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  • Emails show Clinton's interest in arming Libyan rebels despite prohibitions

    05/28/2015 1:05:09 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 32 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2015 May 28 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    Recently released emails detail then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's interest in arming Libyan opposition groups using private security contractors before the fall of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011 – though at the time, the opposition was not formally recognized by the U.S. or United Nations, which prohibited arming without following strict guidelines and oversight. The issue remains so sensitive that the emails recently released by the State Department redacted a key line on the matter. But the unredacted version of the same email, released to the congressional Benghazi Select Committee and first posted by The New York Times last Thursday, showed...
  • Sources on ground during Benghazi attack slam ex-CIA boss Morell’s testimony

    04/02/2014 2:58:10 PM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 02, 2014 | Adam Housley
    Sources on the ground in Benghazi during the 2012 terror attack are pushing back hard on former CIA acting director Mike Morell's testimony on Capitol Hill, where he defended his role in shaping the administration's narrative and claimed politics were not involved.
  • Benghazi Talking Points Author Disses Governor Palin, Praises Obama

    05/11/2015 8:37:52 PM PDT · by Bratch · 5 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | May 11 2015 | Steve Flesher
    I ran across this heavily edited article at USA Today written by Susan Page.  In it, she reports a new book coming out by a man she describes as having a "33-year career with the CIA."  This man is Michael Morell who praises Barack Obama as "extremely thorough" but claims that Governor Palin had "no understanding of national security issues" back when he claims to have met her in 2008. Everything from the headline to the image Susan Page uses indicates who the USA Today writer was interested in spotlighting.  (Yep, Governor Palin remains the left’s ultimate bogeyman).  Furthermore, when one digs a tad...
  • University of Arkansas Bans Washington Free Beacon from Clinton Archives

    06/19/2014 1:17:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 6/19/14 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    The Washington Free Beacon, which has broken several scoops related to Hillary Clinton, has been banned from using the Clinton archive at the University of Arkansas: A Hillary Clinton donor who serves as dean of the University of Arkansas libraries has banned the Washington Free Beacon from the school’s special collections archives, after the news outlet published revealing stories about Hillary Clinton based on documents available at the university library. The ban came days after the Free Beacon ran a story about Clinton’s 1975 defense of a child rapist that drew from audio recordings available at the University of Arkansas...
  • LIVE THREAD: Benghazi Talking Points Mike Morrell's Role in Shaping...(Hearing)

    04/02/2014 6:15:51 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 189 replies ^ | April 2, 2014 |
    <p>Former CIA head Mike Morrell is scheduled to testify at 10AM in a PUBLIC hearing before the House Intelligence Committee. C-span doesn't have it scheduled live, and isn't showing that they'll carry it. If anyone finds a link, please post it.</p>
  • CIA's lies on Libya: Benghazi protest never happened

    04/02/2014 6:54:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Voice of Russia ^ | April 2, 2014
    A CIA Libya Station Chief has admitted that the government agency has lied about Libya, as the Benghazi protest never took place. Before the Benghazi news buzzed around the world, the station chief for the CIA reported to his superiors located in Washington that no type of spontaneous protest ever happened. In a deliberate attempt to not just lie to the American people, but others across the globe Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and UN Ambassador Susan Rice told the bluff of the century. These political leaders announced to the public that a terrorist attack happening on a Benghazi diplomatic assignment...
  • Free Beacon Targeted In Hack Attack Malware inflicted in coordinated attack on conservative sites

    06/11/2013 5:57:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/11/13 | Adam Kredo
    The Washington Free Beacon yesterday became the latest victim in a wave of cyber attacks targeting conservative news outlets. The Beacon, in what appears to be a coordinated assault, joined National Journal and radio station WTOP as a target after certain articles were featured on the Drudge Report, one of the most heavily trafficked and influential sites in the world. The Drudge Report itself has not been infiltrated. “There seems to be this concerted effort by this cyber criminal to take over news sites,” said Steve Ward, vice president of Invincea, the Internet security company that first identified the Free...
  • A Post-Election Toast

