Posts tagged as: government

“Degraded,” fortunately

“Degraded,” fortunately

(Scott Johnson) Islamic toilet etiquette specifies an elaborate protocol that goes well beyond our immediate need to know. (Warning: You also really don’t want to know.) Fortunately, however, it seems not to require clean underwear, at least not directly. In an update on the failure of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to detonate the bomb concealed in his underwear as he attempted to bring down Northwest Airlines Flight 235 back in 2009, the Daily …

The Party of War

The Party of War

For a party that professes to hate war, Democrats consistently use it as metaphor in framing their issues.

Hamas’s big plan disrupted

Hamas’s big plan disrupted

(Scott Johnson) In an update this morning that provides the necessary context to Israel’s rejection of a ceasefire at this stage of its offensive in Gaza, Omri Ceren of The Israel Project writes: Leaks have begun to trickle out on what Israeli interogators are learning from captured Hamas fighters. One plot in particular is getting overwhelming attention. Hamas was apparently a few months away from conducting a …

Ron Dermer does CNN

Ron Dermer  does CNN

(Scott Johnson) Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer is of course working overtime to speak up for Israel during its present hostilities with Hamas. He went above and beyond the call of duty yesterday, listening to its coverage for two hours. Now that hurts. Dermer noted that something was missing as CNN ran stories depicting the incident in which 16 people were allegedly…

I imagine there are those out there who will write…

I imagine there are those out there who will write…

I imagine there are those out there who will write this off as the usual political squabble, but there’s a larger point here, and if you look closely you’ll see it: Top White House political adviser David Simas refused again Friday to honor a congressional subpoena, prompting Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to vote to rebuke the administration. The Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 19-14 to reject the White House’s claim that Simas has absolute immunity…

House of Representatives banned from editing Wikipedia

House of Representatives banned from editing Wikipedia

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CRISIS AT THE BORDER Obama to meet with Central American leaders

CRISIS AT THE BORDER  Obama to meet with  Central American leaders

Honduran president says he has taken major steps to stem exodus Feds follow money to stem immigrant tide

Administration mulls offering refugee status to Hondurans

Administration mulls offering refugee status to Hondurans

Seeking to pour gasoline on to an out of control fire,

The Devil's best trick is making people believe he doesn't exist

The Devil's best trick is making people believe he doesn't exist

4 million women at risk of genital mutilation in Iraq.

CRISIS IN GAZA Israel finds additional, sophisticated tunnels

CRISIS IN GAZA Israel finds additional, sophisticated tunnels

Hamas resists Kerry’s bid for cease-fire deal amid heavy fighting in Gaza FAA lifts flight restrictions on Tel Aviv airport Cruz demands answers on FAA flight ban to Israel MAYIM BIALIK: Hard to stay focused with Israel on my mind

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