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  • Turkish F-16s shoot down Russian fighter jet near Syria border

    11/24/2015 8:05:34 AM PST · by ColdOne · 58 replies ^ | 11/24/15 | Jennifer Griffin/ap
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Turkey’s decision to shoot down a Russian warplane near Turkey's border with Syria is a "stab in the back" and it would have “significant consequences” for its relations with Turkey, as NATO called an emergency meeting over the incident. Putin said the Russian Sukhoi-24 jet was shot by a missile from a Turkish jet over Syria about just over a half-mile away from the Turkish border, which he described as a "stab in the back by the terrorists' accomplices." Putin was meeting with Jordanian King
  • Black Lives Matter asks state Dems for 'reparations'

    10/06/2015 1:19:36 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies ^ | 10/3/15 | Jason Russell
    Several black leaders addressed Democratic state legislators Friday at the State Innovation Exchange in Washington, D.C. "Thinking about decriminalization with reparations," Marbre Shahly-Butts, deputy director of racial justice at the Center for Popular Democracy, said. "The idea is we that have extracted literally millions of dollars from communities, we have destroyed families. Mass incarceration has led to the destruction of communities across the country. We can track which communities, like we have that data. And so if we're going to be decriminalizing things like marijuana, all of the profit from that should go back to the folks we've extracted it...
  • Biden to announce 2016 decision within days: report

    10/04/2015 10:01:36 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 37 replies ^ | 10/3/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce whether he will run for president in the next seven to 10 days, according to CBS News. Two of the three sources CBS News cited said the vice president is leaning toward running. ADVERTISEMENT Several Democratic donors who have met with Biden also told CBS News they came away with the impression that he would run. The sources say Biden will sit out the first Democratic primary debate Oct. 13 even if he announces his candidacy before then. A spokesperson for the vice president did not comment to CBS News on the...
  • Kerry rebuffs Russian demand, says US airstrikes in Syria will continue

    09/30/2015 12:04:57 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 47 replies ^ | 9/30/15 | Jennifer Griffin/Lucas Tomlinson/ap
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday rebuffed Russia's demand that U.S. warplanes leave Syrian airspace to make way for their own airstrikes, saying coalition forces are not going anywhere. "These strikes will continue," Kerry said. Kerry spoke at a United Nations Security Council meeting chaired by his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, with whom he reportedly spoke before the meeting. The meeting followed a dramatic escalation in the Syrian conflict, as Russia began bombarding opposition targets inside the country. Speaking in New York, Kerry said he was prepared to welcome Russia's actions if they are directed only at the Islamic...
  • Obama scolds Iran at the UN: Chanting death to America doesnt create jobs, you know

    09/28/2015 12:17:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 16 replies ^ | 9/28/15 | by Allahpundit
    Says Iowahawk, To be fair, it did create jobs for Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright. Via the Free Beacon, heres the professor-in-chief doing what he loves to do, lecturing other regimes that he understands their national priorities better than they do. In a way, this reminds me of his infamous bitter-clingers comment during the 2008 campaign: In both cases, he resorted to economics to try to understand cultures that were antagonistic to him (albeit in very different ways). Theres a hint here that death to America is less a sincerely held worldivew among Irans rulers than a convenient scapegoat used...
  • John Boehners departure creates uncertainty for President Obama

    09/25/2015 11:39:11 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies ^ | 9/25/15 | Dave Boyer
    The resignation of Speaker John A. Boehner is sure to complicate life for President Obama, who was able to work with the Ohio Republican on occasion despite a contentious partisan relationship. On major issues such as immigration reform, Mr. Obama has said publicly that the speaker is more moderate than the tea-party faction of House Republicans whom the White House blames for blocking most legislation. The president also has complained that Mr. Boehner is unable to deliver enough votes in various negotiations with the White House, and the departure of Mr. Boehner opens up the possibility that the new speaker...
  • Pope radically simplifies Catholic marriage annulment procedures

    09/08/2015 1:08:59 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    reuters ^ | 9/8/15 | Philip Pullella
    Pope Francis on Tuesday made it simpler and swifter for Catholics to secure a marriage annulment, the most radical such reform for 250 years, and told bishops to be more welcoming to divorced couples. Under the old norms, it often took years to win an annulment, with hefty legal fees attached. Francis said the procedure should be free and the new rules mean that a marriage might be declared null and void in just 45 days in some cases. The announcement came the week after Francis signaled a more merciful approach to women who had obtained abortions and was another...
  • Former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl hit with charge that has rarely been used since WWII and could

