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John McCain writes blistering
opinion piece in response to Vladimir Putin

Agence France Presse, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 9/19/2013 6:06:37 AM

The 2008 Republican presidential nominee, criticised Mr Putin and his associates for rigging elections, imprisoning and murdering opponents, fostering corruption and "destroying" Russia´s reputation on the world stage. "I am not anti-Russian," Mr McCain wrote in the piece, which his office said was sent to both the Communist Party´s Pravda newspaper as well as to online media outlet Pravda.ru. The latter was expected to publish it today, his staff said. "I am pro-Russian, more pro-Russian than the regime that misrules you today." Mr McCain last week made no secret of his intention to write an op-ed piece for Russian media


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/19/2013 6:40:16 AM     (No. 9527055)

Putin´s Oped was insulting and condescending but for all the outraged bluster coming from Congress I didn´t hear one word of criticsm of the NYT for giving an enemy of the United States a platform to attack us. If McCain wants a rebuttal how about printing one in the same newspaper. There are plenty of Americans who need to be educated about the difference between America and Russia. And #1 might want to start choosing sides a little more carefully. You can despise what Obama stands for without falling for the propoganda of a communist dictator.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 9/19/2013 6:59:44 AM     (No. 9527080)

Why should McLame care? It was only a Commie dictator insulting a Fascist dictator. Both represent oppressive goobernments that only want to destroy liberty, freedom and happiness. It´s not like Putin was insulting capitalism (notice the last great bastion of capitalism on the earth, the Communist Chinese, Putin doesn´t say a word). Putin was justed PO´ed cause his completion to be the world´s greatest despot in oppressing freedom had a new challenger in Obambi. And one knows Putin went ballistic when Obambi socialized medicine and Putin can´t get that done in his country.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 9/19/2013 7:21:44 AM     (No. 9527113)

It is not unlike a school with a weak and incompetent principal. The assistant principal, teachers, school board members and parents will go around him and interact with each other. It is not ideal for a school board member to intervene between a coach and a parent, but when there is a vacuum in leadership, someone will always try to fill it.

However McCain´s view of his relevance and power far exceeds reality. He is just as out of touch with the American people as his counterpart in the white house.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Coy860, 9/19/2013 7:29:18 AM     (No. 9527128)

IF we had a REAL American for President, one who got the tingles as a Cub Scout watching a 4th of July parade, one who understood how Great America really is, celebrates the resouces we have and uses them FOR Americans benefit. Obama is an outsider looking in (in his mind). Thus he is negatively judgemental toward America, and actually commiserates with other leaders of communist countries when they are hypercritical of OUR "shining city on the hill". A strong and prompt response to Putin from Obama himself was just too much to ask. He and those around him are America haters.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: snapper451, 9/19/2013 7:34:01 AM     (No. 9527138)

John McCain, quick to attack conservatives in the Congress as radicals, but quicker to defend the radical President who is so stupid he doesn´t think raising the debt limit increases the national debt. Sad!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: timyak, 9/19/2013 7:37:51 AM     (No. 9527144)

Even though Putin´s op ed was ridiculous, I find it really immature that one our longest sitting senators (and I mean longest) responds with this type of outburst. How about ignoring Putin and his ilk? McCain is long past any usefulness in the senate and I´m really surprised that he keeps getting re-elected despite his constantly surfacing senility issues.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: cake crumb, 9/19/2013 7:38:00 AM     (No. 9527145)

Go away John.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: chillijilli, 9/19/2013 7:46:06 AM     (No. 9527158)

Why dignify Putin with a response?
McCain takes the bait, dives headfirst into a political cesspool where nobody is going to change anybody else´s mind and then pounds his own chest in a childish display of one-upmanship. There´s no point, other than grandstanding.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 9/19/2013 7:48:41 AM     (No. 9527163)

John McCain is like the boy who holds the spit bucket in a prize fight and his fighter just got beat now he wants to pick a fight with the winner when the whole episode is over.
Obama got snookered by Putin and Assad can continue wiping out Obama´s ´rebels´.
McCain is an ignorant, power hungry, tax stealing, freedom killing old coot who should shut up.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Tallgrass Palms, 9/19/2013 7:56:56 AM     (No. 9527176)

Do you really believe that Vladimir Putin cares what this old, confused fool has to say?? Who does McCain represent----certainly not the conservatives, certainly not the people of Arizona and certainly not me----he´s become obama´s shill. In the case of Syria, Putin´s right and McCain´s wrong. Why wouldn´t you use diplomacy rather than stand back and fire missiles into a sovereign country killing innocent people and aiding enemies that are a greater threat to the U.S. than Assad ever will be. He´s way overdue for the move to Sun City!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: golfer1, 9/19/2013 8:04:43 AM     (No. 9527194)

