Thursday, November 26, 2015
Iran Nuclear Deal Isn´t A Bad Deal After All;It´s No DealIf you are going to make a deal with the Devil,it's best not to sign on the dotted line. Charges against police officer in teen’s slaying don’tquell anger in ChicagoObama's White House and Justice Department continuesto agitate us toward the darkest depths of our souls. US soldiers suspended for deadly airstrike on hospitalA leader who micromanages his wars from afar, butaccepts no responsibility, is a coward. Obama signs bill making Gitmo closure tougher"He´ll need someplace to house those of us whooppose him." - LDotter: "busterman." California girls fight to become Boy Scout membersIf young girls were taught to be ladies first, thiswouldn't be an issue. 680,000 Green Cards Given to Immigrants ofMuslim CountriesWhen you ignore previous instituted immigration laws,only chaos will follow. ´We say Merry Christmas and God Bless America!If this offends you, LEAVE!´: Sheriff posts´politically incorrect´ sign in Georgia town“Pride is holding your head up high when everyone aroundyou has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.”- Bryce Courtenay, "The Power of One."
Why the Facts of AmericanMuslims and 9/11 Matter National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty Lalo- 11/26/2015 12:19:13 AM Can you endure more discussion of Donald Trump, Jersey City, and 9/11? From the Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt: As discussed Sunday night, there is no television footage of “thousands and thousands” “cheering as the World Trade Center came down,” and it certainly was not “well-covered at the time.” There was footage of Palestinians and Arabs celebrating in East Jerusalem on September 11. (You would be amazed how many Trump fans sent me that video, without bothering to check where the footage was recorded.) It is likely that Trump is mixing up the East Jerusalem footage with rumors of Rush Limbaugh is a hypocritewhen it comes to Trump The Hill, by Travis Hale JoElla Bee- 11/25/2015 11:45:00 PM In the summer of 1992, Rush Limbaugh saved me from myself. I was an 18-year-old high school graduate about to begin college, too impatient to wait for adulthood to come to me. So instead, I went in search of it the only way I knew how: by engulfing myself in presidential politics and the fascinating campaigns that summer between Bill Clinton, George Bush and Ross Perot. Like many idealistic teens, I was at first drawn to the youthful Clinton campaign and Fleetwood Mac´s cheerful command to "Don´t stop thinking about tomorrow." But then I started listening to Limbaugh and it Smithsonian: Statue of Libertywas originally a Muslim woman The Hill, by Bradford Richardson JoElla Bee- 11/25/2015 11:32:56 PM An article on the government-administered museum’s blog, Smart News, claims one of the designers of Lady Liberty drew inspiration from monuments in Egypt and originally intended to construct a veiled female peasant on the Suez Canal. The article cites historian Barry Moreno, author of multiple books about the statue, whose Islamic origins were also reported last week by The Daily Beast. “Taking the form of a veiled peasant woman, the statue was to stand 86 feet high, and its pedestal was to rise to a height of 48 feet,” Moreno writes in “The Statue of Liberty.” The design of the
Obama green energyproject Abengoa on verge ofbankruptcy; demise recalls Solyndra Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang Dreadnought- 11/25/2015 11:14:22 PM If you were wondering what the Spanish word for “Solyndra” is, this week provided the answer: “Abengoa.” Abengoa is a Spanish company that was another of President Obama’s personally picked green energy projects, and it’s now on the verge of bankruptcy too, potentially saddling taxpayers with a multibillion-dollar tab and fueling the notion that the administration repeatedly gambles on losers in the energy sector. The renewable energy firm, which is constructing several large-scale solar power projects in the U.S. and has received at least $2.7 billion in federal loan guarantees since 2010, said Wednesday it will begin insolvency proceedings, a Putin orders missiles toSyria-Turkey border todefend Russian jets Washington Times, by Guy Taylor Dreadnought- 11/25/2015 11:09:27 PM Russia announced plans Wednesday to deploy long-range surface-to-air missiles at its air base near the Syria-Turkey border to destroy any target that threatens its warplanes in the area — an angry response to Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter jet, which raised fears of a direct clash between Russia and NATO. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the deployment of S-400 missiles in Syria as he and other officials in Moscow escalated a war of words with Ankara after Tuesday’s shootdown, which Turkey claims was justified on grounds that two Russian fighters ignored repeated warnings to change direction after entering Turkish Charges against police officerin teen’s slaying don’tquell anger in Chicago Washington Post, by Peter Sleven* Dreadnought- 11/25/2015 11:02:27 PM CHICAGO — Leaders of the Chicago City Council’s black caucus called Wednesday for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to remove his police chief, Garry McCarthy, one day after authorities released a graphic video showing a white police officer fatally shooting an African American teenager last year. Prosecutors charged the veteran officer, Jason Van Dyke, with first-degree murder on Tuesday. But the move did not defuse the anger rippling across parts of this city. Groups of protesters returned to the streets Wednesday, and parents of individuals slain by police demanded action from Emanuel’s administration. Although demonstrations by several hundred Chicago residents remained largely American and Russian militariesdon’t agree about much in Syria Washington Post, by Karen DeYoung Dreadnought- 11/25/2015 10:58:36 PM During a two-day period early this week, the United States reported that coalition aircraft had conducted 23 strikes in Syria, destroying about three dozen Islamic State vehicles, buildings and tactical units. During the same two days, Russia said its aircraft had hit 472 “terrorist objectives” in Syria, including an Islamic State oil depot, an “oil production plant” and 80 tanker trucks. The numbers were fairly typical of descriptions separately released nearly every day by the U.S.-led coalition and the Russian Defense Ministry. In the eight weeks since Russia began air operations in Syria, its military claims to have flown many
World´s ´most raciallyintolerant´ countries mapped Telegraph [UK], by Barney Henderson - 11/25/2015 10:30:16 PM The World Values Survey asked respondents in more than 80 different countries to state the type of people they did not want as neighbours. Over 40 per cent of respondents in India, Jordan, Bangladesh and Hong Kong said they would not want a neighbour of a different race. The British were among the most tolerant, along with former colonies the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. People in Latin American counties were also prepared to embrace racially diverse neighbours. The data from the survey by Niclas Berggren and Therese Nilsson was mapped by the Washington Post by Max Fisher. Yes, we should consider refugees’ religion Americans have heard a lot of nonsense in the past week about the role of religion in our refugee policy – from both sides. Senator Ted Cruz has been derided, mostly justly, for saying that no Muslim refugees – but only Christians – should be admitted to this country from the killing fields of Syria and Iraq. But President Obama’s angry reaction that use of a “religious test” for evaluating asylum seekers would be “shameful” and “not American” is even more wrongheaded. “That´s not who we are,” he said to an audience in Turkey, apparently in response to Cruz.
Yes, we should considerrefugees’ religion Politico, by Michael W. McConnell - 11/25/2015 10:15:49 PM Americans have heard a lot of nonsense in the past week about the role of religion in our refugee policy – from both sides. Senator Ted Cruz has been derided, mostly justly, for saying that no Muslim refugees – but only Christians – should be admitted to this country from the killing fields of Syria and Iraq. But President Obama’s angry reaction that use of a “religious test” for evaluating asylum seekers would be “shameful” and “not American” is even more wrongheaded. “That´s not who we are,” he said to an audience in Turkey, apparently in response to Cruz. “We Washington Post Clumsily Gives TrumpEasy Out on 9/11 Celebrations After Fact-Checker Gets Fact-Checked Mediaite, by Joe Concha - 11/25/2015 9:28:26 PM Like pretty much else in this race for the White House as it pertains to Donald Trump, this Muslims-celebrating-in-Jersey-after-9/11-story dominating the narrative for days is a fascinating study in media process. Before we continue, a little background from the author: I was in New York on 9/11. I lived in Jersey (still do) at the time. I, like the rest of the country, watched the news non-stop for days, weeks after the attacks. And while I do vividly remember images coming out of the Middle East of people openly celebrating the attacks (that one older woman with big glasses snapping Tiny Nicaragua Is All ThatStands Between The U.S.,Cuba And A Terrorist Mariel Rush Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial Desert Fox- 11/25/2015 8:34:07 PM Immigration: Most Americans don´t know it, but Cuba and its Latin American enablers are conspiring to create a ratline for unchecked immigration into the U.S. Only Nicaragua is throwing a monkey wrench into the scheme. That would be wretched, far-left Nicaragua. In any normal nation, leaders would be ashamed if large numbers of their nationals found the country they live in so unbearable, their only wish is to leave. Not so Cuba. It lies about its colossal socialist failures and blames it all on Uncle Sam. Now there are signs the communist country is encouraging great waves of Cubans to illegally migrate
Iran Nuclear Deal Isn´t A BadDeal After All; It´s No Deal Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial Desert Fox- 11/25/2015 8:28:37 PM Nuclear Charade: The Obama administration admits to Congress that its nuclear pact with Iran has not been signed by the Iranian regime and has no legal force. Obama´s "tough diplomacy" is puff diplomacy. The White House´s latest updated "Strategy for American Innovation" left one innovation out: diplomatic pacts with other countries that don´t have to be signed. Maybe President Obama will say that it saves the taxpayers money, since it eliminates signing ceremonies in lavish locales. Going back to when, as a candidate, he expressed a willingness to talk directly with Iran, then through months of negotiations on its nuclear program, Obama never US soldiers suspended fordeadly airstrike on hospital Associated Press, by Staff JoniTx- 11/25/2015 8:23:33 PM WASHINGTON — American soldiers and airmen who killed and wounded dozens of civilians in a strike on an Afghanistan hospital violated US rules of engagement and have been suspended as they await disciplinary action that could include criminal charges, military officials said Wednesday. Briefing reporters on the results of two investigations, Gen. John Campbell, the US commander in Afghanistan, described an egregious series of human and technical failures that led a US warplane to destroy a medical charity’s hospital in northern Afghanistan last month. Campbell and other officials would not say how many people had been removed from their jobs Marco Rubio Is Using a ConvictedFelon to Help Him Win Florida Mother Jones, by Stephanie Mencimer Desert Fox- 11/25/2015 8:23:15 PM Earlier this month, when Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) named his top campaign representatives across Florida, he tapped a conservative activist named Clyde Fabretti as one of the leaders of his presidential effort in Orange County, a key district that includes Orlando. But Fabretti, the co-founder of the West Orlando Tea Party, has a sketchy background that might not reflect well on Rubio´s campaign: He is a convicted white-collar criminal with a history of questionable business dealings and associations with fraudsters. Most recently, Fabretti´s name surfaced in an ongoing lawsuit by investors in a tea-party-related media startup who claim he played Obama Turns Thanksgiving Into Rulesgiving Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial Desert Fox- 11/25/2015 8:15:55 PM Regulation: As Americans sit down for their Thanksgiving feast, they likely don´t realize that another big, nonholiday-related expense is about to hit, courtesy of the Obama administration: a new wave of regulations. With little fanfare, the White House announced more than 2,000 new regulations — including 144 deemed "economically significant" — just before Thanksgiving. The law requires doing this twice a year, and Obama has followed it faithfully — repeatedly releasing rafts of costly new rules just days before holidays, when people are most distracted and not paying attention. Luckily, Heritage Foundation fellow James Gattuso is paying attention. He notes that the 144
Obama signs bill makingGitmo closure tougher Agence France-Presse, by Staff - 11/25/2015 8:05:46 PM Washington - Away from public view, US President Barack Obama signed a defense bill Wednesday barbed with measures designed to undo his bid to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. In a terse statement, the White House said Obama has signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016, along with several other pieces of legislation. Obama´s signature significantly lengthens the odds that he will be able to close Guantanamo before leaving office in early 2017. The $615 billion defense policy bill upholds a ban on transferring prisoners to the United States from the US naval base at Guantanamo Obama judicial nominees in limbo as‘nuclear option’ backfires on Democrats Washington Times, by Tom Howell Jr. - 11/25/2015 7:55:59 PM The Republican-controlled Senate is confirming President Obama’s judicial nominees this year at a slower pace than Democrats did after taking the Senate majority in 2007 under President George W. Bush, prompting court watchers to warn that politics is skewing the process. Two years after Democrats detonated the “nuclear option” to change the filibuster rules to speed judges through confirmation, they are facing the other side of the coin: Republicans in charge who are flexing their powers to slow down the process. Senators last week approved LaShann M. DeArcy Hall to a judgeship in New York, just the 10th judicial Adele Thanked Sarah Palin for HerSuccess – Read Palin´s Response! Newsbusters, by Katie Yoder JoniTx- 11/25/2015 7:21:29 PM Hollywood is bursting at the seams with big names vying to support liberal candidates. But one internationally recognized singer just broke the mold. In a BBC One special, 27-year-old Adele thanked former vice-presidential candidate and Alaska governor Sarah Palin for her rise to fame. It was a compliment Palin couldn’t ignore. Their story goes back to 2008, when the two switched spots on Saturday Night Live due to a conflict in Palin’s campaign schedule. "The week I was doing [Saturday Night Live], it was meant to be a normal week but the week after, Sarah Palin was supposed to do Americans Agree With Trump:The Illegal Immigrants Must Go Fox News, by Todd Starnes Carolina Kat- 11/25/2015 7:19:08 PM Most Americans agree with Donald Trump -- the illegal aliens have to go. Head ´em up, move ´em out. A new Fox News poll shows 52 percent of the nation favors deporting the millions of illegals back to their home countries. Republicans and Democrats support Mr. Trump’s plan. But the numbers among Republicans are astronomical. Seventy percent agree with Mr. Trump -- a super-majority. So why does the Republican establishment continue to support pro-amnesty candidates?[SNIP]But the truth is that Jeb´s position on the illegals is at odds with the overwhelming majority of Republican voters. And so is Marco Rubio --
