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"I don't want some mom, whose son may have recently died, to see the commander-in-chief playing golf. I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best I can with them." President George W. Bush
Lois Lerner's Blackberry Destroyed
after Investigation Began

'Hamas Is ISIS. ISIS Is Hamas.'
Obama refuses to understand Islamic terrorism.

Where's Biden?
Attending secret fundraisers. Shh...

Giddy Over Amnesty.
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez giggling with excitement over upcoming executive order.

House Hires Attorney to Sue Obama.
The man responsible for the theory under which Obama is being sued, David Rivkin, will be in charge.

Gov. Perry Seeks Dismissal of Indictment.
Attorneys for Perry have filed a writ of habeas corpus asking for dismissal of all charges with prejudice.

Patriotic Billionaire Funds Unpatriotic Merger.
Obama favorite Warren Buffett to fund Burger King move to Canada.

Ukraine Captures Russian Paratroopers in Ukraine.
Russia claims they just got lost on a hike, or something.

Cause of Foley Mission Failure.
Obama dallied for almost 30 days before "he finally gave the green light." When special forces arrived, James Foley was gone. He was later beheaded.

ISIS 'A Plane Ticket Away from U.S.'
House Intel Com. Chrm. Mike Rogers (R, Mich.) notes ISIS has thousands of members with U.S. and European passports.

The New York Times Calls for War.
Without quite saying so, they're calling for a repeat of the Bush model for war in the Middle East.

Liberals Make Excuses for Obama.
One thing liberals are certain about, none of the mess in the U.S. and the world is Obama's fault. Hey, stuff happens.

Hillary on Ferguson: What's That?
Hillary Clinton has not spoken on Ferguson riots and refuses to answer questions on the matter.

ObamaCare Is Working.
If its goal is to deliver the Senate into GOP hands.

The 15 Most Liberal Senators.
Includes one minority senator.

The 15 Most Conservative Senators.
Includes two minority senators.

State Dept. Barbie.
She's come undone. Where does Obama find these people? Many are former drivers for the campaign.

Police Chief Killed in Traffic Stop.
A struggle occurred, chief of Elmendorf, Texas shot several times.

Police Officer in Coma.
San Bernardino, California policeman stopped to talk to a group of people, was shot in the head and body.

Louisiana Senate Race at Turning Point?
Air Mary: Sen. Mary Landrieu's use of taxpayer money for campaign travel may have tipped the race. Rep. Bill Cassidy has more cash on hand and a slight edge in the polls.

Obama's Executive Order on Immigration Is a Bad Idea.
The Arizona Republic newspaper has three words of advice: Don't do it.

UN Says Death Toll in Syria Now 191,369.
UN: "Tragically, it is probably an underestimate."

Better Race Relations under Obama?
35% say they're worse. 52% say they're unchanged.

Half of the Residents of New Mexico Are on Medicaid or Medicare.
That's more than 1 million of the state's 2.1 million citizens.

Will the Tea Party Back Scott Brown?
The Tea Party Express weighs backing Brown in New Hampshire's U.S. Senate election.

Want a Copy of Gov. Rick Perry's Mug Shot?
Perry's PAC is selling his mug shot on T-shirts.
1,461 Days of Summer.
Obama's second term just one long vacation.

In 2013, ICE Released 36,007 Criminal Illegals.
But, relax, only 169 had been convicted of murder.

The GOP Attack that Concerns Dems Most.
Hillary Clinton running for Obama 3rd term: If you like Obama, you will love Hillary.
There Appear to Be No Limits to Obama Administration Lies and Obstruction.
The IRS destroyed Lois Lerner's Blackberry after the Congressional investigation was well underway and after it knew her computer's hard drive had crashed. The Blackberry would have contained the same emails as the destroyed hard drive.

Expert: Forces Now on the Ground Cannot Defeat ISIS.
Counterterrorism expert Brian Fishman says that defeating ISIS will require military action on both sides of the Iraq/Syria border, tens if not hundreds of billions of dollars, and "many more than 15,000 troops."

California's Gov. Brown Welcomes Illegals to 'The Other Mexico.'
In appearance with Mexican president, Jerry Brown announces, "You're all welcome in California."

EPA: Data? We Don't Need No Stinking Data!
Attorneys general of 13 states tell Environmental Protection Agency that its latest carbon regulations are illegal because they were released without the required supporting data.

On Eve of Obama Speech to Veterans, Administration Claims IG Cannot Prove VA Delays Caused Veteran Deaths.
The report from the VA's inspector general has not been released, but a carefully worded statement by the VA secretary says the IG "was unable to conclusively assert" that delays caused deaths.

In Editorial, the Washington Post Says It Sees No Alternative to Boots on the Ground against ISIS.
The editors take Obama to task for not acting over the last three years, and say the U.S. must, like ISIS, regard Iraq and Syria as a single theater of operations. Obama's options are described as unappetizing, "but the longer the United States waits... the worse they will become."

