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White House requests $3.7 billion in
emergency funds for border crisis

Washington Post, by David Nakamura and Wesley Lowery

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 7/8/2014 10:05:21 PM

The White House on Tuesday formally requested $3.7 billion in emergency funding from Congress to deal with an influx of Central American minors along the southern border. But the proposal was quickly met with broad skepticism among Republican lawmakers, who were doubtful that the package would be approved quickly — if at all. Administration officials said the request is part of a comprehensive strategy aimed at building more detention centers, adding immigration judges, and beefing up border patrols and air surveillance. President Obama has said he hopes such steps will both speed deportations and discourage adults from sending children on

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: grahamcracker, 7/8/2014 10:10:40 PM     (No. 9916021)

Yesterday it was $2B.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 7/8/2014 10:22:50 PM     (No. 9916032)

Hey Dad !

I got drunk and crashed the car into a bus load of kids and took off in kind of a ´hit and run´ thingee.
So...I´ll be needing a couple hundred grand for that cool new Ferrari I saw at the dealership today.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PAdiva, 7/8/2014 10:23:20 PM     (No. 9916033)

BO, use your vacation money if you really believe in what you are doing. Camp David is a nice place OR take the fam back to Chicago for a few weeks in August.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: smcchk, 7/8/2014 10:36:00 PM     (No. 9916048)

Americans thought Obama would be giving them all sorts of free stuff. Now they find out that he’s giving it to the world. Suckers.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nonsense, 7/8/2014 10:46:16 PM     (No. 9916062)

3 million to HHS to bail out Obamacare, and .7 mil for the Obama invited Illegal Aliens.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nonsense, 7/8/2014 10:46:57 PM     (No. 9916063)

er...that would be billion. Is this man serious?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 7/8/2014 11:17:56 PM     (No. 9916092)

Would you give $3.7 billion to a guy that repeatedly lied to you about how he was going to spend the money you gave him?
To "solve" a crisis HE created? That he created to make YOU look bad?


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Reply 8 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 7/8/2014 11:22:21 PM     (No. 9916100)

No question that the money would be used to bring thousands more illegals in and pay for their legal fees. Look what Obama has done already without any money actually approved for his subterfuge.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Elvira, 7/9/2014 2:40:25 AM     (No. 9916185)

The most overused word from this administration is by far "comprehensive". Obie is a comprehensive tool (the word I wanted to use wouldn´t pass the dirty word filter).

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Reply 10 - Posted by: The Advocate, 7/9/2014 3:19:50 AM     (No. 9916191)

No more.
Boehner should drop lawsuit and stop funding this traitor.
Power of the purse.
Use it or lose it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lazyman, 7/9/2014 7:36:06 AM     (No. 9916311)

He wants to build a whole new system of workers that will bring up employment levels and grow in size exponentially to all the new illegals that will come in. I give him credit. I never thought he could double our debt in his time in office or his Dem base.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: OhMy, 7/9/2014 7:44:30 AM     (No. 9916321)

There is no indication whatever that Obama will do anything he promises with the extra money any more than he did what he should with the money he already has. I say NO. This is what happens when your word is worthless Obama. If you want to blame someone look in the mirror!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: trapper, 7/9/2014 7:52:27 AM     (No. 9916333)

Hahahahahaha.

Are those "detention centers" shovel ready? If there was a major pile-up on the expressway, or a train derailment, with thousands of injured people, would anyone think that the way to address the medical emergency would be to ask for money to build a hospital?

This is just a stall to let even more illegal aliens flood in. The national guard should be on the border already.

If you like your border, you can keep your border.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: MDConservative, 7/9/2014 7:55:07 AM     (No. 9916335)

Better than even odds the Republicrats get smashed over the head with "humanitarian crisis" before they fork over the billions. Boehner will complain there was nothing he could do, Ryan will say we´re headed to catastrophe with our spending, and blah blah blah.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/9/2014 8:00:36 AM     (No. 9916346)

