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  • Officials: Army hospital chief relieved of command

    05/28/2014 8:34:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    FOX ^ | AP
    The chief of an Army medical center has been relieved of his command because of problems with patient care, and the Pentagon has ordered a review of its health care system, defense officials said. The commander was replaced Tuesday at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and three deputies were suspended, the Army said in a statement. The shake-up comes after two deaths this month of patients in their 20s and problems with infection control at the facility that were pointed out in March by a hospital accreditation group, according to two defense officials. They spoke on...
  • Spy Chief Sued Over Adviser’s Ties to Chinese Spies

    05/15/2014 12:17:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/15/14 | adam kredo
    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has been sued by an advocacy group seeking the release of internal documents of a top intelligence adviser who was also working with a controversial Chinese technology company that has been identified as a potential espionage threat. The advocacy group Judicial Watch announced on Thursday that it had filed a lawsuit seeking the release of records pertaining to senior DNI adviser Theodore Moran, who was serving as an intelligence adviser while also working as a paid consultant to China’s Huawei Technologies, which has been identified by the House Intelligence Committee “as...
  • Afghan “Torturer In Chief” gets asylum, living in Los Angeles

    05/01/2014 12:01:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 5/1/14 | Robert Spencer
    Gulalai, wearing sunglasses and standing next to Karzai in the photo, gets a pink two-story stucco ranch house in Los Angeles. Whole communities of Somali and Bosnian Muslims have been brought to the U.S. and plunked en masse in middle America. Where are the communities of Christians who are facing violent persecution in Syria, Egypt, Nigeria and elsewhere in the Muslim world being settled? Can they even get into the U.S. at all? “Mystery surrounds move of Afghan ‘torturer in chief’ to U.S. amid allegations of spy agency abuse,” by Greg Miller, Julie Tate and Joshua Partlow, Washington Post, April...
  • Budget Chief Is Choice as New Health Secretary

    04/10/2014 4:27:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/10/14 | Michael D. Shear
    Washington - Even when Sylvia Mathews Burwell was in her early 30s, friends speculated that she might return to her native Hinton, W.Va., and run for governor someday. After all, she had been a Rhodes scholar, and her mother — who later became mayor of Hinton, pop. 2,600 — had driven her daughter’s interest in politics. So far that has not happened, but plenty of other things under two presidents have. On Friday, President Obama is to nominate Ms. Burwell, currently director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, to take over one of the largest and most...
  • Jarrett: I'm not the shadow chief of staff

    12/18/2013 8:50:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/13 | Justin Sink
    Valerie Jarrett denied being a “shadow chief of staff” to President Obama on Wednesday, insisting she never talks about work during her private time with the president and first lady. “I´m not the shadow chief of staff. I have very specific responsibilities,” Jarrett, a senior adviser to the president and a longtime family friend of the Obamas, said at a Politico breakfast. [WATCH VIDEO] Jarrett said that “people sometimes presume because I am a friend of the president and first lady” that she´s able to exert influence when the Obamas retire from the office to their residence. “There is this
  • Abuser in Chief

    11/01/2013 4:25:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-1-2013 | Allan Erickson
    There was a time we respected our presidents, for the most part. They in turn served the public interest, at least to some extent. At one time, kids saw presidents as heroes. Presidents generally sought to be unifying forces promoting traditional American values, including respect for the God of love, the flag, and the Constitution. That was before presidents started behaving like abusive husbands, thugs, and merchants of immorality. Presently, the point is well made considering the debacle known as the ObamaCare. So far, the law is accomplishing the exact opposite of everything promised: all the lies clearly revealed. Instead...
  • Fort Hood soldiers say Army warned them off tea party, Christian groups

