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  • Breaking: White House Knowingly Gave False Information to Media on Benghazi Terror Attack (Video)

    09/23/2012 11:43:08 PM PDT · by Fred · 153 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 092312 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama White House knowingly gave false information on the Benghazi terrorist attack. The Obama Administration repeated to reporters that the consulate attack was the related to an offensive YouTube document but they privately were circulating a very different view on the murderous attack. Catherine Herridge from FOX News reported: “There was this private narrative you see in the intelligence community where they separate what happened in Libya from this YouTube clip and then you have this public narrative that you have from this administration. And I got a hold of this Homeland Security Assessment. It talks about the scope...
  • Docs:Obama,Holder approved one of Bin Laden’s bodyguards for release/transfer from Gitmo

    09/23/2012 7:54:22 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9-23-12 | Matthew Boyle
    Complete title Documents: Obama, Holder have approved one of Bin Laden’s bodyguards for release or transfer from Gitmo Daily Caller front page headline 'HIGH RISK' Report: Obama approves release or transfer of former bin Laden bodyguard ### President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have approved one of Osama bin Laden’s personal bodyguards for release or transfer from the Guantanamo Bay detention center to another country, according to prison records released by WikiLeaks and a recently published list of approved-transfer detainees from the Justice Department. Idris Ahmad Abdu Qadir Idris is the second name on Holder’s Justice Department list...
  • Obama Says Attacks In Libya And Egypt Are Just "Bumps In The Road"

    09/23/2012 7:46:08 PM PDT · by kristinn · 83 replies
    60 Minutes via YouTube ^ | Sunday, September 23, 2012 | GOPICYMI
    (60 Minutes video clip at source link.) This may be the first time in history that a President of the United States has called a terrorist attack against the country a "bump in the road." (September 23, 2012). Transcript via The Weekly Standard:CBS's Steve Kroft asked, “Have the events that took place in the Middle East, the recent events in the Middle East given you any pause about your support for the governments that have come to power following the Arab Spring?” President Obama answered, “Well, I'd said even at the time that this is going to be a rocky...
  • Iran: If attacked by Israel, we'll target U.S.

    09/23/2012 7:22:24 PM PDT · by Fred · 73 replies
    CBS ^ | 092312 | ap
    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran - A senior commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned that Iran will target U.S. bases in the region in the event of war with Israel, raising the prospect of a broader conflict that would force other countries to get involved, Iranian state television reported Sunday. The comments by Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, who heads the Guard's aerospace division, came amid tension over Iran's nuclear program and Israel's suggestion that it might unilaterally strike Iranian nuclear facilities to scuttle what the United States and its allies believe are efforts to build a bomb. Tehran says its nuclear...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 September 2012

    09/23/2012 4:56:25 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 219 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 September 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 23rd, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Robert “Baghdad Bob” Gibbs, adviser to Obama’s campaign, who left the White House as Obama’s first press secretary, due to even the DNC media having a hard time with his lies, will gleefully lie to part-time White House spokesman Chris Wallace; Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., survivor of democrat lies, smears and a Obama/union failed recall attempt costing the Wisconsin taxpayers millions, who, like Romney today, had the DNC media saying was behind in the race, only to win easily...
  • Barack Obama, Mitt Romney essentially tied in Florida, new Times/Herald/Bay News 9 poll shows

    09/22/2012 10:21:14 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 88 replies
    Tampa Bay Tribune ^ | Sep 22 2012 | Adam C. Smith
    It's Florida, after all, so what would you expect? After a constant stream of Sunshine State visits by President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney, after many millions spent on TV ads, and even after a Republican National Convention in Tampa, Obama and Romney are essentially tied in America's ultimate battleground state. A new Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald/Bay News 9 poll finds 48 percent of likely Florida voters backing Obama, 47 percent supporting Romney, 1 percent with Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson and just 4 percent undecided.
  • Obama to Release One Third of Gitmo Inmates (insanity)

    09/22/2012 7:22:58 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Sep 2012, 10:21 AM PDT | AWR Hawkins
    President Barack Obama is about to release or transfer 55 Gitmo prisoners, despite reports that the Libyan believed to be behind the killing of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens was a former Guantanamo inmate transferred to Libyan custody. The large percentage of those scheduled to be released are Yemeni, according to a list made public by the Obama administration. Obama stopped the release or transfer of Yemeni inmates in 2010, because the conditions in the country were viewed as too "unsettled" at the time. A release or transfer of 55 inmates means Obama is moving out one third of the prisoners...
  • OBAMA TO CONDEMN CHRISTIAN FILMMAKER BEFORE UNITED NATIONS

