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  • Palin, Cruz, Huckabee and Santorum to travel to Iowa Freedom Summit

    12/08/2014 1:13:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WQAD-TV / CNN ^ | December 8, 2014 | Shellie Nelson
    <p>Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and vice presidential pick, is headed to Iowa in January 2015 for a conservative gathering that will showcase no fewer than nine potential 2016 presidential contenders.</p> <p>She’s one of the confirmed speakers at the inaugural Iowa Freedom Summit, an event organized by Iowa Rep. Steve King and conservative group Citizens United to “bring grassroots activists from across Iowa to hear directly from national conservative leaders,” per its website. The event is scheduled for Jan. 24.</p>
  • Destroy the ‘Islamic State’ [John Bolton]

    08/25/2014 6:01:20 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/25/2014 | John Bolton
    The recent military successes of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, and the ongoing disintegration of Iraq’s “central” government have created a strategic crisis for the United States. Barack Obama’s belated, narrow authorization to use military force against the Islamic State does not constitute a coherent response, let alone a comprehensive one. The president seems curiously inactive, even as American influence in the region collapses and, not coincidentally, his political-approval ratings suffer. From the outset of the Islamic State’s campaign, his policies have been haphazard and confused, especially the halting, timid decision to intervene militarily. And, based...
  • John Bolton: ‘The World's Descending Into Chaos’ Under Obama

    08/06/2014 8:56:02 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8-6-2014 | Bradford Thomas
    Bradford Thomas August 6-2014 On Fox Business Wednesday, former ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton declared that under the president’s ineffective leadership, “the world’s descending into chaos” and if America continues to pull back internationally, "you're going to have anarchy increasing." Speaking with host Stuart Varney, Bolton first discussed Vladimir Putin’s hostile strategy in Ukraine and Europe, including increasing the number of Russian troops at the border and conducting cyber-warfare against several European countries—“aggressive” tactics to which Bolton saw no end in sight. Varney then transitioned to the recent WSJ/NBC poll that presents damning numbers about the American people’s...
  • John Bolton: ‘The World's Descending Into Chaos’ Under Obama

    08/06/2014 1:27:52 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    TruthRevolt ^ | August 6,2014 | Bradford Thomas
    On Fox Business Wednesday, former ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton declared that under the president’s ineffective leadership, “the world’s descending into chaos” and if America continues to pull back internationally, "you're going to have anarchy increasing." Speaking with host Stuart Varney, Bolton first discussed Vladimir Putin’s hostile strategy in Ukraine and Europe, including increasing the number of Russian troops at the border and conducting cyber-warfare against several European countries—“aggressive” tactics to which Bolton saw no end in sight. Varney then transitioned to the recent WSJ/NBC poll that presents damning numbers about the American people’s opinion of President Obama’s...
  • John Bolton: ‘The Biggest Threat to National Security Is in the White House’

    06/02/2014 5:40:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies ^ | 6-2-14 | John Bolton
    Editor’s note: Below are the video and transcript to Ambassador John Bolton’s address at the Freedom Center’s 2014 Texas Weekend. The event took place May 2nd-4th at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. Daniel Pipes: Please join me in welcoming John Bolton. (Applause) John Bolton: Thanks, Daniel. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. I’m always delighted to be able to be part of a Freedom Center event. The work that everybody does is just so important, and becomes more important. So for all of you who are supporters, believe me, it’s support that’s put...
  • Bolton: Obama ‘delusional’ on Middle East

    04/30/2014 7:29:03 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton joined Adriana Cohen and Joe Battenfeld on Boston Herald Radio’s “Trending Now” to talk about Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s most recent gaffe and the Obama administration’s foreign policy. Q: First of all, we want to ask you about our former senator John Kerry using the word “apartheid” to describe what Israel is doing. How much damage has this done? Should he apologize? Should he resign? A: Well, he should certainly apologize. The comments are outrageous and false and the apology that he did give yesterday was completely inadequate. The trouble with asking him...
  • Bolton: Obama Is Living In a World of Words, Putin Is Living In a World of Power

