Poll: 80% American Voters Consider Illegal Immigration A “Serious” Problem…

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Even worse for the DNC: Just 35% think amnesty is the cure.

(Rasmussen) – Voters remain seriously worried about illegal immigration and still think stricter border control is the best way to stop it. But slightly fewer voters believe providing a pathway to citizenship will encourage more illegal immigrants to come.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 80% of Likely U.S. Voters regard illegal immigration as a serious problem in America today, with 50% who describe it as a Very Serious one. Twenty percent (20%) don’t consider illegal immigration a serious problem, but that includes only five percent (5%) who say it’s Not At All Serious. These attitudes have changed little since the first of the year.

By comparison, 63% say global warming is a serious problem, with 35% who view it as Very Serious.

When it comes to immigration reform, 58% of voters continue to think gaining control of the border is more important than legalizing the status of undocumented workers already living in the United States. That’s down from April’s recent high of 63%  but generally in line with surveys over the past three years. Thirty-five percent (35%) say it’s more important to grant legal status to those already living here, up five points from April.

Iranian FM: “The Holy Religion Of Islam Emphasizes Peace” …

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Proceeds to call for Muslims to unite and fight the “Zionist enemy.”

Tunisia, Sept 1, IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that formation of a united front must take shape against the occupying regime of Israel and the divisive efforts the enemy is nurturing among the Muslims.

Speaking to Tunisian leader of al-Nahda, Rashid al-Ghannouchi, Zarif said that the Muslim World is today facing two dangers of extremism and sectarianism which can bring adverse consequences for all.

‘We are ready to cooperate with all the friends who believe in the need for formation of a united front against the Zionist enemy and the divisive plots,’ he added.

Referring to Tunisia as an example of political interaction with the outside world, Zarif said, ‘All should make efforts to stop deplorable events in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Libya through dialogue and political process.’

Al-Ghannouchi, congratulated Iranian nation and government on victory in nuclear talks.

He expressed indignation at the crimes against humanity and war crimes underway in Yemen and indecent bloodshed of human beings in the other Muslim states and said holy religion of Islam emphasizes peace and peaceful co-existence and observation of human rights of all.

The Tunisian political leader emphasized the need for peace efforts among Muslims and settlement of differences through dialogue.

South Carolina Sheriff Posts Flyers Encouraging Gang Members And Drug Dealers To Turn In Rivals…

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Quick and easy way to eliminate the competition, and probably yourself.

Via WISTV:

Sheriff Leon Lott has been battling Richland County’s well-known gang problem for several years now, but now the sheriff is going in a slightly different direction than what maybe you’re used to seeing.

His new tactic? Tattling.

That’s right, Lott is hoping two new flyers intended for gang-infested neighborhoods will help curb the issues.

The first flyer is intended for gang members directly.

“Having a problem with a fellow gang member or rival? Instead of retaliating and getting yourself locked up, why don’t you just take them off the streets in a more self-serving way,” the flyer reads.

The flyer then asks folks to write down the name of the offending gang member and turn it in to deputies.

A second flyer goes after known drug dealers.

“Drug dealing is hard!” reads the flyer.

The tactic is exactly the same with the second flyer. Lott is hoping to get competing drug dealers to turn each other in.

“Much like the stock market, drug dealing is a hard business to keep up,” the flyer reads. “Fortunately, you’re in the business where there are no rules, so wouldn’t it be nice to be the only dealer in town?”

Meanwhile, Lott says these tactics are being used to step up anti-gang efforts following a recent uptick in gang-related crime.

Developing: Police Officer Murderer During Traffic Stop Outside Chicago. Manhunt Under Way

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Via Fox CT:

A police officer has died after being shot about 60 miles north of Chicago on Tuesday, sources tell WGN.

The officer’s gun and pepper spray were taken during an altercation, according to police.

Officers are now searching for two suspects, a white male and a black male, in connection with the shooting.

Multiple helicopters and K9s are searching near Rollins Road between Washington Avenue and Route 59.

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Clerk Defies Supreme Court, Denies Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples

Your move SCOTUS …

Via Reuters:

A Kentucky county clerk, defying a new U.S. Supreme Court decision, rejected requests for marriage licenses from three same-sex couples on Tuesday in a deepening legal standoff now two months old, attorneys for the couples said.

Citing her religious objections, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue any marriage licenses since the Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples had the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution.

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Stock Slide …

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But …Obama fixed the economy?

Via Bloomberg:

September began where August left off in financial markets, with U.S. stocks suffering losses that rank with the worst of the last 11 months amid fresh signs China’s slowdown is hampering global growth. Gold and Treasuries rallied.