Someone must have told him that Putin is a Republican. McCain would not write anything so scathing on a fellow democrat.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Catherine, 9/19/2013 8:05:40 AM     (No. 9527195)

McCain is an arrogant snot. He was so rude and condescending to a group of voters from his district. My instincts were right about this man from the start. I knew he would not make a good president. Neither would Romney. This is make it or break it for the Republicans - this next election. I hope they know it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Judy W., 9/19/2013 8:23:36 AM     (No. 9527227)

I think it was an excellent reply. I´m glad McCain did it; there are some things he is not confused about and America´s superiority over Russia is once of them. I´m glad Jim DeMint also wrote a reply. I´d be happy if Charles Schumer wrote a reply, or Nancy Pelosi, or anybody. The question of America´s exceptionalism and superiority over Russia is not the property of a select group of conservatives; it´s an American issue.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 9/19/2013 8:24:31 AM     (No. 9527232)

FTA: "In a blunt, often personal counter-punch that ran more than 800 words, Mr. McCain wrote that he bears no ill will toward the Russian people, only the country´s government which he says ignores humanity´s "inalienable rights" of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness".
President Putin and his associates do not believe in these values. They don´t respect your dignity or accept your authority over them."

The irony of his words to the Russian people is breathtaking. Senator McCain, who stands among the trees of power in America, apparently can´t see the forest of our own government for some of his fellow trees - especially, although not exclusively, the executive branch.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 9/19/2013 8:25:27 AM     (No. 9527234)

Nothing new to see here. Just another day for Arizona´s aging village idiot to pack the water for Preezy Fartblossom, the math genius.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: KsGirl101, 9/19/2013 8:28:46 AM     (No. 9527240)

I heard on the radio the other day that the Arizona GOP leadership are preparing a formal rebuke to McCain. Sure hope they do it. Naybe he´ll listen to them.
Sure wish that guy running against him hadn´t been such a blustering idiot.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Felixcat, 9/19/2013 8:33:29 AM     (No. 9527246)

It´s pretty sad when someone has to write an op-ed about America´s exceptionalism. It use to be that it was understood throughout the world by our country´s actions.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: cartcart, 9/19/2013 8:37:46 AM     (No. 9527250)

John McCain has no moral high-horse to be riding in any contest with any leader. He is a has-been political hack and has compromised our nation with his foolishness.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: congaree53, 9/19/2013 8:56:57 AM     (No. 9527279)

McCain is a neocon fossil still fighting the cold war. Doesn´t it bother anyone that Obama wiped the floor with this guy and our other nominee, Mittens, while Bush barely won in the electoral college-twice. ´We the people´-my butt.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: 10sgal67 be, 9/19/2013 9:14:29 AM     (No. 9527296)

McCain is a loser! McCain supports the rebels while Putin supports Assad. Why would you give aid and comfort to a sworn enemy? All involved need to be impeached!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 9/19/2013 9:19:42 AM     (No. 9527303)

I think they misspelled "blustering" in the headline.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: civilservant, 9/19/2013 9:27:20 AM     (No. 9527311)

#2, it was not "propaganda" that Putin was spouting...........he was merely reiterating Obama´s speech wherein he STATED that; in the opinion of POTUS, that he believed that Americans BELIEVED they were exceptional, just like the Greeks thought they were etc.......

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mc squared, 9/19/2013 9:42:20 AM     (No. 9527337)

This whole episode of conducting international business in the press smacks of children yelling: ´Oh Yeah? So´s your mother´.

It also implies that John Kerry is no longer needed to to deliver the messages.

Imagine McCain´s disappointment when he finds out that it´s a printed page and there won´t be cameras.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 9/19/2013 10:04:01 AM     (No. 9527379)

First line: "The 2008 Republican presidential nominee, criticised Mr Putin and his associates for rigging elections, imprisoning and murdering opponents, fostering corruption and "destroying" Russia´s reputation on the world stage."

