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Illegal immigrants protest outside White House, with little fear of repercussions

Monday, July 28, 2014
Illegal immigrant demonstrators were protesting outside the White House on Monday – but don’t expect America’s immigration officers to intervene. ... FoxNews.com

Israel intensifies Gaza attacks after Netanyahu warning

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Gaza has seen one of its heaviest nights of bombardment in three weeks, after Israel's prime minister warned of a long conflict ahead. ... BBC.co.uk

Report: Christianity in Middle East 'Shadow of Its Former Self'

Monday, July 28, 2014
More members of religious communities around the world were forced to flee their homes last year than at any time in recent memory, the United States said on Monday, in its annual report on religious freedom. ... NewsMax.com

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Conservative Thought

Please Stop Helping Us

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
While reading the first chapter of Jason Riley's new book, "Please Stop Helping Us," I thought about Will Rogers' Prohibition-era observation that "Oklahomans vote dry as long as they can stagger to the polls." Demonstrative of similar dedication, one member of Congress told Vanderbilt University political scientist Carol Swain that "one of the advantages and disadvantages of representing blacks is their shameless loyalty. ... You can almost get away with raping babies and be forgiven. You don't have any vigilance about your performance." ... CNSNews.com

Winning a Lose/Lose War

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
How to lose battles and gain sympathizers. ... NationalReview.com

Halbig Is an Opportunity for Supreme Court to Rededicate Itself to Rule of Law

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
True, the Halbig case, if it makes its way to the Supreme Court, will present an opportunity for Chief Justice John Roberts to redeem himself from his abominably activist salvation of Obamacare. But more important, it will be an opportunity for the high court to reaffirm this nation's commitment to the rule of law. ... CNSNews.com

Cease the Cease-Fires

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Many years ago, on my first trip around the world, I was struck by how the children in the Middle East -- Arab and Israeli alike -- were among the nicest looking little children I had seen anywhere. ... TownHall.com

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Afghan officials said a suicide bomber has killed a cousin of President Hamid Karzai in the southern province of Kandahar. ... VOANews.com

North Korea

UN Sanctions Operator of North Korean Ship Caught Smuggling Arms

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The United Nations imposed sanctions on the operator of a North Korean ship seized last year by Panama while trying to smuggle arms from Cuba. ... VOANews.com

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Police obtain warrants for Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar after one posts photos of other posing with severed heads. ... AlJazeera.com

Israel

Israel Targets Hamas-Controlled Sites, Warns of 'Protracted Campaign'

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country needed to be prepared for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave, squashing any hopes of a swift end to 22 days of fighting. ... VOANews.com

Fighting intensifies in Gaza as Israel warns of lengthy campaign

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Gaza (CNN) -- Three weeks into the Gaza conflict, fighting is intensifying, the death toll is climbing and Israel has warned its citizens to be ready for a prolonged battle. ... CNN.com

Israel hits Gaza with heaviest bombardment yet

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli tank shells hit a fuel tank of the Gaza Strip's only power plant on Tuesday, forcing the plant to shut down, a spokesman for Gaza's electricity distribution company said. A huge cloud of black smoke rose over the coastal city. ... CBSNews.com

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
LAHORE, Pakistan – A Pakistani mob burned down several homes belonging to the minority Ahmadi sect in the country's east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters in riots following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook, police said Monday. ... FoxNews.com

Putin

Double blow for Putin as Ukraine rebels suffer setbacks, West prepares to levy more sanctions

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine have reportedly suffered their biggest battlefield setbacks in months as the U.S. and European countries prepared to levy more sanctions against Moscow later this week. ... FoxNews.com

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The United States accused Russia of violating a historic nuclear test ban treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile. ... VOANews.com

Ukraine

19 Killed in Fierce Fighting Around Ukraine Crash Site

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine killed at least 19 civilians, local officials said on Tuesday, as Kyiv pressed an offensive to close in on the separatists. ... VOANews.com

Where Ukraine's separatists get their weapons

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
On the last day of May, a surface-to-air rocket was signed out of a military base near Moscow where it had been stored for more than 20 years. ... Reuters.com

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations imposed sanctions on the North Korean shipping company that operates a ship seized by Panama in July 2013 for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba ordered all countries to freeze its assets. ... FoxNews.com

Same-Sex Marriage

Bush-and-Obama-Appointed Judge: It's 'Dubious Proposition That Same-Sex Couples are Less Capable Parents'

