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Friday, October 31, 2014



Dogton Abbey

House Cats of
Hudson County

End of the Age of Obama
Two years of a president with hurt feelings
can be dangerous.
The Coming Détente with Iran
Perhaps "sell-out" would be a better choice of words.
Keystone Korps: The farce of the White House press
Potemkin Time: There no biz like show biz and with
this White House that's all you get.
Obama’s Midterm Loss Record Could Make History
It's not exactly walking on water but......
Many Empty Seats at Hillary Rally in Maryland
Maryland, the state that votes twice, may have
reached Hillary boredom threshold.
How ‘Dodd-Frank’ is becoming the new ‘Obamacare’
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.): "Dodd-Frank is Obamacare for banks."
Why hasn’t Army’s report on Bowe Bergdahl been released?
At least someone is asking.
Obama’s Love-Hate Relationship With Israel Explodes
Eli Lake's piece got double the hits on Thursday.
Must Read Archive [Last 60 Days]

Some things are too scary for anyone

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Latest Articles

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Ben Bradlee: A cautionary
tale of Kennedy´s courtier
Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 10/31/2014 9:38:13 AM     Post Reply
Ben Bradlee, the legendary Washington Post editor whose funeral was held Wednesday, has been widely praised for his work building up the Washington Post and bringing down Richard Nixon. His guidance of the paper´s Watergate coverage thrilled a generation, and maybe two generations, of aspiring journalists. But the many extravagant tributes to Bradlee have paid less attention to his relationship with an earlier president, John F. Kennedy. It´s not that their friendship was a secret; indeed, Bradlee wrote a book about it. It´s just an embarrassment, and when it came time to evaluate Bradlee´s life, the sycophancy of his association with

Nuclear Energy:
The Once and Future Power Source
Real Clear Politics, by Brandon Ott    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 10/31/2014 9:35:50 AM     Post Reply
To say the nuclear industry has had highs and lows in the last 35 years is an understatement. The “atoms for peace” that were intended to wean Planet Earth off fossil fuels, make Western nations energy independent, and provide a clean environment all but screeched to a halt after the disasters at Three Mile Island in 1979 and Chernobyl in 1986.  (snip) Now, five reactors are under construction, with one close to coming online, and many more are receiving licenses to operate for another 20 years. After four plant closures since 2013, the United States has 100 working reactors with

Rand Paul has an idea who´d make
a good GOP nominee in ´16
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 10/31/2014 9:21:12 AM     Post Reply
Rand Paul has an ideal profile in mind for the presidential nominee of the Republican Party in 2016: He would be a rookie U.S. senator. From the middle of the country. Best-known as a real good talker. With no executive experience whatsoever. No great legislative accomplishments either. But he would have a blossoming middle-aged ambition, access to the national media out of Washington and be adored by his party´s hard-core base. If that sounds like Rand Paul to you, bingo. Trouble is, that´s also an identical description of one Barack Obama.



Report: Liberal cities more
expensive to live in
Houston Chronicle, by John-Henry Perera    Original Article
Posted By: SkyTexas- 10/31/2014 9:10:47 AM     Post Reply
In news that might make conservatives hop around in glee, blue or Democratic cities seem to have worse income inequality and less affordable housing than red ones, the Atlantic reports. Zooming in on the ongoing troubles between San Francisco´s technology elite and everyone else, the California city appears to be reflective of two big problems going on around the country: Rich, dense cities are not having a good time with affordable housing and liberal cities appear to be having the worst affordability crises.

An FBI October surprise dirty trick
in South Dakota Senate race?
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 10/31/2014 9:08:13 AM     Post Reply
Why on earth would the FBI announce an “active” investigation potentially involving a GOP candidate for Senate just before the election? If you answered, “Because Eric Holder’s Justice Department supervises the FBI,” you might be on to something. This stinks (snip)it brings to mind the DoJ´s unethical and illegal prosecution of Senator Ted Stevens, in which case exculpatory evidence was illegally withheld, and the senator lost his seat, prior to be being exonerated. Oh, and the corrupt prosecutors involved in that political operation were never held responsible and punished. So if I suspect the DoJ´s FBI of blatant interference in an