    11/08/2012 10:11:53 AM PST · by Hammadjay85 · 4 replies
    Hammadjay85 | Hammadjay85
    A Post Election Toast: It is in the latter hours of election night when I pour three fingers of bourbon into a glass and stand next to the light switch, clicking the light on to commemorate the extraordinary beacon of freedom, personal responsibility, and economic liberty that for so long stood as the foundation of this great republic. Only to push down on it in sorrowful recognition that the glorious beacon has been effectively extinguished - not by its elected leader, but by the electors who care not for individual responsibility, liberty, or freedom. Tonight, as I turn the switch...
  • TAKING DOWN OBAMA ISSUE BY ISSUE: the "greens" cash-in

    04/03/2012 8:44:29 AM PDT · by Liz · 6 replies
    There's more Solyndras lurking in Obama's "green-land." The junk bond-rated Beacon, Evergreen Solar, SpectraWatt, AES’ subsidiary Eastern Energy, and the infamous, Solyndra all were beneficiaries of Obama's "green" obsession. According to a hard-hitting CBS News report; Beacon Power, a “green energy storage company,” received $43 million from the Obama admin. The deadheads in the Obama admin gave the biggest S%P 500 loser loan gurantees. The high-sounding "Solar Trust for America" received $2.1 billion in conditional loan guarantees from the DOE — “the largest amount ever offered to a solar project,” according to Obama's Energy Secretary Steven Chu. The project near...
  • Second green flop stokes controversy (Beacon Power Corp. goes belly-up)

    11/01/2011 3:22:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/11 | Ben Geman and Andrew Restuccia
    Second green flop stokes controversyBy Ben Geman and Andrew Restuccia - 10/31/11 08:36 PM ET The White House is facing fresh political headaches over energy loans as a second Energy Department-backed company goes bankrupt and Republicans prepare to subpoena White House internal communications on the failed solar company Solyndra. Beacon Power Corp., the energy storage company that received a $43 million Energy Department (DOE) loan guarantee last year, filed for bankruptcy over the weekend, prompting a fresh wave of GOP criticism of the embattled DOE loan program. The filing comes two months after California solar panel maker Solyndra — which...
  • Another Energy-backed firm folds

    10/31/2011 1:52:22 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 3 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 10/31/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    POLITICO Pro’s early-morning energy newsletter reports on the closing of another environmental company that was backed by the Energy Department, shortly after the White House announced that it would review the loan process that awarded money to Solyndra: This time, it’s Massachusetts-based energy storage firm Beacon Power Corp., which filed for bankruptcy this weekend despite receiving a federal $43 million loan guarantee in August of last year. In the filing, company CEO William Capp cited the current economic and political climate and DOE’s financing terms as reasons for Beacon’s failure, Bloomberg reports. KEY DIFFERENCE FROM SOLYNDRA: Taxpayers appear positioned to...
  • Second Energy Department-backed company goes bankrupt (Beacon Power Corp. in Massachusetts)

    10/31/2011 7:59:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/11 | Ben Geman
    Second Energy Department-backed company goes bankruptBy Ben Geman - 10/31/11 08:04 AM ET A Massachusetts company that received a $43 million Energy Department loan guarantee last year filed for bankruptcy Sunday, a step certain to fuel criticism of federal green energy financing in the wake of the solar company Solyndra’s collapse. Beacon Power Corp., which develops energy storage systems, filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. Beacon Power had received federal loan guarantee to help build an energy storage plant in Stephentown, New York that began operating in January. The Treasury Department’s Federal Financing Bank provided...
  • Beacon Power bankrupt; had U.S. backing like Solyndra

