illegally, with plans to open up shelters in the city to 1,000 minors by the end of the year.

Mr. Emanuel’s office also plans to launch a “broad-based pro bono campaign,” using the city’s legal resources to council young immigrants.

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GRAPHIC VIDEO: Islamic State Beheads 50 And Puts Their Heads On Poles | Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Islamic State Beheads 50 And Puts Their Heads On Poles | Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs: As much as I despise running this ‘jihad porn’ people must know what it is we are dealing with. Beheading is Islamic ritual slaughter.

Obama was warned of this group well over a year ago. He told David Remick of the New Yorker that they were the JV team against the LA Lakers. Well the JV team has taken over whole swaths of Syria and Iraq (the Levant) and they have stated more than once they are coming for Obama.

The enemedia dishonestly downplays the threat of jihad – just as they describe the violent pro-terror riots across the world as “clashes.’

They are dishonest and dangerous.

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Smugglers and Aliens Often Fight With Authorities

Smugglers and Aliens Often Fight With Authorities: A human smuggler assaulted a Texas Game Warden Tuesday night while trying to get away in the latest of a series of assault on U.S. authorities by border criminals.

The assault took place shortly after 7:35 p.m. along the banks of the Rio Grande when the warden spotted a coyote--Spanish slang for human smuggler--leading a group of immigrants and tried to stop them, authorities said.

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Bill Maher Clueless that Tea Party Bashes Crony Capitalism

Bill Maher Clueless that Tea Party Bashes Crony Capitalism: HBO Real Time host Bill Maher went on a bizarre rant Friday against conservatives for having an "unshakable" belief in free markets, which Maher says is in error because big business and Washington have snuffed out competition by engaging in crony capitalism.

"Big business is the new big government," Maher declared proudly. "It is the massive, unwieldy bureaucracy that just doesn't work."

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Obamacare Architect's Comments on State Exchanges Weren't a 'Mistake'

Obamacare Architect's Comments on State Exchanges Weren't a 'Mistake': On Thursday, footage surfaced of Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist and chief architect of Obamacare, discussing the issue at the heart of the latest ACA court cases: whether subsidies are only available for state-run insurance exchanges or can also be paid as part of a federal exchange.

During a January 2012 lecture Gruber said, "I think what’s important to remember politically about this, is if you’re a state and you don’t set up an exchange, that means your citizens don’t get their tax credits."

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Obama Golfs with ESPN Hosts as US Evacuates Embassy in Libya

Obama Golfs with ESPN Hosts as US Evacuates Embassy in Libya: On Saturday, hours after the U.S. embassy in Libya was being evacuated and a day after meeting with Central American presidents to address the border crisis, President Barack Obama golfed with ESPN "Pardon the Interruption" hosts Mike Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser at Congressional Golf Club in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Obama Golfs with ESPN Hosts as US Evacuates Embassy in Libya

Obama Golfs with ESPN Hosts as US Evacuates Embassy in Libya: On Saturday, hours after the U.S. embassy in Libya was being evacuated and a day after meeting with Central American presidents to address the border crisis, President Barack Obama golfed with ESPN "Pardon the Interruption" hosts Mike Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser at Congressional Golf Club in Bethesda, Maryland.

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DCCC raising money on suggestion Obama impeachment is imminent - Washington Times

DCCC raising money on suggestion Obama impeachment is imminent - Washington Times: In a bid to bring in more campaign cash, House Democrats sent out a plea to donors to pitch in more funds to defend President Obama from a seemingly-imminent impeachment.

In an email notice, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee solicited immediate donations citing House Speaker John Boehner’s lawsuit against Mr. Obama.

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When Media Mergers Limit More Than Competition - NYTimes.com

When Media Mergers Limit More Than Competition - NYTimes.com: The much-admired Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black may be rolling in his grave at the prospect of a merger between 21st Century Fox and Time Warner Inc., which would reduce control of the major Hollywood studios to five owners, from six, and major television producers to four, from five.

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This is Why We Get a Police State

This is Why We Get a Police State: In our growing police state, the accused are always very stupid. No matter how outnumbered they are and how many guns are pointing at them, they always making—the phrase seems standardized now—“a quick movement to his waistband.” And—Pow!—we are left with bullet-riddled corpse that can’t offer any testimony to contradict the story of the Miami Dade police.

