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Eric Cantor Delivers Farewell Speech on House Floor (Video)


Eric Cantor delivered a somber farewell as majority leader Thursday, telling his House colleagues that he has "truly lived the American Dream"

He gets a standing O from both sides here. After his speech, Steny Hoyer makes some remarks about Cantor, saying all of us are only here for a short time. 'We wish him well'

Watch-



 

Israel Calls Up Another 16,000 Reserves


Israeli officials said the military had yet to complete one of the operation's main goals—destroying cross-border tunnels Hamas uses to infiltrate fighters into Israel. The military said it has uncovered 32 tunnels so far


ABC News/AP
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in the densely-populated territory.

Netanyahu's vow came as international efforts to end the 23-day-old conflict seemed to sputter despite concern over the mounting death toll, with more than 1,300 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and more than 50 Israelis, almost all of them soldiers, killed since July 8.

"We have neutralized dozens of terror tunnels and we are committed to complete this mission, with or without a cease-fire," Netanyahu said. "Therefore I will not agree to any offer that does not allow the military to complete this important mission for the security of the people of Israel."

An initial Israeli aerial campaign against Hamas was widened into a ground offensive on July 17. Since then the campaign has concentrated on destroying more than 30 cross-border tunnels that militants have constructed to carry out attacks on Israeli territory.

Israel says that most of the 32 tunnels it has uncovered have now been demolished and that getting rid of the remainder will take no more than a few days


 

CNN Anchor Bill Weir Snaps on Fox Nation: ‘You Willfully Ignorant F*cksticks’


Nice language. CNN must be real proud of this guy.


mediaite
It’s safe to say CNN anchor Bill Weir is not a fan of climate change deniers.

On Thursday, the Twitter account for Fox Nation, a blog run by Fox News, tweeted a link to a post headlined, “Climate Doesn’t Cooperate With Al Gore’s Group’s Visit to Denver EPA Hearings.”

The story, aggregated from the Washington Times, relates to a Denver visit by former Vice President Al Gore‘s “Climate Reality Project” for EPA hearings on power plant emissions.

The group showed up to hand out ice cream even though it was 58 degrees.

Weir retweeted the link, with his own comment: “Weather is not climate, you willfully ignorant fucksticks.” We’ve requested comment from CNN.




 

Obama Approval Rating 36% in Ohio


Team Obama would definitely have to double-down on the vote fraud in Cleveland if the election were held today.

In 2012, O won Ohio 50-47 over Romney. No way Obama could win Ohio today with a 36% approval rating. In September of 2012, Obama's approval rating in the state of Ohio was 56%


news5net

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new poll shows President Barack Obama's approval rating is falling in Ohio.

The poll released Thursday by Quinnipiac University in Connecticut says Obama's approval rating in Ohio has slipped to 36 percent. The same survey in May gave him a 39-percent approval rating.

The poll found a strong partisan divide when it comes to Obama, with an approval rating of just 4 percent among Republicans and 74 percent among Democrats.

Thursday's poll also says 49 percent of voters approved of the job Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is doing, while 40 percent approved of the job done by U.S. Sen. Rob Portman.

The survey of 1,366 Ohio voters was conducted by phone from July 24-28. It has a margin of error of just under 3 percentage points.

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Also in the Quinnipiac poll, they did some 2016 head-to-head matchups in Ohio
Hillary leads all Republicans for some reason.

Clinton 46% Rand Paul 42%
Clinton 47% John Kasich 40%
Clinton 48%  Jeb Bush 37%
Clinton 46% Chris Christie 37%

Hillary Clinton leads all Republicans among women by 20-24 points

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Just to show the level of low-information voter were dealing with here...
 Quinnipiac ask a question of Ohio voters about favorability of John Kasich

2. Is your opinion of John Kasich favorable or unfavorable

1-in-5 voters haven't heard enough about John Kasich...
He's been their Governor for the last 4 years.

 

Flashback Video-- Obama: Muslims Helped Lay The Railroads, Built Some of Our Highest Skyscrapers

This is a follow up to President Obama's statement earlier this week marking the end of Ramadan where he said Muslims helped 'build the fabric of America.'

In this flashback video I pulled up from 2013, Obama at a White House Iftar Dinner goes further in his praise for Muslims. Just making it up out of thin air. Watch. This is absolutely ridiculous.


