War on waste: Pentagon auditor spotlights US billions blown in Afghanistan

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  • Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko has shined a spotlight on billions of U.S. tax dollars wasted in the region since taking the position in 2012.(SIGAR HQ)

Another day, another report of rampant waste of U.S. taxpayer money in the effort to rebuild Afghanistan.

John Sopko, the inspector general charged with monitoring aid sent by the U.S. to Afghanistan, has identified potentially billions of dollars wasted in Afghanistan, including donation of planes the local government doesn’t need or can’t use, weapons that disappear as soon as they’re handed over and and construction of brand new buildings that are basically firetraps. In a steady stream of audit reports, Sopko’s office of Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, has spotlighted seemingly endless waste in the war-torn nation.

In recent days, Sopko’s team has reported:

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Then and Now: Obamacare Architect Flips Position on Key Aspect of Law

[TheBlaze.com]

July 25, 2014 12:32pm
By: Fred Lucas

Fight-over-ObamacareOne of the architects of Obamacare has changed his view on state exchanges and federal subsidies.

Federal courts in Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Virginia, this week issued opposing rulings on whether state residents can get tax credits from the federal government if their state did not set up its own health care exchange.

In an interview on MSNBC Tuesday, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, who helped design the Affordable Care Act, dismissed the D.C. court’s position – one he advocated in a 2012 speech.

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Leaked Document: “Facts” And “Evidence” Not Considered When Adding Americans To Terror Lists

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by Steve Watson | Infowars.com | July 24, 2014

Government is secretly blacklisting innocent Americans as terrorists

blacklistedA newly leaked government document reveals that agencies such as the NSA, CIA, and FBI do not require or seek “concrete facts” or “irrefutable evidence” that someone is a terrorist before adding them to official watch lists.

Indeed, the National Counterterrorism Center document reveals that the rules for adding Americans to databases such as the “no-fly list” are so broad in scope, that only a “reasonable suspicion” is needed to add someone who might commit “violent acts”or engage in “intimidation or coercion” at some point in the future. Government agents now need only what is vaguely referred to as “fragmentary information” in order to put names on the lists.

The 166-page document was written as a guidance to government terrorism watch lists by officials at the Pentagon, as well as the major government intelligence agencies. While the document is unclassified, it’s key points were “quietly approved” by President Obama.

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Illegal Immigration And Gangs: Someday Our Cities Will Burn Because We Didn’t Protect Our Borders

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by Michael Snyder | Economic Collapse | July 23, 2014

Number of illegals that enter Texas each week is greater than the number of babies being born to citizens

border-openDid you know that the number of illegal immigrants that enter Texas each week is greater than the number of babies being born to citizens of that state? The mainstream media is shining the spotlight very brightly on all of the children that are coming over, and there is a reason for that.

They are trying to tug on our heartstrings. But there is another part of the story that you aren’t hearing much about. By refusing to protect our borders, Barack Obama has allowed hundreds of thousands of gang members to illegally enter the United States and settle in our major cities. In many communities, gang activity is already wildly out of control, and someday our cities will burn because of the foolishness of the federal government.

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BREAKING: DC Circuit Court Ruling Deals Massive Blow to Obamacare

[Townhall.com]

By: Guy Benson | July 22, 2014

obama-sebelius_WH-press-roomUPDATE III (See other updates below) – The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled in the opposite direction on this precise issue, increasing the likelihood that we’re ultimately headed to SCOTUS.

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Pro-Russian rebels hand over black boxes, release Malaysia Air victims’ remains

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The bodies of nearly 300 passengers and crew whose plane was shot down over Ukraine are being turned over to Dutch authorities, while the black boxes from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will be handed over to Malaysian authorities, Russian separatists said Monday.

The announcement came amid increasing criticism of the separatists’ handling of the crash site in eastern Ukraine, and charges that Moscow was helping ethnic Russian insurgents orchestrate a cover-up.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Told reporters Monday the leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both of the jetliner’s black boxes to Malaysian investigators in Ukraine.

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Barack Obama, Child Abuser

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July 18, 2014 by Chip Wood

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There are many words that could be used to describe the crisis on our southern border, as thousands of unaccompanied children stream into this country. But two I’ve been waiting for someone to say are “child abuse.”

I was glad to see the meaning, if not the actual words, appear in a powerful column by Peggy Noonan in The Wall Street Journal. She ended “The Crisis on The Border” by writing: “The little children in great danger, holding hands, staring blankly ahead, are pawns in a larger game. That game is run by adults. How cold do you have to be to use children in this way?”

