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REDLINE || Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015​

Good morning! In the news today: Obama will raise overtime pay for millions; Bush terms Confederate flag “racist”; Trump dumped; Obama-Clinton Benghazi call made before second attack wave; Supreme Court could end affirmative action; and Ted Cruz’s tragic older sister.

Have a great day.

Keith

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Obama to unilaterally raise overtime pay . . . Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under a proposal President Barack Obama unveiled Monday, lamenting that too many Americans are working too many hours for less pay than they deserve. The long-awaited overtime rule from the Labor Department would more than double the threshold at which employers can avoid paying overtime, from the current $455 a week to $970 a week by next year. Associated Press

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Bush: Confederate Flag is “Racist” . . . The symbols were racist,” he told workers at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant here. “If you’re trying to lean forward rather than live in the past, you want to eliminate the barriers that create disagreements.” White House Dossier

NBC dumps Trump . . . NBC Monday decided to end its relationships with Donald Trump in response to racist comments he made against Mexican immigrants, saying it will not air the Miss USA and the Miss Universe pageants, which it owns with Trump. White House Dossier

Book of the Week . . . This is the book that tells the real story of Obama’s contempt for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and his lousy treatment of Israel. “I’m not sure that in the annals of diplomatic history there’s ever been anything quite like this astonishing account of Oren’s four years as Israel’s ambassador in Washington. It’s an ultimate insider’s story told while all the players save Oren are still in place.”—New York Post

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Some bet all on New Hampshire . . . New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will launches his presidential campaign in his home state Tuesday morning, but it is New Hampshire on which his hopes depend. The Hill

Cruz: States should ignore gay marriage ruling . . . “Those who are not parties to the suit are not bound by it,” he said Monday. Since only suits against the states of Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan and Kentucky were specifically considered in the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision, Cruz — a former Supreme Court clerk — believes that other states with gay marriage bans need not comply, absent a judicial order. Politico

Don’t get the wrong impression. This would just delay things, since challenges to bans would be struck down by judges now that Supreme Court has ruled.

Cruz’s tragic older sister . . . Miriam’s is a story of drug addiction, crime and jail time and one on which Sen Cruz touches for the first time in his newly published memoir, ‘A Time for Truth.’ In it he describes Miriam as ‘beautiful…quite intelligent and incredibly loving’. She was the sister who would play with him ‘for hours on end’ when he was a toddler. But, he writes, ‘Though she was a sweet person with a good heart, she slowly surrendered to her wild side.’ Now a Daily Mail Online investigation has uncovered the full story of Miriam’s ‘wild side’ and her pitiful descent into addiction ending with her premature death from an accidental overdose of a cocktail of prescription medication, alone in a crack house age just 49. Daily Mail

Cruz unloads on Paul, McConnell in new book . . . ‘I’ve been amazed how many senators pose one way in public … and then in private do little or nothing.’ Politico

Video || Rafael Cruz missile . . . Um, is the right Cruz running? Because Ted Cruz’s dad is on fire. Here he is speaking at the Western Conservative Summit a few days ago. White House Dossier

Christie releases accidentally ironic video . . . “I get accused a lot of times of being too blunt,” Christie says. But, uh oh, Mr. Blunt DOESN’T SAY ONE DAMN THING about what he stands for, other than being Mr. Blunt. Now that’s not very blunt, is it? White House Dossier

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Details of Clinton-Obama Benghazi call withheld . . . New documents released by a federal court show President Obama called then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the night of the 2012 Benghazi attack — but the contents are being withheld by the State Department. It had previously been disclosed that Clinton and Obama spoke the night of the terror attacks. But the documents offer additional information about the timing of the call — after the initial attack on the U.S. consulate, but before the second wave where mortars hit the nearby CIA annex and killed former Navy SEALs Ty Woods and Glen Doherty. Fox News

Obama to unilaterally raise overtime pay . . . Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under a proposal President Barack Obama unveiled Monday, lamenting that too many Americans are working too many hours for less pay than they deserve. The long-awaited overtime rule from the Labor Department would more than double the threshold at which employers can avoid paying overtime, from the current $455 a week to $970 a week by next year. Associated Press

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Rainbow White House was a ValJar project . . . Valerie Jarrett worked with gay rights organizations to pay for the display to avoid using taxpayer money. The idea came from one of Jarrett’s aides who was also the LGBT liaison in the White House. Breitbart

Department of Education sports a rainbow . . . On Friday, just two hours after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 5-4 ruling giving homosexuals the “right” to marriage, the Department of Education posted an altered image of its logo that included a rainbow – a symbol that has become synonymous with the gay rights movement. CNS News

State ejects Free Beacon reporter from briefing . . . Officials with the Department of State threatened to call security Monday on a Washington Free Beacon reporter who was attempting to report on a briefing held by senior Obama administration figures in Vienna on the eve of an expected nuclear agreement with Iran. Washington Free Beacon

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FBI sets up command centers for Fourth threat . . . The FBI is establishing command centers around the country to monitor any potential terrorist threats around the July 4 weekend, a federal law enforcement source told Fox News. While there is no specific, credible threat surrounding the holiday, its symbolic nature offers a potential target for terror groups like ISIS. Authorities are particularly concerned about soft targets like shopping malls and other areas where there are large gatherings of people and rather light security, according to the source. Fox News

OPM finds new security flaw . . . Potential government employees and contractors will not be able to fill out their background questionnaires online for up to six weeks, the Office of Personnel Management announced on Monday. Washington Examiner

Critics fear Kerry wants a deal too much . . . As he meets with Iranian officials in search of a nuclear deal in the coming days, John Kerry may sense another presence in Vienna’s Palais Coburg hotel: his legacy. Politico

Maybe Kerry can use his Nobel Peace prize to knock an Iranian nuclear weapon out of the sky.

