The White House says “no boots on the ground,” while General Dempsey testified that boots on the ground are likely. I believe the Pentagon on this one…

Via CNN:

America’s top military officer raised the specter Tuesday of U.S. troops in Iraq taking on a combat role to fight ISIS, a position that was quickly knocked down by the White House.

Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that it was possible that U.S. troops advising and assisting Iraq’s military could be deployed to fight.

“To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific ISIL targets, I will recommend that to the President,” Dempsey said during testimony before the committee.

Dempsey’s comments, which he made several times under questioning by senators, contradicts President Barack Obama’s promise that the campaign to defeat and destroy the terrorist group that calls itself the Islamic State would not include American “boots on the ground.”

Watch this Kelly File report on General Dempsey’s claim that American “boots on the ground” may be required:

Do you think American combat troops will ultimately be used in the fight against ISIS?


The NFL can’t seem to do anything right this week. They have been blasted on two fronts of domestic violence, spousal/partner abuse with Ray Rice and child abuse with Adrian Peterson and now they are back in the hot seat over their tax exempt status for the wrong reason.

Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell is proposing a bill to take away the tax exempt status of the NFL for continuing to use the name “Redskin” when she really should be going after it because it is just plain wrong and ripping off the taxpayers. Continue Reading


Via the Washington Post:

In his first term, Obama attended more fundraising events than any other president in recent history. According to author Brendan J. Doherty, from 2008 to 2012 Obama went to 321 events, compared to just 80 for Ronald Reagan.

And, as the chart below shows, he’s done 72 events in his second term – 34 this year alone. So far, he’s ahead of the pace of George W. Bush, who had been to 30 events at this point in 2006. In his two presidential terms combined, Bush hosted 318 fundraisers. Obama has already smashed that number with 393 events to date.

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While Obama has attended a lot of fundraisers Bill Clinton currently holds the world record for the most party fundraisers attended while serving as President.

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