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  • Hamas-Backing Qatar, Also Funding Brookings Institute

    09/07/2014 5:42:21 PM PDT · by DTA · 10 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | 2014-09-07
    Revealed: Hamas-Backing Qatar, Also Funding Brookings Institute, Home of Former U.S. MidEast Envoy Indyk‏ Questions are emerging over possible conflicts-of-interest after The New York Times highlighted Qatari funding for U.S. think tanks, including the Brookings Institute, employer of former U.S. envoy Martin Indyk, who was directly involved in recent negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. “Qatar, the small but wealthy Middle East nation, agreed last year to make a $14.8 million, four-year donation to Brookings, which has helped fund a Brookings affiliate in Qatar and a project on United States relations with the Islamic world,” according to The Times. The...
  • Putins global ambitions could destabilize Europe

    03/18/2014 5:46:36 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/18/2014 | Molly K. McKew and Gregory A. Maniatis
    Since then, Putin increasingly has referred to Russia as distinct from the West. He promotes an orthodox morality that rejects Western notions of tolerance and inclusive societies seen domestically in the imprisonment of Pussy Riot, new anti-propaganda laws targeting gays and a crackdown on any media deviating from the Kremlin line. The West discounted much of this exceptionalist narrative until it was used in Crimea. Putins soldiers-of-no-nation are branded local self-defense forces to underscore native pro-Russian support. The relentless information war propagates perceptions of ethnic-religious divisions and Western hypocrisy. Financial weapons underscore Putins reliance on oligarch-princes to revitalize orthodoxy...
  • Elizabeth Warrens Student-Loan Demagoguery

    05/28/2013 8:08:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/28/2013 | Ian Tuttle
    "If the Federal Reserve can float trillions of dollars to large financial institutions at low interest rates to grow the economy, surely they can float the Department of Education the money to fund our students, keep us competitive, and grow our middle class. That is the logic behind the first piece of legislation from Harvard Law School professor-cum-Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren, introduced in the Senate two weeks ago. The Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act seeks to extend to students the same loan interest rates allegedly offered to the countrys chief financial institutions. Among the problems with the bill? Said...
  • Report: Gen. Mattis Forced Out of CENTCOM for Questioning Obama's Advisers

    01/21/2013 7:18:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/21/13 | AWR Haekins
    Reports indicate that Marine General James Mattis is being forced out of CENTCOM for questioning certain aspects of the Obama administration's Middle East policy. In particular, it appears his questions surrounding the U.S. response to Iran's nuclear ambitions drew the ire of civilian military and security advisers. These civilians were apparently upset by the way Mattis pushed them to "consider second and third-order consequences of military action against Iran." Nor did they appreciate the way he pushed them to think long term and consider what the U.S. will do if Iran develops non-nuclear weapons that can be used to keep...
  • CNN Exposed Emmy Winning Former CNN Journalist, Amber Lyon, Blows The Whistle

    10/10/2012 3:50:36 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 111 replies
    Perhaps this one of the most important discussion threads ever regarding Legacy Media manipulation. We sincerely hope you will take the time to digest the content, think about the ramifications to what is here, and then share the information with others. This is not a matter of opinion, the CNN stories are documented, attributed and cited. They are factual. Everything is verifiable within the embedded links and citations. Believe it or not, just creating this discussion thread is risky. We are unable to expand. Before getting to the CNN Amber Lyon expose (which is incredible and troubling) lets first back...
  • Mrs. Obama: Barack Has Done a Phenomenal Job Working Around a Congress...'

    10/05/2012 5:41:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 33 replies
    CNSnews ^ | October 4, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    "[Y]ou can have a president you love, but if you dont have a Congress thats willing to work, you know, you wind up stalled in so many ways, First Lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday on Tom Joyners radio program. And I think that Barack has done a phenomenal job working around a Congress that has never been willing to help move the country forward on so many different issues, she said. But I think hes done everything humanly possible to get things passed around the margins. But, you know, just imagine where this country will be when we have Barack...
  • Iran making push into Nicaragua by Todd Bensman

    12/22/2007 10:38:27 AM PST · by K-oneTexas · 19 replies · 162+ views
    MySA.com ^ | 08 December 2007 | Todd Bensman
    Iran making push into Nicaragua Web Posted: 12/18/2007 10:25 PM CST Todd Bensman Express-News MONKEY POINT, Nicaragua The second military helicopter in as many days hovered over the jungle and then landed to a most unwelcome reception from several dozen angry Rama Indian and Creole villagers. Rupert Allen Clear Duncan, a leader of some 400 Creole who live along the shoreline, confronted the foreigners dressed in suits and military uniforms that day in March and demanded to know the purpose of their aerial trespasses. "This is our land; we have always lived here, and you don't have our permission...
  • Obama spending $300 million for 'Palestinian state'