    09/22/2012 2:28:06 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 210 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 9-22-2012 | John Nolte
    September 22, 2012 OBAMA TO CONDEMN CHRISTIAN FILMMAKER BEFORE UNITED NATIONS John Nolte Not only are we seeing the White House and State Department call more attention to the Mohammed-mocking "Innocence of Muslims" than any terrorist network ever could've hoped for, but the President's indefensible scapegoating of the film and filmmaker to draw attention and blame away from U.S. security failures apparently knows no bounds. Next week, Obama will denounce the film in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly:National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor previews the president's speech to the UN General Assembly next week: "UNGA always provides...
  • Libyan Islamist militia swept out of Benghazi bases

    09/22/2012 9:38:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/22/2012
    BENGHAZI, Libya, Sept 22 (Reuters) - An Islamist militia was driven out of the city of Benghazi early on Saturday in a surge of anger against the armed groups that control large parts of Libya more than a year after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. A spokesman for Ansar al-Sharia, which some U.S. and Libya officials blame for the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last week in which the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed, said it had evacuated its bases "to preserve security in the city". In a dramatic sign of Libya's fragility, after sweeping...
  • New Ad Implies Obama Is Cozy With Muslim Brotherhood

    09/21/2012 12:24:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    The conservative advocacy group Let Freedom Ring released an ad Thursday to run in key swing states depicting President Barack Obama as a Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer.
  • Controversial 'Piss Christ' art back in NY

    09/21/2012 3:08:03 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 106 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/21/12
    The controversial “Piss Christ” artwork Sen. Alfonse D’Amato once branded as a “deplorable, despicable display of vulgarity,” is coming to New York, and security is being heavily ramped- up at the gallery that will show the piece. Andres Serrano’s work — a “photograph of the crucifix submerged in the artist’s urine” — first ignited controversy in 1989 when D’Amato complained to the US Senate that it was an “outrage,” an “indignity” and a “piece of trash” that had been funded by taxpayers. Serrano had won a $15,000 prize for his work, backed in part by the National Endowment for the...
  • 100 Days Until Taxmageddon (largest tax hikes in the history of America)

    09/21/2012 9:11:22 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 55 replies
    atr.org ^ | 9/20/2012
    100 Days Until Taxmageddon Sunday will mark the start of the 100-day countdown to “Taxmageddon” – the date the largest tax hikes in the history of America will take effect. They will hit families and small businesses in three great waves on January 1, 2013: First Wave: Expiration of 2001 and 2003 Tax Relief In 2001 and 2003, the GOP Congress enacted several tax cuts for small business owners, families, and investors (later re-upped by President Obama and Democrat Congress in 2010). The following tax hikes will occur on January 1, 2013: Personal income tax rates will rise on January...
  • First lady says there’s ‘bromance’ between Obama, Bill Clinton

    09/21/2012 2:41:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 118 replies
    First lady says there’s ‘bromance’ between Obama, Bill Clinton By Alicia M. Cohn - 09/21/12 04:43 PM ET Michelle Obama this week acknowledged that the extended hug between President Obama and former President Clinton at the Democratic National Convention, in a surprise appearance by the president following Clinton’s speech, was “the public display of the bromance” that has been going on for some time. Obama and the first lady have invoked Clinton’s name many times on the campaign trail since his well-received speech to the Democratic convention earlier this month. Both Obama and his GOP opponent, Mitt Romney, have featured...
  • Reports: Fed Up Libyans in Benghazi Storm, Takeover Islamist Militias' Headquarters

    09/21/2012 2:59:15 PM PDT · by kristinn · 28 replies
    Friday, September 21, 2012 | Kristinn
    A poster at Twitter with the handle @FreeBenghazi, who says she is not currently in Libya, has posted a series of tweets on a reported popular uprising tonight in Benghazi against Islamist militias.The initial tweet, posted at 5:07 p.m. EDT, was accompanied with a screen grab of an Arab language news broadcast:BREAKING "People of Benghazi have taken over headquarters of Ansar al-Shariyah & handed it over to army" #Libya pic.twitter.com/Pxnql4bOShe then tweeted another report with a screen grab showing a large group of men entering a building courtyard:Benghazi youth have taken over Ansar Shariyah base & waiting for #Libya army...
  • Ann Romney's plane makes emergency landing in Denver