    10/25/2013 3:16:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 124 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/24/2012 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Don’t donate to the tea party or to evangelical Christian groups — that was the message soldiers at a pre-deployment briefing at Fort Hood said they received from a counter-intelligence agent who headed up the meeting.If you do, you could face punishment — that was the other half of the message, as reported by Fox News.The briefing was Oct. 17, and about a half-hour of it was devoted to discussion about how perceived radical groups — like tea party organizations and the Christian-based American Family Association — were "tearing the country apart," one unnamed soldier said, to Fox News.Among the...
  • Chicago Police Chief Calls for Nationwide Assault Weapon and High-Capacity Magazine Ban

    09/21/2013 8:14:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 21, 2013 | Christine Rousselle
    On Thursday, 13 people were shot and injured in a park in Chicago. The shootings were carried out by an “assault style rifle” with a high-capacity magazine, both of which are already banned in the city of Chicago. Nevertheless, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy has called for a nationwide ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. “Illegal guns drive violence. Military-type weapons, like the one we believe to have been used in this shooting, belong on a battlefield, not on a street or in a corner or in a park.” Chicago was named the murder capital of the United...
  • Weapons inspectors need 4 days in Syria to conclude probe - U.N. chief

    08/28/2013 6:25:19 AM PDT · by maggief · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 28, 2013
    EXCERPT "They are working very hard, under very, very dangerous circumstances," (U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon) told a news conference in The Hague where he was attending centenary celebrations for the Peace Palace. "Let them conclude their work for four days, and then we will have to analyse scientifically with experts and then I think we will have to report to the Security Council for any actions."
  • Embattled IRS chief counsel met with Obama 2 days before writing new targeting criteria

    07/22/2013 7:41:24 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 95 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    The Obama appointee implicated in congressional testimony in the IRS targeting scandal met with President Obama in the White House two days before offering his colleagues a new set of advice on how to scrutinize tea party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. IRS chief counsel William Wilkins, who was named in House Oversight testimony by retiring IRS agent Carter Hull as one of his supervisors in the improper targeting of conservative groups, met with Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 23, 2012. Wilkins’ boss, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, met with Obama on April...
  • Incoming Winston-Salem police chief shoots woman in the leg

    06/26/2013 7:40:23 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    Fox8 ^ | 6/26/13
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Incoming Winston-Salem Police Chief Barry Rountree shot a woman in the leg after responding to a dangerous weapon call Wednesday, according to Winston-Salem Police. Officers responded to a call at 124 North Jackson Ave. around 1:30 p.m, after a 911 caller reported a man was standing on the porch with a large gun pointed at another person. Rountree and Officer Mohammed Khan, responded to the scene stationing themselves behind Khan’s vehicle. “At that time, a medium-sized boxer or boxer mix dog suddenly appeared from the back of the residence located at 114 N. Jackson Avenue,” police said...
  • IRS chief: Inappropriate screening was broad

    06/24/2013 1:32:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    AP ^ | 6/24/13 | ALAN FRAM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service's screening of groups seeking tax-exempt status was broader and lasted longer than has been previously disclosed, the new head of the agency said Monday. An internal IRS document obtained by The Associated Press said that besides "tea party," lists used by screeners to pick groups for close examination also included the terms "Israel," ''Progressive" and "Occupy." The document said an investigation into why specific terms were included was still underway. In a conference call with reporters, Danny Werfel said that after becoming acting IRS chief last month, he discovered wide-ranging and improper terms...
  • Top aide to former IRS chief reportedly logged hundreds of White House visits

    06/21/2013 10:57:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/21/13 | Fox
    Not only did the former IRS commissioner visit the White House dozens of times during his tenure, but his chief of staff was reportedly making those visits even more frequently. The Washington Examiner reported Friday that Jonathan M. Davis, the chief of staff for former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, appears to have visited the White House campus up to 310 times between late 2009 and early 2013. Sources told the Examiner that Davis, who had little background in tax policy, largely served as a political aide. It's unclear what he was doing at the White House all those times. Shulman,...
  • Whistleblower: Hillary´s Chief Staff Quashed State Dept. Scandal Investigation

