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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

 







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Reuters Reporter Dismantles Obama
Administration Spin On ISIL
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/1/2014 6:10:45 AM     Post Reply
Reuters correspondent Arshad Mohammed caught State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki in a trap with a pointed line of questioning regarding the Obama administration’s knowledge of and response to the rise of ISIL. “Is the basic point you’re trying to make that you–that the administration fully grasped the threat posed by ISIL and took aggressive and effective action to confront that threat from the beginning of the year?” Mohammed asked. “Is that what you’re trying to argue?” “Yes,” Psaki said. “If that’s the case, if your actions were so effective and so aggressive, how is it that since the beginning of the year

First lady praises National
Design Award winners
Associated Press, by Darlene Superville    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/1/2014 6:00:26 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON— Michelle Obama says she speaks for all women in saying she´s glad that Narciso Rodriguez became a fashion designer. Rodriguez is among winners of the 2014 National Design Awards and attended an annual White House luncheon the first lady held Tuesday for the group. She also wore one of Rodriguez´s designs: a sleeveless, eggplant-colored sheath dress. Mrs. Obama saluted the winners for having some of the "most daring and creative minds in the world." But as important as it is to celebrate the best designers in America today, the first lady says it´s also necessary to cultivate the best

CDC: Ebola confirmed in Dallas patient
WFAA-TV [Dallas, TX] **, by Janet St. James & Josh Davis *    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/1/2014 5:35:31 AM     Post Reply
Dallas - A patient in a Dallas hospital was confirmed Tuesday to have the deadly Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday. (Snip) September 19: The adult patient boards a flight to the U.S. in Liberia after being screened for Ebola symptoms - September 20: The patient arrives in the United States - September 24: Patient shows first symptoms of Ebola - September 26: Patient seeks initial medical care - September 28: Patient admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas - A Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital spokesman said the patient has been in isolation since he arrived on Sunday,

  


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Report: Obama Executive Action
Could Protect Illegal Immigrants
from Being Deported for DUIs
National Review Online, by Ryan Lovelace    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/1/2014 5:32:47 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is reportedly considering an executive action that could protect illegal immigrants convicted of serious vehicle-related offenses, including drunk driving, from deportation as they’d normally be subject to under immigration law. The most sweeping piece of executive action President Obama has considered regarding immigration policy would offer effectively legal status and work authorization to some millions of illegal immigrants, but there are other executive actions the administration has considered instead of or in addition to that measure. One of those possibilities, described in a report by the

GAO says Obama administration can´t
bail out insurers without Congress
Washington Examiner [DC], by Philip Klein    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/1/2014 5:28:15 AM     Post Reply
The Department of Health and Human Services cannot legally bail out the insurance industry for excessive losses through President Obama´s health care law unless the U.S. Congress approves language allowing the administration to do so, according to a legal opinion released on Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office. The ruling could end up provoking a showdown between the White House and Congressional Republicans over Obamacare that has the potential to affect health insurance premiums. At issue is the "risk corridors" program, which aims to stabilize the insurance market on the new health insurance exchanges

Pentagon Official: The President Is Lying
To America — About Us, And About ISIS
Daily Caller, by Joseph Miller    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/1/2014 5:24:44 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama has taken a lot of flack since his Sunday night “60 Minutes” interview, in which he blamed the intelligence community for his failure to tackle the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. And that is right and proper. Because not only was his excuse of blaming us a lie, but when questioned on his lie, White House press secretary Josh Earnest doubled down with a whole new lie — both of which are easily, publicly proven false. On Sunday, Obama said the intelligence community had underestimated the rise of ISIS, saying in an interview

Why America Tuned Out the
President on 60 Minutes
American Thinker, by Brian C Joondeph    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/1/2014 5:21:07 AM     Post Reply
President Obama gave an interview on 60 Minutes this past weekend. It seems that few people were watching. Deadline Hollywood, self-described as “[t]he definitive choice for industry insiders,” noted that 60 Minutes ratings were “off by 69% from last Sunday, when it directly followed the game.” Meaning that an NFL game preceding 60 Minutes is responsible for the show’s typically strong ratings. Specifically, 60 Minutes had 17.9 million viewers on September 21 but only 9.7 million viewers the following week on September 28, when Steve Kroft interviewed the president. The LA Times wrote about overall TV ratings of all shows

  


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Court: Obama Admin
Can’t Hide Investigation into
Former White House Adviser
Washington Free Beacon, by C.J. Ciaramella    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/1/2014 5:20:57 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration must acknowledge the existence of an independent investigation into former White House senior economics adviser Austan Goolsbee’s alleged unauthorized access to the Koch brother’s tax returns, a court ruled Tuesday. A federal judge ruled the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) must disclose to watchdog group Cause of Action whether records of an investigation exist. Cause of Action filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit after TIGTA refused to confirm or deny the existence of the investigation in what is commonly known as a “Glomar response.”

