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Wish you were here, John! Jubilant Obama
relaxes on Hawaiian beach while archrival Boehner
fights for his political life after fiscal cliff 'surrender'

It must be hard for O to swim and thumb
his nose at the same time.
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Boehner Sets House Vote on Sandy Aid
Invisible millions already donated. Someone call the Red Cross
United Way, Save the Children, FEMA, Salvation Army
and Bruce Springsteen.
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Cleric may have booked pre-9/11 flights
for hijackers, FBI documents show

Without Judicial Watch, Fox News and Catherine Herridge,
this information would gather dust.
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On The Right: Obama's Idea Of 'Balance'Is
Higher Taxes To Fund A Growing Welfare State

Dr. K. sorts it out. Obama is a visionary, not an accountant.
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Obama´s Fiscal Cliff Victory Is Far Less Than Meets the Eye
Obama's victory may also have come at
a steep political price
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Must Reads for Thursday, January 03, 2013
Yesterday's Must-Reads for those who missed.
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Ldotter Note: Don't Forget to Visit TheConnection
The Place Where Eagles Gather.
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Must Read Archive [Last 60 Days]

      


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Tepid clapping greets unpopular
Obama´s VA speech at American
Legion convention in his first
speech to group for three years

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Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/26/2014 4:00:18 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama faced a tough crowd on Tuesday – American military veterans – and fell flat on his applause lines as he failed to win over the American Legion´s convention-goers. The 35-minute speech seemed to have reminded the audience of the stark divide between the White House´s policy choices and the feelings of the men and women often called on to carry them out. A Virginia legionnaire who served in the U.S. Marine Corps told MailOnline that ´a small group of Obama´s admirers – and there are some here – sat near the front and tried to generate applause

   

 

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Reports: Conservative-Bashers Steve Schmidt,
Henry Barbour Advising Rick Perry

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Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 8/27/2014 6:44:03 AM     Post Reply
Texas Governor Rick Perry has reportedly aligned himself with two of the most infamous Republican establishment operatives known for trashing conservatives. Perry is working with Henry Barbour, whom conservatives want the Republican National Committee to censure for his group´s smearing of conservatives in the Mississippi Senate runoff, and Steve Schmidt, who has elevated his profile by maligning conservatives, especially former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Politico´s Maggie Haberman reported on Tuesday that Schmidt, the infamous hack from Sen. John McCain´s 2008 presidential campaign whose gamble to go "all-in" and suspend the campaign during the financial crisis turned up snake eyes, "has

EPA Chief: CO2 Regulations
Are About ‘Justice’ For
‘Communities Of Color’

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Daily Caller, by Michael Bastasch    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 8/27/2014 3:07:35 PM     Post Reply
The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed global warming regulations aren’t just about stemming global temperature rises — according to agency’s chief, they are also about “justice” for “communities of color.” “Carbon pollution standards are an issue of justice,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in a teleconference call with environmental activists. “If we want to protect communities of color, we need to protect them from climate change.” McCarthy is referring to the EPA’s proposed rule that would limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The agency says the rule will not only help fight global warming, but will also improve public

WH: Checked-out Obama
is a media myth

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The Hill, by Amie Parnes    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/26/2014 8:52:53 AM     Post Reply
The White House is bristling at suggestions President Obama is disconnected, checked out or out of touch. White House allies maintain that the storyline of a checked-out president is a myth drummed up by the media during the summer doldrums. “It’s bullshit,” said one former senior administration official. “This is a guy who reads 10 letters a day simply to keep in touch with the American people. He spends all his time thinking about the economy and improving lives of the American people. He’s constantly in touch.” Obama has been criticized as out of touch by critics and supporters, with the subject

DNC official: Ferguson could
boost get-out-the-vote push

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution, by Daniel Malloy    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/26/2014 1:40:59 PM     Post Reply
Our AJC colleague Nicholas Fouriezos passes along the following dispatch: The racial unrest caused by tensions over the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., could be a rallying cry for Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts, according to the voter education committee chair for the Democratic Southern caucus. “There is a story beneath the story in Ferguson,” chairwoman Janet May said at the Southern Caucus meeting during the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta on Friday. May ran through the stats of the 21,000-person Missouri town: 13,000 black citizens, about 7,000 white. Five city council members– one of whom was black.

