Biden: Obama Will Do Amnesty, GOP Wants Exec Orders

First we have this from a cheering Associated Press:

Biden to Hispanics: Obama will act on immigration

By STACY A. ANDERSON | September 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden told frustrated Hispanic leaders Monday President Barack Obama is "absolutely committed to moving forward" on comprehensive immigration reforms "and he’s going to do an awful lot."

With the emphasis on ‘awful.’

Biden said Obama was determined to move ahead "with or without" Congress and "if they don’t get something done by the end of this year, the president’s going to do it."

Do they have kings in Mexico, too?

Biden’s remarks came as he and his wife, Jill, hosted a Hispanic Heritage Month reception Monday at their Naval Observatory residence…

Then there is this from a bemused Politico:

House GOP letter: Reveal exec orders

By SEUNG MIN KIM | September 22, 2014

The latest group trying to claw information out of the Obama administration on its coming executive action on immigration: House Republicans.

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AP Finally Notices All The Bogus Obama-Care Statistics

From the Associated Press:

SPIN METER: Those changing health law numbers

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | September 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it health care law numerology.

Or maybe ‘Obama-Care mendacity.’

The Obama administration has had to revise and refine some initial enrollment numbers for health insurance sign-ups after they turned out to be too optimistic. At other times, metrics less favorable to the president’s overhaul leaked out after officials claimed not to have such data…

What a shock to hear that we have been given phony statistics by the most transparent administration since the Soviet Union.

The latest data tweak — an administration announcement that 7.3 million paying customers signed up for subsidized private insurance as of mid-August — set off more speculation. Some said it may prove overly rosy.

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CDC: 2 Countries My have 1.4M Ebola Cases By January

First, there is this from a suddenly concerned Associated Press:

WHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes

September 22, 2014

LONDON (AP) — New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up. Since the first cases were reported six months ago, the tally of cases in West Africa has reached an estimated 5,800 illnesses. WHO officials say cases are continuing to increase exponentially and Ebola could sicken people for years to come without better control measures…

The new analysis was published online Tuesday by the New England Journal of Medicine — six months after the first infections were reported on March 23. WHO is just one of the groups that have attempted to calculate the epidemic’s future toll.

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Rockefeller Heirs Divest A Measly $60M From Fossil Fuels

From the UK’s Guardian:

Heirs to Rockefeller oil fortune divest from fossil fuels over climate change

By Suzanne Goldenberg | 22 September 2014

New York — The heirs to the fabled Rockefeller oil fortune withdrew their funds from fossil fuel investments on Monday, lending a symbolic boost to a $50bn divestment campaign ahead of a United Nations summit on climate change.

The former vice-president, Al Gore, will present the divestment commitments to world leaders, making the case that investments in oil and coal have an uncertain future.

Oh, so it turns out the Rockefellers are only divesting from fossil fuels out of greed. We should have known!

By the way, did Mr. Gore warn his buddies in Qatar about this?

With Monday’s announcement, more than 800 global investors – including foundations such as the Rockefeller Brothers, religious groups, healthcare organisations, cities and universities – have pledged to withdraw a total of $50bn from fossil fuel investments over the next five years.

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Gore Left People’s Climate March In Chevy Suburban SUV

From Breitbart:

Al Gore Leaves People’s Climate March in Chevy Suburban SUV

By Kerry Picket | September 22, 2014

Former Vice President Al Gore made his exit from Sunday’s climate change march in New York City in a Chevrolet Suburban SUV after speaking to reporters about renewable energy.

The Chevy Suburban, AKA ‘the Mormon Cadillac.’

Gore asked a security officer, "You want me here?" before stepping into the SUV, which appears to be a Suburban LT model, as seen in a logo behind the passenger door Gore entered. It is unknown if the large Chevy SUV was a flex fuel vehicle.

Based on our quick and dirty research, the Suburban LT sports a "5.3L V8 EcoTec3 with Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing." It can handle ethanol, which is considered to be a flex fuel.