680,000 Green Cards Given toImmigrants of Muslim Countries Breitbart Big Government, by Michelle Fields JoniTx- 11/25/2015 6:50:44 PM The United States has issued 680,000 green cards to immigrants of Muslim-majority countries, according to data from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The green cards were issued within the last five years and will be reissued again in five years. Among the people who received green cards are individuals who entered the United States as refugees. The data, released by Senator Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) 82%, adds that these, “refugees have instant access to federal welfare and entitlements, along with local benefits and education services; these costs are not offset.” The release from Sessions notes that “Assuming no change in ´We say Merry Christmas and God BlessAmerica! If this offends you, LEAVE!´: Sheriffposts ´politically incorrect´ sign in Georgia town Daily Mail (UK), by Staff & Belinda Robinson JoniTx- 11/25/2015 6:37:04 PM A Georgia sheriff has posted a ´politically incorrect´ sign outside of his police department in support of Christmas, America, and the troops. Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley posted the large sign in Harris County on Tuesday. And he is encouraging anyone who objects to it to leave town. Jolley´s sign says: ´WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect. We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America and In God We Trust. We salute our troops and our flag. If this offends you… LEAVE!´ Scroll down for video -(Photos) Jolley said that he put the sign up on a grassy verge outside of Judge grants deadline extensionon charges after shooting offive at Jamar Clark protest Minneapolis Star Tribune, by David Chanen and Abby Simons DaddyO- 11/25/2015 6:32:22 PM The Hennepin County attorney’s office received a deadline extension Wednesday to decide if charges will be filed against four men arrested in connection with the shooting of five protesters near the Fourth Precinct police station earlier this week. The shooting happened at about 10:45 p.m. Monday on Morgan Avenue N., about a block from the police station where protesters have been encamped since Jamar Clark was shot to death by police Nov. 15. Minneapolis police arrested three men Tuesday in connection with the shooting. Allen Lawrence “Lance” Scarsella III, 23, was arrested in Bloomington. Sources said Nathan Gustavsson, 21, of New York Gov. Cuomo BannedAds He Didn’t Like Daily Caller, by Kerry Picket JoniTx- 11/25/2015 6:31:10 PM New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered that an ad campaign he didn’t like be removed from the New York City subway system, The Associated Press reports. The ads, which had been approved by the Metropolitan Transit Authority, featured Nazi imagery and were meant to promote an Amazon video series, “The Man in the High Castle.” They were plastered on the inside of the 42nd Street shuttle train that travels between Times Square and Grand Central Station. Additionally, the ad imagery wrapped around seats on the subway. The show is set after World War II, and explores what may have happened
The finding is a blow to the hopes of some Republican elites who argue that Trump’s stubborn lead in the race will dissipate once the field winnows
New Poll: Donald Trump LeadsNationally and Easily Beats Cruz,Rubio and Carson in Head-To-HeadMatchups… Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance earlybird- 11/25/2015 5:06:01 PM Donald Trump 60% -vs- Ben Carson 40% Donald Trump 57% -vs- Marco Rubio 43% Donald Trump 57% -vs- Ted Cruz 43% A new YouGov/Economist Poll (full pdf below) of 2000 national respondents shows Donald Trump with a commanding lead, and beating all GOP rivals in head-to-head matchups. For the first time Pollsters asked the respondents head-to-head comparisons between Trump, Carson, Cruz and Rubio. The results eliminate yet another promoted myth: (Snip)The finding is a blow to the hopes of some Republican elites who argue that Trump’s stubborn lead in the race will dissipate once the field winnows and a more mainstream alternative rises (read Plan A for GOP donors:Wait for Trump to fall.(There is no Plan B.) Washington Post, by Matea Gold and Robert Costa Periwinkel- 11/25/2015 4:56:21 PM When Donald Trump landed in Ohio this week, he got a taste of the meager Republican super PAC efforts aimed at him: a 47-second Web video clipping together some of his most provocative comments and a small airplane trailing a banner proclaiming, “Ohioans Can’t Trust Trump.” As the combative mogul enters his fifth month at the top of the GOP presidential field, attempts to derail him remain anemic, underfunded and unfocused — and they are likely to stay that way until the Iowa caucuses in less than 10 weeks. Most of the party’s financiers and top strategists are sitting on California girls fight tobecome Boy Scout members CBS News, by Staff NorthernDog- 11/25/2015 4:53:48 PM Four months after the Boy Scouts of America made history by allowing gay adults to become leaders, its local chapter in Northern California is facing new pressure from girls, asking to become full members. They call their group "The Unicorns." The six young girls teach themselves things they didn´t learn in the Girl Scouts, like building a campfire. "I got jealous of what my brother got to do because he´s a Boy Scout ...," said 10-year-old Ella Jacobs. Jacobs and her friend, Allie Westover, decided they were more interested in what the boys were doing. So last fall, they started
Paris attacks: Belgian mayor ´had listof Isis terrorists including mastermindand gunmen´ month before massacres Independent [UK], by Lizzie Dearden - 11/25/2015 4:48:41 PM Belgian authorities allegedly had a list of suspected jihadists including the “mastermind” of the Paris attacks and the two brothers who carried them out – a month before the massacre took place. Françoise Schepmans, the mayor of the Molenbeek district of Brussels where several of the Isis extremists had lived, was allegedly handed the names and addresses of more than 80 people believed to be Islamist militants, the New York Times reported. “What was I supposed to do about them? It is not my job to track possible terrorists,” Ms Schepmans reportedly said in an interview, claiming it was “the Russia-Turkey relations teeter ondangerous precipice after jet downing Globe and Mail [Toronto, Canada], by Mark MacKinnon NorthernDog- 11/25/2015 4:45:15 PM They have been, for several years now, the bad boys on the eastern fringes of Europe. Two leaders with little time for Western concepts of democracy, two strongmen with foreign policies coloured by dreams of empires lost. Now – after a Russian warplane was shot down Tuesday after allegedly crossing into Turkish airspace while carrying out a bombing mission in Syria – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stand nose to nose, snarling, each counting on the other to blink first. It’s an incredibly dangerous standoff, one that seems certain to increasingly inflame Syria’s civil war Jersey Sure SteynOnline, by Mark Steyn earlybird- 11/25/2015 3:42:33 PM I have a strong dislike of the current fashion among American´s decrepit and unreadable newspapers for "fact-checker" columns, because the practice attempts to cloak run-of-the-mill hacks in an aura of dispassionate authority that they do not, in fact, possess. Case in point: The Washington Post´s Glenn Kessler, who has awarded "four Pinocchios" to Donald Trump, for claiming to recall seeing "thousands" of Jersey City Muslims celebrating on September 11th 2001. Mr Kessler wrote: Trump says that he saw this with his own eyes on television and that it was well covered. But an extensive examination of news clips from that period ISIS taunt America in new videourging them to ´bring it on´as they vow to bring fire* Daily Mail [U.K.], by Ted Thornhill PageTurner- 11/25/2015 3:26:36 PM Barack Obama recently dismissed ISIS as ‘a bunch of killers with good social media’ – and appears to have prompted a sickening response from the terror group which mocks US soldiers´ suicide rates. A new video released by the Islamists also claims the Prophet predicted ´Islam´s enemies´ would be destroyed by ´the flames of war´ when the number of banners opposed to them - a reference to the international coalition - reached 80. Currently, 60 nations officially oppose ISIS. The video taunts America, urging the nation to ‘bring it on’ before adding ‘your numbers only increase us in faith’. In
Congress Can Cool OffObama’s Climate Plans Wall Street Journal, by John Barrasso StormCnter- 11/25/2015 2:25:49 PM When the U.N. climate-change talks convene in Paris next week, the risks will be high for American taxpayers. President Obama wants a climate deal and is willing to pay dearly to get it. The inevitable outcome is a plan with unproven benefits and unreachable goals, but very real costs. It will be up to Congress to check the president’s ambition of committing the U.S. to an international green scheme that will produce little or no return. The ostensible goal of the Paris talks (Nov. 30-Dec. 11) is to convince countries to commit to enacting laws that reduce carbon emissions. That fits
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Former CIA Deputy Director:Obama Didn’t Attack ISIS OilBecause Of The Environment [Video] Daily Caller, by Steve Guest KarenJ1- 11/25/2015 1:51:56 PM Former Deputy Director of the CIA Michael Morell suggested that Barack Obama didn’t order the bombing of ISIS’s oil transportation infrastructure until recently in part because he was concerned about environmental damage. Morell also said the White House was concerned about destroying infrastructure that could be used by the Syrian people. Appearing on PBS’s “Charlie Rose” on Tuesday, Rose pointed out that before the terrorist attacks in Paris, the U.S. had not bombed ISIS-controlled oil tankers. Morell explained, “Prior to Paris, there seemed to be a judgment that … look, we don’t want to destroy these oil tankers because that’s Israeli-Palestinian relations at´pivotal moment,´ Kerry says Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Michael Wilner - 11/25/2015 1:50:16 PM WASHINGTON -- Israeli and the Palestinian leadership have reached a "pivotal moment" on their rocky path toward a two-state solution, now engulfed in a steady round of violence on the ground, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in a written statement on Wednesday. Back in Washington after visiting Jerusalem and Ramallah this week, having met with both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Kerry said both sides have "important decisions to make for the future" and stand at risk of losing control of tensions on the ground. "As you know we´ve been very concerned about the violence Washington University CancelsClasses Over Hate Speech Assciated Press, by Donna Gordon Blankinship PaleAle- 11/25/2015 1:37:54 PM After a racist thread on social media sparked outrage on a quiet Washington state campus, college officials sent students home a day early for the Thanksgiving holiday. Western Washington University sent out an alert cancelling classes and an email to students just after 6 a.m. Tuesday from President Bruce Shepard. It is unknown if the people who posted the threats are students at the state university in Bellingham, but the posts were made from a phone located within 10 miles of campus, Shepard said.
ISIS Slams U.S.Intelligence ‘Cooking’ Daily Beast, by Staff PageTurner- 11/25/2015 1:37:39 PM A propaganda video released by ISIS’s media wing slammed the U.S. for “cooking” intelligence reports that allegedly downplayed the Islamic State’s success in Syria. “So while you going around cooking the facts on the results of your military airstrikes, we continue to haunt the minds of your soldiers and sow fear into their hearts,” the video said. The Daily Beast’s Shane Harris and Nancy Youssef were the first to report in September that 50 U.S. intelligence analysts accused higher-ups of “changing their analyses to be more in line with the Obama administration’s public contention that the fight against ISIS and Democrats rise in opposition toObama´s climate change agenda Washington Examiner, by John Siciliano KarenJ1- 11/25/2015 1:09:36 PM Hundreds of Democrats from 32 states are aligning against the centerpiece of President Obama´s climate change agenda, the Clean Power Plan, which they say will cause unnecessary economic harm from increased reliance on renewable energy. "As Democrats committed to a prosperous America and a healthy environment, we believe the United States has a unique opportunity to lead the world in addressing the global climate challenge, and yet do so, as we must, without unduly burdening the American economy or the American people," the Democratic coalition called CoalBlue said in a letter sent Tuesday to Obama. The group joined with hundreds Watch: Megyn Kelly Interrupts ChicagoCoverage When She Spots ‘ExtraordinaryMoment’ On Live Feed Western Journalism, by Jack Davis - 11/25/2015 1:04:05 PM Fox News host Megyn Kelly came to the defense of a Chicago police officer Tuesday night as live TV footage showed one black protester giving an officer a sustained glare of hate-filled defiance. “I just want to jump in. I just want to jump in as we are seeing an extraordinary moment,” she said on Tuesday night’s show. “Look what’s happening here.” (Video) One black protester, with dozens of fellow activists behind him, was confronting one member of a line of Chicago police officers. The police had been tasked with monitoring the protests in Chicago that followed the release of The Thing Donald TrumpHates Most About Obama GQ Magazine, by Chris Heath LittleHoodedMonk- 11/25/2015 12:55:03 PM Donald Trump spoke to GQ last month as he sat at his desk in Trump Tower, and many of his characteristically idiosyncratic reflections on the improbable months he has spent as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination appeared in the December 2015 issue. But inevitably, a single article cannot possibly convey all that Donald Trump is, and so some segments of the conversation had to remain unheard. Until now. 1. You said an interesting thing in one of your first interviews, in 1981: “Man is the most vicious of all animals and life is a series of battles ending in victory and defeat.”
