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Saturday, November 22, 2014

 





  

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House Cats of
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Post, Journal, USA Today reject Obama´s solo
immigration action, NYT applauds it

All but one major publication says he's overreached.
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30,000 missing emails from IRS´ Lerner recovered
And they said it couldn't be done. Well, it couldn't
until AFTER the election.
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Black Panthers Indicted On Federal Gun Charges,
Pipe Bomb Plot Near Ferguson

Holder's boys are back. This time with really
cool-scary Muslim names.
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Obama ´secretly´ expands US combat
operation in Afghanistan

The mission it is a-creeping.
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Obama´s immigration plan to reach far
fewer than 4.7 million: lawyers

What's being created is a big fat mess.
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House Intel Panel Debunks Many Benghazi Theories
Hillary's role gets slim attention.
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Four words that could
deep-six Obamacare
USA Today, by Richard Wolf    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/22/2014 7:47:37 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The most serious challenge to President Obama´s health care law since it survived the Supreme Court by a single vote in 2012 isn´t a balky website, public opinion or the Republican takeover of Congress. It´s the Supreme Court — again. In a case likely to be heard in March and decided in June, the justices will dissect the meaning of four words on page 95 of the 906-page Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — four words that could render health insurance premiums unaffordable for millions of Americans. Here´s a look at the issues in King v. Burwell:

Kasich’s immigration views ‘evolved’
Columbus Dispatch [OH], by Darrel Rowland    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/22/2014 7:40:48 PM     Post Reply
BOCA RATON, Fla. — A little more than four years ago, John Kasich told The Dispatch, “One thing that I don’t want to reward is illegal immigration.” He called for a comprehensive federal immigration law protecting America’s borders. And he reiterated his longtime support for amending the U.S. Constitution to end birthright citizenship for children born here to illegal immigrants. But now, as his fellow Republican governors loudly voice many of the same sentiments, Kasich is urging them to ratchet down the rhetoric and try to work with President Barack Obama to solve one of the nation’s longstanding vexing problems.

They’ve got a secret
Power Line, by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 11/22/2014 7:31:15 PM     Post Reply
The latest report from the nuclear negotiations with Iran indicates that they are likely to be extended. The deadline is Monday and “big gaps” remain, despite the Western powers’ strenuous efforts to surrender. Omri Ceren emails a status update suggesting that the negotiations have descended into a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham. Omri’s message expands on this Reuters report from earlier this afternoon: Reuters broke this about 90 minutes ago: the P5+1 “will likely stop short of demanding full disclosure of any secret weapon work by

  


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Obama Flies Luis Gutierrez On Air Force
One For Exec Amnesty Celebration
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/22/2014 7:25:21 PM     Post Reply
On Friday, President Barack Obama flew Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) on Air Force One with other Democrats to a speech at a Las Vegas high school (Del Sol) where he delivered a speech to celebrate and promote his executive amnesty. Others aboard Air Force One, according to the White House, were Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV), Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), Rep. Dina Titus (D-NB), Arturo Rodriguez, the president of the United Farm Workers, Marc Morial, the president of the National

Six Democratic Senators Have Criticized
Obama´s Executive Amnesty (So Far)
Weekly Standard, by John McCormack    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/22/2014 7:10:19 PM     Post Reply
A handful of Senate Democrats are publicly expressing disapproval of the president´s executive action on immigration, but it´s not yet clear that any of them are willing to do anything to stop him. "Our immigration system is broken, and I support a comprehensive plan to fix it, but executive orders aren’t the way to do it," Missouri senator Claire McCaskill said in a statement issued late Friday afternoon. "I am as frustrated as anyone that Congres is not doing its job, but the President shouldn´t make such significant policy changes on his own," Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana said in

Michelle Bachmann: GOP Plans Not to
Resist Obama Executive Amnesty
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Robert Wilde    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 11/22/2014 7:09:09 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) revealed on Saturday that Republican leadership, led by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Oh), has no intention of resisting President Obama’s executive amnesty that he ordered on Thursday. Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steven K. Bannon asked the congresswoman, who was a guest on Breitbart News Saturday Sirius XM Patriot radio, “Has there been any firm commitment from the leadership of the Republican party saying that this amnesty is not going to happen?” Bachmann replied with a question, “Do you want the truth? Okay, I’ll tell all of Breitbart listeners what happened this