Replace "Putin" with "Obama" and "Russia" with "the United States" then McPain would have for once in his political career been correct. What if McPain had said that in 2008 instead of, "You have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency"?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 9/19/2013 10:11:29 AM     (No. 9527393)

McCain uses "I" or "me" 10 times in the first 100 words in his response to Putin...got a notice the site does not accept items from the Pravda domain so couldn´t post the original...but clearly Rep. Buck McKeon´s op-ed in the Moscow Times was harder hitting and less self-serving:


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Reply 26 - Posted by: rochow, 9/19/2013 10:19:49 AM     (No. 9527404)

McCain you are a crazy lefty, always have been. Sorry for the stuff you´ve been through over there, but that does not give you carte blanche forever to mouth off your commie crap. Whatever happened ´over there´ in Vietnam has turned you. Every time you appear on TV, and when is there a time you are not on, you show your true colors, defending anything left!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Mike43, 9/19/2013 10:21:25 AM     (No. 9527407)

At a quick glance, I thought the headline was blustering. Judging from the analysis, I wasn´t wrong.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: tearza, 9/19/2013 10:22:59 AM     (No. 9527410)

John McCain the problem is nobody cares about your opinion piece. You look like a
fool. It´s already history ...

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Reply 29 - Posted by: stablemoney, 9/19/2013 10:26:52 AM     (No. 9527416)

McCain never writes a blistering opinion on democrats. In fact, he thinks Hillary would make a great president.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/19/2013 10:35:36 AM     (No. 9527430)

I posted this on Pravda´s website. McCain is provoking the bear because of Obama´s weakness. We´ll see if it backfires.

"I hope Mr. Putin has a sense of humor.

He struck a nerve with his claim that America was not exceptional. He and Obama both misunderstand its meaning. Americans believe it is our Constitution that makes us exceptional. It´s not a claim of superiority over another people. A government of the people, by the people and for the people in the eyes of God had never been tried before. Our rights come from God and not government. The resulting freedom and liberty is why people from around the world (including Russia) come to our shores.

McCain is just blowing off steam."

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Reply 31 - Posted by: peterfleming, 9/19/2013 10:41:03 AM     (No. 9527438)

Left wing RINO McCain is irrelevant and he proved it for all time siding with socialist
Schumer and TeaParty Turncoat Traitor Rubio
when they were trying to union organize 30
millions of illegals into a dangerous half way legal status, enough to get them lawyers to sue America. McCain, the rich Indian supporter for tax free millions, is the perfect example of the ruin of the drunken greedy Congressional republicans

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Reply 32 - Posted by: guybee, 9/19/2013 10:42:24 AM     (No. 9527439)

McCain´s backbone is a lot stronger against Putin than in his election battle with Obama. One has to wonder why?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Italiano, 9/19/2013 11:31:10 AM     (No. 9527504)

It´s too bad that this irrelevant old fool isn´t nearly as concerned with Americans´ freedom...considering the Fascist-in-Chief Putin-wannabe he supports over here.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/19/2013 11:31:16 AM     (No. 9527505)

Putin took us to the house. I didn´t vote for him, I voted for Sarah Palin.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: skedaddle, 9/19/2013 11:36:54 AM     (No. 9527516)

McCain always comes out swinging when it doesn´t matter and against the wrong party. And all the while, millions of Americans have NO representation on the federal level because of McCain types.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: JediJerry, 9/19/2013 1:05:31 PM     (No. 9527663)

Sounds more like McLames own fearless and thorough moral inventory. He needs to do more Step Four work in his program of Alcoholics Anonymous. What a grandstanding buffoon. Stick a sock in it Juan.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: bighambone, 9/19/2013 1:32:26 PM     (No. 9527713)

Publicly attempting to demonize Putin is not a way to influence him to deal with the USA in the future, but seems to fall in line with what American politicians have been doing now for many years, simply personally demonizing foreign leaders with who they do not agree.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: congaree53, 9/19/2013 1:57:35 PM     (No. 9527748)

No more from the man who claimed to put country first in 2008 and then picked a half-wit as a veep candidate, the man who personally despised Mittens in 2008 and then hypocritically supported him in 2012. McCain has been itching for a war with Russia ever since the Cold War ended. But then he itches for a war ANYWHERE most days.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Kristen, 9/19/2013 2:55:56 PM     (No. 9527830)

Maybe this is not correct but I heard that McCain sent his letter to the wrong Pravda: an obscure website that is not read by hardly any Russians. Anyway, this is the first I heard how pro-Russia he is. His wife and simple-minded daughter might have assisted with his silly rant.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 9/19/2013 5:39:56 PM     (No. 9528061)

Too bad John McCain couldn´t have been bothered to write similar pieces about Obama and the radical Left Democrats who are busy wrecking the country right under his nose and on his watch. One wonders exactly what he hopes to accomplish by this tirade against Putin. Most likely it is the usual thing, i.e. to aggrandize and ennoble John McCain.

