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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today that Israel would complete its goal of destroying Hamas' network of tunnels with or without a cease-fire. He said before a Cabinet meeting that this was just the first phase of the demilitarization of Gaza.(CNN)




Thursday, July 31, 2014

 





  

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House readies bill to stop Obama´s
immigration order in advance.

Wild and fancy legislative dancing as session nears end.
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The real Lois Lerner exposed in newly released email
The word "smidgen" joins corruption history.
Is a huge civil rights violation case coming up?
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Hillary Clinton and the Decision to Intervene in Libya
A new whistle begins to blow.
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Rushed HHS Let Contractors Fumble
Obamacare Website, GAO Says

Report today. More trouble on the way.
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Blaming the flirtatious wife?
Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell’s trial turns tabloid

Finally, things were getting so dull.
Time for a touch of seedy.
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Blaming the flirtatious wife?
Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell’s trial turns tabloid
Fox News, by Howard Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 7/31/2014 7:12:06 AM     Post Reply
As governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell was a savvy southerner often talked about as a hot Republican presidential prospect for 2016.Now he’s fighting to stay out of jail.The fall-from-grace narrative is a classic one, a rising-star politician who accepted lavish gifts from a rich businessman seeking help from state government. But this tale had a twist: McDonnell’s wife, Maureen, was a key go-between with the executive, Jonnie Williams. In a Richmond courthouse, the former governor has mounted an eye-opening defense, saying that his wife was smitten with the guy while their own relationship had collapsed. I guess desperate times call for desperate

One Million Ceasefires
FrontPage, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 7/31/2014 6:57:20 AM     Post Reply
If you like cease-fires, then this is a great time to be alive. Those Israelis who weren’t shot in the head by Hamas terrorists (whom Andrew Sullivan insists weren’t real Hamas terrorist, trading in his obsession with Sarah Palin’s rogue pregnancy for a new conspiracy theory) or killed by a Hamas rocket, encounter almost as many cease-fires in a given day as terrorist attacks. A cease-fire comes along every few minutes and it can last anywhere from a minute to an hour to a few hours until Hamas once again begins firing rockets or swarming through tunnels to attack Israelis.

Derek Jeter gets surprise pregame
visit from former President George
W. Bush before Yankees - Rangers
New York Daily News, by Mark Feinsand    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/31/2014 6:45:40 AM     Post Reply
ARLINGTON, Tex. — It wasn’t the gifts Derek Jeter received from the Rangers that made Wednesday’s pregame ceremony memorable, but rather a special guest. President George W. Bush made a surprise appearance Wednesday night as the Rangers honored Jeter before Wednesday’s series finale. “It’s an experience,” Jeter said. “That’s a gift within itself. Not too many people can say they’ve had the President come out and honor them in a ceremony. It meant a lot to me.” Ex-Rangers Michael Young and Ivan Rodriguez presented the Captain with a $10,000 check for his Turn 2 Foundation along with custom-made cowboy boots complete

  


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Gowdy Prepares for First Benghazi Hearing
WLTX (Columbia SC), by Mary Troyan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/31/2014 6:37:16 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -The special House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi will hold its first public hearing in September about changes the State Department has made to better protect diplomats, Rep. Trey Gowdy said Wednesday. Gowdy, the committee´s Republican chairman, also said the panel is gaining access to witnesses that didn´t participate in previous congressional investigations into the attacks. "I know I´m biased, but one of the good parts about running an investigation in a way that appears to be serious-minded is that witnesses who were previously unavailable or not interested in cooperating are now interested in cooperating," Gowdy

Israel Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels
Associated Press, by Peter Enav & Ibrahim Barzak    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/31/2014 6:30:28 AM     Post Reply
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in the densely-populated territory. Netanyahu´s vow came as international efforts to end the 23-day-old conflict seemed to sputter despite concern over the mounting death toll, with more than 1,300 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and more than 50 Israelis, almost all of them soldiers, killed since July 8. "We have neutralized dozens of terror tunnels and we are committed to complete this mission, with or without a