President Obama-
• Islam has contributed to the character of our country
•Muslim Americans have helped to build our nation
•Muslim immigrants - farmers and factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities.
•Muslim innovators helped build some of our highest skyscrapers (what?)
•Muslims helped to unlock the secrets of our universe


 

Alison Lundergan Grimes Gaffe: Iron Dome Helps Israel Defend Against Terrorists In Tunnels

She has no clue that Israel's Iron Dome is a missile defense system


Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes drew attention Tuesday with a remark about Israel's famed air defense system known as the Iron Dome.

Asked about the missile system at a rally in front of her new headquarters in Fayette County, Grimes had this to say, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader:

"Obviously, Israel is one of our strongest allies in the Middle East, and she has the right to defend herself," Grimes said. "But the loss of life, especially the innocent civilians in Gaza, is a tragedy. The Iron Dome has been a big reason why Israel has been able to withstand the terrorists that have tried to tunnel their way in.

"My hope is that a cease-fire can be structured. Ultimately, I think the long-term solution though is not one we can impose. It has to come from within. It's a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine"

NRSC pounces: Alison Grimes 'fundamentally unprepared'


  The latest Bluegrass Poll  has Mitch McConnell with a  2 point lead over Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes 47-45.


 

Obama: I Read 10 Letter Every Night, Some of Them Say, 'You're an Idiot' (Video)


Obama economic speech today at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Mo.

He says he reads 10 letters from concerned Americans every night

Video



 

Ted Cruz: Only Way To Stop Children Coming Across Border Is To Eliminate the Promise of Amnesty

Cruz runs the numbers:

"It's gone now (children crossing Southern border) from 6,000 children in 2011 to its expected to be 90,000 this year and 145,000 next year.

"They're coming because they believe they will get amnesty President Obama's amnesty. And if we want to solve the problem the only way to do it is to eliminate the promise of amnesty"



 

Rush: The Obama Adm Tried to Play the 'Children Card' on Immigration and It Backfired



"The regime thought that making children the face of illegal immigration would lower resistance to illegal immigration. They were playing the children card again, a great miscalculation. They thought, if the only noticed immigrants coming across were poor children without their parents that the American people would open their arms and accept them and the exact opposite has happened"

Rush: A great miscalculation by the Obama regime.
From today's program. Listen-


 

France Offers Asylum to Iraqi Christians While Obama Turns His Back on Them


Not a word from the Obama WH about the persecution of Iraqi Christians


redstate reported:
Providing us with yet more evidence that leadership in addressing humanitarian crises across has passed to Western European powers, France has offered asylum to Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution from the Islamic State (formerly ISIL).

Radio Free Europe reports:
"France says it is ready to welcome Christians from northern Iraq who have been told by Islamic extremists ruling the region to either convert to Islam, pay a religious tax, or face death.

France’s foreign and interior ministers said in a joint statement in Paris on July 28 that “we are ready, if they wish, to facilitate their asylum on our soil.”

That this report has surfaced in a media outlet officially sponsored by the United States government is ironic. Our country under the Obama administration has developed a tendency to turn our backs on the plight of Christians in the Middle East. As Breitbart reported, Iraqi Christians in the United States rallied at the White House this past Saturday chanting, “Obama, Obama, where are you? Iraqi Christians call for you!” The call appears to have fallen on deaf ears.

As RedState’s streiff has noted, Obama is still pushing ahead with his request to repeal the AUMF for the Iraq War while giving us nothing to replace it

more here...


 

Jesse Ventura: No Regrets Over Suing Widow of Navy SEAL

CBS This Morning co-anchor Gayle King: "Does it bother you that you might have won the case but are certainly getting hammered in the court of public opinion?


CBS News
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura said Wednesday his successful lawsuit against the estate of late Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle was about "the truth" and that he has no plans to reach out to Kyle's widow, who is the executor of the Kyle's estate, now that the trial is over.

Jesse Ventura awarded $1.8 million in defamation suit against former sniper

"All I wanted to do was clear my name, and it has nothing to do with a widow or anything like that," Ventura said on "CBS This Morning" during his first post-trial interview.

The dispute revolves around the description of an alleged incident in Kyle's book, "American Sniper," in which the former SEAL claimed he punched Ventura in 2006 after the former governor said the SEALs "deserved to lose a few" in Iraq.

"I would have been a big-time loser had I not pursued the lawsuit, because ... the whole story was fabricated," Ventura said. "I was accused of treason, which in the military is the death penalty."