    09/21/2012 2:09:40 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 24 replies
    KDVR ^ | 9/21/12
    DENVER – The campaign plane carrying Ann Romney, the wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, made an emergency landing in Denver around 2:25 Friday afternoon, the campaign reported via Twitter. Andrea Saul, the campaign’s press secretary, tweeted: “.@AnnDRomney plane makes emergency landing in CO. All okay. Thank goodness.” Another tweet from the campaign’s Ryan Williams described the plane as “filled with smoke.”
  • UAE Islamists had military wing, planned Islamic state: papers

    09/21/2012 2:06:07 PM PDT · by EBH · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/20/12 | Raissa Kasolowsky
    Islamists detained in the United Arab Emirates have confessed to setting up a secret organization with an armed force whose aim was to take power and establish an Islamic state, local media reported on Thursday. The detainees, who number around 60, were all members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization, the privately owned al- Khaleej newspaper reported. Two other newspapers, including the state-owned al-Bayan, ran similar reports. None gave named sources. A UAE official declined to comment on the reports, saying the matter was subject to legal proceedings. The UAE, a significant oil exporter and Middle East business hub, tolerates...
  • Revealed: Mitt Romney’s tax returns (read this and weep, Harry Reid)

    09/21/2012 12:42:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/21/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Mitt Romney's campaign released his 2011 tax information this afternoon, as well as a notarized letter from PriceWaterhouseCoopers attesting to Romney’s tax rates from 1990-2009, and I must say: Well played, Romney campaign. Well played, indeed. The Democrats have been making a federal case of Romney's supposed "tax secrecy," with countless ads and speeches and the voice in Harry Reid’s head making Romney out to be a greedy, tax-evading corporate mastermind of epic proportions, but the Romney camp just let them huff and puff until they wore themselves out, and now they're releasing the information on their terms. I'm sure...
  • 30,000 Libyans protest against militias

    09/21/2012 1:15:37 PM PDT · by TigersEye · 38 replies
    GlobalPost ^ | September 21, 2012 | Priyanka Boghani
    Around 30,000 Libyans participated in an unprecedented protest against militias in Benghazi on Friday, according to the Associated Press. The rally comes after last week's attack on the US consulate in Benghazi left the US ambassador and three other Americans dead. At least one militia is suspected of taking part in the attack, which has caused Libyans to speak out against the armed factions in Libya. Bloomberg noted that the country's stability is threatened by the powerful militias, which the country's previous government under the National Transitional Council was unable to disarm. The recently elected General National Congress has not...
  • [Norway's PM]Jens[Stoltenberg]presents his re-election team [Names Muslim to Culture]

    09/21/2012 1:00:50 PM PDT · by bjorn14 · 14 replies
    News in English ^ | 21 September 2012 | Staff
    Labour Party leader Jens Stoltenberg wants a third term as Norway’s prime minister, and on Friday he revealed a new ministerial line-up aimed to help them all win re-election. At the forefront is Jonas Gahr Støre, who will leave the foreign ministry after seven years to take over the even tougher role as health minister. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg called Jonas Gahr Støre "the best health minister we can have," after deciding to transfer the longtime foreign minister to the embattled health ministry. PHOTO: NRK screen grab/Views and News Støre has long been considered the current Labour-led left-center coalition government’s...
  • Pakistan: 17 killed in anti-Islam film protests

    09/21/2012 12:23:20 PM PDT · by TigersEye · 46 replies
    KGO-TV San Francisco, CA ^ | Sept. 21, 2012 | news staff
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (KGO) -- In Pakistan Friday, violent protests over an anti-Muslim film left at least 17 people dead and more than 100 wounded across the country. Protestors clashed with police in several major cities, even though Friday was a government declared holiday designed to allow peaceful demonstrations. Police fired tear gas and live ammunition at thousands of demonstrators who threw rocks and set fire to buildings.
  • U.S. Distrust in Media Hits New High