The selloff in risk assets around the world resumed Tuesday after one of the most volatile trading periods since the financial crisis erased $5.7 trillion from the value of global equities last month.

U.S. stocks suffered their second-biggest losses of 2015 after data showed manufacturing expansion slowed amid anemic demand from emerging markets, adding to concern that weakness in China is spreading.

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Obama Slams “Completely Unacceptable Cop Killing”

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Took him long enough to say something…

Via AFP:

President Barack Obama vowed Monday to push for police officer safety after a Texas sheriff’s deputy was gunned down from behind and shot multiple times at close range.

Darren Goforth, 47, was killed late Friday in the Houston area, and local officials have blamed ramped-up rhetoric against police officers in the United States in protests against perceived police brutality.

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The President Who Gets To Name Mountain

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All hail the emperor.

Via Weekly Standard:

One of the most disturbing aspects of living through the Obama presidency is reading every week or two about some new decision that has been decreed by the executive branch rather than voted upon by the legislative branch.

Time and again, things that — in a constitutional republic — should be decided by the people’s representatives are instead being decided by a man who never again has to face the people’s verdict, or by those serving underneath him and at his discretion. This is not the way America is supposed to work.

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Sprinklers Drench Guests At Swanky Hillary Clinton Fundraiser

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All wet.

Via PageSix:

Hillary was fêted by a high-fashion crowd at Tory Burch’s majestic Hamptons mansion on Sunday — but well-heeled guests got drenched by the designer’s sprinkler system as the presidential candidate stood up to speak.

Guests at Burch’s palatial, $38 million “Gatsby”-era estate, which sits on 15.4 lush acres in Southampton, included Anna Wintour, Martha Stewart, Donna Karan, Barneys owner Richard Perry and his designer wife, Lisa.

But as Hillary, who was on a covered terrace, started to speak to 200 guests who fanned out into the garden, Burch’s sprinkler system suddenly went on, soaking some of the well-attired attendees.

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Pope Tells Priests To Pardon Women Who Have Abortions

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Is he new here?

Via Yahoo:

Pope Francis on Tuesday called on priests to pardon women who have abortions, and the doctors who perform them, during the upcoming Jubilee year — overruling hardline traditionalists within the Catholic Church.

“I have decided, notwithstanding anything to the contrary, to concede to all priests for the Jubilee Year the discretion to absolve of the sin of abortion those who have procured it and who, with contrite heart, seek forgiveness for it,” he said.

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ISIS Highlights Their Jihadist Welfare System….

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Sanders/Al-Baghdadi 2016!

Via Daily Mail:

The Islamic State has become synonymous with murder, rape and destruction rather than philanthropism, but new photos released by the terror group claim to show militants giving money to the poor.

In the bizarre set of images, ISIS fighters are seen handing large wads of cash to men at what appears to be a dole office in a province straddling the border between Iraq and Syria.

The propaganda pictures are the terrorists’ latest attempt to persuade people they are doing good by the people under their control, despite being responsible for the poverty in the region.

The pictures, which were shared on Twitter, were taken in the Jazira Province which covers areas of Iraq and Syria.

Men wearing matching bibs sit behind a table laden with money, which they proceed to hand out to members of the public.

The transactions are recorded on paper headed with ISIS’ distinctive black and white logo.

Northeastern Students Asked About University Publication Saying ‘White Men Cannot Be Oppressed’

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Via Fox Nation:

Jesse Watters visited Northeastern University to find out what students thought about a university publication on “White Privilege” and the “Umbrella of Oppression.”

The university issued a statement that this policy “was intentionally provocative” and “does not represent the position of the university.”

Legendary Army General Petraeus: Use Al-Qaeda Fighters To Beat ISIS In Syria…

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Beginning to question his sanity.

Via Daily Beast:

Members of al Qaeda’s branch in Syria have a surprising advocate in the corridors of American power: retired Army general and former CIA Director David Petraeus.

The former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan has been quietly urging U.S. officials to consider using so-called moderate members of al Qaeda’s Nusra Front to fight ISIS in Syria, four sources familiar with the conversations, including one person who spoke to Petraeus directly, told The Daily Beast.

The heart of the idea stems from Petraeus’s experience in Iraq in 2007, when as part of a broader strategy to defeat an Islamist insurgency the U.S. persuaded Sunni militias to stop fighting with al Qaeda and to work with the American military.

The tactic worked, at least temporarily. But al Qaeda in Iraq was later reborn as ISIS, and has become the sworn enemy of its parent organization. Now, Petraeus is returning to his old play, advocating a strategy of co-opting rank-and-file members of al Nusra, particularly those who don’t necessarily share all of core al Qaeda’s Islamist philosophy.