    06/11/2013 11:34:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/11/13 | John Nolte
    A former senior investigator with the State Department´s criminal investigative unit has turned whistleblower and alleged to both the media and Congress that senior staff within State Department covered up investigations into appalling behavior committed by members of Hillary Clinton´s security staff and our ambassador to Belgium. One of those alleged to have interfered was Cheryl Mills, Hillary´s chief of staff. The case in which Clinton enforcer Mills allegedly intervened centered upon Brett McGurk, Obama’s nominee to be US ambassador to Iraq. McGurk’s expected nomination fell apart after a computer hack exposed
  • MSNBC Chief Phil Griffin: Our Network Is ‘Not The Place’ For Breaking News (master of the obvious)

    06/03/2013 5:43:39 PM PDT · by drewh · 23 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 10:02 June 3rd, 2013 | by Andrew Kirell
    Over the last several months, it has become pretty clear that when it comes to ratings, MSNBC struggles during breaking news events, while CNN and Fox both receive boosts. In an interview with the New York Times this morning, MSNBC chief Phil Griffin essentially conceded the “breaking news” mantle to the other networks, telling viewers that his network is not focused on that sort of coverage. In what seems like a stunning admission, Griffin said: “We’re not the place for that,” he said of breaking news. “Our brand is not that.” Instead, he explained, MSNBC’s bread and butter is progressive...
  • Chief Rabbis Get Threats from 'Women of the Wall'

    06/03/2013 7:07:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    INN ^ | 6/3/13 | David Lev
    Threatening letters were sent Monday to the offices of Chief Rabbis Shlomo Amar and Yonah Metzger. The identical letters said that this was the Chief Rabbis' “last chance” to drop their opposition to allowing women to pray freely at the Western Wall. The letters included threatening language and images. A drawing of a gun was scrawled on the letters. The text said that if the rabbis did not allow women – specifically "Women of the Wall" – to pray at the Western Wall as they wished, the rabbis “would return home with the dead bodies of hundreds of hareidi Jews.”
  • Former IRS Chief Asked Why He Visited White House 118 Times: 'I Went To The Easter Egg Roll…'

    05/22/2013 12:28:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    redflagnews.com ^ | 5/22/13 | staff
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  • Former IRS chief: Can't say how targeting happened

    05/21/2013 8:57:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 5/21/13 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and ALAN FRAM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The man who led the Internal Revenue Service when it was giving extra scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status told Congress on Tuesday that he knew little about what was happening while he was still commissioner. Douglas Shulman, who vacated his position last November when his five-year term expired, told the Senate Finance Committee he didn't learn all the facts until he read last week's report by a Treasury inspector general confirming the targeting strategy. In his first public remarks since the story broke, Shulman said: "I agree this is an issue...
  • Hail to the Chief! Of What?

    05/19/2013 4:27:27 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 9 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 19, 2013 | Dan Miller
    When He appears officially it is played. Who is the Chief? Of what?Writing about Hail to the Chief here, I observed that President Obama is the chief only of the military. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwJvxY7uENM?feature=player_detailpage] Video link The lyrics are not usually sung. Here they are: Hail to the Chief we have chosen for the nation, Hail to the Chief! We salute him, one and all. Hail to the Chief, as we pledge cooperation  In proud fulfillment of a great, noble call. Yours is the aim to make this grand country grander, This you will do, that’s our strong, firm belief. Hail to the one...
  • Resigned IRS Chief Formerly Ran Non-profit Section

    05/17/2013 8:53:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 5/17/2013 | James Simpson
    As Congressional Democrats scurry for cover in the wake of the growing scandal surrounding IRS harassment of tea party and conservative groups, President Obama announced on Wednesday that acting IRS chief, Steven T. Miller would resign. As with Benghazi and seemingly everything else these days, Obama claims to have known nothing about it. Too much time at the golf course no doubt. But the dam is bursting on this story. Every day the number of affected groups grows as more and more is uncovered. Today it was revealed for example that the decades-old Leadership Institute was audited in 2011. To...
  • New emails: EPA chief pretended to be 'Richard Windsor'

