US Air Force Cancels July 4 Celebrations At UK Bases Due To ‘Threat Assessments’…

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Sad day when the American military cannot provide security on a military installation.

Via Stars and Stripes

The U.S. Air Force has canceled 4th of July events in Britain due to “local threat assessments,” it was announced Thursday.

A statement on the website of Royal Air Force Mildenhall said RAFs Lakenheath and Mildenhall called off celebrations set for Friday and Saturday at Royal Air Force Feltwell.

“The decision was made due to the most current local threat assessments. The base continually surveys the security environment alongside host nation counterparts and must take appropriate measures based on those assessments,” the statement said.

The statement quoted Col. David Eaglin, 48th Fighter Wing vice commander, as saying the decision was taken in the interest of safety.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation has caused, and we will continue to work with our UK counterparts — both military and civilian — to make sure we keep our airmen and the local communities safe,” he said.

No further details were released. The announcement comes as security officials in the U.S. and elsewhere have warned the public to be alert to possible attacks by the Islamic State or its sympathizers during the ongoing Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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FBI Has Made At Least 30 ISIS Arrests On U.S. Soil So Far This Year, Set Up 56 Command Centers To Combat Them Prior To July 4

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Via Daily Mail:

FBI agents have made at least 30 arrests on US soil this year as they try to combat the murderous reach of ISIS and its warped followers, Daily Mail Online can disclose.

Officials revealed this week that the Islamic terror group has a foothold in all 50 states as it continues to target disaffected Americans through its torrent of online propaganda and slick videos of barbaric beheadings and mutilations.

The stark warning comes days after ISIS-inspired gunman Saif Rezgui unleashed horror on at a Tunisian beach resort, killing 39 vacationers and wounding dozens more.

The FBI has reportedly set up command centers in each of its 56 field offices in case extremists try to mark the July 4 weekend by unleashing similar carnage here in the U.S. American ISIS ‘recruits’ to date have included schoolgirls, a young nurse, a pizza shop boss and even a National Guard soldier who hatched a plan to gun down 120 of his own colleagues.

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BREAKING: ACLU To Sue Kentucky Clerk Who Refused To Issue Marriage License To Gay Couple On Religious Grounds…

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Update: More via local reporter Theo Keith:

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Obama: Republicans Are “Mean”…

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…and we’re back in the fifth grade.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics by drawing sharp contrasts with “mean” Republicans in the state where the GOP governor was preparing to enter the vast 2016 presidential field. […]

Republicans in Congress have cast dozens of votes to repeal the law, and they have vowed to keep trying.

“Every single one of them is still obsessed with repealing the Affordable Care Act, despite the fact that by every measure it’s working,” Obama said. “It just seems a little mean to say that you don’t want to provide coverage” to millions of people who’ve gained it under the law “and you got nothing to replace it with.”

Hillary To Address La Raza Conference For Second Time In One Month…

Hmmm, I wonder what she will promise them?

Via TWS:

Hillary Clinton will be speaking to La Raza in a couple weeks in Kansas City.

“For the second time in a month, Hillary Clinton will speak to a huge gathering of Latinos, this time in front of 2,000 Hispanic activists and community leaders Monday, July 13 at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) annual conference in Kansas City, BuzzFeed News has learned,” BuzzFeed reports.

“We are thrilled that Secretary Clinton will join us to speak to the thousands of Latino community leaders who will gather in Kansas City next week,” said Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR. “We look forward to hearing about her vision for the country and her thoughts on the issues of greatest concern to our community.”

Baltimore Hits Midyear Mark At 144 Homicides

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B more in Baltimore…make that 145.

Via Baltimore Sun:

Danielle Wilder said she has moved from her Baltimore home but isn’t telling anyone — even family members — where she lives now.

“The next thing, one of us will be dead. We don’t know. We have moved, and I have not given my address to family members. We just don’t know,” she said.

Wilder lost her sister, Jennifer Jeffrey-Browne, 31, and nephew, 7-year-old Kester “Tony” Browne, last month when the mother and son were found shot to death in their Southwest Baltimore home.

The Brownes are two of the city’s 144 homicide victims in the first six months of the year, a 48 percent increase over last year. Much of the surge in violence has come in the aftermath of the April 19 death of Freddie Gray, which touched off protests, rioting, looting and arson in the city.

More than half of this year’s killings — 74 — have occurred in the past two months.