Hillary Clinton and the
Decision to Intervene in Libya
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/31/2014 5:42:00 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton has been working full-time to control the story of her time as Secretary of State. That was the point of her clunky, largely unread book, and the point of her awkward, gaffe-laden book tour. Clinton argues (plausibly) that she wanted a more activist approach to Syria than that served up by her boss. She argues (implausibly) that she wasn’t really sold on the “reset” with Russia. As to Libya, Clinton’s priority must be to duck, to the extent possible, the political fallout from the killing of our ambassador and three other Americans by terrorists in Benghazi. But what about the larger

Israel’s fight today will
be yours tomorrow
New York Post, by Ron Prosor    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/31/2014 5:37:15 AM     Post Reply
In 1968, three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacked an Israel-bound El Al flight, diverting it to Algiers. It was one of the first terrorist hijackings in modern history. In response, Israel implemented a wave of unprecedented airport security reforms — including luggage checks and individual passenger screenings. For its efforts to protect passengers, Israel was scorned by the liberal elite for putting innocent travelers through an invasive and burdensome ordeal. Thirty-three years later, al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four US planes, crashing two into the World Trade Center. Today, Israel’s once “insensitive” policies have become

  


  

Thank God John Kerry Wasn’t
President Of The United States
Daily Caller, by W. James Antle, III    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/31/2014 5:27:43 AM     Post Reply
Addressing the cool kids at Rolling Stone during his ill-fated presidential campaign, John Kerry attempted to explain his vote for the Iraq War. “I mean, when I voted for the war, I voted for what I thought was best for the country,” Kerry said. Then after taking a swipe at a Democratic presidential candidate who disrupted his coronation by actually opposing the war, he added, “Did I expect George Bush to f–k it up as badly as he did? I don’t think anybody did.” Fast forward more than a decade. John Kerry is now secretary of state. And things are certainly f–ked

Half of air traffic controller job offers
go to people with no aviation experience
Chicago Tribune, by Jon Hilkevitch    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/31/2014 5:24:21 AM     Post Reply
More than half of the latest batch of air-traffic controller job offers nationwide went to people with no aviation experience as part of a program designed to expand hiring among the general public, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday. About 22,500 people without an aviation background initially applied. Of those, 837 were offered jobs. The remainder of the roughly 1,600 new controller slots went to more traditional applicants, including military veterans with aviation experience and accredited aviation school graduates. The hiring breakdown marks a major shift in FAA recruitment strategy, which is now geared toward trying to keep ahead of

What the Nunn Campaign Memos
Confirm About Money in Politics
Wall Street Journal, by Linda Killian    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/31/2014 5:17:32 AM     Post Reply
The internal memos and 144-page campaign plan prepared for Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn are a fascinating if somewhat horrifying glimpse of the political industrial complex. The document–available here–was first made public by National Review. Much of the reporting so far has focused on internal opposition research in the memo exploring the potential weaknesses of Ms. Nunn’s candidacy. But I’d argue that the real revelations involve fundraising’s central role in every aspect of political campaigns. That’s not really news, but it is described in the memo in incredible detail. Ms. Nunn is advised to focus on fundraising “with relentless intensity” and to

Why Exposés of the Clintons Fail
American Spectator, by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/31/2014 5:14:21 AM     Post Reply
In dipping into Daniel Halper’s interesting new book about the Clintons’ return from the grave that they had dug for themselves during their White House years (from an approval rating of 66 percent after his impeachment he plummeted to 39 percent upon leaving the White House to a chorus of pardon-induced Bronx cheers), a thought occurs: We have been reading these exposés about the malfeasance of the most corrupt presidential family in American history for over two decades! For some reason the scandals that these books reveal never sinks into the American mind. Today, despite Bill Clinton’s public record of

  


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Why the Pajamahadeen Shouldn’t
Worry About the Rathergate Movie
National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/31/2014 5:08:12 AM     Post Reply
From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt: (Snip) Megan McArdle spits hot fury over the news that Mythology Entertainment is making a movie about the Rathergate memo scandal . . . based upon the book of CBS producer Mary Mapes, who contended that the story was true and that those bloggers in pajamas who kept proving it wrong — including, ahem, me — are all mean and liars and right-wing maniacs and so on. Mapes will be played by Cate Blanchett. Robert Redford is playing the man who reported the story on air, CBS News anchor Dan Rather. I’ll give

