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  • Navy kicks out Biden’s son after failing coke test

    10/17/2014 7:51:05 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 10/16/14 | Joe Tacopino
    Joe Biden’s son was booted from the military after failing a drug test, it was revealed Thursday. Hunter Biden, the youngest son of the vice president, was discharged from the Navy Reserve in February after he tested positive for cocaine, the Navy said. Hunter, a former lobbyist who works at an investment firm, had been commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserve, The Wall Street Journal said.
  • Frieden: More Protective Gear for Health Care Workers 'Not Always Better'

    10/15/2014 10:12:22 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 64 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/15/14 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "We're always looking at ways that we can better protect Americans," CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden told Fox News's Megyn Kelly on Tuesday. But that does not include banning travel to and from West Africa, where Ebola is epidemic, he said. Nor does it include more layers of protective clothing for health care workers. "You would go into a highly infectious patient's room without covering your head, with only wearing one pair of gloves and with your feet exposed, you would do that?" Kelly asked Frieden.
  • President Obama To Hold Ebola Meeting With Cabinet; Cancels Trip To New Jersey, Connecticut

    10/15/2014 9:29:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 112 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 10/15/14 | cbs new york/ap
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – President Barack Obama has canceled a trip to New Jersey and Connecticut and will instead hold a meeting about Ebola at the White House. “The president’s travel today to New Jersey and Connecticut has been postponed,” the president’s Press Secretary said in a statement. “Late this afternoon, the president will convene a meeting at the White House of cabinet agencies coordinating the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak.”
  • At least 30 dead as bombs grip Baghdad, ISIS militants take Iraq army camp

    10/13/2014 1:38:54 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10/13/14 | ap/Greg Palkot
    BAGHDAD – Militants with the Islamic State group on Monday claimed control of a key military training camp in Anbar province -- which Iraqi officials called a "tactical retreat" -- as a spate of deadly bombings shook Baghdad, hitting mostly Shiite neighborhoods and leaving at least 30 dead. Meanwhile, a source tells Fox News that ISIS fighters hold nearly 50 percent of the Syria border town of Kobani, which has been the focus of fierce fighting between ISIS and Kurdish forces, backed up by US-led coalition airstrikes. The fall of Kobani would be a major victory for the Islamic State,...
  • Obama: You Can't Get Ebola 'Sitting Next to Someone on a Bus;' CDC: 'Avoid Public Transportation'

    10/10/2014 9:34:13 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 49 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/9/14 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) - Speaking in a video message to residents of West African countries currently experiencing outbreaks of Ebola, President Barack Obama dispensed advice on how residents can avoid the disease, including:"You cannot get it through casual contact like sitting next to someone on a bus." At the same time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising Americans who travel to the Ebola-stricken nations to "avoid public transportation."
  • Turkish lawmakers OK military action against ISIS

    10/02/2014 10:49:08 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 10/2/14 | Laura Smith-Spark, Chelsea J. Carter and Gul Tuysuz,
    Gaziantep, Turkey (CNN) -- [Breaking news update, published at 1:14 p.m. ET] The Turkish parliament on Thursday voted 298-98 to authorize military force against ISIS fighters in Syria and Iraq. [Original story, published at 9:50 a.m. ET] Could an ancient tomb's future decide whether Turkey will fight ISIS? (CNN) -- Is a possible threat to an ancient tomb at the heart of Turkey's debate on whether to step up its role in the fight against ISIS? The Turkish Parliament is debating and will vote later Thursday on whether to authorize the use of military force against ISIS fighters in Syria...
  • White House will now lock the front door

    09/22/2014 4:13:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/22/14 | Brian Hughes |
    The White House on Monday said it would do what most homeowners practice to secure their property: Lock the front door. “After Friday night’s incident, when the door is not in use, it will be secured,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest, clarifying that officials would, in fact, lock the door.
  • Prosecutor: more than 800 rounds of ammunition found in car of alleged White House intruder

    09/22/2014 12:11:25 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 67 replies
    ap.org ^ | 9/22/14 | ap
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  • White House reportedly assures Hill lawmakers about executive action this year on immigration reform

