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Court of Appeals

Judges Appointed by Dems Now Hold Majority of Seats on U.S. Courts of Appeals

(NY Times) – Democrats have reversed the partisan imbalance on the federal appeals courts that long favored conservatives, a little-noticed shift with far-reaching consequences for the law and President Obama’s legacy. For the first time in more than a decade, judges appointed by Democratic presidents considerably outnumber judges appointed by Republican presidents. The Democrats’ advantage has …

September 14, 2014, 10:18 am ·
Santa Monica

Santa Monica Using $1M to Evaluate its Happiness

(AP) – Santa Monica seems almost like paradise. The sparkling blue ocean, shimmering sandy beaches, clear skies and a famous pier with a merry-go-round paint a picture of contentment. But there’s also loads of traffic and a high cost of living, two things that recently prompted the real estate blog Movoto to rate Santa Monica …

September 14, 2014, 10:12 am ·
Obamacare Slip Form

Hurdles for Obamacare in 2nd Dign-Up Season

(AP) – Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama’s health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don’t expect a repeat of last year’s website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the law itself that are less easily fixed than a computer system. Getting …

September 14, 2014, 10:09 am ·
North Korea

NKorea Jails American to 6 Years Hard Labor

(AFP) – North Korea’s Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced US citizen Matthew Miller to six years’ hard labour for “hostile” acts, two weeks after he and two other detained Americans had pleaded for help from Washington. Miller becomes the second American serving a hard labour prison term in the North amid accusations that Pyongyang is …

September 14, 2014, 10:07 am ·
Barack Obama

GOODWIN: Obama Ship Sinking

(NY Post) – The rising clamor over the beheading of two Americans, and rapidly sinking polls, forced President Obama to reassure the nation last week he had a plan to deal with the Islamic State. He did some of what he had to do, but only some, and so most military analysts believe the expanded …

September 14, 2014, 10:04 am ·
ISIS Iraq

‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels Sign Truce With ISIS

Groups promise not to attack each other – say principal enemy is Assad regime (Alarabiya) – Syrian rebels and jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have agreed a non-aggression pact for the first time in a suburb of the capital Damascus, a monitoring group said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human …

September 14, 2014, 10:01 am ·
MuslimIslam

Muslim Preacher Whips Out Machine Gun

(The Blaze) – In case his message that only armed jihad can establish a caliphate wasn’t fully understood by his congregation, a Muslim cleric in Gaza drove home his point recently by whipping out a machine gun and punctuating his militant sermon by repeatedly raising it to the sky. The Middle East Media Research Institute posted a …

September 14, 2014, 9:53 am ·
Obama

Allies Deterred by Obama’s Ambiguities in ISIS Crisis

U.S. Gen. John Allen named to lead coalition to war (Debka) – “We’re going to build the kind of coalition that allows us to lead, but also isn’t entirely dependent on what we do,” said US President Barack Obama at a fundraiser at the home of former AIPAC head Howard Friedman in Baltimore Friday, Sept. …

September 14, 2014, 9:48 am ·
ISIS

ISIS at Least Twice as Big as 1st Thought

(The Wire) – As the United States prepares to step up its campaign against ISIS, a new CIA report shows the radical Sunni group has at least double (and possibly triple) the number of fighters in its ranks than had previously been speculated. The new CIA intelligence assessment was released late on Thursday in which information was culled from …

September 14, 2014, 9:43 am ·
US Troops

Army’s Combat Leaders Prepare for New War

‘The specter of American power is no longer enough to get somebody just not to do something’ (Military.com) – Some of the U.S. Army’s sharpest minds warned young combat leaders of what they should expect as America enters a new chapter in its war with Islamic extremists. Seasoned leaders such as retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal met …

September 14, 2014, 9:38 am ·
Islam

Islamic Leaders: Don’t Increase Terror Threat Level, it Will Victimize Muslims!

(BizPacReview) – Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott raised his nation’s terror threat level from medium to high Friday, and Australia’s Muslims aren’t happy about it. The heightened level puts Australia’s 500,000 Muslims — about 2 percent of the population — at risk of “increased prejudice” and greater “Islamaphobia,” the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils says, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. …

September 13, 2014, 9:52 pm ·
Tot Pledge of Allegiance

Video: CBS Sports Rejects Tot Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance ad as Too Political

(BizPacReview) – CBS Sports has announced it won’t air a controversial 30-second commercial because it took on a “political nature” for featuring a young girl reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Washington state real estate broker Dave Retter, of the Horse Heaven Round-Up, created the ad to run during CBS’s broadcast of the Wrangler Champions Challenge rodeo, Tri-City Herald reported. In …

September 13, 2014, 9:50 pm ·
Barack Obama

Polls Show America has Soured on President Obama

(TPNN) – Whether they like it or not, the 2014 midterm elections are going to serve as a referendum on the presidency of Barack Obama. Sure, Democrat hopefuls like to pretend otherwise, but nearly universally in recent decades, the rule stands: the sixth year of a presidency means that the agenda for that president’s party …

September 13, 2014, 9:47 pm ·
Harry Reid

Video Explains Why the Democrats Will Lose the Senate in November

(Yahoo) – Republicans are likely to win control of the Senate in November’s midterm elections, according to projections by the statistical prognosticators at FiveThirtyEight. “We’re currently projecting that Republicans have a better chance than Democrats to control the Senate, but it’s still up for grabs,” FiveThirtyEight political analyst Harry Enten said. “The current number that …

September 13, 2014, 9:31 pm ·
Education Classroom

The Ivy League’s 13 Most Daffy, Outrageously Liberal College Courses

(Daily Caller) – New England’s eight Ivy League colleges offer a slew of blatantly biased classes to educate America’s gullible best and brightest. From bashing Christianity and organized religion to preaching the hazards of capitalism, these fancypants schools have it all. None of this is very shocking, of course, particularly in light of the fact …

September 13, 2014, 9:23 pm ·
Scott Brown

Wisconsin Is Treating Conservatives Like a Banana Republic Would

(Daily Signal) – Oral arguments were heard Tuesday before the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in O’Keefe vs. Chisholm, the so-called John Doe investigation in which local prosecutors in Wisconsin tried to criminalize political speech and activity on public issues. The 7th Circuit should uphold the lower court decision halting this Star Chamber investigation …

September 13, 2014, 9:15 pm ·
Obama

Tavis Smiley: Blacks Losing Ground Under Obama

(Newsmax) – Talk-show host Tavis Smiley continued his criticism of President Barack Obama, saying that “black people lost ground in every single leading economic category during the Obama years.” “We’ve been at the back of the bus,” he told The Huffington Post on Friday. ”Every other constituency has spoken their truth and made demands of this president. …

September 13, 2014, 9:11 pm ·
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Shocking Demonic Photos of Obama!

President’s true form revealed (Infowars) – Viral photos show Obama with multiple ‘devil horns’ during his recent speech on ISIS. FAX BLAST SPECIAL: Impeach Obama NOW! http://www.infowars.com/shocking-demonic-photos-of-obama/

September 13, 2014, 9:08 pm ·
Home Invasion

NBC’s Odd Advice About Self Defense

Former detective says to treat intruders ‘like royalty,’ point them to all your stuff (Infowars) – A recent segment on NBC’s Today Show addressing home invasions suggested using car keys and wasp insecticide, rather than firearms, to combat intruders, and recommended that Americans give in to thieves’ demands. During last Monday’s episode, reporter Jeff Rossen purported …

September 13, 2014, 9:05 pm ·