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  • Dem Casualty List Grows

    01/30/2014 8:43:04 AM PST · by gooblah · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Jan 2014, 8:39 | Mike Flynn
    Each week, it seems another Democrat lawmaker announces their retirement from Congress. On Thursday, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) joined the growing list. It is only January, but 11 Democrat lawmakers have said they are quitting at the end of this current term.
  • Crisis at the National Archives (Obama records missing)

    06/10/2018 3:05:08 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 91 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 10, 2018 | Thomas Lipscomb
    In the middle of directing the difficult task of transferring the historically important records of the Obama administration into the National Archives, the archivist in charge, David Ferriero, ran into a serious problem: A lot of key records are missing. A first-rate librarian, Ferriero has been driving a much-needed digital overhaul and expansion of the National Archives over the nine years of his appointment. This will greatly improve the ability of digital search locally and remotely, as well as accessing the files themselves. To support this effort, in 2014 President Obama signed the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments. For...
  • Yushchenko, hero of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution warns Europe that Putin won’t stop at Crimea

    03/28/2014 6:34:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 3-27-14 | Mathew Schofield
    KIEV, Ukraine — To Viktor Yushchenko, the man at the heart of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution a decade ago, March 2014 looks a lot like August 1939. Europe, once again, is at war. But Europe is also, once again, refusing to realize it and react. Yushchenko, the former Ukrainian president who has spent much of his political life at odds with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and incurred his wrath, says there should not be any doubt about what is going on: Putin’s Russia has been waging economic and information war on his country for years. It has now added a territorial...
  • Opinion : Former US Congressman Makes Historic Visit to Iran

    02/12/2015 8:45:39 PM PST · by piasa · 32 replies
    Payvand Iran News ^ | February 12, 2015 | Barbara Slavin
    With little fanfare, another taboo in U.S.-Iran relations has shattered. Jim Slattery, a former six-term Democratic Congressman from Kansas, late last year became the first former or current American legislator to visit the Islamic Republic of Iran. In Tehran to attend a conference on countering violent extremism, Slattery encountered a largely friendly reception from both officials and ordinary Iranians and came back equipped to present a more realistic and upbeat depiction of Iranians than is usually found on Capitol Hill. Speaking Monday at the Atlantic Council in Washington, Slattery conceded that there are elements in Iran that still oppose any...
  • US Navy SEALs told to stop spilling secrets

    11/04/2014 11:38:19 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 31 replies
    AFP ^ | Nov. 3 , 2014 | Dan De Luce
    The commander of US Navy SEALs has issued a stinging rebuke to troops who have broken the elite force's hallowed tradition of secrecy and humility by publishing memoirs and speaking to the media. Days after the Fox News network announced it would broadcast a documentary with a commando who claims to have shot Osama bin Laden, Rear Admiral Brian Losey, the head of Naval Special Warfare Command, wrote to his troops denouncing anyone who seeks fame or fortune by revealing details of secret missions. "A critical tenet of our Ethos is 'I do not advertise the nature of my work,...
  • Ex-Trump aide Manafort faces charges in first trial of Russia probe

    07/31/2018 10:57:33 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 19 replies
    Thompson Reuters Foundation News ^ | By Nathan Layne, Sarah N. Lynch and Karen Freifeld
    The tax and bank fraud trial in a Virginia federal court represents the first test of Mueller's ability to win a conviction of a former Trump aide. Three other aides, including Manafort's longtime business partner Rick Gates, have already pleaded guilty and are cooperating with Mueller's probe. Trump has vacillated between showing sympathy for Manafort and trying to distance himself. Manafort worked on Trump's presidential campaign for five months and attended a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians that is a focal point of Mueller's probe into possible collusion between the campaign and the Kremlin. A Manafort conviction would...
  • American Spectator Magazine Deletes All Mentions Of Brett Kimberlin Following Apparent Settlement

    09/20/2014 12:53:14 PM PDT · by Daralundy · 8 replies
    Techdirt ^ | Friday, September 19, 2014
    We recently wrote about the Brett Kimberlin saga -- which is long and involved, and which we'd avoided jumping into for a long time, given how complex and nutty it was. If you're not familiar with it, go back and read that post to catch up on it, but the super short version is that Kimberlin has been suing a lot of people, in large part because he doesn't like the way they're characterizing his past. And he's more or less indicated that he intends to tie people up in court for as long as possible, leading some to put...
  • How did Obama reach +5% GDP in 3rd QTR 2014?