Obama administration released illegalimmigrant children to criminals’ homes Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan KarenJ1- 11/25/2015 12:54:04 PM The Obama administration released thousands of illegal immigrant children to sponsors with criminal records, including arrests on charges of child molestation, human trafficking and homicide, a top senator charged Tuesday. If true, it would be a stunning black mark on President Obama’s immigration record, according to analysts, who said the first job of the government was to protect the children from dangerous situations — and it apparently failed. At least 3,400 children were placed in homes where sponsors had criminal records, said Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, citing information from a whistleblower. The liberal media has no idea what to makeof ‘clock kid’ Ahmed Mohamed anymore Washington Post, by Callum Borchers LittleHoodedMonk- 11/25/2015 12:44:24 PM Once upon a time (like, two months ago), Ahmed Mohamed was a media sensation on the left, a 14-year-old wunderkind with a Muslim name who brought a homemade clock to his school in Irving, Tex., and was wrongly suspected of being a terrorist-in-training. (Snip) Only this time, the liberal press has no clue how to cover him. The latest development in Mohamed’s story is a lawsuit. His family is seeking $15 million from the school district and the city of Irving, which opens him up to the charge, particularly from conservatives, that his public crusade against discrimination was and is motivated — at least in part — by money. Obama Hints that Steven SpielbergShould Make a Movie About Him Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering KarenJ1- 11/25/2015 12:38:43 PM While awarding the medal of freedom to director Steven Spielberg and other celebrities, President Obama jokingly suggested that the director of movies like “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” and “Lincoln” should make one about his presidency. “Despite redefining the word ‘prolific,’ a Spielberg movie is still a Spielberg movie,” Obama said as someone’s cell phone in the room began ringing. “Somebody is calling to see if they can book him for a deal right now,” Obama joked. “They want to make pitch … ‘so there’s this really good-looking President and…´” he hinted. Obama grinned as the crowd laughed and he went on to praise Spielberg’s movies Sharyl Attkisson’s Scathing Indictmentof Obama for Ignoring Terrorism Intel Breitbart Big Government, by Dan Riehl KarenJ1- 11/25/2015 12:33:04 PM Independent investigative reporter and host of “Full Measure,” Sharyl Attkisson is giving a blistering account of what one source called Barack Obama’s potential “personality flaw,” leading him to only see and believe what he wants to see and believe when it comes to the global threat from terrorism – that, as opposed to what ground operators are actually trying to report to him. This goes hand-in-hand with recent reports that up to 50 intelligence types claim the administration has been systematically altering intelligence reports for political reasons. She was a guest today on Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily with host
Coming soon: More immigrantsfrom Muslim nations than populationof D.C. - 680,000 Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard happywarrior- 11/25/2015 12:30:20 PM President Obama´s open-door immigration policy is set to accept more immigrants from Muslim nations over the next five years than the entire population of Washington, D.C., according to federal documents. Figures from the Department of Homeland Security show that the president has already issued 680,000 green cards to immigrants from Muslim nations over the past five years. Unless Congress changes his policy, that number will be repeated in the next five years. What´s more, the president is also planning to add over 100,000 more with refugee status, many from Syria. Refugees can also petition the government for their relatives. President Obama: No CredibleReports of a ´Plot on the Homeland´ NBC News, by Corky Siemaszko KarenJ1- 11/25/2015 12:23:50 PM President Obama tried to reassure nervous Americans on Wednesday that the nation´s security services were ready for anything terrorists might throw at them. Speaking on the eve of Thanksgiving, Obama said law enforcement officials have received no credible reports of "a plot on the homeland" like the horrific Nov. 13 massacre in Paris. "We are taking every precaution to keep our homeland safe," Obama said. American security services, he added, "are on the case." The president said the U.S. is going after ISIS militants "wherever they may hide." "Since 9/11, we´ve taken extraordinary measures to improve our homeland security," he added. "And that´s something How Christie is Attacking His Rivals Time, by Zeke J. Miller jackson- 11/25/2015 12:16:43 PM In a foreign policy speech Tuesday, Chris Christie previewed his response to the “newness” of his Senate rivals for the nomination, arguing that new is only good until experience is required. The line, or a variation of it, is sure to be a force against Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and also outsiders Donald Trump and Ben Carson either by Christie or whichever governor has a moment before voters go to the polls.Republicans are increasingly taking to calling Trump a fascist, as they struggle to find a way to bring him down. John Kasich has essentially devoted his campaign and Women to be fined upto £6,500 for wearing burkasin Swiss region Independent [UK], by Alexandra Sims happywarrior- 11/25/2015 11:56:44 AM Wearing a burka or niqab in public has been banned in the Swiss region of Ticino, with offenders facing a fine of up to £6,500. The region´s parliament approved the law on Monday, thereby banning full-face veils worn by women in many Muslim countries, in the wake of heightened terrorist alerts across Europe. It is now a criminal offence for women in the Italian-speaking canton in southern Switzerland to cover their faces with the garments in all public places, including shops, restaurants, public buildings and behind the wheel of a car, the Local reports. No exceptions will be made for
Somaliland stricken by drought:´We need what all humans need´ Guardian [UK], by Clár Ní Chonghaile Ribicon- 11/25/2015 11:54:24 AM Gargara — Hassan Haji Towakal has lived in one of the world’s toughest environments for 80 years. He has seen many droughts, but the recent prolonged lack of rainfall is the worst he has experienced in Somaliland, the breakaway country situated in Somalia’s relatively peaceful northern corner. The drought, which has left roughly 240,000 people without enough food and killed between 35% to 40% of Somaliland’s precious livestock, has also made Haji Towakal question the future of pastoralism – the only life he has known. (Snip) Somaliland is a textbook example of how tackling climate change and attaining sustainable development – New wave of Cuban immigrants reachesU.S., but through Texas, not Florida Los Angeles Times, by Molly Hennessy-Fiske Ribicon- 11/25/2015 11:46:09 AM When Jordanis Perez fled Havana this spring for the United States, he decided his best chances weren´t by boat to Florida, but by a route increasingly favored by thousands of Cuban migrants— by land to Texas. The number of Cubans arriving at the southern border increased this year after President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced plans last December to normalize relations between the longtime adversaries — a move many Cubans fear could mean the end of the special status that allows them to stay and work here legally if they reach U.S. soil. (Snip) Though Texas has become a Haslam says refugeevetting process ´pretty good´ Commercial Appeal [Memphis, TN], by Richard Locker* Ribicon- 11/25/2015 11:28:47 AM Nashville — Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday that he feels better about the vetting process for Syrian refugees than he did last week when he wrote what he called a carefully worded letter to the president asking for a “pause” on refugee resettlement in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks. “To be honest with you, the more I learn about the vetting process, it is a pretty good process: 20 steps that take a year and a half to two years on average. People are in refugee camps that we need to address,” he said in a speech to ´You´re a walking disease,mate´: HIV-positive men readout the hurtful messages they´vebeen sent on dating app Grindr Daily Mail [UK], by Matilda Battersby Ribicon- 11/25/2015 11:20:17 AM Dating apps rarely encourage deep and meaningful communication but they are a minefield for people living with HIV as a series of real messages sent to gay men on Grindr reveals. The hurtful texts have been read out by HIV-positive men to highlight stigma, misunderstanding and ignorance around the virus. The messages, which include ´You´re a walking disease, mate´ and ´Sluts like you deserve it,´ were sent to Grindr users and the Gay Men´s Health Charity (GMFA) asked a group of HIV-positive models to read them out and react. (Snip) There was also a clear warning that messages Review: Christopher HitchensExpounds in ‘And Yet ...’ New York Times, by Dwight Garner - 11/25/2015 10:46:57 AM Christopher Hitchens died of complications from esophageal cancer in 2011. Were he living, he’d turn 67 in the spring. Were he living, he’d be staring down the holidays, like the rest of us. Mr. Hitchens was an observant and entertaining writer about holidays, as he was about most things. He liked Thanksgiving, which made immigrants like himself (he was born in England) feel welcome. He disliked Christmas almost entirely. “And Yet …,” a very good new collection of Mr. Hitchens’s work previously unpublished in book form, includes a “Bah, humbug” for the ages in the form of two Christmas-skewering essays, one composed
High school cheerleader banned from teamafter controversial tweet about illegalimmigrants... but she insists she wasjust following Donald Trump´s lead Daily Mail [UK], by Khaleda Rahman Ribicon- 11/25/2015 10:08:31 AM A high school cheerleading captain has been banned from the team after tweeting about illegal immigrants. Caley Godino, a senior at Revere High School in Massachusetts, was disciplined after making the controversial comment online. She wrote: ‘When only 10 percent of Revere votes for mayor cause the other 90 percent isn’t legal.’ After other students complained about the comments, the school banned her from cheering for the rest of the season. But Godino told Fox25 that her comment was a political statement and not racial – because she didn’t specify any race. She said her comment was in response to A Necessary Conversation PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez Hazymac- 11/25/2015 10:02:46 AM The clash between the Turkish Air Force and Russia is dangerous because it violates the first rule of proxy warfare which is principals don´t fight principals. The whole point of proxy warfare is that only the seconds are allowed to cross swords. The duelists are forbidden from engaging each other directly, a convention intended to limit the scope of war. This is exactly what failed to happen when Turkey shot down an Russian SU-24 on its border with Syria. Charles Krauthaummer argues that since the Turks could not have been spurred into action by such minor Russian intrusion into their airspace, their A return to the paranoid style inAfrican-American politics National Review, by Kevin D. Williamson mc squared- 11/25/2015 9:54:23 AM From time to time, something will leap out to me as an illustration of the fact that blacks and whites often inhabit separate realities. I’ve often told the story of the editorial in a black neighborhood newspaper in Philadelphia warning African-Americans to flee urban areas in the lead-up to the 2004 presidential elections because George W. Bush was planning to — this was presented as unquestionable fact – use nuclear weapons against the inner cities to suppress the black vote. This wasn’t somebody ranting on Twitter — this was in print, in a regularly published newspaper that was, in the President Obama has put a new twist on the Islamic invasion now taking place across Europe and the United States. Speaking to reporters last week during his visit to the Philippines, the president compared Syrian refugees to "tourists," saying they are no bigger a threat than people who come to sightsee and visit attractions. Seriously? Rhetoric is a powerful weapon to rally citizens to stand against enemies, whether foreign or domestic. In this war, the people are out in front of the president. According to the latest NBC News/Survey Monkey online poll, "56 percent of Americans disapprove of allowing more migrants fleeing violence in Trump a Liar? The Real Storyabout Deceit in Racial Crime Numbers American Thinker, by Colin Flaherty - 11/25/2015 9:19:21 AM The real story on racial differences in crime rates is easy to find. Just go to the Washington Post, New York Daily News, CNN, or the hundreds of other news sites that recently called Donald Trump a “liar” for retweeting some misinformation about inter-racial crime. These media sites will tell you there is no difference between white and black crime. (snip) Even the most ardent Critical Race Theorists have trouble denying the enormous disparity of crime rates among races. But if they don’t, their entire theory of relentless racism collapses. So they say it anyway
With Americans shaken by terrorism, Obama defaults to snide lecturingSnide. That's the word we've been looking for, snide. Obama is dangerously nonchalant about ISIS threats"The upside-down quality of the meeting between Obamaand French President François Hollande was painful to watch." State Department: Iran Deal Is Not ‘Legally Binding’ and Iran Didn’t Sign ItThen what the heck was all the yelling about? Emails: CNN Reporter Coordinated With Hillary Aide To Smear Rand Paul During 2013 Benghazi HearingAnyone get the feeling this has happened before and will again?
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Terrorists as ´tourists´ Jewish World Review, by Cal Thomas nooneofconsequence- 11/25/2015 9:24:47 AM President Obama has put a new twist on the Islamic invasion now taking place across Europe and the United States. Speaking to reporters last week during his visit to the Philippines, the president compared Syrian refugees to "tourists," saying they are no bigger a threat than people who come to sightsee and visit attractions. Seriously? Rhetoric is a powerful weapon to rally citizens to stand against enemies, whether foreign or domestic. In this war, the people are out in front of the president. According to the latest NBC News/Survey Monkey online poll, "56 percent of Americans disapprove of allowing more migrants fleeing violence in Syria and other nations into the country, Chicago paid $5 million to shootingvictim´s family, keeping them quiet andvideo secret while Rahm re-elected American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson ScarletPimpernel- 11/25/2015 9:09:15 AM As Chicago is convulsed over video of Office James McDonald emptying his gun into 17 year old Laquan McDonald with 16 shots, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is so far escaping scrutiny over the city’s successful effort to suppress the shooting as an issue in his re-election campaign. The shooting took place on October 20, 2014, and Mayor Emanuel was facing a nonpartisan election 4 months later, on February 24, 2015. Since no one received a majority of the vote (Emanuel received 46% to runner-up Democratic Cook County Commissioner Jesús "Chuy" García’s 34%, a run-off election was held on April 7, with Chicago paid $5 millionto shooting victim´s family,keeping them quiet and video secretwhile Rahm re-elected American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson magnante- 11/25/2015 9:04:26 AM As Chicago is convulsed over video of Office James McDonald emptying his gun into 17 year old Laquan McDonald with 16 shots, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is so far escaping scrutiny over the city’s successful effort to suppress the shooting as an issue in his re-election campaign. The shooting took place on October 20, 2014, and Mayor Emanuel was facing a nonpartisan election 4 months later, on February 24, 2015. (snip) It is rather remarkable that the shooting was not a major issue in the election. No campaigning by the family of young McDonald, no indictment, and no release of the
Town to pursue Superfundhelp after mine spill cjjeepercreeper- 11/25/2015 9:02:05 AM DURANGO, COLO. — Southwestern Colorado officials will negotiate with state and federal agencies to set up a federally financed Superfund cleanup of inactive mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater into rivers in three states in August. Silverton and San Juan County leaders voted unanimously Monday to direct city staff members to pursue a Superfund designation with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The tourism-dependent community has been wary of seeking a Superfund designation for nearly two decades, fearing stigma and red tape. Officials say a tour of four Superfund sites this Russian pilot rescuedby Syrian commando unit Associated Press, by Albert Aji - 11/25/2015 8:44:23 AM DAMASCUS, Syria -- A Russian military pilot whose plane was shot down by Turkey and crashed in Syria arrived on Wednesday at an air base in Latakia province after being rescued by a Syrian army commando unit, Syrian and Russian officials said. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told Russian news agencies that the man was rescued in a 12-hour operation which ended in the early hours on Wednesday and is now "safe and sound" at Russia´s air base in the government-controlled area in Syria. Turkey shot down the Russian warplane on Tuesday, saying it ignored repeated warnings after crossing into A Definitive Debunking of DonaldTrump’s 9/11 Claims New York Times, by Jim Dwyer drive- 11/25/2015 8:27:57 AM How alarmed were New Jersey officials by reports of Muslims dancing in the streets of Jersey City and Paterson on Sept. 11, 2001, to celebrate the destruction of the World Trade Center? They feared riots would break out and were ready to send in the National Guard and the State Police to preserve order. But John J. Farmer Jr., then the New Jersey attorney general and the state’s chief law enforcement officer, said on Tuesday that he ordered an investigation that very day and found the reports to be bogus, more wild stories born in the stricken hours after the Report: Israel provided key intelligenceto Germany on imminent terror attack Jerusalem Post, Reuters, by Staffs Attercliffe- 11/25/2015 8:27:12 AM Germany received key intelligence regarding an imminent terror attack against a packed soccer stadium from Israeli intel services less than two weeks ago, German magazine Stern reported Wednesday. Israeli intelligence provided the crucial information that lead German authorities to cancel a scheduled friendly soccer match between Germany and the Netherlands at Hanover Stadium on November 17. The game was called off just four days after the attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. German Chancellor Angela Merkel had been set to attend along with other government ministers in a show of solidarity with the French. According to Stern, Israeli intelligence
Postal workers back Bernie Sanders, butendorsement delivered to wrong house Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm SurferLad- 11/25/2015 8:25:51 AM Meyers: Bernie Sanders delivered a speech on being a Democratic socialist. He said “Democratic” means everyone should have an equal say and “socialist” means he’s not getting elected. Fallon: President Obama says he´d like to own an NBA team after he leaves the White House. You´ll know it´s Obama´s team when it takes the players five years to pass something. What Our Presidents’Thanksgiving ProclamationsTell Us About America Federalist.com, by Samantha Strayer Pigtails- 11/25/2015 7:58:17 AM Just as the status of a check-engine light speaks to the soundness of a vehicle, there are indicators throughout society that speak to the soundness of a nation. In a land as vast and populated as ours, with technological advancements once the sole province of science-fiction, it is nearly impossible to count such indicators.But there is one — simple, short, and easy to read — that clearly reflects the spiritual health of the country: the annual Thanksgiving Day Proclamation. Standoff over government climate studyprovokes national uproar by scientists Washington Post, by Lisa Rein drive- 11/25/2015 7:57:06 AM A top House lawmaker’s confrontation with government researchers over a groundbreaking climate change study is provoking a national backlash from scientists, who say his campaign represents the most serious threat Congress has posed to scientific freedom. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, has subpoenaed scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and demanded that they turn over internal e-mails related to their research. Their findings contradicted earlier work showing that global warming had paused, and Smith, a climate change skeptic, has accused them of altering global temperature data and rushing to publish Barack Obama, President Oh-bummer Washington Post, by Dana Milbank - 11/25/2015 7:40:12 AM The two presidents stood in the East Room on Tuesday afternoon, united in their goal of defeating the Islamic State but separated by a stylistic gulf as vast as the Atlantic. On the left, facing the cameras, was François Hollande, war president. He spoke of “cowardly murderers” who “dishonor humanity,” of a “relentless determination to fight terrorism everywhere and anywhere,” of “an implacable joint response,” of “hunting down their leaders” and “taking back the land.” On the right stood Barack Obama, President Oh-bummer. Defeating the Islamic State? “That’s going to be a process that involves hard, methodical work. It’s not going to be
Obama Administration Announces 144 BigRegulations Right Before Thanksgiving Daily Signal, by James Gattuso Judy W.- 11/25/2015 7:17:24 AM President Obama is nothing if not predictable. Required by law to release plans for new regulations twice a year, the administration has consistently done so just before major holidays, when few are paying attention. Thus, it was no surprise to see his fall 2015 regulatory agenda released last Friday, as many Americans focused on Thanksgiving week with family and friends. (Snip) A look at the agenda shows why the White House didn’t want it publicized. Over 2,000 regulations are now being written. Of these, 144 are deemed “economically significant”—that is, expected to cost Americans $100 million or more each. Your Annual LCom Staff Thanksgiving Recipe Thread Lucianne.com, by LComStaff LComStaff- 11/25/2015 6:50:11 AM Here is a collection of traditional Thanksgiving recipes Feel free to add your own favorites. Last year Igor forgot how to make mashed potatoes and found this thread helpful.
