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  • The Export-Import Bank Is Overdrawn

    06/11/2015 5:18:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2015 | Allen West
    The Export-Import Bank charter will expire in a few days, on June 30, unless Congress acts to reauthorize it. The Export-Import Bank was created more than 80 years ago by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to help foreign customers buy goods from the United States. Some companies benefit from the Export-Import Bank and they are the first ones to defend its reauthorization. But let’s be clear: Companies benefit from Export-Import Bank loans at the expense of taxpayers and other businesses. Taxpayers—not the companies themselves—assume the risk of a foreign loan, made through a private bank (like Goldman Sachs), to purchase a...
  • Clinton BlackBerry photo led to State official’s query about email account

    06/10/2016 4:14:55 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/9/2016 | Josh Gerstein
    An iconic photograph of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton using her BlackBerry while wearing sunglasses on a military plane in 2011 prompted a recordkeeping official in her office to inquire about whether Clinton had been assigned a State.gov email address, the State Department disclosed this week.Clarence Finney, who oversaw an office responsible for Freedom of Information Act searches, raised the question about an official account after seeing the photo in the media, according to testimony at a deposition held Wednesday and released Thursday. The image went viral on social media in 2012, prompting a "Texts from Hillary" meme."When Mrs. Clinton's...
  • Flashback 2009: Obama Jokes About IRS Auditing Political Enemies

    05/10/2013 12:08:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/10/13 | Ben Shapiro
    Back in May 2009, Professor Glenn Reynolds, better known to his followers as Instapundit, penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal in which he discussed some odd rhetoric from President Obama. Obama had been refused an honorary doctorate by Arizona State University, and Obama remarked, “President [Michael] Crowe and the Board of Regents will soon learn all about being audited by the IRS.” Reynolds pointed out: Just a joke about the power of the presideBut as told by Mr. Obama, the actual president of the United States, it´s hard to see the humor.
  • Stephen Kim [State Dept official] pleads guilty in Fox News leak case

    02/08/2014 9:23:57 AM PST · by upchuck · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A State Department contractor charged with leaking top-secret information about North Korea to Fox News entered a guilty plea Friday and agreed to serve a 13-month prison term.During an 80-minute hearing at U.S. District Court, Stephen Kim pled guilty to a single felony count of disclosing national defense information to an unauthorized person, Fox News reporter James Rosen.Kim admitted providing Rosen with the contents of a top-secret intelligence report on North Korean intentions to carry out nuclear tests. The contractor acknowledged that he and Rosen stepped out of their offices at State Department headquarters for a short meeting nearby on...
  • Failure to Report

    03/21/2014 4:50:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 21, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    House leaders seek GAO probe of State Department failure to report Russian nuclear missile treaty violationsTwo senior House leaders on Friday requested an investigation by Congress’ General Accountability Office (GAO) into the State Department’s failure to report Russian violations of a 1987 nuclear missile accord.“It is clear from my subcommittee’s oversight that the administration did not fully disclose what it knew about Russian arms control violations when it was trying to get the New START treaty ratified,” said Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Ala.), chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on strategic forces.“Its all-consuming drive to protect its Russia reset...
  • Raffles Hotel Put On Market As Prince Alwaleed Attempts To Stop Wealth Draining Away

    04/15/2009 5:57:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies · 346+ views
    London Times ^ | April 15, 2009
    April 16, 2009 Raffles Hotel put on market as Prince Alwaleed attempts to stop wealth draining away Dominic Walsh A byword for colonial grandeur, and a favourite watering hole of such literary luminaries as Somerset Maugham, Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling, Raffles Hotel, home to the Singapore Sling cocktail, has been put up for sale for up to $450 million (Ł300 million). Apparently, the hotel's owner, Prince Alwaleed of Saudi Arabia, is feeling the pinch. The Times understands that Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, in which the Prince's Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) has a controlling stake, is seeking buyers for its...
  • Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel (luxury pad - in China)

    12/21/2014 9:34:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/20/14 | Michael Daly
    North Korea is so isolated that rather than bring the Internet to its hackers, it brings them to it—in a swank hotel in China. The luxury hotel that has been called a command post for North Korean hackers would make for a unique holiday getaway and give you lots to talk about back home. “Surprisingly Great Hotel - Clean, Tasteful.... and North Korean!” says a trip advisor review for the Chilbosan Hotel in Shenyang, China. For just $53, you get “a deluxe twin room,” including a North Korean breakfast considerably more substantial than those enjoyed by the vast majority of...
  • Hacker Releases Tons Of Emails From Clinton State Department Insider