Latest Obamacare ‘Tweak’ a Doozy
PJ Media, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/22/2014 6:47:34 PM     Post Reply
Americans are inveterate tinkerers — a trait commented on by observers from de Tocqueville to Winston Churchill. That’s why it’s not surprising that the bureaucrats at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would want to keep tweaking Obamacare. (Snip) The geniuses who brought us the dysfunctional website healthcare.gov, are in a panic because just about every Obamacare policy is going up in price. So rather than having American citizens deal with such unpleasantness, our intrepid bureaucrats have hit upon a brilliant scheme; why not change the auto-renewal rules of Obamacare premiums by automatically shifting a

  


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Sharyl Attkisson
Reveals Obama Administration
Methods To Manipulate Media…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/22/2014 6:37:53 PM     Post Reply
From within some of the 40,000 pages of recently released Fast and Furious documents to Judicial Watch as a result of their lawsuit of the DOJ. (Sharyl Attkisson) Lesson in how the administration attempts to manipulate the press and news coverage: Fast and Furious email to Attorney General Eric Holder from a communications adviser, Oct. 5, 2011 [emphasis added below]. (President Obama withheld this email under executive privilege but it was recently released as a result of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the Justice Department). p. 733 Matthew Miller to Attorney General Holder: 1. Send a letter to

Nuke Commander Linked to Fake Poker Chips
Associated Press, by Robert Burns    Original Article
Posted By: stryker714- 11/22/2014 6:27:06 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.
Source corrected and deleted from text.

Surprise: Pelosi Most Unpopular
Member of Congress
Townhall, by Sarah Jean Seman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/22/2014 6:14:59 PM     Post Reply
Just when you thought no one could possibly be worse than Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), you remember there is always Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Fifty-eight percent of likely U.S. voters have an unfavorable opinion of Pelosi, according to a recent Rasmussen Reports poll. What’s more, a whopping 41 percent have a “very unfavorable” view of the Maryland native. What is there not to like about Pelosi? After all, Planned Parenthood awarded her with its “highest recognition of leadership, excellence, and outstanding contributions” for her work in support of abortion. Of course, being a “Catholic” the Catholic Church ruled that she

Monterey researchers take first-ever known
video of mysterious black seadevil
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/22/2014 6:00:06 PM     Post Reply
A research team conducting a dive in Monterey Bay off the coast of California have captured first-ever video of a rarely-seen denizen of the deep called the black seadevil. The creature was spotted this week in the dark, deep waters 1,900 feet below the surface by researchers with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. "We´ve been diving out here in the Monterey Canyon regularly for 25 years, and we´ve seen three," MBARI Senior Scientist Bruce Robinson told the San Jose Mercury News Friday. Robinson said a luminescent "fishing pole" projecting from the anglerfish´s head is a glowing lure to attract

  



Obama golfs with Jeter in Vegas
CNN, by Kevin Liptak    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/22/2014 5:54:06 PM     Post Reply
Las Vegas -- President Obama has traded GOP rancor and late-fall temperatures in Washington for a golf outing with Derek Jeter at the nicest golf resort in Las Vegas. Obama, the retired New York Yankees shortstop and two Las Vegas businessmen were playing golf at Shadow Creek, which describes itself as a "masterpiece" course "sculpted from the Nevada desert by renowned architect Tom Fazio." "Once the domain of only a privileged few, the natural splendor of this monument to the imagination and classic golf course design stands today ready to be shared," the website says. Obama is spending the weekend

Armed man tries to carjack
MO State Senator Nasheed
KTVI [St Louis], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/22/2014 5:38:35 PM     Post Reply
ST. LOUIS, MO-Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed became a victim of violence in the city of St. Louis. Just after midnight Saturday, Nasheed tweeted that she had just had a gun pointed at her while getting out of her car. Jamilah Nasheed @SenatorNasheed Follow Someone just put a gun to my head while I was getting out of my car in front of my house! 1:11 AM - 22 Nov 2014 St. Louis police released a report on the incident. A man approached the 41-year old after she had parked her car outside her home in the 4000 block of