Challenge to Trump candidacy lasted 67 seconds Union Leader [Manchester, NH], by Dan Tuohy nhchemist- 11/25/2015 4:55:59 AM After just 67 seconds, Brad Cook had heard enough from former state Republican Party Chairman Fergus Cullen as he tried to contest Donald Trump’s name on the GOP primary ballot. Cook, the chairman of the New Hampshire Ballot Law Commission, interrupted Cullen to explain that it is not the commission’s place to weigh any of his claims as to whether Trump is “Republican enough.” (Snip) The commission also rejected challenges to the ballot placement of Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republicans Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Mea Trumpa, Mea Maxima Trumpa! Power Line, by Steven Hayward Pluperfect- 11/25/2015 4:45:40 AM Back in early July I took to the op-ed pages of the Los Angeles Times to analyze the phenomenon of Donald Trump, placing him in the context of business-protest candidates past like Ross Perot, and predicting confidently at the end that “He’ll be gone by Thanksgiving.” With turkey carving 48 hours away (mine is brining peacefully right now), it doesn’t look like my prediction is going to come true. I can hear it already: “So who’s the turkey now, Hayward?!” I still say Trump won’t make it to the nomination, but right now I’m only about 60 percent confident of that outcome, State Department: Iran Deal Is Not‘Legally Binding’ and Iran Didn’t Sign It National Review Online, by Joel Gehrke StormCnter- 11/25/2015 4:41:59 AM President Obama didn’t require Iranian leaders to sign the nuclear deal that his team negotiated with the regime, and the deal is not “legally binding,” his administration acknowledged in a letter to Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) obtained by National Review. “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and is not a signed document,” wrote Julia Frifield, the State Department assistant secretary for legislative affairs, in the November 19 letter. Frifield wrote the letter in response to a letter Pompeo Secretary of State John Kerry, in which he observed that the deal
Emails: CNN Reporter CoordinatedWith Hillary Aide To Smear RandPaul During 2013 Benghazi Hearing Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross MissMolly- 11/25/2015 4:39:32 AM A CNN reporter who was recently suspended for two weeks violating the network’s editorial guidelines showed up in a new trove of State Department emails released on Tuesday in which she appears to have coordinated social media posts with a top Hillary Clinton State Department aide during the former secretary of state’s Jan. 23, 2013 Senate testimony about the Benghazi attacks. The emails, which were released to the website Gawker, show that Elise Labott, a foreign affairs reporter at CNN, took guidance from Clinton aide Philippe Reines by posting a tweet criticizing Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul for asking Clinton tough questions You Guys, I’m Starting to Miss Dubya Daily Beast, by Matt Lewis MissMolly- 11/25/2015 4:36:44 AM Bad as Bush 43 was at times, he sure looks good in comparison to Trump and company. When billboards featuring the likeness of former President George W. Bush and the words "Miss me yet?" started popping up in 2010, it was understandable that many people initially thought they were an Internet hoax.(Snip)But it was Bush´s decency and insistence on preserving the compassionate side of conservatism that, I think, we are beginning to miss the most. For all the talk about his "you´re either with us, or against us" mentality, six days after the 9/11 attacks, President Bush made remarks at With Americans shaken by terrorism,Obama defaults to snide lecturing Washington Times, by Charles Hurt StormCnter- 11/25/2015 4:29:05 AM Why, dirty Americans, do you hate people from exotic, war-torn places? Why do you despise other cultures? Why do you so hate freedom of religion? Or, as President Obama wonders, why are you all so Islamophobic? And don’t you dare say it’s because Islamofascists just killed 130 innocents enjoying life in Paris last week! And don’t you dare say it is because Islamofascists flew airliners packed with innocents into the Pentagon and twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001! First of all, it is just a coincidence that all these terrorists were Muslim and openly seeking to advance their twisted religious views on all the Rough Stuff From the Bully Frontrunner American Spectator, by Ross Kaminsky StormCnter- 11/25/2015 4:26:59 AM One need not violate Godwin’s Law to recognize that there’s something deeply troubling about a leading presidential candidate having no objection to his supporters “roughing up” a vocal dissenter. But that was Donald Trump’s reaction after several attendees at a Saturday rally in Birmingham, Alabama “shoved, tackled, punched and kicked” a well-known local activist who began shouting “Black lives matter!” during the campaign event. As Trump put it on Fox & Friends the next morning, “Maybe he should have been roughed up” because Trump’s “fans” found the man “obnoxious.” One need not support the Black Lives Matter movement — the
What’s the real story behindClock Boy’s $15M lawsuit? New York Post, by Editorial StormCnter- 11/25/2015 4:20:35 AM Was Clock Boy in it for the money? It’s a fair question, now that his family’s demanding $15 million from Irving, Texas, officials — and, of course, an apology. Ahmed Mohamed is the 14-year-old kid arrested after school officials saw something and said something: i.e., that he might have a bomb. It turned out to be some harmless clockwork. Ahmed became an instant hero in the fight against “Islamophobia.” President Obama invited him to the White House. Google, Microsoft and Facebook reached out. He won a scholarship from Qatar. Yet the story’s taken several turns. Some say Ahmed merely pulled a store-bought clock from its German Professor: NASA Has FiddledClimate Data On ‘Unbelievable’ Scale Breitbart Big Government, by James Delingpole Pluperfect- 11/25/2015 4:17:22 AM A German professor has confirmed what skeptics from Britain to the US have long suspected: that NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies has largely invented “global warming” by tampering with the raw temperature data records. Professor Dr. Friedrich Karl Ewert is a retired geologist and data computation expert. He has painstakingly examined and tabulated all NASA GISS’s temperature data series, taken from 1153 stations and going back to 1881. His conclusion: that if you look at the raw data, as opposed to NASA’s revisions, you’ll find that since 1940 the planet has been cooling, not warming. According to Günter Ederer, the German Donald Trump, Free Trade,and the Great Depression PJ Media, by Tyler O´Neil Pluperfect- 11/25/2015 4:13:39 AM Donald Trump talks a mean game when it comes to besting foreign competition, but his arguably anti-trade policies have been tried before -- with devastating results. Were he to become president, Trump’s trade policies could usher in a second Great Depression, to follow Obama’s weak economic recovery. Trump calls himself “a 100% free trader,” but he cannot think of a single trade deal in recent American history that he likes. As the Wall Street Journal’s Joseph Rago noted, “his campaign hasn’t tapped a protectionist vein so much as the mother load.” According to Trump, his objection is not to trade deals Obama is dangerously nonchalantabout ISIS threats New York Post, by Michael Goodwin - 11/25/2015 4:11:53 AM The leader of the free world urged a broader assault on Islamic State yesterday and called for more nations to join forces to crush the enemy. In response, President Obama said he would think about it. The upside-down quality of the meeting between Obama and French President François Hollande was painful to watch. The attacks in Paris have energized and emboldened Hollande, but Obama again oozed an air of “this too shall pass.” A week after he shamefully called the Paris slaughter a “setback,” he’s still in a fog of his own making. He refuses to call the spreading cancer
Defending a Civilization Weekly Standard, by Neil Rogachevsky StormCnter- 11/25/2015 4:11:21 AM After the astonishing German break through the French lines in May 1940, Winston Churchill flew to Paris to meet his French counterpart, Prime Minister Paul Reynaud, and army chief Maurice Gamelin. Reynaud had called Churchill in near-hysterics, but even Churchill wasn’t prepared for the utter despondency he would find amongst the French command. “Où est la masse de manoeuvre?” Churchill asked in his charmingly awful French. “Aucune!” replied Gamelin. There were no strategic reserves. The realization that France would fall, Churchill later recalled, was one of the most shocking moments of a life full of them. I couldn’t help but Mayor tries to keep Chicagofrom boiling over Washington Examiner [DC], by Anna Giaritelli StormCnter- 11/25/2015 4:08:30 AM Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel urged Windy City residents to protest peacefully after a police officer was charged on Tuesday with the fatal shooting of a teenager last year. "I understand that the people will be upset and will want to protest when they see this video. We as a city must rise to this moment," Emanuel said. Following today´s arraignment, dash-camera video from the October 24, 2014 incident was released to the public. The video shows Laquan McDonald, a black teenager, walking in the middle of the street with a knife in his right hand when he was shot 16 Why Kids Can´t Read American Thinker, by Bruce Deitrick Price JoniTx- 11/25/2015 4:07:16 AM In all reading theories, there is a fundamental concept known as automaticity. This means you know or can do something instantly, automatically. Reading happens fast. If you don´t know something with automaticity, you might as well not know it at all. So the question quickly becomes, what exactly are children supposed to learn – that is, memorize – with automaticity? On this question hangs the fate of our school system, and perhaps our civilization. Traditionally, children memorized 26 English letters. Virtually the entire population can do this in a month or two, even at a young age. At the end of Rubio budget win is dealingheavy blow to ObamaCare The Hill [DC], by Sarah Ferris MissMolly- 11/25/2015 4:04:09 AM Sen. Marco Rubio may have dealt the biggest blow in the GOP’s five-year war against ObamaCare. A 2014 budget measure inspired by the Florida senator and presidential hopeful is pushing some insurers to drop out of the ObamaCare exchanges, experts say. “I think this is one of the most effective things they’ve done so far in terms of trying to undermine the Affordable Care Act,” Tim Jost, a healthcare law professor at Washington and Lee University, said of Republicans in Congress. This fall, more than a dozen health insurers representing 800,000 people have dropped out of the ObamaCare exchanges, many out of fear
Barbra Streisand is awarded the Medalof Freedom by starstruck Obama... and shewasn´t the only celebrity to be recognized Associated Press & Daily Mail (UK), by Staff JoniTx- 11/25/2015 4:03:37 AM President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation´s highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first black woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catchers in baseball history and one of the world´s most famous film directors. ´Today we celebrate some extraordinary people: innovators, artists and leaders who contribute to America´s strength as a nation,´ Obama said at the ceremony. Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to a range of entertainers including Steven Spielberg, musicians Gloria and Emilio Estefan, singer James Taylor, composer Stephen Sondheim, violinist Itzhak Perlman and actress Barbra Streisand. (Photos) Spielberg, 68, has directed Outgoing Kentucky governor restoresvoting rights for thousands of felons Associated Press, by Adam Beam StormCnter- 11/25/2015 4:00:41 AM FRANKFORT — The outgoing Democratic governor of Kentucky signed an executive order Tuesday to restore the right to vote and hold public office to thousands of non-violent felons who´ve served out their sentences. The order from Gov. Steve Beshear — who leaves office next month — does not include those convicted of violent crimes, sex offenses, bribery or treason. Kentucky already restores voting rights to some nonviolent convicted felons, but the felon must apply to the governor´s office, which approves them on a case by case basis. This new order automatically restores voting rights to convicted felons who meet certain criteria upon their Political Translations Creators Syndicate, by Thomas Sowell StormCnter- 11/25/2015 3:53:33 AM It is amazing how many different ways the same thing can be said, creating totally different impressions. For example, when President Barack Obama says that defeating ISIS is going to take a long time, how is that different from saying that he is going to do very little, very slowly? It is saying the same thing in different words. Defenders of the administration´s policies may cite how many aerial sorties have been flown by American planes against ISIS. There have been thousands of these sorties, which sounds very impressive. But what is less impressive -- and more indicative -- is that, To Defeat ISIS, Create a Sunni State New York Times, by John Bolton StormCnter- 11/25/2015 3:49:36 AM America is debating how to respond to the terrorist attacks in Paris. Unfortunately, both President Obama’s current policy and other recent proposals lack a strategic vision for the Middle East once the Islamic State, or ISIS, is actually defeated. There are no answers, or only outmoded ones, to the basic question: What comes after the Islamic State? Before transforming Mr. Obama’s ineffective efforts into a vigorous military campaign to destroy the Islamic State, we need a clear view, shared with NATO allies and others, about what will replace it. It is critical to resolve this issue before considering any operational plans. Fact check: Claims ´no refugees´ since9/11 took part in terror plots ring false Fox News, by Maxim Lott Pluperfect- 11/25/2015 3:46:26 AM After the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris last week, many news sources claimed that not a single refugee had been charged with terrorism in the U.S. since the attacks on 9/11, but the assertion does not stand up to scrutiny. The noted publication The Economist proclaimed: “750,000 refugees have been resettled in America since 9/11; Not one has been arrested on domestic terrorism charges.” In fact, several refugees have been convicted in high-profile terrorism plots, and several more were “asylees” -- people allowed to stay in the U.S. for the same reasons as refugees, but who do not go through
Hillary Clinton meets with gunviolence survivors and families CBS News, by Hannah Fraser-Chanpong Pluperfect- 11/25/2015 3:41:26 AM While Hillary Clinton was in Boulder for a grassroots organizing event Tuesday, she also met with survivors of gun violence and their family members. Two of the nation´s major mass shootings were in Colorado -- the Columbine High School shooting in 1999 and the Aurora shooting in a movie theater in 2011. A Clinton campaign official said family members of those who perished in both of those massacres, as well as a woman whose sister was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting attended the meeting. Clinton listened to their stories and promised to fight for measures to prevent gun violence, St. Louis Rams Stedman BaileyShot In The Head, Critical Condition ABC News, by Kelly Stevenson Pluperfect- 11/25/2015 3:38:03 AM St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was shot in the head twice while in a vehicle Tuesday and is in a critical condition, a source told Josina Anderson at ESPN. The Rams issued an official statement, "We are aware Stedman Bailey was involved in an incident this evening. We have spoken with Stedman and he is in the hospital in critical, but stable, condition. We are gathering facts about the situation and will provide updates as we learn more." Bailey is in the intensive-care unit of a Florida hospital and will have surgery on Wednesday, the source said. The driver of the Russia says 1 downed pilotheld by Syrian army Associated Press, by Staff Pluperfect- 11/25/2015 3:35:58 AM PARIS -- The latest on the war in Syria, including Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local: 9:10 a.m. Russia´s ambassador to France says a Russian military pilot shot down over Turkey is in the hands of the Syrian army. Ambassador Alexander Orlov said on Europe-1 radio Wednesday that one of the pilots was wounded, then killed on the ground by "jihadists." He says the other "managed to escape and be rescued by the Syrian army." He didn´t elaborate. Orlov denied Turkish government statements that the Russian plane had been warned repeatedly about an airspace violation before shooting The Strange Case of the SecularProgressive-Islamist Alliance American Thinker, by Marvin Folkertsma Original Article Posted By: steveW- 11/25/2015 2:20:38 AM Post Reply One of the frequently cited quips in the halls of Congress is that politics makes for strange bedfellows, meaning that some alliances between Democrats and Republicans, especially given today´s toxic environment in Washington, are hard to fathom. However, perhaps even more difficult to understand is the strange affinity that has developed over the past two decades between Islamists – radical Muslims – and the American progressive movement, or what Michael Walsh has termed the "unholy left." At first glance, the two entities seem utterly different – one proceeding from the darker recesses of Islamic culture, and the other a seemingly quintessential
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
DNC offers holiday guide for dealing withRepublican relativesThe simple solution is for the 2nd Amendment crowdto bring their "peacemakers" to the dinner table. At UN, Israel Blamed for Spread of Terror Acrossthe RegionThe other two choices were to blame President Bushor "a vast right-wing conspiracy." Rubio: US Should ´Respond and Defend Turkey´ If ItIs Attacked By Russia"No Blood for Turkey!" - LDotter: "GW_Rider." President Obama, a ‘tortured genius’If Obama is so tortured, why are we feeling his pain? Trump: ´Many people jumped and I witnessed it´ on 9/11The media continues to chase its tail while Obama spinsa false tale on Homeland Security. Outrage as military vehicles, equipment taken from officersin wake of Obama orderObama wants to make his new Syrian "refugees" feel safein America. Georgia sheriff installs ‘politically incorrect’ welcome signA hat tip to the sheriff in Georgia who keeps the lights onfor all things American.
