Dem Rep. Betty McCollum Demands Federal Investigation Into Reports Minnesota Hunter Killed Lion In Africa

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Oddly enough, no calls by McCollum to investigate Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON — The Internet exploded in outrage this week after it was revealed that a Minnesota tourist killed a beloved lion while on a hunting expedition in Zimbabwe. That indignation reached Capitol Hill yesterday, as 4th District Rep. Betty McCollum was quick to call for justice for the protected African lion, fondly referred to as Cecil the Lion.

In a statement released yesterday, McCollum denounced the actions of Walter Palmer, a dentist from Eden Prairie, who may have paid as much as $50,000 to participate in the guided hunt in Zimbabwe. Palmer and his guides allegedly lured the lion out of a protected area in order to kill it, a move that critics, including McCollum, call illegal.

“To bait and kill a threatened animal, like this African lion, for sport cannot be called hunting, but rather a disgraceful display of callous cruelty,” McCollum said. Palmer says he was not aware that the lion was a protected animal, and regrets what happened.

Barack Obama Named To “Most Beatuiful” List – Chris Matthews Furiously Nods In Approval

In related news, Michael Moore named to The Hill’s “best body” list.

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Bernie Sanders Voxplains To Vox

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Via Washington Examiner:

As a socialist moving up in the Democratic presidential polls, Bernie Sanders raises the expectations of many on the Left. Some assume Sanders believes what they believe and are disappointed if they discover he does not.

In a newly-published interview, Vox founder Ezra Klein, an advocate of an open-borders immigration policy, asked a question virtually inviting Sanders to agree with Klein about allowing any and all would-be immigrants to come to the United States. Sanders most emphatically did not go along

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Kerry: We Do Not Have Access To ‘Secret Deal’ Between Iran And IAEA

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This deal just keeps getting worse…

Via Breitbart:

Tuesday at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran nuclear agreement, Secretary of State John Kerry admitted he does not have “access” to the secret deal between the IAEA and Iran on the enforcement of inspections and has only been briefed on the agreements when pressed by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX)

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Hillary’s 2 Months Of Missing Emails Cover Period Of Libyan Attack, Huma Private Job While At State

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Via Daily Beast:

Among the approximately 2,000 emails that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has released from her private account, there is a conspicuous two-month gap.

There are no emails between Clinton and her State Department staff during May and June 2012, a period of escalating violence in Libya leading up to the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead.

A State Department spokesman told The Daily Beast that for the year 2012, only those emails related to the security of the consulate or to the U.S. diplomatic presence in Libya were made public and turned over to a House committee investigating the fatal Benghazi assault.

But if that’s true, then neither Clinton nor her staff communicated via email about the escalating dangers in Libya. There were three attacks during that two-month period, including one that targeted the consulate.

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China Wants To Rewrite Global Internet Rules

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For a better Internet, put the people who thought Mao was cool in charge

Via WSJ:

As social media helped topple regimes in the Middle East and northern Africa, a senior colonel in the People’s Liberation Army publicly warned that an Internet dominated by the U.S. threatened to overthrow China’s Communist Party.

Ye Zheng and a Chinese researcher, writing in the state-run China Youth Daily, said the Internet represented a new form of global control, and the U.S. was a “shadow” present during some of those popular uprisings. Beijing had better pay attention.

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Obama Defense Secretary: Iran Will Not Change Terror-Supporting Behavior As Result Of Nuke Deal

Shockingly not shocking

Report: Taliban Have Seized Key District In Helmand Province

Multiple sources, still unconfirmed:

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If accurate, pray SITE’s Rita Katz is wrong:

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Hillary Clinton: “I’ve Seen The Pictures” From Planned Parenthood Videos Offering Baby Parts For Sale And “Find Them Disturbing”

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A) She saw pictures of an interview and finds them “disturbing?”

B) During a speech earlier in the day she vowed to “defend Planned Parenthood.”

Via Union Leader:

Calling them “disturbing,” Hillary Clinton said undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue raise questions about the process nationwide.

“I have seen pictures from them and obviously find them disturbing,” the Democratic presidential hopeful said during a sit-down interview Tuesday with the New Hampshire Union Leader.

“Planned Parenthood is answering questions and will continue to answer questions. I think there are two points to make,” Clinton said. “One, Planned Parenthood for more than a century has done a lot of really good work for women: cancer screenings, family planning, all kinds of health services. And this raises not questions about Planned Parenthood so much as it raises questions about the whole process, that is, not just involving Planned Parenthood, but many institutions in our country.”

“And if there’s going to be any kind of congressional inquiry, it should look at everything and not just one (organization),” she said.

Clinton addressed the controversy after the Center for Medical Progress released undercover videos of a Planned Parenthood representative discussing fetal tissue extraction, cost and transportation.

Republican presidential hopefuls have condemned it and called for public defunding of Planned Parenthood.

