Why Obama Backed off More ISIS Strikes: His Own Team Couldn’t Agree on a Syria Strategy – The Daily Beast

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After lots of bluster about striking ISIS on Syria, President Obama threw cold water on the idea Thursday, disappointing those who wanted him to take the fight to ISIS in Syria. After a week of talk of eliminating the “cancer” of ISIS, President Obama said Thursday that he was not planning to significantly expand the […]

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Obama’s Deputies Allow Deported Illegals Back Into The US | The Daily Caller

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President Barack Obama’s deputies have agreed to let deported illegal immigrants refight their deportation cases and perhaps return permanently to the United States. The Wednesday agreement with the ACLU initially covers nine Mexicans who claim they were tricked into signing fast-track “voluntary return” deportation agreements after 2009. But the agreement also grants a legal precedent […]

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How Obama Caused ISIS | National Review Online

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The Syria policy of the Obama administration is the main reason for the growth of the Islamic State (or ISIS)  – and with it, for the current crisis in Iraq, and for a greatly increased danger of terrorism in Europe and America. Administration policy has fanned the rebellion in Syria and kept it going for […]

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Feds: Cost of Healthcare.gov Estimated $1.7 Billion | The Weekly Standard

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The federal government issued sixty contracts from 2009 to 2014 in efforts to build Healthcare.gov, the federal insurance marketplace. According to a report issued today by the inspector general (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the government had already paid out just under half a billion dollars by February 2014, five months after the […]

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Intelligence Chairman on ISIS: ‘They Are One Plane Ticket Away’ | CNS News

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(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Mike Rogers (R.-Mich.), the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” today that the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is “one plane ticket away from U.S. shores” and that terrorists carrying European passports could get into the United States without a visa. […]

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Should The U.S. Declare War On ISIS? – Matt Vespa

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If there’s one thing that will generate bipartisan consensus on the Hill, it’s that the United States needs to get serious about confronting the Islamic State (ISIS) militarily. The National Journal recently posted a piece by James Kitfield, a senior fellow at Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress, argued that it’s time […]

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Krauthammer Accuses Obama Of ‘Willful Blindness’ On Terrorism | The Daily Caller

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Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer rejected the notion that President Barack Obama was “taken by surprise” by the sudden surge of ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria, instead accusing him of “willful blindness” in the face of Islamic fundamentalism. After months (if not years) of dismissing the fundamentalist Muslim fighters in Iraq and Syria as “jayvee,” […]

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Joint Chiefs Chair: ‘Open Borders and Immigration Issues’ Make ISIL ‘Immediate Threat’ | CNS News

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(CNSNews.com) – Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a Pentagon press briefing yesterday that “because of open borders and immigration issues,” the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is an “immediate threat.” In the context of this ISIL threat, Dempsey said he had had conversations with […]

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GAO: Defense Department ‘Violated’ Two Laws in Bergdahl Prisoner Swap | CNS News

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The Government Accountability Office issued an opinion today that found the Obama Administration “violated” two laws when it ordered the transfer of five high profile Taliban commanders in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release from captivity. The GAO finding came at the request of several Republican senators on June 13, 2014. Released today, the report […]

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Contrast: David Cameron Suspends Vacation Over Foley Killing; Obama Heads Back To Vineyard – Christine Rousselle

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Yesterday, a video depicting the beheading of American journalist James Wright Foley was posted on YouTube. The jihadist in the video spoke with a London accent, prompting questions about whether the man was in fact a British national. In response to these questions, British Prime Minister David Cameron suspended his vacation and vowed to get […]

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No Curfew, No Peace: More Rioting in Ferguson | CNS News

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. Protesters filled the streets after nightfall Monday, and officers […]

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Governor Nixon sends the National Guard to Ferguson | Human Events

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Those with long historical memories can savor a bit of irony that the current governor of Missouri is named “Nixon,” and he’s sending in the National Guard to quell the riots in Ferguson.  Once upon a time, the “counter-culture” held the President of the United States accountable when the governor of a state called out […]

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Benghazi: When America Switched Sides In The War On Terror | The Daily Caller

