Biden Aghast: GOP “Has Everybody Asking Questions Like – ‘Are Corporations Overtaxed?’”…

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Via CNS News:

During his Labor Day speech in Detroit Vice President Joe Biden was critical of Republicans for making people question the federal tax system.

“This new Republican Party has everybody asking questions like, ‘Are unions too strong?’” Biden told the crowd at the former Tigers Stadium.

“No, no think about this. Think about what you read and see in the paper you hear a question like, ‘Are corporations overtaxed?’ What the hell are we talking about?”

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Poll: 73% Concerned About Obama’s Lack Of A Strategy To Defeat ISIS…

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When even the low information voters are worried, you know Obama is in trouble.

Via Rasmussen:

Voters regard the radical Islamic terrorist group ISIS as a major threat to the United States and are very worried that President Obama doesn’t have a strategy for dealing with the problem. They remain reluctant to send U.S. troops back to Iraq to take on ISIS, but support is growing.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 67% of Likely U.S. Voters consider the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) a serious threat to this country. Just 13% disagree, while another 20% are not sure.

The president said last week at a press conference that the United States doesn’t have a strategy yet for dealing with the group which threatens to defeat democratic forces in Iraq and send the messy civil war in Syria further out of control. Seventy-three percent (73%) of voters are concerned that the United States does not have a strategy for dealing with this military group, with 47% who are Very Concerned. Twenty-five percent (25%) are not concerned by this lack of a strategy, but that includes only four percent (4%) who are Not At All Concerned.

Expert: Amnesty Will Bring 500,000 More Illegals In First Year

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Just what Americans struggling to find a job want to hear.

Via Washington Examiner:

The number of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States would surge more than five times the current wave of 90,000 if President Obama grants amnesty to up to 6 million undocumented people as many advocates expect, according to an immigration expert.

“It could hit nearly half a million people,” said Jessica M. Vaughan, director of policy studies with the Center for Immigration Studies. She said that the additional 500,000 would come in the first year following an amnesty plan.

Obama has hinted that he plans to wait until after the upcoming midterm elections before unveiling his executive order, an action that could move immigration out of the mix of big issues roiling House and Senate contests.

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DNC’s Donna Brazile: “Hate Is Not A Strategy For Victory” Over ISIS…

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Time to unleash the rainbow beam cannon and drop our precision guided unicorn fart bombs on the Islamic State.

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DOJ Hits Business For “Citizenship-Discrimination”

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Here we go again…

Via Daily Caller:

A Texas catering business will pay the United States $26,400 for engaging in “citizenship-discrimination,” as part of a settlement with the Justice Department announced Tuesday.

Culinaire International unlawfully discriminated against employees based on their citizenship status, the Justice Department claimed, because it required non-citizen employees to provide extra proof of their right to work in the United States.

Culinaire has agreed to pay the United States $20,460 in civil penalties, receive training in anti-discrimination rules of the Immigration and Nationality Act, revise its work eligibility verification process, and create a $40,000 back pay fund for “potential economic victims.”

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ISIS: James Foley Beheading A “Cooling Balm For The Believers’ Hearts”…

These people things are evil to the core.

Via Algemeiner:

Al-Hayat Media, an important part of the Islamic State’s propaganda machine, released the third issue of its English-language jihadist publication Dabiq Friday. It released its first two editions of the magazine written in the style of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula’s Inspire magazine earlier in August.

A recent article in the New Republic compared the first two editions of Dabiq with Inspire, saying the new magazine provided a more “comprehensive attempt to recruit westerners” than its Al-Qaida predecessor.

The cover, “A Call to Hijrah,” recalls the Muslim Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Mecca to Medina and reads like a glossy recruiting guide.

It sets up the United States as the boogeyman all Muslims must fight because Americans killed thousands of Muslims during their occupation of Iraq, calling their deaths “collateral damage.”

Dabiq gloats over James Foley’s beheading, calling it “a cooling balm for the believers’ hearts” that served “as a retribution for the recent American aggression against the Muslims of Iraq.”

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Dem Senator Accused Of Politicizing Elderly Couple’s Murder, Rape Of Two-Year-Old

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Politicizing an elderly couple’s murder and the rape of a two-year-old girl? Keep it classy, Begich.

Via Washington Free Beacon:

An elderly Alaskan couple was murdered last year. Their two-year-old granddaughter was raped. And the victims’ family on Friday said Sen. Mark Begich (D., Alaska) is exploiting the grisly incident for political gain, potentially compromising legal action against the killer.

In a scathing cease-and-desist letter, the family’s attorney said Begich’s reelection campaign has “crossed the boundaries of decency, honor, and compassion.”

