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WESTERN JOURNALISM – Here’s The Surprising News About Missing MH370 That Just Made Passenger Families Break Down -01/29
More than 10 months after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished — after an exhaustive search in which 25 countries participated with equipment, supplies and financial support — Malaysian authorities have issued an official statement about the fate of the missing airliner. The country’s Department of Civil Aviation says the disappearance of the Boeing 777 was an “accident,” all 239 people aboard MH370 are presumed dead, and the search for survivors has been called off.
NEWSMAX – Kerik, Harvey: Obama ‘In Denial’ on Iran, Taliban, Islamic Terror -01/29
White House’s characterization Wednesday of the Taliban as an “armed insurgency” rather radical Islamic terrorists is another example of the Obama administration’s failure to grasp the gravity of the situation, retired Army Col. Derek Harvey said Thursday on Newsmax TV’s“America’s Forum.” “It is very dangerous because it continues to show that there’s intellectual dishonesty by the administration,” said Harvey, who was joined by former New York Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik to discuss the Obama administration’s paralysis in dealing with terror groups.”They refuse to define the threat and importantly, it seems that they don’t understand the threat. Words do matter.
The Hill – GOP moves to oust budget ref - 01/28
Republicans on the Budget Committee are interviewing candidates to replace Douglas Elmendorf as head of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), according to four people with direct knowledge of the process. While GOP leaders haven’t publicly confirmed the plan to boot Elmendorf from the nonpartisan office, Republicans have approached several potential candidates about stepping in, sources say. They also say the search is moving toward an end and that Republicans already have a short list of candidates.
NEWSMAX – Koch Brothers Budget $889 Million for 2016 -01/27
Freedom Partners, the political operation run by the Koch brothers, has budgeted $889 million for its political activities in the 2016 election, donors were told at the group’s meeting in California over the weekend. The Washington Post reports that the move is part of a strategy to build on its 2014 victories that may include getting involved in the Republican primaries. The Koch-backed group’s budget would rival the $1 billion that each of the two major parties expects to spend on 2016, making it a significant political force.
- CONSERVATIVE BYTE – Bergdahl To Be Charged With Desertion - 01/27
Obama will most certainly pardon him to avoid the embarrassment. Check it out: Seven months after the military began an investigation into the disappearance of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and his capture by the Taliban, which held him for five years, a new report indicates Army officials have determined Bergdahl — for whom the administration traded five top Gitmo-held terrorists — will be charged as a deserter.
THE HILL – ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT 01/26
Bid to end Keystone debate fails – The Senate on Monday failed to end debate on legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, making it likely that a final vote on the measure won’t take place until next week. In a 53-39 vote, the Senate fell six votes short of the 60 needed to end debate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) switched his vote from yes to no, a procedural move that allows him to bring up the motion again.
THE HILL – ‘Historic’ Northeast blizzard brings House to a halt -01/26
The House has canceled votes for Monday evening due to the snowstorm that is set to slam the Northeast. Originally, the House was to consider six bills to combat human trafficking, but with the National Weather Service issuing blizzard warnings from coastal New Jersey to Maine, lawmakers were having trouble making it back to Washington.Republicans are also delaying a vote on a controversial border security bill that had been scheduled for Wednesday. The bill, which is no longer on this week’s schedule, would require the Department of Homeland Security to prevent all illegal crossings into the United States within five years.
DAILY SIGNAL – Union Membership Rate Falls to 100-Year Low – 01/26
New information from the federal government suggests workers’ interest in unions continues to fall, with union membership reaching its lowest rate in 100 years. According to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics today, the union membership rate fell to 11.1 percent, with just 14.6 million wage and salaried workers maintaining membership. In 2013, the union membership rate was 0.2 percentage points higher, at 11.3 percent. The rate of union membership has been on a steady decline over the past three decades. It grew slightly from 12.1 percent in 2007 to 12.4 percent in 2008. During President Obama’s first year in office, however, it fell once more.
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These three, short sentences tell you a lot about the direction of our current government and cultural environment:1. We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works. And here’s another one worth considering…2. Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money. But we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money! What’s interesting is the first group“w orked for” their money, but the second didn’t. Think about it…..and Last but not least:3. Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens.
NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF A SAFE AMERICA – OBAMA DOES NOT HAVE OUR NATION’S DEFENSE AS ONE OF HIS FIRST CONCERNS!