    09/21/2012 9:07:33 AM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Gallup.com ^ | September 21, 2012 | Lymari Morales
    Fewer Americans closely following political news now than in previous election years WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. Distrust is up from the past few years, when Americans were already more negative about the media than they had been in years prior to 2004. The record distrust in the media, based on a survey conducted Sept. 6-9, 2012, also means that negativity toward the media is at an all-time high for...
  • Unemployment rates rise in half of US states

    09/21/2012 8:48:43 AM PDT · by kingattax · 26 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 9-21-12 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
    Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states last month, the latest evidence that hiring remains tepid across the country. The Labor Department says rates increased in 26 states. They fell in 12 states and were unchanged in the other 12. Unemployment also rose in seven of the 11 key swing states in this year's presidential election. Nationwide, hiring employers added only 96,000 jobs in August, below July's gain of 141,000 and the average of 226,000 jobs a month added in January-March quarter. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent in July. But that...
  • House Ethics Committee finds no violations in Rep. Waters case

    09/21/2012 7:41:51 AM PDT · by Justaham · 55 replies
    California Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters will not be charged with ethics violations. At a meeting Friday, House Ethics Committee members said they found no violations in their investigation of allegations she steered a $12 million federal bailout to a bank where her husband owns stock. Waters is a senior Democrat on the Financial Services Committee. The committee, however, said Waters' chief of staff, Mikael Moore, did take actions in Congress in an attempt to help the bank and violated standards of conduct. Moore likely will receive a letter admonishing him for his conduct. but will not face more severe punishment,...
  • Chick-fil-A Sets the Record Straight

    09/21/2012 5:24:07 AM PDT · by fwdude · 98 replies
    CitizenLink ^ | Sept 20, 2012 | Karla Dial
    In response to media reports that Chick-fil-A has agreed to stop making charitable donations to groups like Focus on the Family, the company today released a statement to set the record straight. Contrary to reports first made by the gay-activist group The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA) on Tuesday and later picked up by mainstream media outlets, Chick-fil-A and its charitable-giving arm, the WinShape Foundation, did not agree to stop making donations to groups that support the biblical definition of marriage in exchange for being allowed to open a franchise in Chicago. “For many months now, Chick-fil-A’s corporate giving has been...
  • McCaskill and Akin will square off in first debate for U.S. Senate (TODAY -LIVE STREAMING)

    09/21/2012 4:41:20 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 94 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9/21/12 | Cathy Lenny
    The nation is closely watching the U.S. Senate race in Missouri that pits Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill against her Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Todd Akin. The two will face off for their first debate today (Sept. 21) at 10:45 a.m. in Columbia, Mo. McCaskill, 59, is seeking her second six-year term in the Senate after previously serving as state auditor. Akin, 65, is challenging McCaskill, rather than seek re-election to the 2nd Congressional District in St. Louis, to which he first won election in 2000. View slideshow: McCaskill and Akin will square off in first debate The race shot into...
  • FRANCE BANS ALL MUSLIM PROTESTS

    09/21/2012 4:09:32 AM PDT · by blam · 140 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-21-2012 | Gus Lubin
    FRANCE BANS ALL MUSLIM PROTESTS Gus LubinSeptember 21,2012 French interior minister Manuel Valls just confirmed that no protests would be allowed over the Mohammed cartoons, according to Reuters. "There will be strictly no exceptions. Demonstrations will be banned and broken up," he said. Think that'll pacify the 10 percent of France who are Muslims?France has already closed 20 embassies around the world in fear of backlash. Too bad it cannot outlaw protests in these countries.
  • GOP gives up on trying to push Akin out (Funding may be restored)

    09/21/2012 2:10:33 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 75 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/20/12 | Aaron Blake
    In about 28 hours, the Republican Party will be, for all intents and purposes, stuck with Todd Akin. The Missouri Senate candidate has shown no signs of bowing to pressure from the national party to get out of the race after his controversial comment about “legitimate rape” turned the race on its head. And though the party initially held out hope that Akin would change his mind at some point over the past month, it now appears that ship has sailed. The technical deadline for being able to replace Akin on the ballot, if he dropped out, is Tuesday. But...
  • Video of Stevens Murder: What Really Happened

