Political Cartoons: Eric Allie…Obama “Latte Salute”

Obama Latte Salute

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Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval

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Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval

Each result is based on a three-day rolling average


% Approve

% Disapprove

09/1-3/2014 38% 54%
08/31-09/2/2014 39% 54%
08/30-09/1/2014 42% 52%
08/29-31/2014 42% 51%
08/28-30/2014 42% 51%
08/27-29/2014 41% 52%
08/26-28/2014 41% 53%
08/25-27/2014 40% 54%
08/24-26/2014 41% 53%
08/23-25/2014 42% 51%

Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points.

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Political Cartoons: Michael Ramirez


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Issa Spokesman: Release Of 36,000 Criminal Immigrants Shows ‘Government Doesn’t Control Our Borders’

Border Arrest

Border Arrest

By: Caroline May    Breitbart.com

The revelation that Immigration and Customs Enforcement released more then 36,000 criminal aliens is indicative of the ineffectiveness of current immigration enforcement, a spokesman for California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa told Breitbart News.

“This data reinforces what we have known for some time: our government doesn’t control our borders and doesn’t effectively deal with repeat offender criminal aliens who find themselves in the hands of law enforcement,” Issa’s spokesman wrote in an email to Breitbart Wednesday.

Monday the Center for Immigration Studies released a report about an internal document showing that last year ICE released 36,007 criminal aliens convicted of nearly 88,000 crimes, including murder, sexual assail and kidnapping.

Since news of the document broke GOP lawmakers have expressed outrage at the releases.

Indeed, Issa’s spokesman noted that — as Breitbart News has reported — the Judiciary Committee will be pressing for more information on the matter at an upcoming hearing.

“The House Judiciary Committee, on which Rep. Issa serves, is planning to address this issue at a hearing in the near future,” he said.

READ MORE @ http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/05/15/Issa-Spox-Release-Of-36-000-Criminal-Immigrants-Reinforces-What-We-Have-Known-For-Some-Time

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Charles Krauthammer: Hillary Clinton 2016 overrated

Krauthammer says Clinton's State Department tenure will be tough to overcome. | John Shinkle/POLITICO

Krauthammer says Clinton’s State Department tenure will be tough to overcome. | John Shinkle/POLITICO

By JONATHAN TOPAZ | 5/16/14 6:12 AM EDT

Charles Krauthammer isn’t buying into the Hillary Clinton coronation just yet.

The Fox News contributor on Thursday evening said Democrats overrate her popularity and that her time serving as secretary of State will not help her in a potential 2016 presidential run.

“I think the Democrats grossly overestimate how popular Hillary is,” Krauthammer told Bill O’Reilly on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor.” “She may be popular with some of them, she may be popular with a lot of them. But they assume it’s going to apply to the country. I think not.”

When O’Reilly noted that Clinton has performed well in recent polls, Krauthammer said she hasn’t yet been tested and that her tenure at the State Department will be tough to overcome.

When Clinton is asked to name a single achievement from her time in the Obama administration, he said, she “stumbles around with no answer. And you know what she says in the end? ‘It will be said that I passed the baton.’ Now, I’ve never been to the Track and Field Hall of Fame, but I can assure you that there is not a single plaque that reads, ‘He passed the baton.’”

Krauthammer appeared to be referring to an interview earlier this year in which Clinton referred to her time as secretary as a “relay race.”

“I really see my role as secretary, and, in fact, leadership in general in a democracy, as a relay race,” she said at an event in New York. “You run the best race you can run, you hand off the baton.”

Krauthammer also said, if he had to make a decision today, he would bet on the GOP candidate taking the White House in 2016.

O’Reilly, when assessing the potential Republican presidential field, said he thought New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was “shot.”

No Republican presidential contender had a confrontational personality “other than Christie, who I think is shot at this point,” he said. “I’m shocked that he hasn’t made a comeback from this bridge thing, but he hasn’t.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/05/charles-krauthammer-hillary-clinton-2016-election-106752.html#ixzz31tFss49o

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This Day in History: May 14,1948…Rebirth of the Modern State of Israel

israelOn May 14, 1948, in Tel Aviv, Jewish Agency Chairman David Ben-Gurion proclaims the State of Israel, establishing the first Jewish state in 2,000 years. In an afternoon ceremony at the Tel Aviv Art Museum, Ben-Gurion pronounced the words “We hereby proclaim the establishment of the Jewish state in Palestine, to be called Israel,” prompting applause and tears from the crowd gathered at the museum. Ben-Gurion became Israel’s first premier.

In the distance, the rumble of guns could be heard from fighting that broke out between Jews and Arabs immediately following the British army withdrawal earlier that day. Egypt launched an air assault against Israel that evening. Despite a blackout in Tel Aviv–and the expected Arab invasion–Jews joyously celebrated the birth of their new nation, especially after word was received that the United States had recognized the Jewish state. At midnight, the State of Israel officially came into being upon termination of the British mandate in Palestine.