The Republicans had better get their messaging right or the press will savage them as waging a war against immigrant children. They must lay out the facts and make the people understand that they do care about children, American children. They also must connect this invasion to Obama because it would never have happened without him. They must make the case for a secure border. The American people want it. Finally, they must explain that any funds will be used to first put the national guard on the border. Then they will pass legislation allowing the government to repatriate these children immediately to their homes. Lastly, put the gangs on notice that they will be hunted down and summarily kicked back to their country of origin when they are apprehended. Be prepared for the libs to head to Crazytown because they are losing their voting block. They will definitely wage a PR war against the Republicans. However, if the Republicams would be strong and do the right thing which is the thing most Americans want regarding immigration, it would serve them well.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Namma, 7/9/2014 8:05:46 AM     (No. 9916358)

Mexico and Guatemala must have upped the anty on the cost of allowing the illegals to leave their countrïes..
Last month it was only 2 billion for payment. Must be a litttle blackmail going on....whoops is that a racist word...
Tough...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: M2, 7/9/2014 8:08:23 AM     (No. 9916363)

We already know that this massive exodus from Central America was long in the planning. Obama, Valerie et al planned it and it´s only now coming to fruition. So let´s dispense with any duplicitous verbiage that this is just a sudden, emergency flight of people from oppression. This exodus is designed to flood America with new Democrats and to suck the economy of America dry to pay for their upkeep.

That aside, there´s this:

More than 52,000 unaccompanied minors and 39,000 women with children have been apprehended on the southern border this year, far more than in past years.

Why all of a sudden? What happened to create such a sudden presence on our borders? What is upcoming in America that warrants a massive influx of illegals who will get photo-ID drivers´ licenses right away? (You didn´t hear about that?)

Most have come from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras; those countries would receive money under Obama’s proposal to help repatriate their citizens after they are returned home.

It´s a lie. The money from Obama´s proposal would not in a million years go to "repatriate their citizens" after returning home. The money will go toward a new welfare group´s support.

Why fly and bus all these people here, why allow them across our borders only to claim you want to send them home? It´s absurd to think anyone believes that.

No, any money Congress would give toward this plague would go directly to their upkeep -- housing, medical, food -- everything they need for a lifetime of America´s good life on our taxpayer dollars.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: M2, 7/9/2014 8:08:38 AM     (No. 9916364)

...continued
Your phone bill, energy bill, water bill, trash pickup, sales tax, income tax will be raised to pay for these illegals. And God alone knows how their diseases will affect the rest of the country once they´ve fanned out into every State.

If they are allowed to stay, the Republican Party is dead, outnumbered by hundreds of millions of Democrat voters, which is exactly the plan.

Not a dime out of our pockets. Take the money from the budgets of the IRS, the EPA, the NEA (both of them), Obamacare and the NSA. There´s plenty of wasted money there. Funnel that money into the fuel tanks of airplanes, buses and trucks and send them all home. They are a danger to our Republic on every level.

In Cloward-Piven fashion, this chaos is designed to collapse America´s ability to absorb hundreds of thousands, if not a million, people. Our economy cannot handle it unless producers are crippled. The money producers make must be confiscated to pay for these people, which will result in fewer producers. Why work if it´s going to be taken away?

We´re going Third World unless the Constitutional Lawyer madman in the Oval Office is stopped.Since that has always been the plan, twenty years or more in the making, it seems to be working fine so far.

OPEN LETTER TO CONGRESS: NO! No "emergency funds". Send them home. We are pi$$ed.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: harleynyc, 7/9/2014 8:16:37 AM     (No. 9916372)

That´s $60K per head. (at 60,000 kids)

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Reply 20 - Posted by: congar, 7/9/2014 8:28:21 AM     (No. 9916403)

In the old days you could design a piece of legislation so the deserving recipients got nearly all the benefits. But no matter how well something maybe designed for the Alinsky crowd the Alinskyites will use the money however they see fit. The law means nothing to them. You may as well donate the $3.7 billion to the Democrat Party.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: chicodon, 7/9/2014 8:29:16 AM     (No. 9916405)

So Obama wants money for detention centers and judges. With what´s going on with Cliven Bundy and in Murrieta I say absolutely not. I wouldn´t trust this commie any farther than I could throw him.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Stryker714, 7/9/2014 8:33:09 AM     (No. 9916410)

NO! Obama is just wasting more money. We taxpayers are fed up with the One Worlders forcing us to finance our own demise. ´ bet they lmao as they come up with these schemes.