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Hillary’s Secret War: She Approved Arms For Terrorist Enemies Of The United States

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Judge Andrew Napolitano gives a very clear recitation of what she has done and why she should never be President. Please share with anyone tempted to vote for her.

Via Washington Times:

In the course of my work, I am often asked by colleagues to review and explain documents and statutes. Recently, in conjunction with my colleagues Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne, I read the transcripts of an interview Ms. Browne did with a man named Marc Turi, and Ms. Herridge asked me to review emails to and from State Department and congressional officials during the years when Hillary Clinton was the secretary of state.

What I saw has persuaded me beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty that Mrs. Clinton provided material assistance to terrorists and lied to Congress in a venue where the law required her to be truthful. Here is the backstory.

Mr. Turi is a lawfully licensed American arms dealer. In 2011, he applied to the Departments of State and Treasury for approvals to sell arms to the government of Qatar. Qatar is a small Middle Eastern country whose government is so entwined with the U.S. government that it almost always will do what American government officials ask of it.

In its efforts to keep arms from countries and groups that might harm Americans and American interests, Congress has authorized the Departments of State and Treasury to be arms gatekeepers. They can declare a country or group to be a terrorist organization, in which case selling or facilitating the sale of arms to it is a felony. They also can license dealers to sell.

Mr. Turi sold hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of arms to the government of Qatar, which then, at the request of American government officials, were sold, bartered or given to rebel groups in Libya and Syria. Some of the groups that received the arms were on the U.S. terror list. Thus, the same State and Treasury Departments that licensed the sales also prohibited them.

How could that be?

That’s where Mrs. Clinton’s secret State Department and her secret war come in. Because Mrs. Clinton used her husband’s computer server for all of her email traffic while she was the secretary of state, a violation of three federal laws, few in the State Department outside her inner circle knew what she was up to.

Now we know.

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Lib Chick Owned After Calling Group of Veterans “Imperialist Assholes” At Flag Burning Protest…

She’s just beaming with patriotism, eh?

NASCAR Asks Fans To Refrain From Displaying Confederate Flag

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When will the madness stop??

Via Fox News:

NASCAR’s national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago.

The facilities vowed to have the most “welcoming environments in all of sports and entertainment.”

The statement was signed by International Speedway Corp. and Speedway Motorsports Inc. — which own most of the tracks in the Sprint Cup Series, stretching from Florida to New York to California — as well as 30 specific tracks. It also includes independent tracks such as Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, Pocono Raceway and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

“We are asking our fans and partners to join us in a renewed effort to create an all-inclusive, even more welcoming atmosphere for all who attend our events,” the statement read. “This will include the request to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at our facilities and NASCAR events.”

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More Than 44,000 Sign Petition To Bring Dukes Of Hazzard Back To TV …

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Link to petition here.

Via Media Equalizer:

Upset over its abrupt cancellation, “Dukes of Hazzard” fans are demanding the corporate parent of TVLand immediately restore the iconic program to its daily schedule.

Supporters of the show have been flocking to the “Stop Banning Dukes of Hazzard” Change.org petition, with signatures increasing at a rate of thousands per hour. In just an hour of monitoring its progress, the Media Equalizer watched its total number rise from 25,000 to 33,000, already close to reaching its stated goal of 35,000. (3pm update: total over 44,000)

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Maine Mother Charged After Letting 7-Year-Old Daughter Play Across The Street “Unattended”…

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I’m sure the state could do a much better job of raising her.

Via EAG News:

A Maine mother faces child endangerment charges for allowing her daughter to play at the park across the street from her house without her constant supervision.

Nicole Jensen told WMTW she often allows her three children to play at the park a few hundred feet from her house and parents in the neighborhood make a coordinated effort to watch each other’s children. She watches from her front porch.

But when Jensen’s 7-year-old daughter was playing in the park by herself last week, someone at the park called 911 to report she was unattended and police intervened.

But instead of simply walking the child home, police tried unsuccessfully to call Jensen, then hauled the girl to the police station when the mother didn’t immediately answer her phone, according to the Personal Liberty blog.

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White College Professor: All Whites Should “Commit Mass Suicide” For Being “Complicit” In Slavery

You first, Professor.

Adam Kotsko teaches at Shimer College

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Screenshots via Social Memo

Ex-VA Democratic Senator Jim Webb Announces Run For President

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Via CNN:

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announced his campaign for president Thursday.

