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House Authorizes Boehner to Sue Obama for Taking Actions Boehner Plans to Fund

Thursday, July 31, 2014
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted 225-201 on Wednesday evening to authorize Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) to sue President Barack Obama and other administration officials for taking actions implementing the Affordable Care Act that do not follow the language of the law but that the Republican-led House nonetheless has not previously voted to defund and now intends to continue funding. ... CNSNews.com

Gaza toll soars as Israel 'days' from completing tunnel hunt

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Israel pressed ahead with its Gaza offensive saying it was days from achieving its core goal of destroying all Islamist guerrilla cross-border attack tunnels, but a soaring Palestinian civilian toll has triggered international alarm. ... Reuters.com

Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

Thursday, July 31, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters. ... TownHall.com

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Conservative Thought

WaPo Blogger Undercuts His Own Case against Halbig

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Greg Sargent’s dip into Obamacare’s legislative history yields results opposite to those he claims. ... NationalReview.com

The Loophole is Obama

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
It's been reported everywhere --The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fox News -- that the William Wilberforce Sex Trafficking Act requires that any non-Mexican children who show up on our border be admitted and given a hearing. (New York Times, July 7, 2014: "Immigrant Surge Rooted in Law to Curb Child Trafficking.") ... TownHall.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Foreign aid that sustains the shaky Kabul government could dry up as U.S. and allied forces withdraw from Afghanistan, putting at risk the gains of 13 years of war, a government watchdog agency warned Tuesday. ... Military.com

North Korea

North Korea Denies Secret Arms Deal With Hamas

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The government of North Korea has denied that it is secretly negotiating to provide arms to Hamas in its conflict with Israel. According to London's Telegraph newspaper, the Palestinian terrorist group, working through a Lebanese middleman, has offered hundreds of thousands of dollars to North Korea to purchase missiles and communications equipment to continue its warfare with Israel's IDF. ... TheNewAmerican.com

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Behrooz Sarshar has clear hopes for his native Iran: “We want to be free, independent, and a good friend for America and the West. This is what we want." ... FoxNews.com

Gaza

On the Scene: In Gaza, Darkness Brings Dread and Death

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
By day, except for the high hum of surveillance drones or bursts of bombs and artillery fire, parts of the Gaza Strip seem unnaturally quiet. ... VOANews.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
An Israeli four-hour cease-fire for parts of Gaza ended Wednesday, during which Gaza militants fired 27 rockets at Israel, and Palestinians claimed a strike hit a crowded market. ... FoxNews.com

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Israel's military called up an additional 16,000 additional reservists, taking their total to 86,000, as military operations in the Gaza Strip continue, an army spokeswoman said Thursday. ... VOANews.com

Benghazi

Family members of Benghazi victims confident House probe will produce truth

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Family members of the four Americans who died in the 2012 Benghazi attack told Fox News Wednesday that after meeting with members of the House committee probing the attack, they have never been more confident that investigators will get to the truth. ... FoxNews.com

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Continued fighting between rival militia factions in Libya has prompted several countries to evacuate workers and urge nationals to leave the country. ... VOANews.com

Ukraine

Democrats join growing group of lawmakers calling for military aid to Ukraine

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Democrats are joining a growing group of lawmakers calling on the Obama administration to give Ukraine military weapons to fight Russian-backed separatists in the country. ... FoxNews.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: The United Nations is putting new momentum behind the radical green effort to reduce global carbon emissions and drastically reshape the world’s economy — a campaign that is wobbling badly due to international defections and the huge cost of cutting back economic growth in the name of controlling “climate change.” ... FoxNews.com

EPA

Republican report alleges ‘billionaire’s club’ funding environmental causes through ‘shady’ network

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
An “elite” group of liberal “millionaires and billionaires” is pumping money into an elaborate network of environmental groups to influence EPA policies, even using “shady” donations from a foreign company to fund their efforts, according to a lengthy report by Senate Republicans. ... FoxNews.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The House on Wednesday approved a highly contentious lawsuit against President Obama over his alleged abuse of executive power, teeing up an election-year legal battle sure to spill onto the midterm campaign trail. ... FoxNews.com