    03/27/2014 1:12:50 AM PDT · by kingattax · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3-26-14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton saw President Obama’s speech in Brussels today as deeply concerning for the United States and a grave insight into how Obama views international relations. Bolton, speaking directly after the speech on Fox News, was flummoxed that President Obama’s chief concern appeared to be that Russian President Vladimir Putin violated international law by invading Ukraine. Absent, Bolton noted, was any mention of Russia’s imperialist motivations or the need to implement further deterrents against Putin. “There’s nothing in the speech about understanding force and power and international affairs the way the Russians do and how they proceeded,...
  • Abject Surrender by the United States

    11/24/2013 8:07:54 AM PST · by yoe · 51 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 24, 2013 | John Bolton
    Negotiations for an “interim” arrangement over Iran’s nuclear weapons program finally succeeded this past weekend, as Security Council foreign ministers (plus Germany) flew to Geneva to meet their Iranian counterpart. After raising expectations of a deal by first convening on November 8-10, it would have been beyond humiliating to gather again without result. So agreement was struck despite solemn incantations earlier that “no deal is better than a bad deal.” This interim agreement is badly skewed from America’s perspective. Iran retains its full capacity to enrich uranium, thus abandoning a decade of Western insistence and Security Council resolutions that Iran...

    11/04/2013 7:40:59 AM PST · by Signalman · 1 replies
    WND ^ | 11/3/2013 | WMD
    Israel does not have much time to make a “fateful decision” about whether to strike Iran’s nuclear sites, former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton said Sunday in a radio interview. “Israel, I think, now faces the fateful decision whether it will allow Iran to get nuclear weapons, thus constituting a true existential threat to Israel,” he said. “Or whether they will strike as the Israelis have done twice before against nuclear programs in the hands of hostile states,” Bolton told WABC Radio’s Aaron Klein. “I don’t think Israel has much time,” Bolton continued. “Frankly, they should have done this years ago...
  • First Syria, now Iran; Obama being played for a fool

    09/30/2013 12:21:26 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    The Australian ^ | October 01, 2013 12:00AM | John Bolton
    <p>The Syrian diplomatic and political debacle was bad enough, but last week at the UN President Obama embarked on a campaign for "progress" with Iran that will prove much more dangerous for American interests.</p> <p>Just as Vladimir Putin had played him for a fool over Syria, Barack Obama was initially snubbed by Iranian President Hassan Rowhani despite frantic White House efforts to produce a handshake.</p>
  • The August IAEA Report on Iran: Key Takeaways

    09/24/2013 7:37:24 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 4 replies
    Arms Control NOW ^ | 8/28/2013 | Kelsey Davenport and Daryl G. Kimball
    Iran is continuinh to make slow but steady progress on its nuclear program according to the August 2013 quarterly repory [URL at link] by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Tehran continues to install more centrifuges including its second generation model. Iran's accumulated its stockpiles of uranium to 3.5 percent hashas increased modestly while the quantity of uranium hexaflouride enrichef to 20 percent remains roughly the same as teported in May. Iran is also moving forward on construction of its heavy water reactor at Stak, which could potentially provide it with a second path to producing material for nuclear weapons,...
  • John Bolton on Syrian resolution: “I would vote no”

    09/03/2013 5:00:34 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 14 replies ^ | Sept 3, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    It sounds like the White House is gunning for the support of Sen. John McCain in whipping up the necessary votes for Obama’s proposed use of force resolution for Syria, but McCain’s most recent line of thinking is that he can’t quite get behind the resolution because it doesn’t go far enough. He’s evidently looking for some clear-cut strategery and more defined and rebel-aiding goals tfrom the Obama administration before he casts his yea, but former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton — a.k.a., major Bush-era foreign policy hawk — doesn’t think getting involved in Syria at all...
  • John Bolton is a POS (vanity, obviously)

    08/30/2013 7:51:28 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 97 replies
    Greta was in for O'Reilly tonight. One of her guests was John Bolton. Greta asked Bolton if Obama had the authority to strike Syria without Congressional approval. Bolton didn't hesitate for a second. He said Obama absolutely has that authority.
  • Bolton 2016?

