Obama scores terrible marks for his handling of yet another major crisis

30 Jul 2014, 3:45 pm

Becket Adams A majority of U.S. voters say they disapprove of the way President Obama is handling the growing conflict between Israel and Hamas, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. The survey, which was conducted from July 23-27 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentag

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"...inconsistent with the UN’s neutrality"

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Ken Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, claims that terrorist attacks and abductions are not a "rights violation" so long as they only target soldiers.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has the support of a New York-based sex shop, whose owners insist she is a “valid candidate.” Gerrie Blum and Mitch Kessler, the owners of ASWGT, Inc., or Adam and Gillian’s Sensual Whips and Toys, donated $40 to Davis’s campaig

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The American Spectator

Israel Isn't Alone in Disliking Kerry's Ceasefire Proposal

Lucy Schouten tells us that Israel did not like Secretary of State John Kerry’s ceasefire proposal and made no secret of their displeasure. Well, no kidding. By my count, there have been at least five ceasefires all of which Hamas has broken. The difference between the other negotiated ceasef

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30 Jul 2014, 10:17 am

Over at NRO this morning is a lengthy, clear-as-a-bell article by Andrew McCarthy on impeachment. A few weeks back in this space I reviewed Andy’s superb book Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment.  Amidst a flurry of controversy, with Democrats t
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The Federalist

The ‘Myths’ Of Gaza

Are "Jewish leaders" misleading the public about the conflict? Hardly.

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The Washington Free Beacon

Head of Human Rights Watch Endorses Terror Attacks on Israel

Ken Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, claims that terrorist attacks and abductions are not a "rights violation" so long as they only target soldiers.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has the support of a New York-based sex shop, whose owners insist she is a “valid candidate.” Gerrie Blum and Mitch Kessler, the owners of ASWGT, Inc., or Adam and Gillian’s Sensual Whips and Toys, donated $40 to Davis’s campaig


30 Jul 2014, 2:30 pm

Big Government

Sex Abuse Survivors Tell Entertainment Industry to Disown Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski, the famed director who admitted to sexually abusing a child in 1977, is about to be honored by the entertainment industry. Again. Polanski earned a standing ovation when he won a Best Director Oscar back in 2003. This time, he's due to receive an honor during next month's Locarno F

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Palo Alto, California, home to prestigious Stanford University, has distinguished itself again by being named America’s snobbiest small city. According to the real estate website Movoto, Palo Alto residents “are proud of where they live and aren’t afraid to brag about it if it co
A July 28 Pew Research survey shows Democrats are almost equally divided on whether to blame Israel or Hamas for the "current violence." According to Pew, "29 percent [of Democrats] say Hamas is more responsible; 26 [percent] say Israel." A solid "majority of Republicans (60 percent)" blame Hamas
If the House’s supplemental border bill were to make it to President Obama’s desk, Obama senior advisors would urge him to veto it.  In a statement of administration policy, the Office of Management and Budget said it “strongly opposes House passage of H.R. 5230,” char

American Thinker

More Than a Republican

There's another Senate race in Tennessee that deserves some scrutiny.

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Mr. Obama’s appalling joke-telling immediately after comments on deeply-serious events has disconcerted almost everyone on the right and growing numbers in the liberal media and the left. 

Heritage Foundation

Cartoon: Democrats on Impeachment Talk

Is Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., really that outraged about the supposed impeachment chatter? >>> If Conservatives Try to Impeach Obama, He’ll Have the Last... Read More The post Cartoon: Democrats on Impeachment Talk appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Townhall.com

Drugs Vs. Religion

We still reap what we sow.

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?Do not eat or drink in front of Muslims, and learn more about their religion.
?Hamas wants to kill as many Israeli civilians as possible. It’s been doing all it can to achieve that objective, for example launching missiles at Israel’s international airport and constructing tunnels to infiltrate terrorists into Israeli communities for the purpose of slaughtering an
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The Corner

The Medicare and Social Security Trustees Report Is Out: Things Aren't Looking Up

The Medicare and Social Security Trustees Report came out this week, and the main story is mostly that the reported improvements to Medicare aren’t likely to materialize and Medicare and Social Security are still insolvent — in other words, without reforms, these programs simp

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Senate lawmakers made a mistake on a piece of critical legislation. No, it’s not about Obamacare. “The Senate-passed highway bill contains a critical error, and is not fully offset through December 19,” Michael Steel, spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio),
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Red State

Venezuela demonstrates the nadir of American power

It should have been a pretty straightforward case. Retired Venezeulan general Hugo Carvajal, who was a close confidant of the late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez and head of Venezuela’s intelligence service, was indicted in Miami on federal charges of drug trafficking. Via the Wall Street Jo

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A U.N. school in Gaza was recently hit by some Israeli shells. It appears to be the result of the IDF aiming for some Hamas forces nearby. Unsurprisingly, the White House was among the first in line to condemn Israel for this. An Associated Press release reports: The White House condemned the shell
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