THE HILL OVERNIGHT: DEFENSE
Senate lawmakers and top US military officers on Wednesday issued dire warnings about what would happen if the Defense Department were hit with more budget cuts. “If we in Congress do not act, sequestration will return in full in fiscal year 2016, setting our military on a far more dangerous course,” Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) said. The chiefs of the four military branches gave a somber accounting of the impact sequester has already had on their members before McCain’s committee.
“We are now the smallest Air Force we’ve ever been,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh. “We don’t have a bench to go to.” Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert said the nation’s fleet of ships is the smallest it’s been since World War I. “We do not want to return to the days of a hollow Army,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told the Armed Services panel, citing the 1970s.
The hearing comes days before the Obama administration releases its fiscal 2016 Defense Department budget request. The administration is expected to unveil a base Defense budget of $534 billion when it sends its 2016 spending roadmap to Congress, a figure that goes over federal caps by $35 billion and could trigger mandatory cuts.
Despite the dark predictions, few solutions were offered. Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) told the chiefs that there “has to be a comprehensive solution to this issue, because it will affect you in so many different ways.” Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said the “sequester is like invading Brazil after Pearl Harbor — it’s a vigorous reaction, but it’s the wrong target.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) blamed the White House for not coming up with a solution to override the budget device, but pointed a finger at his colleagues as well. “I don’t mean to just beat on the president — this applies to us, too. We’re the ones who created this mess,” he said.
Obama taking credit increased oil production – federal land production is down 6% all the positive is from Private lands.
While taking credit for increased oil production, Obama is doing anything he can to shut it down. Check out this anti-drilling video filmed on Air Force One! Hypocrisy? Nah…http://allenbwest.com/…/obama-video-alaska-drilling-filmed…/
From Congressional REsearch:
Oil production has fluctuated on federal lands over the past five fiscal years but has increased dramatically on nonfederal lands. Non-federal crude oil production has been rapidly increasing in the past few years partly due to favorable geology and the relative ease of leasing from private parties, rising by 2.1 million barrels per day (mbd) between FY2009-FY2013, causing the federal share of total U.S. crude oil production to fall by nearly 11%.
The latest encroachment on our privacy and daily actions comes in the form of what is being called “smart grid” technology.
Your home appliances will soon be remotely controlled by the government
(NaturalNews) Increasingly, our freedom and autonomy are threatened by those who seek to monitor and control every aspect of our daily lives. George Orwell’s “Big Brother” from the novel 1984 is a pale threat in comparison to the dystopian reality our leaders which have created for us since that book was published more than six decades ago.
Orwell clearly foresaw a future in which the state watches over and micromanages the lives of its subjects, but even he could scarcely have imagined the degree of surveillance and control that technology would make possible.
I also believe that he hoped we would avoid allowing this to happen — it seems clear that the book was designed as a warning, as were many others that were published in the 20th century. Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and Huxley’s Brave New World are just two famous examples that come to mind.
One of the problems is that our freedoms are taken away incrementally, in small units and in the name of “national security” or “technological progress” — we don’t see the cumulative effect until it’s too late to do anything about it.
The latest encroachment on our privacy and daily actions comes in the form of what is being called “smart grid” technology.
UK utility company Northern Powergrid Holdings Co. (which is owned by mega-billionaire Warren Buffett) is cooperating with Siemens AG towards a planned test of a smart grid which will be able, according to Bloomberg.com, “to control when consumer appliances will be used in the home.
“Being able to better manage when electricity flows allows utilities to lower consumer costs by reducing the need for new equipment, and to better handle surges and gaps from intermittent sources such as wind and solar. The pilot program, known as the Customer-Led Network Revolution, involves just 12,000 households in the U.K. and is one of only a few such projects being tested worldwide.”
Do you think Jarret’s Iranian birth, Her parents living in Iran, or the Muslim upbringing of Hussein Obama, his Madrasa education or their extensive Muslim Brotherhood affiliations have any bearing on tier decisions?.
VALERIE JARRETT CORNERED – HOW DOES RELEASING GITMO PRISONERS MAKE AMERICANS SAFER?
Valerie Jarrett employs the tactic of claiming to base an entire policy upon the exceptions to the rule in arguing against recognizing Islamic terrorism as the real threat America faces. She mentions the rarity, a Sikh Temple and the Holocaust Museum terrorist acts as examples of why the regime is pretending that Islamic terror is not the threat that it is. No one asks if the regime’s position has anything to do with her Iranian birth or the Muslim upbringing of Hussein Obama, his Madrasa education or their extensive Muslim Brotherhood affiliation.
