- David Harsanyi writes about the revelations in the Center for Medical Progress’s undercover Planned Parenthood video:
In America, it’s illegal to donate money to a candidate without first reporting it to the government. Even then, if you give more than is permissible you might end up in jail. In this country, you can’t add trans fats to your foods or smoke cigarettes in your own bar. Here, Little Sisters of the Poor can’t tell the state they’d rather not buy condoms and bakers can’t tell a couple they’d rather not participate in their wedding.
- In 2013 Warren Buffett donated nearly $100 million to pro-abortion groups, including $62 million to Planned Parenthood.
President Obama chewed out CBS News White House correspondent Major Garrett for having the audacity to ask how Obama made huge concessions to Iran without managing to free the four Americans the Iranians are holding in prisons. You never question The Precious.
Breaking: 54-year old man irritated by the first hard question he's ever heard in the first job he's ever had—
David Burge (@iowahawkblog) July 15, 2015
David French writes that President Obama’s deal with Iran grants billions of dollars worth of sanctions relief to a country that has killed more than 1,000 American soldiers:
The American people need to clearly understand what their president has done. He’s granting billions of dollars in sanctions relief to a nation that put bounties on the heads of American soldiers. Iran isn’t ending its war against America. It’s still working — every day — to kill Americans, including the Americans Barack Obama leads as commander-in-chief of our armed forces. There is no honor in this agreement. Moreover, there is no honor in leaving innocent Americans behind — to rot in Iranian prisons — so that President Obama can declare peace in his time. Compared to rewarding killers and turning its back on innocent American prisoners, the Obama administration’s lies about the negotiations are a small thing indeed. After all, dishonorable people do dishonorable things.
In April Deputy White House national security advisor Ben Rhodes said the U.S. would conduct “anytime, anywhere” inspections of Iranian facilities as part of the nuclear deal. That provision was conspicuously missing from the final text – instead the Iranians will effectively have weeks’ worth of notice before an inspection. Yesterday Rhodes denied that the Obama administration even asked for “anytime, anywhere” inspections during the negotiations. Orwell would be proud of the administration’s ability to rewrite history.
The Iranian nuclear deal says nothing about the Parchin facility where they’ve done nuclear work in the past. It also doesn’t say anything about the Bushehr nuclear power plant that Russia built and is expanding; it could be used to produce plutonium.
It’s likely that the Obama administration will submit the Iranian nuclear deal to the U.N. Security Council for approval without waiting for the U.S. Congress to offer its approval (or disapproval) via Bob Corker’s scheme for abdicating the Senate’s advice and consent power. There is, however, a provision in the nuclear deal whereby Iran’s parliament will have the opportunity to approve (or disapprove) the deal’s inspection scheme.
Department of Homeland Security officers will go door-to-door to retrieve three-year “Employment Authorization Documents” issued by the Obama administration in defiance of an order by Federal District Court Judge Andrew Hanen. If Homeland Security fails to collect all 2,600 documents, Secretary Jeh Johnson may have to appear in Hanen’s court.
The former head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Marilyn Tavenner, is the new head of the health insurance industry’s largest lobbying group, America’s Health Insurance Plans.