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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

 







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Isil fighters advance to
within six miles of Baghdad
Telegraph [UK], by Ruth Sherlock*    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 9/30/2014 12:14:08 AM     Post Reply
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) made fresh advances in both Syria and Iraq on Monday, in defiance of the escalating United States-led bombing campaign against the jihadist group. For almost two months now, Tomahawk missiles and F22 Raptor jet fighters have bombarded the bases, strategic assets and front-line positions of Isil jihadists. But the group’s encroachment on Baghdad is steadily progressing and it is close to seizing a key Kurdish village on the Syria-Turkey border. Isil gunmen were reported to be six miles away from some points of Baghdad, and were holding their ground at a

Mumia Abu-Jamal Selected as
Commencement Speaker for College
WCAU-TV [Bala Cynwyd, PA], by David Chang    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/29/2014 11:52:49 PM     Post Reply
Prisoner, former death row inmate, author and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal will give the commencement speech at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. The college announced Monday that Abu-Jamal, who received his Bachelor of Arts from Goddard in 1996, was selected by the Fall 2014 graduating class. Abu-Jamal, 60, was sentenced to death for the 1981 murder of Officer Daniel Faulkner. (Snip) “As a reflection of Goddard’s individualized and transformational educational model, our commencements are intimate affairs where each student serves as her or his own valedictorian, and each class chooses its own speaker,” said Goddard College Interim President Bob Kenny.

3.1 Magnitude Earthquake
Reported Near Langston
News9 (Oklahoma), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/29/2014 11:40:47 PM     Post Reply
LANGSTON, Oklahoma - The United State Geological Survey reported an earthquake near Langston Monday at 9:43 a.m. The 3.1 magnitude quake was nearly two miles deep. The quake was reported eight miles north of Langston, nine miles west, southwest of Stillwater and 17 miles northeast of Guthrie. There are no reports of major injury or damage at this time. According to the USGS, earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest ones felt by humans. Damage is more likely from quakes at a 4.0 magnitude and higher.

  


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Saddam’s Strategy Against ISIS
American Conservative, by Philip Jenkins    Original Article
Posted By: trapper- 9/29/2014 11:11:06 PM     Post Reply
It does not take great powers of prophecy to discern the outcome of the latest U.S. intervention in Syria and Iraq. Soon, ground forces will become more directly involved. Fighting bravely and intelligently, those forces will win many victories, although at a high cost in battle casualties and terrorist outrages. Meanwhile, Islamic State forces only have to stay on the defensive until the patience of the U.S. public becomes exhausted, prompting another undignified American withdrawal in 2016 or 2020. Islamists will then regain power, just as the Taliban will almost certainly do in Afghanistan. Americans will be left scratching their

In battle to stop encroaching Chinese
rule, protesters in Hong Kong
ready for long haul
Washington Post, by William Wan and Brian Murphy    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/29/2014 10:43:35 PM     Post Reply
BEIJING — Swelling crowds of pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong on Monday plunged Asia’s normally staid financial hub into a tense standoff with Beijing that strikes directly at China’s expanding political grip in the former British colony. The rapidly escalating protests are aimed at forcing Beijing’s Communist leaders to abandon newly declared powers to weed out any candidates in upcoming Hong Kong elections. Yet many on the streets proclaimed they are fighting for something even bigger: preserving a vision of Hong Kong promised 17 years ago when it reverted to Chinese rule. At the time, Chinese leaders promised a state

U.S. intel disputes Obama
claim on Islamic State
Washington Times, by Guy Taylor    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/29/2014 10:38:02 PM     Post Reply
U.S. policy leaders, including President Obama, were repeatedly warned for more than a year by the U.S. intelligence community that the Islamic State terror group was gaining significant strength in Syria and was on the verge of seizing territory deep inside Iraq, where the military was struggling to respond. The private assessments, which were confirmed to The Washington Times on Monday, conflict with Mr. Obama’s claim on national television over the weekend that America’s spies had underestimated the rise and capabilities of the Islamic State and had overestimated the Iraqi military’s ability and will to fight the group. Despite heavy