    09/07/2015 2:10:59 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 43 replies ^ | 9/7/15 | DM/Ap
    full title...Former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl hit with charge that has rarely been used since WWII and could mean life behind barsMilitary prosecutors have reached into a section of military law seldom used since World War II in the politically fraught case against Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier held prisoner for years by the Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan. Earlier this year Bergdahl was charged with desertion after the deal brokered by the United States to bring him home. And now he has also been charged with misbehavior before the enemy, a much rarer offense that carries...
  • Kerry Promises Israel, Saudis Money In Wake of Iran Nuclear Deal

    09/02/2015 1:12:54 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies ^ | 9/2/15 | Adam Kredo
    Kerry admits that, despite the deal, Iran will continue to back terrorist groups across the globe and promises to boost military support and funding to Israel and Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia, according to a copy of the letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The letter comes in response to concerns among lawmakers, Israel, and other Gulf region allies that the nuclear accord will boost the Islamic Republics support for terrorism, while leaving traditional U.S. allies on the defense. Important questions have been raised concerning the need to increase security assistance to our allies and partners in the...
  • Longtime Clinton adviser Blumenthal slammed Boehner as 'alcoholic' and 'lazy' in email

    09/01/2015 9:36:24 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 35 replies ^ | 9/1/15 |
    A longtime confidante of Hillary Clinton dismissed House Speaker John Boehner as "louche, alcoholic, and lazy" in an email to Clinton's personal account that was released by the State Department late Monday. The email sent by Sidney Blumenthal on Election Day 2010 was one of many missives sent from Blumenthal to Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state that touched on domestic politics and foreign policy. Blumenthal's email, with the subject line "election day memo on post-midterms," was sent on the afternoon of Nov. 2, 2010, the day the GOP took control of the House of Representatives in the...
  • Donald Trump on Megyn Kelly: 'She should really be apologizing to me'

    08/10/2015 11:34:30 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 58 replies ^ | 8/10/15 | Tom LoBianco,
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump said Monday that Fox News anchor and debate moderator Megyn Kelly should be the one apologizing to him, and not the other way around. "She should really be apologizing to me, to tell the truth," Trump told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
  • As Kerry Recalled His War Experience at End of Iran Talks, Everyone Had Tears in Their Eyes

    07/16/2015 7:42:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 53 replies ^ | 7/15/16 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( In the closing minutes of the Iran nuclear negotiations in Vienna this week, Secretary of State John Kerry made a comment about having gone to war as a young man and not wanting to do so again, leaving everyone in the room, including the Iranians, with tears in their eyes. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator in the talks, recounted the moment while addressing the annual Generation Prague Conference at the State Department on Wednesday. Sherman said that in the final plenary session, with the media out of the room, each of...
  • Obama faces tough sales job in Congress as critics blast capitulation to Iran

    07/14/2015 9:20:50 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies ^ | 7/14/15 | Chad Pergram and Jonathan Wachtel
    Now, it's Congress' turn. The announcement Tuesday of a landmark nuclear deal with Iran shifts the debate from the negotiating table in Vienna to the floors of Capitol Hill, where a rebellion already is brewing over elements of the deal that critics call a "historic capitulation." President Obama, speaking early Tuesday morning from the White House, touted the agreement as a breakthrough that has "stopped the spread of nuclear weapons" in the region. The deal would curb Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for significant sanctions relief. But Congress, under legislation approved earlier this year, has a say and will be...
  • Houthi rebels in Yemen are holding multiple Americans prisoner

    05/30/2015 9:19:13 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/29/15 | Greg Miller and Adam Goldman
    The rebel group that has seized power in Yemen has taken at least four U.S. citizens prisoner, according to U.S. officials who said that efforts to secure the Americans release have faltered. One of the prisoners had been cleared for release in recent days only to have that decision reversed by members of the Houthi rebellion that toppled the U.S.-backed government earlier this year and now controls most levers of power in Yemen.
  • Taliban 5 could be free to travel in days, lawmakers raise alarm

