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  • Valerie Jarret interview on 60 Minutes (Barf Alert)

    05/22/2016 4:59:32 PM PDT · by Eric · 42 replies
    CBS 60 Minutes ^ | 05/22/2016 | Norah O'Donnell
    Rarely does one person in the White House have the influence that Valerie Jarrett has had. She holds the job title of senior advisor, but she's more than that. The president has said she's his best friend. She told us she's involved in nearly every decision that's made, including the choice of his chief of staff or who should sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. And that has sometimes caused friction in a White House that prides itself as being no-drama. As the president enters his final months in office, we talked with Valerie Jarrett about her role, the president's...
  • Former Sanders adviser: 'Israel will be eliminated'

    04/20/2016 9:49:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    inn ^ | 4/20/16 | David Rosenberg
    Retired US Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson is no stranger to controversy, with a legacy of questionable statements on Israel and the US government. In 2013 the former chief of staff for then-Secretary of State Colin Powell suggested that Israel was responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria. In 2007 Wilkerson appeared in a Dutch documentary, claiming that American foreign policy was dominated by “the Jewish lobby”. Despite his history of inflammatory rhetoric and frequent conspiracy theories, Wilkerson was tapped to serve as a military and foreign policy adviser for the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2015. In the wake...

    10/05/2015 6:58:07 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    twitter comments via The Right Scoop ^ | 10-5-2015 | twitter comments copied by soopermexican
    El Trumpo was not too pleased with Romney advisor Stuart Stevens over his prediction about when the Donald’s campaign going down. So he did what he does – started a Twitter war: Political strategist Stuart Stevens,who led Romney down the tubes in what should have been an easy victory,has terrible political instincts! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2015
  • Hillary Advisor Recommends She Cut a Deal on the Email Scandal

    09/21/2015 11:47:53 AM PDT · by wildbill · 32 replies
    Edward Klein Blog ^ | 9/21/2015 | Ed Klein
    With the FBI, Congress and the courts all closing in on Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified material on her private email server, one of her longtime advisers has recommended that she hire an outside legal counsel and consider cutting a deal to avoid criminal charges. According to this adviser, who spoke to ED KLEIN CONFIDENTIAL, time is of the essence. Contrary to published reports that the FBI investigation could drag on for months, he believes it could wrap up as soon as the end of this year...“From what I know of the case,” the adviser said, “Hillary is extremely vulnerable,...
  • Former DHS Advisor Tweets #AllahuAkbar in Celebration of S.C. Confederate Flag Coming Down

    07/12/2015 8:12:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Liberty News ^ | 07/10/15 | Sera Wilson
    Mohamed Elibiary, the former Department of Homeland Security Advisor who was relieved of duty last year after his ties with the Muslim Brotherhood became publicly known is now praising Allah and the Obama Administration in response to South Carolina’s decision to remove the Confederate Flag. Taking to twitter, Elibiary applauded Obama’s efforts to shame the South into giving up history for political correctness while praising federalism. No joke…
  • Top Clinton Advisor Dodges Question On Protecting Tax Status For Churches Opposed to Gay Marriage

    06/26/2015 10:19:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/26/15 | John Nolte
    Karen Finney, a top advisor for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, declined to answer if she believes churches that refuse to perform same sex marriages should lose their tax exempt status. Responding to a question from Breitbart News, Finney dodged with, “honestly today just thinking about what this means for my LGBT friends.”
  • American kidnapped by al Qaeda begs US for help

    12/26/2013 3:43:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/26/13
    ISLAMABAD — A 72-year-old American development worker who was kidnapped in Pakistan by al-Qaeda more than two years ago appealed to President Obama in a video released Thursday to negotiate his release, saying he feels “totally abandoned and forgotten.” The video of Warren Weinstein was the first since two videos released in September 2012. Weinstein, the country director in Pakistan for J.E. Austin Associates, a U.S.-based firm that advises a range of Pakistani business and government sectors, was abducted from his house in the eastern city of Lahore in August 2011. **SNIP** “Nine years ago I came to Pakistan to...
  • Obama Advisor: Iran Will Not Be Able to Manufacture Nuclear Bomb (Speaking on Israeli networks)

