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Obama seeks authorization for ISIS fight

Posted by  ▪  February 11, 2015

“If left unchecked, ISIL will pose a threat beyond the Middle East”

Obama seeks authorization for ISIS fight

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2/11/2015 at 10:26am
President Obama’s draft Authorization for use of military force (AUMF) against ISIS has been released. There are limitations to its scope, and it includes a time limit, but still…everybody hang on to something. Here we go: Authorization for the Use of United States Armed Forces in connection with the Islamic State of…
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White House Holding Back Tea Party Targeting Docs

Posted by  ▪  February 11, 2015

The most transparent administration ever.

White House Holding Back Tea Party Targeting Docs

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2/11/2015 at 8:30am
One year ago, Barack Obama told Bill O’Reilly that there wasn’t even a smidgeon of corruption at the IRS. If that statement was true, why is the Obama administration refusing to share documents related to the IRS targeting scandal? Bob Cusack of The Hill reported yesterday: Obama administration won’t release IRS targeting documents The…
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Is Southern Poverty Law Center “Extremist”?

Posted by  ▪  February 11, 2015

Uses “Extremist” lists for political purposes.

Is Southern Poverty Law Center “Extremist”?

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/oreilly/index.html#/v/4043899163001
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2/11/2015 at 7:00am
On Friday, February 6, 2015, we broke the story that Dr. Ben Carson put on “Extremist” Watch List by Southern Poverty Law Center because of his position on and comments he has made about same sex marriage. (See link for details and videos) The revelation that the renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and likely presidential…
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Brian Williams Suspended for 6 months

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2015

Without pay – Feel sorry for him yet?

Brian Williams Suspended for 6 months

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2/10/2015 at 7:58pm
Brian Williams has been suspended by NBC News for 6 months without pay, pending further investigation of his tall tales and untruths. That’s about $5 million dollars of salary lost, and obviously more if it becomes permanent. NBC Statement via Mediaite: We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as Managing Editor…
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Hillary for President: an idea whose time has passed?

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2015

Team Hillary is tearing itself apart—who will step up to reap the benefits?

Hillary for President: an idea whose time has passed?

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2/10/2015 at 6:27pm
Welcome to Team Hillary vs. Itself, Round 2! (3? 4? I lost track.) Yesterday, operative and scourge-of-the-right-wing David Brock resigned in protest from pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities USA Action. In his message to the board, he accused his colleagues of orchestrating a “hit job” against his other project organizations, American Bridge and…
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Congress introduces sweeping anti-BDS legislation

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2015

Extends scope and reach of existing legislation originally designed for the Arab League Boycott of Israel.

Congress introduces sweeping anti-BDS legislation

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2/10/2015 at 4:22pm
Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman Juan Vargas (D-CA) have just introduced sweeping revisions to anti-boycott legislation long on the books, in order to counter the global and domestic anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Prior legislation countering the Arab League Boycott arguably did not apply to the BDS movement…
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Netanyahu Statement: I’m still going to Congress

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2015

“I must fulfil my obligation to speak up on a matter that affects the very survival of my country”

Netanyahu Statement: I’m still going to Congress

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2/10/2015 at 3:27pm
As threats of congressional boycotts by Democrats swirl, and as his political enemies in Israel and the U.S. seek to use the controversy against him, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just issued a statement that he still plans to speak before Congress next month: I am going to the United States not…
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Indonesia considering banning non-virgin girls from graduating high school

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2015

Damn the human rights violations—it’s full speed ahead!