    05/27/2015 2:17:28 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies ^ | 5/27/15 | Judson Berger, Catherine Herridge, ap
    The five Taliban leaders traded a year ago for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could be free to travel as early as Monday as the terms of their supervised release are set to expire, raising alarm on Capitol Hill about the possibility they could return to the battlefield. The five former Guantanamo detainees have been under close monitoring in Qatar and subject to a travel ban since their release last year. The agreement with Qatar is set to expire June 1.
  • NJ teacher who had students write 'get well' notes to cop killer fired

    05/14/2015 12:05:49 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies ^ | 5/14/15 | foxnews
    A New Jersey public school teacher who instructed her third-grade students to write get well letters to a convicted cop killer was fired at a raucous school board meeting that stretched into the wee hours of Wednesday morning, despite her pleas that theres a community behind me. Marylin Zuniga, a first-year teacher who drew widespread condemnation for assigning her young charges the task of writing to Mumia Abu-Jamal, was canned at the meeting of the Orange Board of Education, the Star-Ledger of Newark reported.
  • 4 Philadelphia Police Officers Injured In Olney

    05/12/2015 1:12:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies ^ | 5/12/15 | Ryan Dennis,
    We are following a developing story in Olney involving multiple Philadelphia Police officers. The scene began on the 700 block of Chew Street where a man driving a purple Chrysler hit a police officer just before 2:30pm Tuesday. FOX 29's Dave Schratwieser says the suspect led police on pursuit on Stenton and Ogontz and stopped on the 1900 block of Colonial Street where shots were fired by police. Sources confirm a suspect was shot in the chest. There is no word on his condition. Sources tell FOX 29 four officers are injured. At least three officers are being treated at...
  • Biden: 'Path has already been paved' to Iranian bomb

    05/01/2015 9:04:07 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies ^ | 5/1/15 | Charles Hoskinson
    Iran would have enough enriched uranium within three months to be able to make up to eight nuclear weapons if negotiations with the international community blow up, Vice President Joe Biden said late Thursday, noting that "the path has already been paved" for that outcome. Biden's remarks at a dinner for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy played off concerns by critics, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, that the Obama administration is negotiating an agreement that paves the path for Iran to get a nuclear weapon. "Let's get something straight so we don't kid each other," Biden said....
  • US Navy to accompany US-flagged ships in Persian Gulf after Iran seizes vessel

    04/30/2015 12:21:26 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies ^ | 4/30/15 | foxnews
    U.S. Navy ships will begin to accompany U.S. flagged commercial ships as they travel the Strait of Hormuz, a defense official confirmed to Fox News, on the heels of Iran seizing a cargo ship.
  • White House sneaks out two new climate-related programs

    04/22/2015 9:09:03 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies ^ | 4/22/15 | John Siciliano
    The Obama administration snuck in two new climate change-related programs when it rolled out a major new study on the nation's challenged energy system. The first installment of a major four-part energy analysis, dubbed the Quadrennial Energy Review, was issued Tuesday morning after several months of persistent delays. Included with the 350-page review, which focused on the nation's energy infrastructure hurdles, were two new executive actions: one addressing climate change resilience, and another for clean energy improvements in rural America. The administration hinted that the new initiatives may be part of a speech the president plans to deliver Wednesday in...
  • Putin warns Israel against selling arms to Ukraine

    04/18/2015 11:59:59 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies ^ | 4/18/15 | jpstaff
    Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Israel on Saturday against selling weapons to the pro-Western government in Kiev as retaliation for Moscows recently announced weapons deal with Iran. Speaking to official state media in Russia, Putin said that any such deals between Israel and Ukraine would be counterproductive and would only cause a new round of hostility. The death toll would rise, but the result would not change, Putin was quoted as telling Rossiya, the official state-run television channel.
  • Obama would sign current version of Senate compromise on Iran bill: White House

    04/14/2015 1:06:11 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies ^ | 4/14/15 | reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama would be willing to sign the current version of a compromise on an Iran nuclear bill being discussed in the U.S. Senate, the White House said on Tuesday.
  • States slam the brakes on Iran, enact tough economic sanctions