    09/21/2012 12:05:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 137 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/9/12 | Elad Benari
    A video released over the weekend, which some news outlets claimed had showed Libyan men trying to save U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens as his body is recovered from the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, has turned out to show the opposite. Arutz Sheva posted a report on the video with the translation given by prominent news sources, but raised immediate doubts as to the authenticity of its interpretation, which have now been shown to be well founded. According to an alternative translation provided to Alex Jones' Infowars by a native Arabic speaker, there is no evidence whatsoever that the men in...
  • CBS: Witnesses Say There Was Never An Anti-American Protest In Benghazi, Just An Attack

    09/20/2012 10:23:21 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 73 replies
    CBS News/YouTube ^ | 9/20/12 | CBS News
    9/20/12: CBS News reports that in Benghazi there was never an Anti-American protest at the American Consulate, just an attack
  • Gallup: Romney 47%, Obama 47% (Registered voters)

    09/20/2012 10:12:04 AM PDT · by GOPinCa · 73 replies
    Gallup ^ | September 20, 2012
    All tied up according to Gallup among REGISTERED voters!
  • Is Obama Considering Releasing the World Trade Center Bomber?

    09/20/2012 10:06:37 AM PDT · by yoe · 24 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | September 20, 2012 | Bobby Eberle
    This is absolutely unbelievable. Americans were yet again the victims of terrorist actions in Libya, and it is clear that attacks were coordinated and calculated. But now we learn that another terrorist, the one responsible for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center is a candidate for possible release by the Obama administration. He is known as the Blind Sheikh, but his real name is Omar Abdel-Rahman. If that name sounds vaguely familiar, it should. Here's the report from The Washington Times: The Obama administration is reportedly in talks with Egypt's government to transfer convicted terrorist Omar Abdel-Rahman back...
  • Pawlenty quits as Romney campaign co-chair

    09/20/2012 7:45:15 AM PDT · by Vaquero · 132 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9-20-2012 | Olivier Knox
    Tim Pawlenty quit as co-chair of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign on Thursday to become one of Wall Street's top lobbyists in Washington. Pawlenty, a former governor of Minnesota, will lead the Financial Services Roundtable. The move came with Romney's campaign struggling to find its stride with just seven weeks left before Election Day. Polls show the former Massachusetts governor running neck and neck with President Barack Obama in a contest both sides predict will be very close
  • Obama Says He Can't Remember What The National Debt Was When He Took Office

    09/19/2012 7:49:47 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 80 replies
    businessinsider ^ | 9/19/12 | Grace Wyler
    Barack Obama touched on the issue of the federal deficit last night, telling late night talk show host David Letterman that the U.S. doesn't have to worry about the debt "in the short term." Responding to Letterman's concern about the growing deficit, Obama first deflected blame on to his predecessor, George W. Bush. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-debt-deficit-letterman-2012-9#ixzz26ySdS3mg
  • Ringleader behind al Qaeda attack that killed US amb was Gitmo Detainee handed over to Libya by USA

    09/19/2012 6:18:30 PM PDT · by Fred · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 091912 | Daily Mail
    Sufyan Ben Qumu was classified as a 'medium to high' national security risk before his release from American custody Qumu reportedly was Osama bin Laden's driver and worked for the al-Qaeda founder's company in Sudan Libyans promised to keep him behind bars, but he was released in 2010 Qumu was a former Libyan army tank driver and became a leader of the rebels during the uprising A former al-Qaeda terrorist released from Guantanamo Bay is believed to be the leader of the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the US Ambassador, it was...
  • CBS POLL: GOP HAS HUGE TURNOUT EDGE OVER DEMS

    09/19/2012 1:18:18 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 221 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 9-19-2012 | Mike Flynn
    September 19, 2012 CBS POLL: GOP HAS HUGE TURNOUT EDGE OVER DEMS Mike Flynn One of the chief reasons the media is so mistaken in their zeal to proclaim Obama the election winner is that most of the polls they're basing their predictions on are wildly inflating Democrat turnout. The overwhelming majority of media polls are assuming an electorate that is at least as Democrat as the one in 2008, with many polls assuming a higher Democrat turnout. This is just daft. The latest CBS poll of 3 swing states is the most recent to show that GOP has a...
  • Al Qaeda, ex-Gitmo detainee behind consulate attack, intelligence sources say