    05/01/2013 1:27:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/1/13 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Former EPA chief Lisa P. Jackson went so far as to impersonate a chimerical assistant “Richard Windsor,” according to the latest bizarre twist in the congressional investigation into the agency’s troubled transparency record.</p> <p>Sen. David Vitter, ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, released a new batch of emails Wednesday from Richard Windsor, which was the secondary email Ms. Jackson used to conduct business. Investigators have questioned whether that email address was used to hide records from public view.</p>
  • Obama’s chief fundraiser attended White House meeting with Progress Kentucky leader

    04/20/2013 11:20:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/21/13 | Matt K. Lewis
    According to White House visitor log records, Obama’s chief fundraiser Matthew Barzun was among those in attendance at the Dec. 5 White House meeting that also included Shawn Reilly, the Kentucky politico who is accused of secretly bugging a campaign meeting held by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. Longtime journalist and Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board member Keith Runyon was also there. These facts, along with other emerging details, further undermine the narrative that Reilly and his colleagues were nothing more than quixotic rogues who got out over their skis.
  • TSA Chief: Chechen Women With Explosive Bras Inspired U.S. Airport Pat Downs

    04/19/2013 10:45:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/19/19 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast in 2010 that his agency’s intrusive pat downs of U.S. air passengers was inspired by two Chechen women who were able to blow up two Russian airliners because "they had explosives in their bras and around their waists." In fact, a November 2005 report by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security specifically stipulated that TSA’s pat down policy had been initiated in response to the in-air bombing of two Russian airliners by Chechen women who smuggled explosives in their clothing.
  • ATF head, D.C. police chief challenged on selective magazine ban enforcement

    01/04/2013 3:01:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Examiner ^ | 1/4/13 | David Codrea
    B. Todd Jones, the Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Cathy Lanier, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., are being challenged on selective enforcement of the District’s ban on so-called “large capacity ammunition feeding devices” for semi-automatic firearms. This column will serve as a follow-up to an earlier request asking who authorized violation of the ban, after NBC’s David Gregory produced a magazine during his Dec. 23 “Meet the Press” interview with National Rifle Association head Wayne LaPierre. That request was documented by Gun Rights Examiner and sent to the respective...
  • Lebanese Intelligence Chief Says Israel is His Country’s Only Enemy

    01/02/2013 11:27:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Algemeiner Journal ^ | 1/2/13 | staff
    A leading figure in Lebanese intelligence said Wednesday that the only enemy of his country is Israel. According to the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation, Abbas Ibrahim, director-general of the General Security Department, said, “Lebanon’s one and only enemy is Israel.” Ibrahim also predicted that the crisis in Syria would last a long time, but added, “The humanitarian condition of the refugees arriving in Lebanon from Syria prevents us from closing the border with the neighboring country.” “We either act in a humane manner or become racist,” he remarked. But Ibrahim made sure to emphasize who he saw a the real threat...
  • Attorney claims EPA chief resigned over alias email accounts

    12/27/2012 3:44:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/27/12 | Judson Berger & Doug McKelway
    A Washington attorney suing the Obama administration for access to alias emails sent by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson claims that a recent decision by the Justice Department to release thousands of those emails next month contributed to her resigning Thursday. Jackson, in a brief written statement, said Thursday she is leaving the EPA after four years on the job, for "new challenges, time with my family and new opportunities to make a difference." The agency did not offer an explanation. But Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said
  • State Dept security chief resigns after Benghazi

    12/19/2012 10:25:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    ap ^ | 12/19/12 | MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three State Department officials resigned under pressure Wednesday, less than a day after a damning report blamed management failures for a lack of security at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, where militants killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans on Sept. 11. An administration official said Eric Boswell, the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, Charlene Lamb, the deputy assistant secretary responsible for embassy security, and an unnamed official with the Bureau of Near East Affairs, had stepped down. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to discuss personnel...
  • Council approves Harteau as new police chief (MPLS)

