McCain: Had I won in 2000, Iraq War might not have happened….

If he had been president, McCain said, “I think I would have challenged the evidence with greater scrutiny. I think that with my background with the military and knowledge of national security with these issues that I hope that I would have been able to see through the evidence that was presented at the time.”…

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A finger pointed at America on the current illegal migrant problem…

The Huffington Post features a piece which points to US anti-Drug and Drug dependance as one of the underlying reasons that violence has broken out in the countries in South America that children and others are fleeing….

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MH17 Update 7/18/14…President Calls action ‘an outrage of unspeakable proportion’….

Will this stop Putin from his actions against the Ukraine?

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The new ‘Stars’ of the Parties….Warren and Paul…..

Fast forward to 2016, and the President is again politically toxic. This time, it’s Democrats who are running as fast as they can from the titular head of their party. On the Republican side, Bush-era Republicans don’t generate much enthusiasm from the GOP base….

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Should the NFL have a London Pro Football Team?

Patriots owner Robert Kraft would like to see the league to take its relationship with London to the next level — and relatively soon.

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Having a VIP with a protection detail isn’t That bad for most….

“It gives a sense of security,” said Eric Mielants, who considered buying an alarm system for his house around the corner from Mr. Holder, but instead decided to count on the attorney general’s detail. “It’s never a bother, really. Quite the opposite.”

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Thor to be Woman in new Comic Book….

It’s currently unclear who exactly is filling the role of Thor going forward, as the original character wasn’t gender-swapped. Goldberg did, however, joke that it was her under the helm, saying, “White woman in a fight, black woman to make a living.”

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Iron Man to get new sleek Silver armor in comic book….

Launching in November, “Superior Iron Man” #1 will see the superhero, who’s played by Robert Downey Jr. in the movies, sport brand new, all-silver battle armor.

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Where do the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) immigrants go in the US ?

The top metro areas for DACA requests are large metro areas with large immigrant populations, but not all large metros contain proportional DACA applicants….

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Jersey US Attorney…No Bridgegate charges soon….

U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said today that news reports suggesting his office would return indictments soon in the George Washington Bridge scandal were not accurate.

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The Falcon will become the new Captain America in the comic book….

And for those who don’t know it?

The falcon, Sam Wilson, is Black….

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Israeli Military advances into Gaza….

The ground offensive began at 10 p.m. Thursday and involves dozens of infantry, armed core, and artillery units, as well as air and naval support, said Israeli Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner. The military, he added, plans to call up additional reservist troops to bolster the 50,000 reservists called up so far.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 7/17/14… GOP establishment takes another pair of hits in latest primaries

But is there an overall message to be gleaned from these wins? Probably not. Just when you think you’ve figured out one Republican primary, the next one comes along and sends your mental model sideways….

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Political Roundup for July 17, 2014…McDaniel to challenge run-off..Red Racing Horses

MS-Senate: Defeated Republican primary candidate State Senator Chris McDaniel is in the process of preparing a court challenge over supposed election law violations. Someone just needs to pay off this guy’s debt so he goes away….

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Breaking…Malaysia Airlines plane down over Ukraine…

Rebel spokesmen denied responsibility, shifting blame to the Ukrainian government forces. The Ukrainian government said it had nothing to do with downing the plane.

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Breaking…There will be NO LIRR Strike…..

A STRIKE HAS BEEN AVERTED! A tentative agreement has been reached.

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