    04/06/2015 1:52:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    INN ^ | 4/6/15 | Cynthia Blank
    A day after US President Barack Obama attempted to soothe Israel's Iran fears, adviser Ben Rhodes told the trio of Israeli news stations that Iran would not be able to gain access to a nuclear bomb. Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser for strategic communication, insisted that there "significant limitations" on Tehran's nuclear program, which would prevent them producing nuclear weaponry. While the United States does not necessarily trust Iran, Rhodes continued, the deal contains "strict supervision," which will ensure the Islamist regime can't manufacture a nuclear bomb. Even ten or fifteen years from now, when a final deal is...
  • URGENT: Obama’s Muslim Adviser Busted Going Off on Insane, Anti-Christian Rant [TWEETS]

    02/02/2015 4:27:33 AM PST · by DBCJR · 18 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Saturday, January 31st, 2015
    "Elibiary...states that, “no matter xenophobia & hatefulness from this loud ‪#‎Christianist‬ subculture, we won’t abandon our vision for this nation.” [See other Tweets]
  • New WH Advisor Podesta: GOP 'A Cult Worthy of Jonestown'

    12/18/2013 7:51:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/17/13 | Truth Revolt
    New Obama White House advisor John Podesta told Politico that Republicans are akin to the mass suicide cult in Jonestown, and that President Obama therefore needed more power. “They need to focus on executive action given that they are facing a second term against a cult worthy of Jonestown in charge of one of the houses of Congress,” Podesta said. Jonestown was a community formed in Guyana by cult leader Jim Jones. 909 Temple members died in Jonestown, all but two poisoning themselves. Rory Cooper, communications director for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, ripped Podesta’s comments, pointing out that innocent...
  • Police: Son of Obama spiritual adviser committed suicide

    12/11/2013 3:16:05 PM PST · by fuente · 35 replies
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  • Former top Obama advisor (Plouffe): Obamacare will work ‘really well’ in 2017 (Pelosi knew)

    12/01/2013 3:39:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/01/13 | Caroline May
    President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law will “work really well” by 2017, former White House senior advisor David Plouffe said Sunday. “This program was designed to be implemented by the states, and in most of the states that are running their exchanges, it’s going quite well,” Plouffe told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.” “You talked about Medicaid expansion,” Plouffe continued. “I think it’s just a fact, and it may take until 2017 when this president leaves office, you’re going to see almost every state in this country running their own exchanges eventually and expanding Medicaid. And I think it’ll...
  • Obamacare: Memo reveals health care adviser warned W.H. was losing control 3 years ago

    11/04/2013 6:05:10 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    November 4, 2013 8:05 AM Obamacare: Memo reveals health care adviser warned W.H. was losing control 3 years ago (CBS News) CBS News is learning the Obama administration knew of the risks associated with the Obamacare rollout well before last month. Three years ago, a trusted Obama health care adviser warned the White House it was losing control of Obamacare. A memo obtained by CBS News said strong leadership was missing and the law's successful implementation was in jeopardy. The warnings were specific and dire -- and ignored. David Cutler, who worked on the Obama 2008 campaign and was a...
  • Obama Advisor: If Obama Hadn’t Lied, He Would Have “Violated his Promise” to Americans

    11/04/2013 6:09:42 AM PST · by yoe · 43 replies
    Frontpage Mag. ^ | November 3, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama is so honest that even when he lies… it’s only to be honest. Sure Obama lied to Americans… but it was for their own good. He was only lying to Americans in order to keep his promise to them. Dan (Pfeiffer’s crazy spin) on Obama’s now infamous “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan” lie may be more addled than Orwellian. It goes through more contortions than a gymnast falling out of a plane. Plugging in the now familiar claim that the cancelled plans were somehow “substandard”, Dan Pfeiffer tries to argue that Obama had to...
  • Senior White House adviser warns Republicans, Democrats to compromise on budget

    04/07/2013 9:06:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    wapo ^ | 4/7/13 | ap
    WASHINGTON — The White House on Sunday warned Republicans that a “my way or the highway” approach would spell the GOP’s defeat in upcoming budget negotiations and told its Democratic allies that they, too, will have to bend on President Barack Obama’s delayed spending plan set to be released this week. White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said the White House was willing to work with rank-and-file Republicans to come up with an outline that both jump-starts the economy and reduces the nation’s red ink. Yet Pfeiffer also told the GOP that stubbornness among their party’s leadership would only yield...
  • Perfect: Obama adviser outsourced hundreds of jobs to India last year