    11/30/2012 7:14:43 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    star tribune ^ | 11-30-12 | eric roper
    The City Council voted unanimously Friday to approve Janeé Harteau as the city's next police chief. Harteau, who previously served as assistant chief, takes over the reins from Tim Dolan, who left the force earlier this month. Harteau is the city's first female police chief, as well as the first openly gay officer in that position
  • Benghazi police reject new chief (last one gunned down)

    11/24/2012 10:34:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | 11/24/12 | Maha Ellawati
    Benghazi police reject new chiefMaha Ellawati Last Updated : Saturday, November 24, 2012 12:47 AM BENGHAZI – Benghazi’s police force have rejected the appointment of Colonel Saleheddin Awad Daghman as the new chief of police in Benghazi, following the assassination of his predecessor Colonel Faraj Mohammed Idris Drissi. Daghman was previously rejected by the police in the aftermath of the killing of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens on Sept. 11, after the government attempted to place him in charge of security in the eastern region. Members of the force are said to be angry at the rapid appointment of Daghman, declaring...
  • Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari killed by Israeli strike

    11/14/2012 6:45:43 AM PST · by dan_s · 49 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 11/14/2012 | Haaretz
    Hamas confirms Ahmed Jabari killed when a missile hit two cars near the Gaza port; Palestinians report another person was killed.
  • Yemen security chief at U.S. Embassy killed

    10/11/2012 3:41:34 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 61 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | October 11, 2012
    SANAA, Yemen | Yemeni security officials say a gunman has assassinated the Yemeni chief of security at the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa. The officials say Qassem Aqlani, who was in his fifties, was shot dead while on his way to work early on Thursday. They say a gunman on a motorcycle opened fire at him and fled the scene.
  • U.S. Kills Chief Of Operations For Haqqani Network, Son Of Network Founder

    08/30/2012 7:06:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    pat dollard ^ | 8/30/12 | abc
    Excerpted from ABC News: U.S. officials said today that an American drone strike likely took out a top commander of a powerful militant group the U.S. says is responsible for deadly, high-profile terrorist attacks in Afghanistan. Badruddin Haqqani, described by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point as the “chief of operations” of the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network, had been reported killed last week in a drone strike. After those reports, however, a Taliban spokesperson denied Badruddin’s death, saying in an email to reporters that he was alive and well in Afghanistan. Today two U.S. officials, including a senior American diplomat,...
  • NSA chief defends agency against domestic spying charges

    07/09/2012 9:47:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/10/12 | Shaun Waterman
    The head of the National Security Agency on Monday denied reports that NSA’s new data center in Utah would collect and store data about Americans, including their e-mails and web-browsing habits. The $2 billion data center in Bluffdale, Utah, will house massive supercomputers capable of storing and analyzing vast quantities of data when it comes online next year, but U.S. ArmyGen. Keith B. Alexander reiterated NSA’s insistence it does not unlawfully conduct surveillance of Americans. (Snip) However, “I’m not going to come out and say what we are doing” at NSA, he added. “That would be ludicrous, too.”
  • Sanford Police Chief Fired In Wake of Trayvon Martin Case

    (CNN) - Sanford, Florida, Police Chief Bill Lee, who drew criticism for his department's actions in the Trayvon Martin case, was fired Wednesday, his spokeswoman said. Spokeswoman Sara Brady said Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte made the decision. Lee had submitted a resignation letter in April that said he was stepping down, but city commissioners voted not to accept it. In March, he had said he was stepping down temporarily in the wake of the public furor over the failure of the police to arrest George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who has said his shooting of Martin on February...
  • AFL-CIO chief dismisses regrets in Wisconsin recall

    06/06/2012 3:15:16 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 6/6/12 | Michael O'Brien
    With the labor movement reeling from the result of Tuesday's recall election in Wisconsin, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka sought to downplay the significance of Gov. Scott Walker's victory over a union-driven effort to unseat him. Trumka, the leader of one of the nation's largest labor groups, dismissed the notion that unions might look back upon their unsuccessful campaign against Walker with regret."We didn't decide on this recall. It was the workers in Wisconsin and the voters in Wisconsin who did," he said on a conference call with reporters. "Hell, I don't know if we'd do anything differently."
  • CFR & U.S. Army Chief of Staff:Use Army for Domestic Enforcement