    04/13/2015 12:53:40 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies ^ | 4/13/15 | reuters/fox
    While the United States and Iran edge closer to a nuclear deal, nearly two dozen U.S. states are imposing their own sanctions against Tehran a move some say could derail fragile talks between the two countries. The states, though, say they arent budging. In fact, Kansas and Mississippi are even considering adding more sanctions. Several states across the country have put their own measures in place to punish Iran-linked companies operating in certain sectors of its economy, directing public pension funds with billions of dollars in assets to divesting from the firms and sometimes barring them from public contracts,...
  • Arias gets life in prison with no chance of parole for murder of ex-boyfriend

    04/13/2015 10:37:51 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 35 replies ^ | 4/13/15 | Jennifer Girdon /fox/ap
    A judge sentenced convicted murderer Jodi Arias to life in prison without the possibility of parole Monday, for the murder of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander. The decision by Judge Sherry Stephens was largely a formality after a jury deadlocked last month on whether to give Arias the death penalty or life in prison. The mistrial removed the death penalty as an option. The only decision left was whether the judge would allow the 34-year-old Arias to be eligible for release after 25 years. She declined to do that, meaning Arias will spend the rest of her life in prison.
  • French Officials: Obama Plans To Make Iran His Key Middle East Ally

    03/31/2015 12:17:07 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 79 replies ^ | 3/31/15 | Alex Griswold
    In a shocking accusation, French diplomats told Foreign Policy that they believe the Obama administration plans to replace Saudi Arabia with Iran as the central U.S. ally in the Middle East. (VIDEO: Reporter Grills State Department: Is United States Now A Functional Ally Of Iran?) Numerous French diplomats suspect that the United States is on the verge of profoundly reshaping of [sic] its traditional alliance system in the Middle East, reporters Joseph Bahout and Benjamin Haddad write, moving [to] a system where Iran replaces Saudi Arabia as the central pillar of regional stability. The nuclear talks, French diplomats suspect, are...
  • Iran militia chief: Destroying Israel is nonnegotiable

    03/31/2015 9:10:37 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 70 replies ^ | 3/31/15 | Lazar Berman
    The commander of the Basij militia of Irans Revolutionary Guards said that erasing Israel off the map is nonnegotiable, according to an Israel Radio report Tuesday. Militia chief Mohammad Reza Naqdi also threatened Saudi Arabia, saying that the offensive it is leading in Yemen will have a fate like the fate of Saddam Hussein. Naqdis comments were made public as Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue nuclear negotiations in a new phase aimed at reaching a comprehensive accord by the end of June.
  • Explosion, gunfire heard at Mogadishu hotel

    03/27/2015 7:50:24 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies ^ | 3/27/15 | foxnews
    Islamic extremist fighters possibly from the Al Shabab terror group-- stormed a popular hotel in the Somali Capital Mogadishu Friday, trapping government officials inside the building, police said. Witnesses reported hearing a large explosion and gunfire at the Maka Al Mukaram Hotel, Reuters reported. Police say gunshots were heard inside the compound but its unclear whether there are casualties resulting from the attack. "Al Shabaab fighters are on the top of the building and inside the hotel," Police Major Ismail Olow told Reuters. "Some government officials are inside the hotel."
  • How crashing drones are exposing secrets about U.S. war operations

    03/25/2015 10:55:19 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/25/15 | Craig Whitlock
    Crashing drones are spilling secrets about U.S. military operations. A surveillance mission was exposed last week when a Predator drone crashed in northwest Syria while spying on the home turf of President Bashar al-Assad. U.S. officials believe the drone was shot down, but they havent ruled out mechanical failure. Regardless, the wreckage offered the first hard evidence of a U.S. confrontation with Assads forces. The mishap in Syria follows a string of crashes in Yemen, another country where the U.S. military keeps virtually all details of its drone operations classified. Yemeni tribesmen have reported three cases in the past 15...
  • Appeals Court To Hear Expedited Executive Amnesty Appeal on April 17

    03/25/2015 8:03:48 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 8 replies ^ | 3/25/15 | Caroline May
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear an expedited appeal on a district courts ruling that blocks President Obamas executive amnesty. The appeals court is to hear arguments on April 17. SNIP The Justice Department appealed the decision to the higher court this month, seeking to allow the executive amnesty go forward. The state of Texas is leading the 26 states in its court fight against the executive orders. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton stressed, following the Fifth Circuits date announcement, that it would continue to vigorously oppose the presidents illegal amnesty plan in court.
  • US must release photos of Abu Ghraib detainees, federal judge rules

