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Beating these bloody, banal jihadis

washingtonexaminer.com — Somehow, the accent makes all the difference. The murderer in the Islamic State videos speaks "Jafaican," a street cant that young people from different ethnic backgrounds across southern England have picked up. I'm not sure what the closest American equivalent would be: Perhaps the painful way in which some white boys try to talk like rappers.

Obama to Ferguson? It's not so simple

washingtonexaminer.com — President Obama is under growing pressure to travel to Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of a grand jury declining to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. However, Obama's hesitance to visit a St.

New York Times makes the case for fully repealing Obamacare

washingtonexaminer.com — With Republicans set to take over control of the Senate in January, there is renewed talk of their plans to fight President Obama's healthcare law. Given that Obama will be wielding a veto pen next year, the focus has shifted to whether Republicans could roll back pieces of the law - maybe even with bipartisan support.
Nov 26, 2014

Oh, now they tell us. New York Times makes the case for fully repealing Obamacare | WashingtonExaminer.com washingtonexaminer.com/new-york-times…

Nov 26, 2014

New column: "New York Times makes the case for fully repealing Obamacare” washex.am/1vNht1l

Michael Brown's father: Darren Wilson's account 'sounds crazy'

washingtonexaminer.com — LATEST UPDATES MICHAEL BROWN'S PARENTS SPEAK ON THE TODAY SHOW Michael Brown's mother Lesley McSpadden, and father, Michael Brown Sr., reacted to Darren Wilson's first public comments on the TODAY show Wednesday. Wilson's account sounds crazy, said Brown. McSpadden also said that Wilson's disrespectful comments in his ABC interview added insult to injury.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @dcexaminer: The Justice Department's investigations in Ferguson will continue, AG Holder says washex.am/1zpOIVt

How Jose Vargas, journalist and undocumented immigrant, thrives in the U.S.

washingtonexaminer.com — Like many people, Jose Vargas' income is not something he's readily comfortable talking about with a stranger. Perhaps even less so, considering he is an undocumented immigrant living a very high-profile life as a political activist and journalist in the U.S.
Nov 26, 2014

Journalist Jose Vargas has essentially created a new job: professional illegal immigrant (and he's hiring!) washingtonexaminer.com/how-jose-varga…

EPA proposes tighter ozone standard

washingtonexaminer.com — After years of delays and intense lobbying, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed tightening the amount of ozone pollution allowed in the air, a move that's sure to incite political attacks from industry groups and Capitol Hill conservatives.
Nov 26, 2014

2011: @EPA said 65 ppb ozone standard cost up to $44b in 2020. 2014: says $16.6b cost in 2025: washex.am/1rtM0ds pic.twitter.com/PVOFRDqKD8

Nov 26, 2014

Ozone rule backers says billions $ saved in med costs. Industry says maybe most expensive rule ever: washex.am/1rtF8Nd

Obama changes tune on immigration: Yes, I did change the law

washingtonexaminer.com — Did President Obama change the law or not when he unilaterally decided that millions of illegal immigrants in the U.S. would be protected against deportation? Until this week, both the president and White House staff insisted that Obama did not change the law, and indeed could not change the law without the cooperation of Congress.

They couldn't charge officer Wilson, but American society gets indicted

washingtonexaminer.com — We're debating two different questions here. The question before the Ferguson, Mo. grand jury was whether sufficient evidence existed to prosecute police officer Darren Wilson for manslaughter or murder in the shooting and killing Michael Brown on August 9. The question was whether there was probable cause to believe Wilson broke the law.
Nov 26, 2014

They couldn't charge officer Wilson, but American society gets indicted // my column >> washex.am/1rigvZs

In just two weeks, Obama proven completely wrong about Ebola

washingtonexaminer.com — On Sept. 16, President Obama visited the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The agency is the lead organization in the federal government's efforts to prevent the introduction and spread of the Ebola virus into the United States, and Obama used his remarks there to update Americans on those efforts.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @daveweigel: Are we still pretending that our broken government failed to prevent a huge Ebola outbreak or have we moved on? washingtonexaminer.com/in-just-two-we…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @daveweigel: Are we still pretending that our broken government failed to prevent a huge Ebola outbreak or have we moved on? washingtonexaminer.com/in-just-two-we…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @daveweigel: Are we still pretending that our broken government failed to prevent a huge Ebola outbreak or have we moved on? washingtonexaminer.com/in-just-two-we…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @daveweigel: Are we still pretending that our broken government failed to prevent a huge Ebola outbreak or have we moved on? washingtonexaminer.com/in-just-two-we…

Nov 25, 2014

Are we still pretending that our broken government failed to prevent a huge Ebola outbreak or have we moved on? washingtonexaminer.com/in-just-two-we…

No Chicago homecoming for Obama on immigration

washingtonexaminer.com — President Obama was forced to repeatedly confront hecklers during a speech in his hometown of Chicago on Tuesday meant to promote executive action on immigration reform, as he accused the detractors of "not paying attention" to his recent efforts.
Nov 25, 2014