Modern Israel has its origins in the Zionism movement, established in the late 19th century by Jews in the Russian Empire who called for the establishment of a territorial Jewish state after enduring persecution. In 1896, Jewish-Austrian journalist Theodor Herzl published an influential political pamphlet called The Jewish State, which argued that the establishment of a Jewish state was the only way of protecting Jews from anti-Semitism. Herzl became the leader of Zionism, convening the first Zionist Congress in Switzerland in 1897. Ottoman-controlled Palestine, the original home of the Jews, was chosen as the most desirable location for a Jewish state, and Herzl unsuccessfully petitioned the Ottoman government for a charter.

After the failed Russian Revolution of 1905, growing numbers of Eastern European and Russian Jews began to immigrate to Palestine, joining the few thousand Jews who had arrived earlier. The Jewish settlers insisted on the use of Hebrew as their spoken language. With the collapse of the Ottoman Empire during World War I, Britain took over Palestine. In 1917, Britain issued the “Balfour Declaration,” which declared its intent to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Although protested by the Arab states, the Balfour Declaration was included in the British mandate over Palestine, which was authorized by the League of Nations in 1922. Because of Arab opposition to the establishment of any Jewish state in Palestine, British rule continued throughout the 1920s and ’30s.

Beginning in 1929, Arabs and Jews openly fought in Palestine, and Britain attempted to limit Jewish immigration as a means of appeasing the Arabs. As a result of the Holocaust in Europe, many Jews illegally entered Palestine during World War II. Radical Jewish groups employed terrorism against British forces in Palestine, which they thought had betrayed the Zionist cause. At the end of World War II, in 1945, the United States took up the Zionist cause. Britain, unable to find a practical solution, referred the problem to the United Nations, which in November 1947 voted to partition Palestine.

The Jews were to possess more than half of Palestine, although they made up less than half of Palestine’s population. The Palestinian Arabs, aided by volunteers from other countries, fought the Zionist forces, but by May 14, 1948, the Jews had secured full control of their U.N.-allocated share of Palestine and also some Arab territory. On May 14, Britain withdrew with the expiration of its mandate, and the State of Israel was proclaimed. The next day, forces from Egypt, Transjordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq invaded.

The Israelis, though less well equipped, managed to fight off the Arabs and then seize key territory, such as Galilee, the Palestinian coast, and a strip of territory connecting the coastal region to the western section of Jerusalem. In 1949, U.N.-brokered cease-fires left the State of Israel in permanent control of this conquered territory. The departure of hundreds of thousands of Palestinian Arabs from Israel during the war left the country with a substantial Jewish majority.

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During the third Arab-Israeli conflict–the Six-Day War of 1967–Israel again greatly increased its borders, capturing from Jordan, Egypt, and Syria the Old City of Jerusalem, the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights. In 1979, Israel and Egypt signed an historic peace agreement in which Israel returned the Sinai in exchange for Egyptian recognition and peace. Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) signed a major peace accord in 1993, which envisioned the gradual implementation of Palestinian self-government in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The Israeli-Palestinian peace process moved slowly, however, and in 2000 major fighting between Israelis and Palestinians resumed in Israel and the occupied territories.

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The REAL Dirty Harry!

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Politic Photoshops: Harry Reed

Obama's Magnum Force on Capitol Hill. (Image: MAD Magazine)

Obama’s Magnum Force on Capitol Hill. (Image: MAD Magazine)

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Boehner announces special committee on Benghazi, Kerry subpoenaed




House Republicans moved on two fronts Friday to dig for answers on Benghazi, with Speaker John Boehner announcing a special committee to investigate and a key panel subpoenaing Secretary of State John Kerry to testify.

In a significant shift, Boehner announced that the House will vote on establishing a select committee to investigate, on the heels of newly released emails that raised additional questions about the White House’s response.

“In light of these new developments, the House will vote to establish a new select committee to investigate the attack, provide the necessary accountability, and ensure justice is finally served,” he said in a statement.

Boehner has long faced pressured from rank-and-file members for months to form such a panel to probe the attacks which killed four Americans including a U.S. ambassador, and until now had resisted. Fox News is told the speaker made the decision Thursday to go forward with a vote. The committee is expected to be bipartisan, and Fox News is told Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is among those being considered to lead it.

The committee would still have to be approved on the House floor.

The movement comes after newly released emails raised questions about the White House role in pushing faulty claims about the attacks.

The emails in question were obtained and published by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, following a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. One email showed White House adviser Ben Rhodes discussing a “prep call” with then-U.N. ambassador Susan Rice, before she went on several Sunday shows and made controversial and flawed statements linking the attack to an anti-Islam Internet video.

The email from Rhodes emphasized the role of the Internet video — leading to GOP charges that this “smoking gun” shows the White House politicized the tragedy.

The White House maintains the “prep call” was in reference to protests elsewhere in the Middle East and Africa.




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Political Cartoons; Michael Ramirez


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