It sure would be great to cut off the DC commies money supply, with an axe/prop as big or bigger than Nancy´s ACA gavel she paraded on Capitol Hill. Let them and their failed, misguided Socialist policies die of financial euthanasia.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: nightvision, 7/9/2014 8:52:50 AM     (No. 9916440)

#17, great post!
"This exodus is designed to flood America with new Democrats and to suck the economy of America dry to pay for their upkeep."

Exactly!
The the the Boehner Clown Posse falls for this, there is no hope. None!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: nightvision, 7/9/2014 8:53:55 AM     (No. 9916441)

s/b "If the..."

(Can you tell this ticks me off?)

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Citizen Plain, 7/9/2014 8:54:13 AM     (No. 9916443)

There are terrorists pouring in the open Southern border. Be ready for major attacks.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: lancer12, 7/9/2014 8:58:29 AM     (No. 9916444)

Print pesos? Borrow from China? Sell real estate to Arabs? Gimme, gimme. And they have to bail out student loans-expensive colleges with no jobs to come. Obama is lovely and kind and has big dark,kind eyes.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/9/2014 9:16:59 AM     (No. 9916488)

Don´t forget to call and write your Congress critters. The aid I spoke with said her phone is burning up.
You know the pro-illegals are doing so.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Freeloader, 7/9/2014 10:04:44 AM     (No. 9916572)

"Republicans respond, ´Not so fast."...Indeed!

Or to paraphrase the great P.J. O´Rourke---"Giving money and power to The Bamster is like giving whiskey and car keys to a teenage boy."

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Reply 29 - Posted by: rsgonner, 7/9/2014 10:20:13 AM     (No. 9916595)

Unfortunately the republicans will huff and puff, posture and sound-bite, and in the end cave like they always do. They´d rather see the country utterly transformed (destroyed) on their watch than be called names by the liberal media. Folks, we are doomed: the dems are too corrupt to rule and the repubs too stupid. Unfortunately, the Founding Fathers planned for everything but a lack of moral clarity in our elected representatives and the power of the obamaphone with a lo info electorate.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: comstock, 7/9/2014 10:23:22 AM     (No. 9916603)

$3.7 Billion? When he says courts and judges he means overpaid liberal immigration lawyers.

When he says "services for the immigrants" he means money into the coffers of SEIU.

He wants to solve income inequality by bringing in tens of thousands of uneducated, unemployable "immigrants" and then taxing the middle class to death to support them.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 7/9/2014 10:26:30 AM     (No. 9916608)

If our borders were protected, like they should be, and as most Countries´ borders are, there would be no need for "extra funding". These illegals are breaking our laws, no matter their age, and they did NOT just decide to come here on their own, they were sent here. It is a continuation of Obama´s actions to weaken the U>S> , disregard our Constitution, and break our laws. We have a system of legal immigration in place and illegal aliens should not displace immigrants coming here within our laws. It is blatantly obvious that Obama and his minions want to destroy our American way of life and tear down our society. My opinion.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 7/9/2014 10:28:07 AM     (No. 9916614)

How does a Country which appears to have NO SOUTHERN BORDER have a border crisis ?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Daylily, 7/9/2014 10:34:04 AM     (No. 9916626)

Something that jumped out at me in article - part of this money will be used to build more detention centers. Think about it - would these be for illegal aliens or true Americans who disagree with Obama and crowd - I truly believe the latter could happen unless this man is stripped of all power.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 7/9/2014 10:34:06 AM     (No. 9916628)

This is an easy fix. 25M of this request is for the wild fires. This should be funded. BUT, Congress has the authority to realign U.S. money going to the countries that are sending their people to our borders to DHS to send these people back to their country. It´s an easy fix but tell me if Boehner has a pair to do this........probably NOT.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: wendybird, 7/9/2014 11:00:43 AM     (No. 9916684)

Maybe the money is for transportation costs. To transport more people in.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Avogadra, 7/9/2014 11:05:49 AM     (No. 9916691)

How many of the world´s suffering children should America take? 300,000? Three million? Three billion? As long as one suffering child is left, it will be all our fault.