IRS

Emails show ex-IRS official Lerner using derogatory terms for Republicans

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
House Republicans have dug up emails from Lois Lerner in which the former IRS official refers to some in the Republican Party as “---holes” and "crazies" – an exchange they say shows her “animus” toward conservatives. ... FoxNews.com

Emails reveal ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s disdain for conservative ‘crazies’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Lois G. Lerner, the former Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the tea party targeting scandal, expressed contempt for conservatives and called them “a—holes” in newly discovered emails, fueling a drive by House Republicans for a special counsel to investigate the tax agency. ... WashingtonTimes.com

Thursday, July 31, 2014
The House approved a $17 billion package Wednesday aimed at fixing the scandal-scarred Department of Veterans Affairs, boosting the chances that Congress can finalize the bipartisan legislation before lawmakers leave for the August recess. ... FoxNews.com

Ebola Virus

Ebola: UK border staff 'unprepared' says union leader

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Border, immigration and customs staff feel unprepared to deal with people coming to the UK with possible cases of the Ebola virus, a union leader says. ... BBC.co.uk

U.S. Peace Corps volunteers exposed to Ebola

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Two Peace Corps volunteers in Liberia have been isolated for exposure to the Ebola virus, CBS News has learned. ... CBSNews.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
A failure of management by the Obama administration led to the disastrous rollout of the ObamaCare website and has caused the government to incur tens of millions in additional costs, according to a congressional watchdog report released Wednesday. ... FoxNews.com

Border Patrol

EXCLUSIVE: Report reveals ‘disturbing trend’ of brazen attacks against border security by gangs, drug and human traffickers

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: A game warden hit in the head with a rock while trying to seize a raft. Police officers wounded in an hours-long standoff with a gang member wanted for murder. Criminals spewing obscenities and death threats at local cops before asking for – and receiving – medical treatment. ... FoxNews.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The language of the legislation that House GOP leadership will offer a vote on to win over conservatives on a border crisis bill contains significant differences from language Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced a couple weeks ago. ... Breitbart.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee protested in a letter to President Obama that no one in his state government had received notice that 760 of the estimated 50,000 unaccompanied minors who have entered the country illegally in the past several months have been sent to the Volunteer State. ... TheNewAmerican.com

Surveillance

The Intercept Publishes Government Plan to Spy on You

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Intercept has published a 166-page manual of how the federal government puts people on the “no-fly list” and monitors American citizens. Obtained from whistleblower Edward Snowden, the information on the Glenn Greenwald-founded website revealed that the Obama administration has lowered the legal threshold for warrantless government surveillance of American citizens. ... TheNewAmerican.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
(Washington, DC)—Judicial Watch announced today the release of more than 200 conflict-of-interest reviews by State Department ethics advisers of proposed Bill Clinton speaking and consulting engagements during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. The documents were obtained as result of a federal court order in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the State Department on May 28, 2013 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-00772)). The lawsuit is ongoing. ... JudicialWatch.org

President Obama

CURL: Come election time, Obama suddenly talks jobs — and God

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
You can always tell when it’s election time: President Obama suddenly starts talking about the economy, and, weirdly, God. ... WashingtonTimes.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
In the last two years, the Obama administration has published hundreds of new regulations that are technically illegal because they were not reported to Congress as required under law, a new analysis has found. ... NewsMax.com

Religion

Scientist claims California university fired him over creationist beliefs

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
A California university says it is investigating religious discrimination allegations made by a prominent scientist and former employee who claims he was fired for his creationist beliefs. ... FoxNews.com