Trump draws thousands of supportersto Myrtle Beach Convention Center Myrtle Beach Sun (SC), by Audrey Hudson JoniTx- 11/24/2015 11:45:01 PM Donald Trump didn’t waste any time Tuesday night proving that all politics is local, promising an estimated crowd of more than 5,000 at the Myrtle Beach convention center that if he’s elected president, he would build an interstate to Myrtle Beach. “I love Myrtle Beach, I’ve been here many times, but we’ve got to get I- built, it’s time,” Trump said. “It will bring a lot of business, and I guarantee you when I get in there, it’s going to start pretty quickly.” Local leaders have lobbied for years to build Interstate 73 to Myrtle Beach, however Trump inadvertently referred to Boston Globe Poll – TrumpLeading, and Considered MostElectable, Most Capable,Strongest Against Clinton… Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance earlybird- 11/24/2015 11:42:29 PM Drawing attention to the Boston Globe Poll released today (full pdf below) more because of the internals, than the top-line results. 500 people polled – the top line results are in the graphic below: (Graphic) However, going through the poll internals you will find this is a very good overall poll when widened against a much broader national electorate and the inherent political discussions therein. Top Three Concerns of the electorate: * 1. Economy/ Jobs * 2. Illegal Immigration * 3. National Security and Terror Threats (Snip) This solidifies the initial Trump belief, on the day he announced his candidacy, that voters would be looking Should your turkey betaxed for climate change? CBS News, by Aimee Picchi NorthernDog- 11/24/2015 11:39:05 PM As Americans prepare for their Thanksgiving Day feasts, there´s an issue on the horizon that could make that turkey more expensive: taxing meat to reduce climate change. Livestock is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, adding about the same amount of emissions as that of all the world´s vehicles, according to a new report from the U.K. policy institute Chatham House. But many consumers aren´t aware of the link between their dinner plates and climate change, the report notes. At the same time, meat consumption is forecast to increase by 76 percent over the next several decades, thanks to
Black U.S. leaders callfor Abolition Day holiday Reuters, by Laila Kearney NorthernDog- 11/24/2015 11:28:31 PM A group of black U.S. lawmakers and other prominent figures on Tuesday called on the federal government to declare a national holiday to mark Abolition Day, the official end to the nation´s use of slavery. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus as well as a federal appeals judge and the NAACP released a petition asking for the holiday to fall on Dec. 6, which this year marks the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment. (Snip) It comes in the wake of the Black Lives Matter activist movement, which formed in response to violence against black people and Donald Trump´s wife, children campaignwith him at a rally in South Carolina Associated Press, by Meg Kinnard - 11/24/2015 10:56:21 PM MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.— Donald Trump´s wife campaigned with him in South Carolina on Tuesday, telling voters she loved them and saying her husband would be "the best president, ever." Flanked by her parents and the businessman´s children, Melania Trump took the podium at a rally in Myrtle Beach. Trump´s family left the stage before the Republican presidential hopeful launched into more than an hour of criticism of both his GOP rivals and the Obama administration. He also again called out Hillary Clinton as lacking the "strength or the stamina" to lead the country. A few minutes into his remarks, Trump also called up DNC offers holiday guide fordealing with Republican relatives Washington Times, by Kelly Riddell Dreadnought- 11/24/2015 10:45:21 PM The Democratic National Committee sent an email Tuesday to supporters with advice on how to talk to their Republican relatives during the holiday season, referring them to a website aimed at debunking right-wing talking points. “It’s that time of year — full of food and fun and celebrating with family and friends. But we here at the DNC know that occasionally all that togetherness can lead to some … let’s call them ‘lively’ conversations about politics with one Republican uncle,” reads the email, sent by Luis Miranda, DNC communications director. “So I’m officially deputizing you to serve as a Deputy Hillary Clinton’s anti-WallStreet pitch wearing thinwith skeptical liberals Washington Times, by Kelly Riddell Dreadnought- 11/24/2015 10:42:25 PM Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton’s populist anti-Wall Street pitch is wearing thin with liberal activists who say her financial reform proposals are too weak and her record is too tainted by millions of dollars in campaign contributions from the financial sector. After collecting $17 million in donations from big banks over the years, Mrs. Clinton is at risk of being seen as too cozy with Wall Street — an image Sen. Bernard Sanders, her chief competitor for the Democratic nomination, is hoping to capitalize on. He’s running ads in Iowa and New Hampshire, home of the first caucuses and
Jeff Bezos sticks rocket landing,stakes claim in billionaires’ space race Washington Post, by Christian Davenport Dreadnought- 11/24/2015 10:37:46 PM Jeff Bezos’s space company pulled off a complex landing maneuver with its New Shepard space vehicle Monday in what he touted as a breakthrough that could help dramatically lower the cost of spaceflight. During a test flight in West Texas, Blue Origin successfully launched its unmanned New Shepard vehicle to 329,839 feet, or just over 62 miles, the threshold for space in what the founder of Amazon.com called a “flawless” mission. The capsule separated and returned to Earth, landing with parachutes. But more significant was the landing of the rocket booster, which descended, flew through 119 mph high-altitude crosswinds and Rubio: US Should ´Respondand Defend Turkey´ IfIt Is Attacked By Russia Breitbart, by Ian Hanchett Carolina Kat- 11/24/2015 10:24:13 PM Florida Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) stated that the US should “respond and defend Turkey if they come under assault from the Russians” on Tuesday’s “Happening Now” on the Fox News Channel. Rubio stated, “Turkey is a member of the NATO alliance, and so, if the NATO alliance is to remain vibrant, then we we have to live up to our commitments in that alliance. We can’t decide that we’re not going to work on behalf of one of these countries. Do we have concern about things that are happening in Turkey? I absolutely do. Erdogan Immigrant youths are at risk fromcriminal sponsors, senators allege Los Angeles Times, by Molly Hennessy-Fiske Ribicon- 11/24/2015 9:56:47 PM Federal officials placed immigrant youths with convicted criminals, including sex traffickers and human smugglers, then refused to remove them even after a whistle-blower alerted officials, two senators alleged Tuesday. At least 3,400 sponsors — about 12% of 29,000 listed in a government database — had criminal histories that included domestic violence, homicide, child molestation, sexual assault and human trafficking, the whistle-blower told Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas). (Snip) Officials have insisted that sponsors are subject to vetting — including criminal history checks and, in some cases, fingerprint checks — if the sponsor Georgia sheriff installs‘politically incorrect’ welcome sign KVUE-TV [Austin, TX], by Steve Newton Ribicon- 11/24/2015 9:50:20 PM Harris County, Ga. – A sheriff in western Georgia said he is getting positive responses from a “politically incorrect” sign. According to ABC affiliate WTVM in Columbus, Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley posted a photo of him standing next to a sign outside the sheriff’s office in Hamilton, Ga. that states: “Welcome to Harris County, Georgia! WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect. We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America and In God We Trust; We salute our troops and our flag. If this offends you… LEAVE!” Jolley told WTVM that he plans to post more of the signs around the county.
DHS Knew Illegal Aliens Falsely Claimed“Credible Fear” to Stay in U.S. Judicial Watch, by Staff KarenJ1- 11/24/2015 9:24:42 PM The Obama administration let hundreds of illegal immigrants stay in the U.S. even though federal authorities knew in advance that an open borders group coached them to falsely claim “credible fear” to get asylum, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The operation was part of a scam conducted by an immigrant rights organization called the National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NITA), which in recent years has coordinated demonstrations along the Southwest border in Texas and Arizona. In mid-2014 the group orchestrated a racket seeking to bring 250 illegal aliens into the U.S. through Amid a wave of jihadist terrorism in France, Sinai, Lebanon and Mali, members of the United Nations met on Monday to focus on “Palestine,” with several speakers accusing Israel of fueling the violence across the region. “The continued Israeli occupation of Arab and Palestinian territory is the main challenge before the international community to achieve peace and stability in the region and the world,” said Arab League secretary-general Nabil al-Arabi, in a speech read out by his representative. “This occupation represents the main cause for the spread of terrorism and extremist ideology in the region,” he said.
