BREAKING: Senate Fails To Defund Planned Parenthood…

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The Senate record of only passing gas and hot air is still intact.

Via Washington Examiner

Senate Republicans fell seven votes short Monday of passing legislation to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding, in the wake of undercover videos highlighting the group’s participation in providing aborted fetal organs to human tissue companies.

Just one Republican, Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, joined Democrats to defeat the legislation down a mostly party-line vote, which needed 60 votes to pass but garnered only 53.

Republicans managed to gain the votes of Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, two Republican women who support abortion rights, with two Democrats: Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Joe Donnelly of Indiana.

The legislation would have blocked about 700 Planned Parenthood clinics around the country from receiving Title 10 family planning funds or Medicaid dollars, even though those dollars can’t be used for abortions. Instead, the funds would have been made available to federal community health centers, which are banned from offering abortions at all.[…]

“There aren’t enough community health centers,” said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. “To increase their ability to meet the current demand and to throw in a few more women who would be knocked out of Planned Parenthood — it would be millions of women — is wrong.”

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Making ‘Machine Gun Bacon’ With Ted Cruz

Now yes, it’s an AR 15 and not a ‘machine gun’, I’m sure he knows that. But nice to see a candidate with a sense of humor, making a little bit of a point about guns. And well, anything with bacon=good….

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HT: IJR

Chicago: 3 Dead, 37 Wounded Including A 5-Year-Old Girl And A 7-Year-Old Boy In Weekend Shootings…

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No lions were killed or wounded.

Via Chicago Tribune

Shootings across Chicago left three dead and 37 wounded over the weekend, including a 5-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy who were injured in separate shootings about five minutes apart Sunday evening.

The weekend shootings, counted from about 3 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday, pushed the yearly total for 2015 to at least 1,633, according to an analysis of a Chicago Tribune database on city shootings. That’s more than for comparable periods in 2014 (1,469), 2013 (1,208) and 2011 (1,501).

According to a Tribune database on city homicides, 272 people have been killed so far this year, compared with 236 in 2014 and 246 in 2013.

The girl was shot while two other people were fighting at 8:40 p.m. Sunday in the 5600 block of South Bishop Street in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. One of them pulled out a handgun and fired shots, hitting the girl in the leg, police said. She was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in serious condition.

The boy was shot about 8:45 p.m. in 2500 block of North Parkside Avenue in the Belmont Central neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said. He was in a vehicle with a 19-year-old man when someone in a gray vehicle fired shots at them, police said. The 19-year-old was grazed on the head and the boy was hit in the shoulder. They went to Community First Medical Center, where the boy’s condition was stabilized.

No additional details were available on either of those two shootings.

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Despite Celebrity Campaign, New Poll Shows Americans Really, Really Don’t Like Iran Deal

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You mean you’re not buying the Jack Black support the fascists in Iran (and here) campaign?

Via PJ Media:

It would appear that the American public isn’t quite ready to be fooled all of the time.

Update: A new poll shows even worse numbers for the Iran deal. The Quinnipiac University poll shows 57 percent against and just 28 percent in support. The two-to-one negative split is by far the worst poll yet for the deal.

Below is our post from last week summarizing the deal’s declining poll numbers. As you will read, polls like this — that don’t provide details of the deal — have shown less public support for it. But this is clearly the worst one yet. (Quinnipiac, for what it’s worth, asked a more-detailed question in April and found nearly two-to-one support.)

Apparently, when it comes to the prospect of putting nukes in the hands of one of the most hostile regimes on the planet, the public here can’t be wooed by one of The Idiot King’s signature, “Hey, I’ve got cool celebrity friends” public relations campaigns.

This deal is so bad that even casual observers of political news can plainly see it, which is precisely why Obama’s minions in the MSM haven’t been able to run adequate interference for him. Naturally, the sycophant-surrounded president still thinks the American people can be duped with the same media parlor tricks that got him re-elected, and no one around him will ever tell him otherwise. This is probably being viewed in the White House as Jack Black’s failure, not John Kerry’s.