Monday, July 28, 2014
U.S. Appeals Court Judge Henry F. Floyd--who was nominated to the federal bench by both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama and who was confirmed to the appeals court by a bipartisan 96-0 vote in the U.S. Senate--said in an opinion issued today that it is a "dubious proposition that same-sex couples are less capable parents." ... CNSNews.com

Monday, July 28, 2014
NORFOLK -- Navy Capt. Chuck Marks spent a year in Afghanistan as chief of plans, coordinating the interests of 50 coalition nations, a somewhat reluctant Afghan government and neighboring countries that were, in a word, "interesting." ... Military.com

Guns

A Bullet a Day Keeps the Doctor Alive

Monday, July 28, 2014
You and I avoid visiting the doctor by eating well. Doctors like Lee Silverman carry concealed in order to care for us when we do need them. ... TownHall.com

Monday, July 28, 2014
At least for the moment, concealed-carry is at last allowed in the nation’s capital. ... NationalReview.com

Monday, July 28, 2014
Last Thursday U.S. District Court Judge Frederick Scullin ruled that Washington, D.C.’s virtual ban on carrying handguns outside the home was clearly unconstitutional, catching local politicians and law-enforcement officials by surprise. On Sunday attorneys for the district announced they will seek a stay of his ruling, which Scullin intended to be enforceable immediately. The stay would allow district attorneys time to file an appeal while keeping the current laws in effect. ... TheNewAmerican.com

Ebola Virus

Fears of Ebola spread in West Africa as 2nd American infected with virus

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Health officials in West Africa are scrambling to contain a possible widening of an Ebola outbreak after a man believed to be affected by the virus traveled by plane from Liberia to Ghana to Togo to Nigeria, where he died on Friday. ... FoxNews.com

West Africa Battles Worst Ever Ebola Outbreak

Monday, July 28, 2014
The rapidly spreading Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever, health officials say. ... VOANews.com

Monday, July 28, 2014
Illegal immigrant demonstrators were protesting outside the White House on Monday – but don’t expect America’s immigration officers to intervene. ... FoxNews.com

Monday, July 28, 2014
While in Mexico to discuss joint trade and the effects of climate change with Mexican political leaders, Governor Jerry Brown said that Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decision to put National Guard troops on the Texas border is misguided. He urged Perry and other U.S. politicians to heed the “religious call… to welcome the stranger” when it comes to illegal aliens. ... Breitbart.com

Monday, July 28, 2014
While the nation watches to see what, if anything, Congress will do about the border crisis before going off on a five-week vacation, President Obama is planning "very significant" executive action on immigration by summer's end, according to a senior White House official. The specter of thousands of unaccompanied children, mainly from Central America, crossing the Texas border has increased a sense of urgency among the American people for reforming the immigration system despite inaction by a "broken Congress," Dan Pfeiffer, the president's deputy communications director told the Christian Science Monitor. That gives the president "broad permission" to take action, said Pfeiffer, adding that Obama is consulting with Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson to be sure his planned action will on "solid legal footing" and have maximum impact. ... TheNewAmerican.com

Monday, July 28, 2014
After two years of playing offense, immigrant rights groups suddenly and unexpectedly find themselves playing political defense, pushing back against proposals to speed up deportations of people surging across the border illegally even while advocates plead with the White House to take politically risky executive action to halt deportations in the interior. ... WashingtonTimes.com

Hillary Clinton

Hillary swats aside Obama, says George W. Bush made her ‘proud to be American’

Monday, July 28, 2014
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton raised eyebrows on CNN by claiming that former President George W. Bush actually brought out her patriotism and made her proud of her American roots. ... WashingtonTimes.com

Monday, July 28, 2014
The State Department publicly battled a barrage of Israeli criticism on Monday over Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, in the latest signs of strain between the Obama administration and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government. ... FoxNews.com

President Obama

Obama Talks "Economic Patriotism" and "Corporate Deserters"

Monday, July 28, 2014
President Obama returned to his theme of "economic patriotism" last week, invoking the phrase "corporate deserters" to describe multinational companies that use mergers with overseas firms to reduce their tax liability in the United States. ... TheNewAmerican.com

Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

Monday, July 28, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration. ... TownHall.com

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Most of our politicians are plenty smart — why do liberals care so much? ... NationalReview.com

Democrats

2014 pressure builds on Dems

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The Senate is racing to approve three must-pass bills this week and avoid falling even further behind its schedule at a time when voters are angry about gridlock in Washington. ... TheHill.com

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Chris Wallace kept asking the question, and the No. 3 Republican in the House kept evading it. ... FoxNews.com

Monday, July 28, 2014
A leaked document gives the public a look. ... NationalReview.com

War on Christians

State Department: Christian presence in Middle East becoming ‘shadow of its former self’

