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Which Extremists Are The White House Talking About?

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2015

“There are people out there who want to kill other people in the name of a variety of causes.”

Following the terror attacks in Paris by Islamic radicals, the Obama administration is preparing for a summit on “extremism” which is leaving many people wondering one thing. Who are they talking about? Byron Tau of the Wall Street Journal: White House to Convene Summit on Violent Extremism The White House will convene a summit…
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Obama Executive Order Immigration

12 states rush to defend “Obama’s amnesty” against lawsuit

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2015

“The truth is that the directives… are well within the President’s broad authority to enforce immigration law.”

In December, 4 governors and 14 states filed suit, requesting a preliminary injunction from President Obama’s executive overreach. Lead by then Texas AG (now Governor) Abbott, the complaint stated, “This lawsuit is not about immigration. It is about the rule of law, presidential power, and the structural limits of the U.S….
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Survival story: Israeli infant suicide bombing victim enlists in IDF 17 years later

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2015

and reunites with the policewoman who saved her.

On March 21, 1997, a Hamas suicide bomber detonated his bomb at the Café Apropo on Ben Gurion Boulevard in Tel Aviv. CNN reported at the time: A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded Tel Aviv outdoor cafe Friday, killing at least three other people and injuring more than 40 others….
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http://www.wjhg.com/news/headlines/Senate-Set-to-Stage-High-Profile-Keystone-XL-Debate-288333061.html

Keystone Pipeline passes initial Senate hurdle

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2015

But may not have enough votes to override a veto.

Via AP: Legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared an initial Senate hurdle Monday, a victory for newly empowered Republicans angling for a quick veto showdown with President Barack Obama. The bipartisan 63-32 vote was 3 more than the 60 required, and well above the level the highly controversial measure…
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/11063882/Terror-attack-on-UK-highly-likely-as-threat-level-raised.html

Will the UK roll back anti-terror legislation?

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2015

Pushback imminent?

British lawmakers are shifting uncomfortably after receiving pushback over proposed anti-terrorism legislation that scholars say could fatally limit the fundamental rights of British citizens both at home and abroad. Via Bloomberg: Provisions in the bill would allow the government to invalidate a British national’s passport while he or she is abroad and prevent…
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Is Ben Carson ready for prime time?

Ben Carson’s pre-campaign troubles

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2015

Is Ben Carson ready for primetime?

Dr. Ben Carson has become a fan favorite among Tea Partiers. A well-spoken, educated, political-outsider with an inspiring story, Carson has created enough excitement to inspire a national effort to draft him into a 2016 Presidential bid. Being an untried outsider might prove advantageous in some respects… until it comes time…
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Branco Cartoon – No Big Cheese

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2015

Give him a hug.

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ISIS Sympathizers Hack CENTCOM, Post Sensitive Information

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2015

“AMERICAN SOLDIERS, WE ARE COMING WATCH YOUR BACK”

Hackers claiming a connection with the Islamic State have taken control of two social media accounts owned by the U.S. Central Command. Via the Washington Free Beacon: “ISIS is already here, we are in your PCs, in each military base. With Allah’s permission we are in CENTCOM now,” said one tweet sent from…
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Everything is about race…even the Golden Globes

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2015

Check your fabulously wealthy Hollywood privilege

I remember when Halle Berry won her Best Actress Oscar back in 2002 for Monster’s Ball; it was such a huge deal–she beat Judi Dench! It was the same year Denzel Washington won for Training Day, and everyone agreed that entertainment awards would never be the same because an actor and…
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Eric Holder did Meet the Press instead of Paris Solidarity March

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2015

Warped priorities.

It was bad enough that none of President Obama, Vice President Biden or Secretary of State Kerry attended Sunday’s Solidarity March in Paris, attended by dozens of world leaders. It would have been the right thing for Obama to attend. There was enough security to protect obvious targets like the French…
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Will the Fed Raise Rates in 2015?

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2015

Count on it happening later rather than sooner—if at all

Entering 2015, most economists expected that the Federal Reserve would finally begin raising short-term interest rates. Fewer than two weeks in to the year and that thesis is already beginning to crumble. For seven years, the Fed kept interest rates at rock-bottom levels and employed a massive money-printing program called Quantitative Eas…
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Je Suis Charlie

Branco Cartoon – Pencil Power

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2015

Their Undoing.

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Netanyahu at Grand Synagogue Paris

Au revoir les juifs et La France

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2015

Walking while Jewish is not possible in most of Europe.

Almost since the beginning of this website in the fall of 2008 I have been sounding the alarm about, and documenting, the rise of anti-Semitism masquerading as anti-Zionism in Europe. It’s been a toxic marriage of anti-Jewish Islamists and anti-Israeli leftists, resulting not just in fatalities, but in the inability to be…
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#JeSuisCharlie: Washington, DC Rallies for a Free Press

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2015

Vive la France. Loin des yeux, près du coeur.

Loin des yeux, près du coeur. I plugged it in to Google, which promptly spit out, “out of sight, near the heart.” Not the most elegant translation, but I got the point as I walked through the crowd that gathered in Washington, DC to march in solidarity with those attending the National…
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http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2012/March/Jeb-Bush-Endorses-Romney-as-GOP-Nominee/

Mitt versus Jeb 2016 – If forced to pick one (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2015

Establishment or establishment? The choice is yours. And you MUST vote.

Alright Team Insurrection, it’s time for another reader poll. Philip Rucker and Robert Costa of the Washington Post are speculating about a political collision between Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney if they both run in 2016: For Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney, a history of ambition fuels a possible 2016 collision Jeb Bush…
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Egyptian President al-Sisi to the world’s rescue?

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2015

He stifled Muslim Brotherhood’s “Reign of Terror” While Reaching Out to Copts.

In a truly groundbreaking speech made shortly before the terror attacks in Paris, Egypt’s General-turned-President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that Islam was, “…in need of a religious revolution.” In response to the tragic events, he condemned the the slaughter that left 12 dead on Wednesday and pledged Cairo’s support to fight terrorism. The…
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Congress plots course on immigration

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2015

The first step

Here’s what’s planned on immigration by Republicans in the new Congress: The House plans to vote next week on legislation that would defund President Obama’s executive action on immigration. Republicans also plan to include language rolling back a 2012 order from the Obama administration that gave legal status to illegal immigrants brought to…
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