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“A passenger plane which crashed as it flew over eastern Ukraine with 295 people on board was reportedly shot down.” – Sky News

“Just out is the quarterly FEC filing from Mississippi Conservatives. And what does it show?” – Jeffrey Lord/American Spectator

“I can confirm that the attack ads in Mississippi run by ‘All Citizens for Mississippi’ were funded by Senate Republicans, including Senators Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Rob Portman, Bob Corker, and Roy Blunt. It appears our Senate Republican leaders are willing to risk losing a Senate majority so long as they can get their own re-elected. Yes folks, it is true. I can confirm what we all suspected.” – Erick Erickson/RedState

“Hinds County Republican Chairman Pete Perry, under fire for allegedly facilitating illegal double voting by people who voted in both the Democratic primary and the Republican run-off as well as other irregularities involving absentee ballots, received another $111,000 from the Mississippi Conservatives group founded by lobbyist Haley Barbour and run by his nephew Henry Barbour, a report to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) shows.” – GotNews

“When it comes to political dirty tricks, what is happening in Mississippi is not staying in Mississippi. I know, because the race card was played just as blatantly in 2000 in Missouri with one difference: Back then it was the traditional, bigoted Democratic Party that acted so badly; this time it looks like it was members of my party, the party of Lincoln, the Republicans.” – Washington Times

Warren is not merely delivering spin. Saying that the shutdown was about birth control is a Godzilla-sized lie, told intentionally, in order to be provocative. It won’t advance the bill she is supporting. That bill stands no chance of passing in the House, supposing that it even comes up for a vote in the Senate, which it probably won’t, because Democrats do not want to be taking pro-Obamacare votes leading up to the mid-terms. The bill and speaking out in favor of it is nothing more or less than base political theater. Warren is just lying to score points with the Democrat base, who also mostly know that Warren is lying, yet they will repeat the lie themselves until the end of time.” – PJ Media

Conflate two separate issues and you get one policy error. That is what too many opponents of carbon taxes are doing, getting caught up in the argument about climate change, which really has nothing to do with the case for a carbon tax. That case is that such a tax can make growth-inducing tax reform easier to achieve, and reduce the need for an expansion of the regulatory state, while protecting the competitiveness of our industries.” – Weekly Standard

“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the primary focus of any new immigration legislation passed by Congress should be to send the young illegal immigrants back home as quickly as possible. Just 27% say it should focus instead on making it easier for these illegal immigrants to remain in the United States.” – Rasmussen Reports

Twenty-First Century Fox’s audacious offer for Time Warner, if it succeeds, would transform the media landscape and cement Rupert Murdoch’s status as the most powerful magnate in U.S. media and entertainment.” – Reuters

“Gotta hand it to ‘em: They’re all-in on the immigration mega-pander. The prudent thing to do before the midterms would be to focus on stopping the border crisis, to ‘prove’ that Obama’s serious about enforcement before a new push at comprehensive reform next year, and then do some sort of very limited amnesty to show immigration activists that O’s on their side with the promise of more to come after the current uproar has quieted down.” – Hot Air

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