This isn´t about kids. It´s about Cloward-Piven and crashing the system. So far the liberals/progressives/communists are making excellent progress. Why can´t somebody explain this in a way the low information folks can understand?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: peterfleming, 7/9/2014 11:09:51 AM     (No. 9916698)

This will be all the proof needed to universally understand that republicans and democrats are all communist focused socialists as they all vote for the passage of this final blackmail millions. They´re all elitists, in it together
Any questions? They all crazily created the crisis together, and like a Mussolini, Hitler or Stalin, they now want to rise up and meet the same crisis they created.
Printing this money for invaders, is the ultimate proof of support from most republican and democrat blackmailers.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 7/9/2014 12:00:18 PM     (No. 9916814)

Seems to be going up about 200 million bucks a day. The Punk was demanding a mere two billion bucks for it last week.

By 2015 he will want a Trillion bucks, and it will cost the nation another hundred trillion bucks in long term costs. (assuming the nation lasts that long, which is a silly assumption anymore.)

Soon he will announce a program paying people two thousand (+-) taxpayer bucks a month per person to take these ´kiddies´ into their homes as foster children (until they can bring their extended families up)

But he is at this moment trying to figure out if he can get away with FORCING people to take them into their homes without getting paid.

Watch... He and his minions will soon start trying to shame people into taking these people in... "Where is your humanity? It is your christian duty to open your wallets and your homes to these poor political refugees." they will say.

Mr Cloward: I´d like you to meet Miss Piven... And of course you both know Saul Alinsky.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/9/2014 12:20:07 PM     (No. 9916840)

If Congress appropriates the funding that Obama has asked for it will allow his crew to catch and release more young illegal aliens into the USA faster.

When you do the math he essentially wants abou 85k per illegal alien

This has the makings of a cash cow for all the leftist immigration lawyers who Obama wants to hire as administrative immigration judges, to represent the government, and to represent illegal aliens. A lot of those lawyers will be coming from the very liberal ethnic and immigrant advocacy groups who support amnesty and open borders who are about the last people to push for illegal aliens to be returned to their homelands. Some of the money those leftist lawyers will get, will be passed back to the Democrats in the form of campaign contributions. The immigration courts are rigged to benefit immigration lawyers and to make sure that most illegal aliens who can pay immigration lawyers are never actually deported.

Obama has set out NO plan to stop the flood of illegal aliens illegally coming across the borderline, he just wants to be able to catch and release them ASAP. He also wants the Republicans to facilitate a massive liberal Democrat amnesty that among thousands of other non enforcement things, would essentially legalize the flow of would be illegal aliens into the USA on into the future. There is nothing in all that to benefit ordinary Americans.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Vuulfie2, 7/9/2014 1:34:24 PM     (No. 9916983)

What I´d like to know is who is funding the transportation of these so called "poor immigrant children" from their homes in Guatemala, Honduras, etc.? They aren´t flying in 747´s and they damn-sure aren´t walking. Someone is funding this. Is there a connection to the SEIU? who´s arranging busses or taxis or some kind of transportation. And how, if they are so poor, can they afford to pay?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: jerseytomato, 7/9/2014 4:08:44 PM     (No. 9917208)

Three billion dollars would have built a nice border fence.

Don´t give the race pimp a single red cent.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: dodge boy, 7/9/2014 4:38:00 PM     (No. 9917245)

Give him the 3.7b on the proviso everybody gets returned to where they came from.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: radrelic, 7/9/2014 4:48:18 PM     (No. 9917260)

ACORN and its resurrected offshoot has enough graft money IMO. The black Muslims and black power churches their own sources of income and the democrat politicians already have their money making lobbyist slots awaiting them Book deals, speaking tours, etc? Movie and media and GOP CEOs have their low paid demi-slaves already. These folks are entitlement role bound to remain dependents of the USA and democrat voters.

So give the money to separate the outlaw adults like the criminal and gangsta element back to their tribe-we don´t need tribalism here, we need assimilation.

Take the abandoned youth into protective custody and clean them up and foster them out for adoption, their parents being deemed unfit (and them you would also find out what, who, why this border crisis is being driven? Right to the desk of some Marxist?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: dman, 7/9/2014 5:38:42 PM     (No. 9917301)

No.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: shurnuff, 7/9/2014 9:24:12 PM     (No. 9917601)

Obama´s admin has always believed in not letting a crisis go to waste.

