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Libya gunmen attack Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli
Militants have attacked a hotel popular with foreigners in Libya's capital, killing three guards, officials say. At least two gunmen stormed Tripoli's Corinthia Hotel and opened fire in the reception area. A car bomb exploded outside the hotel shortly afterwards.It is not clear whether the gunmen are still inside the hotel, and whether any civilians are trapped there. A Twitter account linked to Islamic State (IS) said it had attacked the hotel. The claim could not be verified.



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IT´S A SNOR´EASTER! New York City escapes blizzard´s wrath, so far...
BUT Long Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts continue getting pelted by storm
expected to last into Wednesday morning

Somebody stole our storm. It may show up later.
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Obama Campaign Team Arrives in Israel to
Defeat Netanyahu in March Elections

Call it Team Chicken S***. Imagine if they did that to us.
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Bowe Bergdahl to be charged with desertion,
retired officer tells Fox

Seems the Army sees things differently from the White House.
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Greece Hits The Bottom of the Socialist Death Spiral
We're not too far away from this ourselves.
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´Stonewalled´ author Attkisson to testify on Obama’s AG nominee
Should be the most interesting testimony of the week.
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Egypt arrests 516 Muslim Brotherhood
backers on uprising anniversary
Agency (unnamed), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/27/2015 7:25:22 AM     Post Reply
More than 500 backers of Egypt´s blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood were arrested as clashes erupted on the anniversary of its 2011 uprising, a minister said Monday, in the biggest police sweep for months. Twenty people, mostly demonstrators, were killed Sunday when protesters clashed with security forces after Islamists called for rallies against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi´s government as Egypt marked the fourth anniversary of the toppling of ex-strongman Hosni Mubarak. Supporters of Mubarak´s successor, Islamist Mohamed Morsi, have regularly clashed with security forces since he was ousted by then army chief Sisi in July 2013. Rights groups have repeatedly denounced the use of "excessive

Pope Francis is a leftist and must be called out
The Federalist, by Maureen Mullarkey    Original Article
Posted By: OhMy- 1/27/2015 7:16:12 AM     Post Reply
Don’t pick a political fight with Pope Francis? The title of Rachel Lu’s recent essay and the timidity behind it reminds me of a old Jewish joke. Max and Moishe are being escorted to the execution chamber in a Nazi prison. In a sudden gesture of defiance, Max raises his arm and gives the guards his middle finger. Horrified, Moishe pulls his arm down and blurts, “Please, Max, don’t make waves.” Just so all the reflexive excuses for Pope Francis’ dismaying behavior and increasingly obvious ideological bent

IT´S A SNOR´EASTER! New York City
escapes blizzard´s wrath, so far... BUT Long
Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts
continue getting pelted by storm
expected to last into Wednesday morning
Daily Mail [UK], by Kieran Corcoran*    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/27/2015 6:23:24 AM     Post Reply
Tens of millions of people hunkered down along the US East Coast for a storm which for most failed to live up to its billing as the worst they had ever seen. A storm threatening to dump 36 inches (3ft) of snow from New Jersey to Massachusetts prompted drastic measures to be taken overnight, with states of emergencies declared in seven states. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said it would ´most likely be one of the largest blizzards in the history of New York City.´ But early today, forecasters downgraded most of their numbers, saying New England would fare the worst, but

  


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Libya gunmen attack
Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/27/2015 6:17:09 AM     Post Reply
Militants have attacked a hotel popular with foreigners in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, officials say. At least two gunmen stormed the Corinthia Hotel and opened fire in the reception area. A car bomb exploded outside the hotel shortly afterwards. It is not clear whether the gunmen are still inside the hotel, and whether any civilians are trapped there. A Twitter account linked to Islamic State (IS) said it had attacked the hotel. The claim could not be verified. A civilian who witnessed the attack told the BBC: "I suddenly heard shootings and saw people running towards me, and we all escaped from the back

India, US reach nuclear deal; Obama uses
executive powers to waive intrusive checks
Times of India, by Sachin Parashar    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/27/2015 6:13:33 AM     Post Reply
NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama seemed set to elevate India-US ties to a new level with a remarkable breakthrough on Sunday in India´s moribund 2008 civil nuclear cooperation agreement with the US. With Obama using his executive powers to roll back the condition that US authorities be allowed to monitor use of nuclear material purchased by India even from third countries, the two leaders successfully finalized the terms and conditions for operationalizing the civil nuclear deal. TOI had reported on Sunday that a breakthrough was on the horizon with the president expected to use his executive powers,

