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REDLINE || Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015​

Good morning! In the news today: Former IAEA official says terms of inspections will help Iran cheat; Trump leads national poll, but it was mostly conducted before McCain comments; Trump half-apologizes; Tennessee gunman looks clearly to have been an Islamist; calls grow for protecting troops at home; and why Hillary better watch her Fannie.

Have a great day.




Delay would allow Iran to cheat . . . Allowing Iran to delay inspections of suspect nuclear sites for up to 24 days will facilitate cheating by Tehran on the nuclear deal reached in Vienna, according to the former deputy director of the International Atomic Energy Agency who dealt with past Iranian nuclear cheating. Olli Heinonen, a 27-year veteran of the IAEA until 2009, also said in the past Iran had “sanitized” two suspected nuclear sites by refurbishing and repainting the locations in an effort to hide illegal uranium enrichment from inspectors. Washington Free Beacon

Bipartisan outrage as UN goes first on Iran . . . The Obama administration was forced to play defense on Monday after lawmakers in both parties criticized its decision to let the United Nations — not Congress — have the first say on the Iran nuclear deal. The Hill

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Trump tops national poll with 24 percent of vote . . . Donald Trump surged into the lead for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, with almost twice the support of his closest rival, just as he ignited a new controversy after making disparaging remarks about Sen. John McCain’s Vietnam War service, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Support for Trump fell sharply on the one night that voters were surveyed following those comments. Washington Post

But the fallout may have been an immediate, and possibly fleeting, reaction to the McCain remarks. I don’t think it will affect his support much because voters dig Trump’s pugnacity and there’s little love for McCain, though of course respect for his service.

Walker leading Trump in Iowa . . . Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is leading businessman Donald Trump among likely Iowa Republican voters in the latest poll released by Monmouth University on Monday, with 22 percent of the vote compared to 13 percent for Trump. Carson is third with eight percent. Newsmax

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Des Moines Register: Trump a “feckless blowhard” . . . The strongly worded editorial said “being electable is not the same as being qualified, and Trump has proven himself not only unfit to hold office, but unfit to stand on the same stage as his Republican opponents,” calling for him to get out of the race. CNN

Trump apologizes to McCain, sort of . . . “I used to like him a lot. I supported him. I raised a lot of money for his campaign against President Obama, and certainly, if there was a misunderstanding, I would totally take that back,” he said. “But hopefully, I said it correctly and certainly, shortly thereafter, I said it correctly,” Trump told O’Reilly, referring to added comments in which he said McCain was a war hero. Politico

Palin: Trump and McCain both heroes . . . “Both men have more in common than the today’s media hype would have you believe. Both blazed trails in their careers and love our great nation . . . ” Newsmax

Graham: Trump’s a “jackass” . . . “What he said about John, I think, was offensive. He’s becoming a jackass at a time when we need to have a serious debate about the future of the party and the country,” Graham said. Washington Examiner

Jeb Bush is meaner than he looks . . . If the other Bush campaigns are any guide, the gloves are about to come off. Politico

John Kasich getting in . . . The Ohio governor needs to get his name out there, and fast. Politico

He’s tough. Don’t count him out. He will have his moment too.

Judge slams State over Hillary records response . . . A federal judge is lashing out at the State Department for delaying for years in providing responses to Associated Press Freedom of Information Act requests seeking records about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s schedules and her top staffers. Politico

Hillary may need to watch her Fannie . . . Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are hurtling toward another possible taxpayer bailout, a development that could put an uncomfortable election light on the Clintons’ record of enabling the government-backed mortgage giants to engage in risky practices that led to the 2007 financial crisis. Washington Times



Report: Obama plan would let cities annex suburbs . . . President Obama’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation is part of a long-term effort by the Left to co-opt the suburbs into the cities and remove the perceived unfair advantages maintained by surburbanites over urban residents, according to an article in the National Review. White House Dossier

Charge: 34K combat veterans still awaiting VA benefits . . . A whistleblower has accused the Department of Veterans Affairs of intentionally violating its own policy toward combat veterans to keep thousands of applicants from receiving their healthcare benefits. Washington Examiner

Lawmakers, govs to Obama: Protect the troops . . . President Obama is set to address a major veterans’ group on Tuesday under pressure to implement a more effective strategy against attacks on U.S. forces at home by Islamic extremists, including a proposal to let troops carry arms at their bases in the United States. Washington Examiner