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The Center for Security Policy’s Vice President for Research and Analysis, Clare Lopez, says in this exclusive video interview with The Daily Caller that very few have seemed to care that America switched sides in the global war on terror when President Obama deposed an erstwhile ally in the Middle East and provided weapons to […]

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A defiant Perry calls felony indictment a ‘farce’ | Texas Legislature | Ne…

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AUSTIN — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Saturday that the indictment against him was an “outrageous” abuse of power and vowed to fight it. “This indictment amounts to nothing more than abuse of power and I cannot and will not allow that to happen,” Perry said at a news conference on Saturday. Perry spoke a […]

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Photographer Deletes Obama Dancing Photo | The Daily Caller

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Two photographs of President Obama partying at a resort party while the town of Ferguson burns were deleted by the photographer who took them. Martha’s Vineyard-based photographer Elizabeth Cecil posted a shot of Obama dancing at a Vineyard party taking place during the race riots engulfing Ferguson, Mo., leading to social media outrage and at […]

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Police in Riot Gear Roll Out Military Equipment As Ferguson Erupts | CNS News

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel crowds who threw Molotov cocktails during another violent night on the streets of a St. Louis suburb in the wake of the shooting of the unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown. Hours earlier, the police chief had said race relations were the top […]

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New York judges to start hearing child-immigrant cases | New York Post

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WASHINGTON — Thousands of kids who crossed illegally into the United States will hit the jackpot Wednesday, when their expedited cases begin coming before New York City immigration judges — who are the most lenient in the country. The first judge assigned to the so-called “surge docket” is Frank Loprest, an Obama administration pick who […]

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Hillary Can’t Escape Obama’s Lousy Foreign Policy Record | The Daily Caller

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Try as she will, Hillary Clinton won’t be able to escape the taint of Barack Obama’s disastrous foreign policy. Or at least she shouldn’t be allowed to. As the world burns, the likely 2016 presidential contender is slowly but surely attempting to distance herself from the Obama administration’s lousy international record. “The failure to help […]

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Obama Sending Weapons to Kurds in Iraq | CNS News

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SYDNEY (AP) — The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said Monday. Previously, the U.S. had insisted on only selling arms to the Iraqi government in Baghdad, but the Kurdish peshmerga fighters had been losing ground […]

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Texas A&M Economists Show Cash For Clunkers Was Epic Debacle | The Daily Caller

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“Cash for Clunkers,” the 2009 Obama administration stimulus program designed to spend $2.85 billion to jumpstart the auto industry, turned out to be a complete disaster — for the auto industry. In the minds of Obama’s team of advisers and economists, the program made total sense, of course. The plan was to dangle a $4,500 credit […]

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Conservatives Are Greatest Threat To Nation, Obama Suggests | The Daily Caller

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Political conservatives are the greatest threat to the nation, President Barack Obama suggested in a kid-glove interview with the New York Times. “The president mused, the biggest threat to America — the only force that can really weaken us — is us,” said the interviewer, Thomas Friedman. “Our politics are dysfunctional… societies don’t work if […]

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Obama: ‘I’m Bound by the Constitution’ | CNS News

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(CNSNews.com) – “[T]he American people don’t want me just standing around twiddling my thumbs and waiting for Congress to get something done,” President Obama said on Wednesday. But even as he takes unilateral action, “I’m bound by the Constitution,” he said. Obama was responding to a reporter who asked him if a dysfunctional Congress gives […]

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President Obama’s New Poll Numbers Eerily Similar To Bush’s Before 2006 Wipeout – Matt Vespa

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The recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll surely doesn’t bode well for the Obama administration, which promised hope and change on a platter back in 2008. Seventy-one percent of Americans feels that the country is going in the wrong direction. President Obama’s job approval has dropped to 40 percent–and only 42 percent approve of how […]

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August primaries: a good night for incumbents | Human Events

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The most interesting feature of the 2014 primary season is spotlighted in this line from Fox News‘ primary-night roundup: “Despite Congress’ abysmal approval ratings, only three incumbents have lost this election cycle — [Michigan Rep. Kerry] Bentivolio and fellow Republican Reps. Eric Cantor of Virginia and Ralph Hall of Texas.” That’s remarkable given the “voters hate […]