Indonesia considering banning non-virgin girls from graduating high school

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2/10/2015 at 3:07pm
While American “feminists” prattle on about “Manterruptions” and other trivial nonsense, lawmakers in East Java (the island that houses Indonesia’s capitol, Jakarta) are considering imposing virginity tests on school girls. Jember’s City Council wants to institute virginity tests as a prerequisite for high school graduation. Test would be administered only…
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Yemen: US officials evacuated, embassy closed

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2015

Devolution, continued

Yemen: US officials evacuated, embassy closed

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2/10/2015 at 1:38pm
The United States is closing its embassy in Yemen amid the disintegration of the Yemeni government and deteriorating security conditions caused by Iran-backed Houthi rebels. From the AP: The officials said diplomats were being evacuated from the country on Tuesday and the embassy will suspend operations until conditions improve. Yemen has been…
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ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller’s death confirmed by family

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2015

No details yet on the “how”

ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller’s death confirmed by family

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2/10/2015 at 12:04pm
Last week, we reported on news out of Syria that 26 year-old humanitarian aid worker and ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller was killed during a Jordanian air strike. The State Department refused to confirm the message published by ISIS, and experts were quick to point out discrepancies in the group’s claim. …
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David Axelrod: Obama lied about his faith

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2015

Falsely claimed opposition to gay marriage on religious grounds during 2008 campaign.

David Axelrod: Obama lied about his faith

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2/10/2015 at 10:00am
George Bush did not “lie us into war,” no matter how many times the media and Democrats claim it was so. But Barack Obama did lie himself into office, when he falsely claimed to oppose gay marriage on religious grounds during the 2008 campaign: In fact, we now know as a fact what…
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Staples Workers: Thanks for Nothing, Obamacare

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2015

Laws have consequences.

Staples Workers: Thanks for Nothing, Obamacare

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2/10/2015 at 8:50am
Due to regulations imposed by Obamacare, some businesses are cutting the work hours of their employees. This was a known, predicted consequence of the Affordable Care Act. Staples is just the latest newsworthy example. Remember, businesses can only try to survive under the given set of rules—but some employees are having a…
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Did you know “Club Gitmo” has a VIP list?

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2015

No wonder the world hates us

Did you know “Club Gitmo” has a VIP list?

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2/10/2015 at 7:00am
Berg-dog. Club Gitmo. Feeling so…ISIS right now. Every year, the city of Tampa, Florida gathers at the Gasparilla Pirate Festival to soak in a little sun, a little more music, and one too many of those gigantic frozen margaritas. Not exactly the best venue to discuss pressing issues of foreign policy, but still—you’d expect the…
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Obama to ask for war authorization against ISIS

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

Have we reached a turning point?

Obama to ask for war authorization against ISIS

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2/9/2015 at 9:20pm
The White House is nearly ready to send to Congress a piece of legislation that would formally authorize the use of military force against ISIS. This new legislation would expand on provisions provided in the 2002 authorization for military action in Iraq, which only covers portions of the current mission. …
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Do you feel sorry for Brian Williams? (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

At all? Just a little? An itsy bitsy?

Do you feel sorry for Brian Williams? (Reader Poll)

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2/9/2015 at 7:30pm
Today is Brian Williams’ first day of a self-imposed break from NBC News. While his future at the network is unclear, he has undoubtedly damaged his credibility and brand as a journalist. The internet, though, has engaged in a massive pile on, for a variety of reasons. Everybody wants a piece…
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Obama poised to veto Keystone

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

The first of many

Obama poised to veto Keystone

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2/9/2015 at 6:00pm
Obama is getting ready to shoot down the Keystone pipeline bill in the first of what promises to be a blizzard of vetoes of legislation the current Congress is planning to pass. Never mind that the Keystone bill passed with bipartisan support in the Senate 62-36 (nine Democrats joined) and in…
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How a vacuum cleaner ad created a diplomatic crisis

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

“Fire Your Indonesian Maid Now!”

How a vacuum cleaner ad created a diplomatic crisis

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2/9/2015 at 4:30pm
This bitter battle takes place in the South Pacific, with Malaysia in one corner, and Indonesia set and ready across the ring. According to the Jakarta Globe, the Indonesian government threatened a Malaysian cleaning company with legal action over an ad. The ad, which appears to promote a Roomba-like vacuum machine, pitches…
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