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.

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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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Obama Declares Global Warming Is Racist…

Or something.

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MSNBC Host Blames Climate Change For August Heat Forcing Obama Speech On Climate Change Inside…

You know, because it’s never hot in August.

Via Free Beacon:

MSNBC host José Díaz-Balart called the decision Monday to move President Obama’s speech on climate change inside because of hot temperatures an example of “Mother Nature … making his point for him” on the issue.

The network made a move against left-wing programming by canceling three of its progressive commentary shows last week, but this was an example of editorializing on behalf of the White House showing up in an ostensibly straight newscast.

“A couple of hours from now, President Obama will unveil a new plan to slash greenhouse gases and promote renewable energy, all in an effort to fight climate change,” Díaz-Balart said. “In fact, it seems like Mother Nature may be making his point for him sometimes. Today’s event was supposed to be held outside, but with temperatures expected to be in the mid-90s, officials figured it was too hot, so they moved it to the East Room.”

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Tongue-Tied Again: Still Can’t ID Difference Between Dem And Socialist

Kind of hard to find an answer when there is no difference. But Matthews perhaps also accurate with calling it an “intellectual problem”.

Via Townhall:

NBC’s Chuck Todd threw the same question at Schultz on Meet the Press. She again deployed evasive maneuvers, saying that the real debate/discussion will revolve around the differences between the two parties. Matthews, who was a guest on Sunday’s broadcast, added his two-cents about the difference between a Democrat and socialist.

“Socialists traditionally believe in government control of the economy, and Democrats believe in modifying the economy to help the people at the bottom with a safety net,” he said.

As for why Schultz ducked and dodged on this question again, Matthews said, “Well, politically, she didn’t want to offend the Bernie people…Maybe there is an intellectual problem, but I will give her the benefit of the doubt and say it was really a political problem she faced.”

First, I will second what Mediaite’s editor Andrew Kirell noted about that quote from Matthews: “Ouch!” Second, either way, Schultz still has to answer the question at some point. Does the DNC want a self-avowed socialist speaking at the convention in primetime? Are they comfortable with someone who has views which are far to the left than the general electorate having a sweet speaking spot? We’ll see what comes of this. Maybe this point will be dead, in which case I would still hope for an answer from the DNC chair about the differences between a socialist and a Democrat since she has nothing to lose politically from giving the proper definition. Heck, 52 percent of Democrats view socialism favorably.

Obama Takes Air Force One Jet And Marine One Helicopter To Play Round Of Golf Less Than 48 Hours Before Today’s Big Climate Speech…

Saturday:

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Today:

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More Mister De Blasio’s Neighborhood: 19 People Shot In Brooklyn Over The Weekend

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Brooklyn now competing with Chicago and Baltimore for the crown. Progressive leadership on display.

Via NY Post:

Brooklyn residents said Sunday that they fear the return of the bad old days of “Crooklyn” — and placed the blame squarely on Mayor Bill de Blasio — after a bloody weekend in which at least 19 people were shot in the borough.

The carnage included nine revelers struck by bullets at a house party, a teenager shot during a drive-by, and a man fatally gunned down in a housing-project courtyard — all in an hour-and-a-half period early Sunday.

That followed eight people being shot in six hours Friday into Saturday.

“I locked the door and ran into the back when I heard shots,” said Mahdi Alabdi, 52, who works overnight in a deli across the street from the bullet-riddled East New York house party. “I never did this before. I do it a few times now.”

Nursing aide Anne Gordon, 25, who also lives near the scene, seconded the sentiment.

“This was never the best area, but it has gotten worse out here since this new mayor,” she said. “He seems out of touch.’’

Lifelong borough resident Richard LaTorre, 55, fumed that former Park Sloper de Blasio “left Crooklyn for Manhattan with his entourage of bodyguards and SUVs.”

“He has his protection from all this. What about the rest of us?” LaTorre said.

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Baltimore Sun: Marilyn Mosby Derailed Program To Analyze Why Increase In Homicides In Baltimore

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She doesn’t want anyone to conclude that it’s in part due to the drugs stolen from pharmacies when the city gave them ‘space to destroy’? That is the word all over the street.

Via Baltimore Sun:

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby recently derailed an initiative to bring together city leaders, law enforcement commanders, academics, public health officials and others to identify real-time homicide trends and develop targeted responses — the latest crime-fighting program to falter amid a dramatic spike in violence.

After months of promising unprecedented transparency and collaboration with law enforcement partners, Mosby said she didn’t want to share information that others in the fledgling Baltimore Homicide Review Commission considered critical to success. She said providing information on ongoing cases could compromise investigations or jeopardize the safety of victims and witnesses.

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