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Doctors Begin To Refuse Obamacare Patients | The Daily Caller

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Obamacare plans have shrunk payments to physicians so much that some doctors say they won’t be able to afford to accept Obamacare coverage, NPR reports. Many of the eight million sign-ups in Obamacare exchanges nationwide already face more limited choices for physicians and hospitals than those in the private insurance market. But with low physician reimbursement […]

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$7,060,259,674,497.51–Federal Debt Up $7 Trillion Under Obama | CNS News

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(CNSNews.com) – The total federal debt of the U.S. government has now increased more than $7 trillion during the slightly more than five and a half years Barack Obama has been president. That is more than the debt increased under all U.S. presidents from George Washington through Bill Clinton combined, and it is more debt […]

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Carson takes major steps toward a 2016 White House bid | Fox News

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Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and conservative sensation, is taking a couple of major steps toward a 2016 presidential bid, forming a political action committee and selecting a campaign chairman for a potential White House run. The 62-year-old Carson made the announcement Friday after two days of meetings in Florida, as reported first by […]

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Feds Fly Unaccompanied Minors to Alaska

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HOUSTON, Texas–As unaccompanied minors continue to illegally cross the Texas-Mexico border, President Obama’s Health and Human Services (HHS) has been quietly releasing them onto U.S. soil. A total of 30,340 unaccompanied minors have already been released from federal custody and placed into foster homes, according to HHS’ Office of Refugee and Resettlement (ORR). While many migrants have been released […]

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Border security is national security | Human Events

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Lawlessness is a contagion.  It tends to grow worse over time, unless strong efforts are made to restore order.  This is easy to demonstrate in almost any environment.  Rarely will you find an otherwise orderly setting in which only one important law is treated cavalierly.  Military authorities have long understood this principle, making an effort to enforce […]

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Sessions: ‘We Cannot Allow Executive Orders to…Eradicate Plain Law’ | CNS News

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(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) took to the Senate floor Wednesday to blast the president’s reported plan to use his executive authority to provide amnesty to illegal immigrants by scaling back deportations and granting them work permits, saying Congress must not allow the president use executive actions that eradicate “plain law.” “This Congress needs […]

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MSNBC Host: Obama’s Amnesty Could Doom Democrats | The Daily Caller

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Hard-left MSNBC host Ed Schulz is worried that Democrats will be hammered by voters if President Barack Obama uses his executive authority to distribute work-permits to millions of illegal immigrants. “Hold the phone — this would be a mistake if the president were to do this,” Schultz told his audience July 29. “Politically, there is […]

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Non-Border State Governors Demanding Answers From Obama on Illegal Immigrant Crisis – Katie Pavlich

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The illegal immigration crisis on the border is showing no signs of stopping and the problem has spread well beyond states sitting side-by-side with Mexico. The Obama administration has been shipping unaccompanied minors to family members living illegally in the United States for months. Illegal aliens under the age of 18 have been shipped to […]

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Lois Lerner’s Hard Drive Was ‘Scratched’ | The Daily Caller

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Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer hard drive was “scratched” and the data on it was still recoverable. But the IRS did not try to recover the data from Lerner’s hard drive, despite recommendations from in-house IRS IT experts to outsource the recovery project. The hard drive was then “shredded,” according to a court filing the […]

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Bob Costa: ‘Don’t rule out Romney’ for 2016 | The Daily Caller

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One of the best-sourced reporters in Washington says you shouldn’t rule out Mitt Romney to make a third run for the presidency in 2016. During an interview Monday on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, the Washington Post’s Bob Costa said the Republican Party might end up turning to Romney. “Romney, I think, leaves it on the […]

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IRS Reports New Round of Computer Crashes | The Daily Caller

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IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane said in transcribed congressional testimony that more IRS officials experienced computer crashes, bringing the total number of crash victims to “less than 20,” and also said that the agency does not know if the lost emails are still backed up somewhere. The new round of computer crash victims […]

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