However, Petraeus’s play, if executed, could be enormously controversial. The American war on terror began with an al Qaeda attack on 9/11, of course. The idea that the U.S. would, 14 years later, work with elements of al Qaeda’s Syrian branch was an irony too tough to stomach for most U.S. officials interviewed by The Daily Beast. They found Petraeus’s notion politically toxic, near-impossible to execute, and strategically risky.

Clinton Told Mid-East Envoy To Send Classified Things To Her “Personal Email”

Federal Regulations Ground Montana’s Forest Fire Fighting Helicopters Over Federal Lands…

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Time to bring back Smokey The Bear.

Via KRTV:

A federal aviation safety team is expected in Montana this weekend, with an eye to resolving a policy difference that has prevented five state-owned helicopters from fighting fires on federal land.

State officials say there have been incidents this season in which Montana firefighters were prohibited from fighting fires, a situation state leaders say makes no sense.

Montana fire officials say the choppers in question, five Vietnam-era former Army Hueys, rebuilt and reinforced for firefighting by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, are perfectly safe.

“This is not a safety issue,” State Forester Bob Harrington said Wednesday. “We firmly stand behind the safety and the record of our aviation program. This is a question of policy difference.”

The issue goes beyond some simple paperwork to complex and extensive protocols for operations and safety for people both in the chopper and on the ground.

“There’s a lot of work behind the scenes for us to all agree on each other’s standards and policies and we tend to work those agreement out with a lot of work in the off season. And occasionally there are places where our policies don’t line up and we try to work through these differences,” Harrington said. “This is an example where we have not been able to work these out.”

One issue is the 324-gallon water buckets are larger than those envisioned in the federal protocols.

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White House Propaganda: Obama “Previews” His Trip To Alaska…

How much does this cost?

Pic Of The Day: British Jew Fights ISIS In Syria…

Love it.

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Moonbats Lose In Montana: Appeals Court Citing The First Amendment Says Jesus Statue On Big Mountain Is Okay…

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Update to this story.

Via KRTV:

A federal appeals court says that a statue of Jesus Christ can remain at the summit of Big Mountain near Whitefish, ruling that the U.S. Forest Service’s permitting of the statue does not violate the First Amendment.

The statue on the mountain’s summit was erected in the early 1950’s by the Knights of Columbus as a tribute to soldiers who lost their lives in World War 2.

But three years ago, the Freedom From Religion Foundation asked that the statue be removed, fighting a request for the U.S. Forest Service to grant a new permit for the statue.

Eventually the Forest Service granted the permit, but FFRF appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The appeals court ruled in favor of the Forest Service on Monday, saying the agency hadn’t violated the “Establishment Clause”, which prevents the federal government from preferring, or endorsing, one religion over another.

The justices ruled the Forest Service’s decision to grant a new permit “did not constitute an endorsement of religion.”

“Nothing apart from the statue’s likeness suggests a religious motive on USFS’ part,” the justices wrote in the 6-page opinion.

FFRF had complained the statue’s location was objectionable because it was on public property and couldn’t be easily avoided by people who might be offended.

However, the appeals court noted the history of the statue, as well as its remote location.

“The twelve-foot tall statue is on a mountain, far from any government seat or building, near a commercial ski resort, and accessible only to individuals who pay to use the ski lift,” the opinion reads, noting the statue is privately owned and maintained. “It did not sprout from the minds of [government] officials and was not funded from [the government’s] coffers.”

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Prosecutors Say Shannon Miles Emptied His Gun Into Texas Deputy, Shooting Him 15 Times In Head And Back

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There’s also the suggestion that he’s mentally ill.

HOUSTON — The man charged with killing a sheriff’s deputy at a suburban gas station Friday emptied his 15-round handgun into the back and the back of the head of the deputy, as witnesses watched in horror and surveillance cameras captured the shooting, prosecutors said Monday.

The man, Shannon Jaruay Miles, 30, walked into a courtroom crowded with sheriff’s deputies and police officers for his first court appearance here Monday morning. Mr. Miles said nothing as the Harris County district attorney, Devon Anderson, described to a judge what the authorities have called an unprovoked attack. The deputy, Darren H. Goforth, 47, had pulled into a Chevron gas station about 8:30 p.m. Friday when Mr. Miles approached him from behind and opened fire, the authorities said.

After the hearing, Ms. Anderson said Mr. Miles was cooperating with investigators but said they were still trying to establish a motive, even though prosecutors do not have to prove one under Texas law. Law enforcement officials have said it appeared Deputy Goforth was targeted because he was wearing a uniform.

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Talk About Conspiracy! Hillary Email Reveals Memo From David Brock Discussing How To Impeach Clarence Thomas

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