    09/19/2012 3:54:28 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 41 replies
    FOX ^ | 9/19/2012
    Intelligence sources tell Fox News they are convinced the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was directly tied to Al Qaeda -- with a former Guantanamo detainee involved. That revelation comes on the same day a top Obama administration official called last week's deadly assault a "terrorist attack" -- the first time the attack has been described that way by the administration after claims it had been a "spontaneous" act. "Yes, they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy," Matt Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said during a Senate hearing...
  • Election 2012: New Hampshire President New Hampshire: Romney 48%, Obama 45%

    09/19/2012 7:36:33 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 108 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 19 September 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mitt Romney has now taken the lead in the swing state of New Hampshire. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in New Hampshire shows Romney with 48% support to President Obama’s 45%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Crowd Attacks The US Ambassador In Beijing

    09/19/2012 4:59:46 AM PDT · by blam · 113 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-19-2012 | Malcom Moore - The Telegraph, UK
    Crowd Attacks The US Ambassador In Beijing Malcolm Moore, The TelegraphSep. 19, 2012, 6:19 AM A crowd of around 50 Chinese protesters surrounded the official car of the United States ambassador in Beijing, who escaped unharmed, a State department spokesman said. The melee occurred outside the gates of the US embassy on Tuesday and security guards had to intervene to protect Gary Locke, 62. The protesters caused minor damage to the vehicle, a statement from the embassy said. "Embassy officials have registered their concern regarding today's incident with the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and urged the Chinese Government to...
  • SELECTIVE EDIT? MOTHER JONES ADMITS ROMNEY TAPE MISSING 'ONE TO TWO MINUTES'

    09/19/2012 5:18:14 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/19/12 | Breitbart
    Mother Jones, the left-wing magazine that released a controversial video of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's remarks to a fundraiser in May, now admits that it has no full tape of what Romney said, and that its video is missing "one to two minutes" at the most important moment. The Legal Insurrection blog's William Jacobson and The Blaze both raised questions on Tuesday about whether Mother Jones had, as promised, revealed the full video, given an apparent jump cut in the critical section of Romney's remarks.  "Something is missing.  Romney’s 47% answer was cut off before completed, and is not...
  • State Dept Reverses Denial of Hiring British Security Firm in Benghazi

    09/18/2012 11:17:41 PM PDT · by Fred · 48 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 091812 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland admitted that she provided false information Friday about the State Department's hiring of private security firms for the American mission in Benghazi attacked on September 11th: QUESTION: You also said there was no contract with a private security firm in Libya, and yet apparently some British security guards were hired. Is that your way of saying you didn’t contract with a firm but you did hire individual security guards? MS. NULAND: Thank you for that, because there was an error in what I said. The external security, external armed security, as we have been saying, outside...
  • OBAMA ADMIN SENT UNARMED BRITISH FIRM TO PROTECT U.S. MISSION IN BENGHAZI "No Bullets" ROE

    09/18/2012 10:05:42 PM PDT · by Fred · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 091812 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    EDITORS' NOTE: According to a source close to Breitbart News and high up in the intelligence community, the Obama administration's policy following Muammar Gaddafi's death has been to keep a "low profile" during a chaotic time. For this reason, according to the source, American Marines were not stationed at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli or the American mission in Benghazi, as would typically have been the case. In the spirit of a "low profile," the administration didn't even want an American company in charge of private security. Blue Mountain, the British firm the State Department hired, was willing to abide...
  • MITT HAMMERS OBAMA OVER SHOCKING TAPE! “He Wants Redistribution – I Disagree!” (Video)

    09/18/2012 1:50:11 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 172 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-18-2012 | Jim Hoft
    That was quick… Less than an hour ago Drudge posted video of Barack Obama telling an audience in 1998 that he believes in redistribution of wealth. Mitt Romney was just on Your World with Cavuto and hammered the president over this shocking admission. “He wants redistribution of wealth. I disagree.” (video) Mitt Romney on Barack Obama: “Frankly we have two very different views about America. The president’s view is one of a larger government. There’s a tape that just came out today where the president is saying he likes redistribution. I disagree. I think a society based upon a government-centered...
  • Obama In 1998: "I Actually Believe In Redistribution" (via Drudge)

    09/18/2012 12:42:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 117 replies
    Youtube ^ | barack hussein karadashian
  • U.S. Suspends Diplomatic Missions in Pakistan