Supreme Court rules 5-4 for
Republican plan to limit
early voting in Ohio
The Washington Post, by Robert Barnes    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/29/2014 10:34:35 PM     Post Reply
The Supreme Court’s conservatives cleared the way Monday for Ohio to restrict early voting in the state, on the eve of the day it was to start. The court granted the state’s request to stay decisions of lower courts that threw out the state’s new plan, passed by the Republican-led legislature. But the court’s four liberal justices said they would have stayed out of the case and left those decisions in place. Ohio argued that the new plan--reducing from 35 to 28 the number of days voters could cast an early ballot--could not be seen as violating the rights of

  


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Donna Edwards wants women to
follow her into politics, where
she’s happy to lead
Washington Post, by Krissah Thompson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/29/2014 10:26:45 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Donna F. Edwards is stooped in a corner fiddling with the sound system. Her event, guest-starring House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, is about to start. There is barely room to move in the small Hyattsville bakery, and side conversations are bouncing off the walls. A microphone would be helpful when the speeches begin, and Edwards, who likes to fix stuff, is not above squatting in a fuchsia frock to try to get the job done. Almost as soon as she unseated an incumbent congressman in a Democratic primary in 2008, Edwards became all about pushing out the Democratic Party’s

Clinton granddaughter gets books,
baseball uniform at fundraiser
CNN, by Dana Bash    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/29/2014 10:15:37 PM     Post Reply
(Video) New grandmother Hillary Clinton was presented with a slew of gifts, mostly books, for her baby granddaughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, Monday afternoon at a private New York City fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. DCCC chairman Steve Israel told CNN he gave Clinton a series of books that fell into several categories: Classics: "Goodnight Moon" and "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," Topical: "Veterans, Heroes in our Neighborhood," "America the Beautiful," "Global Babies" (pictures of babies around the world, in honor of Secretary of State Clinton), and a New York pop-up book, Political: "Baby Bear Sees Blue," "Blue

Marie Harf explains: ISIL Was
Too Fast For Us!
Power Line, by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/29/2014 10:10:00 PM     Post Reply
With the dissolution of the Obama administration’s foreign policy in the Middle East and elsewhere, President Obama is talking as fast as he can. Obama set some kind of a land speed record for double-talk in his interview with Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes last night, highlighted by Obama’s passing the buck for his misunderestimation of ISIS to the Director of National Intelligence et al. That hasn’t gone down too well, in part because it conflicts with what one could learn from following the headlines over the past year or two. Empirical reality belies Obama’s buck-passing. Moreover, those who have

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of
Dallas monitoring patient for possible Ebola
Dallas Morning News [TX] *, by Claire Cardona    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/29/2014 10:04:21 PM     Post Reply
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas is carefully evaluating a patient who may have Ebola Virus Disease. Based on the patient’s symptoms and recent travel history, the patient has been admitted into “strict isolation,” said spokeswoman Candace White in a prepared statement. Preliminary test results are expected Tuesday. The hospital is following Centers for Disease Control and Texas Department of Heath recommendations to ensure the safety of patients, staff, volunteers, physicians and visitors, White said. In August, Dr. Kent Brantly, a Fort Worth doctor who contracted Ebola while working as an aid worker in Africa,

  


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Syria´s foreign minister:
U.S. should bomb all militants
Associated Press, by Zeina Karam & Edith M. Lederer    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/29/2014 9:54:55 PM     Post Reply
United Nations - Syria´s foreign minister said Monday that the U.S.-led bombing campaign should be expanded to target other militant groups besides the Islamic State group, noting that the fight against terrorism has aligned the Syrian regime with its Western and Arab opponents in a fight against a common enemy. "They have the same ideology. They have the same extremist ideology," Walid al-Moallem told The Associated Press in urging a widening of the U.S.-led aerial campaign to include all Islamic rebel factions fighting President Bashar Assad´s government. Speaking earlier at the U.N. General Assembly,