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Climate Change Activists Arrested For Wall Street ‘Sit-In’

From the Associated Press:

100 arrested at Wall Street climate crisis sit-in

By Jennifer Peltz | September 22, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after over 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than 1,000 activists blocked parts of Broadway in Manhattan’s financial district in a sit-in to protest what they see as corporate and economic institutions’ role in the climate crisis.

Monday’s demonstration was planned as a more confrontational sequel to Sunday’s march, with many participants Monday deliberately risking arrest by obstructing traffic in the heart of the nation’s financial capital. Over 100 people, including a person wearing a white polar bear suit, were arrested Monday night after they refused to leave Broadway near Wall Street, police said.

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WH Fence Jumper Had 800 Rounds Of Ammo In His Car

From the Washington Post:

White House fence jumper had ammunition, machete in car, prosecutors say

By Spencer S. Hsu | September 22, 2014

Federal prosecutors alleged Monday in federal court that a man who jumped a fence and ran into the White House’s unlocked front door Friday night posed a threat to President Obama and was keeping 800 rounds of ammunition, two hatchets and a machete in his car, parked blocks away.

Maybe he is just very serious about the dangers of climate change.

Omar Jose Gonzalez, 42, formerly of Copperas Cove, Tex., appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola of the District on one charge of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon.

"Formerly of Copperas Cove, Tex."?

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White House Confirms ‘ISIS Vets’ Have Returned To US

From Time Magazine:

Some Americans Fighting With Terror Groups Have Returned to the U.S., Obama Administration Says

By Zeke J Miller | September 22, 2014

The Obama Administration believes some Americans who have fought alongside the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) have returned to the United States, a senior Administration official said Monday…

[T]he official said that the latest assessment from National Counterterrorism Center is that more than 100 Americans have attempted to fight in Iraq and Syria alongside ISIS, the al-Qaeda affiliated al-Nusra Front or other groups.

“It includes those who’ve gone, those who’ve tried to go, some who’ve come back and are under active—the FBI is looking at them,” the official said. “These are FBI matters, I refer you to them on specifics.” It marked the first official government confirmation that at least some of the Americans fighting alongside the Islamist extremist group have returned to the U.S…

We had a report yesterday about a NY Democrat Congressman (who represents the Hamptons), who said he had been told at least 40 ISIS veterans have returned to the US.

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ISIS Backtracks On Its Smoking Ban To Gain Popularity

From Al Arabiya News:

ISIS reverts smoking ban in Kirkuk ‘to gain popularity’

Monday, 22 September 2014

Residents of Iraq’s Kirkuk said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has backed down from its decision to ban smoking and has thus allowed selling cigarettes in areas it controls south and west of the province, Almada Press reported Saturday.

Abdulrahman al-Gabouri, a resident of Hawija, 55 kilometers southwest of Kirkuk, told Almada Press that ISIS has now allowed shops to sell cigarettes in the province and its towns.

The decision came as an attempt to gain popularity after the group’s extremist actions began to appall residents particularly after security forces, aided by international support, began to attack ISIS, the report added.

Gabouri added that ISIS forces, which have rapidly advanced over the past few months seizing swathes of Iraq and Syria, used to confiscate and destroy cigarettes by crushing them under the Hummer vehicles they seized from Iraqi security forces.

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House GOP Rush To Support Obama’s Syrian Airstrikes

From Breitbart:

House GOP Leaders Rush To Publicly Back Obama’s Syrian Airstrikes On ISIS Despite Lack Of Congressional Approval

By Matthew Boyle | September 23, 2014

The current and immediate past chairmen of the House Homeland Security Committee have publicly backed President Barack Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, despite the fact the president did not seek congressional approval for them

“When in times of war and of peace it is important that we come together as a nation,” Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX), the current chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said in a statement late Monday. “To defeat ISIS, we must cut off the head of the snake, which exists in Syria. I support the administration’s move to conduct airstrikes against ISIS wherever it exists.

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CNN Shocked Officials Said The Worst Bombing Is Over

From Breitbart:

CNN Military Analyst Shocked Admin Announced to ISIS Worst Bombing Over Tonight

September 22, 2014

Monday night on CNN, chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto was reporting on targets and other information from the administration on the airstrikes taking place in Syria tonight when he said he was told  "It’s meant to be the most intense night."

