The Human Shields thing in Gaza….Red State….

Tuesday’s discovery of rockets hidden in a vacant U.N. facility is the sort of evidence that Israel cites when it accuses Hamas of using civilians and their institutions as shields in the ongoing Gaza conflict…..

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The Taliban is making gains in Afghanistan….

“They are running a series of tests right now at the military level, seeing how people respond,” one Western official said, describing a Taliban effort to gauge how quickly they could advance. “They are trying to figure out: Can they do it now, or will it have to wait” until after the American withdrawal……

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There probably won’t be a Border bill passed anytime soon….

Senate Democratic leaders say they have no interest in adding language that they argue would undermine the due process rights of kids fleeing violence.

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US Healthcare spending dropping sharply even with the new Healthcare Law….

…..projections are sharply lower than those CBO made just five years ago, despite the coverage expansions enacted in the Affordable Care Act (ACA)…….

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US moves out Embassy staff from Libya…

“The security situation in Libya remains unpredictable and unstable,” the department said in its warning notice. “The Libyan government has not been able to adequately build its military and police forces and improve security following the 2011 revolution.”

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12 Hour Cease Fire Holds in Gaza….

Families across the Gaza Strip emerged from shelters and returned to their homes during a 12-hour cease-fire on Saturday to survey the damage to their neighborhoods, collect belongings and help dig bodies from the rubble.

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Open Thread for July 26, 2014…..The Ukraine…Europe…The New Russia…The Old Soviet Union…

Seems like the US President would know that and one hopes he won’t go to far out on a limb for a country that is politically in crisis , is broke, and having problem fighting the separatists and the Russian’s…

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The US Congress…. We Vote FOR these people?

Ah, What do these people ACTUALLY get done for the money we pay them ? Talk about law suits? Can we have someone go after the Congress for ‘theft of services’? The foreign policy crises ongoing in Israel and Ukraine have …

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Some question the NYPD “broken windows” strategy…

The long-term increase in overall arrests reflects the convergence of two striking trends. Felony arrests have dropped off significantly, as violent crime has plummeted. But the soaring number of arrests for misdemeanors and noncriminal violations has more than made up for the drop……

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 7/25/14… A new Democratic poll has Scott Peters holding his swing seat

CA-52: Freshman Democrat Scott Peters has been facing some ugly poll numbers, but Team Blue has finally produced a good result for him. GBA, on behalf of House Majority PAC, was in the field July 20-22: They find Peters with a 48-43 lead over Republican Carl DeMaio, a former San Diego city councilor and 2012 mayoral runner-up.

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Political Roundup for July 25, 2014…Get out the Vote…Red Racing Horses

DCCC: The DCCC’s attempt to counter the Republican wave that might be developing is a massive get out the vote initiative.

Voter Engagement: More bad news today for the Democrats as Republicans have a substantial voter engagement edge over Democrats going into the midterm elections.

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Most Central American Kids reunite with family here…..

The children have traveled thru hell to be with family members here in the States…. What is wrong with that?…and why should we stop this? After all? Isn’t it like OTHERS got here? The vast majority of unaccompanied migrant children arriving …

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The White House take Impeachment Talk seriously?

A poll by CNN/ORC International released Friday shows a majority of the U.S. public say Obama should not be impeached.

Two-thirds of the survey’s respondents said they opposed impeachment, while 35 percent endorsed it.

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House Republican’s move to propose some sort of Immigration Bill before summer vacation…

Granger said members appeared to be coalescing around changes to a 2008 human trafficking law so that uniform rules could be applied to child migrants, as well as adding more immigration judges to help speed the processing of those children.

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Rand Paul moves to the Left…….

“Not only do I support the Civil Rights act and the Voting Rights Act,” he said, “I’m a Republican who wants to restore a federal role for the government in the Voting Rights Act.”

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Nike “Peace” / “Urban Jungle Gym” Collection…

Referred to as the “Peace” or “Urban Jungle Gym” Air Raid, this black and multicolored makeup is an original color way from the “For Outdoor Use Only” sneaker. ….

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