Steve Schmidt joins Rick Perry´s legal team
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Politico, by Maggie Haberman    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 8/26/2014 5:42:33 PM     Post Reply
Republican strategist and former John McCain consultant Steve Schmidt has joined the team helping Texas Gov. Rick Perry with the strategy around his indictment, POLITICO has learned. Schmidt is the latest addition to a team that Perry has been expanding with legal hands. (Snip) Earlier this week, POLITICO’s Mike Allen reported that Perry had hired former Clinton White House special counsel Mark Fabiani to a team that already included Republican lawyer Ben Ginsberg.

   

 

  


 
‘My cousin is not a terrorist’: Family
says American ISIS fighter killed in
Syria was ‘humble, caring man’

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New York Daily News, by Meg Wagner    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/27/2014 12:40:55 PM     Post Reply
The Minnesota man who died alongside fellow ISIS fighters in Syria was "not a terrorist," his cousin claims. Douglas McAuthur McCain died over the weekend in radical-on-radical clashes in Syria. He lived in California before he traveled to Syria earlier this year to join other Islamic State terrorists. But his heartbroken cousin only remembers a humble, kind man — not a militant. "We would never believe him to be involved in anything like this. He´s just a regular person." Kanyata McCain told NBC News. "My cousin is not a terrorist." She said McCain converted to Islam about 10 years ago. While he had a

Crist: I Was On The Democrats’
Side When I Was A Republican

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/27/2014 11:33:49 AM     Post Reply
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist continued his political comeback Tuesday as Democratic voters selected him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida, one of four states where voters were choosing candidates for statewide office. Crist easily defeated former state Sen. Nan Rich, while Scott coasted in his own primary toward a general election matching the state’s last two Republican governors. Both have struggled with sagging approval ratings and run-ins with conservatives. “It’s a wonderful night,” Crist declared after accepting a concession call from Rich. Crist said the strong showing is a sign that Democrats

Michelle Obama’s World – We Control
Any Space We Occupy And We Occupy
Any Space We Choose – Deal With It…

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Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/26/2014 7:29:30 PM     Post Reply
The leftist media have inflated the ego of the current regime… It’s how you get a Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing noble or prize worthy. Vocativ was on Martha’s Vineyard over the weekend to film a piece about the African-American community on the island. While we were shooting on Beach Road, one of the busiest thoroughfares on the Vineyard, the Secret Service approached and asked us to switch off our camera for 15 minutes. A moment later, first lady Michelle Obama power walked by our crew. She was out for some exercise with a small group—and a serious security

Chinese reportedly working on
super-fast submarine that would
‘fly’ in an ‘air bubble’

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Sydney Morning Herald [AU], by Terrence McCoy    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/26/2014 3:47:51 PM     Post Reply
A ´supercavitating´ submarine creates a bubble of air that encompasses the whole vehicle by ejecting gas through the nose with enough force that it forms water vapor. This greatly reduces drag and allows it to travel at high speeds not possible by standard submarines. Photo: The Washington Post In the annals of vehicular locomotion, the submarine is the equivalent of the Walkman. It dazzled the masses when it hit, flexing nuclear-tipped missiles that completed the "nuclear triad" of deterrence. But other technologies soon surpassed it in terms of speed and agility. Now, years later, the submarine may be making a

Brokaw, execs fuming
over NBC chief’s remark

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Page Six, by Emily Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/27/2014 7:46:52 AM     Post Reply
NBC News president Deborah Turness had to apologize after infuriating top execs and talent by announcing the network news organization had been asleep for 15 years. Turness, who came to the job from Britain’s ITV News one year ago, dropped the tactless clanger in a New York Times interview on Sunday, saying, “NBC News hadn’t kept up with the times in all sorts of ways, for maybe 15 years .?.?. I think the organization had gone to sleep.” Sources tell us Tom Brokaw, managing editor and anchor of NBC’s “Nightly News” from 1982 until 2004, Turness’ predecessor Steve Capus (NBC News president

   

 

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DOT Proposes Mandating Cars Broadcast
Location, Direction and Speed

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Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/27/2014 12:34:44 PM     Post Reply
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, part of the Department of Transportation, published last week an "advanced notice of proposed rulemaking" on "vehicle-to-vehicle communications." What NHTSA is proposing could begin a transformation in the American transportation system that makes our lives better and freer — or gives government more power over where we go and when. In announcing its proposed rulemaking, NHTSA is stressing its intention to protect the "privacy" of American drivers. "This document initiates rulemaking that would propose to create a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, FMVSS No. 150, to require vehicle-to-vehicle communication capability for light vehicles,"

   

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