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  • Did US Ally Qatar Free Imprisoned Americans in Exchange for Al Qaeda Terrorist?

    01/29/2015 8:05:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/29/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Problematic, in a very big way even if the offer was made.Qatar’s ties to Al Qaeda and ISIS aren’t news. They’ve effectively served as intermediaries in everything from ransom exchanges for hostages to Taliban negotiations. But actually trying to secure terrorist swaps for prisoners on their own behalf would have been a new frontier. Before he was released from a U.S. maximum-security prison last week, a confessed al Qaeda sleeper agent was offered up in a potential prisoner swap that would have freed two Americans held abroad.According to two individuals with direct knowledge of the case, the proposition was...
  • Dead Russian lawyer Magnitsky found guilty

    07/11/2013 4:30:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 11, 2013 2:38 PM EDT | Jim Heintz
    More than three years after he died in prison, whistle-blowing Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was found guilty of tax evasion by a Moscow court Wednesday. The posthumous trial of Magnitsky was a macabre chapter in a case that ignited a high-emotion dispute between Russia and Washington that has included U.S. sanctions against Russians deemed to be human rights violators, a ban on the adoption of Russian children by U.S. citizens and calls for the closure of Russian non-governmental organizations receiving American funding. Magnitsky was a lawyer for U.S.-born British investor William Browder when he alleged in 2008 that organized criminals...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Radical Dem Worked For Russian Lawyer Who Met With Trump, Jr.

    07/13/2017 6:48:49 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    Radical left-wing icon former California Democratic Rep. Ron Dellums was a hired lobbyist for Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. June 9, 2016, the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. Dellums, who represented liberal San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., is a long-time darling of left-wing political activists. He served 13 terms in Congress as an African-American firebrand and proudly called himself a socialist. He retired in 1996. The former congressman is one of several high-profile Democratic partisans who was on Veselnitskayas payroll, working to defeat a law that is the hated object of...
  • Senate Panel To Hear Testimony From Businessman Targeted By Trump Dossier Firm

    07/12/2017 10:41:58 PM PDT · by Fedora · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/10/2017 | Chuck Ross
    A London-based businessman who was investigated last year by the opposition research firm behind the so-called Trump dossier will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week, The Daily Caller has learned.Bill Browder says that he will “definitely” be testifying about a complaint he filed with the Justice Department last year in which he accused Fusion GPS, the firm behind the dossier, and a former Soviet intelligence officer named Rinat Akhmetshin of violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), a law requiring agents of foreign governments to disclose their lobbying and consulting work.Founded by former Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn...
  • Well Lookie Here=> Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya is Pictured with Obama Ambassador to Russia 8..

    07/11/2017 4:40:39 PM PDT · by blueyon · 97 replies
    gateway pundt ^ | 7/11/17 | jim hoft
    """Well Lookie Here=> Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya is Pictured with Obama Ambassador to Russia 8 Days After Trump Jr. Mtg."""" More information leaked out today on Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya. Veselnitskaya told NBC News on Monday she was not with the Kremlin as was reported by The New York Times. She confirmed her meeting with Donald Trump Jr. was about Russian adoptions in the US. The law firm where Veselnitskaya is listed as managing partner, Kamerton Consulting, is based in a Moscow suburb and does not even have a website. A staff member at Kamerton told The Associated Press Veselnitskaya...
  • Donald Trump Jr. gathered members of campaign for meeting with Russian lawyer before election

    07/08/2017 5:13:49 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 80 replies
    Circa ^ | 8 Jul 17 | Sara A. Carter and John Solomon
    Shortly before his father was formally nominated for president last summer, Donald Trump Jr. was approached by a Russian lawyer who set up a meeting to discuss a Russian policy, according to interviews with Trump family lawyers. President Trumps eldest son briefly gathered others for the meeting, including his brother-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as then-presidential campaign manager Paul Manafort for the meeting at Trump Tower in New York City with the lawyer, identified by Trump family lawyers as Natalia Veselnitskaya. Veselnitskaya used the meeting in June 2016 to have a conversation about a U.S. law called the Magnitsky Act...
  • Firm behind "Dossier" Joined Lobbying Effort to Kill Pro-Whistleblower Sanctions on Kremlin