    07/11/2012 5:21:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Doug Ross Journal ^ | 7/11/12 | Doug Ross
    Curious: didn't see any stories on this outrage on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC or read about it in The New York Times-Democrat or The Washington Post-Democrat: About a year ago, Xerox told some 600 employees, many of them engineers, that their jobs were being transferred to an India-based IT services firm. How has that worked out? Neither company is disclosing detail about what's been going on, but information is leaking out about some layoffs. The move by Xerox goes to the heart of the outsourcing debate between President Barack Obama and the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney. It involves...
  • Snr. Obama Advisor: Obama Will 'Certainly' Endorse Same-Sex Marriage 'After the Election'

    05/09/2012 10:28:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    bretibart ^ | 5/9/12 | John Nolte
    Ryan Lizza, a Washington correspondent for 'The New Yorker,' tweeted out a statement from a SENIOR Obama advisor today: Sr. BO adviser to me re: BO endorsing gay marriage: BO "may get around to it before this election but he certainly will after the election." If true, I guess we're once again learning what Obama has in mind after the election when he has more "flexibility." There's also news on the Twitter-nets that Obama's going to or already has done an interview in order to clarify his position on same-sex marriage, you know, because the words "for" or "against" require...
  • White House Faith Advisor Pushes Back Over Anti-Israel Remarks

    03/18/2012 10:14:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/18/12 | Joel Pollack
    Dalia Mogahed, a member of President Barack Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, is fighting controversy over her online remarks about Israel. On March 10, Mogahed tweeted her opposition to embattled Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad, listing as one of his flaws the allegation that he "cannot deliver...resistance to Israel," though Syria has been implacably hostile to Israel for decades. Until recently, the Assad regime sheltered the Hamas terrorist group, among other anti-Israel organizations, and recently organized a march on the Israeli border that was treated as a legitimate protest by the international media. After bloggers noticed Mogahed's tweets,...
  • Obama Adviser Argued: Kids from Big Families Have Lower IQs

    02/22/2012 5:33:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 67 replies · 1+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 2/22/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - John P. Holdren, the top science adviser to President Barack Obama, wrote in a book he co-authored with population control advocates Paul and Anne Ehrlich that children from larger families have lower IQs. The book—"Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions"—argued that the United States government had a “responsibility to halt the growth of the American population.” “It surely is no accident that so many of the most successful individuals are first or only children,” wrote Holdren and the Ehrlichs, “nor that children of large families (particularly with more than four children), whatever their economic status, on the average perform...
  • Romney Advisor: No Obamacare Repeal

    01/25/2012 7:35:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/24/12 | Erick Erickson
    As Ben Domenech notes in his Transom, Mitt Romney’s advisors have now advised him to support “a $2 gas tax, a VAT, and open Taliban talks.” Add to that list not repealing Obamacare. We’ve had this dribble out at the Romney Fan Club over at National Review too — just fix it, don’t repeal it. There are practical reasons for doing so, but we should not lose our perspective. The base of the Republican party is energized by the prospects of complete repeal. All the candidates have said they would repeal it. Mitt Romney, within the past two years, flipped...
  • Shocker. Obama’s Top Political Advisor Directly Linked to Occupy Wall Street Protests

    10/11/2011 9:34:05 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct. 11, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    Obama’s ACORN operative in the White House Patrick Gaspard, a former Working Families Party associate, is helping shape domestic policy– Obama political advisor Patrick Gaspard holds the same White House position his Bush-era predecessor, Karl Rove, did. But before he was the White House political czar he worked in several far left organizations as activist and agitator. reported: One of the more disturbing aspects of the Obama-ACORN connection is that the White House political affairs director is one Patrick Gaspard. Gaspard doesn’t register on the media radar screen in the way that his immediate Bush-era predecessor, Karl Rove, did....
  • Shakira touts early education in debut as Obama adviser

    10/07/2011 11:56:22 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 07, 2011 | EFE
    Colombian singer Shakira made her debut on the commission to advise President Barack Obama on Hispanic education in hopes of contributing new ways to improve pre-schools. On her first day with the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, Shakira said she was "delighted" to share the lessons learned in the 15 years that have passed since she created the first of three foundations that aid poor children in Colombia, the United States and Haiti, among other countries. SNIP The multiple-Grammy-winning singer, a Unicef goodwill ambassador since 2003, has had close relations with the Obama administration since her performance...
  • Romney Advisor Advocating for Terrorist Group