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NRA-ILA | US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of the State of Florida and Law Abiding Gun Owners

NRA-ILA | US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of the State of Florida and Law Abiding Gun Owners: The United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has ruled that doctors do not have the right to ask patients if they own a firearm when unnecessary to a patient's care. This ruling is a significant defeat for the gun control lobby and its allies. The Florida chapters of the American Academies of Pediatrics and American College of Physicians, along with a number of other groups and individuals backed by the anti-gun community, filed this lawsuit against the State of Florida after Governor Rick Scott signed a bill backed by the National Rifle Association in 2011.

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NRA-ILA | US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of the State of Florida and Law Abiding Gun Owners

NRA-ILA | US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of the State of Florida and Law Abiding Gun Owners: The United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has ruled that doctors do not have the right to ask patients if they own a firearm when unnecessary to a patient's care. This ruling is a significant defeat for the gun control lobby and its allies. The Florida chapters of the American Academies of Pediatrics and American College of Physicians, along with a number of other groups and individuals backed by the anti-gun community, filed this lawsuit against the State of Florida after Governor Rick Scott signed a bill backed by the National Rifle Association in 2011.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Democrat National Spokesperson Has No Idea What’s Going On » Eagle Rising

Democrat National Spokesperson Has No Idea What’s Going On » Eagle Rising: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (DWS) makes a lot of mistakes. She’s almost like the Joe Biden of Democrat women when it comes to sticking her foot in her mouth – a simple Google search should give you all the proof you need – and yet she is the leader of the Democrat National Committee (DNC). In many ways, she is the LEADER of the Democrat Party!

That should tell you everything you need to know about the state of affairs in the Democrat Party today.

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Congressman at border: ‘Obama begging to be impeached’

Congressman at border: ‘Obama begging to be impeached’: McALLEN, Texas – Observing what he could only describe as “chaos on the border” during a midnight tour of the Rio Grande on Friday, Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, concluded, “President Obama is begging to be impeached.”

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EXPOSED: Israeli Ambassador Rakes A CNN Anchor Across The Coals For Intentionally Misleading Viewers

EXPOSED: Israeli Ambassador Rakes A CNN Anchor Across The Coals For Intentionally Misleading Viewers: Ron Dermer, the Israeli Ambassador to the US, hits hard and doesn’t let up over the course of this interview with CNN host Erin Burnett. He cites CNN for being a “disservice” to their viewers for not once mentioning the fact that the UN Secretary General just issued a statement warning people that Hamas is storing weapons in these UN schools, thus making them a target.

CNN only wants to point out that the children are dead and how tragic it is (and it is), but they are failing to see the greater atrocity. The fact is that Hamas is using these schools to house their weapons, even furthering the statement made by Prime Minister Netanyahu that “Hamas uses its people to protect its weapons.”

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Vans May be New Form of Transportation for Illegals, as Feds Attempt to Avoid Scrutiny

Vans May be New Form of Transportation for Illegals, as Feds Attempt to Avoid Scrutiny: HOUSTON, Texas--It appears that many illegal immigrants in California are being transported by federal agents via van caravans instead of large Department of Homeland Security (DHS) buses. Dropping off illegal immigrants from vans, rather than buses, may serve to draw less attention and scrutiny from local residents, many of whom remain resistant to the dumping of foreigners in their communities.

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Sixty Major School Districts Want Obama to Be Their 'Keeper'

Sixty Major School Districts Want Obama to Be Their 'Keeper': President Barack Obama may have been too busy to visit the U.S. southern border to witness the humanitarian crisis during his recent Texas trip, but he found time to hold a town hall meeting at the Walker Jones Education Center in Washington, D.C., to add 60 major public school districts to his signature My Brother's Keeper (Keeper) initiative on July 21.

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Hillary Changing Her Tune on 'It Takes a Village'

Hillary Changing Her Tune on 'It Takes a Village': Apparently now that Hillary Clinton has her eyes set on the presidency, she’s jettisoning the “It Takes a Village” meme for which she is famous and returning to the idea that parents are indeed responsible for their children.

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ISIS Demands Women Wear Full Veils to End 'Pretext Of Debauchery'

ISIS Demands Women Wear Full Veils to End 'Pretext Of Debauchery': On July 25 the Islamic State warned that women in Mosul must wear full veils "to end the pretext of debauchery."