Late Breaking News!ISIS releases new video as FBI and DHS warns of attacks in US. (Fox)
NATO faces new Mideast crisisafter downing of Russian jet by Turkey Washington Post, by Hugh Naylor & Andres Roth - 11/24/2015 9:01:06 PM BEIRUT — NATO faced being thrust into a new Middle Eastern crisis on Tuesday after warplanes from member state Turkey shot down a Russian jet that Turkish officials said had violated their country’s airspace on the border with Syria. The incident marked a serious escalation that is likely to further strain relations between Russia and the NATO alliance. Russian officials confirmed that a Russian Su-24 attack aircraft was shot down Tuesday morning but insisted it had not violated Turkey’s airspace. Russia’s Defense Ministry said one of at least two pilots probably died during the incident, and a marine also was killed by apparent At UN, Israel Blamed for Spreadof Terror Across the Region Cybercast News Service, by Patrick Goodenough KarenJ1- 11/24/2015 8:26:55 PM Amid a wave of jihadist terrorism in France, Sinai, Lebanon and Mali, members of the United Nations met on Monday to focus on “Palestine,” with several speakers accusing Israel of fueling the violence across the region. “The continued Israeli occupation of Arab and Palestinian territory is the main challenge before the international community to achieve peace and stability in the region and the world,” said Arab League secretary-general Nabil al-Arabi, in a speech read out by his representative. “This occupation represents the main cause for the spread of terrorism and extremist ideology in the region,” he said. “Failure to find ISIS threat: Obama offers Hollandeplenty of platitudes but no substance Fox News, by Nile Gardiner KarenJ1- 11/24/2015 8:19:37 PM Francois Hollande’s trip to Washington Tuesday is probably the most important visit by a French president to the United States in decades. It comes against a backdrop of the biggest act of terror on French soil since the Nazi occupation in the 1940s. As Mr. Hollande has declared, France is “at war” with the Islamic State, responsible for massacring more than 130 people on the streets of Paris on Nov. 13. This is a moment when the free world must be united in the face of a tremendous evil advanced by Islamic terrorists who seek our destruction. It is also a
ACLU files lawsuit against GovernorPence, seeks relief for Syrian refugees WXIN-TV [Indianapolis, IN], by Kylee Wierks KarenJ1- 11/24/2015 8:15:58 PM INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and ACLU national filed a lawsuit against Governor Mike Pence and the secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration on behalf of Exodus Refugee Immigration. The lawsuit was filed to stop attempts by the governor to suspend resettlement of Syrian refugees, and ACLU claims the governor’s actions violate the United States Constitution and federal law. “There is no border around the state of Indiana that prevents people from entering our state who may move freely within the United States,” said ACLU of Indiana legal director Ken Falk. “Decisions concerning immigration and Sen. Sessions Reveals 15 RefugeeJihadis, Hopes To Shrink Obama’s2016 Refugee Budget Breitbart Big Government, by Neil Munro KarenJ1- 11/24/2015 8:09:08 PM Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)82% is out with a list of 15 vetted refugees who quickly joined jihad plots to attack the United States. He’s spotlighting the refugees-turned-jihadis because he’s trying to prod GOP leaders into halting Congress’ normal practice of giving the president huge leeway to import foreign migrants and refugees into the United States. This year, Obama is promising to bring in an extra 10,000 low-skill, potentially difficult-to-integrate Syrian migrants into the United States. Sessions and other critics fear he’ll use his many powers — and Congress’ autopilot funding for refugee programs — to bring in far more than Outrage as military vehicles, equipmenttaken from officers in wake of Obama order Fox News, by Adam Shaw KarenJ1- 11/24/2015 7:59:35 PM Valuable vehicles and equipment are being yanked from law enforcement agencies across the country by the Obama administration in the wake of the president’s post-Ferguson order -- as sheriffs and lawmakers tell FoxNews.com the equipment is needed, and losing it could put officers and the communities they serve in danger. “These things are useful tools and the president taking them away will put more officers in jeopardy and at risk of harm or even death. I don’t know how he can sleep at night knowing his actions will have those repercussions,” Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., told FoxNews.com. President Obama issued President Obama, a ‘tortured genius’ Washington Times, by Leif Babin & Jocko Willink KarenJ1- 11/24/2015 7:48:35 PM A U.S. Navy SEAL teammate and friend once described the worst type of leader as a “tortured genius.” By this, he did not mean the artist or musician suffering from inspired hysteria, but someone who, no matter how obvious the failing or how fair and valid the criticism, accepts no blame and denies all responsibility. In the mind of such a leader, the rest of the world simply can’t see the “genius” in what they do. In truth, this type of leader lives in denial of the facts as they are, rationalizing actions and refusing to alter or adapt strategies to win. To such a person, maintaining the illusion that he is right is somehow more important
Chris Christie Defends Stance onDangers of Accepting Refugees New York Times, by Alan Rappeport - 11/24/2015 7:33:15 PM Under fire for being heartless when it comes to refugees, Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday defended his view that it was too dangerous to take in persecuted Syrians and warned that America could pay a deadly price for being politically correct about the matter. “We cannot allow ourselves, at a time of great peril, to put ourselves voluntarily at even greater risk just because they think it makes our country look better,” Mr. Christie said in a foreign policy speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington. “This is common sense.” Mr. Christie, a Republican presidential candidate, said that Americans should Chris Christie’s White House bidgains new life as he invokes 9/11 MarketWatch, by Robert Schroeder - 11/24/2015 7:29:54 PM It’s too early to tell how the terrorist attacks in Paris will reshape the Republican presidential contest. But they have brought sudden intensity, attention and focus to Chris Christie’s once-moribund candidacy, writes the New York Times. New Jersey Gov. Christie, the Times writes, keeps returning on the campaign trail to the subject of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, seizing on their emotional power and casting the attacks as a moment of awakening that taught him to govern “the world as it is, not as we wish it to be.” In a report from New Hampshire, the Times writes that voters there The Consequences of Cruz’s Rise Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin JoElla Bee- 11/24/2015 7:23:10 PM The latest poll out of Iowa confirms a couple of trends that has been building in recent weeks. Dr. Ben Carson’s brief stay at the top of the polls has come to an end, and the principle beneficiary of his collapse is Senator Ted Cruz. But the implications of this development go beyond the fierce competition for Christian conservative and evangelical voters that Cruz appears to be winning. It also creates the very real possibility that when the GOP race starts to clarify, not only will Cruz be a first-tier candidate with a real chance to win the nomination. It Chris Christie Wimps Out Chicago Tribune, by Steve Chapman jackson- 11/24/2015 7:12:04 PM Donald Trump is getting lots of attention for his invented claim that "thousands and thousands" of Muslims in New Jersey cheered and celebrated after the attacks on the World Trade Center. But it´s not news that Trump is willing to engage in fact-free demonizing of minorities. What is news is how Chris Christie responded. The governor of New Jersey has made a point of reminding voters of his deep feeling about the attack. His wife was near the site of the attacks and he lost friends on 9/11. He´s even said that he was appointed U.S. Attorney the day before,
US Air Force bombs 238 ISIS oil trucks inSyria but is forced to defend tactic ofdropping leaflets beforehand to warncivilians after claims that it tipped off jihadists Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff - 11/24/2015 6:49:04 PM US warplanes have destroyed 283 fuel tankers that were being used to transport oil to help fund ISIS in eastern Syria. The huge air raid is another milestone as the US-led coalition intensifies its campaign against the jihadists and focuses on their oil-smuggling infrastructure, estimated to net the group some $500 million a year. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said the strike occurred Saturday between Al Hasakah and Dayr Az Zawr in the east. It came less than a week after another, similar strike destroyed 116 ISIS fuel trucks. Just as in that earlier case, US jets on Saturday first conducted a low-flying Hillary Clinton In 2007: I Want To‘Keep Track’ Of Illegal Immigrants Breitbart Big Government, by Patrick Howley - 11/24/2015 6:21:56 PM Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton once said that she wants to “keep track” of all the illegal immigrants in the United States, to prevent terrorist attacks. Speaking at an Iowa town hall during her previous presidential campaign in November 2007, Clinton pitched an idea similar to a database for illegals to stop another potential terrorist attack like 9/11. Clinton’s statement, made years before Republican candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson drew fire for supposedly favoring a database of some kind to track possible terrorists, further confuses Clinton’s immigration stance as it applies to national security concerns.Headline corrected by staff Killing the Golden Goose Weekly Standard, by Andrew B. Wilson StormCnter- 11/24/2015 6:12:18 PM Under three different CEOs, Walmart has done all kinds of somersaults to appease left-wing critics. In 2005, Lee Scott set goals of “zero waste” and “100 percent” conversion to renewable energy. In 2009, Mike Duke, the next CEO, took on Obamacare—as an outspoken supporter of the unpopular health care bill. This was “a stunning metamorphosis,” the Wall Street Journal declared in a company profile. Walmart had gone from being a “whipping boy of the political left to corporate leviathan now welcomed with open arms by a Democratic White House.” This February, Doug McMillon, the current CEO, agreed to raise the Austrian jihadi bride beaten to deathafter trying to escape ISIS: friend New York Post, by Chris Perez StormCnter- 11/24/2015 6:09:53 PM One of the two teens who fled Austria last year to become a “poster girl” for ISIS has been beaten to death after trying to escape the group’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, reports say. A Tunisian woman who had been living with Samra Kesinovic, 18, says the young girl was killed by Islamic State extremists after she tried to flee recently, according to The Local Austria. Kesinovic and her friend Sabina Selimovic, 15, made headlines in April 2014 when they ran away from their homes in Vienna and shacked up with militants in Syria. The gal pals had traveled to the war-torn
Trump: ´Many people jumpedand I witnessed it´ on 9/11 CNN, by Jeremy Diamond StormCnter- 11/24/2015 6:05:23 PM Columbus, Ohio- Donald Trump said Monday that he witnessed people jumping out of the Twin Towers on 9/11 from the view in his apartment. "Many people jumped and I witnessed it, I watched that. I have a view -- a view in my apartment that was specifically aimed at the World Trade Center," Trump said Monday during a rally in Columbus, Ohio. "And I watched those people jump and I watched the second plane hit ... I saw the second plane hit the building and I said, ´Wow that´s unbelievable,´" Trump continued. At least 200 people are believed to have Dave´s Top 10 Reasonsto Vote for Ted Cruz PJ Media, by David P. Goldman Judy W.- 11/24/2015 6:02:46 PM A month ago I predicted a Cruz-Rubio ticket. Now that Cruz has overtaken Carson to run neck-and-neck with Trump in the Iowa Quinnipiac University poll, Cruz is looking a lot like a winner. Here are my top 10 reasons to back him. 10. He really knows economics--not the ideologically-driven pablum dished out at universities, but the real battlefield of entrenched monopolies against entrepreneurial upstarts. As Aweesh Agarwal and John Delacourt reported in this space, he did a brilliant job at the Federal Trade Commission: "Cruz promoted economic liberty and fought government efforts to rig the marketplace in favor of special interests. Will this Russia-Turkeybusiness get out of control? Washington Post, by Daniel W. Drezner StormCnter- 11/24/2015 6:02:39 PM When former senator and actor Fred Thompson passed away earlier this month, it was impossible to forget the best line he ever delivered on film:(Snip for video)This line seems particularly trenchant now, as something I worried about last month pretty much just happened: Turkish military aircraft shot down a Russian jet Tuesday after Turkey says it violated its airspace near the border with Syria, a major escalation in the Syrian conflict that could further strain relations between Russia and the West since Turkey is a NATO member. Russian officials confirmed that a Russian Su-24 warplane, one of more than three dozen fixed-wing DC Police Chief who approves almost noconcealed carry permits wants armedcitizens to take action Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw StormCnter- 11/24/2015 6:00:10 PM Washington D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier was on 60 Minutes this week talking about mass shootings, law enforcement response times and the duties or abilities of citizens in such scenarios. One of her comments caught a lot of attention from those familiar with her official office policies. “Your options are run, hide, or fight,” says Lanier. “If you’re in a position to try and take the gunman down, to take the gunman out, it’s the best option for saving lives before police can get there,” she tells Cooper. In recent years, mentally ill gunmen and now terrorists have killed victims Team Rubio’s Pathetic NationalSecurity Attack on Cruz Conservative Review, by Daniel Horowitz - 11/24/2015 5:29:15 PM We are now back to the arsonist blaming the firefighter for arson, again. This time Marco Rubio’s backers have really stepped in it with Iowa voters by running an ad insinuating that Cruz is responsible for Paris-style terror attacks because he voted to reform the NSA bulk data collection. The Cruz campaign probably couldn’t pay Team Rubio enough money to continue running those ads because Iowa voters hate the mass surveillance state. "The Cruz campaign probably couldn’t pay Team Rubio enough money to continue running those ads because Iowa voters hate the mass surveillance state." Sean Noble, a Rubio backer, is running $200,000
Ted Cruz steps up to #2 in Iowa GOP poll,only two points behind Donald Trump Fox News Latino, by Staff - 11/24/2015 5:27:49 PM For the second time in a week, Ted Cruz is riding high in a poll of Iowa Republicans. On Tuesday, a new poll put the Texas Tea Party firebrand just behind front-runner Donald Trump and ahead of Ben Carson, who had been gaining on – and even sometimes overtaking – the outspoken real estate mogul as recently as a few weeks ago. Cruz got the nod of 23 percent of Republicans who expect to participate in the caucus in February, according to the Quinnipiac University poll. Trump got 25 percent and Carson 18 percent. Rubio, whose name has dominated headlines Islam: ´The Strongest RetrogradeForce in the World´ PJ Media, by Roger Kimball Emerson- 11/24/2015 5:25:11 PM Does the Zeitgeist have a mournful sense of irony? Barack Obama could be forgiven for thinking so. In January 2014, he made the now-infamous remark that he regarded ISIS as merely a “jay-vee” threat. The months that followed saw that group slaughter hundreds, maybe thousands, in the most public and grotesque manner. Allied groups in Africa raided schools and villages, shooting, hacking, and raping their way through the populace. On the morning of November 13 (the anniversary, incidentally, of end of the Ottoman Caliphate), President Obama told George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America that his administration had “contained” ISIS. That A True Scandal Commentary Magazine, by Noah Rothman - 11/24/2015 5:16:35 PM The word “scandal” is bandied about quite a bit when it comes to the conduct of Barack Obama’s White House, and this administration has done more than its share to earn the designation “scandal-plagued.” ((Snip) The Pentagon inspector general’s office revealed to the New York Times that it was investigating the allegation that reports on the state of the anti-ISIS campaign were altered in order to present a rosier picture of the war than was merited. Those reports, it was claimed, were reviewed by a variety of White Hose policy makers including President Barack Obama. “Some senior American officials in recent weeks Muslims at SDSU Stage‘Anti-Islamophobia’ Rally Breitbart California, by Michelle Moons Desert Fox- 11/24/2015 5:11:59 PM Members of the Muslim Students Association at San Diego State University (SDSU) held a rally Monday rally against Islamophobia after a reported attack that the group is highlighting as a “hate crime.” A list of demands posted on Monday to the SDSU Muslim Students Association Facebook page includes: zero tolerance for “Islamophobic” speech; mandatory training for faculty, staff and students; increased coursework offered on Islam; more money for the Center for Intercultural Relations; and “that the SDSU administration address, alleviate, and eliminate systems of oppression that disproportionately target students of color, womyn [sic], and all marginalized students on campus.” The incident referenced