    09/14/2014 11:50:17 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 9/14/14 | foxnews.com
    The White House this week assured anxious Hispanic lawmakers on Capitol Hill that President Obama will use executive action before the holiday season closes to reform U.S. immigration law, after breaking his pledge to make changes by the end of summer. The message was delivered in a meeting Thursday with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and other administration officials, including domestic policy adviser Cecilia Munoz, a key player for Obama on the issue, according to Politico.
  • Obama Meets With Hezbollah-Supporting Cleric on 9/11

    09/12/2014 10:40:15 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 9/11/14 | Alana Goodman
    President Barack Obama and White House national security adviser Susan Rice met with a delegation of Christian Middle Eastern leaders in Washington, D.C., on Thursday that included at least one Hezbollah-supporting Lebanese cleric. The meeting came one day after Sen. Ted Cruz was booed off the stage for defending Israel while giving a keynote address at a conference for the same delegation of Christian leaders. The In Defense of Christians summit, which was aimed at raising awareness of persecution against Arab Christiansa, featured speeches by several Hezbollah supporters and some of Bashar al-Assad’s most vocal Christian allies. One of the...
  • Entire Leadership of ISIS Opposition Wiped Out by 'Unexplained' Explosion

    09/12/2014 10:32:21 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 118 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/11/14 | Oliver Lane
    Nearly fifty senior commanders of a major coalition of Islamic 'moderates' opposed to ISIS in Syria have been killed by an explosion at their secret command bunker as they met to discuss strategy against the the Islamic State. The blast in the Northwest region of Idlib, Syria on Tuesday killed senior members of rebel group the Ahrar-al-Sham brigade (AaS), including leader Hassan Abboud and 45 others including senior members from other rebel alliance groups, reports The Times. The Idlib region stands in AaS territory, but it is close to the front-line with ISIS in neighbouring Aleppo.
  • Mystery of the missing tanker: Ship carrying $100million in Kurdish oil vanishes from radar screens

    08/29/2014 9:36:25 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/29/14 | Jack Crone for MailOnline and Louise Boyle and Reuters
    full title....Mystery of the missing tanker: Ship carrying $100million in Kurdish oil vanishes from radar screens 60 miles off the coast of Texas A tanker loaded with $100 million of crude oil that has been at the center of a dispute over Iraq's oil billions vanished off the coast of Texas on Thursday. The Kurdish tanker disappeared from Coast Guard radar screens following a month of legal wrangling over whether it can offload its cargo in the U.S. As the disintegration of Iraq amid mounting violence continues, the semi-autonomous regime in Kurdistan – in the north of Iraq – is...
  • Obama reportedly plotting end-run around Congress on global climate change deal

    08/27/2014 7:42:05 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/27/14 | foxnews.com
    President Obama reportedly plans to do an end-run around Congress to forge an international climate change deal, effectively bypassing the Constitution's requirement to get the Senate's approval for a treaty. The New York Times reported that the agreement is slated to be signed at a United Nations meeting next year in Paris. However, because the U.S. Senate is unlikely to ratify any international climate treaty, Obama’s negotiators reportedly are working toward an alternative agreement – a “politically binding” deal that would serve in lieu of a bona-fide treaty.
  • President Obama is scheduled to make a statement on the ISIS beheading of journalist James Foley

    08/20/2014 9:22:47 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 110 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 8/20/14 | cnn.com
    full title...President Obama is scheduled to make a statement on the ISIS beheading of journalist James Foley at 12:45 p.m ET. banner only
  • Texas Gov. Perry to turn himself in Tuesday, on heels of indictment

    08/19/2014 10:46:00 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 95 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/19/14 | Casey Stegall
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to turn himself into authorities Tuesday afternoon at a local Texas jail on the heels of his indictment for alleged abuse of power, a member of the governor's legal team told Fox News. The governor is expected to be processed quickly and to leave. He is not subject to an arrest warrant.
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA TO ADDRESS DEVELOPMENTS IN IRAQ, FERGUSON AT 4 P.M. ET