Can We Protect Religious Freedom Abroad?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
President Obama’s nominee to a key State Department position signals a step in the right direction. ... NationalReview.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
RUSH: I want to clarify this impeachment business because Snerdley's exactly right: "Rush, the proof of what you say is how the media's already dealing with you." And he's exactly right. I have never come out for impeachment, and yet I have. I have never made a call for impeachment. I've never demanded the House Republicans get going on this. And yet I am part of the conservative talk radio faction leading the charge against a tyrant president. I haven't said a word about it. This is exactly what the media is gonna be doing with everybody. ... RushLimbaugh.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
RUSH: Yesterday on this program, ladies and gentlemen, I happened to remark on something I saw on CNN. CNN reported with a graphic... I didn't have the sound on, but I didn't need the sound on. It was CNN. I knew what they were gonna say soon as I saw the graphic. Now, as you know Obama has been practically begging the Republicans to impeach him. ... RushLimbaugh.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
RUSH: I have been intending to talk about this Ebola breakout for a couple of days. I did mention it in a passing fashion each of the past two days, but it has now escaped its three origin countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone -- and what's the third one? Nigeria. No. No, no. It's Sierra Leone, Guinea, and there's one other tiny little African country. It was the largest outbreak ever, but doctors have come down with the disease and died, doctors wearing full hazmat gear have contracted the disease and died. ... RushLimbaugh.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
RUSH: Okay. Ladies and gentlemen, I have just been convinced. I already was. Let me put it that way. I have just had the exclamation point attached to my being convinced that the Obama administration has chosen sides, and the side they've chosen is Hamas. ... RushLimbaugh.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
RUSH: By the way, Dave Camp, who is the Ways and Means Committee chairman, House of Representatives, wrote a letter to the Attorney General Eric Holder today because a newly discovered e-mail exchange from Lois Lerner's official IRS e-mail account directly demonstrates her deep animus toward conservatives, which she referred to as -- I can't say the word -- she referred to conservatives in this e-mail as... it's a bodily orifice where one eliminates waste. Now, ladies and gentlemen, you -- (interruption) Clymer. Exactly right. George W. Bush called Adam Clymer a bodily orifice. ... RushLimbaugh.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
RUSH: Oh, by the way, did you see Obama's reaction to Boehner's lawsuit today? Obama's out there (imitating Obama), "You know what? You know what? We just need to stop the hatin'. It's time to stop the hate." What is this, high school? It is. We need to stop the hating? Meaning, the only thing driving the lawsuit against Obama is the Republicans' hatred for him. (interruption) He does. He knows his audience. The low-information. ... RushLimbaugh.com

The Terror War

Watchdog: U.S. may be funding Afghan terrorists through dubious business ties

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The U.S. could be funding the very terrorists in Afghanistan it is fighting because of an Army oversight process that’s so bad it’s not weeding out businesses connected to insurgents, a top watchdog warned Wednesday. ... WashingtonTimes.com

Thursday, July 31, 2014
A labor dispute at the Port of Vancouver, Wash., that has locked out longshore union members for more than a year appears to have taken an aggressive and disturbing turn, with accusations of menacing confrontations and violent threats. ... FoxNews.com

Other Headlines

Family of murdered Marine blasts 7-year sentence in letter to Gen. Amos, feels 'abandoned'

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Relatives of a murdered U.S. Marine have written a scathing letter to the Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos, blasting the seven-year sentence given to the juvenile shooter. ... FoxNews.com

Quotes of the day

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
House Republicans on Wednesday voted to authorize a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for his use of executive actions as both parties attempt to utilize the suit to motivate voters ahead of the midterm elections. ... HotAir.com

Congressman Massie: There Will Be ‘Anger, Frustration and Embarrassment’ When Redacted Pages of 9/11 Report Come Out

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) is one of a number of lawmakers urging the government to declassify 28 redacted pages of a report investigating the attacks of September 11, 2001. ... TheBlaze.com

Troops Told to Refrain from Eating, Drinking in Front of Muslims

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Do not eat or drink in front of Muslims, and learn more about their religion. ... TownHall.com

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