Senate Democrats´ Last Bastion:
Single, College-Educated Women
National Journal, by Ronald Brownstein    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 10/31/2014 9:05:27 AM     Post Reply
Socially liberal white-collar and single white women look like the fragile last line of defense for Democrats hoping to avoid a Republican sweep in next week´s election, according to detailed results from a broad array of new polls. For the third consecutive election, congressional Democrats are facing the prospect of a decisive rejection by most white voters, including not only white men but also white women who are either married or lack a college degree. But in surveys of both individual Senate races and national preferences on the generic congressional ballot, Democrats are showing stubborn strength with college-educated and single white

Mark Warner’s Halloween mask
of moderation
Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 10/31/2014 8:59:28 AM     Post Reply
Mark R. Warner is going door to door on Halloween with a nifty disguise. The freshman Democratic senator is wearing the mask of a moderate. It’s a trick to get his liberal voting record past Virginians amid the wave of anti-Democratic sentiment sweeping the nation. Mr. Warner is leading Ed Gillespie, his Republican challenger, but not so comfortably as he once did. He remains below the 50 percent mark in the polls, and that’s a place no incumbent wants to be only four or five days out. Voters think they already know him. He’s not likely to pick up more votes



The Prospect of a Republican Senate
New York Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/31/2014 8:58:11 AM     Post Reply
In a rare fit of realism on Tuesday, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, admitted he would be unable to repeal the Affordable Care Act if Republicans win the Senate next week and he becomes majority leader. That would take 60 votes, he said, and no one thinks Republicans will get that many. But conservatives reacted with anger to what they considered a demonstration of weakness, and on Thursday Mr. McConnell was forced to backtrack. Yes, his spokesman told The Washington Examiner, Mr. McConnell remains “committed to the full repeal of Obamacare” with only a simple majority, through a parliamentary

Evidence of Why President Obama
and Eric Holder Wanted Ferguson
Missouri To Burn ?
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/31/2014 8:56:47 AM     Post Reply
Democrats are using racial ads intended to stoke racial strife with images of Ferguson and Trayvon Martin But not all Democrats are happy with the transparent tactic.(Video)All of the evidence in the Mike Brown shooting case was/is directly copied and transferred to the DOJ since the DOJ opened an official inquiry three days after the shooting on August 11th 2014. According to both CNN and The New York Times, the leaks to their outlets have come from inside the federal Department of Justice. Also, Chris King, an editor for a black audience newspaper in Saint Louis admitted the contact source,

Hillary Tells College Students:
High School Dropouts Part of
‘Our Web of Responsibility’
Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/31/2014 8:50:27 AM     Post Reply
Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told students at Georgetown University on Thursday that they should believe in not only their own potential but of those who may not have a high school diploma who are part of “our web of responsibility.” Clinton told the students that she and former President Bill Clinton always believed in “an unlimited potential out there.” “And that’s what I want you to believe,” Clinton said. “But not just you. “People your age, not very far from here,” Clinton said. “Maybe didn’t finish high school. Maybe are in the workforce.” “Could not

CDC pulls poster saying Ebola
can spread through a sneeze
New York Post, by Bob Fredericks    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 10/31/2014 8:46:06 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control on Thursday yanked a poster off its Web site explaining how Ebola can be spread by contaminated droplets — from a sneeze for example — a day after The Post reported on the frightening revelation. The fact sheet was taken off line, and a link that led to it a day before now sends viewers to a different page with a different message. “The 'What’s the difference between infections spread through air or by droplets’ fact sheet is being updated and is currently unavailable. Please visit cdc.gov/Ebola for up-to-date information on Ebola,”


Secularist Nidaa Tounes
party wins Tunisia election
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/31/2014 8:45:28 AM     Post Reply
Tunisia´s secularist party Nidaa Tounes has won 85 seats in the country´s parliament following Sunday´s elections, official results show. The governing Islamist Ennahda party won 69 seats in the 217-seat chamber. The official results confirm earlier predictions and Ennahda officials have already urged Nidaa Tounes to form an inclusive government. Tunisia´s transition to democratic rule after a 2011 revolt has been hailed as a regional success story. The revolt was the first and least violent of the Arab Spring uprisings against autocratic governments across the region.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
may have already snuffed out
presidential chances: experts
New York Daily News, by Annie Karni and Rich Schapiro    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 10/31/2014 8:43:53 AM     Post Reply
Gov. Chris Christie’s penchant for channeling Tony Soprano may have snuffed out his presidential chances. New Jersey’s biggest bully has dug his own political grave with his latest display of tough-guy tactics, according to political experts. “This has always been the fatal flaw of Chris Christie’s presidential campaign,” Democratic strategist David Axelrod said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” after watching a video of Christie blowing up at a heckler Wednesday. “I’ve been through a few presidential races, and I’ve got to tell you, every day is filled with aggravations and provocations, and if that’s the way he’s going to react, he