The women were also told they "risk severe punishment" for not complying.

This comes amid news that the Islamic State has 3,000 fighters in Iraq: a number that approaches 20,000 "when new recruits...are included."

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Smoking Gun: Obamacare Architect Admitted in 2012 Feds Couldn't Give Subsidies UPDATE: 'It was just a mistake'

Smoking Gun: Obamacare Architect Admitted in 2012 Feds Couldn't Give Subsidies <em>UPDATE</em>: 'It was just a mistake': A "smoking gun" has emerged in the legal and political debate over whether Congress intended health insurance subsidies to be available on the federal Obamacare exchange, even though the text of the Affordable Care Act says that subsidies are only available on exchanges "established by the State." Now a 2012 speech by one of the bill's drafters has surfaced in which he boasts that the bill was written to deny subsidies on federal exchanges.

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Poll: 1/3 of Americans, Majority of Republicans Want Obama Impeached

Poll: 1/3 of Americans, Majority of Republicans Want Obama Impeached: A majority of Republicans and one-third of Americans believe President Barack Obama should be impeached.

A CNN poll released on Friday also found that a plurality of Americans (45%) believe that Obama has "gone too far" in expanding the power of the presidency. In that poll, 57% of Republicans felt Obama should be impeached. Other national polls have found that two-thirds of Republicans believe impeachment is justified.

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Chamber of Commerce Hires Top Marco Rubio Aide to Push Amnesty

Chamber of Commerce Hires Top Marco Rubio Aide to Push Amnesty: A year after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was the face of the Senate's Gang of Eight's immigration reform bill, one of his top immigration aides will help the Chamber of Commerce push amnesty legislation.

According to LegiStorm, "Jon Baselice, who covered immigration issues as Rubio's legislative assistant for the past four years, filed lobbying forms as the Chamber's new director for immigration policy." Baselice reportedly joined Rubio's office in January of 2011 and helped Rubio draft the Senate's immigration bill.

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'Pocket drones': U.S. Army developing tiny spies for the next big war - Washington Times

'Pocket drones': U.S. Army developing tiny spies for the next big war - Washington Times: Future U.S. Army soldiers sent into combat may have a brand new tool at their disposal: the pocket drone.

The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Massachusetts is developing a “pocket-sized aerial surveillance device” for soldiers assigned to small units in dangerous environments.

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Scary: Watch Ben Carson Explain What Could Happen If Another Liberal President Is Elected

Scary: Watch Ben Carson Explain What Could Happen If Another Liberal President Is Elected: “Our country is in critical condition right now. If we don’t do something about it in a relatively near future, it’s going to be over. I want you to think about the fact that if we get another progressive president in place, and they get a change to appoint three more Supreme Court justices – that’s the end of the United States, as we know it. So, this is the most serious situation we’ve had in a very long time.”

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DHS Anticipated 60,000 Illegal Child Border Crossers in January | Washington Free Beacon

DHS Anticipated 60,000 Illegal Child Border Crossers in January | Washington Free Beacon: DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson confirmed Thursday that the Obama administration in January anticipated a surge of some 60,000 illegal children crossing the Southwest Border.

So far, only two cases among the flood of illegal immigrants this year raised concerns that terrorists were entering the United States, Johnson said during remarks to a security conference

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Woman Jailed for Buying 2 Boxes of Sudafed

Woman Jailed for Buying 2 Boxes of Sudafed: It was July of 2010, and Florida resident Mickey Lynn Goodson’s allergies were flaring up again. The pharmacist at her local Winn-Dixie suggested that she buy a couple boxes of Sudafed.

Little did she know, however, that while Sudafed is perfectly legal and is widely available over the counter in any grocery store, if you dare buy more than one box, even if that was what was recommended by the pharmacist, that means you’re obviously trying to manufacture meth at home, which is illegal. She got her two boxes and left.

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Woman Jailed for Buying 2 Boxes of Sudafed

Woman Jailed for Buying 2 Boxes of Sudafed: It was July of 2010, and Florida resident Mickey Lynn Goodson’s allergies were flaring up again. The pharmacist at her local Winn-Dixie suggested that she buy a couple boxes of Sudafed.