Webb would become the fifth Democrat to join the primary contest, though in his announcement he did not say specifically that he was seeking the Democratic nomination.

Webb made the announcement on social media, linking to a lengthy letter on his website explaining why he wants to run.

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Boko Haram Jihadists Gun Down Nearly 100 People Praying Inside A Mosque…

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Religion of Peace™

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A government official and a self-defense fighter say Boko Haram extremists have gunned down nearly 100 Muslims praying in mosques in northeastern Nigeria.

They say the attack Wednesday night on the town of Kukawa came as people were praying ahead of breaking their fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. They say 97 people, mainly men, were killed.

A senior government official from the area said the Islamic extremists targeted several mosques in the town. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to give information to reporters.

Man Tries To Rob Ex-CNN Anchor And Husband, Taken Out With Taxpayer Relief Shot

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The robber picked the wrong couple. Russell has been a deputy sheriff, private investigator and martial artist. Her husband, who also reported for CNN, is an ex-special forces man with a bio that reads like an adventure novel. They had his and hers guns with them in their hotel room. How they managed on CNN, I don’t know.

Via NY Post:

A road trip down old Route 66 led to a Wild West-style motel shootout for a pioneering CNN anchor and her former-soldier hubby.

Lynne Russell — the first woman to ever solo-anchor a primetime network news show — and Chuck de Caro, 65, had stopped at a Motel 6 for the night in Albuquerque when an intruder slipped into their room as Russell went to grab something from the car around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“I opened the door and he materialized out of nowhere; he was inside,” she told The Post. “And he pushed me into the room and onto the bed and closed the door.”

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Bad News Libs: Majority of Americans Believe Confederate Flag Symbolizes Southern Pride, Not Racism…

Shockingly, the commenters on Salon are still screaming racism.

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Good News: Sheila Jackson Lee Has Declared “Americans Are Safe To Celebrate The 4th Of July”…

I feel so much safer now.

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Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake Prepares For Freddie Gray Verdict, Orders Improved Riot Gear for Police Department…

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Does this mean they won’t issue another stand down order?

Via Baltimore Sun

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that Baltimore police will be equipped with new riot gear before verdicts in the Freddie Gray trials come down.

The pledge was made after Rawlings-Blake acknowledged that officers did not have enough shields or body armor during the April riots, when about 160 officers were injured.

“We hope to never have such unrest again in our city, but if we do, we need to make sure our officers are equipped for whatever situation they encounter,” Rawlings-Blake said during a news conference at City Hall. “Specifically, I want to make sure our officers are prepared should there be additional unrest following the verdicts in the Freddie Gray case.”[…]

Over the past two months, officers have said Rawlings-Blake, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts and his command staff ordered them not to engage looters and those throwing rocks. They say that order left them vulnerable to attacks.

Batts and his top commanders say officers were told at times to “hold the line” but the orders were given for officer safety because there was not enough backup or support for officers to engage mobs. Commanders said officers were sometimes asked to forgo arresting looters and arsonists because they were about to be redeployed to locations where officers or civilians had reported injuries or attacks.[…]

Rawlings-Blake said police are installing video cameras with the ability to record in every transport van.

The police transport van that carried Gray had a video camera that was broken, police say. Even if it had been functioning, police say, the camera did not record and only allowed the driver to check on prisoners.

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Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders Draws Largest Campaign Rally Of Any 2016 Candidate With 10,000-Strong Crowd In Wisconsin…

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Yes, Hillary should be worried.

Via The Blaze:

Self-proclaimed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders can hardly be written off after attracting a whopping 10,000 supporters at a campaign event in Madison, Wisconsin, Wednesday — and casting more than a little doubt on Hillary Clinton’s shoo-in status for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The 10,000-strong crowd is the largest for any 2016 candidate so far.

Anti-Police Flag Burners Have To Beat A Hasty Retreat In Face Of Patriots, Ask For Help From Police

We reported on this event yesterday. The organizers were happy with the attention their event was getting. But then, not so much…

Via The Blaze:

Anti-police activists were set to burn the American flag at a New York City park Wednesday evening, but their plans seemingly changed when dozens of bikers and veterans came out to counter protest.

Flocking to Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park, individuals opposed to burning the U.S. flag waited for the “Disarm NYPD” group to arrive. While most urged for peace, several bikers threatened violence toward anyone who would burn the American flag.

“We’re here to f*** up tiny liberal punks,” a biker who refused to identify himself told TheBlaze.

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