Maybe we will get lucky and elect some adults in 2016.

Jindal Cuts Off Medicaid Funds For Planned Parenthood In Louisiana

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May get overturned by court, but make them have to fight it and make the statement.

Via The Hill:

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has canceled a contract that provides Planned Parenthood with state Medicaid funds.

Medicaid, the joint federal and state health insurance program for the poor, represents a major source of the group’s government funding, at about 75 percent nationwide.

In a statement, Jindal said that under his state’s contract with the pro-abortion rights organization, “either party can choose to cancel the contract at will after providing written notice.”

The state says it has given 30 days notice to Planned Parenthood, which is under fire after a series of undercover videos showing officials from the group discussing fetal tissue.

State attempts to cut off Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood have been successfully challenged in court in the past.

“In recent weeks, it has been shocking to see reports of the alleged activities taking place at Planned Parenthood facilities across the country,” Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate, said in a statement. “Planned Parenthood does not represent the values of the people of Louisiana and shows a fundamental disrespect for human life. It has become clear that this is not an organization that is worthy of receiving public assistance from the state.”

Jindal, who trails badly in polls, has sought to present himself as a strong social conservative. Taking on Planned Parenthood could help him with social conservatives in Iowa, who are a force in the state’s caucuses.

Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Monday slammed Republican candidates Jeb Bush and Scott Walker over their past moves against Planned Parenthood funding. Both Bush and Walker have touted their efforts against the group.

#MikeBrown Street Memorial Rebuilt, But Vandalized Over The Weekend…Report: By Black Men

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The city had actually participated in creating a memorial in a park for Mike Brown as a compromise to get the memorial out of the middle of the street. But, typically, the BLM loons want to keep ripping at the scab.

U.S. Terror Victims And Families Win Big Judgment Against Palestinian Terrorists, Obama Regime Thinking Of Weighing In On Lawsuit…On Side Of Terrorists…

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Of course.

Via Fox News:

The Obama administration has signaled it may intervene next week in a civil lawsuit in which 11 American families won a potential billion-dollar judgment from the Palestinian leadership over a series of bombings and shootings that killed or wounded dozens of U.S. citizens, a move that critics say would find the government siding with terrorists over its own citizens.

The families won a $218.5 million judgment in February after a seven-week trial in Manhattan Federal Court in which a jury found the Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian Authority were responsible for a string of attacks from 2001 to 2004 that killed 33 and injured hundreds. A 1992 law that requires damages in such cases to be tripled, as well as interest on the award, would push it to as much as $1.1 billion. The judgment, which the Palestinians are appealing, would equal nearly a third of the Palestinian Authority’s annual operating budget.

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Empire State Building Has Eight Minute Light Show With Pic Of Cecil The Lion

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Via Huffington Post:

A glowing image of murdered Cecil the Lion has been projected onto the Empire State Building in New York, to raise awareness of endangered animals like Cecil, who was killed by American dentist Walter Palmer, sparking outrage around the world.

Cecil was among a range of animals projected onto the iconic building, including a tiger, eagle, whale and lizard, in a show which trilled spectators on Saturday night in the US.

The images of Cecil and other creatures covered 33 floors of the building in an eight-minute video loop, and could be seen for miles around.

Priorities…

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Meanwhile, Black Lives Matter folks are saying why are the people ‘murdered’ by police not ‘lionized’ on the Empire State Building? Maybe because attacking or resisting police is a crime?

Breaking: Suspect In Killing Of Memphis Police Officer Caught

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Update to this story.

Via Breaking News:

Tremaine Wilbourn, who is suspected in the shooting death of a 33-year-old police officer in Memphis, Tennessee, during a traffic stop on Saturday, has been taken into custody, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. Details about how and where Wilbourn was arrested were not immediately available. Wilbourn was on supervised release for a 121-month sentence for a bank robbery when the shooting occurred.

Gawker Releases Donald Trump’s Cellphone Number

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Nice to see the media out of the closet in being on the side of RINO Lindsay Graham.