    04/04/2017 9:15:46 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    Senator Chuck Grassley ^ | March 31, 2017
    WASHINGTON Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is asking whether a suspected former Russian intelligence officer-turned U.S. lobbyist and the firm behind the unsubstantiated anti-Trump dossier should have registered as foreign agents for their efforts to bring down a U.S. law on behalf of the Kremlin. According to a complaint filed with the Justice Department, Fusion GPS, which was also involved in the creation of the unsubstantiated dossier alleging collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, was involved in the pro-Russia campaign to kill the Global Magnitsky Act around the same time. In 2012, President Obama signed into...
  • Book Review: Truth Overruled and the Case for Traditional Marriage

    09/02/2015 12:08:24 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 2, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    Marriage quality, gay rights and love is love are common refrains that the Left uses in order to dismantle traditional marriage as we know it. Heritage Foundation marriage scholar Ryan T. Andersons latest book, Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom, serves as an answer to many of these arguments. Anderson quoted Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts oral arguments to make one of his major points, namely that Youre [gay activists] not seeking to join the institution, youre seeking to change what the institution is. Anderson pointed out four harmful consequences of radically changing the definition of...
  • Bad News About Alternative Lifestyles

    04/29/2015 6:56:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 29, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    This year, a Catholic University sociologist published a study of the children of same-sex parents that runs counter to much of the happy talk on the subject emanating from academia. In the past two decades dozens of studies have concluded that children with same-sex parents fare as well or better than those in opposite-sex families on a wide range of outcomes related to child well-being and emotional health, . D. Paul Sullins wrote in a study which appeared in January. So consistent and well-publicized has been this finding of no differences that it has been presented as a settled conclusion...
  • Pope shocked by same-sex adoptions legislation

    12/30/2013 2:44:42 PM PST · by NYer · 28 replies
    Times of Malta ^ | December 29, 2013
    File photo of another meeting between Pope Francis and Bishop Scicluna. The Pope is “shocked” by Malta’s Civil Unions Bill, which will allow gay couples to adopt children, Auxiliary Bishop Charles Scicluna has told The Sunday Times of Malta.Defending his decision to use his Christmas homily to reiterate that a family had to be built around a man and a woman, Mgr Scicluna said he had aired these concerns with Pope Francis when he met him on December 12.“We discussed many aspects...and when I raised the issue that’s worrying me as a bishop [the right for gay couples to...
  • The Russian Demographic Crisis: Resisting the Influence of a Sexualized Culture

    08/13/2013 7:02:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 13Aug13 | S. Michael Craven
    This past July, Russian president Vladimir Putin ignited outrage among the (primarily Western) pro-homosexual community by signing into law a ban on homosexual adoption. The new law also prohibits adoption by single parent households. Only a few days before, Putin also signed into law broad prohibitions against "gay propaganda," which included provisions that allow "the government to arrest and detain gay (or 'pro-gay') foreigners for up to 14 days before they would then be expelled from Russia" While these latter measures are no doubt draconian, they nonetheless represent a growing realization within Russian society, namely: sexual anarchy has proven devastating...
  • Putin Orders Ban on Adoptions by LGBT Foreign Couples Report

    03/30/2013 9:44:12 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 42 replies
    RT ^ | 3/28/13
    The Russian president has opposed the adoption of Russian orphans by LGBT foreign couples, and has instructed the government and the Supreme Court to prepare changes to existing law before July 1. Russian President Vladimir Putins order will most likely be fulfilled by the Ministry of Education and Science, which is currently dealing with issues concerning orphans and adoptions, Izvestia daily reported. The ministry has not yet commented on the news, saying that Putins instructions had not yet reached their office. Tensions over the issue arose in mid-February, after the French National Assembly voted to legalize adoptions by same-sex couples....
  • Puerto Rico bans gay adoptions

    02/22/2013 7:10:14 AM PST · by cll · 15 replies
    RT ^ | 2/21/2013
    Puerto Ricos Supreme Court on Wednesday voted 5-4 to ban gay couples from adopting children, with judges claiming that a childs dignity, stability and well-being can only be ensured if raised in a traditional family. The vote comes two days after 200,000 religious Christians held a rally against granting same-sex couples any sort of legal rights. As the largest anti-gay rally in the history of the US commonwealth, the gathering portrayed the immense opposition gay couples continue to face in Puerto Rico. Although some lawmakers support granting gay couples with certain legal rights, many public figures remain starkly opposed to...
  • End of gay adoption ban spurs start of 100 new families in South Florida