    09/29/2012 5:18:57 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 33 replies
    WND ^ | Sept. 25, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The Obama administration has released details of a plan to infuse another $300 million into West Bank and Gaza construction projects, spending it deems critical toward attaining the success of a future Palestinian state. Despite combined U.S. and international donor-community efforts, a significant portion of the public infrastructure currently under Palestinian Authority control remains in need of expansion or repair, according to the U.S. Agency for International Development, the USAID. Obama, through USAID, is stepping in to meet the need as a successful Palestinian state depends upon an infrastructure system capable of providing basic services to a growing population, the...
  • Egypt leader demands US aid, censorship, plus end to Israel occupation

    09/27/2012 9:22:22 AM PDT · by opentalk · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Seprmber 26, 2012 | Neil Munro
    Egypts new Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday used his first speech at the United Nations to demand curbs on Western free speech rights and an end to all forms of occupation of Arab lands. Morsi also used his U.S. speech to push his revolutionary mix of Islamic and progressive demands .. that UN countries establish a new global economic governance; and that Western countries continue to transfer aid and technology to Egypts government and poverty-stricken population. Much of his emphasis was on the establishment of a Palestinian state. My duty [is] to support our Palestinian brothers and sisters ...
  • Conservative Think Tank: Mess Is the GOP's Fault (Gingrich "extremism must be punished and ignored")

    04/30/2012 3:42:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    Newser ^ | April 30, 2012 | Mark Russell
    Newt Gingrich, Grover Norquist slammed for radicalizing Washington Washington is more dysfunctional than it has been in 40 years, and while Democrats have deserved their share of the blame over the years, today "the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party," write Thomas E. Mann and Norman Ornstein in the Washington Post. What makes their column particularly interesting is that Ornstein is not liberal, but a resident scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, and Mann is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Together, they call the GOP an "insurgent outlier in American politics" because of the...
  • Who's Afraid of George Soros?

    02/27/2004 9:10:41 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 22 replies · 170+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 7, 2004 | David Tell
    Campaign finance reform bites the hand that passed it. Advocacy Groups Permitted to Use Unlimited Funds . . . Ruling Favors Democrats--New York Times, lead story, February 19 FEC Moves to Regulate Groups Opposing Bush--Washington Post, same day (1) You know, I remember reading those stories. And I remember being totally confused by them. Should I be embarrassed? No: We're talking about federal election law, here. Almost nobody understands this stuff. And besides, the coverage itself was confused. Even people who do understand federal election law couldn't make heads or tails of it. According to the Times, the Federal Election...
  • Hillary on the Clinton military

    02/27/2004 9:03:34 PM PST · by Pipeline · 8 replies · 113+ views
    Brookings Institution
    During the 2000 campaign, I recall Vice President Cheney saying that there is almost nothing you can do to improve the quality of a force created by your predecessors. And then after the Gulf War, he wrote a letter to former President Reagan thanking him for building the military that fought so capably. Well, I don't know, but I don't think any letters have yet arrived on the desks of anyone associated with the Clinton Administration.
  • Hillary, Brookings speech

    02/27/2004 8:55:03 PM PST · by Pipeline · 8 replies · 166+ views
    Brookings Institution
    Original point: The answer to this question is critical to understanding whether the Administration's foreign policy is undergoing a shift, brought on by our experience in Iraq that views our allies and the international community as partners in the War on Terror. For a failure to learn the lessons from our policy failure in Iraq will be disastrous in the War on Terror. So, this morning, I'd like to talk about the dangers of pursuing a policy of unilateralism and the need for allies in every aspect of our security. Critical to fighting this new 21st century war is a...
  • Moving West is no longer the norm

    08/06/2003 2:16:45 PM PDT · by OESY · 9 replies · 845+ views
    Yahoo ^ | August 6, 2003 | Haya El Nasser, USA TODAY
    Moving West is no longer the norm Wed Aug 6, 6:09 AM ET By Haya El Nasser, USA TODAY The exodus of millions of people from California and New York in the late 1990s may signal the end of the nation's traditional settlement patterns from East to West. A series of reports released by the Census Bureau today shows that most of the people who moved out of New York are going to suburbs in New Jersey and Connecticut or to retirement havens and fast-growing job centers in the Southeast. Most of the people leaving California are going to other...
  • D.C. Chapter to FReep Al Gore's Economic Speech 10/02/02

    10/01/2002 7:01:36 PM PDT · by kristinn · 47 replies · 270+ views
    D.C. Chapter, The Brookings Institution ^ | Tuesday, October 1, 2002 | Kristinn
    The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic invites all FReepers and lurkers in good standing to join us Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. until at least 10 a.m. as we freep the former Vice Perpetraitor Al Gore. Here is the announcement from his host, the Brookings Institution:A Brookings Newsmaker Forum Al Gore to Deliver Economic Policy Speech at Brookings Wednesday, October 02, 2002 10a.m - 11 a.m. Falk Auditorium The Brookings Institution 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 Washington, D.C.Former Vice President Al Gore will deliver a speech on economic policy issues at the Brookings Institution five weeks before the...