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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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GOP health-care bill: House
Republican leaders abruptly
pull their rewrite of the nation’s
health-care law

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Washington Post, by Mike DeBonis*    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/24/2017 3:35:33 PM     Post Reply
House Republican leaders abruptly pulled a Republican rewrite of the nation’s health-care system from consideration on Friday, a dramatic acknowledgment that they are so far unable to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “We just pulled it,” President Trump told The Washington Post in a telephone interview. The decision came a day after President Trump delivered an ultimatum to lawmakers — and represented multiple failures for the new president and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.). The decision means the Affordable Care Act remains in place, at least for now, and a major GOP campaign promise goes unfulfilled. It also casts

   

 

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Exclusive — Discussion About GOP
Replacement to Paul Ryan as
Speaker of the House Intensifies
in White House, Congress

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Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 3/24/2017 9:51:55 PM     Post Reply
Republican officials in Congress and the White House are now openly discussing finding a GOP replacement to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House, after Ryan failed to pass the American Health Care Act out of the House and misled the public and President Donald Trump when he promised repeatedly the bill would pass. Ryan was caught on an audio file from October—obtained by Breitbart News and published a couple weeks ago—saying he is “not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future.” While the audio file does not make the comments clear, Ryan’s staff later claimed

´They´ve ruined the neighborhood´: Furious
neighbors of Ivanka and Jared - including Fox
anchor-lash out at their ´rotting trash
bags´, ´noise´ and bad parking, claiming*

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Associated Press & Daily Mail (UK), by Staff & Karen Ruiz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/25/2017 12:00:59 PM     Post Reply
Nearly three months after the Trump clan moved into their new posh Washington neighborhood, neighbors of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have expressed their fury over the presidential family´s lack of community etiquette that is ´ruining´ the suburb. Residents have complained their new neighbors have been hogging parking on an already crowded street and leaving trash bags rotting on the curb. A big part of the complaint: a huge security presence, with even a trip to the playground requiring three vans. They have groused that sidewalks have been closed, public parking overrun and that the family and their staff can´t

McCain: I’ve Yet to Meet President
Trump Since He Took Office

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Daily Beast, by Kimberly Dozier    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/24/2017 9:36:01 PM     Post Reply
BRUSSELS—Republican Senator John McCain revealed he hasn’t met the President Donald Trump in person since he took office, and he urged Trump to reach out to his opponents—Democratic and otherwise—ala Ronald Reagan if he wants to repeal Obamacare. “Do some outreach. Get to know some of these Democratic leaders,” he said. “You can find common ground.” McCain said he’d met Trump “some years ago” when he was a businessman, but had not met him since. McCain said he did speak “almost daily” to National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, however. “He doesn’t seem to

Inside the GOP’s Health Care Debacle
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Politico, by Tim Alberta    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 3/25/2017 6:52:07 AM     Post Reply
Donald Trump had heard enough about policy and process. It was Thursday afternoon and members of the House Freedom Caucus were peppering the president with wonkish concerns about the American Health Care Act—the language that would leave Obamacare’s “essential health benefits” in place, the community rating provision that limited what insurers could charge certain patients, and whether the next two steps of Speaker Paul Ryan’s master plan were even feasible—when Trump decided to cut them off."Forget about the little "stuff", Trump said, according to multiple sources in the room. "Let´s focus on the big picture here."The group of roughly 30

GOP cave on Obamacare
repeal is the biggest broken
promise in political history

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Washington Examiner, by Philip Klein    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/25/2017 5:09:20 AM     Post Reply
Broken promises are as old as politics itself, and there are many famous examples of them in modern history. President George H.W. Bush´s "read my lips, no new taxes" pledge comes immediately to mind, as does President Bill Clinton reneging on his middle-class tax cut, and President Barack Obama never closing Guantanamo Bay. But in each of those cases, those were promises that were made in a given campaign by a given politician. The promise of Obamacare repeal is much different. Republicans ran on repealing and replacing Obamacare for seven years, over the course of four election cycles. They won the