    09/18/2012 12:36:05 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 59 replies
    The Frontier Post ^ | 2012-09-18 | none listed
    LAHORE: The US has closed its embassy and consulates in Pakistan to general public for indefinite period. Amid anti-film protests US Tuesday halted public dealing in all its diplomatic missions in Pakistan. According to statement issued by US embassy in Islamabad, all diplomatic missions in the country would be closed for public as security concerns. Meanwhile, US diplomatic personnel were shifted to unclosed location from Karachi consulate as angry protesters advancing to the diplomatic building in red zone of the largest and port city of Pakistan. Clashes between police and mob continued as protesters trying to reach consulate building. Police...
  • Romney sticks by 'victims' comments, but calls them 'off the cuff'

    09/18/2012 9:23:04 AM PDT · by kingattax · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-18-12
    Mitt Romney is sticking by his comments captured in a video at a fundraiser earlier this year in which he told donors that President Obama's base supporters are "reliant on government," don't pay taxes and "believe they are victims." The Republican presidential nominee assembled a brief and to-the-point press conference Monday night to address the tape, which had been posted online by liberal magazine Mother Jones. Romney, while saying his phrasing was not ideal, stood by the premise of his remarks, which reportedly came from a fundraiser in Florida.
  • Egypt issues arrest warrants for Florida pastor Terry Jones, 7 others

    09/18/2012 8:53:04 AM PDT · by rarestia · 91 replies
    BayNews9 (AP) ^ | Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | Staff
    <p>Egypt's general prosecutor has issued arrest warrants for controversial Gainesville pastor Terry Jones and seven Egyptian Coptic Christians and referred them to trial on charges linked to an anti-Islam film that has sparked riots across the Muslim world.</p> <p>The prosecutor's office says the seven men and one woman, all of whom are believed to be outside of Egypt, are charged with harming national unity, insulting and publicly attacking Islam and spreading false information. The office says they could face the death penalty.</p>
  • SOURCE: STATE DEPARTMENT IN TALKS TO TRANSFER ‘BLIND SHEIKH’ TO EGYPT; DOJ DENIES

    09/17/2012 3:20:05 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 60 replies
    The U.S. State Department is currently in negotiations with the Egyptian government for the transfer of custody of Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as “the Blind Sheikh,” for humanitarian and health reasons, a source close to the the Obama administration told TheBlaze. The Department of Justice, however, told TheBlaze that Rahman is serving a life sentence and is not considered for possible release.  Previous calls to the State Department were referred to the Department of Justice and so far, the State Department has neither confirmed nor denied the report.
  • Report: US suspends Egypt aid over film riots [Obama Posing Like He Is Tough?]

    09/18/2012 5:18:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    ynet ^ | 9/18/12
    Anti-US sentiment prevalent in Cairo over movie deemed offensive to Islam said to be reason for temporary halt is aid funds Anti-American protests over a film deemed offensive to Islam, which have started in Cairo and spread across the Muslim world, have reportedly stalled negotiations to provide US economic assistance to Egypt, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. According to the report, Egypt's "clumsy response" to the storming of the US Embassy in Cairo has resulted in the US temporarily halting talks about a proposed $1 billion in debt relief, top Washington officials told the newspaper.
  • Live Thread: Romney to Speak to Press Tonight About '47% Video' Comments

    09/17/2012 7:09:29 PM PDT · by kristinn · 506 replies
    Monday, September 17, 2012 | Kristinn
    Political reporters on Twitter are saying they are standing by for a Romney media availability on the video released today by Mother Jones of Romney at a May fundraiser speaking frankly of his thoughts on Obama's base voters and their entitlement mentality, aka the 47% who pay no federal income taxes.The media and GOP-E have jumped ugly on Romney tonight.Steve Holland, Reuters: Romney at press avail to respond to video says his comments weren't "elegantly stated," and "could have said it in a more effective way."
  • US-Afghan military operations suspended after attacks

    09/17/2012 6:59:55 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    Most joint U.S.-Afghan military operations have been suspended following what authorities believe was an insider attack Sunday that left four American solders dead, officials told NBC News. “We’re to the point now where we can’t trust these people,” a senior military official said. So far this year, 51 NATO troops have been killed in these so-called blue-on-green attacks. Sunday's attack came a day after two British soldiers were shot dead by an Afghan policeman, Reuters reported.