Obama ends Republic Day
with $4 billion pledge
Times of India, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/27/2015 6:07:10 AM     Post Reply
NEW DELHI: The US and India pledged to step up their economic engagement with President Barack Obama promising finance facilities worth $4 billion and a new Indian Diaspora Initiative meant to help Indian-Americans fund local businesses. While the Indian authorities, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to address concerns related to tax and ease of doing business that US companies voiced, Obama focused on offering support to upgrade infrastructure, renewable energy and small enterprises and realize the untapped business potential between the two largest democracies. Between all this, there was a ´Made in America´ bias. The $1 billion financing window from

Adventures in Obama’s Imaginary World
Commentary Magazine, by Seth Mandel    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/27/2015 5:32:21 AM     Post Reply
It is tempting to get distracted by the cartoonishly biased framing of this Washington Post story on the Obama administration’s new executive action on environmental regulation in Alaska. But that media bias is only one of three important takeaways in the story—and in fact is the least important of the three. The article is about the Obama administration’s decision to “propose setting aside more than 12 million acres in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, the White House announced Sunday, halting any chance of oil exploration for now in the refuge’s much-fought-over coastal plain and sparking a fierce battle with

  


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The Left is still looking for a
modern ´rape culture´ poster child
Washington Examiner, by Ashe Schow    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/27/2015 5:30:09 AM     Post Reply
The term “rape culture” entered the English lexicon in the mid-1970s, but has never really found a poster child, a name that could be pointed to as an example of this supposed epidemic of sexual violence toward women on college campuses. Liz Seccuro should be the best example of this, although hers was a gang rape by a stranger who (20 years later) would go to prison for his act of violence. Since rape culture has come to more generally refer to a new, blurry definition of rape that involves he-said/she-said situations, non-strangers and usually alcohol, Seccuro’s case does not fit. But

Woody Allen Is a Good Progressive
so Let’s Just Let the Whole (Alleged!)
Kiddie-Touching Thing Slide
Washington Free Beacon, by Sonny Bunch    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/27/2015 5:21:44 AM     Post Reply
An artist and his art are two different things. There are a great number of people throughout history who have been relatively horrible human beings—abusive, bigoted, etc.—yet relatively brilliant artists. If we started judging every artist’s art by the quality of the artist’s character, we’d be much poorer, culturally speaking. This is why I’ve always tried to keep my opinions about artists and judgment of their art separate. It’s why I’ve always done my best to reject the politicized life, a key component of which is the idea that we can only love art created by artists we agree with. All

Barack Obama, Empire Builder
National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/27/2015 5:16:31 AM     Post Reply
Empires can rise and fall quickly. After World War I, the Austro-Hungarian, German, Ottoman, and Russian Empires abruptly collapsed amid military defeat, rising nationalism, and revolution. Yet on the eve of World War II four new empires suddenly grew out the wreckage of old Europe and Asia. A weak Italy under Fascist Benito Mussolini in just a few years grabbed much of East and North Africa, as well as the Dalmatian coast. Hitler’s so-called “Third Empire” carved off Austria and strips of Eastern Europe — and planned to go to war for more. The Soviet Union absorbed the Baltic states and

Bowe Bergdahl to be charged with
desertion, retired officer tells Fox
Washington Times, by Jennifer Pompi    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/27/2015 5:13:35 AM     Post Reply
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released by the Taliban last year in exchange for five prisoners, is being charged with desertion, retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer told Bill O’Reilly on “The O’Reilly Factor” Monday. Mr. Shaffer, who now works for the London Center for Policy Research, said two separate military sources have confirmed to him that Sgt. Bergdahl’s attorney has been given a “charge sheet,” listing out the articles of the uniform military code that have been violated. “The army has come to its conclusion and Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion,” Mr. Shaffer said. Sgt. Bergdahl left his

  


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The Dangers of RINO presidents
American Thinker, by Bruce Walker    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 1/27/2015 5:09:57 AM     Post Reply
The Republican Establishment seems to believe that conservatives will naturally line up behind a RINO candidate because the alternative – President Hillary, for example – is so awful. Conservatives understand, however, the real dangers of electing a RINO president. When a RINO sits in the White House, he can parade around as the “mediator” between conservatives and the left. RINO presidents can craft “compromises” and claim to be able to “get things done.” RINOs see themselves as practical men, pragmatists who assume that the left wants government and politics to work. As a consequence, these RINO presidents appoint to the Supreme Court