    03/21/2015 11:14:36 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 30 replies ^ | 3/21/15 |
    The US must release photographs showing abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, a federal judge has ruled in a long-running clash over letting the world see potentially disturbing images of how the military treated prisoners. US district judge Alvin Hellersteins ruling Friday gives the government, which has fought the case for over a decade, two months to decide whether to appeal before the photos could be released. The American Civil Liberties Union has been seeking to make them public in the name of holding government accountable.
  • Sources: U.S. pulling last of its Special Operations forces out of Yemen

    03/21/2015 9:15:54 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies ^ | 3/21/15 | cnn
    For years, the U.S. military has worked closely with Yemens government to go after AQAP, together carrying out numerous attacks like the 2011 drone strike that killed prominent al Qaeda figure Anwar al-Awlaki. And U.S. President Barack Obama has hailed this cooperation as a pillar in his anti-terrorism campaign. Yemen has never been a perfect democracy or a island of stability, Obama said in January, promoting the policy of partnering and intelligence-sharing with that local government as the best approach in a bad situation. The alternative would be for us to play whack-a-mole every time there is a terrorist actor...
  • Obama Calls for Return of Americans Held in Iran

    03/20/2015 12:28:02 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies ^ | 3/20/15 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) In the midst of an unexpected break in Iranian nuclear talks, President Barack Obama is calling on the return of Americans held in Iran. In a message commemorating the Persian New Year, Obama says it's a time for families to be reunited. He says Iran should immediately release U.S. prisoners Saeed Abedini of
  • State warns: 'Iran sanctions absolutely must not happen'

    03/19/2015 12:58:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies ^ | 3/19/15 | Charles Hoskinson
    Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken tried to reassure skeptical lawmakers on Thursday that any nuclear deal the Obama administration signs with Iran would prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon. Blinken, accompanied by Adam Szubin, acting Treasury Department undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, came to Capitol Hill as his boss, Secretary of State John Kerry, was in a fourth day of talks with Iranian officials aimed at closing the remaining gaps in the two countries' positions. "The negotiations have been substantive and intense," Blinken told members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "We've made some progress on the...
  • Netanyahu declares victory in election; Herzog says Likud celebration is premature

    03/17/2015 2:07:25 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies ^ | 3/17/15 | jppost staff
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared victory after the first exit polls released following Tuesday's elections showed the Likud ahead of, or tied with, the Zionist Union. Netanyahu wrote on his Facebook page: "Against all odds, a great victory for the Likud, for the nationalist camp led by the Likud, and for the people of Israel." The numbers for Netanyahu's Likud were better than expected after pre-election polls had showed him trailing Isaac Herzog's Zionist Union by as much as five mandates. The Zionist Union rejected conjecture that the results of the exit polls show that Netanyahu will form the next...
  • Real estate heir Robert Durst arrested in New Orleans on murder charges, attorney says

    03/15/2015 8:50:25 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies ^ | 3/15/15 | foxnews
    Real estate heir Robert Durst was arrested Saturday in New Orleans on murder charges, his attorney said Sunday. Durst was taken into custody around 11 p.m. local time. He is being held on a first degree warrant out of Los Angeles County by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office. Dursts attorney, Chip Lewis, told KTRK that Durst will not fight extradition to Los Angeles. He hopes to get Durst in front of a magistrate judge in New Orleans tomorrow to start the extradition charges and plans to fight the charges in Los Angeles. Durst, 71, is the subject of an HBO...
  • Now House writes Iran letter to Obama on Iran

    03/13/2015 2:20:37 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 8 replies ^ | 3/13/15 | Charles Hoskinson
    A bipartisan majority of House lawmakers have written a letter to President Obama backing up the letter 47 GOP senators controversially addressed to Iran on Monday with dire warnings about the impending nuke deal. Some 250 members had signed the House letter by Friday afternoon, a clear majority of the chamber. Its authors, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., and the panel's top Democrat, Eliot Engel of New York, are still gathering more signatures but will send the letter to Obama soon. "Should an agreement with Iran be reached, permanent sanctions relief from congressionally mandated sanctions would require...
  • 5 House Democrats call for release of first batch of Hillary Clinton emails

