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WATCH- New Islamic State Video Threatens To Target White House


Video is the trailer for a film entitled 'Flames of War' with strapline 'fighting has just begun'

The only words on the 52-second clip are those of President Obama making the pledge, "American combat troops will not be returning to fight in Iraq"

guardian
Islamic State militants have threatened to target the White House and kill US troops in a new slickly-made video response to Barack Obama's campaign to "degrade and destroy" the organization.

The video, in the style of a blockbuster movie trailer for what is "coming soon", depicts a masked man apparently about to shoot kneeling prisoners in the head. Towards the end of the clip there is shaky footage of the White House filmed from a moving vehicle, suggesting the building is being scoped out for attack. 
Video screen grab - White House
It was released on Tuesday after US defence chiefs suggested that US troops could join Iraqi forces fighting Isis, despite Obama's assurance that US soldiers would not be engaged in fighting on the ground.

The video was released by the al-Hayat Media Centre, Isis's English-language propaganda arm. It includes the now familiar high-production hallmarks of an Isis video, including super-slow motion footage of jihadis in combat, jump-cutting, and CGI explosions.


 

Krauthammer: The Impression is Obama, Military Have 'No Idea What They're Saying or Doing' and Are 'Making It Up as They Go Along'

Charles gives his take on the division between General Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and President Obama

From tonight's Special Report



 

PHOTO- Ebola Survivor Kent Brantly Meets With President Obama in the Oval Office


(White House photo Pete Souza)

washingtonpost
This is a photo of President Obama meeting with Ebola survivor Kent Brantly in the Oval Office.

It may seem like a nondescript and fairly routine presidential meeting, but it was intended to send a strong message: That Brantly is completely Ebola-free, and that it is safe to interact with survivors of the deadly virus.

There is still plenty of concern and hysteria surrounding the treatment of American patients with Ebola at U.S. facilities. Brantly is just one of four people who have been or currently are being treated at U.S. hospitals; as a survivor, he is now free of the virus and immune to the strain of Ebola that's currently ravaging several countries in West Africa.

That Obama is willing to sit in a room with Brantly demonstrates that the leader of the free world believes those concerns have no basis.



 

Low Information Voters- MRC TV's Man On the Street Asks College Students to Sign Petition Supporting ISIS (Video)

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The Petition


MRCTV's Dan Joseph went to the campus of George Mason University to see if college students would sign a petition to support ISIS. Watch the 2:20 mark. A military veteran goes off.

But many students think nothing of it and sign the petition...
Watch-




 

2 Chicago Schools Renamed To Honor The Obamas


Two new names in Chicagoland-
'The Michelle Obama School of Technology'
And...(Try not to laugh) 'The Barack Obama School of Leadership'


truthrevolt 
Two schools in the Park Forest-Chicago Heights district, grades fourth through eight, are getting new names to honor the president and first lady.

According to the Southland Star, a publication of the Chicago Sun-Times, at the start of the school year the district went through a realignment. Part of that move included renaming two schools after President Obama and Michelle Obama.

Beacon Hill was changed to the Barack Obama School of Leadership and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Forest Trail is now the Michelle Obama School of Technology and the Arts.

A district release explains:

"The Obama name was selected for the two schools because the values that the First Family models are unparalleled precedents and are values that our students strive to emulate. I believe we are the first schools in the nation to honor the First Family in this manner"
The Star reports:
"The Barack Obama school, the district said, will promote the national objectives of improved education in science, technology, engineering and math through learning engagements that focus on student interests. The Michelle Obama school will focus on technology and the arts with an enhanced curriculum that focuses on theater, show choir and visual arts, according to the district"





 

Rick Scott Widens Lead Over Charlie Crist in New Survey USA Poll


A few months ago, Charlie Crist had a 10 point lead

TPM reported:
Florida Gov. Rick Scott's lead over former Gov. Charlie Crist (D) has increased, according to a new poll.

The poll, conducted by NBC affiliate WFLA and SurveyUSA, found Scott with 44 percent support and Crist with 39 percent. Meanwhile, Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie got another 7 percent support and the remaining 9 percent said they were undecided.

The margin of error was 4.2 percentage points.

