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  • Obama administration reportedly allowed NSA to gather Americans' Internet data until 2011

    The Obama administration allowed the National Security Agency to gather Americans’ Internet information, including emails, until 2011 under a secret program launched by President George W. Bush, according to newly leaked documents. The data collection was first reported by the Guardian newspaper. An official confirmed its existence to the Associated Press. The NSA ended the program that collected email logs and timing, but not content, in 2011 because it did not do what was needed to stop terrorist attacks, according to the NSA's director. Gen. Keith Alexander, who also heads the U.S. Cyber Command, said all data was purged at...
  • Jeb Bush to give award to Hillary Clinton

    06/27/2013 1:13:51 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27, 2013 | Emily Goodin
    Jeb Bush will present Hillary Clinton with the 2013 Liberty Medal this fall in Philadelphia. It could be an awkward encounter for the two, both of whom are mentioned as 2016 presidential nominees for their respective parties. Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida, is chairman of the National Constitution Center, which is giving Clinton the award in honor of her career in public service and her advocacy efforts on behalf of women. The former secretary of State is considered the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in the next presidential election, but has made no political moves since leaving the...
  • Bush advisor: Hastings crash ‘consistent with a car cyberattack’

    06/26/2013 5:56:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    RT ^ | June 25, 2013
    A former cybersecurity advisor to President George W. Bush says a sophisticated computer hack could have been the cause of the automobile accident that claimed the life of journalist Michael Hastings last week in Los Angeles. Richard Clarke, a State Department official-turned-special advisor to several United States presidents, said the early morning auto crash last Tuesday was "consistent with a car cyberattack,” raising new questions about the death of the award-winning journalist. Hastings died last week when his 2013 Mercedes C250 coupe collided with a tree in Los Angeles, California on the morning of June 18. He was reportedly traveling...
  • Jeb Bush: Obama ‘Utter and Complete Failure’

    06/26/2013 10:52:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose ^ | 6/26/13 | Bill Hoffmann
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, sounding more and more like a presidential candidate in 2016, tore into President Barack Obama, calling his administration “an utter and complete failure.” Bush was the keynote speaker Tuesday night at the Conservative Party of New York State’s 51st Annual Dinner in New York City, where he received the Charles M. Edison Memorial Award, named after inventor Thomas Edison’s son, a former New Jersey governor and secretary of the Navy. Also receiving the Charles M. Edison Award Tuesday night was Christopher Ruddy, the founder and CEO of Newsmax Media Inc. Ruddy called the award “an...
  • Fox puts Palin back in the spotlight (Above average Leftist Maryland hogwash)

    06/26/2013 8:20:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Carroll County Times ^ | June 26, 2013 | Tom Zirpoli
    She’s back. That would be former Alaskan half-term governor and former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, of course. She is back on Fox News. Evidently the folks over at Fox didn’t think they were fair and balanced enough toward the Republican side of the aisle. Of course, not all Republicans are happy with Palin’s return. Gearing up for the 2014 congressional races and the 2016 presidential race, the last thing moderate Republicans want is to remind everyone why they didn’t vote for the Republican ticket in 2008. With the exception of folks in red states or congressional districts, Palin doesn’t do...
  • Bono: George Bush, evangelicals saved 9 million AIDS victims

    06/24/2013 8:39:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Washington Examiner' Washington Secrets ^ | June 24, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    U2 frontman Bono, who moonlights as an activist for the poor and sick in Africa, is crediting evangelical Christians and former President George W. Bush for saving 9 million from the ravages of AIDS, a campaign the musician said is blessed by God. "This should be shouted from the rooftops. This is a heroic American story," Bono said in a remarkable radio interview with Jim Daly, the president of Focus on the Family, to be broadcast by the group Tuesday. Talking freely about God, his marriage, and his relationship with Jesus in the interview provided in advance to Secrets, Bono...
  • Has Jeb's Time Come? Genes, family history & shifting demographics explain why Bush may run in 2016