Now it looks like they are manufacturing a crisis as needed. No one can make me believe this border stuff is not the brain child of of Obama´s and George Soros´s manipulations.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/9/2014 10:04:18 PM     (No. 9917661)

It does not make any difference if there were three deep border fences all along the borderline, and 22,000 border patrol agents along the borderline, as long as this country has a President who tells the border patrol that after illegal aliens are caught crossing the borderline that they must be released and be given a bus ticket to anywhere in he USA where they wish to travel. That´s just inviting the entire world to unlawfully cross America´s borderline as illegal aliens.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: joew9, 7/9/2014 11:01:40 PM     (No. 9917723)

This money will be used to pay lawyers to keep these immigrants in the country. Some of it will be paid to organizations which will have nice sounding names like they care so deeply about immigration and they will launder the money back into the campaign coffers of the democrats. Some of it will be used pay for commercials against republicans.

None of it will be used in a way which will effectively reduce the the numbers of these people coming across the border.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: belwhatter, 7/10/2014 2:00:03 AM     (No. 9917832)

Gov. Rick Perry told Hannity tonight that only a minimal amount of the 3.7B request will go to shore up the border. he has requested the prez authorize the National Guard to close the border - it can be done - just needs the prez to say so. The rest of the money, if Congress is daft enough to approve it, should be used to repatriate every last one if these illegal aliens, and give the Border Patrol some beefed up support for their needs, and compensate the NG. Currently the Border Patrol, when they aren´t seconded to nanny these kids, are operating as far inland as 45 miles - way too far from the border to be effective.

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Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/23/2014 9:11:07 PM     Post Reply
HOUSTON, Texas—The White House sent a team to Texas to determine if the deployment of the National Guard to the border will be helpful in dealing with the on-going border crisis in South Texas. The move comes at the end of President Obama’s western fund raising tour and two days after Texas Governor Rick Perry announced plans to deploy the Texas National Guard and Texas Air National Guard on a “Deter and Refer” mission to a small segment of the Texas/Mexico border. The White House team is made up of members of the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security according to a Reuters article written by

Murder suspect ´presumed dead´
after 2 Edinburg officers wounded in
La Joya shootout, standoff, sheriff says
Monitor [McAllen, TX], by Jacob Fischler*    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/22/2014 10:31:34 PM     Post Reply
LA JOYA — A capitol murder suspect who shot at least two Edinburg police officers is "presumed dead" after several exchanges of gunfire Tuesday evening, Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra said. "The threat has been taken care of and he´s presumed dead at this time," Guerra said about 9 p.m. Tuesday. The capitol murder suspect, Joaquin Cibrian, 29, shot two Edinburg police officers Tuesday afternoon after barricading himself in a home in south La Joya, the sheriff said said from the scene. "We´ve got two Edinburg police officers that have been shot," he said. Guerra said the shooter, Cibrian, 29, continued

D.C. appeals panel deals big
blow to Obamacare subsidies
Washington Times, by Tom Howell Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/22/2014 10:21:08 PM     Post Reply
Millions of Americans are not entitled to government health insurance subsidies under Obamacare because of the way the law is written, a divided three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. But the force of the legal victory was undercut just hours later when another appeals court in Richmond sided with the Obama administration on the subsidy question, setting up an almost certain extended legal battle that could soon reach the Supreme Court. In a decision that could blow a massive hole in President Obama’s signature domestic achievement, the court held that people living in states that

Latest Obama claim: I don’t
learn anything from the news
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/22/2014 10:16:44 PM     Post Reply
In scandal after scandal in the Obama administration, President Obama has said he didn’t know about the problems until he heard it on the news. But the president changed his tune about his supposed ignorance at a Democratic fundraiser near Seattle on Tuesday night. Mr. Obama told supporters that he doesn’t watch the news because, “Whatever they’re reporting about, usually I know.” That contrasts with the explanations that the president and his aides have given from scandals in the past few years ranging from long wait times and deaths at the VA, to the IRS targeting tea party groups, to the