Why Can´t He Tell The Truth?
American Spectator, by Ben Stein    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 1/27/2015 5:07:59 AM     Post Reply
Obamadate/January 25, 2015 Captain’s Log: I have been observing President Obama for a few days and a number of questions have occurred to me: 1. In the President’s State of the Union address, he bragged about how U.S. oil production has surged thanks to shale drilling. Question for Mr. Obama: Does he not recall that he and his followers have been fighting and harassing the oil companies that are finding and producing all of that oil? Does he believe he deserves any credit at all for acts and successes done by people against whom he has waged war since he was a child? 2.

Robert Allenby racked up $3,400 bill
at Hawaii strip club before being found
passed out and bloodied on street
New York Daily News, by Christian Red    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 1/27/2015 5:05:05 AM     Post Reply
While Honolulu police are still classifying the Jan. 16 incident involving Australian professional golfer Robert Allenby as a second-degree robbery and credit card fraud investigation, Allenby´s version of what happened that night in Honolulu continues to slice farther into the rough. According to a GolfChannel.com report posted Sunday, Allenby left the Amuse Wine Bar after 11 p.m. that Friday with three unknown people, and later visited a strip club called Club Femme Nu around midnight with a "group of friends," where he racked up a $3,400 tab. The report cites "multiple sources" placing Allenby at the strip joint. After missing the cut at

How to Fight Obama
( and Hillary Clinton)
American Thinker, by Ed Lasky    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 1/27/2015 5:04:56 AM     Post Reply
The strategy is a simple one: ignore Obama. He will respond in ways that will further damage the Democratic Party and the prospects of a Clinton presidency. Conservative pundits have responded to Republican control of Congress by suggesting myriad ways to attack Obama and derail his agenda. These tactics range from the simple (power of the purse -- already exercised in the case of the IRS, for example) to the more procedural (subpoenas and more oversight to gum up his plans) to the more arcane -- use of the Congressional Review Act to prevent Obama from using regulations to fulfill his

  


  

Drones? The White House is full of them.
Washington Post, by Dana Milbank    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/27/2015 5:02:23 AM     Post Reply
I confess to being surprised by the surprise over the discovery Monday of a drone at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. “Possible drone found at White House,” The Post reported. “Drone found at White House,” Fox News confirmed. “Small drone is found on White House grounds,” the New York Times elaborated. Happily, this particular offender was apparently nothing worse than a hobbyist’s copter gone awry. But the presence of drones at the White House should not come as news to anybody who has ever heard a Joe Biden speech or a press briefing by Josh Earnest. Drones large and small are a fixture at this

Obama Warns India on Religious Divisions
Wall Street Journal, by Colleen McCain Nelson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/27/2015 4:56:00 AM     Post Reply
U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday challenged India to do more to combat climate change, promote gender equality and overcome religious divisions, saying that progress on these issues would be key to the country’s success. As he wrapped up a three-day visit to New Delhi, Mr. Obama laid out areas for improvement in India while pledging to develop “one of the defining partnerships of this century” with the world’s largest democracy. Throughout his short stay, the U.S. president had offered effusive praise for both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and India, heralding the country’s potential and its leader’s vision. But on

Sarah Palin and Donald Trump
Are Not Running for President
Time, by Michael Scherer    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/27/2015 4:51:16 AM     Post Reply
Anyone can say they are running for President. Just ask Sarah Palin and Donald Trump. “I have that fire in my belly,” Palin told Fox News. “That’s sort of my problem.” Trump was not far behind. “I can tell you this,” he told a crowd of conservative activists. “If I run and if I win, this country will be respected again.” Both reality television stars spoke those words in 2011, in what proved to be low-cost feints designed to drum up national attention and raise their profiles before the last presidential campaign. Now they are at it again, with what