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Greece in last minute talks on debt . . . The Greek government is in last-minute talks over whether to accept an offer that would let Greece repay part of its debt, local media say. Greece is hours away from a deadline to repay a €1.6bn loan to the International Monetary Fund one it may miss. BBC

U.S. stocks fell sharply on Greek crisis . . . U.S. stocks fell sharply in heavy trading on Monday and the S&P 500 and the Dow had their worst day since October after a collapse in Greek bailout talks intensified fears that the country could be the first to exit the euro zone. Reuters

Pakistani Christian faces death for drinking from Muslim cup . . . A Pakistani Christian woman facing death for drinking water out of the same vessel used by her Muslim co-workers is in such poor health her supporters fear she won’t make it to her date with the executioner. Fox News

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Supreme Court could end affirmative action . . . The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to rehear a case challenging racial preferences in college admissions, setting the stage for a major decision that could end affirmative action next year. Washington Examiner

Progressive mass hysteria . . . American democracy has become increasingly Athenian, as it periodically whips itself up into outbursts of frantic indignation. While the government in theory still operates according to the checks and balances of the Constitution, in reality, in the hyped Internet world of modern pop culture, fevered passions can seize the majority of the population in a matter of hours. Victor Davis Hanson

Walmart won’t bake Confederate flag cake, OKs ISIS  . . . Wal-Mart is apologizing after a store in Louisiana rejected a customer’s request for a cake decorated with a Confederate battle flag, but gladly baked him a cake with a Islamic State flag on it. Washington Times

Gay pride parade goers spit on priest . . . Instead of responding with anger Father Jonathan responded with grace. “The two men who spat on me are probably very good (men) caught up in excitement and past resentment,” he wrote. “Most in that parade would not do that.” He dismissed their act of ugliness as simply being caught up in the moment. “Oh well, I deserve worse,” he wrote. Fox News

NY prison escapees planned to go to Mexico . . . “They would kill (Joyce) Mitchell’s husband, and then get in the car and drive to Mexico on the theory that Mitchell was in love with one or both of them,” NY Gov. Cuomo told “The Capitol Pressroom” radio program. “And then they would go live happily ever after.” CNN

 

 

Keith Koffler
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White House Dossier

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6 Responses to REDLINE || Tuesday, June 30, 2015

  1. The end of institutional Affirmative action- I’ll believe that when it happens.

    SenCruz- A lot of Americans can tell the same kind of story about their family’s drug tragedies. Lives of degradation, crime, abandoned children, poor health, and worst of all, death should be the family’s private sorrow, not a political topic.

    SoSKerry is looking for anything that he can crow about – a no-good no deal is all he’s going to get. His term is almost over so he might as well go home and go sailing.

    Money, money – things are not looking good in a lot of countries. We’re going to get hit with pressure to help bailout others even thought we’re sucking water ourselves.

  2. The Benghazi article regarding the phone.
    It states the contents of the call, however are being witheld, NOT because the information is classified but because the admin. claims they represent internal delibertons about the 2012 terror assault.
    Now I think they should not releasethe important info that we would not like our enemies or the maniacs to see is just fine. However we deserve to know (listen) if the call was discussing not doing a darn thing, or was it all serious discussion of trying to help.
    We all sat at home watching this nightmare. Nothing was done to help them!!!!
    As this claim comes as Clinton faces accusaations that she witheld Benghazi related emails.

    • My favorite line in today’s REDLINE was this one: “…lamenting that too many Americans are working too many hours for less pay than they deserve”. How about lamenting that too many are working too few hours, or working two part-time jobs, on neither of which they can make ends meet and neither of which offers benefits? And how can Barack do this anyway?? It’s private industry we’re talking about here.

  3. ValJar’s pals: Who knew the White House was now available as a billboard for special interest advertising.

    And with that arbitrary rule on overtime pay where will Barack Obama find the funds needed to give the Iranians the money to build the nuclear bomb?

    This is not a country in decline — this is a country that has been destroyed by the progressive left Marxist Americans.

  4. Since when do only parties to a case before the Supreme Court have to abide by the decision. Huh? Cruz’s story about his sister was sad–we have a drug case in our immed fam, too–very hard to deal with. I believe the McGoverns also had a child with substance issues.

    As for overtime pay–most companies give paid time off equal to the overtime expended–there was a catch there, as I recall, because if you were that busy, you had no time to take the comp time. Still, with his little penny-pen-pen, he is now altering thousands of businesses.