Man drops baby during pursuit, parents
arrested on burglary charges, JPSO says
Times-Picayune [New Orleans, LA], by Helen Freund    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/29/2014 9:49:26 PM     Post Reply
A couple suspected of burglarizing a Harvey home were arrested Monday afternoon (Sept. 29) following a high-speed police chase that endangered the life of an infant, authorities said. According to a news release from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff´s Office, authorities arrested Clinton Mingo, 27, and Thadnesha Williams, 22, after officers said the New Orleans couple burglarized a home on the 800 block of 5th Avenue and fled the scene with their 7-month-old daughter. (Snip) Mingo was seen running away "swinging an infant wildly in the air by one arm," the report said, before one of the officers began

Kenner woman arrested after police
find toddlers trying to cross highway
Times-Picayune [New Orleans, LA], by Helen Freund    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/29/2014 9:46:44 PM     Post Reply
A Kenner woman was arrested on child desertion charges after an off-duty police officer found two toddlers attempting to cross a busy thoroughfare last week. Janice Barre, 32, left two 3-year-olds and a 4-year old at home -- with their 10-year-old brother asleep on the couch and two large pots of boiling water on the stove -- while she went to a store around noon last Wednesday (Sept. 24), authorities say. Two of the young children left their home at 2516 Idaho Avenue to look for their mother, an arrest report says, and walked three blocks to

CNN Poll: In North Carolina Senate
race, Libertarian could be spoiler
CNN, by Ashley Killough    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 9/29/2014 9:45:08 PM     Post Reply
In one of the most closely-watched Senate races of the year, incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina holds a narrow three-point advantage over her Republican challenger, according to a new CNN/ORC International survey. But the poll indicates that Thom Tillis, the GOP nominee, may be falling behind Hagan because a Libertarian candidate could be siphoning off Republican votes. (Snip) Hagan´s favorable rating is 46%, indicating that everyone who likes her is going to vote for her. But Tillis gets a 47% favorable rating among likely voters, yet only 43% of the vote. "That suggests that there are voters

  


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Politics color information
on Obamacare premiums
Washington Times, by Tom Howell Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/29/2014 9:42:33 PM     Post Reply
In Arkansas, Gov. Mike Beebe touted signs of a 2 percent drop in premiums in the state’s Obamacare insurance exchange as proof the health law is working. In Alaska, though, Gov. Sean Parnell said some plans’ premiums would spike by as much as 37 percent — evidence, he said, that his concerns about the law “are, unfortunately, proving to be true.” As Obamacare’s exchanges prepare to enter their second round of open enrollment, beginning Nov. 15, more than half of the states have released some rate information, and while supporters anticipate bargains and critics warn of “rate shock,” the truth for most

CNN´s Burnett on Chelsea Clinton
Leaving Hospital with Child: ´Sort of
Like...the Whole Kate and William Moment´
Newsbusters, by Ken Shepherd    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/29/2014 9:38:03 PM     Post Reply
Video of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky leaving the hospital with their newborn daughter apparently reminds CNN anchor Erin Burnett of when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went before cameras outside a London hospital before taking home their newborn son Prince George last year. Burnett made the remark towards the end of her program while narrating video footage of the couple exiting a New York City hospital with Bill and Hillary Clinton just steps behind them. Of course when William and Kate left the hospital with their bundle of joy, the proud royal parents had the moment to themselves, not

VA whistleblowers win
settlements in retaliation cases
Washington Post, by Josh Hicks & David A. Fahrenthold    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/29/2014 9:32:08 PM     Post Reply
The Department of Veterans Affairs has reached settlements with three whistleblowers who helped expose wrongdoing at the Phoenix VA hospital, where details of a nationwide record-keeping scandal emerged this year. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel, a small federal agency that investigates whistleblower complaints, announced the settlements on Monday. At least two of the agreements involve promotions, signaling that the agency wants to reward employees who report bad practices. Each of the employees said they were retaliated against for their efforts to report problems. Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner said in a statement on

George Clooney´s Father-in-Law: Wedding
Is ´Very Good News´ for Middle East
Breitbart California, by Adelle Nazarian    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/29/2014 9:25:50 PM     Post Reply
George Clooney´s new father-in-law Ramzi Alamuddin has stated that the American Hollywood star´s wedding to his Lebanese-born, anti-Israel, and human rights attorney daughter Amal Alamuddin was "more than perfect" and that their marriage is "very good news" for both their family as well as for the entire Middle East. In a telephone interview with the AFP from Venice, Italy following the couple´s "grand, simple and perfect" nuptials, Ramzi Alamuddin said the marriage "is very good news among the bad news we are living now," adding that "the couple really do match." His statement a testament to Clooney and Alamuddin´s similar