    On Sunday October 30, 2011, 7:21 pm EDT (Reuters) - Beacon Power Corp filed for bankruptcy on Sunday just a year after the energy storage company received a $43 million loan guarantee from a controversial U.S. Department of Energy program. The move comes about two months after solar panel maker Solyndra also filed for bankruptcy, setting off criticism of the government loan program. The department guaranteed $535 million in loans to Solyndra, and Congress is investigating whether political influence played a role.
  • Bomb Case Raises Issue of Islam in Jails

    05/23/2009 11:52:56 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 13 replies · 701+ views
    The possibility that the alleged New York bomb plotters converted to Islam in prison and adopted radical views could provide evidence of how the criminal-justice system can be fertile ground for terrorist recruitment. Authorities said they believed all four men charged in the attack were Muslim and that some may have converted in prison. It isn't clear whether these conversions were linked to the radical views officials say they espoused while plotting to bomb two New York City synagogues and shoot down U.S. military planes... According to New York state corrections records, alleged ringleader James Cromitie and David Williams gave...
  • Yuppie 911

    11/03/2009 8:42:18 AM PST · by .454Puma · 3 replies · 662+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 11/03/09 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Liberals + technology + going outdoors + entitlement mentality = taxpayer burden
  • Outdated beacons put lives at risk

    04/18/2009 10:14:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 484+ views
    Bristol Bay Times ^ | April 16, 2009 | ALEX DeMARBAN
    The plane that slammed into a mountainside near Nome in February lacked a voluntary but key piece of equipment that could have sped the rescue of the five passengers and pilot, a federal investigator said last week. Frontier Flying Service hadn’t removed the plane’s emergency beacon — a type that is no longer being heard by satellites — and replaced it with an updated model, said Jim La Belle, regional director for the National Transportation Safety Board in Alaska. The Fairbanks airline isn’t alone. Most of the state’s small commercial airlines apparently haven’t updated their equipment, though doing so is...
  • Md. Man Charged With Terrorism Conspiracy {Trained in Pakistan }

    08/04/2005 7:16:21 PM PDT · by Qaz_W · 6 replies · 445+ views
    The Jackson Channel ^ | August 4, 2005 | N.A.
    BALTIMORE -- Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a Maryland man with conspiracy to provide information to terrorists. The U.S. Attorney's Office of the Southern District of New York said Thursday afternoon that Mahmud Faruq Brent, also known as Mahmud Al Mutazzim, is in federal custody in New York. He was arrested Thursday in Newark, N.J. Brent, of Baltimore, faces charges of conspiring to provide resources to Lashkar-e-Taiba, which has been linked to bombings in India, from 2001 through the current year. Federal authorities, along with the Baltimore Joint Terrorism Task Force, searched Brent's northwest Baltimore residence following the arrest. Federal...
  • Is America still the "Beacon of light" in the world?

    10/26/2006 9:31:01 AM PDT · by GulfWar1Vet · 2 replies · 210+ views
    102606 | Gulf
    Just a question to ponder over during lunch... Are we still the hope of the people of the world... Can we still fight the evil of this world and win? We have fought communism and facisim and won. Can we win against the present evil of today? Sometimes I wonder. We the people are divided. If we are divided, how can we fight together and win? Your comments and thoughts...
  • Getting the intergalactic message across is easier said than done

    11/27/2004 6:25:11 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 72 replies · 1,451+ views
    COPLEY NEWS SERVICE ^ | Saturday, November 27, 2004 | Scott LaFee
    Scientists recently decoded the first confirmed alien transmission from outer space. It said: "Please send 5x10 (to the 50th power) atoms of hydrogen to each of the five star systems listed below. Then, add your system to the top of the list and delete the system at the bottom. Transmit copies of this message to 100 different solar systems. If you follow these instructions, you are guaranteed that within 0.25 degrees of a galactic rotation you will receive in return sufficient hydrogen stores to power your own civilization until the universe reaches inevitable maximum entropy. This really works!" OK, it's...