    08/22/2013 5:53:41 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/22/2013 | Robert Costa
    How serious is John Bolton about potentially running for president? He’s about to start hiring for his political operation. The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and conservative star is ready to hit the road, play in the 2014 midterm elections, and flesh out his domestic-policy views —including his support for gay marriage — in preparation for throwing his hat in the ring in 2016. For Bolton, the path here — to the cusp of running — has been a winding one. Save for his trademark snow-white mustache, he could be mistaken for just another Washington, D.C., lawyer as...
  • RUSH: Long Knives Out for That Punk Kid Snowden

    06/12/2013 5:29:01 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 16 replies ^ | June 11, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    Long Knives Out for That Punk Kid Snowden June 11, 2013 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to the audio sound bites. We have the Washington and media elites upset about Edward Snowden. Folks, let me ask.Didn't we just go through an election where we were toldthat the youths of America had all the answers? We had to get the youth of America interested in American politics. We had to get them interested to the point that they cared. The youth of America, it's their future. The youth vote, that mattered as much as anything,whoever got the youth vote was...
  • Bolton: NSA leaker Edward Snowden is guilty of treason

    06/10/2013 7:31:41 AM PDT · by maggief · 298 replies
    WLS ^ | June 10, 2013 | John Dempsey
    (CHICAGO) (snip) Former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton told Bruce Wolf and Dan Proft on WLS that he thinks admitted leaker Edward Snowden, is guilty of treason: "Number one, this man is a liar. He took an oath to keep the secrets that were shared with him so he could do his job. He said said he would not disclose them, and he lied. Number two, he lied because he thinks he's smarter and has a higher morality than the rest of us. This guy thinks he has a higher morality, that he can see clearer than other 299-million 999-thousand 999...
  • Michael Bolton: ‘I Would Walk Across The Country’ To Get Hillary in Office (Video)

    05/26/2013 6:05:02 PM PDT · by Signalman · 101 replies
    Conservative Videos ^ | 5/26/2013 | unk.
    Michael Bolton: ‘I Would Walk Across The Country’ To Get Hillary in Office (Can anyone pass me a vomit bag?)
  • John Bolton: Benghazi could bring down Obama administration

    05/07/2013 10:29:47 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 131 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 7, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The Benghazi scandal could be the final “hinge point” that brings down the Obama administration, former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton said. “This could be the hinge point,” he said to Newsmax. “It’s that serious for them.”
  • Benghazi buzz: Obama predicted to leave office

    05/07/2013 8:59:24 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 107 replies
    WND ^ | May 7, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    More serious than Watergate 'because 4 Americans did in fact die' To this day, it is not known what role President Richard Nixon played in the break-in at the Watergate Hotel, but the tape recordings from the White House confirm he and Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman discussed using the CIA to slow down the FBI investigation. It was the cover-up, as history records, that eventually brought about Nixon’s resignation in disgrace. Now, Congress is investigating an alleged cover-up of the terrorist attack Sept. 11, 2012, on the U.S. foreign service facility in Benghazi, Libya, amid predictions from prominent voices...
  • Overthrowing Saddam Hussein was the right move for the US and its allies

    03/06/2013 12:48:44 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 35 replies
    Guardian ^ | 26 February 2013 | Ambassador John Bolton
    Opponents of the Iraq war continue to spread myths. The reality is the US achieved many of its goals in the war Overthrowing Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003 achieved important American strategic objectives. Our broad international coalition accomplished its military mission with low casualties and great speed, sending an unmistakable signal of power and determination throughout the Middle East and around the world. Despite all the criticism of what happened after Saddam's defeat, these facts are indisputable. Nonetheless, relentless hostility by the war's opponents now threaten to overwhelm, in the public mind, the clear merits of eliminating Iraq's Ba'athist...
  • Clinton accused of faking illness to avoid Benghazi testimony

    12/19/2012 4:11:19 PM PST · by neverdem · 46 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 19, 2012 | Paul Richter
    <p>The State Department slammed former United Nations envoy John Bolton over his suggestion that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton falsely claimed a concussion to avoid a potentially embarrassing appearance before Congress to explain the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.</p>
  • State Dept. slams John Bolton for suggesting Clinton faked illness