No laughing matter: Perry’s Texas jails
203,000 ‘criminal aliens’ for 640K crimes
Washington Times, by Jennifer Harper    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/22/2014 10:11:02 PM     Post Reply
Numbers are always interesting in the Lone Star State, now on the front lines of its own border crisis. And it’s cost the state plenty in money, time and manpower. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has already spent $500 million trying to maintain order and security in the Rio Grand Valley. He’s ordered Texas Adjutant General John Nichols to deploy up to 1,000 National Guard troops on the borderlands. Now Mr. Perry reveals a few more numbers. The governor himself reports that in the past six years, Texas county jails have incarcerated 203,000 “criminal aliens” who have committed 640,000 crimes, including

Syrian death toll and extremist threat
increases, but the U.S. does little
Washington Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/22/2014 10:07:58 PM     Post Reply
THE FIGHTING in Gaza has served to obscure developments in another Middle East war that is far bloodier and more important to U.S. interests. In the last week, more than 700 fatalities have been reported in a single battle in Syria, as government troops have tried to retake a gas field seized by the Islamic State, the al-Qaeda entity that now controls much of eastern Syria and western Iraq. Fighting is also raging between regime and moderate rebel forces in the city of Aleppo and between the rebels and the Islamists in the suburbs of Damascus. Among the stakes for



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Trey Gowdy Eviscerates IRS Commissioner
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Breitbart TV, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/23/2014 4:32:42 PM     Post Reply
Wednesday at a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service´s (IRS) Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) would not let IRS Commissioner John Koskinen off the hook over his failure to bring acceptable answers to Congress about the supposed loss of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails. The South Carolina Republican warned the IRS commissioners, "Words have consequences," as he hammered Koskinen for trying to claim he did not pursue what happened to the emails because he did not want to interfere with the Inspector General investigation saying "people site ongoing IG investigations

Latest Obama claim: I don’t
learn anything from the news

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/22/2014 10:16:44 PM     Post Reply
In scandal after scandal in the Obama administration, President Obama has said he didn’t know about the problems until he heard it on the news. But the president changed his tune about his supposed ignorance at a Democratic fundraiser near Seattle on Tuesday night. Mr. Obama told supporters that he doesn’t watch the news because, “Whatever they’re reporting about, usually I know.” That contrasts with the explanations that the president and his aides have given from scandals in the past few years ranging from long wait times and deaths at the VA, to the IRS targeting tea party groups, to the

Sen. Durbin derides Walgreen for
possible tax-driven overseas move

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Chicago Tribune, by Ameet Sachdev    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/22/2014 8:16:09 PM     Post Reply
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin on Tuesday urged Walgreen Co. to reconsider a possible move of its headquarters to Switzerland to lower its U.S. tax bill. In a letter to Walgreen Chief Executive Gregory Wasson, Durbin said the company could face a backlash from its customers. “I believe you will find that your customers are deeply patriotic and will not support Walgreen’s decision to turn its back on the United States,” Durbin wrote. “Nearly all of your $2.5 billion in profits earned last year were from sales to U.S. taxpaying customers.” The senator ended his letter with a twist on Walgreen’s

Fed appeals court panel says
most Obamacare subsidies illegal

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CNBC, by Dan Mangan    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 7/22/2014 11:20:25 AM     Post Reply
In a potentially crippling blow to Obamacare, a federal appeals court panel declared Tuesday that government subsidies worth billions of dollars that helped 4.7 million people buy insurance on HealthCare.gov are illegal. The 2-1 ruling said such subsidies can be granted only to people who bought insurance in an Obamacare exchange run by an individual state or the District of Columbia—not on the federally run exchange HealthCare.gov. "Section 36B plainly makes subsidies available in the Exchanges established by states," wrote Senior Circuit Judge Raymond Randolph in his majority opinion, where he was joined by Judge Thomas Griffith. "We reach this conclusion, frankly,

Shock Report-- Rick Perry: Illegals
Behind 3,000 Homicides & 8,000
Sexual Assaults in TX Since ’08

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/24/2014 5:23:38 AM     Post Reply
Texas Governor Rick Perry went on Hannity tonight to discuss the illegal immigrant crisis at the US southern border. Perry shared these shocking numbers on the current crisis. “Sean, there have been over the course of the last five years, since the fall of ’08, over 203,000 individuals who have come into Texas illegally who have been booked into our county jails. Those individuals have accounted for over 3,000 homicides and over 8,000 sexual assaults. We can’t afford to wait for Washington to secure this border. We’ve had enough.”