Lies! Administration Had Lois Lerner's Emails All Along.
A Dept. of Justice attorney has informed a Judicial Watch attorney that the government "backs up everything." The government presumably has Lois Lerner's emails, but now claims it would be "too hard" to retrieve them. Judicial Watch's Tom Fitton said, "It's all been a big lie. They've been lying to the courts, to the American people, and to Congress. It is really outrageous."

As Obama's Vacation Finally Ends, All That Tough Talk on ISIS Is So Last Week.
Administration: ISIS? Oh, never mind. Just last week, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Dempsey was describing the
"apocalyptic end-of-days strategic vision" of ISIS that would have to be defeated. Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel proclaimed they were "looking at all options." Now, remarks by Dempsey and Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes seem to be saying that the U.S. will act against ISIS in Syria if it attacks U.S. interests or personnel or is found to be engaged in "active plotting" against the U.S. We've returned once again to those halcyon days before September 11, 2001.

'You Can Cut Off the Heads of American Citizens, or You can Visit Disneyland. You Can't Do Both!'
Obama Lowers the hammer on ISIS: Six ISIS regional deputy commanders will be denied entrance visas to the U.S. Oh, and then there's the non-lethal military aid for the Kurds: 10,000 Happy Meal gift certificates. Of course, they'll have to be processed in Baghdad before going to the Kurds.

Bob Woodward: There's an Inconsistency Here.
Secretaries of Defense and State and chairman of the joint chiefs all say "all options are on the table" but the president says "no boots on the ground." The gang that can't shoot straight.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal: Victory over ISIS Is Not Inevitable.
"This is the crux of the matter – we have a president who is disturbingly naïve and holds a dangerous utopian view of the world and the dangers therein."

You Say ISIS, Obama Says ISIL.
The acronym ISIS stands for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, mentioning the two states that, for many, define Obama's failure in the Middle East. ISIL (Islamic Sate in the Levant) is conveniently nonspecific. ISIL is, accordingly, less embarrassing for Obama.

Chicago Crime Rate Drops as Concealed Carry Applications Surge.
Crime down roughly 20% since Chicago began issuing concealed-carry permits. But, to provide a measure of how bad crime has become in Chicago, the current horrific murder rate is a 56-year low for the city.

Blame the Police: Obama Orders Review of Policy of Providing Military-Grade Equipment to Police.
Comprehensive effort under way to make certain that looters aren't blamed for looting, rioters aren't blamed for rioting, felons aren't blamed for assaulting police officers.

In Golfing after Beheading, Obama Showed a Lack of Simple Decency.
"He looked like an empty-headed frat boy, numb to the world. Maybe that's not just an appearance."

Gingrich: Obama Lucky People So Irritated by His Golfing that They Didn't Read His Statement on ISIS.
Newt Gingrich, traveling in Europe, says that the British view of ISIS is "startlingly different than the view from Martha's Vineyard, where President Obama is vacationing."

Sen. Rand Paul (R, Ky.) Is Not Spending His Vacation on Martha's Vineyard.
Rand Paul went to Guatemala to perform pro bono eye surgeries. In addition to other patients, Paul saw two brothers he first treated 15 years ago. Oh, and by the way, Paul is fluent in Spanish.

Obama Stands Alone: Even the Media Are Baffled by His Deepening Isolation.
In an Obama meeting with Senators Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid, a Democrat complaint was raised that the GOP was bottling up Obama's ambassadorial nominees. Obama's concerned response: You and Mitch work it out.

So Do We Now Know Why Obama Interrupted His Martha's Vineyard Vacation to Return to Washington?
Apparently it was to attend a party at the home of White House chef Sam Kass. Kass is engaged to marry MSNBC host Alex Wagner. The cost to taxpayers of Obama's round-trip visit to attend the party was in excess of $1 million.

The Rise of 'Obama Inc.'
Increased government regulation means lucrative jobs for those leaving the administration. Private companies hire well-connected political pros to open doors and help then navigate the regulatory morass.

What Percentage of Federal Defendants Actually Go to Trial?
2.7% (in 2010). The vast majority of cases are resolved through plea bargains. Federal prosecutors can bring enormous pressure to bear with pretrial detention and the threat of severe sentences, but George Will thinks that's not the whole story.

Nine-Year-Old Shot Four Times in Chicago.
Where are the protests? Where is the outrage? Where are Sharpton, Jackson, Holder, and Obama?

Retired Intelligence Officer: Foley Rescue Attempt Failed because Obama 'Dragged His Feet.'
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (Ret.), a CIA-trained former senior intelligence officer says that Pentagon sources tell him that Obama waited too long to act. "The intel got stale."

Who Was the White House's 'Go-To' Man in Ferguson, Missouri?
Al Sharpton was the White House "source for on-the-ground intelligence." You can't make this stuff up.
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