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AP Wire
Jun 23, 2014

 

1. WHO NEEDS MORE ATTENTION AT BELEAGUERED VA

The rising ranks of female veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan do not always receive adequate care at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, an AP review finds.

2. MILITANTS CAPTURE TWO IRAQ BORDER CROSSINGS

The blitz by insurgents of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Iraq's vast western desert takes the al-Qaida-breakaway group closer to its dream of carving out a purist Islamic state straddling both Syria and Iraq.

3. ISRAELI WARPLANES BOMB MILITARY TARGETS IN SYRIA

The strikes came in a blistering response to a cross-border attack that left an Israeli teenager dead the previous day.

4. 'YOU'RE NOT A CRIMINAL, YOU'RE AN ADDICT'

That's what Ohio Judge Robert Peeler told a twice-arrested heroin user as he ordered her to receive monthly injections of the opiate-blocking drug Vivitrol that is getting more attention from courts amid a nationwide rise in intravenous drug use.

5. PUTIN CALLS FOR COMPROMISE IN UKRAINE

The Russian president expresses support for Ukraine's declaration of a truce in its battle against pro-Russian separatists and called on both sides to negotiate.

6. WHY IMMIGRANT CHILDREN CAN REMAIN IN U.S.

Thousands of the youths fleeing poverty and violence in Central America can stay in the United Stated due to an overburdened system of immigration courts and a 2002 law intended to protect children's welfare, the AP finds.

7. WHAT'S THREATENING A NATIONAL PARK'S SOLITUDE

Natural gas flares, lights and noise from drilling just outside Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota are sullying the natural areas within its borders.

8. LAWYERS GET OK TO SCAN JURORS' SOCIAL MEDIA SITES

The American Bar Association says it's ethical for attorneys to examine online sites for publicly available musings of citizens called for jury service.

9. WEST COAST DOCKWORKERS' CONTRACT SET TO EXPIRE

Negotiations continue for a new pact for 20,000 longshoremen as businesses that trade in everything from apples to iPhones are worried about disruptions.

10. PORTUGAL BATTLES U.S. TO DRAW IN WCUP

Varela's late header gave Portugal a 2-2 tie with the United States and hope for a spot in the second round of the World Cup.

Comments

Vladtheimp

#6. Guess the liberal hacks at AP forgot that even the Obama Administration has admitted illegals not fleeing poverty and violence but are coming here because: (1) Obama has refused to enforce the border; (2) Obama has granted amnesty for so-called "Dreamers" and (3) the press in their own countries have been advising them to come now because the Congress will pass amnesty soon. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Gov...

11. RATS TURN ON EACH OTHER

Clinton bristled at Benghazi deception http://nypost.com/2014/06/22/cli...

Clinton Wasn’t Told to Attack Palin, Obama’s Plouffe Says http://www.bloomberg.com/news/20...

12. IT'S ALWAYS THE COVER UP THAT GETS THEM

IRS CANCELLED Contract with Email-Storage Firm Weeks After Lerner’s Computer Crash http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/2... http://hotair.com/archives/2014/...

Lanivan

12. You are so right. What a bombshell!....Just like when the Bush White House lost 22 MILLION emails.

As you'll recall, millions of Bush White House emails conveniently went missing between 2003 and 2005, including those in the critical days during which the administration formulated its response to Ambassador Joe Wilson and his covert CIA operative wife, Valerie Plame. In July 2007, Darrell Issa accused Plame of perjury. Then, in February 2008, Issa turned IT expert and brushed off the email imbroglio as merely a software problem.

Complicating matters, some 50 Bush White House staffers had used email accounts provided by the Republican National Committee to sidestep federal laws regarding the preservation of digital records.

Thanks to a now-settled lawsuit filed by the National Security Archive and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington [CREW], Americans learned in 2009 that "the Bush White House, which initially denied that any e-mails had gone missing, announced in January it had located more than 22 million messages that had been mislabeled after a search by computer technicians, according to court records filed by the government on the day after Bush left office."

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/0...

Vladtheimp

Thanks for bringing this up:

1. Regarding the missing e-mails as respects the firing of U.S. Attorneys, the Bush Administration consistently stated they were mis-labeled for archival purposes, but that they were available from the administration's disaster recovery system, which is what happened and permitted them to be recovered. This is a far cry from the Obama Administration's claim that a hard drive crash killed the e-mails; that they had no effective disaster recovery system; that they threw away the hard drive; that they are now gone forever.

2. As respects the missing e-mails and the Plame Affair - that resulted in the appointment of a Special Prosecutor, something the democrats are fighting tooth and nail - why?

3. More importantly, this is the umpteenth time you have attempted to counter evidence of clear Obama lawlessness, lying, and incompetence with contortionist like stretches to say "Bush did it too." Enough.

For me this is finally it! I have railed against Obama and Harry Reid's flaunting of the law and wished for a conservative administration that would restore the law through legal means. No Mas. Screw That. I now fervently hope that our nation that has been buffeted and diminished by Obama and the socialists elects a conservative Senate and a Conservative House. I pray that the Legislative Branch does its Constitutional job and impeaches this lawless socialist/narcissist. Short of that, I hope that the next President is a strong conservative who, whether having declared his or her intentions or not, uses the same means Obama and democrats did to overturn every lawless act attributable to them, and beyond that, uses the same questionably legal means they have used to return us to a Representative Republican form of government consistent with the Constitution.

Having suffered you, Mystic Michael, Skyking and others who celebrate Obama's lawless behavior, I look forward to a conservative President, House,and Senate who will stick it up the progressives, with vigor. You like a lawless government? Choke on one that is lawless in the other direction.

And then, when you and your friends complain about the lawless conservatives, I will gladly, no, gleefully, adopt the Lanivan strategy and point out that the action is obviously constitutional and appropriate because it was done by Obama, in Spades!

Molon labe!

Lanivan

To extend your suffering just a wee bit more, if I may:

#1-#2. http://mycioview.com/entry/behin...

#3. Your martyrdom aside, this is but another deeply cynical tactic to confuse, divide, and denigrate government and all who think differently than the right wing conservative, assaulting that which is in fact the expression of the principles embodied in the Constitution you claim to revere.

Through legislative assault, conservatives have callously and systematically made it harder for people to vote. Conservatives rely on tactics of seeking polarizing divisions over and over, such as utilizing the "Obama lawless liar" meme, and with an absolutist, authoritarian mindset that denies the democratic values of reason, compromise, and conciliation, and replacing them with conflict, destruction, and obstruction.

Conservatives essentially only care about their wealthy contributors, the spreading of half truths and outright lies, unbridled militarism - which after the past decade, has in fact made the US less prosperous, less secure, and less free;, a crass and constant need for enemies, politicized religious fundamentalism that has replaced rational problem solving, and the unleashing of disastrous policies that have led to the downward spiral of the middle class, the obfuscation and maligning of programs that amounts to a breach of the social compact, while providing all means necessary to increase the explosion of wealth redistribution upwards to the already staggeringly wealthy.

The odds of your prayers being granted are slim to none, but God does work in mysterious ways. Rejecting your macho, violent terminology, I instead listen to the wise words of my father to always take the high road, and leave you with this....Since it is unlikely you will ever receive that bottle of PVW I've been safe-keeping for you, this will have to do......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=....

And, finally - some good advice....http://www.condenaststore.com/-s...

TheBee

13. Pollen, you ask? DELICIOUS.

truthhurts

14.) Remember - Next month is white people music month! Rock n Roll

dyankee

15.) Don't Forget - CET pilot the following month! (Caucasian Entertainment Television)

 

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