Obama Pal Ayatollah Khamenei Ranting Against “Deadly” Jews . . . Again…

And people wonder why Obama is so cozy with Khamenei.

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BREAKING: Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Is Dead!

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Feel good story of the day.

Via The Hill:

Afghanistan’s government is probing fresh claims that Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died, multiple news outlets are reporting.

Sources told the BBC on Wednesday that the militant chief died two to three years ago. The BBC said that multiple Afghan administration and intelligence agency officials had claimed Omar is dead.
The Taliban has neither confirmed nor denied those reports, the news outlet added.

A spokesman for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Thursday that authorities were working to verify reports of Omar’s death.

“As soon as we get more authentication…we’re going to let the media and people of Afghanistan know about that,” said Sayed Zafar Hashemi, according to the BBC.

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British Government Identifies 3-Year-Old Child As Possible Jihadist…

The UK continues to reap the fruits of their “multiculturalism” policies.

Via Daily Mail:

A child aged just three is among hundreds identified as being at risk of radicalisation, it emerged today.

With fears growing about children and teenagers being drawn into terrorism, a project set up by the Home Office in the wake of the 7/7 bombings has reported a sharp rise in the number of youngsters being referred including dozens under the age of 12.

Since it was rolled out nationwide in 2012, the youngest person involved has been a child aged three whose whole family was referred.

Ministers vowed to challenge the ‘twisted narrative that has corrupted some of our vulnerable young people’.

Officers from the Channel project have previously revealed how a child drawing bombs and guns or writing about wanting to be a suicide bomber can lead to a referral.

Between April 2012 and June 2014 a total of 834 under 18-year-olds were reported to Channel.

Around one in ten – 84 – were under 12, data from the National Police Chiefs Council ( NPCC) obtained by the Press Association shows.

Egyptian Resorts Enforcing Hijab-Free Zones…

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Does Code Pink have a branch office in Egypt?

Via Al Arabiya

Many Egyptian women say they are facing a difficult summer season as Hijab-free zones seem to have soared in popularity, as more restaurants and high-end resorts enforce a de-facto ban on wearing headscarves.

Social media users in Egypt flocked to Facebook and Twitter over the past week to condemn the apparent decision by some venues to deny veiled women entry.

Many deemed the ban as “discriminatory” against practicing Muslim women in Egypt – a country in which 90 percent of its 80-million population are Muslim.

The ban is not completely new, it was reportedly common at resorts and restaurants frequented by foreigners, in cities such as Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada.

Recent reports suggest that several swimming pools and restaurants at five-star resorts lining the Egyptian north coast are also restricting the entry of veiled women to their services.

‘Violation of freedom’

Several veiled women who were rejected at the door spoke to Al Arabiya News and described the act as a ‘violation of freedom.’

Reem, a 28-year-old woman who wears the Hijab, said she was turned away at the doors of two different beaches at upscale north coast resorts for being veiled, she told Al Arabiya News.

“I was with my husband when I was told I cannot come in because I’m veiled.

“The outing was quickly cut short when the security at the door told me guests complain about the appearance of veiled women,” she added. Reem said such door-selection policies are never written.

Sally Nashaat, a 26-year-old mother of two girls, said she was also not allowed to enter a beach club house at a five-star north coast resort for being veiled.

Among a group of friends, she was told: “Everyone can enter, except her.

“It feels degrading, we are in our own country and we are not happy.

“I was about to cry,” Nashaat said, “no one has the right to deprive me of entering. This never happened to me anywhere else, even in the United States.

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HT: GetAClue

Poll Commissioned by Planned Parenthood Says Planned Parenthood Is Popular….

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Obviously.

Via TWS:

Planned Parenthood hired a Democratic polling firm to find out if taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood is still popular, and found out that 64 percent of voters still want federal funding for the organization. Here’s the question that voters were asked:

Some Republicans in Congress say that because of the undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, there should be an immediate vote to end all government funding for Planned Parenthood, including for services Planned Parenthood provides, such as cancer screenings and family planning. Do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with the Republicans who say Congress should vote immediately vote to end all government funding for Planned Parenthood, including for services Planned Parenthood provides, such as cancer screenings and family planning?

HHS Secretary Defends Planned Parenthood’s Federal Funding After Videos Show Them Selling Aborted Babies… Admits She Has NOT Seen The Videos…

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Ignorant, and proud of it.

Via The Hill:

Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell on Tuesday defended federal funding for Planned Parenthood as a third undercover video was released on the organization’s use of fetal tissue.

“What I think is important is that our HHS funding is focused on issues of preventative care for women, things like mammograms,” Burwell told the House Education and Workforce Committee.

“We do not fund abortion,” she said, under the longstanding Hyde Amendment.

Burwell declined to directly answer a question on her personal views about fetal tissue research. She said she has not seen the Planned Parenthood videos that have stoked controversy, but has read about them.

“This is an important issue that people have passion deeply on both sides of the issue,” she said.