    07/28/2018 3:57:43 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 52 replies
    July 28, 2018 | Vanity
    It is amazing that Obama's highest GDP (stated at over 5%) happened just before the 2014 election. Rush was mentioned this about how this happened, but I don't have the transcript. It is further amazing that Obama could reach a high of over 5% for a quarter but not get 3% for the year. Now the MSM if falling overall themselves to justify why Obama never got 3%. And how Obama deserves credit for jump starting the Trump economy. So how real was that 2014 5% GDP? Was it later revised downward?
  • White House not ruling out Putin proposal to let Russia question ex-US ambassador <tr>

    07/19/2018 6:14:48 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 13 replies
    he White House said Wednesday that President Trump would consider whether to allow Russian prosecutors to interview onetime U.S. ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul and other Americans in connection with criminal claims against Bill Browder, a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. On Wednesday, Sanders said there "was some conversation" between Trump and Putin at their Monday summit about Russia's request, "but there wasn’t a commitment made on behalf of the United States and the president will work with his team and we’ll let you know if there’s an announcement on that front." "Work with his team to do...
  • (2014) 'Professional adventurer' to live on an ICEBERG for a year to highlight climate change

    07/07/2018 3:12:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/24/14 | Damien Gayle
    A self-styled adventurer is to spend a year living on a melting iceberg off the coast of Greenland to try to draw attention to climate change. In spring next year Alex Bellini, 36, will find a suitable iceberg off the north west of Greenland where he will remain until it melts. He hopes his stunt will raise awareness of the impact of global warming, which the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently warned is 'widespread and consequential'.
  • Clinton Communications Director On Obama: 'He Looked Kind Of Like A Jackass'

    04/14/2017 5:24:19 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 14, 2017 | Davis Richardson
    Former Hillary Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri said former President Obama "looked kind of like a jackass" when he appeared on actor Zach Galifianakis' web show "Between Two Ferns" in 2014. Palmieri made the comments while speaking at a Yale University event on Thursday about the 2016 presidential horserace and the current political landscape. The comment was one of several blunt remarks Palmieri made, including referring to ISIS beheadings as a "manufactured press story." [Snip] Attributing Clinton’s loss to "sexism" and the "irrational hatred that hangs around her," Palmieri dismissed criticism towards the campaign's management as "distracting."
  • Flashback: Obama urges Central American parents not to send children to border (2014)

    06/20/2018 10:16:42 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 7 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Jun 27, 2014 Yes 2014 | Kathleen Hennessey
    "Our message absolutely is don't send your children unaccompanied, on trains or through a bunch of smugglers," Obama told ABC News on Thursday. "We don't even know how many of these kids don't make it, and may have been waylaid into sex trafficking or killed because they fell off a train." "Do not send your children to the borders," Obama said. "If they do make it, they'll get sent back. More importantly, they may not make it."
  • Nuland-Pyatt leaked phone conversation _COMPLETE with SUBTITLES ( Planning US coup in Ukraine)

    10/18/2016 2:00:10 PM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/29/2016 | Staff
    WARNING: Profanity Victoria Nuland, Asst. Sec. of State for Europe, phone call to US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, in a phone call leaked to the news media on 4 February 2014. [expletive] the EU What's really important here is the level of planning for the coup that overthrew the elected President Viktor Yanukovych, which brought to power (as heard on the recording) a group of select individuals described as "moderate democrats." In fact, most of them, including Oleh Tyahnybok (whom Nuland insists the new head of state consult four times weekly), are a far-right nationalist faction with overt and...
  • Who Is Smuggling Immigrant Children Across The Border? (2014)