NAACP: Detroit water
shutoffs are racially motivated

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/22/2014 11:01:52 AM     Post Reply
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has filed a class action lawsuit against the city of Detroit for water shutoffs that members claim are racially motivated. The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department stopped service to about 7,200 buildings with overdue bills in June, compared to 1,570 in the same month last year. The issue gained national attention last month after activists appealed to the United Nations for help. The shutoffs are “being done in a discriminatory fashion,” the NAACP’s Veronica Joice told a local CBS affiliate. “They should at least take a look at whether there’s a better way to do this that doesn’t affect the most vulnerable citizens

Obama says public not
familiar enough with issues

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Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 7/23/2014 10:59:23 PM     Post Reply
President Obama told Democratic donors Wednesday night that most Americans don’t have time to think about the details of the Benghazi terrorist attack or the problems with Obamacare. Speaking at a fundraiser at the Los Angeles home of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes, the president took his usual shots at the Republican Party, suggesting its members are focused on the wrong issues and frequently “obfuscate and they bamboozle and sometimes don’t say what’s true.” And because people are not familiar with the intricacies of many public-policy issues, Republicans can get away with such obfuscation, he said. “The Republican

End Partisan Primaries, Save America
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New York Times, by Charles E. Schumer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/22/2014 10:21:11 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON —Polarization and partisanship are a plague on American politics. Political scientists have found that the two parties have each grown more ideologically homogeneous since the 1970s. The Senate hasn’t been so polarized since Reconstruction; the House has not been so divided since around 1900. As measured by laws passed, the current Congress is on track to be among the least productive in our republic’s history. How did this happen? One of the main causes has not gotten enough attention: the party primary system. The reasons behind the shocking primary defeat last month of Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, who

Madeleine Albright to CNN:
Israel Is ‘Overdoing’ It in Gaza

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Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/23/2014 9:03:23 AM     Post Reply
While our current secretary of state John Kerry is under fire for sarcastically joking about Israel’s “pinpoint operation” in Gaza, one former secretary of state echoed those sentiments during an appearance on CNN Tuesday afternoon. Speaking to Wolf Blitzer, Madeleine Albright said she thinks Israel is “overdoing” it with its offensive into the Gaza Strip and losing some of its “moral authority” in the process. “I do think the point has to be made, if rockets are being shot at Israel, that Israel does have a right to defend itself,” Albright said. “But the bottom line is the question of proportionality.” Blitzer singled out her use of the word

Paul Ryan, 2016?
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Hot Air, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/23/2014 1:12:58 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Republican Party’s bookish former vice presidential nominee, is starting to look like a candidate for the presidency in 2016. In August, Ryan will publish a book with a distinctly campaign-themed title, The Way Forward. On Tuesday, the Federal Election Commission approved of a nationwide book tour sponsored by Ryan’s publisher and the Political Action Committee the Wisconsin congressman founded, Prosperity Action PAC. “The book will address “the state of the conservative movement in America today, discuss how it contrasts with liberal progressivism, and explain what must be done to save what Representative Ryan refers to as the

No Rest for the Wicked
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National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/23/2014 5:39:09 AM     Post Reply
Tuesday, President Obama visited the Dutch Embassy in Washington, D.C., and wrote in a condolence book for the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, “We will not rest until we are certain that justice is done.” He then departed for a three-day fundraising trip to the West Coast. Obama’s pledge that “we will not rest until . . . ” may sound familiar to you. In fact, the pledge is so chronically overused, and issued so casually, that it no longer carries much meaning. Here’s a brief history: April 9, 2009: “We will not rest until we reach a day when not one

Loon population rebounding in Vermont
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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 7/23/2014 6:13:21 PM     Post Reply
Colchester – Experts estimate there are nearly 300 adult loons living on Vermont´s lakes and ponds, up from just a couple dozen 30 years ago. On Saturday, more than 200 volunteers spread out across Vermont for the annual loon survey. The results of the survey are trickling in, but Eric Hanson of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies and the coordinator of the Vermont Loon Conservation Project, said there are many more birds now than just a few years ago. He said 15 years ago there were around 100 loons. In 1983, biologists counted only 29. "It is a decent, stable population. I'm hoping that actually things do start to level out.


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