    10/06/2016 2:32:59 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/6/16 | Chuck Ross
    At State, Marshall served as chief of protocol from 2009 to 2013. In that role, she helped the State Department and White House manage issues related to diplomatic protocol. She entered the Clinton sphere during Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, working as a special assistant to Hillary Clinton. She later worked on Clinton’s senatorial and presidential campaigns, helping lead fundraising efforts. The DC Leaks emails appear to be authentic. The emails, which appear to be from Marshall’s Gmail account, span the period from March 2015 through June 2016.
  • Disgraced ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele hired by FBI for Further Research

    03/07/2017 12:51:28 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/07/17 | Judi McLeod
    Too politically biased to succeed at the job of national security, the FBI has much in common with Christopher Steele in trying to pass off as truth bogus information The FBI is not just part of a USA intelligence apparatus that systematically spies on its own American citizenry, it intends to pay—with taxpayer dollars—for filth completely made up against a president they apparently did not want elected. The Bureau has been caught planning to pay ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele, who salaciously claimed in a dirty dossier that Donald Trump hired prostitutes to urinate on a bed the Obamas slept on...
  • The FBI, Hillary and the Alavi Foundation (Iran)

    07/17/2015 5:21:52 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 5 replies
    Founderscode.com ^ | 3-26-15 | Denise Simon
    The FBI, Hillary and the Alavi Foundation (Iran) Posted on March 26, 2015 | Comments Off on The FBI, Hillary and the Alavi Foundation (Iran) It was a secret: The Alavi Foundation says its purpose is “promoting the teaching of Islamic culture, Persian language, literature and civilization.” The Alavi Foundation’s site, a 36-story midtown Manhattan skyscraper originally built in the 1970s by the Pahlavi Foundation, an entity of the Shah-led government of Iran. After the Shah was overthrown in 1979, the new Iranian regime took it over and renamed it. Lev L. Dassin, the Acting United States Attorney for the...
  • Congressional Computer Admins In Criminal Probe Owed Money To Hezbollah-Connected Fugitive

    02/22/2017 12:06:27 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 21, 2017 | By Luke Rosiak
    Congressional aides suspected of criminally misusing their access to House computer systems owed $100,000 to an Iraqi politician who is wanted by U.S. authorities and has been linked to Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Middle Eastern terrorist outfit. Imran Awan and four of his relatives were employed as information technology (IT) aides by dozens of House Democrats, including members of the intelligence, foreign affairs and homeland security committees. The aides’ administrator-level IT access was terminated earlier this month amid a criminal probe by U.S. Capitol Police of a suspected security breach, including an off-site server housing congressional data. The Daily Caller News...
  • Oroville Dam Got No Obama Stimulus Funds For Repair In 2009.

    02/24/2017 6:25:18 AM PST · by davikkm · 36 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Although the Oroville Dam supplies drinking water to the entire State of California, no politician seemed to care…especially Obama. Almost 200,000 residents north of Sacramento were ordered to evacuate while authorities attempted to repair erosion of the dam’s emergency spillway, which would release “catastrophic” flood waters if it collapsed. We are talking “catastrophic” here! There is no public record of the dam, the tallest in the U.S., receiving any of the federal money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was intended for repairs to infrastructure around the nation. Other projects that received money from the stimulus package were...
  • Tom Cotton: Hillary Clinton’s Email Sealed the Fate Of An Iranian Scientist (VIDEO)

    08/08/2016 7:18:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    Red State ^ | August 7, 2016 | streiff
    Tom Cotton: Hillary Clinton’s Email Sealed the Fate Of An Iranian Scientist (VIDEO) Posted at 3:38 pm on August 7, 2016 by streiff Back in 2009, an Iranian nuclear scientist, Shahram Amiri, defected to the United States. What ensued was a complicated story that resulted in Amiri claiming he'd been abducted by the CIA, tortured, released, and finally repatriated to Iran. His heroic welcome from the Great Satan in 2010 was followed by his arrest for treason. Today the Iranians announced they had executed him. Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton was on Face the Nation and the subject came up.
  • Chelsea Clinton’s dig at Kellyanne Conway sparks Twitter feud

    02/03/2017 4:57:24 PM PST · by simpson96 · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/3/2017 | Rob Fredericks
    <p>Chelsea Clinton and Kellyanne Conway traded sharp Twitter jabs Friday — with the former first daughter mocking President Trump’s counselor for inventing a terror attack and the White House aide firing back about how the Clintons “lost the election.”</p> <p>“Very grateful no one seriously hurt in the Louvre attack … or the (completely fake) Bowling Green Massacre. Please don’t make up attacks,” Clinton tweeted Friday morning, the day after Conway appeared on MSNBC to defend Trump’s immigration order.</p>
  • Report: Russia hijacked its own ship (Arctic Sea carrying S-300 X-500?)