Florida deputy ambushed
and killed, officials say
Tallahassee Democrat [FL]*, by Karl Etters    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 11/22/2014 5:36:02 PM     Post Reply
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida sheriff´s deputy was shot and killed Saturday morning while responding to a house fire in Tallahassee and another deputy was wounded, authorities say. Deputies were responding to a fire in the Plantation Woods neighborhood of northwest Tallahassee at around 10 a.m., Leon County Sheriff´s Office spokesman James McQuaig said. The first deputy to approach the scene was shot. "He was ambushed and he was shot and he was killed," McQuaig said. The gunman then took the deputy´s firearm and shot and wounded another deputy, McQuaig said. The gunman was killed by a Tallahassee police officer who lived nearby, heard

Ferguson Grand Jury to
Reconvene Monday
ABC News, by James Hill and Dean Schabner    Original Article
Posted By: Emerson- 11/22/2014 5:31:37 PM     Post Reply
The grand jury investigating the killing of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson is not meetinging this weekend and will reconvene Monday, sources told ABC News. Speculation that a decision on whether to indict Wilson in the shooting was coming soon has increased tensions in a town that already was on edge. Federal, state and county officials have been ramping up their readiness in case there is a fresh wave of angry and, at times, violent protests over the jury´s decision. Protesters have been demanding that Wilson be charged with murder for the Aug. 9 shooting of

  


  

Alinsky Does Amnesty
National Review Online, by Andrew C. McCarthy    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/22/2014 5:24:40 PM     Post Reply
President Obama is an Alinskyite.? That assertion is not an epithet — well, not primarily. True, I would not describe someone I admired as an “Alinskyite.” Saul Alinsky was a loathsome figure — a radical statist who whose toxic brew of thoroughgoing deceit and brass-knuckles extortion (“direct action”) has become a part of mainstream politics. But in tying the president to the seminal community organizer whose theories and tactics so influenced him, my purpose is more to decode than to insult him. Of course, calling Obama an “Alinskyite” draws cataracts of condemnation from the Democrat-media complex — for the same

Obama to Congress:
It’s My Way or My Way
National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/22/2014 5:19:36 PM     Post Reply
Dear Reader (including those of you in the shadows), Like a cannibal in a coma ward, I have no idea where to begin. It is always remarkable to me — which is why I am remarking upon it — how the only way this president can be rescued from a bad news cycle is if an even worse one comes along. This is a source of frustration for many on the right who get outraged by the fact that “we” don’t talk enough about Fast & Furious or Benghazi or the IRS scandal or the VA scandal or Ukraine/Syria/Islamic State/China/Libya/Gitmo

Obama´s executive action on immigration
inspires optimism, anger
Caller-Times (Corpus Christi TX), by Nadia Tamez-Robledo    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/22/2014 5:03:16 PM     Post Reply
CORPUS CHRISTI - What if they get us? It’s a question Martina Martinez has asked herself during her time living in three states, and now Corpus Christi, as she worked in restaurants and cleaning houses. The fear had been there since she came to the United States from a town in the Central Mexico state of Guanajuato 12 years ago. Life was miserable there, she said, hard to make ends meet. So Martinez walked north for days until she reached the Rio Grande, crossed the river near Eagle Pass, and kept walking. She’s now a stay-at-home mom of three children,

Chuck Todd: Obama ´Nourishes´ Me
NewsBusters, by Scott Whitlock    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/22/2014 4:58:31 PM     Post Reply
NBC´s Chuck Todd on Thursday night found a new way to compliment Barack Obama. Politicking host Larry King asked the Meet the Press anchor if he "liked" the President. Todd quickly responded "yes" and added, "I mean, he´s very easy to talk to...You sit there and have these off-the-record sessions with him." The journalist enthused, "They´re just very nourishing conversations." [MP3 audio here.] Nourishing? Earlier in November, the anchor defended the President´s famous contention that "bitter Americans" "cling" to guns and religion. Todd mused that these attacks are simply Obama "observing the way an anthropologist would observe a society." In