Weird, the sort of people whose heckling got some results from Obama have responded by heckling some more. washingtonexaminer.com/no-chicago-hom…

New FDA calorie count rules coming for chain restaurants and vending machines

washingtonexaminer.com — In an attempt to make Americans more aware of what they eat outside of their homes, calorie counts will now be required to be listed in many restaurant chains. New rules announced by the Food and Drug Administration Tuesday will require chain restaurants, vending machines and other sellers of certain restaurant-types of food to visibly show the calorie in their food for consumers to see and understand.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @politiCOHEN_: anywhere selling restaurant-type food (think chains, movie theatre, etc) will now be required to show the cal count washingtonexaminer.com/new-fda-calori…

Nov 25, 2014

anywhere selling restaurant-type food (think chains, movie theatre, etc) will now be required to show the cal count washingtonexaminer.com/new-fda-calori…

IRS handed out $1 billion in fraudulent refunds for returns filed by prisoners

washingtonexaminer.com — As inmates rake in hundreds of millions of dollars by filing fake tax returns from behind bars, the IRS continues to resist calls from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration to share its information with state and federal prison systems, a new report said.

Treasury: 2,500 documents 'potentially' show IRS sharing taxpayer data with White House

washingtonexaminer.com — In a shocking revelation, the Treasury Inspector General has identified some 2,500 documents that "potentially" show taxpayer information held by the Internal Revenue Service being shared with President Obama's White House. The discovery was revealed to the group Cause of Action which has sued for access to any of the documents.
Nov 25, 2014

In a week, we will find out if IRS shared your tax return with the White House | @CauseofActionDC | washingtonexaminer.com/treasury-2500-…

Nov 25, 2014

Treasury: 2,500 documents 'potentially' show IRS sharing taxpayer data with White House | WashingtonExaminer.com washex.am/1FnFJs1#.VHS_b…

Nov 25, 2014

Treasury: 2,500 documents potentially show IRS sharing taxpayer data with White House | Revealed to @CauseofActionDC washingtonexaminer.com/treasury-2500-…

NYT stands by decision to publish name of the street where Ferguson cop lives

washingtonexaminer.com — In an article detailing officer Darren Wilson's little-known marriage in late October to fellow Ferguson, Mo., police officer Barbara Spradling, the New York Times decided to publish the name of the street where the couple owns a home. The New York Times stands by this decision.
Nov 26, 2014

I spoke to the NYT about decision to publish name of street where Darren Wilson owns a home. They stand by decision: washex.am/1y0Wmsw

Nov 26, 2014

I spoke to the NYT about decision to publish name of street where Darren Wilson owns a home. They stand by decision: m.washingtonexaminer.com/nyt-stands-by-…

Nov 26, 2014

NYT to me: "Story mentions only name of street where [Wilson has] a house & that street has been widely reported on”: washex.am/15rYVYX

Nov 25, 2014

NYT to me: "Story mentions only name of street where couple have a house & that street has been widely reported on”: washex.am/15rYVYX

Obama: 'No excuse' for violent protests in Ferguson

washingtonexaminer.com — President Obama condemned violent protests in Ferguson, Mo., Tuesday, saying he had "no sympathy" for those who torched buildings and police cruisers in their own community. "Burning buildings, torching cars, destroying property, putting people at risk - that's destructive, and there's no excuse for it," Obama said ahead of remarks on immigration reform in Chicago.

NYT publishes the name of the street where Ferguson cop lives

washingtonexaminer.com — In an article detailing officer Darren Wilson's little-known marriage in late October to fellow Ferguson, Mo., police officer Barbara Spradling, the New York Times decided to publish the name of the street where the couple owns a home. From the report [redacted]: Officer Wilson and Officer Spradling own a home together on _________, a St.
Nov 25, 2014

NYT removes image with address to Mo. law firm, leaves up reference to street where Darren Wilson owns a home: washingtonexaminer.com/nyt-publishes-…

Nov 25, 2014

NYT tells me they removed image of Darren Wilson's marriage license because contained address. But they got it wrong: washingtonexaminer.com/nyt-publishes-…

2,500 new documents ID'd in White House-IRS taxpayer harassment cases

washingtonexaminer.com — In a shocking revelation, the Treasury Inspector General has identified some 2,500 documents that "potentially" show taxpayer information held by the Internal Revenue Service being shared with President Obama's White House. The discovery was revealed to the group Cause of Action, which has sued for access to any of the documents.

Obama trip to Ferguson 'under consideration,' White House says

washingtonexaminer.com — President Obama will determine whether to travel to Ferguson, Mo., once "things calm down a little bit," the White House said Tuesday, stoking speculation of a presidential visit following a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Buzz off: 800 studies show pesticide harm to honeybees, but Obama won't impose moratorium

washingtonexaminer.com — Over 100 scientists worldwide, citing 800 studies, are demanding that the Obama administration follow Europe's lead and put a moratorium on the use of a new-style pesticide blamed for the deaths of 30 percent of American honeybees every year.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @dcexaminer: Buzz off: 800 studies show pesticide harm to honeybees, but Obama won't impose moratorium washex.am/15qv9nd