    03/10/2015 10:13:30 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies ^ | 3/10/15 | Lauren French
    The five Democrats on the House Committee on Benghazi are asking the State Department to prioritize releasing 850 pages of Hillary Clintons official emails from the cache of files the former secretary of state has turned over. The State Department has 55,000 pages of documents to review but the Democrats on the Benghazi panel, led by Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, want the agency to first release the emails Clinton sent to the select committee last year. Since the Department has already produced approximately 850 pages of these documents to the Select Committee on Benghazi, we request that the Department begin...
  • Cuba throws weight behind Venezuela in row with US

    03/10/2015 9:49:47 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies ^ | 3/11/15 | afp
    Havana (AFP) - Cuba rallied behind Venezuela on Tuesday, offering its closest ally "unconditional support" after US President Barack Obama authorized new sanctions against officials of the turbulent South American oil producer. The Cuban reaction marked its first public confrontation with the United States since the two countries began discussions in December on fully restoring diplomatic relations. Cuba joins other leftist regional governments in closing ranks with Caracas in the deepening US-Venezuela row. An official statement published in the island's state-run media called Obama's executive order implementing the sanctions "arbitrary and aggressive." "Cuba again reiterates its unconditional support and that...
  • DNI: 'Confirmed' That 116 Former Gitmo Detainees Returned to Terror or Insurgencies; If More Are Re

    03/07/2015 7:53:11 AM PST · by ColdOne · 7 replies ^ | 3/7/15 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Full title............DNI: 'Confirmed' That 116 Former Gitmo Detainees Returned to Terror or Insurgencies; If More Are Released More Will ( - The Director of National Intelligence released a report this week indicating that the United States has "confirmed" that 116 detainees "transferred" out of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, subsequently reengaged in terrorist or insurgent activities. The report also warned: "Based on trends identified during the past eleven years, we assess that some detainees currently at GTMO will seek to reengage in terrorist or insurgent activities after they are transferred." The DNI first publicly warned more than four years...
  • Gold Mine: Hillary Clintons Brother Granted Super-Rare Mining Permit from Haiti After State Dept.

    03/05/2015 12:48:07 PM PST · by ColdOne · 69 replies ^ | 3/5/15 | Alexander Marlow
    Full title.....Gold Mine: Hillary Clintons Brother Granted Super-Rare Mining Permit from Haiti After State Dept. Sent Country Billions Hillary Rodham Clintons brother, Tony Rodham, sat on the board of a self-described mining company that in 2012 received one of only two gold exploitation permits from the Haitian governmentthe first issued in over 50 years. The tiny North Carolina company, VCS Mining, also included on its board Bill Clintons co-chair of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), former Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive. The Rodham gold mine revelation is just one of dozens featured in a forthcoming bombshell investigative book by...
  • DOJ will not prosecute former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson

    03/04/2015 9:49:25 AM PST · by ColdOne · 12 replies ^ | 3/4/15 | ap
    The Justice Department says it won't prosecute former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old that led to weeks of protests. Federal officials concluded there was no evidence to disprove Wilson's testimony that he feared for his safety, nor was there reliable evidence that Michael Brown had his hands up when he was shot.
  • White House: Netanyahu Offers 'No Concrete Action Plan' on Iran

    03/03/2015 10:50:54 AM PST · by ColdOne · 58 replies ^ | 3/3/15 | Thomson/reuters
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to offer an alternative in his speech to the U.S. Congress on the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran, a senior U.S. administration official said on Tuesday. "Simply demanding that Iran completely capitulate is not a plan, nor would any country support us in that position. The prime minister offered no concrete action plan," the official said, speaking on background. Netanyahu warned Congress against accepting a deal with Iran that President Barack Obama and his administration are deeply invested in negotiating, arguing that the deal would leave Iran with a "breakout time" of a year,...
  • Pelosi 'near tears' at Bibi 'insult'