    08/18/2014 12:35:21 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 256 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/18/14 | Foxnews.com
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  • White House “Did Not Know” National Guard Was Being Deployed In Ferguson

    08/18/2014 9:11:38 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 8/18/14 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    WASHINGTON — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called the National Guard to Ferguson late Sunday without letting the White House know first. “Folks didn’t know,” an administration official told BuzzFeed Monday. “The White House did not know they were sending it in.” Nixon gave “no heads up,” the official said.
  • Autopsy results enough to charge officer, Brown family attorney says

    08/18/2014 9:00:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 177 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 8/18/14 | Steve Kastenbaum and Holly Yan,
    Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- An independent autopsy into the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, provides "ample" evidence to support the arrest of the police officer who shot him, family attorney Daryl Parks said Monday at a news conference. Parks was particularly concerned about gunshots that medical examiners hired by the family indicate came from behind and above. "Why would he be shot in the very top of his head, a 6-foot-4 man?" Parks asked. "Makes no sense." The autopsy could support witnesses' suggestions that Brown was holding his hands up in the air, said Shawn Purcell, who assisted...
  • Death of James Brady, Reagan press secretary, ruled a homicide

    08/08/2014 5:09:09 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 57 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/8/14 | ap
    A medical examiner has ruled the recent death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who was wounded in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, a homicide, raising the possibility John Hinckley Jr. could be charged with murder. Members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch, the United States Attorney’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are reviewing the case, according to a police press release issued Friday.
  • Obama says after 9-11, US 'tortured some folks'

    08/01/2014 12:47:26 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 8/1/14 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the United States did things that were wrong and crossed the line. He says, quote, "we tortured some folks." Obama is commenting on a Senate investigation into the CIA's interrogation techniques.
  • White House blasts Hamas attack breaking cease-fire as ‘barbaric’

    08/01/2014 11:08:14 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/1/14 | Rebecca Shabad
    The White House on Friday blasted Hamas for violating a 72-hour cease-fire agreement, calling the abduction of an Israeli soldier “barbaric.” White House spokesman Josh Earnest acknowledged reports that Hamas had used the cease-fire as cover to carry out an attack on Israeli soldiers. “That would be a rather barbaric violation of the cease-fire agreement,” Earnest said on CNN’s “New Day.” “Hamas is entirely responsible for upholding their end of the bargain, and it’s apparent that they did not do that."
  • State Department approved 215 Bill Clinton speeches, controversial consulting deal, worth $48m; Hil

    07/30/2014 12:19:24 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    washintonexaminer.com ^ | 7/30/14 | Luke Rosiak and Micah Morrison
    Full title....State Department approved 215 Bill Clinton speeches, controversial consulting deal, worth $48m; Hillary Clinton's COS copied on all decisionsA joint investigation by the Washington Examiner and the nonprofit watchdog group Judicial Watch found that former President Clinton gave 215 speeches and earned $48 million while his wife presided over U.S. foreign policy, raising questions about whether the Clintons fulfilled ethics agreements related to the Clinton Foundation during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. According to documents obtained by Judicial Watch and released Wednesday in an ongoing Freedom of Information Act case, State Department officials charged with reviewing Bill...
  • Obama planning to give 'millions of illegal immigrants work permits and save them from deportation’

    07/29/2014 9:49:54 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/28/14 | ap
    Obama is expected to make a move before November's federal elections Among the proposals: giving work permits to parents of children legally residing in the U.S.
  • New House Whip vows to stay in Washington until Congress has immigration plan

    07/27/2014 9:52:18 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/27/14 | foxnews.com
    Rep. Steve Scalise, the incoming House Majority Whip, said Sunday he will stay in Washington until Congress agrees to an emergency spending plan for the border-immigration crisis, but declined to say whether he will cancel the lower chamber’s August recess. “I’m going to stay until it’s done,” said Scalise, R-La., the Tea Party-backed lawmaker who in June became the No. 3 Republican in the GOP-led House after Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his re-election bid.
  • New York Times story prompted Clinton to question CIA's info on bin Laden, according to newly rel