Greece Hits The Bottom of
the Socialist Death Spiral
Breitbart London [UK], by John Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/27/2015 4:49:36 AM     Post Reply
In the course of critiquing President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address, columnist George Will remarked: “Ignoring reality is part of the job description of being a progressive.” Greece’s new, far-left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras plans to ignore reality more than any other politician in recent memory. Americans who haven’t been paying much attention to the collapse of Greek socialism have been missing a very instructive lesson in where their own country may be heading, for Greece is the end stage of Obama-style debt-fueled dependency politics. Tsipras’ sweeping electoral victory marks the point at which the Takers, weary of

Gay Alabama lawmaker threatens
to reveal colleagues´ affairs
Times-Daily [Montgomery, AL], by Mary Sell    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 1/27/2015 4:48:13 AM     Post Reply
MONTGOMERY – State Rep. Patricia Todd, D-Birmingham, had a warning for her Statehouse colleagues over the weekend. “I will not stand by and allow legislators to talk about ‘family values’ when they have affairs, and I know of many who are and have,” Todd, the state’s only openly gay lawmaker, said on Facebook over the weekend. “I will call our elected officials who want to hide in the closet out.” Todd was responding to comments from her fellow lawmakers after Friday’s decision by a federal judge to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriages. “It is pretty well known that we have people

  



Who Gets It? Who Doesn’t?
PJ Media, by Michael Ledeen    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/27/2015 4:43:23 AM     Post Reply
The real threats to us, and how to deal with them, that is. Lots of well-known former foreign policy/national security officials don’t, or feel obliged to appear “realistic” (diplospeak for “don’t do anything, keep talking”). (Snip)Three duly respected policy professionals, Denis Ross (Obama’s — and plenty of others’ — Middle East guru for a few years early on), Eric Edelman (Bush’s under secretary of defense and earlier ambassador to Turkey), and Ray Takeyh of the Council on Foreign Relations (who recently published a very important story detailing the background of the Iranian occupation of the US Embassy in Tehran in

Cuomo ‘on edge’ as federal
corruption probe continues
New York Post, by Frederic U. Dicker    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 1/27/2015 4:37:24 AM     Post Reply
Gov . Cuomo is “freaked-out and furious” over the bombshell criminal charges dropped on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver last week — and “obsessed with fear’’ because of the ongoing federal corruption probe. One source described Cuomo as “doubly enraged’’ by hard-driving Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara’s decision to bring the five criminal corruption charges against Silver just hours after the governor delivered his State of the State address — and then, less than 24 hours after that, to indict Albany’s “three men in a room’’ culture in which Cuomo is the lead player. “Cuomo feels Preet just walked all over him,’’ said

What, exactly, is Hillary Clinton’s strategy
to get voters excited about her candidacy?
Washington Post, by Philip Bump    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/27/2015 4:30:38 AM     Post Reply
With the necessary caveat up front -- it is very, very, very, very early -- 2016 is shaping up to be an awful lot like 2012, not 2008: a Democrat facing no real opposition who will sit back and watch an eccentric mixture of Republicans battle it out for the right to be on the ballot in November. Unlike 2012, though, that´s not great news for Democrats. First the big (non-)news: Hey, Hillary Clinton is going to run for president. Who knew? There are few likely presidential candidates with better pedigrees for the position than Clinton. She has White House experience

Clinton to Give Top Campaign
Role to Husband of CNN VP
Washington Free Beacon, by Brent Scher    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/27/2015 4:27:35 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton plans to improve her relationship with the press for 2016, and her choice of Tom Nides as a top campaign official could be a good start. He is married to a top executive of CNN. Politico’s Mike Allen reports that Tom Nides, who was formerly Hillary Clinton’s deputy secretary of state, will be leaving his vice chairman position at Morgan Stanley for a top role in Clinton’s 2016 campaign. Unmentioned by Allen is that Nides is the longtime husband of Virginia Moseley, who has been the vice president and deputy Washington bureau chief for CNN since 2012. Nides,

Al Qaeda agent floated in
swap for US prisoners?
Obama´s legacy takes scary turn
Fox News, by Richard Grenell    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 1/27/2015 4:26:46 AM     Post Reply
Over the last several decades, there has been a long tradition of U.S. foreign policy officials making clear to our friends and enemies that we do not negotiate with terrorists. The customary belief from national security experts is that negotiating with the bad guys in any way will encourage more bad guys and more bad behavior. It is a difficult policy, to be sure, if your loved one is taken hostage by Al Qaeda, the Taliban or ISIS or any other group. After all, family members of hostages will do almost anything to see their loved ones returned home. But experts

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