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REDLINE || Thursday, July 16, 2015​

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Thursday, July 16, 2015​

In the news today: Obama says its my Iran deal or war; offers Israel weapons; Jeb tops all fundraisers; House panels to probe fetus tissue selling; Trump says he’s worth $10 billion; and Israel put one of Assad’s top aides out of his misery

Have a great day.




Obama’s Iran deal nonsense . . . Iran’s leaders are never going to be reformed, as Obama hopes. And with the victory he has given them, they won’t soon be overthrown either. In 15 years they be off to the atomic races, developing nuclear weapons while their neighbors – no less barbaric, most of them – start developing their own as a countermeasure. And this grave, existential threat to the world will arise because in the moment of truth, our civilization stood down from what had to be done. White House Dossier

Obama gets peevish . . . This is really breaking my heart. President Obama got all upset when asked Wednesday at his press conference by Major Garrett of CBS News why he was “content” to leave U.S. hostages in Iran as part of the nuclear deal. White House Dossier

Anytime, anywhere spin . . . The United States promised it would get “anytime, anywhere” inspections in Iran. It didn’t. Now the United States says that it never wanted such a thing in the first place. White House Dossier

Photos || Iran celebrates

Funny, not noticing any celebrating in the United States. Wonder who got the better deal?

Obama offers Israel more weapons . . . According to the New York Times, Obama broached the subject in a phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday. White House officials said that Obama told Netanyahu that he was prepared to hold “intensive discussions” on bolstering Israel’s defense capabilities. Fox News

A little like refusing to arrest a murderer and offering to buy people German Shepherds instead.

Video || Media – and Democrats – Rip Iran Deal

White House invites Jewish lawmakers to talk Iran . . . The lawmakers, who include New York Rep. Steve Israel, Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky, and California Rep. Adam Schiff, among others, will meet with Ben Rhodes, a deputy national security adviser. Politico

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Jeb tops all fundraising . . . Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign raised $47.5 million through June 30, more than any other campaign so far. But Jeb Bush has the most outside support, with a reported $103 million raised by the super PAC backing him. New York Times

Cruz punching above weight in fundraising . . . Despite polling in eighth among his GOP cohort, Cruz is flexing some fundraising muscle. His campaign raised $10 million this quarter, bringing his fundraising total to $14.3 million since he launched his candidacy. That puts him second among the Republican candidates who have filed with the FEC so far, behind Jeb Bush’s $11.4 million raised. National Journal

Hollywood digs deep for Hillary . . . The Democratic front-runner raked in over $75,000 from A-list entertainers including Leonardo DiCaprio, Reese Witherspoon, Steven Spielberg, Ben Affleck and Quincy Jones, all of whom gave $2,700 to the Clinton campaign, the maximum allowed for the primary. Politico

“You want to sum up this race in one simple meme? It’s one we tweeted out,” Cruz said Wednesday. “Reaganomics, you start a business in your parent’s garage; Obamanomics you move into your parents garage.”

Cruz makes the Times bestseller list . . . Five days after accusing The New York Times of bias, secrecy and foul play, Ted Cruz is finally getting what he wanted: a highly coveted spot on the paper’s bestseller list. Cruz’s memoir, “A Time For Truth,” will appear at No. 7 on the Times’ list for hardcover nonfiction, reflecting its second-week sales. Politico

Did Trump run a scam university? . . . A class-action lawsuit in California and an ongoing civil suit brought by New York State allege that the now-defunct Trump University, later known as the Trump Entrepreneur Institute, defrauded up to 5,000 students, who paid as much as $35,000 to learn Trump’s real-estate investment strategies and techniques. National Review

The $10 billion man . . . Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s income last year was $362 million — giving him a total net worth of more than $10 billion, according to financial disclosure forms filed with the Federal Election Commission. Newsmax

Trump won’t release college transcript . . . Donald Trump does not seem to be the kind of man burdened by hypocrisy. Calling President Barack Obama “the least transparent president in the history of this country” back in 2012, Trump offered to give $5 million to the charity of the president’s choosing if he released his college application and transcript. But now he’s not releasing his own. Daily Caller

Hillary continues decline in polls . . . Mrs. Clinton was the first choice of 51 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters in the new survey from Monmouth University — down from 57 percent in June and 60 percent in April. Mr. Sanders was well back at 17 percent, but his numbers have increased since his 7 percent showing in April and his 12 percent support in June. Washington Times


House panels to probe fetus tissue selling . . . The searing political conflict over abortion flared anew Wednesday as three Republican-led congressional committees said they will investigate whether Planned Parenthood is selling organs from aborted fetuses. Associated Press

Where was the coverage? . . . Tuesday when a video of a Planned Parenthood exec discussing the sale of aborted fetus parts over lunch went viral – Who eats salad while discussing fetal livers – the only sites covering it were the ones who were most disgusted by it — Glenn Beck‘s TheBlaze, National Review, Breitbart News, TownHall, The Federalist, RedState and The Daily Caller.