In another segment, James Reese, a retired Delta Force commander, expressed his shock as he asked, "I’m just going back to something Jim said. He said he’s hearing from U.S. officials that this will be the most intense night of the war, the air campaign. Why are we telling them that?"

A befuddled Sciutto answered,"Well, I’m not sure. I think they’re just trying to — a fair point there because of course you don’t want to tell the enemy in this case exactly what you’re going to do when and with that intensity."

The Obama administration has always told our enemies his plans, so they know how long they have to hang on to succeed.

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Biden Mocked Romney In 2012 For Wanting To Hit Syria

From the September 2013 archives at Buzzfeed:

Biden On Romney In 2012: "Ready To Go To War" With Syria

Andrew Kaczynski | Sept. 5, 2013
During the presidential election last year Vice President Joe Biden attacked Mitt Romney for being “ready to go to war” in Syria. He offered no specifics.

“He said it was a mistake to set an end date for our warriors in Afghanistan and bring them home. He implies by the speech that he’s ready to go to war in Syria and Iran,” Biden said Sept. 2, 2012 speaking in York, Pennsylvania.

“He wants to move from cooperation to confrontation with Putin’s Russia. And these guys say the president’s out of touch? Out of touch? Swiss bank account, untold millions in the Cayman Islands.

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US Hits ‘Most Imminent Threat’ In Syria – The Khorasan?

From CNN:

U.S. strikes Khorasan Group in Syria, which posed ‘imminent’ threat to West

By Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister | September 23, 2014

(CNN) — The Khorasan Group, which the U.S. military struck overnight in Syria, was actively plotting against a U.S. homeland target and Western targets, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday. The threat was "imminent," the source said.

The U.S. military also struck ISIS targets in Syria.

ISIS almost sounds like they are ‘second bananas.’ Chopped liver.

The United States "had very good information" about the threat from the Khorasan Group, the source said. The U.S. strikes against the group were planned in advance, not at the last minute, the official said.

Khorasan operatives were coming closer to the "end of their planning," the official said.

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US And Five ‘Arab Partners’ Launch 14 Airstrikes In Syria

From the Associated Press:

Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

By LOLITA C. BALDOR | September 23, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria, and the U.S. undertook a separate, unilateral air attack on what it called an al-Qaida affiliate elsewhere in Syria…

Correction: Qatar didn’t launch any airstrikes, and they won’t. Their assistance is monetary, at best. (They are too busy helping ISIS and Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.) Also, notice that Turkey isn’t helping. Even though they could do the most, since they share a border with Syria. More weirdly, according to reports, Egypt wanted to join the coalition, but the US won’t let them.

But who is the cowboy now?

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Untold Thousands Demand Higher Taxes, Less Energy

From Breitbart:

Thousands Take to the Streets Worldwide To Demand More Taxes, Less Energy

By Donna Rachel Edmunds | 21 Sep 2014

LONDON, United Kingdom – Tens of thousands of people are taking to the streets in 150 countries around the world today to demand that their leaders do more to tackle climate change ahead of a United Nations summit on the subject due to begin in New York, USA tomorrow. The ‘People’s Climate March’ is being hailed as “the biggest global call-to-action on climate change in history,” and is already underway in London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin and New York, amongst hundreds of other locations.

Never willing to let a feel-good bandwagon pass them by, various actors, artists, activists and politicians are taking part by marching and giving rousing speeches, urging more government funding for alternative technologies, higher taxes, more regulation of business and reduced use of cheap carbon fuels…

According to data taken from the Remote Sensing System, a satellite-based monthly global mean lower-troposphere temperature dataset, this month marks 18 years of no global warming – the longest continuous period with no warming ever recorded since the satellite system was first launched in 1979, despite the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere increasing significantly over that time…

And, from the Daily Caller:

Leonardo DiCaprio Pauses Private Jets, Yachting With Oil-Rich Sheikhs To Join People’s Climate March

By Eric Owens | September 21, 2014

It’s been a crazy, busy, gas-guzzling summer for Leonardo DiCaprio, the famous actor and environmental activist.

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