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AP Wire
Jul 11, 2014

1. POSSIBLE IMMIGRATION COMPROMISE EMERGES

A provision to deport minors from Central America more speedily might be included in Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request.

2. OBAMA OFFERS U.S. HELP NEGOTIATING ISRAEL CEASE-FIRE

The overture comes as world leaders warn of an urgent need to avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war that could engulf the fragile region.

3. MILITARY BRASS: NO 'STAND DOWN' ORDER IN BENGHAZI

Testimony of nine officers undermines contentions by GOP lawmakers that an order held back military assets that could have saved U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens in Libya.

4. WHERE TOP U.S. DIPLOMAT HAS LANDED

Secretary of State Kerry is in Kabul to help try to resolve an election crisis surrounding Afghanistan's presidential vote.

5. ESTRANGED BROTHER-IN-LAW ACCUSED IN SLAYINGS

Ronald Lee Haskell is charged with killing four children and their parents in Spring, Texas, after they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was.

6. WHAT HIGH-END PROSTITUTE SOUGHT AFTER OVERDOSE DEATH

Authorities say Alix Tichelman searched online for how to legally defend herself after allegedly giving a Google executive a lethal dose of heroin aboard a California yacht.

7. FTC SUES AMAZON OVER KIDS' APP CHARGES

The government is suing the online retailer for billing parents and other account holders for millions of dollars in in-app purchases made by children.

8. GIRL BORN WITH AIDS VIRUS STILL HARBORS HIV

The news about the nearly 4-year-old Mississippi girl is a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful HIV drugs might reverse the infection.

9. WHO LED EMMY NOMINATIONS

The fantasy saga "Game of Thrones" emerges as the leading nominee with 19 nods. Dramas "Breaking Bad" and "True Detective" are among the other front-runners.

10. LEBRON WATCH PRESSES ON

"The Decision II" holds fans in thrall as the Miami Heat star ponders where he'll take his talents next.

Comments

Vladtheimp

#1. IT WOULD COST NO MONEY TO SIMPLY REPEAL THE AMENDMENTS TO BILL CLINTONS LAW SPONSORED BY JOEY BIDEN, DICK TURBAN, DIANNE FEINSTEIN, ET AL

http://sweetness-light.com/archi...

https://www.govtrack.us/congress...

#3. NEWLY RELEASED TESTIMONY LATEST EVIDENCE BENGHAZI ATTACKS PREMEDITATED

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/...

11. WE HAVE A NEW RICHARD PRYOR

http://freebeacon.com/politics/o... (Doing the work Constitutionalists refuse to do)

12. 72% OF MUSLIMS APPROVE OF OBAMA POLICIES

"President Barack Obama’s approval rating is higher among Muslims than any other religious group, a new poll says." http://www.politico.com/story/20...

Harry Kovaire

Two hours and still nothing from the Moon Bat. You must have given her a lot of cutting and pasting to do.

Lanivan

#12. And right thar, ole pardner (said with a heavy western accent), be the smokin' hot gun we be on the lowdown lookout for". "By gum!".

In one brilliant cut and paste, Vlad has stumbled across the evidence that proves Obama IS complicit in criminal activity within the IRS, the CIA, the FBI, the DOS, the DOJ, the EPA, and while we're at it, I heard that he and Uncle Joe visited the Condor Supper Club once!!

Lanivan

#3. "NO Stand down order"? Those nine (9) lying lawless US military officers have got to be kidding! All nine (9) must have been paid off by Obama and Hillary personally to lie via under-oath testimony. No! Please God! Make them all (9) nine US military officers be liars!!!!

#5. Where is the outrage? Come on, pro-gunners - let's hear how attempts to beef up gun public safety are infringing on this poor man's rights to gun ownership and who gives a fig about the lives of (4) dead children and their parents.........crickets.

#1. Republican Rule #1. Obstruct, filibuster, and stand firm against any badly-needed immigration reform for YEARS on end. Don't budge, integrate, or problem-solve, just blame Obama. Republican Rule #2. Allow a long-brewing, largely ignored humanitarian crisis to explode onto the radar. Blame Obama. Republican Rule #3. Scoff at Obama's urgent call for Congress to do something about the humanitarian crisis involving thousands of homeless children that are trapped in the US indefinitely, thanks to a Bush law he signed in 2008 - before Obama. Blame Obama instead. Republican Rule #4. Threaten to both sue and impeach Obama simultaneously, on the taxpayer dime, of course, while continuing to blame Obama because it turns out it is a fabulous way to stir up donations to the lagging RNC donation coffers.

#13. The verdict is in: Obamacare lowers uninsured. http://www.politico.com/story/20...

"Millions of people who didn’t have health insurance before the Affordable Care Act have gained it since last fall. The law is not just covering people who already had health coverage, but adding new people to the ranks of the insured — which was the point of the law all along."