Via The Hollywood Reporter:

We are happy to add Trump’s cell phone number to the body of public knowledge.”

Gawker has published Donald Trump’s cell phone number, telling readers to “ask him about his important ideas.”

Trump famously released Senator Lindsey Graham’s at a campaign rally last month, asking the audience to go ahead and call him. “In the spirit of open and fair political debate, we now bring you Trump’s number,” writes Gawker author Sam Biddle.

He continues, “Since Trump, in his considered political judgment, has decided that opening up a direct, personal channel of communications between his supporters and his primary opponents is a noble campaign tactic, we think it’s only fair and right that Republican primary voters be able to reach out to Trump himself.”

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ISIS Fighters Wanted 4-Year-Old Boy To Behead Own Mother For Being An “Infidel”…

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Via Christian Post:

The Islamic State terrorist organization has reportedly forced a 4-year-old child to join one of the group’s jihadi training camps where the militants indoctrinated him with Shariah law, and gave him a sword and ordered him to kill his own mother with it.

In an interview with the British news organization The Daily Mail, a 35-year-old Yazid mother who is now living as a refuge in Dohuk, Iraq, recounted how she and her four children were taken captive by IS last August near Sinjar Mountain during the period of time when the terror group first conquered large swaths of northern Iraq.

The mother, who is known only by her pseudonym of Bohar, explained that her young son, known by the pseudonym of Hamo, was eventually forced to join an IS training camp where he was trained how to behead and shoot non-Muslims.

Bohar added that the militants attempted to indoctrinate her son into believing that his own Yazidi people deserved to be killed because they were non-believers.

“They told him that Yazidis are Kafir, Arabic for non-believers, and told him he had to fight them,” Bohar said. “This one time, the IS man gave him a sword and said ‘this is to kill your mother.'”

After the family’s initial capture, Bohar said the family, along with at least 2,000 other Yazidi captives, were thrown into prisons. The mother explained that she and her kids were transferred from a prison in Tal-Afar to the Badush prison in Mosul as the jihadi leaders decided what to do with them. Eventually Bohar’s eldest daughter and 12-year-old son were shipped off to Syria.

“Some friends [later] told me my daughter and son were taken to Raqqa, where I believe they still are,” Bohar said.

Dem Rep. Lois Frankel Attacks “Insidious Effort By Extremists To Cut Planned Parenthood’s Funding”…

Last time I checked Planned Parenthood wasn’t a government institution.

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UN Chief Praises Obama’s Climate Change Plan For Its “Visionary Leadership”..

Yeah, that bad.

Via Reuters:

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday praised U.S. President Barack Obama’s plan to tackle greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants, saying such “visionary leadership” is needed ahead of negotiations on a global climate change deal.

Obama’s Clean Power Plan is a vital component of meeting a U.S. pledge on emissions cuts for the U.N. climate change summit in Paris in December. Washington has promised to slash emissions economy-wide by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.

Obama’s leadership on combating climate change was essential for encouraging other key countries to commit to securing a “universal, durable and meaningful agreement” in Paris, Ban’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters.

“We believe that this plan shows the United States determination to address global warming while also saving money and growing economy,” Dujarric said. “It also recognizes the obligation we all have to leave future generations a planet which provides opportunities for sustainable development.”

AP: Obama’s Wedding Ring “Noticeably Missing” From Weekend Golf Outing…

Two words: Reggie Love.

Via Free Beacon:

President Barack Obama’s wedding ring was “noticeably missing” from his left hand on Sunday, according to a White House pool report.

Obama, who was at Camp David in Maryland on Sunday, arrived back at the White House and was photographed by the Associated Press without a ring on his hand. He was playing golf earlier in the day to celebrate his birthday, which comes this Tuesday.

Obama’s ring, however, was off his finger long before he stepped on the course. He was photographed on Friday signing highway funding legislation and was not wearing his ring.

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Moonbats Trying To “Disarm” The . . . iPhone . . . Of Its Gun Emoji….

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Yeah, so these people are serious.