Democrats bully non-voters:
We know who you are
New York Post, by Carl Campanile and Natalie O´Neill    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 10/31/2014 8:39:59 AM     Post Reply
Democrats are telling voters that they had better head to the polls — or else. The New York State Democratic Committee is bullying people into voting next week with intimidating letters warning that it can easily find out which slackers fail to cast a ballot next Tuesday. “Who you vote for is your secret. But whether or not you vote is public record,” the letter says. “We will be reviewing voting records .?.?. to determine whether you joined your neighbors who voted in 2014.” It ends with a line better suited to a mob movie than a major political party: “If you do not

O-No: Voters More Apt To
Oppose Obama Backers By 2-1
Investor´s Business Daily, by John Merline    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 10/31/2014 8:37:36 AM     Post Reply
Voters heading to the polls next week are increasingly downbeat about the direction of the country and the economy, are concerned about Ebola and largely oppose President Obama´s plans on immigration, the latest IBD/TIPP poll finds. Obama also continues to get extremely low marks for his handling of the economy, the Islamic State and Ebola, and for his leadership of the country. Those feelings could be a huge drag on Democratic candidates in Tuesday´s midterm elections, with Republicans favored to win back control of the Senate. But Obama´s overall approval rating actually climbed this month from a record low, and voters are



Ebola: Three Million HazMat
Suits on the Way
American Thinker, by Colin Flaherty    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 10/31/2014 8:37:27 AM     Post Reply
The liberal blogosphere is aflame with accusations that the Ebola outbreak is a fake crisis manufactured by right-wing media. The World Health Organization has a different point of view: the group at the front lines of the Ebola epidemic is ordering 3 million hazardous material suits for health care workers and patients around the world to meet demand over the next 9 months. More than 400 caretakers have contracted Ebola during the recent outbreak. The WHO estimates the outbreak could cause 10,000 new cases a week in Africa over the next two months. Officials say more than half of the cases of

Ebola outbreak: Charity MSF
warns US on quarantine
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/31/2014 8:36:58 AM     Post Reply
The medical charity Doctors Without Borders has warned some mandatory US state Ebola quarantine measures are having a "chilling effect" on its work. The group has said it may shorten some assignments to West Africa as a result of recent state restrictions. One of the charity´s volunteers has defied orders by the US state of Maine that she remain quarantined in her house after being in Sierra Leone. There have been nearly 14,000 cases worldwide, but only nine in the US. Doctors Without Borders--also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)--has 270 international and 3,000 locally hired staff in Guinea, Liberia,

Why Are the Senate Races Close?
FrontPage Magazine, by David Horowitz    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 10/31/2014 8:22:09 AM     Post Reply
For six years the Democratic majority in the Senate has formed a solid bloc behind a president who betrayed every American soldier who died in Iraq by deliberately losing the war and failing to secure the peace. Obama’s anti-military, anti-American zeal has brought this country to its knees internationally. His cowardice when it comes to the use of force has created a terrorist threat greater than any America has faced since the height of the Cold War. With no dissent from the Democratic majority in the Senate. The Senate Democrats have supported Obama’s anti-Constitutional efforts to crush their opposition through voter

Chicago activists less than impressed
by Democrat leadership
Breitbart InstaBlog, by John Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/31/2014 8:12:53 AM     Post Reply
A video from RebelPundit has some hard words for Democrats and the established "black leadership" from four Chicago activists: (4-1/2 min. Video) RebelPundit notes that all four of these gentlemen have "served time in prison in the past, and have since taken to the streets of Chicago to fight against the injustices in their community." They have all complained about their inability to get any attention from the mainstream media. If this video gets big enough, I hope they´re all ready to be torn to shreds by the Democrat machine. The important thing about the video is not who the