At least he seems to have found his actual level of competence: writing crank letters to newspapers about whatever gets his goat. I wish he would retire and devote himself wholly to this basically innocuous hobby. His presence as a loose cannon in the Senate represents a threat. It is a luxury America can no longer afford.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Muggins, 9/19/2013 5:58:40 PM     (No. 9528086)

Insulting McCain now is like closing the barn door after the cow run off. McCain lost, and those of you who didn´t vote for him, effectively voted for Obama. The concern now is that the Republicans party is so Balkanized, that no candidate can win for the party. (PaleoConservatives, Social Conservatives, Fiscal Conservatives, NeoConservatives, Libertarians, etc.) Step one, stop insulting Republicans. Step 2, vote Republican.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Kook, 9/19/2013 6:44:16 PM     (No. 9528154)

My editorial would be short and sweet:

"Hey, Pooty poot, show us the stack of immigration applications of Americans trying to move to Russia."

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Reply 43 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 9/19/2013 6:57:06 PM     (No. 9528173)

Sweet. Who will do the translation and who will check it. This piece could wind up with an endorsement for Putin and make the Senator look like an even bigger fool.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: dman, 9/19/2013 7:48:03 PM     (No. 9528233)

To think this "whacko bird" was nominated to be POTUS. McCain knows zilch about diplomacy. Our objective as a nation is to encourage - "nudge", as Cass Sunstein would put it - Russia to become a constructive player on the world stage. IMO the way to do that is not to insult him in Pravda, which will bring about the same reaction from the Russians as Putin´s NYT Op-Ed piece invoked from us. Factual or not, Americans and Russians alike resent lectures from outside.

Instead, we need to learn from Ronald Reagan, who challenged Gorbachev based on Gorbachev´s love of Russia and his policies of Glasnost and Perestroika. Gorbachev´s ultimately positive response settled the Cold War and gave us a generation of relative peace. [I won´t join those who crow that we "won" the Cold War. IMO we "survived" it, thanks to the Grace of God and the works of men (Reagan, Gorbachev, Walesa, and John Paul II) and women (Thatcher) of good will, among others who came before them.]

We now have a similar "opening" with Mr. Putin. He loves Russia. He has taken on the mantle of peacemaker. We should now challenge him to live up to that, and be a positive influence in world affairs.

McCain´s treating him the way McCain treats us Tea Partiers does not help. He should go away, or at least be ignored.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/19/2013 11:01:40 PM     (No. 9528405)

Sorry to post twice, but #24, please. Are we really going to assign motives to Putin´s Oped? Have we sunk so low that we are willing to cozy up to this creepy Communist dictator because he is more willing to trash Obama than our own media? If so, then congratulate yourself. You were his target audience.

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For more than 30 years, Hustler’s flamboyant publisher Larry Flynt has continued to send the monthly magazine to every member of Congress. Since 1983, Hustler has sent the porno mags in plain manila envelopes to every Congressional office as Mr. Flynt’s unique way of petitioning the government, National Journal reported. Congress tried in 1984 to stop the unwanted porn subscription, but the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled two years later that the delivery of the magazine could not be stopped under the First Amendment. “Receiving Hustler once each month would not unduly burden a Member of Congress,”

Obama taunts GOP, takes nationally
televised victory lap on Obamacare
Washington Times (D.C), by Tom Howell Jr.    Original Article
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President Obama said Thursday more than 8 million Americans selected a private health plan through his signature health overhaul, topping the most recent tally by a half-million people and offering the president an opportunity to blast Republicans for criticizing his efforts. “This thing is working,” he said, cautioning his law will not solve everything that ails the country’s health care system. He then openly criticized GOP lawmakers for trying to repeal his law. “They still can’t bring themselves to admit that the Affordable Care Act is working,” he said. Republicans say Mr. Obama’s enthusiasm is fleeting, because a portion of Americans

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Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
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Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
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When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
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I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
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Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
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Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
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About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
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With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
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FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
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The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million

Michael Bloomberg: ´I Have Earned
My Place in Heaven´

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The Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
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Former New York City mayor is pledging to spend $50 million this year to push gun control, the New York Times reports. For this and other deeds (such as taking on obesity and smoking), Bloomberg believes he´s going to heaven. “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close,” Bloomberg told the Times.

Climate change causing fish to
lose their minds, researchers say

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Climate change’s latest casualty appears to be fish — or more specifically, fish brains — as researchers say the carbon dioxide that’s being absorbed into the ocean is causing the scaly creatures to lose their survival instincts. In other words, the fish are losing their minds, The Daily Mail reported. The acid from atmospheric carbon dioxide seeps into sea waters, dissolves and ultimately lowers the pH balance, researchers said. The acidic waters then hamper the fishes’ sensory systems, so they’re not able to distinguish between smells any longer, the scientists went on. When the acid levels get really high, the fish lose their

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