    07/18/2014 3:16:40 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 4 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/18/14 | foxnews.com
    When a New York Times article cast doubt on the accusation Usama bin Laden had a hand in the 1998 bombings of African embassies, President Clinton questioned his own CIA, according to a note he scrawled to his national security adviser The memo, part of a 1,000-page release of documents Friday afternoon by the National Archives, was written after the president apparently read an article in the self-professed "paper of record" casting doubt on the U.S. Justice Department's case that the Al Qaeda mastermind was involved in the Aug. 7, 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Some...
  • The Lewinsky affair may have been 'the best thing to ever happen to' Hillary's career, claims new

    07/15/2014 10:55:16 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/15/14 | Francesca Chambers
    full title..The Lewinsky affair may have been 'the best thing to ever happen to' Hillary's career, claims new bookPortions of the book, Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine, by Daniel Halper, have been leaked online In one section a former aide to the Clintons claims Hillary played up Bill's affair with Monica Lewinsky to gain the sympathy of voters In another a source is quoted as saying that Bill and Hillary paid for Chelsea's $10.5 million apartment in Manhattan
  • NYC creates ID card so 500K illegal immigrants can get services

    07/14/2014 11:15:20 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 7/11/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a measure that creates a municipal identification card that can now be used by illegal immigrants to access government services, rent an apartment and open a bank account. “Today we’re living up to our highest ideals, and today we’re saying that no one should be left out,” said City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, calling the signing of the bill into law an “historic” moment, the New York Daily News reported. Ms. Mark-Viverito, along with fellow council members Carlos Menchaca and Daniel Dromm — all Democrats — said the new ID...
  • Defense ministry OK's deal for planes sale to US

    07/14/2014 10:37:00 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 7/14/14 | ap
    <p>PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Defense Ministry has signed a deal to deliver 14 military airplanes to the United States in an $11 million deal.</p>
  • ‘I,’ ‘Me,’ ‘My’—Obama Uses First Person Singular 199 Times in Speech Vowing Unilateral Action

    07/12/2014 11:22:21 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/11/14 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Not counting instances when he quoted a letter from a citizen or cited dialogue from a movie, President Barack Obama used the first person singular--including the pronouns "I" and "me" and the adjective "my"--199 times in a speech he delivered Thursday vowing to use unilateral executive action to achieve his policy goals that Congress would not enact through the normal, constitutional legislative process. “It is lonely, me just doing stuff,” Obama said at the speech in Austin, Texas, according to the official transcript and video posted on the White House website. “I’m just telling the truth now,” Obama told the...
  • National Border Patrol Council: 'We Stand Behind' Report of TSA Letting Illegal Immigrants on Plane

    07/12/2014 9:13:06 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/11/14 | Breitbart News
    full title National Border Patrol Council: 'We Stand Behind' Report of TSA Letting Illegal Immigrants on Plane Without IDThe National Border Patrol Council released a statement asserting that it stands behind reports that illegal aliens were allowed to board commercial flights by presenting their Notice to Appear documents as personal identification to the TSA: The National Border Patrol Council was recently notified that as recently as July 9, 2014, illegal aliens, who had been processed by Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector, were released with an I-862, Notice to Appear, and used that document as identification to board commercial...
  • Obama nominated for an Emmy -- yes, really

    07/10/2014 2:09:13 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/10/14 | foxnews.com
    President Obama and HealthCare.gov are in the running for an Emmy this awards season. Obama’s satirical interview with comedian Zach Galifianakis on the web series “Between Two Ferns” was nominated Thursday for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment category.
  • White House Not Sure If Obama Is Aware of Own Tweets

    07/07/2014 11:09:25 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 7/7/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest admitted Monday that he’s not sure if President Obama reads his own tweets. SNIP Jonathan Karl asked Earnest whether the president is aware of OFA’s other tweets in his name: “Does he even read the others, does know they’re going out? Are they reviewed by senior people at the White House or is that just simply OFA doing something on his behalf?”
  • Sudanese Christian mom reportedly taking refuge at US embassy

    06/27/2014 6:41:07 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/27/14 | foxnews.com
    The Sudanese Christian woman who was detained by police a day after her death sentence was lifted is reportedly now taking refuge in the U.S. embassy in Khartoum after receiving death threats from inside the Islamic nation.
  • Koskinen to Issa: 'I Never Said I Would Provide You Emails We Didn't Have'