    12/19/2012 2:03:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/12 | Julian Pecquet
    The State Department on Tuesday slammed John Bolton, George W. Bush's controversial ambassador to the United Nations, after he accused Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of faking an illness to avoid testifying this week about the Benghazi attack. Bolton implied on Fox News on Monday night that Clinton lied about her illness to avoid saying anything potentially embarrassing that could come back to haunt her should she choose to run for president in 2016. The State Department put out a statement over the weekend from doctors at Mount Kisco Medical Group and George Washington University saying that Clinton “developed a...
  • John Bolton: Hillary Clinton Came Up With 'Diplomatic Illness' To Avoid Benghazi Testimony

    12/18/2012 1:09:25 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 74 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 18/12/12 | Nick Wing
    John Bolton, former U.N. ambassador under President George W. Bush, suggested Monday night that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fabricated a "diplomatic illness" in order to dodge scheduled testimony this week on the Sept. 11 anniversary attack in Benghazi, Libya. Speaking on Fox News, Bolton claimed "every foreign service officer in every foreign ministry in the world" is familiar with coming up with such "diplomatic illnesses" when they "don't want to go to a meeting or a conference, or an event." "And this is a diplomatic illness to beat the band," Bolton said of recent news that Clinton had fainted...
  • Romney Campaign Town Hall Town Hall Event with John Bolton in Pittsburgh Tuesday (Oct 23) 8pm

    10/20/2012 6:23:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    First Paul Ryan, now Conservative hero John Bolton? Something’s happening in Pennsylvania … You’re Invited to a Town Hall Event with Ambassador John Bolton, Former US Ambassador to the United Nations When: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 Doors Open 7:00 PM | Event Begins 8:00 PM Where: Rashid Auditorium, 4th Floor, Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue in Pittsburgh, PA 15213 To register for the event, click here. For questions, contact us at: | (717) 746-8098 For Important Campaign Updates: Text (PA) to GOMITT (466488)
  • Conservatives rally on embassy attacks

    09/13/2012 7:08:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | September 12, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Conservative foreign policy hawks, outraged at the media’s circle-the-wagons reaction to the attacks on two embassies, are speaking out in defense of Mitt Romney. Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton tells Right Turn:”The perception of American weakness that provided the foundation for these attacks is largely because of Obama administration mistakes and lack of resolve. A repetition of 1979 in Tehran is not far fetched, especially given the weakness of Obama’s statement this morning.” He dismisses the media storyline as pure boosterism: “The press criticism of Romney’s statement is so clearly at the administration’s behest that they...
  • With Friends Like These…

    04/01/2012 5:29:35 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 10 replies ^ | 4.1.12 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Reports from American Intelligence are being leaked to the public to put pressure on Israel to keep them from attacking Iran. Israel and Azerbaijan have struck a 1.6 billion dollar drone and defense deal, supposedly giving Israel access to their bases if they attack Iran. This means the Israelis would not have to refuel if they do attack and that is a game changer. Last Thursday, Ambassador John Bolton, being the straight shooter he is, laid it out succinctly on Fox News. He accused this administration of leaking information deliberately to deter Israel from defending herself. He was responding to...
  • Bolton accuses administration of leaking story on Israeli planning along Iran border

    03/29/2012 3:54:12 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 14 replies ^ |
    Former U.S. diplomat John Bolton alleged Thursday that the Obama administration leaked a story about covert Israeli activity in order to foil potential plans by the country to attack Iran's nuclear program. Read more:
  • John Bolton: US Voters agree George W Bush left Barack Obama with a mess

    05/31/2012 7:38:41 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 69 replies
    TheTelegraph ^ | May 30, 2012 | Jon Swaine
    John Bolton, Mr Bush's ambassador to the United Nations, said it would not be helpful for the Republicans to more vigorously defend the former president's record, which Democrats have sharply criticised. Mr Bolton urged Mitt Romney, the party's nominee to face Mr Obama in November, to focus on the future and resist arguing over whether their last president left behind "a big mess or a little mess". His remarks came as Mr Bush prepared to return to the White House for only the second time since leaving office in January 2009, for the unveiling of his official portrait. "I think...
  • Biden praised ‘power’ of Newt Gingrich’s ‘ideas,’ recommended him for UN ambassador in 2005