Feds spend $125,000 studying sexist adjectives . . . “Good” for a woman may mean something objectively less good than “good” for a man. Washington Free Beacon

Video || Obama Honors Our Oldest Veteran

Obama Schedule || Tuesday, July 21, 2015



Video || North Korea redux . . . A sham deal that pretends it will stop a dangerous enemy from acquiring nuclear weapons? Now, where have we heard that song before? White House Dossier



ISIS turning into a terror state with some upsides . . . The Islamic State uses terror to force obedience and frighten enemies. It has seized territory, destroyed antiquities, slaughtered minorities, forced women into sexual slavery and turned children into killers. But its officials are apparently resistant to bribes, and in that way, at least, it has outdone the corrupt Syrian and Iraqi governments it routed, residents and experts say. New York Times

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Tennessee gunman followed al Qaeda cleric . . . FBI agents have found evidence that Chattanooga shooter Mohammod Abdulazeez was following a radical American member of al Qaeda online in 2013, as well as pages of writing that showed the young man was suicidal and looking for a way to absolve what he considered were his sins, according to a representative of Abdulazeez’s family. Monday U.S. officials told ABC News that in 2013 Abdulazeez did online research for militant Islamist “guidance” on committing violence. ABC News

Calls rise for arming service members . . . The shootings last week that killed five service members has reinvigorated the debate about whether troops should be able to carry personal firearms for protection on base, with supporters saying arming service members could prevent attacks like the one in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Washington Times

Six states arm Guard . . . The U.S. military on Monday confirmed to Fox News it directed recruiting centers across the country to step up security measures in the wake of the deadly rampage at two Tennessee installations that claimed the lives of four U.S. Marines and a Navy sailor. At the same time, a handful of governors have taken steps to beef up security measures at National Guard recruitment centers.” Fox News

Poll: Court too liberal . . .  A Fox News poll finds a major shift in how voters feel about the U.S. Supreme Court, with a record number now saying it is too liberal. In addition, majorities think the justices should be term limited, and Americans should be able to vote them off the high court. Fox News

Black Confederate flag defender dies in suspicious wreck . . . A black activist who defended the Confederate Flag died Sunday when the vehicle he was driving overturned, and another black Confederate flag defender who survived the accident says the vehicle was forced off the road by a group of young black men. Breitbart

Ben Shapiro alleges battery by transgender reporter . . . Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro filed a police report Sunday alleging battery against transgender Inside Edition reporter Zoey Tur. Washington Times

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33 thoughts on “REDLINE || Tuesday, July 21, 2015”

  1. Iran has not changed its nuclear course.
    Only need a small space.
    Giving them 24 days will make it easier.
    Large facility holding large centrifuges will be easier to montor. But, small clandestine sites can be dismanted in 24 days.
    Equipment easy to move.
    Witin the 24 days you can use that to sanitize the plae make new floors, new tiles on the wall, paint the ceiling and take out the ventilation.
    You can compare to your home.

    A case in point: Involved two suspect Iranian nuclear facilites in 2003.
    This is the type of information I was suggesting to the msm shows to put on a big screen/board with pictures.
    Keith, thanks for the article.
    I am just curious why he didn’t speak sooner? If he did, I was unaware of a former comment regarding this issue.

  2. Splodey head! Trump is now a hero (Palin). IF he said anything wrong–and he didn’t–but instead was right both when he said McCain was not a hero and when he said he was…I lost the thread about there… If you conservatives want a pro-choice, pro-govt health care, pro-more taxes guy because he blurts out mediagenic stuff, have at it!

    1. I don’t like what he has done, I like how he is rattling the cages of the wusses.
      Their reactions to his rhetoric is interesting to me.

      1. Trump is driving a bulldozer right straight through the house of cards the political establishment and the media have built for themselves. “Oh my! Oh my!” they yell simultaneously while they frantically try to stop the juggernaut from mowing them down.

        Probably looks something like this big boy coming right at them.–

        Oh my, my, my. Order up some more smelling salts. The elites are having fainting spells. What do we do? what do we do? Most fun I’ve had watching the “we know what’s best for you” crowd get owned in a long time. The chattering class is beside itself asking, “How can this happen? This is not in our plan! He’s so, you know, crude”.

        Great stuff.