    08/23/2011 2:37:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Baltimore Jewish Life ^ | 8/23/11 | Justin Elliott, Salon
    Mitchell Reiss has helped lead a campaign to rehabilitate the reputation of anti-Iranian militants A foreign policy advisor to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been active in recent months in an advocacy campaign to rehabilitate the reputation of an underground organization in Iran known as the Mujahedin-e Khalq. The MEK has been designated by the U.S. State Department as a "terrorist" organization. Mitchell Reiss, former director of policy planning at the State Department during the Bush administration, is now advising the former Massachusetts governor on foreign policy, the New Republic recently reported. Reiss also advised Romney's 2008 campaign. Currently...
  • Twitter chief picked as Obama telecom advisor

    05/28/2011 4:38:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/28/11 | AFP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – US President Barack Obama named Twitter's chief and a high-ranking Microsoft executive among a handful of technology veterans to be appointed as telecommunications security advisors. "I am proud to appoint such impressive men and women to these important roles, and I am grateful they have agreed to lend their considerable talents to this administration," Obama said in a White House press release available online Friday. "I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead," he continued in reference to those he picked to join his National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. The list...
  • Why is the Deputy National Security Advisor meeting with Hamas Supporters?

    03/08/2011 4:15:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    red state ^ | 3/8/11 | Ben Howe
    In this week’s show, I had the opportunity to interview former FBI agent, John Guandolo. John is an expert on Islamic terrorism and is the Vice President of Strategic Planning and Execution for Strategic Engagement Group, a national security consultancy & educational group. I asked him questions about the Holy Land Foundation trial, Suhail A. Khan of the ACU, who has ties to Hamas & The Muslim Brotherhood, Eric Holder and the justice department’s stance on terrorism, as well as the level of infiltration of America by radical Islamic groups as evidenced by the recent meeting of Deputy National Security...
  • White House advisor David Plouffe earned $1.5 million since ‘09

    02/18/2011 3:21:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/18/11 | Abby Phillip
    Financial disclosure forms released Friday show White House senior adviser David Plouffe, who ran President Barack Obama’s groundbreaking run for the presidency, made more than $2 million as a paid speaker and management consultant for corporations like General Electric, whose CEO is now a key Obama advisor. His income also included a six-figure advance for his memoir of the 2008 campaign, according to the documents. Plouffe, who was an executive in former White House adviser David Axelrod’s political communications firm before joining Obama’s campaign, has a net worth of between $1.6 million and $3.6 million, the documents indicate.
  • Obama’s Spiritual Advisor Trashes US in UK (video)

    12/12/2010 7:35:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/12/10 | breitbart
    Obama’s Spiritual Advisor Trashes US in UK
  • Homeland Security’s Muslim Advisor Mohamed Elibiary Spoke at Conference Honoring Ayatollah Khomeini

    10/18/2010 8:46:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 10/18/10 | Patrick S. Poole
    When Mohamed Elibiary was appointed earlier this year to the Department of Homeland Security’s newly-formed Countering Violent Extremism Working Group, it was done quietly and without fanfare. It’s hard to believe that this silence was accidental, considering Elibiary’s appearance at a conference honoring Ayatollah Khomeini, his attacks on prosecution of terrorist fundraisers, his active promotion of jihadist ideology godfather Sayyid Qutb, and the threat he made against a Dallas Morning News journalist who repeatedly exposed his extremist views. But none of that has stopped Mohamed Elibiary from promoting himself as a “de-radicalization” expert courted not only by Janet Napolitano and
  • Obama's personal cook made Senior Policy Advisor

    07/16/2010 11:00:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    american thinker ^ | 7/16/2010 | Ethel C. Fenig
    President Barack Obama (D) is treating his multi gazillion dollar spend our way out of debt and unemployment stimulus as his own private make work program, tossing taxpayer dollars to favored constituents, such as unions, and to favored areas, such as his home city of Chicago. And now he's making it even more private, choosing his family's personal cook, Sam Kass, imported from Chicago, as...Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives. As reported in Judicial Watch, prior to his latest elevation Michelle Obama made Kass a "Food Initiative Coordinator" for her new healthy nutrition program which is supposed to eliminate...
  • Executive Order -- President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

    04/24/2010 9:34:46 PM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies · 572+ views ^ | April 21, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Presidential Actions • Executive Orders The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 21, 2010 Executive Order -- President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to establish an advisory council on science, technology, and innovation, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Establishment. The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is hereby established. The PCAST...
  • Barack Obama's 'Red' Spiritual Advisor