HT: LifeNews

Colorado Gender Confused “Woman” Challenges Aetna’s Denial Of Coverage For Surgery…

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Quickly, someone call Team Diversity!

Via Denver Post

A Colorado transgender woman’s insurance company has denied her coverage for gender reassignment surgery she says is medically necessary and should be ensured by state law and policy.

Ashlyn Trider, 33, said Aetna Life Insurance Company’s refusal to pay for gender reassignment surgery prescribed by her doctor violates Colorado law. The Transgender Legal Defense Fund & Education Fund has demanded Aetna reverse its decision.

“This is a medical condition. I was born with it,” Trider said. “It’s medically necessary surgery. My doctor has strongly urged this procedure get done. It’s pretty straightforward.”

The denial of coverage violates Colorado law, said TLDEF attorney Ethan Rice. State law and Division of Insurance 2013 guidelines require companies to cover medically necessary care for transgender policyholders on the same terms as all other policyholders.

“It’s pretty clear guidance,” Rice said. “The crux here is that a lot of insurance companies are still excluding coverage. Governments are taking action to end discrimination, but the transgender community still struggles to get the care (it) needs.”

Colorado is one of 10 states, along with the District of Columbia, barring health insurance discrimination against transgender people, Rice said.

A Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies’s bulletin B-B.49 states health insurers cannot deny coverage of treatments for transgender policyholders if the same treatments are covered for other policyholders.

Aetna officials say they can’t discuss any health information about members without signed waivers, but the denial letter sent to Trider says her “plan has a specific exclusion for the requested service or treatment.”

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Border Patrol Ordered The Release Of An Illegal Alien, Now Accused Of Murder And Attempted Rape Of Child

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Via Daily Caller:

Sheriff’s deputies in Lake County, Ohio were reportedly told by federal immigration authorities on July 7 to release an illegal alien who on Monday murdered a 60-year-old woman, attempted to rape a teenage girl, and tried to kill another woman.

Juan Emmanual Razo, 35, is being held on $10 million bond in the murder of Margaret Kastelnick, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group.

Razo allegedly embarked on a violent crime spree that began Monday morning when he attempted to rape a 14-year-old girl and shot another woman. Razo, who has been in the U.S. for five years, later killed Kastelnick in her home. He was apprehended following a shootout with police.

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Carly Fiorina’s Speech At The Reagan Library, “I See A World In Dire Need Of American Leadership”

Smart, focused, Fiorina isn’t getting the attention she deserves in a crowded field. But many were taken by this speech and perhaps it gets her some more looks.

Via Townhall:

Her most recent stop was the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

There she delivered what can only be described as a landmark speech. Lasting almost thirty minutes, she focused exclusively on foreign policy issues. She repeatedly assailed the “political class” for their incompetence and pusillanimity — and called out the spinelessness of the current administration for bargaining with our enemies and alienating our friends. She also offered warnings for America and optimism.

“On my first day in the Oval Office I will make two phone calls. The first will be to my friend Bibi Netanyahu to reassure him that the United States of America will always stand with the state of Israel. My second phone call will be to the Supreme Leader of Iran. Realistically, he might not take my phone call. He will get the message. And the message is this: [No] deal. Unless and until you are prepared to open every military facility and every nuclear facility to full and unfettered ‘anytime, anywhere’ inspections, we will make it as difficult as possible for you to move money around the global financial system.”

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No Self-Awareness: Planned Parenthood Head Tweets She’s ‘Sickened’ By Treatment Of Black Lives

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Black lives matter only when they can be exploited for political points. If babies, not so much…

HT: Twitchy

University Of New Hampshire ‘Bias-Free Language’ Guide Deems Word ‘American’ Problematic

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Do not say anything at all that may be deemed bad by the Left…

Via Campus Reform:

“American,” “illegal alien,” “foreigners,” “mothering,” and “fathering” are just a handful of words deemed “problematic” by the University of New Hampshire’s Bias-Free Language Guide.

According to the university’s website, the guide “is meant to invite inclusive excellence in [the] campus community.”

Terms also considered problematic include: “elders,” “senior citizen,” “overweight,” “speech impediment,” “dumb,” “sexual preference,” “manpower,” “freshmen,” “mailman,” and “chairman,” in addition to many others.

The guide defines words such as “homosexual” as “problematic,” offering “Same Gender Loving” as a more inclusive substitute. Similarly, a lack of gender-neutral bathrooms is, according to the university, “ciscentrism.”

The university defines “ciscentrism” as “[a] pervasive and institutionalized system that places transgender people in the ‘other’ category and treats their needs and identities as less important than those of cisgender people.”

“Ciscentrism,” according to the university, “includes the lack of gender-neutral restrooms, locker rooms, and residences.”

Saying “American” to reference Americans is also problematic. The guide encourages the use of the more inclusive substitutes “U.S. citizen” or “Resident of the U.S.”

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