          1. LOL.. will never use the word RINO again. RINO is a odd term and maybe only RINOS actually recognize what RINO really means. Who knows? Only a RINO can say for sure, and will only admit they are RINOS to other RINOS. It’s not that we’ve had RINOS throughout our history. RINOS are a recent phenomenon and since RINOS are all around us, we have to call a RINO a RINO whenever we see said RINO. ;+}

    2. Don’t pretend you lost the thread. Anyone with half a brain who watched that Trump video clip (and I know you have a high IQ, Star) could tell that Trump was goaded into the hero topic by Luntz. Trump then responded in his typical loose cannon style, aiming at McCain who picked the fight to begin with by calling Trump’s supporters “crazies”. Not the first time McCain has engaged in name-calling conservatives.

      Trump stepped in it. And I’m glad he did. He’s dominating the news with his mediagenic stuff. The sleeping giant is finally waking up. Good!

      1. So you want Bush or Hill then?

        The only one acceptable to both parties is:
        1. Open borders
        2. Hate whites
        3. Love Mexicans
        4. Love War
        5. All PC non sense
        6. Bigger government
        7. More dept.
        8. And every thing else we don’t want.
        Enjoy your serfdom.

        1. If you watch the video, Trump is criticizing McCain for the “crazies” insult, when Luntz interrupts and goads Trump FOUR times, “But he’s a war hero.” Trump asked Luntz to stop interrupting so he could make his point. But Luntz didn’t stop. Then Trump threw out the hero-not-a-hero to get him off his back.

      2. I think McCain stepped in it.
        Remember when he called Ted Cruz a “wacko bird” ?
        McCain was a POW, that doesn’t make him a good politician.

      3. Maybe a goad-proof guy would be better–just a thought. Thanks for the comps on my brains…or my half-brain. Glad to see you now want a pro-choice guy, pay more of your “fair share,” etc. There is a fine line between breath of fresh air and windbag.

  3. I listened to some of Kasich’s speech.
    He’s no wilting violet.
    He is a fiscal conservative and proved it by taking Ohio from a deficit to a surplus after Ted Strickland (dem) put the state in a hole.

    Kasich however is a social moderate, and supports common core and bought into fed support for the ACA.

    He also has a temper, and likes to get his own way.

    Aside from that, he was in congress, helped balance the budget under Clinton and high up in Lehman Brothers.
    Also did a stint on Fox.

    1. I think all these candidates like to get their own way…If he doesn’t have a sour resting face like someone I could name, I can stand it. He knows his financial cookies…did in Congress, too. He is also interesting to listen to…not human sominex. Dunno…not the worst.

  4. MrTrump might lead the Repubs in the presidential nomination chase, but where do we think he stands in general approval of his messages on illegal immigration?
    His rift with SenMcCain is another red herring that is suspiciously putting the AZ Senator back in the news. The upcoming election for USSenate has MrMcCain on the outs with Arizona Repubs. During his last re-election, SenMcCain campaigned to “finish the wall”, was actually filmed walking along our border wall while posing a sad, tragic face.
    After the election, he forgot what he said and promised to do.

      1. For starters, the AZ Republic tweeted out this link and said McCain’s campaign launched this site:

        They have taken things out of context to make Ward look like she supports chemtrail conspiracy theory and that she doesn’t support Vets. By the way, her husband, also a Dr. is a Vet.

        1. Thanks AZ.
          I hope that she can defeat McCain.
          It sounds like he is using the same tactics the libs use.

          Good luck to Kelli.

          1. I would also suggest to AZ residents that a senator with seniority is preferable…No seniority, no clout. Will this Kelli challenge Obama’s every move, control defense expenditures in the state, etc. You may disdain some calls McCain has made–but seniority is important.

  5. Yesterday, I found myself asking “What would The Donald Do?” after watching the groveling Mark McMalley apologizing to the NAACP (or whatever it was) for his remarks about ‘all lives are important..Black, White…’
    Would Trump sit back and allow these racist thugs to intimidate him? I don’t think so!

    I, for one, am sooo sick of politicians-Trump is beginning to grow on me. Can’t believe I said that!

    1. Obama ordered flag half staff just a while ago. I am unimpressed.

      Hope it was not held off just because he needed applause and adulation from the VFW. Even more incredulous is that Congress apparently held off as well.

      1. It would have been bad for Obama’s “legacy” to not lower the flag. That’s the only reason he ordered them lowered. He was feeling the heat and got out of the kitchen pronto. He had an odd reaction though when told to lower the flag. “The US has a flag? Who knew?”

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