    08/03/2009 9:26:39 PM PDT · by epow · 16 replies · 1,340+ views ^ | 03/27/09 | David Noebel
    El Salvador has officially joined the Red regimes of Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Bolivia. South America is turning Red, dark Red, and little is being said to alert North Americans of the encroaching Red plague. Perhaps that's because North America is moving in the same direction. The President of the United States has surrounded himself with socialists, and some of those closest to him have had a part in turning South America Red. According to the Associated Press (March 17, 2009), Mauricio Funes, the presidential candidate of the Farbundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) is the new head of...
  • Advisor to Iranian supreme leader calls for tolerance of dissent(Barf alert- total disinformation)

    07/11/2009 11:22:38 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies · 429+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10:33 AM PDT, July 11, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi
    Reporting from Beirut -- A top advisor to Iran's supreme leader today urged the country's establishment to be more tolerant of dissent, even as military officials stepped up their rhetoric in the latest signs of divisions created by the marred reelection of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad one month ago. Mohammad Mohammadian, a midranking cleric who heads Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's office of university affairs, acknowledged simmering discontent over the vote, which sparked massive protests and a violent crackdown last month.
  • James Dobson interview Bush assistant Tim Goeglein

    06/10/2009 9:03:29 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 2 replies · 847+ views
    James Dobson radio broadcast, website, Focus on the Family ^ | 11 June 2009 | James Dobson, Focus on the Family
    President George W. Bush assistant Tim Goeglein interviewed by Dr. James Dobson, on Dobson's Focus on the Family radio broadcast. Three day broadcast. Goeglein presents an articulate defense of President Bush as wartime president, pro-life president, and man of integrity, faith and prayer. Radio Show site: Focus on the Family site:
  • HA! TIME Magazine Gets P3wned, Quotes Fake "McCain Advisor" Months After He Was Outed as a Fraud

    05/13/2009 8:25:31 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 3 replies · 804+ views ^ | May 13, 2009 | Debbie Schlussel
    When I was a teen and worked as a summer intern on Capitol Hill, there was a fellow intern, Eitan Gorlin, who worked for Jack Kemp. An Orthodox Jew, Eitan was an extremely good-looking guy on his way to becoming a rabbi. Instead, he became a liberal. Eitan lost his looks, his religion, and his principles (assuming he had any in the first place, didn't know him well, other than "hello" and "good-bye"). He made a disgusting anti-Israel movie--funded by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacques Gorlin--that had a brief, failed run at arthouse movie theaters. Since his career as...
  • Muslim woman's appointment as Obama advisor draws cautious optimism

    04/23/2009 9:09:26 PM PDT · by americanophile · 37 replies · 2,141+ views
    LA Times ^ | April 22, 2009 | Noha El-Hennawy
    Reporting from Cairo -- Egyptians are cautiously rejoicing over the recent appointment of a veiled Egyptian American Muslim woman as an advisor to President Obama. Dalia Mogahed, senior analyst and executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, was appointed this month to Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Arabs are closely watching for signs that the new leadership in Washington is making efforts to improve relations with Islam, which many Muslims believe were severely damaged during the eight years of the Bush administration. The selection of Mogahed is viewed by many in the Middle East as...
  • Obama's business brain trust (also see McCain's. Old news, but relevant today)

    10/01/2008 3:00:41 AM PDT · by paudio · 4 replies · 572+ views
    CNN Money ^ | July 28 2008
    Warren Buffett Obama is frequently on the phone with billionaire CEO Warren Buffett: "One of my favorite people," says Obama, "he's just completely down-to-earth and as smart as they come." Buffett is a critic of the financial industry and of tax breaks for the rich - and he also happens to understand capital markets better than just about anyone. Austan Goolsbee, Economist, University of Chicago "A University of Chicago economist who rejects supply-side tax theory, Goolsbee has been Obama's go-to guy on economics from the beginning - and is behind proposals to raise taxes on business and investment. He would...
  • What Does Obama Really Mean? The Advisor Knows All