Little did she know, however, that while Sudafed is perfectly legal and is widely available over the counter in any grocery store, if you dare buy more than one box, even if that was what was recommended by the pharmacist, that means you’re obviously trying to manufacture meth at home, which is illegal. She got her two boxes and left.

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Feds Conduct Martial Law Exercise In Illinois | Truth And Action

Feds Conduct Martial Law Exercise In Illinois | Truth And Action: The Department of Homeland Security, the US Customs and Border Patrol and local police agencies conducted an unannounced drill in the small town of Livingston, IL, which has a population of 850.

Complete with a SWAT team, armored trucks and helicopters, the drill was an exercise unifying federal agencies and local law enforcement.

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Barack Obama has already checked out of his job - Telegraph

Barack Obama has already checked out of his job - Telegraph: The degree to which Barack Obama is now phoning it in – sleepwalking perfunctorily through his second term, amid golf rounds and dinner parties – is astonishing

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US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes - The Washington Post

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes - The Washington Post: The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.

“Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, we have temporarily relocated all of our personnel out of Libya,” spokeswoman Marie Harf said.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Search On In Stockton For Homeless Man With Tuberculosis « CBS Sacramento

Search On In Stockton For Homeless Man With Tuberculosis « CBS Sacramento: A homeless man infected with Tuberculosis disappeared in Stockton.

Eduardo Rosas Cruz, 26, first came on health officials’ radar in March, after he was diagnosed with a severe and contagious strain of TB. According to the court complaint, he didn’t comply with treatment.

“He’s been found and then lost, found and lost, found and lost, so at some point we have to say we can’t find him anymore,” said Dr. Alvaro Garzo of the San Joaquin County Public Health Services.

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Eleanor Holmes Norton says 'you don't have a right to know' what's going on in government | WashingtonExaminer.com

Eleanor Holmes Norton says 'you don't have a right to know' what's going on in government | WashingtonExaminer.com: Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting congressional delegate for the District of Columbia, angrily sputtered during a congressional hearing Friday that the White House should not be held up to scrutiny, saying that there was no right to know what it was doing behind closed doors.

"You don't have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government," Norton said during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.

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Simas Ignores Subpoena Again as White House Defies Issa

Simas Ignores Subpoena Again as White House Defies Issa: Top White House political adviser David Simas refused again Friday to honor a congressional subpoena, prompting Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to vote to rebuke the administration.

The Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 19-14 to reject the White House’s claim that Simas has absolute immunity from a subpoena from Congress.

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Sessions: Melt Congress' Phone Lines, Stop Obama's Planned Executive Amnesty

Sessions: Melt Congress' Phone Lines, Stop Obama's Planned Executive Amnesty: Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is putting a call out to the American people: He needs help to kill President Barack Obama’s plans to grant executive amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.

Sessions wants Americans to melt Congress’ phone lines, demanding their members make a precondition of any border crisis bill that Obama’s executive order amnesty via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and any future plans be stopped.

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White House: Republicans May Push to Impeach Obama If They Get the Chance | TheBlaze.com

White House: Republicans May Push to Impeach Obama If They Get the Chance | TheBlaze.com: The notion of impeaching President Barack Obama got substantial attention Friday from two White House officials, who both said senior Republicans wanted to see it happen. But they couldn’t name any senior Republicans when pressed.

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Sen. Johanns: With Obama Term Running Out, Expect 'A Blizzard of Regulations' | CNS News

Sen. Johanns: With Obama Term Running Out, Expect 'A Blizzard of Regulations' | CNS News: While President Obama makes his fund-raising rounds, his deputies, including EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, are hard at work: "I do think what's happening here is the Obama administration recognizes that they only have a couple years left, and I just think you're going to see a blizzard of regulations over the next two years and five months," Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) said on Thursday.

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New IRS Form Proves Obama Lied About Individual Mandate Tax | Americans for Tax Reform

New IRS Form Proves Obama Lied About Individual Mandate Tax | Americans for Tax Reform: On Thursday the IRS released a slew of draft 2014 tax forms. The new draft Form 1040 shows a new surtax line has been created for the payment of the individual mandate surtax – see line 61 of the 1040:


President Obama has repeatedly denied that the surtax is in fact actually a tax. The most prominent example was a heated exchange on ABC’s This Week in Sept. 2009, when George Stephanopoulos confronted Obama with a dictionary:

STEPHANOPOULOS: I -- I don't think I'm making it up. Merriam Webster's Dictionary: Tax -- "a charge, usually of money, imposed by authority on persons or property for public purposes."