    04/02/2012 7:38:42 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 1 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/3/2012 | Staff
    While Vice President Joe Biden has landed a few jabs on Newt Gingrich during his run for the White House, there was a time when Biden had nothing but effusive praise for the increasingly irrelevant White House contender. During a 2005 hearing on United Nations reform, then-Sen. Biden praised the “power” of Gingrich’s “ideas” and “persuasion” and even recommended that President George W. Bush select the former House Speaker as his United Nations ambassador. Here’s the context. As a co-chair of the U.S. Institute of Peace’s Task Force on the United Nations along with former Democratic Maine Sen. George Mitchell,...
  • Muamba remains in critical condition in intensive care (Soccer player has heart attack during game)

    03/18/2012 7:33:40 AM PDT · by safeasthebanks · 8 replies
    BBC Sport website ^ | March 18, 2012 | uncredited
    Bolton's Fabrice Muamba is critically ill and will remain in intensive care until at least Monday morning. The midfielder, 23, was taken to London Chest Hospital's heart attack centre after suffering a cardiac arrest during Saturday's FA Cup tie at Tottenham...
  • President Santorum - Cabinet Dream Team [UPDATE]

    02/25/2012 7:40:06 PM PST · by Dan.israel.2011 · 41 replies · 1+ views
    FReepers please post your President Rick Santorum Dream Team thoughts here. VP - Allen West or Marco Rubio Sec. Of Def Duncan Hunter Sr. not Jr. Or Jerry Boykin WH Press Sec Sarah Palin you betcha! Sec. Of State John Bolton ! Wow can you see the left explode! Fed Chair Herman Cain Sr. Advisor Newt if he helps Rick take out Romney WH Bathroom Cleaning Crew Chief Mitt Romney Attorney General Joe Arpaio Dept of Homeland Security - Gone - Now part of Justice Dept of Agriculture - Gone - Now a part of Interior. Dept of Health and...
  • Bolton: Obama's Iran Policy 'Naive'

    01/18/2012 12:40:43 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/1/12 | Gavriel Queenann
    Former US ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday blasted President Barack Obama's sanctions-driven approach to curtailing Iran's nuclear ambitions in an op-ed he wrote for USA Today. “A nuclear armed Iran will be his most lasting legacy,” Bolton – a long-established proponent of a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear program – wrote of Obama. "Sanctions have long been touted as the answer, but they are not," Bolton explained. "Sadly, we have been behind the curve for years, and recent Obama administration claims about slowing Tehran down are little more than re-election propaganda." Noting that Iran's alliances with China, Cuba,...
  • John Bolton to endorse Mitt Romney

    01/11/2012 7:53:41 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 174 replies
    CNN ^ | Wednesday January 11, 2012
    (CNN) – John Bolton, the former U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, is set to endorse presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a source close to Romney’s presidential campaign said Wednesday. Bolton served in the administrations of former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush before former President George W. Bush appointed him the U.N. role.
  • Ambassador John Bolton Endorses Romney on Greta.

    01/11/2012 7:51:12 PM PST · by true believer forever · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 11, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren
    John Bolton announced a few minutes ago that he has endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 election campaign. He believes Romney is the strongest conservative, who is electable. Bolton has informed himself of romney's writings and beliefs, and considers him the best conservative in the race. Greta's show repeats on Fox a 1 a.m.
  • Bolton: Biden's Statement that Taliban Not Our Enemy Was No Gaffe

    12/21/2011 2:57:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 12/21/11 | Pamela Geller
    First Obama and Biden wanted to work with what they called the "moderate Taliban." Even the Taliban thought that was ridiculous. And it was -- sort of like a chaste prostitute. The Taliban does not share Western values, goals, objectives. The Taliban's playbook is the qur'an and its stated aims. The whole idea of a moderate Taliban or a moderate Islam is false, and Obama knows it. So now, according to Biden, the Taliban is not our enemy at all. Never mind their role in 9/11. Never mind their hosting al-Qaeda camps and working with al-Qaeda. It amounts to surrender,...
  • John Bolton on the greatest misconception that Democrats have about Republicans