    06/24/2014 11:13:24 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 6/24/14 | Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com) - "I said I would provide all the emails. We are providing all the emails. The fact that three years ago, some of them -- not all of them, but some of them -- were not available, I never said I would provide you emails we didn't have," IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told a Monday evening hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Frustrated Republicans and apologetic Democrats questioned Koskinen about Lois Lerner's vanished emails for several hours, beginning with Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who asked Koskinen if he knew those critical emails were missing when...
  • Chelsea Clinton tried to care about money but couldn't

    06/23/2014 8:30:18 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 89 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 6/23/14 | Leslie Larson
    The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and ex-secretary of state Hillary Clinton explained in a new interview why she left lucrative professions and opted for working with her family’s philanthropic foundation. ‘I was curious if I could care about (money) on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t,’ she said.
  • Supreme Court limits EPA global warming rules

    06/23/2014 7:30:16 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/23/14 | ap
    The Supreme Court has placed limits on the sole Obama administration program already in place to deal with power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. ~~SNIP~~ The decision does not affect EPA proposals for first-time national standards for new and existing power plants.
  • No 'betrayal of US' argument for Boston Marathon bombing suspect

    06/19/2014 7:43:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/18/14 | ap
    A federal judge ruled Wednesday that "betrayal of the United States" may not be among the factors prosecutors cite when arguing that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should get the death penalty if he is convicted at trial. U.S. District Court Judge George O'Toole said it was "highly inappropriate" for prosecutors to draw a distinction between a "naturalized" and "natural-born" U.S. citizen.
  • Trademark board rules against Washington Redskins name

    06/18/2014 8:16:42 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 85 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/18/14 | ap
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled. The 2-1 ruling comes after a campaign to change the name has gained momentum over the past year. The team doesn't immediately lose trademark protection and is allowed to retain it during an appeal.
  • Hillary Clinton: The Bible Is My 'Biggest Influence'

    06/16/2014 12:19:29 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 95 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/16/14 | Charlie Spiering
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced during a New York Times interview that the Holy Bible is the book that made her who she is today. “If you had to name one book that made you who you are today, what would it be?” asked The New York Times, in a book review questionnaire. “At the risk of appearing predictable, the Bible was and remains the biggest influence on my thinking,” Clinton said. “I was raised reading it, memorizing passages from it and being guided by it.”
  • Padres legend Tony Gwynn dies at 54

    06/16/2014 8:36:57 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    cbs8.com ^ | 6/16/14 | cbs8.com
    SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The San Diego Padres confirm this morning that baseball legend Tony Gwynn has died. The 54-year-old has been battling oral cancer for four years and has been plagued with additional health issues over the past several months.
  • Pentagon: Iraqi rebels may have captured US military equipment

    06/12/2014 4:24:59 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 78 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/12/14 | Kristina Wong
    The Pentagon Thursday said Islamic militants in Iraq might have captured U.S. equipment and vehicles as an al-Qaeda linked group advanced toward Baghdad. Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has seized control of two major cities, have been posting pictures on Twitter, claiming to have taken equipment given or sold by the U.S. to the Iraqi army. ADVERTISEMENT A defense official said claims the group had captured a U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter were wrong, but that Humvees and armored vehicles might have fallen into the militants' hands. "I don't have any indication that the reports...
  • Chaos erupts at Cantor election night headquarters after his departure

    06/10/2014 7:37:03 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6/10/14 | Laura Vozzella,
    Then it got really rambunctious. In the room of downcast Cantor allies, a new energy suddenly erupted — but not the kind they wanted election night. A group of immigration activists stormed the ballroom, screaming and waving a flag. “What do we want? Immigration reform! When do we want it? Now!” A few Cantor supporters tried to block the protestors’ entrance into the ballroom, and pushing and shoving ensued. And before they reached the microphone, one Cantor supporter threw his glass of wine onto a female protestor. She swore at him in return.
  • Bergdahl blame shifting to Hagel?

