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Gitmo Detainees

Obama Quietly Prepares to Transfer Prisoners From Gitmo

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2016

“Multiple bad guys and Al Qaeda followers.”

Obama Quietly Prepares to Transfer Prisoners From Gitmo

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1/6/2016 at 8:30am
While Obama cried for TV cameras yesterday, his administration was putting the finishing touches on a plan to transfer up to 17 prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. This has been in the works for a while. Catherine Herridge of FOX News reported Monday: Source: ‘Al Qaeda followers’ among 17 being transferred from Gitmo The group…
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Obama gun press conference

Obama’s Great for the Economy….of Gun Makers!

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2016

Unexpectedly.

Obama’s Great for the Economy….of Gun Makers!

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1/6/2016 at 7:00am
As so many readers reviewed my review of The Big Short, which featured investments, I thought a good follow-up post would focus on the stock market. Obama’s “Theater of the Absurd” gun control press conference played well on Wall Street, as stocks of gun makers soared in trading yesterday. Smith and Wesson…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-SC1uUiT9s&sns=tw

Key part of Ted Cruz “Invasion” video isn’t what’s getting attention

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2016

Dog whistle.

Key part of Ted Cruz “Invasion” video isn’t what’s getting attention

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-SC1uUiT9s&sns=tw
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1/5/2016 at 10:19pm
Ted Cruz’s video ad, Invasion, is getting a lot of attention for the scenes of suits running across the border. But it’s not the key moment in the video. That key moment comes when the screen splits to view Marco Rubio next to Cruz, with a cotton-mouth expression on his face as Cruz…
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Obamacare redux: repeal and replace

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2016

Will the bill get to Obama’s desk?

Obamacare redux: repeal and replace

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1/5/2016 at 8:00pm
[UPDATE 1/6/2016: The answer to the question is yes, the bill will get to Obama’s desk. The measure passed.] Remember that slogan, “repeal and replace”? There have actually been quite a few bills passed in the House to repeal Obamacare during the last couple of years, whether you’ve noticed them…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1-cvCK7mwk

Runoff Election: Best A.F. Branco Cartoon 2015 (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2016

Tie-Breaker.

Runoff Election: Best A.F. Branco Cartoon 2015 (Reader Poll)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1-cvCK7mwk
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1/5/2016 at 6:30pm
This has never happened before. A tie vote in a reader poll. The vote was to pick the Best A.F. Branco Cartoon of 2015 based on ten I selected. After 693 votes were cast, two cartoons came in at 120 votes each. So we are going to have a runoff election. Here are the…
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Obama’s Gun Control “Executive Order” is Political Theater of the Absurd

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2016

Won’t stop any crimes, may even make lawful purchase of some types of weapons easier.

Obama’s Gun Control “Executive Order” is Political Theater of the Absurd

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1/5/2016 at 4:45pm
Obama can once again lay credible claim to the title of “Best Gun Salesman Ever.” His recently announced policy changes on guns not only do nothing to discourage gun purchases, they if anything facilitate even greater volumes of gun sales, and in particular machine guns, suppressors, short-barreled rifles/shotguns, and other highly controlled “NFA”…
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Marco Rubio Iran Deal

Rubio Goes After President Obama’s Foreign Policy Flops

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2016

“He spies on Israel and cut a deal with Iran.”

Rubio Goes After President Obama’s Foreign Policy Flops

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1/5/2016 at 3:15pm
Senator Marco Rubio’s campaign has a new TV ad that challenges President Obama’s biggest foreign policy failures. In “Safe,” Sen. Rubio says: “Barack Obama released terrorists from Guantanamo, and now they’re planning to attack us. Instead of fighting to fund our troops, he fights to fund Planned Parenthood. He spies on Israel and…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F7MVGtT9VA

Mass sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve in Cologne add fuel to migration hostility

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2016

“Arab or North African” appearance of organized groups stokes politics of migration and immigration.

Mass sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve in Cologne add fuel to migration hostility

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F7MVGtT9VA
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1/5/2016 at 1:24pm
This story is the sum of the worst fears about the migrant crisis, and is sure to reverberate widely as more European countries seek to impose border controls. Germany’s Deutsche Welle reports, String of New Year’s Eve sexual assaults outrages Cologne: Police in the western German city of Cologne responded on Monday to…
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LI #09 The Big Short

A Big Thumbs Up for The Big Short!

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2016

We review

A Big Thumbs Up for The Big Short!