Via The Week:

Does the right to bear arms apply to emoji arms? It’s actually a somewhat serious question; activist nonprofit New Yorkers Against Gun Violence aims (excuse the pun) to disarm the iPhone by pressuring Apple’s CEO to remove the gun icon from its emoji catalog.

“The iPhone is ubiquitous. [Guns are] on the iPhone as an option,” the executive director of NYAGV, Leah Barrett, told Fast Company. “We thought this was a way to bring attention to the issue [of gun violence].”

The activists encourage people to tweet at Apple’s CEO and ask for the gun emoji to be removed, using the hashtag #DisarmTheiPhone. However, Fast Company cautions, “If a company like Apple removes words from that language, even if they’re technically pictures, isn’t it censorship? How far does this linguistic adjustment go? If we type the letters G-U-N should they be autocorrected to S-U-N, P-U-N, or F-U-N?” Well? Jeva Lange

Obama Now Writing Love Notes To Himself On Twitter…

Appears so:

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Hillary Clinton Releases Video Defending Planned Parenthood From GOP’s “Full On Assault”…

And yes, Hillary’s defending Planned Parenthood from the same videos she called “disturbing” just last week.

Update: University of New Hampshire Ditches “Bias-Free Language Guide” That Claimed Term “American” Was “Problematic”…

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More on this story.

Via College Fix:

You’ll recall late last week it was revealed that the University of New Hampshire had posted online a “Bias-Free Language Guide” that, among other things, claimed the term “American” was “problematic.”

But the school’s president, Mark Huddleston, claimed that he wasn’t aware of the guide until last week, and clarified that it — the guide — is not UNH policy: “… I want to make it absolutely clear that the views expressed in this guide are NOT the policy of the University of New Hampshire,” he said.

Now, the college has officially taken down the guide from its website, and issued a statement:

The associate vice president for community, equity and diversity removed the webpage this morning after a meeting with President Huddleston. The president fully supports efforts to encourage inclusivity and diversity on our campuses. He does not believe the guide was in any way helpful in achieving those goals. Speech guides or codes have no place at any American university.

President Huddleston has ordered a review of UNH’s web posting policies in the weeks ahead. He was surprised and unhappy to learn that the university does not have practices that make clear which web pages include UNH policies and which pages include content that reflects the opinions of some members of our community.

The university has more than 1 million web pages on its site; university administration was not aware of the “language guide” until this week.

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U.S. Military Commanders On Ground Back CIA Assessment That ISIS Is “Fundamentally No Weaker” Than Before Obama Began Military Campaign…

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And it only cost us billions of dollars.

WASHINGTON (AP) — After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago, American intelligence agencies have concluded.

U.S. military commanders on the ground aren’t disputing the assessment, but they point to an upcoming effort to clear the important Sunni city of Ramadi, which fell to the militants in May, as a crucial milestone.

The battle for Ramadi, expected over the next few months, “promises to test the mettle” of Iraq’s security forces, Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Killea, who is helping run the U.S.-led coalition effort in Iraq, told reporters at the Pentagon in a video briefing from the region.

The U.S.-led military campaign has put the Islamic State group on defense, Killea said, adding, “There is progress.” Witnesses on the ground say the airstrikes and Kurdish ground actions are squeezing the militants in northern Syria, particularly in their self-proclaimed capital in Raqqa.

But U.S. intelligence agencies see the overall situation as a strategic stalemate: The Islamic State remains a well-funded extremist army able to replenish its ranks with foreign jihadis as quickly as the U.S. can eliminate them. Meanwhile, the group has expanded to other countries, including Libya, Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula and Afghanistan.

The assessments by the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency and others appear to contradict the optimistic line taken by the Obama administration’s special envoy, retired Gen. John Allen, who told a forum in Aspen, Colorado, last week that “ISIS is losing” in Iraq and Syria. The intelligence was described by officials who would not be named because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly.

Harry Reid Tries To Pretend Planned Parenthood Isn’t An Abortion Mill…

Yeah, no.

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