    06/23/2008 7:12:57 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 13 replies · 98+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | June 23, 2008 | Nathaniel Shockey
    How do we know what Barack Obama really means? We need to listen not only to his own words, but also those of his very, very special advisor. Obama: Nobody is suffering more than the Palestinian people. If we could get some movement among Palestinian leadership, what I'd like to see is a loosening up of some of the restrictions on providing aid directly to the Palestinian people. Advisor (whispering in his ear): Sir, there are a lot of Jews in the U.S., not to mention a lot of people who are concerned about Israel. You might tread a bit...
  • Obama's VP adviser from Minnesota suddenly in middle of political firestorm

    06/10/2008 11:09:54 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 20 replies · 125+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 6-10-08 | Lisa Lerer
    Minnesotan Jim Johnson, the disciplined, discreet and obsessively meticulous vice presidential vetter for Barack Obama, is a stalwart of the Washington establishment. In the mid-1990s, he headed up a power trifecta: mortgage giant Fannie Mae, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Brookings Institution, one of the city's most prominent think tanks. At various times, political insiders have floated his name in Democratic administrations for White House chief of staff, Treasury secretary and president of the World Bank. His circumspect ways - rare in a town known for its shameless attention seekers - have helped make...
  • Insha'Allah (interview with an IA advisor, Capt. Eric Navarro)

    06/08/2008 9:08:14 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 1 replies · 195+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/7/08 | Phil Carter
    In 2005, President Bush articulated a national strategy for Iraq that hinged on successfully advising Iraqi security forces. "As Iraqis stand up, we will stand down," he said. The critical piece of this strategy was the adviser capability itself. Although the military's special operations community had long nurtured the capability to conduct "foreign internal defense," the Army and Marine Corps had largely marginalized this capability by the time of the Iraq war, disdaining it in favor of conventional combat operations. To achieve the president's vision for Iraq, the Army and Marines would need to build this capability from scratch, tearing...
  • The War Over the Wonks

    05/10/2008 4:44:54 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 4 replies · 70+ views ^ | October 2, 2007
    A list of the national security and foreign policy advisers to the leading presidential candidates from both parties. DEMOCRATS Barack Obama Robert Malley, President Clinton’s Middle East envoy and now International Crisis Group’s Middle East and North Africa program director, national security adviser
  • Top Obama advisor: Hillary’s a “monster”

    03/07/2008 7:45:23 AM PST · by jdm · 19 replies · 130+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 06, 2008 | Allahpundit
    Truth is an absolute defense to libel. [Samantha] Power told The Scotsman Mrs Clinton was stopping at nothing to try to seize the lead from Mr Obama.“We f***** up in Ohio,” she admitted. “In Ohio, they are obsessed and Hillary is going to town on it, because she knows Ohio’s the only place they can win.“She is a monster, too – that is off the record – she is stooping to anything,” Ms Power said, hastily trying to withdraw her remark.“Interestingly, the people in her innermost circle seem to not mind her; I think they really love her.”…“You just look...
  • First Vietnamese-American to Serve as a Military Advisor to the New Iraqi Army

    07/18/2006 4:46:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 1,180+ views
    PRWEB ^ | Jul 8, 2006
    (PRWEB) July 8, 2006 -- As Independence weekend celebrations spread throughout the United States, V.I.P. Promotions Founder/CEO Tommy Nero interviewed U.S. Army Captain James Van Thach while he was spending his July 4th, weekend deployed to Baghdad, Iraq on his first overseas tour of duty. "It's so unusual these days, Captain Thach, to find young people even thinking about devoting their lives to something greater than themselves May I ask why you volunteered to join the Infantry after finishing Touro Law School?" "Mr. Nero, there are higher callings in life than just focusing on building a very comfortable lifestyle for...
  • Taiwan leader surrenders powers(only oversees defense and foreign affairs)

    06/01/2006 1:52:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 233+ views
    BBC News ^ | 06/01/06
    Taiwan leader surrenders powers Mr Chen's personal popularity is at an all-time low Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian has ceded some powers to try and deflect a political crisis caused by a corruption scandal implicating a family member. He said he was handing control of the cabinet to the prime minister and would take no part in political campaigning. But Mr Chen's spokesman said he would remain in charge of foreign and defence policy, and oversee ties with China. Mr Chen's announcement comes a week after his son-in-law was detained on suspicion of illegal share trading. The case against Chao Chien-ming...
  • British advisor teaches Darkhorse Marines