    06/10/2014 7:25:10 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/10/14 | Justin Sink
    House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said the Obama administration could be pushing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel as the "fall guy" for the controversial prisoner swap that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after five years in Taliban captivity. Administration briefers told his committee that Hagel was ultimately the one who decided to execute the swap, McKeon told Fox News on Tuesday. "It sounded like it was a presidential program all the way, [but] now that there's been a little pushback yesterday in our briefing, the briefers from the various departments were asked who made the final decision, and...
  • ‘We came out of the White House dead broke and in debt’: Hillary Clinton defends her $200,000

    06/09/2014 8:35:16 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 52 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6/9/14 | Francesca Chambers
    full title...‘We came out of the White House dead broke and in debt’: Hillary Clinton defends her $200,000 speaking fees to pay for their houses and Chelsea’s educationFormer First Lady Hillary Clinton isn't ashamed of the massive amount of money she and husband Bill Clinton have earned over the last decade through high-paying speaking gigs. Hitting the speaking circuit was a necessity in order to maintain their lifestyle after Bill's term as the 42nd President of the United States ended, Clinton told ABC's Diane Sawyer in a sit-down interview ahead of the release of her book Hard Choices.
  • Report claims FBI was investigating Josh Powell for child pornography in 2010

    06/08/2014 11:48:15 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 3 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/8/14 | foxnews/ap
    The FBI was investigating Josh Powell for child pornography at least 17 months before he killed himself and his children, according to a published report based on FBI documents. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that the bureau was investigating Powell for possession of child pornography as well as for the death of his wife, Susan, who disappeared in 2009 and has never been found. Anne Bremner, an attorney for Susan Powell's parents, said the family was never told the FBI was investigating Josh Powell for child pornography.
  • Obama’s death penalty review risks backlash from the states

    06/08/2014 8:57:26 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/8/14 | Benjamin Goad
    The generations-old debate over capital punishment has shifted to Washington, where President Obama’s Justice Department has launched a national review of the death penalty. ADVERTISEMENT Attorney Gen. Eric Holder’s inquiry, initiated last month following a mishandled execution in Oklahoma, is still in its early stages. The effort includes a look at state death penalty protocols, though its scope and ultimate implications are not yet clear. But by ordering up the review, Obama is raising questions about what role, if any, the federal government should have on an issue that is traditionally the province of the states. Some congressional Republicans are...
  • White House: ‘No evidence’ Bergdahl fraternized with Taliban

    06/06/2014 8:06:05 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/5/14 | Justin Sink
    A senior White House aide said Thursday he had seen “no evidence” to confirm a report that rescued Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl converted to Islam, fraternized with the Taliban, and declared jihad during nearly five years of captivity. “We have seen no evidence of that,” deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken told CNN when asked about a Fox News report about Bergdahl’s conduct while imprisoned by the Taliban.
  • Administration bypassed intel community to pursue Bergdahl trade, shelved ransom plan

    06/04/2014 12:00:48 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/4/14 | Catherine Herridge
    The Obama administration largely bypassed the intelligence community to green-light the risky swap of five Taliban leaders for American Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, officials tell Fox News, as new details emerge about concerns with the deal at the highest levels of President Obama's team.
  • Obama Compares His Actions to Washington, Lincoln, FDR

    06/03/2014 7:47:51 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 6/3/14 | Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com) - "This is what happens at the end of wars," President Barack Obama said Tuesday when he was asked about swapping American Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban terrorists. "That was true for George Washington, that was true for Abraham Lincoln, that was true for FDR. That's been true of every combat situation, that at some point, you make sure that you try to get your folks back. And that's the right thing to do." Speaking in Poland, Obama said it doesn't matter how Bergdahl ended up with the Taliban:
  • Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played badminton with captors

    06/02/2014 7:22:36 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 6/1/14 | Hasbanullah Khan/ afp
    Miranshah (Pakistan) (AFP) - Freed US soldier Bowe Bergdahl developed a love for Afghan green tea, taught his captors badminton, and even celebrated Christmas and Easter with the hardline Islamists, a Pakistani militant commander told AFP Sunday.