LI #09 The Big Short
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1/5/2016 at 12:00pm
Turns out that the must-see movie of 2015 wasn’t Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but The Big Short! The movie focuses on four finance professionals and 2 amateurs who predict the housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and use arcane rules and special deals to punish the big banks for their…
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Top Eight Anti-Corruption Developments

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2016

Corruption abroad undermines rule of law and American interests.

Top Eight Anti-Corruption Developments

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1/5/2016 at 10:00am
Corruption is inimical to rule of law and rule of law is the sine qua non of good governance and a free society.  So it is that the FCPA Blog’s list of the eight most important developments from 2015 that provides insight into the state of U.S. efforts to promote good…
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Baltimore Broke its Record For Homicides in 2015

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2016

Highest number since 1993.

Baltimore Broke its Record For Homicides in 2015

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1/5/2016 at 8:30am
The city of Baltimore reached a grim milestone in 2015 by racking up more homicides in one year than ever before. Kevin Rector reported at The Baltimore Sun: Deadliest year in Baltimore history ends with 344 homicides Blood was shed in Baltimore at an unprecedented pace in 2015, with mostly young, black men shot…
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Five Lessons from the Iran-Saudi Blowup

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2016

What a Popular Cleric’s Execution Says About the Middle East

Five Lessons from the Iran-Saudi Blowup

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1/5/2016 at 7:00am
The fallout from the execution of prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia on Saturday will roil the Middle East region for some time to come. Below, I review the recent developments since our last posts (see here and here) and discuss some of the lessons to be learned from…
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https://twitter.com/TheLocalSweden/status/684016199060058112

European Migration Crisis may mean Bye-Bye Schengen

Posted by  ▪  January 4, 2016

Denmark and Sweden tighten border controls to stem migrant influx

European Migration Crisis may mean Bye-Bye Schengen

https://twitter.com/TheLocalSweden/status/684016199060058112
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1/4/2016 at 8:00pm
The strains are showing throughout Europe from the current wave of migration from Muslim lands. The latest to bow to reality are Sweden and Denmark, which just implemented border controls. The Christian Science Monitor reports: Denmark and Sweden tightened their borders on Monday in efforts to stem the flow of migrants entering…
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Hillary Clinton: We May Have Been Visited by Aliens

Posted by  ▪  January 4, 2016

She also has imaginary conversations with Gandhi and Eleanor Roosevelt, so…

Hillary Clinton: We May Have Been Visited by Aliens

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1/4/2016 at 6:30pm
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton may have shored up the Coast to Coast vote during an interview with New Hampshire’s Conway Daily Sun. she chatted with this reporter, who had asked her about UFOs in 2007 while working for the Cabinet Press in Milford, NH. She recalled that 2007 exchange with a smile…
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http://www.camera.org/nytimes/

Top Ten Media Fails of 2015 – Israel Edition

Posted by  ▪  January 4, 2016

The usual suspects and a few surprises, too

Top Ten Media Fails of 2015 – Israel Edition

http://www.camera.org/nytimes/
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1/4/2016 at 5:00pm
CAMERA – the Committee for Accuracy in Middle-East Reporting in America – has released its Top Ten MidEast Media Mangles for 2015. There are some doozies, from all the usual sources: The New York Times, BBC, Washington Post, MSNBC, AP, The Guardian and Ha’aretz.  There’s also the perennial phenomenon of media silence…
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Charlie Hebdo releases terror attack Anniversary Cover (#JeSuisCharlie)

Posted by  ▪  January 4, 2016

Charlie Hebdo releases terror attack Anniversary Cover (#JeSuisCharlie)

Charlie Hebdo Cover cropped w border January 7 2016
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1/4/2016 at 3:30pm
January 7 is the one-year anniversary of the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris and, two days later, the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket. The cover for the anniversary issue of Charlie Hebdo has been released. The Guardian reports: French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo will mark a year since an attack on…
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Republicans Call for Oregon Protesters to ‘Stand Down Peaceably’

Posted by  ▪  January 4, 2016

Rubio and Cruz weigh in

Republicans Call for Oregon Protesters to ‘Stand Down Peaceably’

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1/4/2016 at 1:00pm
Two Republican presidential candidates have spoken out against the Oregon standoff: Senators Cruz and Rubio. Aleister blogged about the precarious Oregon situation yesterday: Protesters have taken over a small federal building in Oregon and some of them are armed. One of them is Ammon Bundy, son of rancher Cliven Bundy who was in…
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