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Tapper Grills WH Spox: 'Just How Badly Did Obama Underestimate ISIS Threat?'

Aug 8 2014 5:57pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Friday on CNN's "The Lead," host Jake Tapper grilled Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken for President Barack Obama's comments last January in which he referred to non-al Qaeda groups in Iraq as the JV team. Tapper asked, "You say you've been warning about it, but in January, President Obama told the New Yorker magazine's David Remnick that ISIS, which was then still considered a part of al Qaeda, fighting in Syria was like a JV ...
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The JV Team Is Behaving Extraordinarily Irresponsibly In Iraq

Aug 8 2014 3:52pm CDT | Source: Big Government

In response to Horrors of ISIS: The Obama administration should have done something January, when ISIS took control of Fallujah. That's where the United States Marines fought the bloodiest battles of the Iraq war in 2004. Instead, Obama referred to ISIS as “jayvee” – an analogy he told New Yorker editor David Remnick - was often used around the White House.  “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers ...
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Reporter Asks White House if ISIS no Longer a 'JV Team'

Aug 8 2014 1:17pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Friday at the press briefing, CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta pressed White House press secretary Josh Earnest on the notion of President Barack Obama bombing ISIS in Iraq means the organization is no longer a "JV" team. Acosta referenced an interview with New Yorker magazine's David Remnick Obama conducted in which he referred to non-al Qaeda groups in Iraq as the JV team.  “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I thi ...
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The Decadent Veil: Black America's Wealth Illusion

Aug 5 2014 4:17pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

I write this piece following the ground work laid by W.E.B. Dubois's Veil of Double Consciousness. The veil he described was a visualization of the racial duality blacks take on as part of their American identity. I now undertake the daunting task of clarifying the new veil of economics that has covered the struggles of a generation. The decadent veil looks at black Americans through a lens of group theory and seeks to explain an illusion that has taken form over a 30-year span of fina ...
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Kobe Bryant Goes Yard

Jul 21 2014 3:46pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Kobe Bryant reveals in a forthcoming Showtime documentary that he's "scared" about his post-basketball future. He might have another sports career waiting for him on the diamond in retirement. The Los Angeles Lakers great homered at Richard Sherman's softball game this weekend. An audience of 22,000 watched the feat at Safeco Field. Okay, so the fences were pulled in and it was slow-pitch softball, so maybe the five-time N ...
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First Annual Trayvon Martin Day Rallies Against Racial Profiling and Guns

Jul 20 2014 10:33pm CDT | Source: Big Government

On Saturday, 200 people marched through the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles protesting racial profiling and gun violence on the first anniversary of the verdict acquitting George Zimmerman of murdering Trayvon Martin. The crowd, led by Trayvon Martin’s parents, carried banners and chanted, “What do we want?... Justice. What do we want?… Justice.” According to CBS2 Los Angeles, the rally was organized by the Trayvon Martin Foundation, which states on ...
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