Exactly. And who is the coldhearted so-and-so who is using these desperate and frightened children? Sad to say, it’s none other than the President of the United States. Here’s how Noonan put it: “There is every sign he let the crisis on the border build to put heat on Republicans and make them pass his idea of good immigration reform.”

What a cruel hoax that has turned out to be!

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CNN Reassigns Reporter Who Called Group of Israelis ‘Scum’ on Twitter

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By Laura Flint | July 18, 2014 | 15:10

AymanMohyeldin_anti-israeliThe liberal media is hemorrhaging foreign correspondents from Israel and the Gaza Strip. Only one day after NBC suddenly pulled anti-Israel Ayman Mohyeldin from Gaza citing security concerns, CNN was forced to relocate journalist Diana Magnay from Israel. Both correspondents struggled to keep their reporting and social media presence neutral in tone.

Magnay reported during The Situation Room from a hill in Israel where citizens were “cheering”while watching the “astonishing” and “awful” launch of missiles into the Gaza. The CNN correspondent, normally based in Berlin, followed the segment with a tweet calling the celebrating Israelis “scum.”

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Iron Dome, Missile Defense, and scientific ideologues

[RedState.com]

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iron-dome1One of the reasons the current Hamas offensive has been such a colossal failure is because of the Israeli anti-missile system called Iron Dome.

From the Washington Post, Iron Dome, Israel’s antimissile system, changes calculus of fight with Hamas:

ASHKELON, Israel — The roar of sirens echoed across this sun-kissed city Monday afternoon, and in a heartbeat the woman in the pink bikini was out of the pool, shepherding her three young kids to the nearest shelter.

Up above, the vapor trail of a rocket fired from Gaza, just 10 miles down the coast, ripped the clear blue sky.

And then, a boom: The rocket had been shot down.

The kids jumped back in the seaside pool, and their mother returned to her tanning. Through it all, the lifeguard had barely stirred. 

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Key Amnesty Critic Warns: Border Bill Could Open Door to Dreaded Conference Committee

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by Matthew Boyle
15 Jul 2014, 6:48 PM PDT

harry-reid-john-boehner2-apVirtually every key House Republican, from Speaker John Boehner on down, has vowed to oppose a conference committee with the Senate’s immigration bill passed last year. And lawmakers working to craft legislation to address the tens of thousands of children streaming across the southern U.S. border say it won’t touch citizenship for illegal aliens, increased visas, or any other topics than border security.

But a key veteran of the immigration wars on Capitol Hill is warning that legislation to amend a 2008 law being cited for cumbersome, years-long deportations would theoretically open the door to a conference committee on the controversial amnesty bill.

Proposals to strengthen the law, including one introduced by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Rep. Henry Cueller (D-TX), “opens up whatever bill this is in to a conference with the Senate Gang of Eight bill,” said Rosemary Jenks, the legislative director for NumbersUSA, a group that opposes amnesty as well as increased legal immigration.

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Sheila Jackson Lee Says Border’s ‘Under Control.’ Her Website Disagrees [VIDEO]

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12:53 PM 07/11/2014

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By: Chuck Ross, Reporter
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 13: Sheila Jackson Lee poses for photographers during a reception during the 10th annual GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards at The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel on April 13, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images) 

A prominent Democrat on the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security seems to have two different interpretations of the situation at the southern U.S. border where tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from Central America have been apprehended.

“I disagree it is in devastating condition,” Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said of what some are calling a “border crisis” in an interview Thursday with MSNBC.

“I think with now 21,000 border patrol agents is under control.”  But her statement seems to contradict the one currently on Jackson Lee’s congressional website.

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President Obama’s buzzed on suds great adventure

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July 8, 2014: President Obama plays pool in Denver at Wynkoop Brewing Co. with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

President Obama was absolutely swamped the other night, staving off the munchies at a pizza party in the Mile High city, hobnobbing as headliner at numerous Democrat shindigs, collecting big bucks from big donors all day.

Whew. Exhausting. Especially exhausting must be trying to change pace and pivot through the fundraising parties, knowing they’re thrown by those much maligned “fat cats” (Obama’s words, not mine).

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Obama holds off on deportation changes, seeks $3.7B to address border crisis

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President Obama is holding off on seeking legal changes to speed up the deportation process for illegal immigrant children, but is seeking more money than initially expected from Congress to deal with the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border.

The president sent a massive $3.7 billion request seeking funds for everything from transportation costs to border enforcement to surveillance to health services.

Officials said they are taking an “aggressive” approach.

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