   

 

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Climate change helped
cause Brexit, says Al Gore

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Independent [UK], by Ian Johnston    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/25/2017 5:01:14 AM     Post Reply
Brexit was caused in part by climate change, former US Vice-President Al Gore has said, warning that extreme weather is creating political instability “the world will find extremely difficult to deal with”. Mr Gore, speaking at an event in which he previewed a sequel to his landmark 2006 documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, said the “principal” cause of the Syrian Civil War had been the worst drought in 900 years, which forced 1.5 million people to move from the countryside to the cities. There they met a similar number of Iraqis who had fled the conflict in their homeland, creating powder keg conditions

Paul Ryan Is Solely To Blame
For RyanCare´s Demise

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 3/24/2017 5:04:13 PM     Post Reply
Health Reform: Friday´s decision to pull the American Health Care Act from the House floor because it lacked enough votes to pass was a culmination of months of bad decisions, poor planning, and terrible messaging by the GOP leadership in the House. This failure undermines not only the party´s credibility, but President Trump´s purported ability to "make great deals." Worse, it emboldens the left-wing "resistance." Back in early December, we warned in this space that the Republican´s ObamaCare repeal effort was "off to a bad start." That was when House Speaker Paul Ryan was talking up a "repeal and delay" plan that

´A victory for all Americans´: A very happy
Hillary Clinton celebrates President
Trump´s healthcare humiliation

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Daily Mail [UK], by Ariel Zilber    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/25/2017 12:30:49 AM     Post Reply
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday that the defeat of the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare was ´a victory for all Americans.´ The Democrat, who lost to President Donald Trump in the November 8 election, tweeted: ´Today was a victory for the 24,000,000 people at risk of losing their health insurance, for seniors, for families battling the quiet epidemic of addiction, for new moms and women everywhere.´ ´Most of all, it´s a victory for anyone who believes affordable health care is a human right.´ ´We cannot forget: This victory happened because people in every corner of our country committed their

Whatever you do, don’t say yes when
this chatbot asks, ´Can you hear me?´

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Los Angeles Times, by David Lazarus    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 3/25/2017 7:29:49 AM     Post Reply
It´s the most cunning robocall scam I’ve encountered — and the fact that I’ve fallen for it more than once tells you how successful it can be. The phone rings. You pick it up and say “hello.” There’s a brief silence and then a woman’s voice says, “Oh, hi there!” She offers an embarrassed laugh. “I’m sorry, I was having a little trouble with my headset!”I’ve gotten this call a number of times in recent weeks, at home and at work, and each time I’ve been suckered by the lifelike opening to stay on the line longer than I normally

Biden: Do I regret not
being president? Yes

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KCRA-TV [Sacramento, CA], by Natalie Newport    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/25/2017 5:56:50 PM     Post Reply
Former Vice President Joe Biden expressed some regrets at not becoming the 45th President of the United States this week. Biden spoke at Colgate University on Friday in New York and said that while he knew not becoming a candidate was the best decision for his family, he regrets not becoming president. “I had planned on running for president and although it would have been a very difficult primary, I think I could have won. Maybe not, I don’t know,” he said. Biden lost his son Beau Biden to brain cancer in 2015. He said that he felt running for

   

 

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Democrats gloat after ´Trumpcare´
fails: ´So much for "The Art of the Deal"´

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Business Insider, by Allan Smith    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 3/24/2017 5:06:43 PM     Post Reply
Democrats took a victory lap Friday after President Donald Trump requested that House Speaker Paul Ryan pull the Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, effectively ending the party´s quest to replace what is known as "Obamacare." The GOP-backed bill, the American Health Care Act, did not have enough Republican votes to pass the House. An agreement could not be met between Trump and House leadership, and moderate and more conservative representatives on what the bill should contain. In a statement shortly after the bill was pulled, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said, "So much for the ´Art of the Deal,´

   

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