    06/19/2018 6:16:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/15/14 | John Burnett
    **SNIP** U.S. authorities claim that human smugglers like El Lobo (the wolf) are at the heart of the current border crisis because they have facilitated the travels of the 57,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who've been apprehended in South Texas since October. "We cross them in inner tubes. If they're 3 or 4 years old, I have to cross them myself. I can't let them drown," he says. The Wolf wears Reeboks with pink soles, a black polo shirt and a thin mustache. He's handsome in a bad-boy sort of way. We sit in an open-air lunchroom on a back street...
  • Flashback: Waves of immigrant minors present crisis for Obama, Congress (2014)

    06/19/2018 9:30:39 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 28, 2014 | Richard Cowan
    Tens of thousands of children unaccompanied by parents or relatives are flooding across the southern U.S. border illegally, forcing the Obama administration and Congress to grapple with both a humanitarian crisis and a budget dilemma. An estimated 60,000 such children will pour into the United States this year, according to the administration, up from about 6,000 in 2011. Now, Washington is trying to figure out how to pay for their food, housing and transportation once they are taken into custody. The flow is expected to grow. The number of unaccompanied, undocumented immigrants who are under 18 will likely double in...
  • Flashback: Hillary: Minors crossing border must be sent home

    06/18/2018 9:59:42 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    The Washington post ^ | June 18,2014 | Greg Sargent
    “They should be sent back as soon as it can be determined who responsible adults in their families are. There are concerns about whether all of them can be sent back, but I think all of them who can be should be reunited with their families… We have to send a clear message: Just because your child gets across the border, that doesn’t mean the child gets to stay. We don’t want to send a message that’s contrary to our laws or will encourage more children to make that dangerous journey.”
  • Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

    06/17/2018 7:56:11 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 56 replies
    APnews.com ^ | June 17th 2018 | Nomaan Merchant
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.
  • Gina Haspel won't say if she oversaw detainee waterboarding

    05/09/2018 9:55:04 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 9, 2018
    Gina Haspel refused to say Wednesday during her confirmation hearing to be CIA director if she oversaw the waterboarding of terrorism suspect Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri in 2002. Haspel reportedly became chief of base at a CIA black site in Thailand in October of that year. Nashiri arrived in November and was waterboarded at least three times before being transferred in December to a different facility, according to a Senate Intelligence Committee report. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who was influential in drafting an intelligence committee report partially released in 2014, asked Haspel to give a "yes or no" answer to whether...
  • Byron York: When did Trump-Russia probe begin? Investigators focus on mystery months

    05/22/2018 9:46:52 AM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 5/21/2018 | BYRON YORK
    Revelations that an FBI informant insinuated himself into the Trump campaign have led some congressional investigators to rethink their theories on how and why former President Barack Obama's Justice Department began investigating the 2016 Trump presidential effort. Most reporting has focused on the July 31, 2016, creation of a document formally marking the beginning of the FBI counterintelligence probe targeting the Trump campaign. The document, known as the electronic communication, or EC, is said to have focused on the case of George Papadopoulos, the peripheral Trump adviser who has pleaded guilty to lying to special counsel Robert Mueller about his...
  • What if obama did nothing about Russia because it was the ruse to frame Trump?

    05/22/2018 5:50:05 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-22-18 | DrJohn
    Part 1: George Papadopoulos and Josef Mifsud Inaction. It's been rattling around my head for a long time. Why was there no action? Why didn't obama do something? barack obama was warned about Russian meddling in 2014. The Obama administration received multiple warnings from national security officials between 2014 and 2016 that the Kremlin was ramping up its intelligence operations and building disinformation networks it could use to disrupt the U.S. political system, according to more than half a dozen current and former officials. As early as 2014, the administration received a report that quoted a well-connected Russian source as...