House readies bill to stop Obama´s
immigration order -- in advance
Washington Examiner [DC], by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/31/2014 5:00:10 AM     Post Reply
On what could be the last lawmaking session before the summer recess, both House and Senate are preparing bills to one-up each other on immigration. First, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that if the House passes a border crisis bill, he and Senate Democrats might attach the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill to it -- a move that would clearly doom the whole border emergency spending effort. Now, House Republican leaders have written a bill that would stop President Obama from using executive power to legalize millions of currently illegal immigrants -- something Obama is widely thought

Rushed HHS Let Contractors Fumble
Obamacare Website, GAO Says
NBC News, by Maggie Fox & Joel Seidman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/31/2014 4:56:44 AM     Post Reply
A rushed team at the Department of Health and Human Services failed to plan properly or watch over contractors hired to set up and run the online health insurance exchange, setting it up for its spectacular blowout when it rolled out last October, according to a report to be released Thursday. And unless HHS acts, more problems could happen this year, the report warns. Federal officials had just three and a half years to design, build and launch the online marketplace from the time the Affordable Care Act was signed in March 2010 to the time it had to be ready

The World Wakes Up to the God Wars
American Interest, by Walter Russell Mead & Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/31/2014 4:51:32 AM     Post Reply
France is opening her doors to Christians fleeing ISIS’s reign of persecution in Iraq. Al Jazeera has the story: “France is outraged by these abuses that it condemns with the utmost firmness,” Laurent Fabius, France’s foreign minister, and Bernard Cazeneuve, the interior minister, said in a joint statement on Monday. “The ultimatum given to these communities in Mosul by ISIL is the latest tragic example of the terrible threat that jihadist groups in Iraq, but also in Syria and elsewhere, pose to these populations that are historically an integral part of this region,” they added, referring to the Islamic State’s former name

  


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The real Lois Lerner exposed
in newly released emails
Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/31/2014 4:48:35 AM     Post Reply
Conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status had their applications denied by IRS bureaucrats who called them names like “crazies,” “rabid” and other words that can’t be printed in a family newspaper. The tax agency is supposed to be run by nonpartisan, career professionals, but the latest set of emails released by the House Ways and Means Committee suggest the agency is anything but. Until the scandal erupted last year, Lois G. Lerner was in charge of the IRS division overseeing tax-exempt organizations. Congressional investigators have spent months sifting through her emails — the ones that didn’t “go missing” — to find out

Does prostitution ‘make more
sense’ than working at Walmart?
New York Daily News, by Victoria Taylor    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/31/2014 4:45:30 AM     Post Reply
Turning tricks makes more financial sense than stocking shelves at Walmart. At least, that´s what some current and former members of the sex industry are arguing. In an article for Nerve.com titled “Why Prostitution Can Make More Sense Than Working at Walmart,” author and ex-escort David Henry Sterry says that he was drawn into the world´s oldest profession when he was a broke 17-year-old in Hollywood. Sterry says he was unable to support himself working at a fried chicken restaurant and was told he could make "real money" — $100 an hour — as a rent boy. "Economically, the only reason a person would

The West Has Cornered Putin—and
That´s When He´s Most Dangerous
New Republic, by Julia Ioffe    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/31/2014 4:36:01 AM     Post Reply
Today is not a good day to be Vladimir Putin. A game that the Russian president was winning so deftly in the spring has turned on him in summer: The Ukrainian military is bearing down on the pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine, and there’s word that it’s on the verge of splitting the rebel-held territory in two and that two major rebel leaders have fled. Putin´s supporting these guys because of a position he staked out months ago, even though they’ve just gotten him into a whole lot of trouble by mistakenly shooting down a plane full of Dutch people.