OBAMA: George, the fact that you looked up Merriam's Dictionary, the definition of tax increase, indicates to me that you're stretching a little bit right now. Otherwise, you wouldn't have gone to the dictionary to check on the definition. I mean what...



 



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GOP Rank-and-File Discusses Ways to Take on Obama Over Amnesty, Including Impeachment

GOP Rank-and-File Discusses Ways to Take on Obama Over Amnesty, Including Impeachment: In a free-wheeling discussion that touched on dozens of proposals for how to address the tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children streaming across the southern U.S. borders, one thread connected the calls to add to or change a border crisis proposal from GOP leadership: President Barack Obama.

The proposals included trying to prevent a future executive amnesty by Obama, telling the president what he should do to enforce the law in a non-binding resolution, and even putting impeachment on the table.

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Hero doctor Lee Silverman stops Pennsylvania hospital shooting rampage | Mail Online

Hero doctor Lee Silverman stops Pennsylvania hospital shooting rampage | Mail Online: Shots rang out at Mercy Fitgerald Hospital in Darby just at 2pm Thursday
Dr Lee Silverman 'saved lives' when he pulled out his own gun and fired at the patient, Richard Plotts
However, the gunman had already shot dead caseworker Theresa Hunt, 53
The shooter, reportedly a psychiatric patient at the hospital, is in critical condition
Two guns were recovered from the scene

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President Who Learns Everything Bad From The News Says He Doesn't Watch The News - Katie Pavlich

President Who Learns Everything Bad From The News Says He Doesn't Watch The News - Katie Pavlich: In an effort to impress fundraisers about how incredibly smart he is, President Obama recently told a group of rich California liberals this week that he doesn't watch the news because he already knows all about what's being reported. Interestingly, Obama claims to know nothing about the numerous scandals plaguing his legacy until of course...he learned it on the news.

I could list examples of former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and Obama himself citing news reports as the administration's first time finding out about a particularly unpleasant issue, but I'll hand it over to Greg Gutfeld instead

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This pistol-packing 80-year-old was attacked by home intruders — who immediately regretted it | Rare

This pistol-packing 80-year-old was attacked by home intruders — who immediately regretted it | Rare: 80-year-old Tom Greer of Long Beach California arrived home Tuesday night to find a couple robbing his house. A man and a woman were rummaging through his things, including a safe. The robbers attacked Greer when he went inside.

“When I went in there, they tackled me,” Greer told NBC4. “Both of them jumped up on top of me,” bringing him to the ground, Greer said.

What the intruders didn’t know is that Greer had a .22-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver.

“I come back and they see me with a gun, and they run,” he said.

Now here’s where things get really tricky:

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Conservatives, libertarians and liberals should all worry about the militarization of police | Fox News

Conservatives, libertarians and liberals should all worry about the militarization of police | Fox News: I want the police to be better armed than the bad guys, but what exactly does that mean today?

Apparently it means the Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security equip even the tiniest rural police departments with massive military vehicles, body armor and grenade launchers. The equipment is surplus from the long wars we fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.

To a hammer, everything resembles a nail. SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) teams were once used only in emergencies such as riots or robberies where hostages were taken. But today there are more than 50,000 "no-knock raids" a year.

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All Talk: Gun Prosecutions Plummet Under Obama Administration - Girls Just Wanna Have Guns

All Talk: Gun Prosecutions Plummet Under Obama Administration - Girls Just Wanna Have Guns: While President Obama decries gun violence and presses for more laws to restrict ownership, his Justice Department has prosecuted 25 percent fewer cases referred by the main law enforcement agency charged with reducing firearms violence across the country, a computer analysis of U.S. prosecution data shows.

Federal prosecutors brought a total of 5,082 gun violation cases in 2013 recommended by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, compared with 6,791 during the last year of George W. Bush’s presidency in 2008, according to data obtained from the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys.

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Michelle Obama says money in politics is bad, asks donors for 'big, fat check' - Washington Times

Michelle Obama says money in politics is bad, asks donors for 'big, fat check' - Washington Times: First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday night urged Democrats to “dig deep” into their pockets and “write a big fat check” before the midterm elections, but minutes later complained of too much money in politics.

