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DWS: Colorado recall was a clear-cut instance of “voter suppression, pure and simple”

You might have thought that the success of the recall election effort in Colorado last night, in which two Democratic state legislators who voted in favor of new gun-control measures earlier this year were booted from office, was a sign that Coloradans aren’t big fans of infringements upon their Second-Amendment rights and will take action when they feel those rights are threatened — but you’d be wrong, and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is here to set you straight. Her statement via the Democratic National Committee:

…That sounds a lot more like pulling vague and desperate excuses out of thin air than it does actual evidence of voter suppression. It couldn’t be that even rural and Western Democrats might think certain gun-control measures are a bridge too far, could it, Debbie?

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PAPER: US can’t prove Assad ordered chemical attack

U.S. intelligence has yet to uncover evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad directly ordered the chemical attacks last month on civilians in a suburb of Damascus, though the consensus inside U.S. agencies and Congress is that members of Mr. Assad’s inner circle likely gave the command, officials tell The Washington Times.

The gap in the intelligence has raised debate in some corners of the wider intelligence community about whether Mr. Assad has full control of his war-weary Army and their arsenal of chemical missiles, which most likely would be treasured by terrorist groups known to be operating in Syria, said officials, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity because they were discussing intelligence matters.

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Secret Hillary get-out-the-vote 2008 effort bankrolled by man at center of DC corruption scandal

The D.C. businessman at the center of an ongoing city corruption investigation secretly spent more than a half-million dollars on get-out-the-vote efforts for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, according to interviews and court documents filed Wednesday.

Jeffrey E. Thompson, a former city contractor who allegedly financed a secret campaign for then-mayoral candidate Vincent C. Gray (D) in 2010, financed an independent effort to reach urban voters on behalf of Clinton in Texas and at least three other states during the 2008 Democratic primaries, according to the interviews and documents.

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AFL-CIO rips ObamaCare over union plan costs

The AFL-CIO approved a resolution saying that President Obama’s health care overhaul will drive up the costs of union-sponsored health plans to the point that workers and employers are forced to abandon them.

In a strongly worded resolution released Wednesday, the federation said that labor unions still support the Affordable Care Act’s overall goals of reducing health costs and bringing coverage to all Americans, but added that the law is being implemented in a way that is “highly disruptive” to union health care plans.

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Companies lay off thousands, then demand immigration reform for new labor

On Tuesday, the chief human resources officers of more than 100 large corporations sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging quick passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

The officials represent companies with a vast array of business interests: General Electric, The Walt Disney Company, Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, McDonald’s Corporation, The Wendy’s Company, Coca-Cola, The Cheesecake Factory, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon Communications, Hewlett-Packard, General Mills, and many more. All want to see increases in immigration levels for low-skill as well as high-skill workers, in addition to a path to citizenship for the millions of immigrants currently in the U.S. illegally.

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Obama has no ‘red line’ for child-rapes committed by illegal aliens

President Obama has spent the last month trying to convince the American people that war with Syria is necessary because the Assad government supposedly injured and killed a number of children.

Obama has also claimed that Assad has crossed the ‘red line,’ set by Obama himself in regards to the alleged use of chemical weapons, and continues to cite the violation of ‘international norms’ as reason enough to put U.S. service members in harm’s way.

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Huckabee on UN: ‘Jackhammer the Whole Thing Off, Float It Into The East River’

(CNSNews.com) – Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee weighed in on the United Nation’s failure to condemn or sanction Syria in light of the alleged use of chemical weapons by Bashar al-Assad calling for removing its headquarters in Manhattan.

“Let’s jackhammer the whole thing off, float it into the East River and be done with it,” Huckabee said on the Saturday edition of “Fox and Friends.”

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RAND PAUL: CALL OFF VOTE…

The Senate’s leading critic of President Obama’s war plans in Syria is now calling for a “permanent hold” on the vote to authorize military force in Congress following a surprise proposal from Russia to avert a military confrontation.

On Tuesday, as the Obama administration ramped up its lobbying on Capitol Hill, Sen. Rand Paul convened a group of some 30 lawmakers skeptical of a military intervention in Syria. The group — which included Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN) and two dozen others — discussed different strategies for staving off a military intervention and the desire to call off a vote to authorize military force.

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Fournier: Obama Fumbling, Flip-flopping, Marble-mouthing…

The good news is we’re not at war. The bad news is … almost everything else about President Obama’s handling of Syria–the fumbling and flip-flopping and marble-mouthing–undercut his credibility, and possibly with it his ability to lead the nation and world.

As he addressed a global audience Tuesday night, liberal elites blindly accepted White House fiction that Russian intervention this week was somehow part of Obama’s master plan. Their conservative counterparts practically rooted against a diplomatic breakthrough, preferring an Obama black eye over peace.

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The 12-Year War: 73% of U.S. Casualties in Afghanistan on Obama’s Watch

(CNSNews.com) – Twelve years ago today, nineteen al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four U.S. commercial airliners and flew them into the World Trade Towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.

In the war that Congress authorized against al Qaeda only three days after that attack, the vast majority of the U.S. casualties have occurred in the last four and a half years during the presidency of Barack Obama.

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