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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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Romney Tops Iowa Poll

Followed by Bush, Walker and Huckabee (Townhall). Hugh Hewitt looks at the candidates (Hugh Hewitt).
From the Wall Street Journal:  Mr. Romney is a man of admirable personal character, but his political profile is, well, protean. He made the cardinal mistake of pandering to conservatives rather than offering a vision that would attract them. He claimed to be “severely conservative” and embraced “self-deportation” for illegal immigrants, a political killer. But he refused to break from his RomneyCare record in Massachusetts even though it undermined his criticism of ObamaCare. A third campaign would resurrect all of that political baggage—and videotape (WSJ).
Does Walker have a chance? (RCP).

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White House: Terror Attacks Not “Radical Islam”

From White House Spokesman Josh Earnest: “… we have not chosen to use that label because it doesn’t seem to accurately describe what had happened” (Gateway Pundit).  And Al Qaeda is taking credit for the murders (USA
Today
).  Meanwhile, from Byron York on the Paris rally:  The administration no-shows were not a failure of optics, or a diplomatic misstep, but were instead the logical result of the president’s years-long effort to downgrade the threat of terrorism and move on to other things (Washington Examiner). From Rasmussen:  Sixty-four percent (64%) of voters think there is a global conflict in the world today between Western civilization and Islam (Rasmussen). Some conspiracy minded Muslims in France blame Jews for the murders (Daily Beast).  In the middle of all this, Nancy Pelosi announces plans to name “the first Muslim lawmaker to the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence” (Politico). Then there’s this:  A weekly call to prayer for Muslims will be heard at Duke University starting Friday, school officials said (WRAL).

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Senators Look to Raise Gas Tax

As vehicles have become more efficient and the tax revenue is down.  Perhaps they should consider a tax incentive to buy Hummers (USA Today).

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Top US Officials Skip World Rally Against Terror

From the story:  French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron and dozens of other world leaders all took part in the powerful denunciation of last week’s terror attacks that left 17 innocents dead (NY Daily News).  This led to the hashtag:  #ReasonsObamaMissedFranceRally (Twitter). From another story:  Secretary of State John Kerry called criticism that no top U.S. officials attended Sunday’s massive march against terrorism in Paris “quibbling” Monday, even as he announced a trip to the French capital later this week for talks on countering Islamist violence (Fox News).

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