    10/02/2011 8:32:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | October 2, 2011 | Georgia East
    Like so many parents, Jessie and Cooper Odell spend their days helping their 8-year-old with homework, taking him to the park, playing football or attending church on Sundays. But their journey to becoming a typical family was anything but routine. "Until recently I always felt like I had to look over my back,'' said Jessie Odell, 39, a Palm Beach event planner who has cared for the boy since July and is finally able to adopt him. "God has finally given us what we've been fighting for.''
  • U.S. official: Russia still allowing adoptions by Americans

    05/04/2010 4:52:58 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 3 replies · 242+ views
    CNN ^ | May 4, 2010 | Charley Keyes
    Washington (CNN) -- A senior State Department official said Monday that Russian authorities continue to approve U.S. adoptions despite some public sentiment there to call a complete halt. The senior State Department official said Russians understandably are upset that 18 Russian children have been killed by their adoptive parents since the early 1990s and 17 of those cases involved Americans The Russians presented the United States with a draft proposal of an agreement on Saturday, but the U.S. official said final agreement could be months away. One Russian proposal would have independent follow-ups with each adoptive family after the family...
  • Haiti earthquake: charities warn against rush to speed adoptions

    01/22/2010 9:29:59 PM PST · by ColdOne · 4 replies · 278+ views
    Telegraph.uk.co ^ | 22 Jan 2010 | Bruno Waterfield and Nick Allen
    Countries including France and Spain have streamlined the process in the hope of getting young people to safety as soon as possible. But Unicef and other welfare groups, led by British charities, have warned orphans risked being separated from their families and the well-meaning moves by Westerners could be considered "abuse".
  • Laura Ingraham adopted a little Russian boy so her daughter Maria could have a brother

    07/27/2009 8:03:10 AM PDT · by kcvl · 111 replies · 7,884+ views
    Per Laura Ingraham Show
  • Totally unsuitable partner" (Catholic Charities cutting ties gayest adoption agency)

    10/05/2008 7:25:41 AM PDT · by kellynla · 6 replies · 453+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | October 3, 2008 | staff
    Catholic Charities of San Francisco plans to end a controversial two-year-long relationship with an adoption agency that specializes in placing children for adoption with homosexuals, the Catholic newsweekly Our Sunday Visitor reports. [[AdoptArt100308.jpg]]In 2006, Catholic Charities of San Francisco announced its partnership with Family Builders by Adoption, which calls itself the gayest [adoption] agency in the country. In the meantime, Family Builders by Adoption had just begun fulfilling a $1,755,000 contract with another partner -- the City and County of San Francisco. That contract required Family Builders to increase the number of children adopted by lesbians, homosexuals, bisexuals and transgender...
  • Ban On Unmarried Adoptions On Ark. Ballot

    08/28/2008 4:53:38 PM PDT · by Baladas · 3 replies · 152+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 25, 2008 | staff
    (AP) A proposal aimed at effectively banning gays and lesbians from becoming foster or adoptive parents was cleared Monday to appear on this fall's ballot in Arkansas. The measure would prohibit unmarried couples living together from fostering or adopting children, and Arkansas doesn't allow gays to marry or recognize gay marriages conducted elsewhere. Secretary of State Charlie Daniels certified the proposed initiated act for the Nov. 4 ballot after verifying that the Arkansas Family Council Action Committee had submitted 85,389 valid signatures of registered voters. Supporters needed to turn in at least 61,974 valid signatures. "Arkansas needs to affirm the...
  • Rise in adopted children living with gay couples (UK)

    01/22/2007 9:21:33 AM PST · by lastchance · 21 replies · 693+ views
    thisislondon.co.uk ^ | January 22, 2007 | thisislondon.co.uk ( no author name given)
    One in every 20 children adopted from care goes to live with a gay couple, official figures revealed yesterday. The number of adoptions by same sex couples is rising by more than 50 per cent a year in many parts of the country, encouraged by social workers. In some towns where councils are most sympathetic to the gay rights cause, the likelihood of a child in care being adopted by a same sex couple is as high as one in five. The figures - obtained from local authorities under freedom of information rules - show that gay adoption has become...