Terrorism Deaths Quadruple Under Obama Breitbart Big Government, by Chriss W. Street Desert Fox- 11/24/2015 4:53:49 PM The worldwide number of annual terrorist deaths has more than quadrupled since President Barack Obama was inaugurated in January 2009. Deaths from terrorism increased 80 percent last year to an all-time-record of 32,658 people killed, compared to 18,111 in 2013. The number is up about 426 percent from the 7,654 killed by terrorists in 2008 under President Bush, according to the latest report from ‘Vision of Humanity.’ The 2014 economic cost of 13,370 terrorist attacks in 93 countries included property damage, medical costs, lost income for victims, and the indirect costs of preventing and responding to terrorist acts. The annual “Global Terrorism Rubio-Linked Group AttacksCruz on Foreign Policy Time Magazine, by Zeke J. Miller Desert Fox- 11/24/2015 4:51:39 PM A nonprofit political group run by a supporter of Sen. Marco Rubio, is attacking rival Sen. Ted Cruz after the Paris terrorist attacks with a new ad criticizing the Texas conservative firebrand for his vote to end controversial government surveillance efforts. The ad, by the 501(c)4 American Encore, which is not required to reveal its donors, is spending $200,000 to air the television ad on Iowa cable and broadcast networks over the next two weeks to blast Cruz for voting in favor of the USA Freedom Act, which curtailed the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone metadata. Critics of the GOP Candidate Marco Rubio’sTax Plan Has One Big Catch Wall Street Journal, by Richard Rubin Desert Fox- 11/24/2015 4:50:39 PM Sen. Marco Rubio, in one of the more striking tax proposals of the presidential campaign, wants to eliminate the capital gains levy for investors. But there is a catch: Everyone with appreciated assets—land, stocks, small businesses—would have to calculate their potential gains on a specified date, then pay taxes on that amount when they sell. Any gains after that date on old assets or new ones would be tax-free. The “one-time booking” has gotten little attention since the Republican presidential candidate added it to his tax plan last month. It would prevent investors from reaping immediate profits by selling assets they’ve been
Senator Rubio’s Stealthy Donors New York Times, by Editorial Desert Fox- 11/24/2015 4:47:23 PM Of all the abuses involving hidden political money sloshing through the presidential race, one of the most brazen is being perpetrated by campaigners for Senator Marco Rubio, the Republican candidate who has been rising lately in opinion polls. Until last month, virtually all of the senator’s television ads were financed by deep-pocketed donors operating secretly through a tax-exempt “social welfare” organization that claims independence from the senator while blatantly operating as an auxiliary of the Rubio electioneering machine. The group, called the Conservative Solutions Project, was created by veteran Rubio loyalists. According to tax law, a nonprofit group like this is supposed Turkey downs Russian warplanenear Syria border, Putin warnsof "serious consequences" Reuters, by Tulay Karadeniz and Maria Kiselyova Desert Fox- 11/24/2015 4:44:46 PM Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday, saying the jet had violated its air space, in one of the most serious publicly acknowledged clashes between a NATO member country and Russia for half a century. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the plane had been attacked when it was 1 km (0.62 mile) inside Syria and warned of "serious consequences" for what he termed a stab in the back administered by "the accomplices of terrorists". "We will never tolerate such crimes like the one committed today," Putin said, as Russian and Turkish shares fell on fears Syrian refugees coming to Canada:What you need to know City News [Toronto], by Staff - 11/24/2015 4:30:52 PM Immigration Minister John McCallum – flanked by fellow federal cabinet ministers Jane Philpott, Harjit Sajjan, Ralph Goodale and Mélanie Joly – revealed the details of Canada’s plan to resettle 25,000 refugees fleeing war-torn Syria. Here’s what you need to know about the ambitious humanitarian plan: Who’s coming? The federal government has pushed back their earlier deadline to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the end of this year — now the aim is to have 10,000 in Canada by Dec. 31. The remaining refugees should be here by the end of February. The refugees will most likely come from Where Does Donald Trump’sRhetoric Leave the GOP? Wall Street Journal, by Doug Heye - 11/24/2015 4:30:01 PM Donald Trump‘s poll numbers continue to defy gravity, and the conventional laws of politics, despite comments and tweets attacking minorities, repeating erroneous crime statistics, and suggesting thousands cheered the 9/11 attacks. None of this behavior is presidential or leadership. In a general election campaign, it would spell doom for Republicans. The good news for the GOP, as Nate Silver points out, is that the majority of voters are nowhere close to making up their minds yet. This goes for Republican primary voters, whom Mr. Silver says account for a narrow slice of the overall electorate. So with the Iowa caucuses
Effort to Knock Donald TrumpOff N.H. Ballot Fails Wall Street Journal, by Heather Haddon Emerson- 11/24/2015 4:20:06 PM An effort by a former New Hampshire Republican Party official to throw celebrity developer Donald Trump off the state’s presidential primary ballot was defeated Tuesday after election officials said they had verified Mr. Trump was in fact registered as a Republican in his home state of New York.The New Hampshire Ballot Law Commission dismissed a challenge filed late Monday by former state GOP chairman Fergus Cullen. Mr. Cullen, who said he wouldn’t appeal the decision, had argued that Mr. Trump’s past statements should disqualify him from running for the GOP ticket. Proposed bill allows bikersto blow through red lights New York Post, by Danielle Furfaro - 11/24/2015 4:19:54 PM Big Apple bicyclists would be allowed to cruise through red lights and stop signs after merely slowing down and looking both ways, under a proposed bill by a city councilman. The measure, introduced by Antonio Reynoso — who represents bike-crazy Williamsburg — would lift the requirement that cyclists follow the same traffic-light rules as motor-vehicle drivers. The proposal comes as Mayor de Blasio struggles with his Vision Zero plan to lower pedestrian fatalities and cops are trying to crack down on rogue drivers, cyclists and jaywalkers. City records show 4,463 cyclists were injured in crashes last year. But Reynoso defended the proposal, noting how Argentina’s New-Man Macri Means Business PanAm Post [New York, NY], by Bertha María Carrillo PageTurner- 11/24/2015 4:12:21 PM Last night, after Mauricio Macri officially won the presidential election, his supporters took to the streets to celebrate. Amid the merriment and rejoicing, a street-vendor selling flags, who was seizing the moment to earn a few pesos, was yelling with enthusiasm: “No more choripánes, now it’s time to work!” The reference was to the grilled-sausage sandwiches, which the Kirchner campaign handed out to supporters during their events. To the opposition, this became a symbol of government sleaze. “It’s time to work:” this is what Macri represents in the collective imagination. Many hope that his election will bring a real change in a New York State launches anti-terror app toanonymously report suspicious-lookingpeople without fear of appearing racist Daily Mail (UK), by Sophie Jane Evans - 11/24/2015 4:05:38 PM New Yorkers now have a new tool in the fight against terrorism - a smartphone app. The app, dubbed ´See Something, Send Something´, allows people across the state to send photos and information of suspicious-looking people and activities to officials with the tap of a screen. They can do so anonymously, without the fear of appearing discriminatory. After receiving a terror report via the app, the New York State Intelligence Center will then look at it and evaluate its credibility, before alerting the relevant enforcement agency if it is deemed real. Scroll down for video (Photo/Video) The app was unveiled
President-Elect Macri Stares Downthe Chavistas as Sanctions Loom PanAm Post [New York, NY], by Belen Marty PageTurner- 11/24/2015 4:02:47 PM Mauricio Macri, Argentina’s president-elect, takes office on December 10 and intends to lose no time until then. Over the next few days, he will meet President Cristina Kirchner to arrange an organized transition of power. He will also select his cabinet for the economy, which will be composed of six ministers, and contact other member states of the Mercosur regional block in order to place sanctions on the Venezuelan regime. Macri gave his first press conference as president-elect at 9:00 a.m. local time on Monday, November 23. He talked with journalists for one hour about what he had in store for Argentina. “New Why Hispanics can´t get NBC toapologize after Trump´s ´SNL´ gig CNN, by Dylan Byers - 11/24/2015 3:59:01 PM NBC is facing pressure from Hispanic lawmakers to apologize for allowing Donald Trump to host "Saturday Night Live," but the network appears unwilling to apologize for a problem that "SNL" producer Lorne Michaels created, CNNMoney has learned. Michaels, one of the most powerful figures within NBCUniversal, decided to extend the invitation to Trump despite the fact that NBC had cut ties with him months earlier over remarks he made about Mexican immigrants. That has complicated matters for NBC executives who are being called upon to apologize for a decision they did not make. Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus met Man Media Touted As Victim ofIslamaphobia Reportedly Arrested inTurkey For Joining ISIS Mediaite, by Alex Griswold PageTurner- 11/24/2015 3:50:52 PM Saadiq Long, a Muslim U.S. Air Force veteran who made national headlines after the Department of Homeland Security blocked him from flying to the Middle East, has been reportedly arrested in Turkey for attempting to join ISIS. In 2013, Long attempted to visit his mother in Oklahoma from his home Qatar. But when he tried to fly to the United State, he was informed that he was on the no-fly list. Long managed to visit his mother by driving down to Mexico and flying out there, but the United States blocked his return for months. His case quickly became a cause célèbre Venezuelan military involved in cocainetransport, claims New York Attorney Office MercoPress [Montevideo, Uruguay], by Staff PageTurner- 11/24/2015 3:46:31 PM According to the District Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, a Cessna Citation 500 aircraft carrying more than 800 kg of cocaine took off from a terminal reserved for government officials at Simon Bolivar International Airport in Caracas on November 8. Francisco Flores, 29, and Efraín Campos, 30, the nephews of first lady Cilia Flores, and both allegedly carrying Venezuelan diplomatic passports, were among four passengers and two pilots on the Haiti-bound Citation 500. According to the flight log, the plane was co-piloted by Pablo Urbano Perez, a military official, and Pedro Miguel Rodriguez, a lieutenant-colonel in the Venezuelan
Voters Would Show Up IfTrump Is On 2016 Ballot CNBC, by Eric Chemi* Carolina Kat- 11/24/2015 3:46:12 PM If Donald Trump were the GOP nominee, he would cause the highest voter turnout, relative to any other Republican hopeful.John Kasich, on the other hand, would keep people at home. [SNIP] No matter what party affiliation you consider, Trump brings them out. Republicans, Democrats and independents are all most likely to show up if Trump is on the ballot. (In our analysis, we assumed a constant variable: the Democrats nominating Hillary Clinton.) Not only do they show up to vote, but they vote for Trump. He´s got the highest percentage of voters — across both parties and independents. The other Politico’s Mike Allen Promised to Give‘No-Risk’ Interview to Chelsea Clinton Mediaite, by Alex Griswold PageTurner- 11/24/2015 3:39:56 PM In emails obtained by Gawker through Freedom of Information Act requests, Politico chief White House correspondent Mike Allen promised to not to ask any difficult questions of former presidential daughter Chelsea Clinton if she gave him an interview. Allen was emailing Hillary Clinton aide and State Department employee Philippe Reines to ask if Chelsea would be willing to be interviewed for a brunch held by Politico. But the assurances Allen granted went far beyond typical journalistic practice. Allen promised he and Reines would “agree on [questions] precisely in advance,” and that the interview would be “no-surprises.” “I would work with you on Obama: Paris Climate Summit Will Be‘Powerful Rebuke’ To Terrorists Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering - 11/24/2015 3:31:16 PM President Obama calls the upcoming climate summit with world leaders in Paris a “powerful rebuke” to Islamic State terrorists who attacked the city earlier this month. “What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be, when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children,” Obama marveled, after previewing his attendance at the summit which begins next week in Paris. Obama made his remarks during a press conference at the White House today with French President François Hollande. He urged Americans to come together and be united Team Trump: Media ‘Can’t OverpowerDonald Trump, He’s a Leader’ Breitbart Big Government, by Dan Riehl - 11/24/2015 3:24:53 PM Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is directly targeting the media: We see it with the Mainstream media all the time. They write stories that are factually inaccurate. They’re never held account. And I think in general the American people are tired of being told by the political elites and the media elites what they can and can’t do, what they can and can’t say. They’re tired of it and that’s why you saw last night in Columbus, Ohio 14,000 people came out to a Trump rally to hear it first hand from Mr. Trump about what really needs to Trump campaign manager: Mediasuppressing proof of 9/11 claim The Hill (Washington, DC), by Neetzan Zimmerman - 11/24/2015 3:18:28 PM Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s campaign on Tuesday continued to double down on the real estate mogul’s controversial claim that he saw “thousands and thousands” of Muslim Americans cheering in New Jersey following the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. "For the mainstream media to go out and say that this didn’t happen is just factually inaccurate,” Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told Breitbart News, as first reported by People For the American Way’s Right Wing Watch. Lewandowski claimed the Trump campaign “has provided [the media with] local media outlets that have covered” scenes of Muslim Americans celebrating the 9/11 attacks, but he says the media is suppressing this footage. “[Trump has]
Rubio backer behind new anti-Ted Cruz ad Politico, by Shane Goldmacher - 11/24/2015 3:15:05 PM (Video) The political operative behind the nonprofit that just began attacking Ted Cruz in Iowa is a Marco Rubio backer who served as a co-host of a fundraiser for the Florida senator last week. Sean Noble is the founder of American Encore, a 501(c)4 nonprofit, which is paying $200,000 to air an ad in Des Moines that accuses Cruz of voting to “weaken national security” and urges him to “stop leading from behind.” Noble said that while he personally is backing Rubio — he served as a co-host of scotch and cigars fundraiser in Arizona last week — his group Clinton, Obama Silent on Murderof American Teen by Terrorists Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo JoniTx- 11/24/2015 3:07:00 PM Some Democratic leaders, including those in the Obama administration, have yet to condemn a recent Palestinian terrorist attack in Israel that claimed the lives of several individuals, including an American teenager, and wounded five other Americans. The silence by these leaders, including Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama, has drawn outrage from some in the pro-Israel community who accuse these Democrats of drawing a moral equivalency between the Jewish state and Palestinian terrorists, who have committed a series of deadly attacks in recent weeks that have killed several Israelis. As some Democrats remain mum about the death of 18-year-old Ezra Schwartz, Dallas Mayor Who Fears White PeopleLives In 92 Percent White Neighborhood Daily Caller, by Peter Hasson JoniTx- 11/24/2015 3:04:36 PM Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has said that he is more afraid of “white men” than Syrian refugees. Despite his fear of whites, however, the mayor manages to get by living in a ritzy neighborhood that is more than 92 percent white and only 1 percent black. The former CEO of Pizza Hut, Rawlings lives in the prestigious Preston Hollow neighborhood, which D Magazine described as “almost entirely lily white” as part of a feature piece titled “Why are the Best Neighborhoods in Dallas Still Segregated?” The cushy neighborhood, which is home to former President George W. Bush, golfer Jordan Spieth, Moscow warns Ankara of "inevitableconsequences" for attack on Su-24 Tass [Russia], by Staff PageTurner- 11/24/2015 2:52:36 PM SOCHI, Kremlin stresses that Russia is not threatening Turkey with military consequences for shooting down Su-24 combat aircraft, but warned of "inevitable consequences". "…of course, I would not [speak about it] — and the president, in fact, was not talking about any military implications and we should proceed from that," the Russian president’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov told reporters. "The president refrained from such statements, but at the same time, of course, he stressed inevitability of consequences after such unfriendly actions of the Turkish side," he said. Chechen leader accuses Turkey of treachery Tass [Russia], by Staff PageTurner- 11/24/2015 2:49:05 PM GROZNY, The head of Russia’s republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov has accused Turkey of treachery and expressed confidence that the authorities of that country will long regret the incident with the Russian combat aircraft in the skies over Syria. "I have no doubt that Turkey will regret it for a very long time. Those who speak about friendship and cooperation on every occasion do not act that treacherously," Kadyrov wrote on his page in a social network. "I consider it my duty to declare that I personally, the Chechen Republic, the entire Chechen people are ready to fulfill orders and 11 killed in blast on bus carryingTunisian presidential guard members CNN, by Houda Zaghdoudi & Sara Sidner* Original Article Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/24/2015 2:37:26 PM Post Reply Tunis, Tunisia - Eleven people were killed Tuesday when a bus carrying members of Tunisia´s presidential guard exploded in Tunis, an official told CNN. The blast happened when the vehicle was parked near a main artery in the Tunisian capital where guard members are typically picked up and dropped off, according to the official in the Tunisian Prime Minister´s office. A CNN team witnessed ambulances rushing toward the scene. Tunisia has been held up as one of the success stories of the Arab Spring, the movement that brought sweeping changes to the region. Even so, the North African nation has seen plenty of