    09/03/2009 10:59:20 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 919+ views
    Ynetnews (Israel) ^ | 09/02/09 | Ron Ben-Yishai
    Report: Russia hijacked its own ship Ynet probe reveals Russian intel used secret agents to arrest the Arctic Sea vessel, thought to have been hijacked by Israel, after getting tip it was violating international accord by carrying 'destabilizing' arms to Syria or Iran Ron Ben-Yishai Published: 09.02.09, 19:03 / Israel News A Ynet investigation revealed Wednesday that the hijacking of the Russian vessel 'Arctic Sea' was ordered by the Russian government. News agencies around the world published reports tying Israel to the hijacking, as the vessel was said to have been carrying arms to the Middle East, and possibly Iran....
  • RNC Finds Roger Clinton Living in House Owned by Former Bill Clinton Adviser

    10/01/2016 8:53:01 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 30 Sep 2016 | Patrick Howley
    The Republican National Committee wants to know why Bill Clinton’s former adviser purchased the house in California that Bill Clinton’s black sheep half-brother Roger lives in. An RNC memo from chief strategist Sean Spicer spells out the mystery: Justin Cooper owns an almost $900,000 home in the lush hills of an upscale Los Angeles suburb. But interestingly enough, he doesn’t live there. Roger Clinton does. Cooper is Bill Clinton’s body man turned wheeler-dealer. He’s gone from making a modest salary working in the White House to setting up an LLC just to buy a home for the president’s brother to...
  • Terrorists Once Used Refugee Program to Settle in US

    12/19/2015 8:22:37 PM PST · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    ABC news ^ | Nov 18, 2015 | James Gordon Meek Brian Ross
    Of the 31 states that have declared their opposition to taking in Syrian refugees, one state, Kentucky, has a specific reason to be wary of the background check process: previously two Iraqi refugees who settled in Bowling Green turned out to be al Qaeda-linked terrorists with the blood of American soldiers on their hands, an ABC News investigation found. In the wake of the Kentucky case, the U.S. halted the refugee program for Iraqis for six months, a fact the Obama administration did not disclose to Congress at the time, officials told ABC News in the 2013 investigation.
  • Van Jones Warns of a Progressive "October Offensive" against Tea Party

    09/30/2011 5:12:28 AM PDT · by SueRae · 43 replies
    Real Clear Politics video ^ | 9/30/2011 | Van Jones
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/09/29/van_jones_were_going_to_build_a_progressive_counterbalance_to_tea_party.html Van Jones, president of the progressive organization Rebuild the Dream, joins The Last Word to discuss what Washington should be doing about jobs. Jones calls the US' deficit problem "phony" and made up. "Hold on to your hats, we're going to have an October offensive to take back the American dream and rescue America's middle class," Jones told MSNBC's "The Last Word." Jones warns of an "American Fall" like there was an Arab Spring. Jones was President Obama's "green jobs czar" until he resigned in fall of 2009.
  • Did Clinton's Email Negligence Lead to the Execution of an Iranian Defector?

    08/08/2016 7:10:45 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 9 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | August 8, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    In 2009, Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist, traveled to Saudi Arabia, ostensibly to visit Muslim holy sites located in the Kingdom. Once there, he disappeared only to reappear later in some peculiar online rants, claiming to be residing in Virginia and alternatively, in Arizona, and expressing a desire to return to Iran. Amiri, who conducted nuclear research at the military affiliated Malek Ashtar University of Technology and worked for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, was said to possess a treasure trove of classified information on Iran’s illicit nuclear program. On his YouTube channel, he alleged that he was kidnapped by...
  • Israel fears energy targets will be hit

    05/08/2010 2:25:47 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies · 418+ views
    UPI via Spacewar ^ | UPI via Spacewar
    Israel's mounting alarm at Hezbollah's reported acquisition of increasing numbers of long-range missiles stems in part from concern for the security of the country's emerging infrastructure. Jane's Intelligence Review reported the Israelis are concerned that their drive to develop an energy infrastructure built around the natural gas fields recently discovered in the Mediterranean off the northern port of Haifa would be put at risk by Hezbollah's swelling arsenal. The magazine, published in Britain, said the "relatively unsophisticated nature of Hezbollah's arsenal means that the militants' ability to successfully target individual critical energy sites in and around Haifa would be limited....