    04/05/2006 4:42:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 265+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Mark Sixbey
    CAMP MERCURY, Iraq (April 5, 2006) -- Darkhorse Marines recently learned new ways to deal with roadside bombs from one of the Queen of England’s foremost experts. British Army Sgt. Maj. Gary Price shared knowledge gained from the British Army’s decades of countering improvised explosives with the Marines of Mobile Assault Platoon, Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. “We’ve been dealing with IEDs for over 30 years,” he said. “The Counter Insurgency Academy’s commanding officer requested that I come out and speak to the guys on the ground to give them the benefits of my experience.” Price is the...
  • Sharon Advisor Says PM Will Partition Jerusalem

    12/14/2005 8:42:34 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 6 replies · 582+ views ^ | Last Update: 16:19 December 14, 2005 | Ezra HaLevi
    Sharon Advisor Says PM Will Partition Jerusalem 16:19 Dec 14, '05 / 13 Kislev 5766 By Ezra HaLevi Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's senior campaign pollster Kalman Gayer has let the cat out of the bag: Sharon plans to divide Israel's capital, Jerusalem, should he win the elections. Gayer made the statements speaking with Newsweek about the extent of the withdrawals Sharon is willing to make in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem. The relevant passage in the Newsweek article states as follows: "In theory, Gayer says, Sharon would accept a Palestinian state in Gaza and 90 percent of the West Bank, and...
  • Schwarzenegger appoints new finance director: Republican budget advisor M. Gensest

    12/01/2005 9:43:08 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 61 replies · 839+ views
    Scripps News ^ | Dec. 1, 2005 | CLEA BENSON
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Thursday appointed longtime Republican budget adviser Michael C. Genest to serve as his third finance director in little more than two years. Genest, 58, spent five years as the head budget aide to Senate Republicans before joining Schwarzenegger's finance department in 2003 as chief deputy director. He has been the acting director of the Department of Finance since September. Assemblyman John Laird, D-Santa Cruz, chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, described Genest as a "a strong conservative with a pragmatic streak."
  • Top Enlisted Advisor Impressed With Gitmo Troop Quality, Dedication

    11/23/2005 3:21:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 303+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 23, 2005 | Kathleen T. Rhem
    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Nov. 23, 2005 – At the tail end of his first visit here, the recently appointed senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he's "happy with the quality of people you see here." Army Command Sgt. Maj. William J. "Joe" Gainey said he is impressed with the dedication he witnessed during a brief visit Nov. 22. He told several servicemembers they should take pride in their mission. "Display the pride that you have in your service, because pride is contagious," he told two senior petty officers he met at...
  • Sandy Berger, Thief of Classified Documents, Bureaucracy covers for "it's own"

    04/08/2005 1:38:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies · 1,091+ views
    Sandy Berger... former National Security Advisor and Thief of Classified Documents, Receives slap on the Wrist As Bureaucracy covers for "it's own" Newswire 6 April 2005 The Justice Department said yesterday there was no evidence that former national security adviser Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger was trying to conceal information when he illegally took copies of classified terrorism documents out of the National Archives in 2003. This is in spite of the fact that he stole classified documents, destroyed them and lied about his actions in an attempt to revise historical events. Under an agreement with US Department of Justice...
  • OUTRAGE - (SandyBergerGate.......Clinton's pink panther classified document thief)

    04/04/2005 7:29:55 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 729+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | APRIL 3, 2005 | GEOFF METCALF
    Bill Clinton's national security advisor (predecessor to Condoleezza Rice) has pled GUILTY to stealing classified documents and destroying some of them. Notwithstanding his initial claims the incident in which he secreted documents in his pants and socks was an "honest mistake," Sandy Berger copped a plea and got a dainty slap on the wrist. Berger's theft and lying were neither honest NOR a mistake. He willfully, with malice of forethought, and full knowledge of the severity of his crime, stole classified documents and destroyed some of them. The act is outflippingragous. The arrogance of Berger in presuming he could (and...
  • Princeton Professor Bradford Dies at 66

    02/24/2005 11:06:51 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 689+ views
    PRINCETON, N.J. - David F. Bradford, a Princeton University economics professor and former presidential adviser, died Tuesday from injuries suffered in a fire at his home two weeks earlier. He was 66. Bradford, who served as a top economic adviser to former President Bush (news - web sites), suffered third-degree burns over half his body in the Feb. 8 fire, which was caused by one of about 10 lit candles on a Christmas tree that had been in the house since December. He had been a member of Princeton's faculty since 1966 and was an authority on taxation. He was...