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Van Susteren to Obama: Honor the Police

Greta Van Susteren of Fox News invited President Obama to visit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

It’s not far, just eight blocks from the White House. Much closer than the golf course.

You know why he needs to honor them? Because #BlackLivesMatter. No one has suffered more from the demonization of the police and the subsequent pullback of law enforcement officers from engagement with the community than the people they are sworn to protect.

That is, the murder rate is rising.

Most cops are heroes. They go to work every day and they don’t know if they’ll come home. And some of them don’t. The president should honor them in the same way he has honored criminals who have been killed by police trying to do their jobs.

Obama Denies He is Anti-Semitic

President Obama was forced to address the question of whether he is anti-Semitic.

In an interview – out today – with the editor of Forward, a publication that covers Jewish American issues, Obama was asked about the charge:

Then, I asked, does it hurt you personally when people say that you’re anti-Semitic?

“Oh, of course,” he answered quietly, leaning back in his chair, a cup of tea on an adjacent table still untouched. “And there’s not a smidgen of evidence for it, other than the fact that there have been times when I’ve disagreed with a particular Israeli government’s position on a particular issue.”

A president whose relations are so bad that the issue of his possible personal anti-Semiticsim arises. Never heard of that one before.

Rove: The Trump “Summer of Silliness”

The Establishment Empire Strikes Back.

Obviously people like Karl Rove can’t believe what they’re seeing and don’t really understand it. Trump is ruining everything!

Do you support Trump? Do you consider yourself silly?

Is the $18 trillion in debt piled on by supposedly sensible people a little silly too maybe?

Baked Alaska: Obama heads North to Sell Climate Change

President Barack Obama departs Monday on a three-day voyage to Alaska to try to drum up excitement for his massive, unilateral climate change agenda.

With support lacking in Congress for a “cap-and-trade” carbon reduction program, Obama decided to take matters into his own hands and is using the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon emissions. A regulation issued earlier this month by the Environmental Protection Agency requires a 32-percent cut in power plant emissions by 2030 from levels that existed in 2005.

Obama views climate change as a “legacy” issue and hopes to go down in history as the president who seriously addressed it and, to his mind, saved the planet. His more immediate goal is to generate support for an international climate change deal he hopes to strike this December in Paris, with America’s carbon cuts leading the way.

Obama’s aggressive Arctic global warming push comes as he is being accused of being a hypocrite by environmentalists for allowing Royal Dutch Shell to drill in the Arctic waters off Alaska’s northern coast.

The trip this week includes a “hike” on Tuesday to Exit Glacier and a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park, all so that he will “have the opportunity to view the effects of climate change firsthand,” according to the White House.

Before that, however, the White House will showcase the “victims” of climate change. Obama on Monday will be in Anchorage where he will meet with “leaders from the Alaska Native community” whose “way of life” is threatened by global warming, the White House says.

“Higher average temperatures are diminishing the range of winter sea ice, allowing heavy storm surges that sea ice once kept at bay to batter the Alaskan coastline, and interrupting the winter hunting season for Alaska Natives,” the White House said in a statement. “Rising ocean temperatures and increasing acidity are affecting marine life, including the fish, shellfish, and marine mammals on which generations of Alaska Natives have depended.”

On Wednesday, Obama will travel to Dillingham, Alaska, where he will meet with more victims — local fishermen and their families.

Showcasing those supposedly adversely affected by the failure to implement presidential priorities is a classic White House PR device. White House reporters, forced to cover such carefully staged events, refer ironically to such people trotted out by the White House as “the sob stories.”

While in Anchorage, Obama will also deliver a speech on climate change to an assembly of scientists, policymakers and foreign ministers from Arctic nations and other “key” countries, the White House said.

While in Alaska, Obama plans to use the opportunity to announce he is renaming America’s tallest mountain, Mount McKinley, declaring it will henceforth be known by its original Native American name, Mount Denali.

The Alaska trip is part of a concerted effort by the White House to highlight the climate change issue. The president referenced it during his trip to New Orleans last week to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, although there is no evidence the hurricane had anything to do with climate change.

He also plans to discuss climate change during his meeting in September with Pope Francis.

This article first appeared on PoliZette.