Schools Scramble To Help
Teens Who Crossed Border
Associated Press, by Kimberly Hefling    Original Article
Posted By: chicodon- 9/29/2014 9:10:29 PM     Post Reply
American schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of children and teenagers who crossed the border alone in recent months. Unaccompanied minors who made up the summer spike at the border have moved to communities of all sizes, in nearly every state, Federal data indicates, to live with a relative and await immigration decisions. The Supreme Court has ruled that schools have an obligation to educate all students regardless of their immigration status, so schools have become a safe haven for many of the tens of thousands of these young people mostly from central America living in limbo.

  



Forensic evidence links Hannah
Graham suspect to two more
attacks including rape and
murder of co-ed five years ago
Daily Mail [UK], by Nick Fagge*    Original Article
Posted By: ScarletPimpernel- 9/29/2014 7:20:40 PM     Post Reply
The prime suspect in the abduction of Hannah Graham has been linked to the disappearance, rape and murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, it was revealed on Monday. Virginia State Police this morning confirmed the arrest of Jesse ‘LJ’ Matthew had provided a ‘new forensic link’ to detectives investigating the disappearance of 20-year-old Morgan in October 2009. Police described the dramatic development as a ‘significant break’. Morgan’s brutal murder has already been linked by DNA to the rape of a 26-year-old woman in Fairfax, Virginia in September 2005.

LA Times: ´Worst is Yet to Come´
If Ferguson Officer Not Indicted
Truth Revolt, by Bradford Thomas    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/29/2014 7:18:59 PM     Post Reply
The L.A. Times is warning that the “worst is yet to come” if a grand jury fails to indict white officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing black 18-year-old Michael Brown. If the grand jury fails to indict the officer who killed Michael Brown, almost everyone here thinks things will get worse. “They’re not going to be looting next time,” said Kevin Seltzer, 30, who lives at an apartment complex near where Brown, 18, was shot. “They’re going to burn the city down.” The article highlights recent indications that the city is “far from finding peace,” including continued clashes with officers, the shooting

Cornyn to PJM: Time for ‘Arguments
Within the Family… Has Passed’ If
Conservatives Want to Win Senate
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/29/2014 6:49:16 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The Senate’s minority whip is confident about Republicans being the majority in the 114th Congress — if conservatives can set aside differences and work to combat the massive influx of donor cash that has Democratic campaigns ahead in the money race. Only in the majority, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) stresses, can conservatives make headway on tamping down overregulation, repealing and replacing Obamacare, securing the “chaotic” border, getting Keystone XL moving, and bringing civilized debate back to the upper chamber. And only by realizing the gravity of the battle for November, he argues, can Republicans relegate Harry Reid (D-Nev.)

Rep. Jim Jordan Running For
House Oversight Chairmanship
Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/29/2014 6:39:33 PM     Post Reply
Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan has started campaigning to replace Rep. Darrell Issa as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, The Daily Caller has learned. Jordan is talking to key leaders in the Republican conference about his bid to take over for Issa, who is stepping down from the chairmanship after the 2014 midterms. Insiders currently describe the race as being wide open. The chairmanship election will be held after the 2014 midterms in the Republican Steering Committee, which gives the speaker of the House (currently John Boehner, who said that he will run for another term

Obama Says His Nat´l Intelligence
Director ´Underestimated What
Had Been Taking Place in Syria´
Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/29/2014 5:55:15 PM     Post Reply
How did the Islamic State terrorists end up in control of so much territory? CBS correspondent steve Kroft asked President Barack Obama in a "60 Minutes" segment that aired Sunday night. (snip) Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) told MSNBC on Monday that President Obama "dropped the ball" of the threat emanating from Syria and is now blaming others. In fact, the threat was no secret: It was discussed openly at hearings on Capitol Hill both this year and last. Eight months ago, on Jan. 29, 2014, National Intelligence Director James Clapper told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that Syria was

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