Democrats´ fortunes look dim in
pre-Election Day polls as GOP takes
seven-point lead overall and a TWENTY
per cent lead on fighting terrorism
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/31/2014 8:09:06 AM     Post Reply
Republican candidates appear poised to ride a wave of Obama-fatigued discontent to victory on Nov. 4. New poll numbers show voters preferring unnamed GOP candidates by seven percentage points over their Democratic opponents. That lead, from a CBS News poll released Wednesday night, grows to eight points when undecided voters tell pollsters which way they´re ´leaning.´ Most stunning is the split on terrorism issues, with Republicans outpolling Democrats by 20 percentage points on the question of who handles it better. U.S. ´likely voters´ also prefer Republicans by a 10 percent margin on foreign affairs, seven points on the economy and


Hollywood pumps cash to candidates
The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/31/2014 8:06:19 AM     Post Reply
Celebrities are putting on a money-raising show, digging into their wallets in a last ditch effort to help Democrats and Republicans before Election Day. David Letterman, Ben Affleck, former NFL quarterback John Elway, and “Scandal’s” Shonda Rhimes were among those pitching in to help their candidates of choice with cash right before next week’s midterm elections. The donations made in this past fundraising cycle are largely being funneled to high-stakes matchups that could either keep the Senate in Democratic hands or tilt it to GOP control. But in some cases, A-listers may be opening their checkbooks for old pals. “Late Show” host

Police on high alert in Jerusalem
after Fatah calls for ´day of rage´
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Daniel K. Eisenbud, Khaled Abu Toameh    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/31/2014 7:55:21 AM     Post Reply
Police were set to reopen the Temple Mount to visitors on Friday, despite calls from Fatah to hold a “day of rage” in Jerusalem and the West Bank. The Temple Mount was shut down to all visitors as a security precaution Thursday after an attempt was made on the life of right-wing activist Yehuda Glick and security authorities killed the Palestinian suspected of carrying out the attack. It was the first time the Temple Mount has been closed to visitors since 2000, when the Wakf closed the site in protest after Ariel Sharon’s visit. “A strategic decision was made to close it

Kerry expresses alarm over growing
tensions across Jerusalem
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Michael Wilner    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/31/2014 6:50:04 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--The United States is "extremely concerned" by escalating tensions and increased violence across the holy city of Jerusalem, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday night, condemning the shooting of an American rabbi and the closure of a Muslim holy site. "It is absolutely critical that all sides exercise restraint, refrain from provocative actions and rhetoric, and preserve the historic status quo on the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount–in word and in practice," the secretary said. "The continued commitment by Israelis, Palestinians, and Jordanians to preserve the historic status quo at this holy site is critical; any decisions or actions

Hungary´s internet tax protests are
a warning to the rest of the West
Telegraph [UK], by Robert Colvile    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/31/2014 6:27:21 AM     Post Reply
On the streets of Budapest, a very modern revolution is in the air. Tens of thousands of Hungarians have risen in revolt, crying with one voice: “They may take our lives, but they’ll never take our broadband!” Now, there are obviously quite a lot of other things that have upset people about Prime Minister Victor Orban’s efforts to build a copy of Putin’s Russia or Erdogan’s Turkey on the banks of the Danube. But it’s striking that the largest protests against his Fidesz party – organised, appropriately enough, on Facebook--didn’t come when it turned the state media into a propaganda

Bentley´s going home! Nurse Nina Pham´s
dog tests negative for Ebola a third time
and is set to leave quarantine on Saturday
Daily Mail [UK], by Associated Press & Mail Reporter    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/31/2014 6:13:51 AM     Post Reply
A Dallas nurse who recovered from Ebola will soon be reunited with her dog, which has been sequestered since his owner became ill. The King Charles Cavalier spaniel named Bentley is in quarantine at an abandoned Navy base in Dallas. His owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola earlier this month. She contracted the virus while caring for a Liberian man, Thomas Eric Duncan, who died October 8. City spokeswoman Sana Syed said Thursday that the dog has tested negative for Ebola and that his 21-day quarantine — the Ebola incubation period — ends Saturday. Pham was released from her

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