    06/21/2013 2:19:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | The July 1, 2013 Issue | Jon Meacham
    It's one of the more interesting what-ifs of the past few decades. What would have happened if both George W. and Jeb Bush had won their gubernatorial bids in 1994? Which brother would have run for President in 2000 against Al Gore? Late in George W. Bush's second presidential term, I asked his father this question. The senior Bush shrugged, waving off the hypothetical. "Who knows?" he replied. "Didn't happen." Then, after the briefest of pauses, the 41st President added, "If Jeb wants his shot, he should have it. He's done the work, been a governor--a very fine governor, I...
  • Kerry Doesn’t Thank Bush at PEPFAR Celebration

    06/18/2013 12:35:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Wash. Free Beacon ^ | 6/18/13 | staff
    On Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at PEPFAR’s 10th anniversary celebration. During his opening remarks, Kerry thanked both Democrats and Republicans for their involvement in the program and for their bipartisanship. However, Kerry forgot to thank a key proponent of PEPFAR, President George W. Bush. PEPFAR, which stands for the ‘President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief ‘ was established by Bush and committed over $15 billion dollars to fight the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. Additionally, PEPFAR’s website cites President Bush for originally introducing the legislation in 2003, which has been described as “the largest commitment in history by any...
  • Why Sarah Palin actually matters again: Gov. is the smiley face of white backlash (Joan Walsh alert)

    06/17/2013 3:22:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Salon ^ | June 17, 2013 | Joan Walsh
    Sarah Palin is back! Not only did she get another Fox News contract, she was the star of Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Conference this past weekend for her slashing attacks not only on President Obama and Democrats but on Republican sellouts (and 2016 hopefuls) like Jeb Bush. Watching Palin gleefully take on Bush, who made a dumb comment about needing immigration reform because immigrants are “more fertile” than native-born Americans, I realized that Palin’s star really is rising again, at a time of heightened racial insecurity on the white far-right. They need a hero, and here she is again....
  • Liberals upset plane carrying George W. Bush didn't crash, kill former president

    06/17/2013 9:42:54 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 84 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | june 17, 2013 | joe newby
    On Saturday, a plane carrying former President George W. Bush was diverted to Louisville, Ky., after the pilot smelled smoke, CNN reported. The aircraft landed safely and no one was hurt, but liberals were upset the plane did not crash and kill the former president, Twitchy reported Sunday. "What a shame George Bush's plane landed safely," one Twitter user said. "Dang bush plane made emergency landing. He has good pilots with his stanking a*s (sic)," added another Twitter user. "Too bad it didn't crash," said "Jay." Some readers at CNN also appeared upset that Bush survived the incident. "We need...
  • Jeb Bush: U.S. economy needs immigrants because they’re ‘more fertile’

    06/14/2013 9:19:10 PM PDT · by Windflier · 305 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 14, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) argued Wednesday that the United States should pass immigration reform because the U.S. economy needs the labor of young immigrants, and immigrants are “more fertile.” “Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans,” Bush said at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to the Majority conference. “Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population. Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity.” Bush said immigrants are an advantage that the United States has over China, Europe and Japan, which don’t have the same...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 June 2013

    06/16/2013 4:50:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 157 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 16 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 16th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Former Vice President Dick Cheney. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Lindsey Graham R-S.C.; Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va.; Michael Hayden, a former director of the CIA and the National Security Agency.FACE THE NATION (CBS): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.; former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rogers; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
  • Jailed Qwest CEO claimed that NSA retaliated because he wouldn’t participate in spy program

    06/16/2013 5:28:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 13, 2013 | Greg Campbell
    While National Security Agency’s harvesting of telephone data is often defended as a necessary component of post-9/11 national security, old court documents claim the spy agency was putting such a program into place months before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In court papers filed during his 2007 insider trading trial, former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio claimed that Denver-based Qwest was denied lucrative NSA contracts he believed to be worth $50-$100 million, after Nacchio refused to involve Qwest in a secret NSA program that he thought would be illegal. Subsequent reporting at the time revealed that it was a domestic...
  • Exclusive: Jeb Bush calls Hillary a "formidable force on the left"