    12/17/2011 8:23:19 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 21 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12/12/2011 | The Right Scoop
    When John Bolton was asked the question of what he thought was the greatest misconception that Democrats have about Republicans, I honestly didn’t expect such a brilliantly deep answer. I guess I’ve gotten used to fluff. But Bolton hit it out of the park and I just had to start the day with it:**snip**“The core misimpression is that a fundamental belief in liberty and it’s implications is somehow cruel and uncaring. When in fact, liberty is absolutely central to the most massive economic change in the history of the world that has brought more concrete material advantages to people in...
  • Gingrich wants Bolton as his secretary of state (But critics call Bolton hotheaded)

    12/08/2011 1:00:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 12/08/2011 | Daniel Malloy
    WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that he would offer controversial former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton the position of secretary of state if he wins the presidency. Gingrich earned cheers for the choice at a forum hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition, at which nearly all the GOP presidential aspirants appeared separately. Bolton served as President George W. Bush's ambassador to the U.N. for more than a year but never won Senate confirmation. Critics described him as hotheaded, and he famously loathed the U.N., which won him conservative fans. Bolton discussed a 2012 presidential run himself but decided against...
  • Gingrich Says He'd Name John Bolton as Secretary of State

    12/08/2011 12:12:02 AM PST · by Rick_Michael · 73 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 7, 2011 | Erin McPike
    Newt Gingrich told those gathered at a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Washington on Wednesday that if elected president next year, he will tap former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton to be his secretary of state. "If you will accept it, I will ask John Bolton to be secretary of state," he said to cheers during his remarks in the Ronald Reagan Building............
  • Gingrich Reveals His Pick For Secretary Of State, But He May Have Broken The Law Doing It

    12/07/2011 5:15:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 12/07/2011 | Zeke Miller
    Former Speaker of the House is facing questions over whether he broke the law by announcing on Wednesday that he would appoint former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton as his Secretary of State if elected. Gingrich made his remarks at the Republican Jewish Coalition's Candidates Forum, saying he would first get Bolton to agree to change the State Department's culture of "appeasement." But Taegan Goddard at Political Wire notes that Gingrich may have run afoul of federal law barring a candidate from promising a political appointment for the purposes of personal political gain. Here's Title 18, Part I, Chapter 29,...
  • Gingrich: I’ll make John Bolton Secretary of State

    12/07/2011 2:07:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/7/11 | Allahpundit
    Via Mediaite, how much redder could this red meat be? The answer is none. None more red. Who cares if it’s kinda sorta illegal to promise appointments as a candidate? Bolton’s a rock star among righty hawks and Newt knows it only too well. Dude, I think he might have just sealed the deal. Just one question: Would a Secretary of State Bolton get confirmed by the Senate? Granted, the GOP will probably have control next year, but the Democrats fought Bolton’s UN appointment under Bush tooth and nail. Their base would go berserk if they didn’t filibuster. And they...
  • Gingrich: John Bolton will be my secretary of state

    12/07/2011 12:29:29 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Dec. 7, 2011 | Stephen Dinan and Seth McLaughlin
    Newt Gingrich promised conservatives on Tuesday he would ask former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton to be his secretary of state if he’s elected president next year, according to several of those who met with him Hours later he repeated that vow publicly to the Republican Jewish Coalition, winning a round of applause. “If he accepts it, I will ask John Bolton to be secretary of state,” the former House speaker said. During the closed-door meeting in Arlington, Mr. Gingrich spoke and fielded questions for about two hours from 70 conservatives, and they said afterward that they came away impressed. One...
  • Gingrich: Bolton for Secretary of State

    12/07/2011 11:50:36 AM PST · by Parmenio · 91 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 7, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    In his speech before the Republican Jewish Coalition, Newt Gingrich just pledged that, if elected, he would ask John Bolton to be his secretary of state.
  • UN bashing is in style for Republican candidates, but would they work with UN if elected?