Speaking at a party fundraiser in Chicago, Mrs. Obama said Democrats must triumph in the November contests if President Obama is to make progress on his agenda during the final two years of his term.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Gang of Eight Republicans Promise: We're Not Trying to Sneak Our Bill Through

Gang of Eight Republicans Promise: We're Not Trying to Sneak Our Bill Through: Senate “Gang of Eight” Republicans are vowing not to try anything sneaky, as Congress considers legislation to address the border crisis.

In a statement that underscores the remarkable distance the immigration debate has traveled since their bill passed the Senate with 68 votes last year, the four Republican authors say they do not support bringing up such a bill this year.

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Al Qaeda Targeting U.S. Infrastructure for Digital 9/11 | Washington Free Beacon

Al Qaeda Targeting U.S. Infrastructure for Digital 9/11 | Washington Free Beacon: ASPEN, Colo.—Al Qaeda, nation states, and criminals are preparing for major cyber attacks against U.S. infrastructure that could be comparable to the devastating September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, a senior Justice Department official said on Thursday.

“We’re in a pre-9/11 moment, in some respects, with cyber,” said John Carlin, assistant attorney general for national security in the Justice Department.

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Facebook Gain Makes Zuckerberg Wealthier Than Google Guys - Bloomberg

Facebook Gain Makes Zuckerberg Wealthier Than Google Guys - Bloomberg: Mark Zuckerberg is now richer than Google Inc. co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.

The Facebook Inc. chairman added $1.6 billion to his fortune today after the world’s largest social network closed at a record. The surge elevated the 30-year-old’s net worth to $33.3 billion, moving him past Brin, 40, and Page, 41, as well as Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, 50, on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Zuckerberg is No. 16 on the ranking. The Google founders are 17th and 18th. Bezos occupies the 20th spot.

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To Ease Crisis, U.S. May Vet Young Refugees Inside Honduras - NYTimes.com

To Ease Crisis, U.S. May Vet Young Refugees Inside Honduras - NYTimes.com: Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal.

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Jihadists in Iraq Order Women Undergo Genital Mutilation

Jihadists in Iraq Order Women Undergo Genital Mutilation: Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 undergo female genital mutilation, a UN official said Thursday.

"It is a fatwa (or religious edict) of ISIS, we learnt this this morning," said Jacqueline Badcock, the number two UN official in Iraq.

She was referring to the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) which took over large swathes of the country last month.

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Greenspan says bubbles can’t be stopped without ‘crunch’ - MarketWatch

Greenspan says bubbles can’t be stopped without ‘crunch’ - MarketWatch: Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has always been a student of the economy. Since the financial crisis, he’s become a student of human nature.

Sitting in his office with a view of the Washington Monument in the distance, Greenspan is eager to share the insight distilled in his recent book, “The Map and the Territory,” due out in paperback this fall.

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Woman in Labor Unable to Cross Street to Hospital Because of Obama Motorcade | NBC Southern California

Woman in Labor Unable to Cross Street to Hospital Because of Obama Motorcade | NBC Southern California: A woman who witnesses said appeared to be in labor was prevented from crossing an LA street Wednesday afternoon because the road was closed for President Barack Obama’s motorcade.

The woman was seen sitting at a bus stop bench on the south side of 3rd Street just east of Robertson Boulevard and across from Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

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Woman has sex with student 20 times

Woman has sex with student 20 times: A Connecticut teacher accused of having sex more than 20 times with one of her students and threatening to fail him if he broke off their relationship has now reportedly been admitted to a locked psychiatric-care facility.

Danielle Watkins, 32, of Norwalk, Connecticut, was an English teacher at Stamford High School until this summer when she was accused of having a nine-month sexual relationship with the 18-year-old male student.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Embarrassed on Live TV | Conservative Byte

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Embarrassed on Live TV | Conservative Byte: Facts? Those don’t matter to liberals!
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida congresswoman and chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, was called out during an interview for making a false statement about Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Schultz appeared on Ralston Reports, a Nevada-based political talk show hosted by John Ralston, to discuss two federal appeals court rulings issued on Tuesday which raise questions over whether federal subsidies can be given to individuals who purchased health insurance on state exchanges.

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