Suit: Black donor´s sperm
sent to white woman
Chicago Tribune, by Meredith Rodriguez    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 10/1/2014 5:17:47 AM     Post Reply
A white Ohio woman is suing a Downers Grove-based sperm bank, alleging that the company mistakenly gave her vials from an African-American donor, a fact that she said has made it difficult for her and her same-sex partner to raise their now 2-year-old daughter in an all-white community. Jennifer Cramblett, of Uniontown, Ohio, alleges in the lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court that Midwest Sperm Bank sent her the vials of an African-American donor´s sperm in September 2011 instead of those of a white donor that she and her white partner had ordered. After searching through pages of comprehensive

For Obama and Indian Leader,
a Friendly Stroll if Not
a Full Embrace
New York Times, by Julie Hirschfeld Davis    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 10/1/2014 5:15:06 AM     Post Reply
Washington--In a get-to-know-you visit fraught with awkward undertones, President Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India sought to repair a strained relationship between their nations on Tuesday, emerging with expressions of good will but little in the way of concrete deals. (Snip)Mr. Modi sat in front of an empty plate and had warm water for dinner while Mr. Obama and the two leaders’ entourages ate avocados and goat cheese, crisped halibut and basmati rice, a pumpkin crème brûlée and a California chardonnay. The 20-person dinner was a stark contrast to the lavish affair Mr. Obama threw for Mr. Modi’s

Julia Pierson puts the
‘secret’ in Secret Service
Washington Post, by Dana Milbank    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/1/2014 5:12:29 AM     Post Reply
Julia Pierson is really putting “secret” into the Secret Service. First, her agency declared that the White House fence jumper who made it all the way into the Executive Mansion was unarmed; turned out later that he had a knife. Then the agency said the jumper was subdued as soon as he entered through the North Portico. Now we learn, from The Post’s Carol D. Leonnig, that he led agents on a dance into the East Room and outside the Green Room. At this rate of disclosure, we may soon learn that the jumper stopped in the Oval Office and signed a

  


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The Democrats´ Biggest Worry:
Obama´s Fall From Grace With His Base
American Spectator, by J.T. Young    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/1/2014 5:08:45 AM     Post Reply
The Democrats’ biggest worry heading toward November is Obama’s fall from grace with his base. This could make things even worse for them than currently expected. Democrats’ only hope to offset Republicans’ anticipated midterm surge is their base’s high turnout. However, Obama’s deep drop with his strongest supporters seriously calls this hope into question. Democrats know they will lose seats in November. The only question is: How many? At best, they hope to hang on to the Senate by a hair. Losses for the party holding the presidency are nothing new. Simply, it happens because the presidential candidate, who brought in sufficient

The inhumane society
Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 10/1/2014 5:06:03 AM     Post Reply
Americans love animals, even cats. Eight million stray dogs and cats find their way into animal shelters every year, and the lucky ones are adopted into a warm home with a loving family. Shelters are operated by small charities usually called “humane societies,” whose good deeds are funded by private generosity. The Humane Society of the United States trades on the good of others to finance a radical agenda. In May, the Humane Society and a handful of other radical animal-rights groups had to write a $15.8 million check to the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus for damages done. The

Teen girls recall horrors
while held in ISIS captivity
New York Post, by Leonard Greene    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 10/1/2014 5:00:18 AM     Post Reply
Teenage girls who escaped the brutal clutches of ISIS terrorists have recounted a harrowing nightmare of beatings, torture, rape and degradation that included being forced to watch videos of men being beheaded. The girls, members of the persecuted Yazidi minority from northern Iraq, say they were captured and sold or given as gifts. “We would try to make ourselves look ugly,” an escaped girl, 15, told the Global Post news service. “Some women would cry or scream or fight, but it made no difference. They were always taken anyway,” She said they were debased so badly that death, even by suicide, was more

Judge rules against White
House on Affordable Care Act
Politico, by Jennifer Haberkorn    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/1/2014 4:52:35 AM     Post Reply
A federal judge in Oklahoma has ruled that Obamacare subsidies cannot go to residents of states that are not running their own insurance exchanges, a second blow to the Obama administration on a issue that threatens a key element of the health law’s coverage expansion. Judge Ronald A. White said that the administration’s decision to allow subsidies to go through either a state-run health insurance exchange or the federal exchange is an improper and invalid reading of the Affordable Care Act and must be struck. White’s ruling marks the second judgment against the government on the subsidy question and comes as the

  


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In Praise of Benjamin Netanyahu
PJ Media, by Roger L. Simon    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/1/2014 4:45:56 AM     Post Reply
In case you non-Jews haven’t noticed, we Jews bicker a lot. Some of us even have bad things to say about Albert Einstein. A fair number of us have bad things to say about Karl Marx. Or about Milton Friedman — to go the other way. (Yes, I think Friedman was a lot smarter than Marx.) So it should be no surprise that Benjamin Netanyahu is only intermittently popular in his home country. At the height of the recent Gaza war, he was a hero on the level of King Solomon, but then, after things quieted down with a relatively indeterminate