    11/19/2011 7:41:45 AM PST · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov. 19, 2011 | AP
    Mitt Romney says the U.N. too often becomes a forum for tyrants when it should promote democracy and human rights. Newt Gingrich pledges to take on the U.N.'s "absurdities." Herman Cain says he would change some of its rules. Rick Perry says he would consider pulling the United States out of the U.N. altogether. All that U.N. bashing has raised questions about whether a Republican victory could strain the relationship between the United Nations and its host country, the United States. President Barack Obama's Democratic administration considers the U.N. critical to the country's interests, while Republicans traditionally have been disenchanted...
  • What a Cain Administration Might Look Like

    11/15/2011 12:50:32 PM PST · by mdittmar · 30 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 15, 2011 | RICHARD A. OPPEL JR
    While Herman Cain’s foreign policy stumbles have raised questions about his command of the facts, he says he would consult with military officials and other expert advisers to guide him through the thicket of world affairs.So who might advise a President Cain? Henry Kissinger, the 88-year-old former secretary of state, has already turned down returning to that job in a Cain administration, the candidate says.“He said he’s perfectly happy doing what he’s doing,” Mr. Cain told The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.In a new video excerpt posted on the newspaper’s Web site, Mr. Cain responds to a question from editors and reporters...
  • Newt Gingrich Hints at John Bolton for Presidential Cabinet

    11/12/2011 2:12:39 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 78 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 11, 2011 | Elicia Dover
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich just opened his Manchester, N.H., campaign office moments ago. Gingrich told the volunteers and visitors he would take questions. “Can you give us a hint of who might be in your Cabinet,” a man shouted from the back of the crowded room of about 200 people. “Well I’ll give you an example I’m looking for,” Gingrich said. “I believe we have to overhaul the State Department very dramatically. I think we need a secretary of state who is tough-minded and who would represent American interests. I think that Ambassador Bolton represents that kind of person.”
  • APNewsBreak: [AZ Gov Jan] Brewer's case against feds dismissed

    10/21/2011 5:13:13 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Friday, October 21, 2011 7:27 PM EDT | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge Friday dismissed Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's lawsuit that accused the Obama administration of failing to enforce immigration laws or maintain control of her state's border with Mexico. The dismissal by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton comes in a counter-lawsuit filed by Brewer as part of the Justice Department's challenge to Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law. The Republican governor was seeking a court order that would require the federal government to take extra steps, such as more border fencing, to protect Arizona until the border is controlled. Bolton said Brewer's claim that Washington has failed...
  • Bolton: U.S. Should Threaten to Defund UN Over Palistinian Statehood

    09/20/2011 7:30:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1+ views
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/19/11 | The Right Scoop
    Gosh I love John Bolton. He really knows how to put the UN in its place: Well if I were Israel and/or the United States, I wouldn’t pay any attention to a General Assembly resolution. Look, the General Assembly could vote this week to make Disney Land a state and it wouldn’t have any more impact outside of the General Assembly hall for Palestine or Disney Land. When Greta asserted that the Obama administration is doing everything it can to fight Palestinian statehood, Bolton quickly challenged that premise by suggesting that they could threaten to defund the UN over a...
  • Sad Face: Bolton not running for president (video)

    09/06/2011 8:31:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Sept. 6, 2011 | The Right Scoop
    John Bolton has decided not to throw his hat in the ring for president in 2012, which kinda makes me sad. I think he would have gotten my vote over everyone and I would have loved to see him in a debate.
  • 911 Family Members Excluded from Official Tenth Anniversary 911 Ceremonies

    09/04/2011 9:43:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/4/11 | Pamela Geller
    Today, one 911 mom, who lost her son, said to me of our 911 Freedom Rally, "I am looking forward to the rally. It is a place we can be free to really remember the who, why, when and where of 9-11. The morning ceremony is devoid of any meaning." The NY Post is reporting that many 911 family members have not been invited to the official ceremonies of 911. This is just monstrous. First it was clergy, then 911 first responders who were excluded from the official ceremonies -- now it's the victims' families. Mayor Gloomberg not only lost...
  • On Deck: Why I May Run for President

    08/11/2011 4:46:26 PM PDT · by standingfirm · 28 replies
    Human Events ^ | 8/8/11 | John Bolton
    Adam Smith wrote in The Wealth of Nations that “the first duty of the sovereign, that of protecting the society from the violence and invasion of other independent societies, can be performed only by means of a military force.” Today, failing to protect our national security inevitably endangers our economic prosperity by making us vulnerable to global adversaries. It is clear that President Obama does not agree with Smith’s wisdom. Obama’s policies are jeopardizing not only our national security and economy, but our constitutional sovereignty too. That is why I have been considering running for President. The Republican Party must...