    03/03/2015 9:51:50 AM PST · by ColdOne · 95 replies ^ | 3/3/15 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hammered Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday, saying the Israeli prime minister's speech to Congress was an "insult" to the country. The unbreakable bonds between the United States and Israel are rooted in our shared values, our common ideals and mutual interests," Pelosi said in a statement just after the speech. That is why, as one who values the U.S. Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears
  • Obama To Allow "Moderate" Syrian Rebels Call In B-1B Bombers For Air Support

    02/19/2015 11:59:34 AM PST · by ColdOne · 68 replies ^ | 2/17/15 | Tyler Durden/wsj
    While Obama desperately tries to stick to his now crushed "Nobel peace prize winner" image, by not succumbing to an all-out land war in the one nation where his progressive "pacifism" brought him fame (and according to some, the presidency), namely Iraq, the rest of militant, "interventionist" US foreign policy is rapidly starting to resemble that waged by the most brutally rabid, neo-con Republican leader. Case in point an absolute stunner reported minutes ago by the WSJ, according to which the White House has decided to provide pickup trucks equipped with mounted machine guns and radios for calling in U.S....
  • US Embassy: Turkey and US Sign Deal to Train and Arm Syrian Rebels

    02/19/2015 10:54:02 AM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies ^ | 2/19/15 | ap
    U.S. Embassy: Turkey and US sign deal to train and arm Syrian rebels.
  • Obama taps State Department's Psaki as White House communications director

    02/19/2015 10:33:30 AM PST · by ColdOne · 21 replies ^ | 2/19/15 | reuters
    "Jen worked on both my campaigns, she's served in the White House and she's traveled the world as an advisor to Secretary (John) Kerry," Obama said in a statement. "I fully trust Jen - and I am thrilled she's agreed to come back to the White House," he said. Psaki will start at the White House on April 1 and replaces communications director Jen Palmieri, officials said.
  • State Department spokeswoman floats jobs as answer to ISIS

    02/17/2015 9:54:51 AM PST · by ColdOne · 90 replies ^ | 2/17/15 | foxnews
    What the West really needs to take on the Islamic State is ... a jobs program. That's what a top State Department spokeswoman suggested when asked in a TV interview Monday night about what the U.S.-led coalition is doing to stop the slaughter of civilians by Islamic State militants across the region. "We're killing a lot of them, and we're going to keep killing more of them. ... But we cannot win this war by killing them," department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on MSNBC's "Hardball." "We need ... to go after the root causes that leads people to join these...
  • Dems on FEC open to new regs on donors, Internet

    02/11/2015 9:09:55 AM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies ^ | 2/11/15 | Paul Bedard
    Claiming that thousands of public comments condemning dark money in politics cant be ignored, the Democrat-chaired Federal Election Commission on Wednesday appeared ready to open the door to new regulations on donors, bloggers and others who use the Internet to influence policy and campaigns. During a broad FEC hearing to discuss a recent Supreme Court decision that eliminated some donor limits, proponents encouraged the agency to draw up new funding disclosure rules and require even third-party internet-based groups to reveal donors, a move that would extinguish a 2006 decision to keep the agencys hands off the Internet.
  • Obama administration to announce new cybersecurity agency

    02/10/2015 9:54:04 AM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies ^ | 2/10/15 | ap/foxnews
    The Obama administration is expected to formally announce a new cybersecurity agency Tuesday afternoon, following a string of high-profile cyber-attacks on U.S. companies. A senior administration official told Fox News the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC), modeled on the National Counterterrorism Center, is part of "a comprehensive strategy" to tackle what it calls "one of the gravest national security dangers that the United States faces." The official said the center is being established by presidential memorandum, under authority from a 2004 intelligence law. According to the administration, they plan to use existing funds in the 2015 budget and are...
  • Drew Peterson charged with trying to hire hitman to kill prosecutor

    02/09/2015 12:48:23 PM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies ^ | 2/9/15 | foxnews
    The charges allege that between September 2013 and December 2014, Peterson plotted to hire a hit man to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow, the prosecutor who led the 2012 trial that resulted in Peterson being convicted of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Peterson, who is currently incarcerated at the Menard Correctional Center, made an initial appearance on the charges Monday at the Randolph County Courthouse. A preliminary hearing is set for March 3 at 10 a.m. SNIP The charges allege that between September 2013 and December 2014, Peterson solicited an unnamed individual to carry out a murder-for-hire...