When Good Writers
Turn Bad in Bed
Wall Street Journal, by Jonathan Beckman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 11/22/2014 4:57:02 PM     Post Reply
For many people, autumn means the crunch of leaves and the roasting of chestnuts and sharp air about the nose. For me, it means one thing: sex. I oversee the Bad Sex in Fiction Award for the London-based Literary Review, which has been handing out this annual distinction since 1993. This year’s laureate will be crowned in early December. The prize was inaugurated when the late Auberon Waugh, son of Evelyn and editor of the magazine, noticed a pattern in many new novels: sex scenes that did nothing to develop plot or character and whose inclusion, he suspected, was the result

  


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The Never-Ending Replay of November 22, 1963
Politico Magazine, by Larry J. Sabato    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 11/22/2014 4:56:55 PM     Post Reply
A year ago this week, no one could escape the wall-to-wall coverage of the Kennedy assassination’s 50th anniversary. Every major U.S. network and many in other countries produced documentary programs and segments about President John F. Kennedy’s administration and his untimely death. Almost all newspapers, magazines, and websites published special editions or wide-ranging stories. Even Dallas came to terms with history and held its first-ever commemoration of the city’s most tragic day. After the intense 2013 hoopla, it’s a good bet there won’t be much fuss about this Saturday’s 51st anniversary. Yet one effect of the previous November’s concentrated focus

Obama denies immigration
plan is ‘amnesty’
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/22/2014 4:51:13 PM     Post Reply
President Obama told Americans Saturday that his action granting legal status and work permits to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants is “certainly not amnesty, no matter how often critics say it.” “Amnesty is the immigration system we have today — millions of people living here without paying their taxes, or playing by the rules,” Mr. Obama said in his weekly address. “And the actions I took this week will finally start fixing that.” The president signed documents Friday that will shield nearly half of the illegal immigrants in the U.S. from deportation. Mr. Obama said he was forced to take the

Kerry: ‘Big gaps’ remain
between U.S. and Iran
Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/22/2014 4:46:44 PM     Post Reply
Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters Saturday afternoon that “big” and “serious gaps” remain between the United States and Iran as both nations rush to ink a deal aimed at containing Tehran’s nuclear work just over 48 hours before a self-imposed deadline for the talks expires. In between sit-downs with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, Kerry consulted with major players in the Middle East, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a senior State Department official told the Free Beacon. With the deadline approaching, Kerry admitted that talks have been very difficult, though he refused to provide actual details about what has

Blue State Blues: My Immigrant Father´s
Warning— When Illegality Becomes the Law´
Breitbart Big Government, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/22/2014 4:32:26 PM     Post Reply
I am a legal immigrant. I did not choose to come to the United States—I was carried here, by my parents, who arrived with one suitcase and nothing else. They were not fleeing political oppression, religious persecution, or economic collapse. In fact, as white South Africans in the 1970s, they were born into a life of exclusive privilege and prosperity. My father had grown up poor but made his way to medical school. A life of wealth awaited. Yet my parents chose to immigrate to the United States instead, living in a basement apartment with no family nearby, enduring a Chicago

Al Roker ´disciplined for slew of idiosyncratic
outbursts on air´ days after he broke world
record for longest weathercast ever
Daily Mail [UK] & Associated Press, by Chris Spargo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/22/2014 4:15:16 PM     Post Reply
Al Roker has allegedly been disciplined and told to ´tone it down´ following a series of inappropriate comments just days after earning a spot in the Guinness Book Of World Records for the longest ever weather report. The 60-year-old Today Show newscaster was ordered to ´think before he speaks´ after telling a woman her husband looked like her dad during an interview, Page Six reported. Senior management also cited the moment he told a woman her crying child looked like a ´Japanese anime´ character, the report claimed. And he was reminded of the time in 2012 he said on air

St. Louis County fortifies police
headquarters before Ferguson grand jury ruling
Yahoo! News, by Jason Sickles    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 11/22/2014 4:14:33 PM     Post Reply
CLAYTON, Mo. — On Saturday, grand jury watch started to feel more like a hurricane watch here in the heart of St. Louis County. Workers scrambled Saturday morning to barricade police headquarters and other government buildings, residents grabbed supplies at a corner store and some shop owners finished boarding up windows. “We’ve never seen anything like this,” said Quentin Virgil who repairs shoes across the street from the St. Louis County Police Department. “The law office next door is boarded up. That’s not normal.” Nothing in the St. Louis area seems normal as the community anxiously awaits a grand jury’s

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