Book of the Week: Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” . . . An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014. Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later.

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Report: Obamacare plans have 34 percent less providers . . . According to an analysis by Avalere Health, the Washington-based advisory firm, the Obamacare networks offer an average of 42 percent fewer heart and cancer doctors — along with 24 percent fewer hospitals and 32 percent fewer primary care physicians for patients to choose from. Newsmax

Phony enrollees kept getting Obamacare . . . Phony applicants that investigators signed up last year under President Barack Obama’s health care law got automatically re-enrolled for 2015. Some were rewarded with even bigger taxpayer subsidies for their insurance premiums, a congressional probe has found. Associated Press

Just because you’re not real doesn’t mean you shouldn’t qualify for federal subsidies.

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Obama tries to take back amnesty . . . Goosed into action by an angry federal judge, federal immigration authorities will go door-to-door demanding illegal immigrants return the three-year amnesty approvals the Obama administration issued to them in defiance of a court order. Washington Times

Obama headed to prison . . . As part of a weeklong focus on inequities in the criminal justice system, Obama will meet separately Thursday with law enforcement officials and nonviolent drug offenders who are paying their debt to society at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution, a medium-security prison for male offenders near Oklahoma City. Associated Press

Sorry, didn’t mean to shock you . . . 

Obama excoriated for not calling Steinle family . . . Fox News’ Megyn Kelly and author Ann Coulter blasted President Barack Obama Wednesday for not reaching out to the family of Kate Steinle over the past two weeks after she was murdered by an illegal immigrant who was deported five times previously. Daily Caller

Oklahomans greet Obama with Confederate flag . . . Across the street from his hotel in downtown Oklahoma City, as many as 10 people waved the flags as his motorcade arrived. Politico

Obama: If Cosby claims true, it’s rape . . . President Obama suggested Wednesday he cannot revoke the Presidential Medal of Freedom for Bill Cosby, saying there is no precedent for such a step — but also saying the claims against the comedian would amount to rape. USA Today

Obama Schedule || Thursday, July 16, 2015



Webb: We are “accepting” an Iranian nuclear weapon . . . The White House will accuse Republicans of “playing politics” with the Iran deal. Here is not just a Democrat, but a Democratic candidate for president – former Sen. James Webb of Virginia – lamenting that the deal doesn’t prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon, but rather, allows it. White House Dossier



Greece backs bailout, will starts getting money . . . After anti-austerity protesters clashed with police nearby, Greece’s parliament early Thursday accepted harsh terms demanded by creditors to receive nearly $100 billion in the country’s third bailout in five years. The measure passed overwhelmingly, 229-64, despite three dozen defections from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ ruling Syriza party. USA Today

Israel killed top Assad aide . . . Israel is responsible for the 2008 murder of a top security aide of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to secret US intelligence files. AFP

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George H.W. Bush breaks his neck . . . Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was in fair condition at a Maine hospital on Thursday after suffering a neck fracture in a fall at his home, according to spokesmen for Bush and the hospital. Reuters


Keith Koffler
White House Dossier

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8 thoughts on “REDLINE || Thursday, July 16, 2015​”

  1. I skimmed that lawmakers/Jewish meeting article and comments on Politico.

    It was uncomfortably noticeable how many anti Semitic and ugly Jew comments were there. It just seems to be acceptable and growing.

      1. Pretty much Politico has become more and more a mouthpiece for the Administration. It is what it is. That said, I just noticed that the anti Jewish comments seemed to be more than usual. But I don’t think this is exclusive to Politico — I see it more and more. To me, it is disconcerting and frightening.

  2. I didn’t hear him say IF THE CLAIMS WERE TRUE, Cosby’s pattern amounted to rape. HE said it would BE rape. I don’t remember the If part. It can’t “amount” to rape–it is or isn’t. Honestly, I supported his statement which for once was not wishy meet washy.

  3. Great job Keith. So much to cover.

    I am suggesting also this article on “The Great Con: The IranDeal” by a former FSO at The Diplomad 2.0. Experience helps here. Also there is a link to the actual “deal” — Bottomline — No matter what, Barack Obama and his gang of incompetents have guaranteed in a nice, legal framework that Iran gets nuclear capability and the bomb. If that is not enabling terrorism I don’t know what is. imo. Anyway, worth the read.

    1. X2 regarding a great job Keith.
      I would like to know the time length Netanyahu will have to wait. That is for the so call discussions on bolstering Israel’s defence capabilities.

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