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Left Upset with All White Oscar Nominations for Best Actor

The left has infuriated the left (Hollywood Reporters). And Best Director nominees are all male (Daily Variety) as are the screenwriters (USA Today).  More (Daily Variety).   Sharpton is thrilled with the opportunity to get more attention (Mediaite).  Since the nominees are voted upon, it’s difficult to demand diversity (Oscar).

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Obama Promises More Executive Orders

As he told Democrats he plans to “play offense” (Politico).  He is rejecting talk of sanctions for Iran, who are upping their nuclear business (Free Beacon).  While Gallup has Obama’s approval ratings recovering (if you can call 46 percent a recovery) Reuters has them at an abysmal 37 percent (Washington Examiner).

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Poll: 65 Percent Want Obama to Sign Keystone Legislation

Including the majority of Democrats (Fox News). The overall percentage is at 57 percent, according to another poll (CNN). George Will explains how the Keystone debate “has made mincemeat of Barack Obama’s pose of thoughtfulness. It has demonstrated that he lacks even a rudimentary understanding of the most basic economic realities. It has dramatized environmentalism’s descent into infantilism” (Washington Post).

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Media Hesitant to Show Hebdo Cover

During an interview, a journalist showed the latest cover, causing this response on air from Sky News:  “Here at Sky News we have chosen not to show that cover, so we would appreciate, Caroline, not showing that.  I do apologize for any of our viewers who may have been offended by that” (The Blaze).  From another story:  The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, CBS and Fox News, among many others, have carried the cartoon. But CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC and the New York Times are among those refusing to do so (Fox News). Meanwhile, “The Oxford University Press has warned its writers not to mention pigs, sausages or pork-related words in children’s books, in an apparent bid to avoid offending Jews and Muslims” (Telegraph).

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Report: Airstrikes on ISIS Failing

The story begins “More than three months of U.S. airstrikes in Syria have failed to prevent Islamic State militants from expanding their control in that country, according to U.S. and independent assessments, raising new concerns about President Barack Obama ’s military strategy in the Middle East” (WSJ).  A look at the horrible life for those stuck in regions controlled by ISIS (Fox News).  Meanwhile, satellite images reveal the devastation caused by Boko Haram (Fox News).  From Newt Gingrich:  After more than 13 years of war, with thousands of Americans dead, tens of thousands of Americans wounded, and several trillion dollars spent, the U.S. and its allies are losing the war with radical Islamism. The terrorists of Islamic State are ravaging Iraq and Syria, Boko Haram is widening its bloody swath through Nigeria, al Qaeda and its affiliates are killing with impunity in Somalia, Yemen and beyond, and the Taliban are resurgent in Afghanistan. The killings in Paris at Charlie Hebdo and at a kosher supermarket are only the most recent evidence of the widening menace of radical Islamism (WSJ).  An ISIS inspired Ohio 20-year-old plotted a pipe bomb attack (USA Today).  A new poll finds Americans don’t believe Obama is prepared to do “whatever it takes to defeat Islamic extremists”  (Fox News).  Obama’s foreign policy disaster continues (Daily Beast).

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GOP Looks to Halt Gitmo Transfers Following Recent Attack

From the story:  The measure would repeal current law that has allowed the administration to transfer prisoners to foreign countries and reduce the population at Guantanamo to 127. The bill also would prohibit transfers of terror suspects to foreign countries if there has been a confirmed case where an individual was transferred from Guantanamo and engaged in any terrorist activity. It would specifically bar transfers to Yemen for two years. (Fox News)

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