Yes, It Could Happen Again
Atlantic, by Richard Cohen    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/31/2014 4:29:42 AM     Post Reply
Pessimism is a useful prism through which to view the affairs of states. Their ambition to gain, retain, and project power is never sated. Optimism, toward which Americans are generally inclined, leads to rash predictions of history’s ending in global consensus and the banishment of war. Such rosy views accompanied the end of the Cold War. They were also much in evidence a century ago, on the eve of World War I. Then, as now, Europe had lived through a long period of relative peace, after the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Then, too, rapid progress in science, technology, and communications

Alison Lundergan Grimes Thinks
Iron Dome Goes Underground
Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/31/2014 4:20:28 AM     Post Reply
Democratic Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes says Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system prevents Hamas terrorists from tunneling into Israel. Grimes was asked about foreign policy and the conflict between the Israelis and Hamas during a recent interview with the Lexington Herald Leader. Grimes’ response casts doubt on her grasp of the basic facts in the Middle East. “The Iron Dome has been a big reason why Israel has been able to withstand the terrorists that have tried to tunnel their way in,” Grimes was quoted as saying. That is not the case.

  



Family members of Benghazi victims
confident House probe will produce truth
Fox News, by Catherine Herridge    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/31/2014 4:11:39 AM     Post Reply
Family members of the four Americans who died in the 2012 Benghazi attack told Fox News Wednesday that after meeting with members of the House committee probing the attack, they have never been more confident that investigators will get to the truth. They also said there was a surprising amount of common ground between Republicans and Democrats on the highly charged Benghazi Select Committee chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy,R-S.C. Members of the Select Committee met for the first time this week with the family members, wrapping up Wednesday with a session with the ranking Democratic member, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland. Charles Woods,

Could the Ebola outbreak come to
the United States? Yes and no.
CNN, by Ben Brumfield    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/31/2014 4:07:01 AM     Post Reply
A man boards a plane in Liberia with a slight fever. As the jet nears an airport in New York, his temperature rises; his throat grows sore. It´s the flu, he thinks after he lands, but he´s wrong. He´s caught the deadly Ebola virus. He soon dies of hemorrhagic fever while surrounded by family. Some of them catch it, and it´s like a flame hitting a fuse. The United States erupts in its first ever Ebola pandemic, as healthcare workers fight an uphill battle to contain it.Could what sounds like the plot of a Hollywood pestilence thriller really happen here? Well, yes and

Israel Calls Up Another 16,000 Reserves
Associated Press, by Peter Enav & Ibrahim Barzak    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/31/2014 4:01:26 AM     Post Reply
JERUSALEM -- Israel said Thursday it has called up another 16,000 reservists, allowing it to potentially widen its Gaza offensive against the territory´s Hamas rulers in a war that has killed more than 1,300 Palestinians and more than 50 Israelis. The new call-up follows another day of intensive fighting, in which tank shells struck a U.N. school where Palestinians were sheltering and air strikes tore through a crowded Gaza shopping area. At least 116 Palestinians and three Israeli soldiers were killed Wednesday alone. The move also coincides with stalled diplomatic efforts to end the war, which has claimed more than 1,360 Palestinian

50,000 meals a day among outpouring
of support for IDF
Times of Israel, by Melanie Lidman    Original Article
Posted By: Up2Here- 7/31/2014 12:51:51 AM     Post Reply
MOSHAV MASLUL, southern Israel — It all started with a lemonade stand. “I took my kids, and I said, let’s go buy some lemons and make lemonade for the soldiers driving by,” said Doron Elbaz, the owner of a farm next to Moshav Maslul, a small town near the Gaza border.During previous conflicts, Elbaz had organized convoys bearing food for soldiers going into Gaza. But when the current operation started on July 8, it was still unclear what kind of troops would be on the ground and how many soldiers would be serving in the area. So he decided to

Three IDF soldiers killed when explosives
detonated within a booby-trapped UN
building in Gaza. UNRWA yet to comment.
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Elad Benari    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/30/2014 11:38:24 PM     Post Reply
The three IDF soldiers who were killed on Wednesday in Gaza, were killed when explosives detonated within a booby-trapped UN building in Khan Younis, Breitbart reports. An elite IDF tunnel unit was in the process of uncovering an opening to a Hamas tunnel located at an UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) health clinic when all of a sudden the explosives detonated, causing the entirety of the building to fall on top of the soldiers. [Snip] The IDF has previously provided video evidence that Hamas fires rockets from inside schools and it is also known that Hamas has also

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