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Friday
Oct102014

NHDP - ICYMI: Scott Brown Says Obama Isn't The Only One To Blame For Border Crisis 

HuffPost: Scott Brown Says Obama Isn't The Only One To Blame For Border Crisis

WASHINGTON -- Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown has spent months hammering President Barack Obama on the issue of border security as part of his effort to unseat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.). But last week, Brown went slightly off-script by conceding that it was not, in fact, Obama's fault that the border isn't secure.

"We need to secure the border once and for all," Brown, a former senator from Massachusetts, said during an Oct. 1 panel in Walnut Creek, California.

"And I know it's been going on with other presidents, I'm not going to say it's his fault. It's everybody's fault."

Brown did, however, criticize Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, which allows young undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States.

"The president expanding the definition of refugee, allowing mostly young children and others to come through the border … it sends a very bad message," Brown said, adding that he voted twice to secure the border during his time in the Senate.

"That being said, I know there are other issues affecting immigration," he said. "But until we get to the core problem, which is once and for all truly sending the message, cutting off the border, cutting off the incentives and the green light neon sign, we're going to continue to revisit this over and over and over again."

Watch Brown's comments in the video above.

The noticeably softer remarks marked a shift for Brown, who has made border security a cornerstone of his campaign in recent months. His campaign has run as many as three television spots that directly blame the border crisis on the "pro-amnesty policies" of Obama and Shaheen. In one ad, Brown looks into the camera and asks, "Want to know why there's lawlessness on our border? Ask Senator Shaheen," before flashing an image of Shaheen and Obama standing together. In another, he links border security with the Islamic State and says Obama and Shaheen "seem confused" about the threat posed by the militant group.

Brown also made immigration and national security the focal point of a foreign policy speech at Saint Anselm College last month.

"The Obama-Shaheen agenda of amnesty and no border enforcement is only inviting more chaos and danger," Brown said. "Illegal immigration is, above all, a national security challenge."

The strategy has proved fruitful for Brown, who continues to trail Shaheen but has gained momentum in recent polls. HuffPost's Pollster average, which combines all publicly available polling, shows Shaheen ahead by four percentage points -- down from a lead of more than six points as recently as last month.
Thursday
Oct092014

ALG's Daily Grind - Getting rid of sugar subsidies: A look to the future after decades of failure 

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Oct. 8, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Getting rid of sugar subsidies:  A look to the future after decades of failure
225 years later after originally being enacted, sugar subsidies are no closer to being eliminated.

Weak Obama leaves Marine Sergeant to rot in Mexican prison
Does the principle of "Leave no man behind" end when a member of the United States military leaves the battlefield?

One more thing Texas does right
Could the D.C. court's decision on the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard signal the end of conservation-by-lawsuit?

Thursday
Oct092014

Heritage - All the President's Former Men: Panetta Joins Critics of Obama Over Benghazi 

The Daily Signal

 

October 9, 2014

Morning Bell

All the President's Former Men: Panetta Joins Critics of Obama Over Benghazi

Daily Policy Focus: Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has joined other former members of the Obama team in criticizing the president’s Middle East policy and his handling of the Benghazi attack.

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This 29-Year-Old Woman Has Chosen to Die. Why That's a Loss for All of Us.

Brittany Maynard has terminal brain cancer. She was diagnosed on New Year's Day this year, just a little over a year after her wedding.

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Hong Kong's Former No. 2 Official Fields 7 Questions on the Future of Her City.

As the number of pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong dwindles, one of the city's veteran leaders is a key figure in seeking a compromise with the pro-Beijing camp on how to elect a new chief executive.

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Tuesday
Oct072014

Brown For US Senate - BROWN CAMPAIGN: A VOTE FOR JEANNE SHAHEEN IS A VOTE FOR A CONTINUATION OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S AGENDA 

NORTH CONWAY - The Brown campaign released the following statement after the first U.S. Senate debate between Scott Brown and Jeanne Shaheen at the Mount Washington Valley Economic Council:

 
"Today, Granite Staters heard two very different visions for how to move our state and country forward, and the choice could not be any clearer," said Campaign Manager Colin Reed.  "Over the last six years, Senator Shaheen has broken her promise to Granite Staters by voting with President Obama 99 percent of the time, including casting the tie-breaking vote for Obamacare and serving as a silent shadow for his incoherent foreign policy. This November, a vote for Jeanne Shaheen is a vote for a continuation of President Obama's agenda, because as he said last week ‘every single one’ of his polices are on the ballot this election. Scott Brown represents a change for the better – an independent voice who will always put New Hampshire first."
Tuesday
Sep302014

Heritage - Obama's Defense Cuts Would Eliminate Missiles Used Against ISIS

The Daily Signal

 

September 29, 2014

Morning Bell

Obama's Defense Cuts Would Eliminate Missiles Used Against ISIS

The future of the Tomahawk program is threatened because of Defense Department budget cuts.

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Why Michelle Obama Was Wrong to Trash America at the UN

In her speech to the United Nations, first lady Michelle Obama chose to highlight some of the negative things women face in the United States.

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How Obamacare Funds the Nation's Largest Abortion Provider

Daily Policy Focus: Despite promises to the contrary by members of Congress and even the president, Americans now know that Obamacare is entangling tax dollars with coverage of elective abortion.

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