Late Breaking News!Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, whose shooting in October 2014 was captured on dash-cam video. (Fox)
Syria insurgents destroyRussian helicopter with missile Reuters, by Tom Perry and Mariam Karouny NorthernDog- 11/24/2015 12:55:29 PM BEIRUT - Syrian fighters destroyed a Russian helicopter with a missile, shortly after they forced it to make an emergency landing in a nearby government-held area in Syria´s Latakia province on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. A Syrian insurgent group, recipient of U.S. Tow missiles, said its fighters hit the helicopter with an anti-tank missile while it was in the air and put out a video showing the helicopter being blown up after one of its fighters struck it with another missile. Rami Abdulrahman from the Observatory, which tracks the conflict in Syria though a wide network Cuba Keeps Up “Effective Cooperation”to Aid Migrants in Costa Rica Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami FL], by Staff - 11/24/2015 12:50:58 PM HAVANA – Cuban authorities are providing “effective cooperation” to provide a “quick, adequate solution” to the plight of more than 2,000 Cuban emigrants who have been stranded for over a week in Costa Rica on the Nicaraguan border, Cuba’s official media said Monday. The migrants ended up in Costa Rica after setting out from Cuba “with the intention of emigrating to the U.S., encouraged by Washington policies like the Cuban Adjustment Act, among others, which is a magnet for irregular immigration,” a foreign ministry official told the ACN news agency. NY Times Editorial Compares Trumpto Joseph McCarthy, George Wallace Mediaite, by Andrew Husband JoniTx- 11/24/2015 12:48:37 PM The New York Times editorial board took aim at Donald Trump‘s recent string of “racist lies” with comparisons to Joseph McCarthy and George Wallace, two American politicians whose careers history has not been kind to. The piece quickly attacks Trump, noting that he “has distinguished himself as fastest to dive to the bottom. If it’s a lie too vile to utter aloud, count on Mr. Trump to say it, often. It wins him airtime, and retweets through the roof.” Quick characterization aside, the NYT is quick to point out that “this phenomenon is in fact nothing new. Politicians targeting minorities,
NYT Tripped By Stray Cat; UsesModified Obama Photo in Krugman Column Newsbusters, by Matthew Balan JoniTx- 11/24/2015 12:38:30 PM [Update, 12:24 pm, November 24, 2015: Krugman updated his item with the following statement on the cat photo: "Yes, I know there´s a cat in the picture; I took it from Slate, ´The Cats of War.´ I´ve used that image before, to lighten things up slightly. Apparently I didn´t succeed." The photoshopped picture included in the blog entry now includes a photo credit to Slate as well.] On Monday, the New York Times inadvertently created the latest cat photo to go viral online. The newspaper posted a blog entry from liberal columnist Paul Krugman, and included what it thought was Quietly, Guam is slated to becomemassive new U.S. military base McClatchy DC, by Adam Ashton JoniTx- 11/24/2015 12:34:33 PM HAGATNA, Guam -Thousands of Marines will land on this island sometime in the next few years, and their first steps will fall on a sturdy-as-granite pier in a sheltered Pacific harbor newly rebuilt to carry wave after wave of tank-driving troops. “We’re ready for them,” said Cmdr. David Ellis, the executive officer at a Navy base that’s been swelling with military construction projects to prepare for the new troops. What’s less certain is what the Marines will do when they get here. This U.S. territory in the Western Pacific, long a way station for passing jets and submarines, is about to Dallas mayor ‘more fearful’ ofwhite men than Syrian refugees Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar LittleHoodedMonk- 11/24/2015 12:33:29 PM Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said he’s more afraid of white men committing mass shootings than Syrian refugees committing acts of terrorism in the U.S. “ISIS wants us to demonize these Syrian refugees, want us to alienate these children,” Mr. Rawlings, a white Democrat, told MSNBC Saturday, referring to the Islamic State terror group by its acronym. “We have got to build a coalition of Middle Eastern states and we need to reach out. They’re Muslims and we have got to use the words carefully to show them that we care about them. ISIS is no more Islamic than the Nazi senior staff was Christian. And so we have got to differentiate VA transfers demoted executive to Phoenix Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Dennis Wagner Fiesta del sol- 11/24/2015 11:48:35 AM A Department of Veterans Affairs executive who was demoted and referred for possible criminal prosecution by the Office of Inspector General in September has been transferred to Phoenix and assigned as an administrator at the regional benefits center.Kimberly Graves, formerly director of the Veterans Benefits Administration´s 14-state North Atlantic area, orchestrated a 2014 move to a job as regional VBA director in St. Paul, Minn., collecting nearly $130,000 of relocation funds in the process, according to the OIG report. Inspectors said Graves forced the incumbent St. Paul director out to create a vacancy that she could fill while keeping her
NJ Muslims celebrating 9/11has now un-happened...and Ben Carson agrees American Thinker, by Ed Straker trapper- 11/24/2015 11:41:17 AM People can be forgiven if they don´t know whether to believe Donald Trump´s claim that he saw Muslims celebrating 9/11 in New Jersey. But I, a New Yorker who was nearly killed in 9/11 and had that day burned into my memory, saw it with my own eyes. There was a video aired of the incident. I remember seeing obviously Arab-looking individuals dancing and shouting for joy on rooftops. There were less than thousands of them, but there were way more than a handful. And it wasn´t in the Gaza Strip. I know Jersey City well enough to be able Breaking Overnight – Turkey ShootsDown Russian Fighter Jet (SU-24)Near Turkish/Syrian Border… Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance Emerson- 11/24/2015 11:35:49 AM Details sketchy – However, as previously anticipated this action could easily be seen as Turkish President Recep Erdogan working diligently to keep the ISIS supply lines open. Remember, Turkey is a NATO member – if they engage in hostile actions with Russia, it could draw in other NATO allies….. Not Good. The insufferable Erdogan escaping Putin’s wrath by hiding behind the skirt of U.S., France, Germany and U.KAccording to media reports (and video here) a Turkish F16 fighter has shot down a Russian made SU24 (also used by Syrian air force). Here’s the media outline from Reuters: Turkish F-16 fighter jets shot Pentagon backs Turkey’s version ofevents, blames ‘incursion’ of Russian jet Washington Times, by Rowan Scarborough JoniTx- 11/24/2015 11:27:34 AM The U.S. military on Tuesday labeled as an “incursion” the Russian fighter jet that was shot down by Turkish aircraft over the Syria-Turkey border. Army Col. Steve Warren, the top military spokesman in Baghdad, confirmed the Turk’s version of events in saying they repeatedly warned the two Russian SU-24 pilots to back off. Col. Warren used the word “incursion” to describe the Russian flight, but also said the command was studying radars and other data, such as radio chatter, to make a definite conclusion. “The incident happened at the border,” Col. Warren said. “These things are not as clean as 4 dead after helicoptercrashes at Fort Hood Houston Chronicle (TX), by Mike Glenn JoniTx- 11/24/2015 11:06:16 AM A helicopter crashed at Fort Hood on Monday, killing four crew members, U.S. Army officials said. Military officials said the UH-60 helicopter crashed sometime after 5:49 p.m. Monday in the northeast section of the central Texas Army post. Emergency crews spent several hours searching the area and later found the bodies of the four crew members. The crew was assigned to Division West, First Army. The helicopter was on a "routine training mission" at the time of the crash, officials said in a statement released late Monday. The cause of the crash is unknown. Army officials said a board will
Former head of Defense Intelligence Agencyresponds to claims over ISIS intelligence Fox News, by Staff - 11/24/2015 11:03:02 AM The former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency said the White House can’t say it was not made aware of the growing threat ISIS posed in the region in an exclusive interview Monday with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on “The Kelly File.” Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said what President Obama has received from the national intelligence system on ISIS is “very accurate,” but may not have met a “narrative” out of the White House. “It is a cancer inside of the Islamic religion, and the White House and the President have not wanted to say that,” he said. Flynn told Lawsuit seeks return of missingJFK assassination footage Washington Post, by Justin Wm. Moyer - 11/24/2015 10:59:52 AM On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was killed in Dallas by Lee Harvey Oswald, who acted alone. Or so they say. In the 52 years since Kennedy’s assassination, conspiracy theories questioning whether Oswald was the only gunman in Dealey Plaza on that fateful day have persisted despite the conclusion of the Warren Commission; despite a lauded 1,600-page examination of all available facts by the well-known prosecutor of Charles Manson; and despite the lack of any clear and convincing evidence of the contrary. Oliver Stone even directed an Oscar-winning film that flaunted such theories — a film that perhaps gave confidence Chris Christie’s Bid Gains NewLife as He Invokes 9/11 Amid Fear New York Times, by Michael Barbaro - 11/24/2015 10:57:20 AM STRATHAM, N.H. — In the course of a two-hour campaign stop here, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey brought a handful of men and women to tears describing the deathbed wishes of his cancer-ridden mother, cracked them up with the declaration that his presidency would be golf-free and riveted them with his remembrances of the family friends he lost on Sept. 11, 2001. “I live with those widows and orphans,” he said, the emotion welling up in his throat as he recited the names of neighbors. “I’ve looked into their eyes.” Afterward, a stream of voters walked up to him, Liberal Washington Post Owner ToutsPaper as ‘Bright Light’ In Journalism Newsbusters, by Jeffrey Meyer drive- 11/24/2015 10:57:14 AM On Tuesday’s CBS This Morning, co-host Charlie Rose teed up liberal Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos to provide a free advertisement for his newspaper, calling it “the new paper of record” and a “bright light that helps shine light on all of our institutions in this country and the political process.” Bezos, who has donated thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates over the years, refused to admit the Post’s liberal agenda and instead spun that the role of the paper is to make sure that the political institution in America “stays strong so that it can shine a light on
BOOM: Dem. Rep. Goes Rogue,Drops MASSIVE Claim About ObamaTreason Involving ISIS Conservative Tribune, by Wilmot Proviso drive- 11/24/2015 10:51:32 AM In a stunning admission on live TV, one of the ranking Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee admitted Monday that the Obama administration had likely doctored intelligence on the Islamic State group to make it appear as if more progress was being made. In an interview on MSNBC, Rep. Jackie Speier of California said the bogus intelligence had led many in government to underestimate the power of the terrorist outfit. “Well, I think we underestimated them two years ago,” Speier said. She then turned the responsibility onto Central Command, the section of the military that handles the Middle East, which Syrian rebels chant ´Allahu Akbar´ overthe body of dead Russian pilot afterTurkey shoots down jet for violating itsair-space... then rescue chopper is blasted* Daily Mail (UK), by Sara Malm & Will Stewart JoniTx- 11/24/2015 10:51:09 AM A video showing Syrian insurgents chanting ´Allahu Akbar´ over the dead body of one of the pilots of the Russian jet shot down by Turkey this morning, has emerged shortly before a separate rebel group shot down a Russian helicopter searching for the surviving soldier. Footage reportedly filmed by rebels in Syria´s Turkomen Mountains, an area which has been the cause of recent tensions between Turkey and Russia, sees local anti-government fighters celebrating and cheering as they discover the body of the pilot. The Russian two-pilot Sukhoi Su-24 jet was shot down by F-16 fighter planes on Tuesday morning, after Who are the Turkmen that are
reported to have killed two Russian pilots?
Telegraph [UK], by Louisa Loveluck and Richard Spencer NorthernDog- 11/24/2015 10:48:19 AM The downing of a Russian fighter jet on Syria’s Mount Turkmen has thrown the spotlight on to its inhabitants, part of the broader Turkmen community that stretches across northern Syria and Iraq. In Syria the Turkmen, who are linguistically and ethnically Turkish, live alongside Arabs and Kurds, but have mostly aligned with non-jihadist anti-Assad rebel groups. They historically objected to the Arab nationalism of the Assad regime’s Baath party, which stressed assimilation to the Arab language and culture. In turn, the regime has frequently regarded them as a fifth column working in favour of Ankara. Around a dozen Turkmen militias Rethinking the GOP Push for a Big Tent Canada Free Press, by Arthur Christopher Schaper snowcloud- 11/24/2015 10:44:12 AM There’s a great deal of talk within the Republican Party about expanding the brand as well as building the base. The unsettling criticism unfolds to this one phrase: “We need to have a big tent”. Is this an isolated concern? Sadly, no. Blue State Republicans who win statewide office fear for their political future, and beg for more “moderation” in the party platform. Usually, this fear arises after a Republican loses, as though his defeat resulted from an extreme right platform. A few weeks ago, I spoke with a young conservative, who eyed a city council run in his own Turkmen forces in Syria
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Reuters, by Staff* drive- 11/24/2015 10:03:40 AM YAMADI, Syria - Turkmen forces in Syria shot dead the two pilots of a Russian jet downed by Turkish warplanes near the border with Turkey on Tuesday as they descended with parachutes, a deputy commander of a Turkmen brigade told reporters. "Both of the pilots were retrieved dead. Our comrades opened fire into the air and they died in the air," Alpaslan Celik, a deputy commander in a Syrian Turkmen brigade said near the Syrian village of Yamadi as he held what he said was a piece of a pilot´s parachute.
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Yahoo Politics, by Andrew Romano Hooverdog- 11/24/2015 10:01:58 AM Over the course of his brief, polarizing career in electoral politics, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has been called many names, especially by liberals. “Dirty Syrup Guzzler” (Jon Stewart). “Creature from the Nether Regions” (Cher). “The Most Dangerous Canadian in America” (the Huffington Post). Yet so far the most indelible description of Cruz has come from a fellow conservative. In 2013, when Cruz decided to protest U.S. drone policy by filibustering the nomination of incoming CIA chief John Brennan, John McCain told reporter Jon Ward — now a senior political correspondent for Yahoo News — that his junior colleague was a Trump, Carson baffle with claims
of American Muslims cheering 9/11
Politico, by Nolan D. McCaskill Toledo- 11/24/2015 9:03:59 AM Donald Trump, a lightning rod for controversy with his talk about Muslims, is baffling fact checkers, academics and politicians alike with his claim that he saw footage of “thousands” of people “cheering” in a part of New Jersey with a heavy Arab presence after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Trump started the latest flap over the weekend, telling a rally in Birmingham, Alabama, on Saturday that he watched the World Trade Center come tumbling down, adding: "And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people Putin calls Turkey downing
warplane ´a stab in back´
USA Today, by Jane Onyanga-Omara Toledo- 11/24/2015 9:01:49 AM Russian President Vladimir Putin says the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey will have "tragic consequences" for ties between the two countries. Turkey said Tuesday that it shot down a Russian warplane after it ventured into Turkish airspace but Russia´s defense ministry said the aircraft remained within Syria. Putin called the attack "a stab in Russia’s back delivered by terrorist accomplices" and said it will not be tolerated, Russia´s TASS news agency reported. He said the plane, a Su-24 attack aircraft, was downed by an air-to-air missile launched from a Turkish F-16 fighter jet. The Russian aircraft posed not threat to Turkey,