Why Ted Cruz Is a Longshot
Bloomberg View, by Ted Bernstein    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/1/2014 4:42:47 AM     Post Reply
Ted Cruz´s presidential campaign, which began more or less the day after he was elected to the Senate almost two years ago, is becoming a bit more official. “It´s 90/10 he´s in,” a Cruz aide told National Journal’s Tim Alberta. That’s not exactly news, because Cruz has been campaigning hard for years. It’s part of the game candidates play -- most runs get announced unofficially at least once or twice, and sometimes half a dozen times, before the official declaration. Cruz is terrific at generating attention, and at firing up conservative voters. He won the straw poll at the annual Value

US & Russia Re-Arming
for a New Cold War
Daily Beast, by Bill Sweetman    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/1/2014 4:39:35 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. and Russia are sinking billions into nuclear-capable bombers, missiles, and submarines. Another round of “Mutually Assured Destruction,” anyone? Four years ago, a North American Aerospace Defense Command officer sang the praises of a joint counter-terrorism exercise with Russian forces, named Vigilant Eagle. “This exercise is one milestone in working together. Our folks are proud to be a part of such an important event and are passionate about partaking in efforts to protect our borders,” 176th Air Control Squadron operations officer Lt. Col. John Oberst said. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but the lessons learned from Vigilant Eagle

Paying the Price for Ignoring the
Government Shutdown With My Motorcycle
Esquire, by Zach Bowman    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/1/2014 4:37:25 AM     Post Reply
If you find yourself standing before a federal judge, the last thing you want is to feel your attorney go stiff beside you. His Honor looked at the paperwork in front of him and paused. His eyes shot over his rimless glasses and landed first on me, then my attorney, who could not have performed a more perfect interpretation of 2x12 plank if we had entered into a life-and-death game of charades. It was inspired. “Mr. Bowman, I’m trying to understand why your alleged offense occurred on one day and your citations were written almost two weeks later.” Ah. That.

Call Oklahoma beheading
what it is: Terrorism
CNN, by Mel Robbins    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/1/2014 4:27:53 AM     Post Reply
Colleen Hufford, 54, was beheaded by Alton Nolen during a surprise attack at a Vaughan Foods plant in Oklahoma last week, according to police. Thankfully, before the terrorist -- yes, terrorist -- could behead another victim, Traci Johnson, he was shot by the company´s CEO, Mark Vaughan, who is also a deputy sheriff. The terrorist survived. Hufford, a wife, mother, and grandmother, did not. Her husband of 25 years was outside Vaughan Foods that afternoon, waiting to pick her up as he did every day, when he learned she was the victim of a terrorist attack. It was a terrorist attack,

  



Obama Seeks Traction on
Economy Amid Foreign Tests
Associated Press, by Jim Kuhnhenn & Julie Pace    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/1/2014 4:23:56 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama´s escalating military campaign in Iraq and Syria has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans. But the airstrikes against Islamic State extremists have also introduced a new complicating factor into the fall campaign, forcing both sides to reassess their closing political messages. Obama is drawing new attention to the nation´s recovery from the Great Recession with a speech Thursday at Northwestern University, linking U.S. stature abroad to economic strength at home. It is a delicate argument for a president whose handling of pocketbook issues remains

Ebola Case Stokes Concerns
for Liberians in Texas
Associated Press, by David Warren & Lauren Neergaard    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/1/2014 4:20:37 AM     Post Reply
DALLAS -- The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area´s West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus. The unidentified man was critically ill and has been in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday, federal health officials said Tuesday. They would not reveal his nationality or age. Authorities have begun tracking down family, friends and anyone else who may have come in close contact with him and could be at risk. Officials said there are

Prime Minister Will Ask Obama:
Don´t Cooperate with Iran on ISIS
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Gil Ronen    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/1/2014 3:18:12 AM     Post Reply
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will meet in Washington Wednesday with US President Barack Obama--in their first meeting in seven months. Netanyahu will talk to Obama about the current tensions between Israel the Palestinian Authority, and is also expected to ask Obama not to cooperate with Iran as part of the campaign against the Islamic State (aka ISIS), reports IDF Radio. Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State terrorists, but would like to see more flexibility on Iran’s uranium enrichment program, senior Iranian officials told Reuters. Netanyahu arrived in the United States Monday

What You Need to
Know About Ebola
Breitbart Big Government, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/1/2014 3:09:35 AM     Post Reply
The current outbreak of Ebola virus in Dallas has people all over the United States panicked about the possibility of Ebola coming to their hometown. [Snip] The CDC lists the following symptoms, which generally appear within 8 to 10 days after exposure to Ebola: Fever of above 101.5°F; Severe headache; Muscle pain; Weakness; Diarrhea; Vomiting; Abdominal pain; Unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising). Treatment. If you come down with these symptoms, go to a hospital immediately. There is no antibiotic treatment or vaccine for Ebola virus; essentially, your immune system is the only defense against Ebola virus.

Ebola is in America: Dallas man is
diagnosed with disease AFTER return
from Africa in first case found on U.S.
soil. Now in isolation but he MAY*
Daily Mail [UK], by Associated Press & Zoe Szathmary    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/1/2014 2:43:18 AM     Post Reply
Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a male patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa. The unidentified patient was critically ill and has been in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday, officials said. Health authorities have begun tracking down family and friends who may have had close contact with the patient and could be at risk for becoming ill. But officials said there are no other suspected cases in Texas.

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