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Sunday, March 10, 2013

 









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Air Force erases drone strike data in Afghanistan
war report just one day after Rand Paul´s filibuster

What the heck is going on here?
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The Drone Question Obama Hasn't Answered
"What, exactly, does the Obama administration
mean by 'engaged in combat'?"
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Gore’s Al Jazeera Deal Now A Major Scandal
Could it have been any other way?
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Bob Woodward's Dark Days
A long, slow hit on Woodward. Read with the possibility
in mind that "Deep Throat" may never have existed.
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Dr. Carson: Media Bullies 'Suppress Freedom of Speech,'
'Beat On Anyone Who Doesn't Toe the Line'

We want to hear more and more of the quiet dignity
and common sense of this extraordinary man.
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Obama serves up one-liners at Gridiron Club dinner
Aides suggested he not use Henny Youngman's
"take my wife, please" line. He didn't. He wasn't funny.
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Must Reads for Saturday, March 09, 2013
Yesterday's Must-Reads for those who missed.
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LDOTTER THANK YOU NOTE
Here's the tale of Dogton Abbey produced by
a genius Ldotter (credits at end) and presented as our way of
thanking everyone for another year of staying sane.
Lucianne and the entire LComCrew.
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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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The terrifying and terrible prospect
of Justice Kennedy retiring

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Washington Post, by Ruth Marcus    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 6/24/2017 5:41:18 PM     Post Reply
The end of the Supreme Court term looms, and with it the prospect — the terrifying prospect — of a retirement. Specifically, the retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who will turn 81 next month and is the longest-serving current justice, named to the high court almost 30 years ago. So if Kennedy is inclined to retire, it is hard to begrudge him that choice. But his departure would be terrible for the court and terrible for the country. It could not come at a worse time. Any court vacancy these days, under a president of either party, triggers a battle

   

 

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Donald Trump appointee once called
Obama a ‘Kenyan creampuff’ and
Facebook boss a ‘self-hating Jew’

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Independent [UK], by Ian Johnston    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/24/2017 5:06:45 PM     Post Reply
A senior US Energy Department official appointed by the Trump administration once described Barack Obama as a “Kenyan creampuff”, Mark Zuckerberg as an “arrogant, self-hating Jew” and climate scientists as “cultists” and “nuts”, according to a report. William C Bradford, director of the Department’s Office of Indian Energy, also appeared to believe Mr Obama might refuse to step down after his two terms of office, asking “what will we do? Is a military coup the only answer?” The messages were posted on a since-deleted Twitter account, @Brute_Bradford, The Washington Post revealed. Previously Mr Bradford caused

What Is Eid Al-Fitr And Why Isn’t
Trump Hosting A Traditional
Iftar Dinner To Celebrate?

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Newsweek, by JASON LE MIERE    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/24/2017 5:19:54 PM     Post Reply
Ramadan will come to an end this weekend with the major Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, and thus far President Donald Trump’s recognition of Islam’s holiest month has been limited to a statement that almost exclusively addressed violence and terrorism. Breaking with a tradition that dates back more than 20 years, to Bill Clinton’s administration, the White House will not be hosting an iftar—the meal Muslims consume to break their fast—in 2017.

Mika: Trump Is Either A Dictator
In The Making Or ‘Not Well’ [Video]

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Daily Caller, by Nick Givas    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/23/2017 5:20:24 PM     Post Reply
MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski compared President Donald Trump’s administration to North Korea Friday, saying “It does feel like a developing dictatorship.” “I will say you can do some work reading history and reading books about how dictatorship happen. The development of very negative forces taking over and what you are seeing is either this happening right now, or someone who’s not well. Very few options,” Brzezinski continued. Co-host Joe Scarborough tried to lighten to mood during the segment, saying, “I think it’s actually more like Hogan’s Heroes if anything else.” Brzezinski she quietly rebuked Trump once more saying

Trump´s Lies
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New York Times, by David Leonhardt and Stuart A.Thompson    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 6/23/2017 10:17:57 PM     Post Reply
Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump’s lies. But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So we have catalogued nearly every outright lie he has told publicly since taking the oath of office. “I wasn´t a fan of Iraq. I didn´t want to go into Iraq.” (He was for an invasion before he was against it.)Jan. 21 “A reporter for Time magazine — and I have been on their cover 14 or 15 times. I think