“You[r] campaign is playing pure politics at the expense of my clients, and frankly has done only what is in the best interests of ‘Mark Begich’ rather than protecting the victims of the most serious crime in Alaska history,” the attorney, Bryon Collins, wrote.

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Great News: Foreign Ownership of U.S. Government Debt Passes $6 Trillion…

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Another Obama first…

Via CNS News:

(CNSNews.com) – For the first time in the nation’s history, foreign interests now own more than $6 trillion in U.S. government debt, according to the most recent Treasury Department report on major foreign holders of the debt, which includes the numbers through the end of June.

As of the end of June, foreign owners held $6,013,200,000,000 in U.S. Treasury securities, up from $5,976,500,000,000 as of the end of May.

Thirteen years ago, at the end of June 2001, the foreign-held U.S. government debt was $983,300,000,000—and had been trending downward for four months. Since then, it has grown more than six-fold.

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#WAR — After Beheading American ISIS Threatens To Kill Briton If Airstrikes Continue

In the video of Steven Sotloff’s execution released today (which you will NOT find here). ISIL shows off a third prisoner, this time of British origin.

The militant in the video shows off a new hostage who they claim is of British citizenship named David Cawthorne Haines.

In the video, the hostage taker claims more will be executed if America does not cease its campaign against ISIL in Iraq.

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63% Opposed To Obama Issuing Executive Order On Amnesty

Looks like our Celebrity-in-Chief isn’t finding much support with any issue right about now.

Via Hot Air:

I assume the White House’s internal polling looks like this too. After months of teasing immigration activists with legalization by kingly decree by the end of summer, they wouldn’t be backing off now unless the numbers looked too dismal to defy before the midterms.

Last year support for comprehensive immigration reform stood at 54 percent, with just 39 percent support for securing the border. Now the first number is down to 48 percent while the second stands at 47. A border crisis will do that for you.

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Lib Rag Salon Urges Americans To Stop Watching The NFL Because It’s Too Violent…

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Liberal jargon update: The NFL will now be referred to as the “Football Industrial Complex.”

Via Salon:

With pro and college football set to kick off this week, the official Season of Rationalization is upon us again. This is that special time of year when millions upon millions of fans attempt to justify — to themselves and anyone who dares question them — why they watch a violent, commercialized sport that we now know can cause brain damage.

I know this firsthand because until recently I was a football addict. (Technically I’m still an addict, I just no longer use.) And thus I have spent years trotting out these shopworn justifications.

The sad truth is that they’re nonsense. Not one of them stands up to any sort of sustained ethical scrutiny. So allow me to channel my inner defensive fan, if only to set the record straight about how the Football Industrial Complex actually operates. [...]

But the bottom line is that the NFL is the force driving the commercialization of the sport at all levels. It derives most of its profits from passive consumption (i.e., couch potatoes like you and me). We’re the reason the NFL can charge the networks billions for broadcast rights.

To reiterate: Without us, the NFL wouldn’t exist.

This is the essential truth that the Football Industrial Complex is forever trying to obscure. When we watch football, even casually, we’re supporting the entire system. If we don’t like the way football operates — the excessive violence, the greed, the dulling of our collective empathy — it is upon us to stop watching.

As a lifelong fan, I don’t say this casually. I’ve been in continuous state of withdrawal since I stopped watching last year. But I’d rather suffer that inconvenience than continue recycling the same lame excuses every season, knowing deep down how full of shit I’m being.

UNREAL: State Dept Spokeswoman Won’t Call ISIS Beheadings An Act Of War, “Not Going To Put Any Labels On This”…

Via Melissa Moore who is live tweeting today’s State Department press briefing:

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BREAKING: ISIS Beheads American Reporter Steven Sotloff – Update: Beheaded By Same British Jihadist Who Executed James Foley…

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Savages.

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Update: More details, pretty much the same thing as the Foley beheading.

BEIRUT (AP) — An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group.

Sotloff, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syrian in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the Islamic State group that showed the beheading of fellow American journalist James Foley.

Dressed in an orange jumpsuit against the backdrop of an arid Syrian landscape, Sotloff was threatened in that video with death unless the U.S. stopped airstrikes on the group in Iraq.

In the video distributed Tuesday and entitled “A Second Message to America,” Sotloff appears in a similar jumpsuit before he is beheaded by an Islamic State fighter.

Update: Via Daily Mail:

…Dressed in an orange jumpsuit against the backdrop of an arid Syrian landscape, Sotloff was threatened in that video with death unless the U.S. stopped airstrikes on the group in Iraq.

In the video distributed Tuesday and entitled “A Second Message to America,” Sotloff appears in a similar jumpsuit before he is beheaded by an Islamic State fighter.

The video appears to show the same British fighter who killed James Foley. He threatens a new hostage, Briton David Haines.