Tri-cities realist

Or just secure the border, which was supposed to happen when Reagan agreed to amnesty. But the democrats just can't stop salivating at the thought of more new illegal immigrants that they want to make citizens and presumably vote for democrats.

Enforce the law! That is what the POTUS takes an oath to do. Another Obama lie, he couldn't even abide by his oath.

Lanivan

"President Obama has the most border patrols and border security deployed at the border of any previous president." http://www.politifact.com/florid...

Obama is enforcing the law signed by President Bush in 2008 that forbids returning unaccompanied children back to their homeland without being brought before a federal immigration court. Is this the law which you wish was being enforced?

Or maybe your are referring to the immigration reform proposal that has had bi-partisan support over the past five years while being worked on? The immigration reform bill that John Boehner won't even allow to come to the House floor for debate and a vote?

Tri-cities realist

You mean the one Bush renewed in 2008 after it was signed by Clinton in 2003 and reauthorized several times since, including 2013? You really should take the time to read Vlad's links. So apparently the law is being abused, so if it needs changing, then it should be changed all by itself, not as part of "comprehensive" amnesty, err, immigration reform. I can't fathom why Boner won't bring a bill up for a vote, which corrects this, and only this. Then let the Senate and Obama own it if they won't agree to fix it.

Do you mean the Border patrol agents that according to Rick Perry, are being moved from the border, up to 45 miles away from the border? That makes a lot of sense.

echo5oscar

Too busy shooting pool.

Tri-cities realist

How many are now insured that aren't on Medicaid? How many are still uninsured. Do the math and then tell me how successful the ACA has been. Does your business prosper when you have a less than 20% success rate?

Lanivan

Well, I haven't the time to do all the math, considering we are only months into the implementation of the program. Here is another article that might help answer some of those questions:

"A poll of Obamacare enrollees published Thursday by the Commonwealth Fund found that 74 percent of newly insured Republicans are happy with the plans they bought. Overall, 77 percent of people who had insurance prior to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act said they are pleased with the new coverage they obtained in the last year.

The percentage of Americans without health insurance fell to a new low in recent months, according to the results of a Gallup poll released Thursday.

Specifically, the uninsured rate fell to 13.4 percent in the second quarter of 2014. That's down from its peak of 18 percent in the third quarter of last year, and it's the lowest quarterly average that Gallup has seen since it began tracking this type of data in 2008.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/20...

Tri-cities realist

Yep no time for math when you are too busy spinning.

Vladtheimp

Proof that every modern Democrat President is entitled to his own Lewinsky. . . .

Lanivan

This is a base, crude, and mindless reply to my comment. If it has come to this - that this is now representative of your arsenal of rebuttals, I recommend you step away from the mouse.

I request, but do not expect, a retraction.

Tri-cities realist

Clinton would have been better off heeding your advice and retracting his...

See Lanny, you occasionally do provide sound advice, nice work!

Lanivan

If only....rather than a reference to Obama's Lewinsky, he would have referred to me as Obama's lustitia.....but one must take into account the conservative fixation on basic bodily functions and fluids.....

Tri-cities realist

So now getting a Lewinsky is a basic bodily function? Tell that to my wife! Haha

Lanivan

Whaaaat?? You mean it..ISN'T??!!

So much for my Lady of Impartial Justice attempt to distract you conservatives.....

TheBee

14. VLADTHEIMP WINS THE FRIST AWARD ONCE AGAIN!

He continues on his impressive roll of being the first to comment on the daily "10 Things to Know Today" article.

Tri-cities realist

In honor of former senate majority leader Bill Frist?

newsblogger

#5 First let me say RIP to this family and the surviving daughter and her grandparents are in my prayers. You (Lanivan) are using the deaths of these children and their parents as a reason to mock those you do not agree with. That in itself is outrageous. Tell me this.. Do you know it to be fact this mentally ill person legally obtained his weapon and went thru all the background checks in place, or are you too bent on sticking it to pro gun people to even look into this?

#13 Forget that countless women who are unable to bear children are now forced to purchase maternity insurance, which in itself is a slap in the face. Tell us how many of those "Millions of people" insured have actually paid their insurance premiums?

Lanivan

What is outrageous is the venal selfishness of pro-gunners who seem to care only about some imaginary infringements on their rights to own more guns, more military assault guns, greater rounds of ammunition, less stringent laws, greater freedom to open carry anywhere, and the go-ahead to, as a private citizen, to shoot to kill when they perceive they are being threatened. Many of these people actually believed that President Obama was going to, with force, round up their legally-purchased guns. Many of these people fight tooth and nail, even though they are in the minority, any attempts at tightening up on laws such as more stringent background checks.

Many of these people don't express any compassion for or understanding of people, especially the children, who are innocent victims of gun violence, or for people who, especially children, are terrorized by the image of loaded guns being bandied about by total strangers.

That's what I think is outrageous.

Tri-cities realist

It definitely sounds like you are pro gun and don't wish to infringe upon anybody's 2nd Ammendment rights. :-S

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