Monday, July 28, 2014
The State Department issued a dire report Monday on the state of religious freedom around the world, with an alarming warning that the Christian presence in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East is becoming a "shadow of its former self." ... FoxNews.com

Monday, July 28, 2014
RUSH: Did you happen to see -- there's a big, exciting news story out there. Did you happen to see where Obama has finally come out and announced he wants to close the border? You didn't see that? You think I'm making it up, right? It's so unbelievable. I'm not making it up. Well, let me find it. Our border, he wants to close our border. But not to people coming in. He wants to close the border to American corporations going out, on this tax business. ... RushLimbaugh.com

Monday, July 28, 2014
RUSH: Matthew Continetti, who writes for -- I think the Washington Examiner. I forget where. He has a piece in the Weekly Standard over the weekend that's dated August 4th. I found it over the weekend. "Frozen in the Cold War -- The Roots of Obama’s Weakness Abroad." He makes a great case here that Obama is stuck in a Cold War mentality because he so despised it, he so hated it. And Continetti makes the point that much of this is anti-Reaganism with Obama, and that much we know, because, unlike many in the Drive-By Media during the 2007 and 2008 campaign period, we researched a number of things from Obama's past. And he has many times and in many places written of his disgust with Reagan and his minions. He just hated Reagan, but he admired him. ... RushLimbaugh.com

Monday, July 28, 2014
RUSH: Here's Madeleine Albright. This was on Slay the Nation yesterday. Bob Schieffer. These guys, by the way... Schieffer and these old horses from way back when, these old media warriors, everything existed according to a formula of "world order," and remember what they believed. They believed that the election of the hippest and coolest, first African-American Democrat president was gonna finally bring about this utopia they had all dreamed of since the days of Camelot. ... RushLimbaugh.com

Monday, July 28, 2014
RUSH: What Obama told these young African leaders was -- and I'm gonna quote this -- he said, "Female genital mutilation isn't a tradition worth hanging onto." Female genital mutilation is not a tradition worth hanging onto. Note that he didn't condemn female genital mutilation. That would have been telling Africans what to do. And he would never impose his views on 'em 'cause we're from the US and who are we. He just said, you know, this female genital mutilation, it's not worth hanging onto. But he doesn't condemn it. He just tells 'em I wouldn't hang onto that if I were you. ... RushLimbaugh.com

Monday, July 28, 2014
RUSH: Now, Luis Gutierrez. He's from Illinois. He's a member of Congress. I first heard of Luis Gutierrez -- in fact, he was scheduled to be interviewed by me in the Limbaugh Letter and backed out. It was a really rancorous time. I guess it always is. The Democrat Party had lost the House, 1993 elections, 1994, the Republicans took control for the first time in 40 years, and there was a lot of problems on the Democrat side. During the campaign, 1993, there were a bunch of Democrats who were being threatened by the leadership, either vote certain ways or we're not gonna help you in your reelection effort. ... RushLimbaugh.com

Monday, July 28, 2014
RUSH: You know, I love to see this. New York City, I think, is back. If we're looking for signs -- and we all are -- that we're returning to normal, they're there. A lot of us are desperately reaching for normal. We want normalcy to return. The news out of New York may give us some hint that things are at least returning to normal there. ... RushLimbaugh.com

The Terror War

The Islamic State Is the Newest Petrostate

Monday, July 28, 2014
The Islamic State, the world's richest terror group, is reaping millions of dollars a day from selling stolen oil to shady businessmen across the Middle East. ... www.ForeignPolicy.com

Feds Often Create Terror Threats, Study Finds

Monday, July 28, 2014
The U.S. government often manufactures and creates the alleged “terrorism threats” it purports to be fighting, in some cases even prodding mentally challenged dupes into bogus “plots” that authorities concocted in the first place, according to a newly released report highlighting the troubling practices. Perhaps the most outrageous finding: Almost every high-profile domestic terror case across America since the September 11 attacks featured the “direct involvement” of government agents or informants. In some cases, virtually the entire “terrorism” plot — from start to finish — was actually led and financed by government operatives. ... TheNewAmerican.com

Monday, July 28, 2014
Yad Vashem is deeply alarmed by the recently escalating antisemitism and violence against Jews around the world. This virulent hatred is finding various expressions, ranging from attacks on synagogues in France and physical attacks against Jews, to pejorative name calling and refrains such as “Jews to the Gas” in Germany, to the use of swastikas at anti-Israel demonstrations, and antisemitic caricatures in newspapers and social media. Physical and verbal violence against Jews in purported response to the events in Gaza, is antisemitism. ... HotAir.com

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