Mueller’s Empire: Legions of Lawyers,
Bottomless Budget, Limitless Jurisdiction

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American Greatness, by Andrew C. McCarthy    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 6/24/2017 5:19:34 AM     Post Reply
So I’ve been wondering: Why on earth does a prosecutor, brought in to investigate a case in which there is no apparent crime, need a staff of 14 lawyers? Or, I should say, “14 lawyers and counting.” According to the press spokesman for special counsel Robert Mueller—yeah, he’s got a press spokesman, too—there are “several more in the pipeline.” Concededly, none of Mueller’s recruits requires Senate confirmation, as do Justice Department officials—notwithstanding that the former may end up playing a far more consequential role in the fate of the Trump administration. But does it seem strange to anyone else that, by comparison,

   

 

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Ferguson attorney: Brown
family settlement $1.5 million

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Associated Press, by Jim Salter    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/23/2017 2:29:44 PM     Post Reply
ST. LOUIS - The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown´s parents, the city attorney said Friday. Attorney Apollo Carey disclosed the amount in an email in response to an open records request. The settlement of the federal lawsuit was announced Tuesday, but financial details were not initially released. Carey declined further comment on the settlement. A phone message seeking comment from the attorney for the family, Anthony Gray, was not immediately returned. Brown, 18, was black and unarmed when he was fatally shot by white officer Darren Wilson

White House Correspondents Unhappy
With Limits on News Briefings

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New York Times, by Michael M. Grynbaum    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/23/2017 4:33:30 PM     Post Reply
The televised White House news briefing, after emerging as a can’t-miss ritual of the early days of the Trump administration, has in recent weeks become shorter, less informative and less accessible, with some of the briefings declared off-limits to live broadcasting. The White House Correspondents’ Association is not pleased. “We believe strongly that Americans should be able to watch and listen to senior government officials face questions from an independent news media,” the group’s president, Jeff Mason of Reuters, wrote in a note to members on Friday. Mr. Mason met on Thursday with Sean Spicer, the White House press

Clinton: GOP will become the
´death party´ if Senate bill passes

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Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/23/2017 9:20:24 PM     Post Reply
Former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton came out swinging in a tweet Friday, saying if Senate Republicans pass their current healthcare bill, they will become the “death party.” Clinton’s post referenced an article from the Center for American Progress, an independent nonpartisan policy institute, which cited Harvard researchers as saying “the Senate bill could result in 18,000 to 28,000 deaths in 2026.” (Snip) The tweet from Clinton follows an earlier tweet urging her supporters to "speak out against" the bill.

Dems begin to panic as Trump
set to transform federal judiciary

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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 6/23/2017 1:56:12 PM     Post Reply
While Democrats obsess over the Russia hacking fantasy and Robert Mueller as Trump´s Javert, President Trump, the Federalist Society, and Senator Chuck Grassley are on the way to making the federal judiciary great again. The Huffington Post noticed and is worried: Trump is unbelievably well-positioned to fill up federal courts with lifetime judges. He inherited a whopping 108 court vacancies when he became president – double the number of vacancies President Barack Obama inherited when he took office. The reason Trump gets to fill so many seats is partly because Obama was slow to fill court vacancies early in his tenure. But

Southwest L.A. loves ´Obama Boulevard´
proposal but wonders: ´Why not a major street?´

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Los Angeles Times (CA), by Sonaiya Kelley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/24/2017 12:52:03 PM     Post Reply
Even though it runs through the heart of L.A’.s Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood, most Angelenos would be hard pressed to locate Rodeo Road on a map. In fact, they’d probably point to its ritzy doppelganger — Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive — instead. That may change very soon, however. Residents here are cheering a proposal to rename the asphalt thoroughfare in honor of former President Obama, who visited here when he was a U.S. senator. The news that southwest L.A.´s Rodeo Road may soon be renamed “Obama Boulevard" was received positively by residents of the surrounding Crenshaw district. "I´m so happy, that

   

 

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Another brutal blow to Dems
as report of Supreme Court
Justice’s retirement escalates

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BizPacReview, by Samantha Chang |    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/24/2017 2:15:28 PM     Post Reply
Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy may announce his retirement on Monday, June 26. That’s the scuttlebutt among both liberal and conservative circles that has been escalating since last month. (Snip) Rumors have been swirling for months that both Justice Kennedy, 80, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 84, will retire soon given their advanced age and long tenures on the Supreme Court.Anthony Kennedy was appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1987, while Ginsburg was appointed by Bill Clinton in 1993.

   

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