Tony Perkins – WASHINGTON UPDATE
John Adams famously quipped that, “Facts are stubborn things.” If only the media’s so-called “fact checkers” wouldn’t be so stubbornly biased, the facts might just get a fair hearing. After the House passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7) last week, TheWashington Post fact checked Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), giving her 3 undeserved “Pinocchios,” for saying: “The president’s health-care law authorized massive subsidies to assist millions of Americans to purchase private health plans that will cover abortion on demand… hard-earned taxpayer dollars are now being used to pay for elective abortions.”
FRC wrote last year about the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report which revealed that taxpayer-funded subsidies helped pay for 1,036 ObamaCare plans which cover abortion on demand. Even The Washington Post conceded much of Rep. Foxx’s claim when they wrote, “abortion charges would range from 0.2 percent to 0.65 percent of an enrollee’s monthly bill.” The issue isn’t how much, but whether taxpayer subsidized plans cover elective abortion at all.
ObamaCare violates the principles of the Hyde Amendment by subsidizing insurance plans that cover abortion. Since ObamaCare appropriated funds directly to health plans, the money is not subject to the Hyde Amendment. As to the ObamaCare shell game in which people pay an abortion surcharge which is supposed to be “separate” from federal funds, GAO found that insurers were not complying with the separate billing requirements. Even worse, the HHS proposed regulations in November on the “separate payment” but are only about how to bill it separately, not keep the money separate. Regardless, even if insurers did keep the abortion fees separate from federal funds, ObamaCare is still paying people to purchase plans with elective abortion coverage, which is the objection Rep. Foxx made in the first place.
The Post’s Fact Checker needs to get its facts straight. Rep. Virginia Foxx and pro-lifers were right to pass H.R. 7.
Obama’s Massive Land Grab Has Alaska Furious: ‘We Will Fight Back’ -
Obama is asking Congress to designate 12 million acres of ANWR as a “wilderness” to keep it off-limits to development, despite widespread Native Alaskan support for drilling in the area. ANWR’s coastal plain alone is estimated to hold 28 billion barrels of oil.
“Designating vast areas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as Wilderness reflects the significance this landscape holds for America and its wildlife,” said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell.
The Obama administration argues that making ANWR off-limits to development will help protect the region’s wildlife and natural beauty. Obama is also considering ways to prevent new oil production at the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Environmentalists have long campaigned to hinder oil production in Alaska.
Americans of all income levels would benefit from faster economic growth that raises wages. Unfortunately, wages are being held back by the very policies supported by those criticizing slow wage growth. Liberals across the country supported the misnamed Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). The law’s mandates have made health coverage more expensive for both individuals and businesses. However, it has not made those businesses any more profitable, or their workers any more productive.
Economic theory predicts that when benefit costs rise, employers cut wages. Empirical research confirms this prediction. Ironically, some of the most rigorous evidence for offsetting wage cuts comes from Jonathan Gruber, the Obamacare architect who boasted the health law takes advantage of Americans’ “stupidity.”
As of Jan. 1, Obamacare requires employers to pay a stiff penalty for each full-time worker they do not offer expensive “qualifying” health coverage to. They owe no penalty for part-time employees without such coverage. This gives many businesses a strong incentive to cut hours below 30 a week — cutting their workers’ take home pay in the process.
Fortunately, workers’ living standards have jumped recently — for reasons most liberals oppose. New “fracking” technology now allows entrepreneurs to extract oil from previously inaccessible shale formations. And America has a lot of shale oil. As a result, domestic energy production has surged. North Dakota alone now produces 1.2 million barrels of oil a day.
Fracking has created tens of thousands of good jobs. It has also reduced global energy prices. Gas prices have fallen by more than $1.25 a gallon since July. These lower energy prices will boost household spending power by $900 a year.
All this has happened over the objections of a lot of those complaining about low wages. Many liberals want to curtail fracking. Gov. Andrew Cuomo just banned it in New York state. Major unions have called for moratoriums on fracking. Yet energy entrepreneurs have done far more to boost the middle class than the health care overhaul liberals championed.
Originally appeared in USA Today.
February 3, 2015
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