    06/14/2013 5:32:53 PM PDT · by Makana · 41 replies
    The Brody File - CBC ^ | June 14, 2013 | David Brody
    In an exclusive sit-down interview with The Brody File, Jeb Bush says that, “Hillary Clinton is a formidable force on the left.” We sat down with Jeb Bush Friday morning at the Faith and Freedom Coalition event in DC. If Jeb Bush decides to run for president, he will most likely be considered the frontrunner for the GOP nomination. The full story on Jeb Bush runs Monday on The 700 Club.
  • Get Over It! Al Gore Was Never Going To Be President...And, Here's Why...

    06/13/2013 3:01:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Megan McCardle, writing in The Daily Beast, wrote today in an article entitled 'No, Democrats Did Not Just Want to "Count All the Votes" in the 2000 Election': 'Ironically, I suspect that if Gore had simply unilaterally requested a statewide manual recount, or the Florida Supreme Court had forced one upon him, the United States Supreme Court would have probably stayed out of it. But they didn’t, and as they say, the rest is history.' And, it still wouldn’t have made any difference. For all of the rending of garments by Al Gore and the rest of the Left and...
  • We've Been Played on Immigration

    06/13/2013 11:18:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 99 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 6-13-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We go to immigration. In a remarkable turn of events, all eight Gang of Eight members voted to table the Grassley amendment, to have control of the border for six months before the amnesty kicks in. And, by the way, don't call it amnesty. It isn't amnesty. That's the latest claim from the powers that be. The Grassley amendment to the Gang of Eight bill simply said we would gain control of the border for six months before any other aspect of the bill -- which is exactly what we were told was supported from the get-go....
  • George W. Bush back in favor? His ratings make a surprising jump

    06/13/2013 8:09:49 AM PDT · by max americana · 12 replies
    YAHOO/Christian Science Monitor ^ | JULY 13, 2013 | Chelsea B. Sheasley
    Former president George W. Bush’s popularity is ticking up. For the first time since 2005, Americans’ opinions of him are more positive than negative. A Gallup poll released Wednesday found 49 percent of Americans view him favorably and 46 percent unfavorably. Mr. Bush has chosen to remain largely out of the public eye since leaving the White House. He told CNN last year that “Eight years was awesome, and I was famous and I was powerful but I have no desire for fame and power any more.” When Bush left office in January 2009, he had a 40 percent favorable...
  • Bush's Ari Fleischer ‘Proud’ to Defend Obama on Internet Surveillance

    06/12/2013 6:40:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 11, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    Former Bush White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer said he was “proud” to defend President Barack Obama in his massive surveillance of the Internet, likening it to making people walk through metal detectors at airports. “The fundamental notion of is it good for this country if the United States government is collecting massive information in an attempt to find small numbers of individual people who could do us harm?” Fleisher told CNN’s Anderson Cooper Friday, where he debated Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “It reminds me, Anderson of other things we’ve accepted in life, such as...
  • Joe Biden: Let’s face it, Al Gore was elected president of the United States

    06/12/2013 11:59:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 12, 2013 | Allahpundit
    No, he wasn’t, as the New York Times eventually made clear. But the point of a political fundraiser is to tell the audience what it wants to hear in exchange for cash, so here’s Biden earning some money for Ed Markey in Boston last night: “This man was elected president of the United States of America,” Biden said according to the pool report. “No, no, no. He was elected president of the United States of America. But for the good of the nation, when the bad decision in my view was made, he did the right thing for the nation.”...
  • Hoyer: No Comparison Between Obama, Bush On Secret NSA Surveillance

    06/12/2013 5:23:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 12, 2013 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Tuesday defended the Obama administration's domestic spying programs, arguing that, unlike the secret surveillance under President George W. Bush, the current programs appear legal.