The poll's findings are a continuation of a number of surveys that show a tightening gubernatorial race. The TPM Polltracker average finds Scott with a 0.6 point lead over Crist, a shift from April when Crist seemed to have a solid single-digit lead.

None of the writeups of the poll included the dates during which it was conducted.

Here's Charlie Crist's latest ad attacking Rick Scott on Education

AD- 'Rick Scott, just too shady for the sunshine state'



 



Video- Code Pink Protesters Disrupt Hearing on Combating ISIS (Video)

Photo from today's hearing-



Code Pink tweeted just prior to the hearing at the Senate Armed Services Committee-


There were multiple disruptions. This video was when Sen. Bill Nelson was questioning General Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on ISIS in Iraq. Sen. Carl Levin bangs the gavel repeatedly so the protester can't be heard.

Watch-



McCain heckled during hearing-
He responds, 'I always appreciate special attention from this group' (Code Pink)

Hilarious- Republican Senator Wicker, seated next to McCain says, 'I think she voted for you'


 

Pat Robertson: ISIS Not Islamic? Oh Yes They Are. This Is Core Islam (Video)




Pat Robertson says sorry President Obama, ISIS ideology is clearly based on Islam. This isn't some offshoot of Islam, this is core-Islamic teaching


 

Another Atlantic City Bust: Trump Plaza Closes


This is the 4th Atlantic City casino to close this year


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year.

When it opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation.

But since then, The Donald has left town and cut ties to its casinos. And the Plaza, like many Atlantic City casinos, has seen better days.

A downward spiral that saw it ranked last among the city's casinos ended Tuesday morning as about a half-dozen gamblers who stayed to the end got up from the lone blackjack table in operation or from a few slot machines and walked out beneath the dozens of glittery chandeliers for the last time.

Dealer Ruth Hardrick worked at Trump Plaza for 26 of its 30 years, but is now without a job. She's in a large group: About 8,000 Atlantic City casino workers have lost their jobs this year, and another 3,000 could join them if Trump Plaza's parent company makes good on its threat to shutter the Trump Taj Mahal Casino resort in November.




 

Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey: U.S. 'Advisers' Could Fight Alongside Iraqi Troops If the Situation Requires It

Translation: Boots on the ground in Iraq



usatoday
WASHINGTON — Gen. Martin Dempsey, the military's top officer, told a Senate panel Tuesday he will recommend having U.S.advisers fight with Iraqi troops against the militant Islamic State group if the situation requires it.

"To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific ISIL targets, I will recommend that to the president," said Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The United States is at war the militant Islamic State group, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said, and the fight "will not be an easy or brief effort. It is complicated."

"We are at war with ISIL, as we are with al-Qaeda," Hagel said. "But destroying ISIL will require more than military efforts alone. It will require political progress in the region, and effective partners on the ground in Iraq and Syria."

Dempsey and Hagel appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee to outline President Obama's plan to fight the Islamic State, which is also referred to as ISIL or ISIS.

Hagel said, if unchecked, the Islamic State "will directly threaten our homeland and our allies." However, U.S. intelligence agencies have not detected specific plots by IS against targets in the U.S., Hagel said.



 

Russian Ruble Drops to Historic Low Amid Sanctions


'Sanctions could send Russia into a long recession'


ABC News
Russia's currency dropped to an all-time low against the dollar on Tuesday as investors fret about long-term economic damage from Western sanctions.

The United States and the European Union last week imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine that consisted in, among other things, blocking off Western financial markets to key Russian companies.

The Russian currency fell more than 1 percent to 38.80 rubles against the U.S. dollar by noon Moscow time Tuesday. The ruble has lost over 2.7 percent in just two days.

The Russian Central Bank allows the ruble to trade in a range against the dollar and sometimes intervenes in markets to prop it up. It has not been doing so in the past months, however, leaving the ruble to trade only 0.40 rubles away from the minimum level.

Economist Alexei Kudrin, who served as finance minister under President Vladimir Putin for 11 years until 2011, said Tuesday that the sanctions could send Russia into a long recession.

"The sanctions that have been imposed are going to have an effect (on the economy) for the next one or two years because they have limited opportunities for investment in this uncertain environment," Russian news agency Interfax quoted him as saying.