    06/04/2012 2:42:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    New American ^ | 6/4/12 | Joe Wolverton II
    The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) proposes that the U.S. Army be used to plan, command, and carry out (with the help of civilian law enforcement) domestic police missions. So says a story appearing in the May/June issue of the influential organization’s official journal, Foreign Affairs. The article lacks a single reference to the Posse Comitatus Act, which prohibits such actions. In an article penned by Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General Raymond T. Odierno, the CFR would see the Army used to address “challenges in the United States itself” in order to keep the homeland safe from
  • HERALD EXCLUSIVE: Sources Say Chief Bill Lee Jr. Will Permanently Step Down (Sanford)

    Sources have revealed to The Sanford Herald that former Chief Bill Lee Jr. will permanently resign this afternoon. City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr. has confirmed that there will be a special meeting held with city commissioners today at 4 p.m. Read more: The Sanford Herald - HERALD EXCLUSIVE Chief Bill Lee Jr will permanently step down this afternoon
  • Petroleum Chief Torches Obama’s Oil Jabber

    03/08/2012 10:48:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    fox ^ | 3/8/12 | fox
    American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard went before a Congressional hearing today and blasted President Obama’s double-speak on oil production. “It’s others who have called on the Saudis to produce more. Others, who have called on other sources such as the Brazilians and yet others who recognize that supply matters by calling for release from the strategic oil preserve.”
  • Rogers rips EPA chief over coal permits

    02/29/2012 5:19:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/29/12 | Erik Wasson
    The powerful Republican head of the House Appropriations Committee got rough with President Obama’s environmental chief over the Environmental Protection Agency's coal mine permitting process on Wednesday. The wood-paneled committee hearing room suddenly seemed like a small-town courtroom as Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) turned prosecutorial on EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. At one point, after Jackson fumbled when trying to name any Appalachian mines she had permitted during her tenure, Rogers declared “I rest my case!” At issue is an October Federal Court ruling in the case of National Mining Association vs. Jackson. Rogers said that the ruling makes clear that...
  • Obama finance chief funded Media Matters, President deeply tied to anti-Fox News group's top donors

    02/20/2012 3:53:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    wnd ^ | 2/20/12 | Aaron Klein
    President Obama served eight years on the board of a charity that is a top donor to the embattled Media Matters for America progressive activist organization. Obama is also tied to numerous other top Media Matters donors and fundraisers, including a foundation run by the finance chairman of his 2008 presidential campaign, Penny Pritzker, WND has learned. Last week, the Daily Caller released a list of grants to Media Matters. A WND review of the donor list found a number of deep ties to Obama. Get Aaron Klein’s “Red Army: The Radical Network that must be defeated to save America”...
  • Highway safety chief says government ties to GM played no role in delay of Chevy Volt warnings

    01/25/2012 7:53:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    fox ^ | 1/24/12 | ap
    The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is telling Congress the agency "pulled no punches" in its investigation into Chevy Volt batteries that caught fire last year. Republicans on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform repeatedly raised questions about whether the government's partial ownership in General Motors created a conflict of interest as it investigated the electric car. Republicans also challenged why the agency took several months to inform the public about last June's fire.
  • Possible changes to LAPD impound policy ignites tempers

    01/20/2012 11:57:01 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/18/2012
    Tempers flared Tuesday night at a Los Angeles Police Commission community forum on a controversial proposal to ease the towing and impound policy for unlicensed drivers. Under current laws, the cars of unlicensed drivers are towed and impounded for 30 days if they are stopped by officers. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has proposed lifting the 30-day impound and giving the registered owner or a licensed driver a reasonable chance to retrieve the vehicle. Critics, including the LAPD police union, say the changes just reward lawbreakers and put politics above safety. The meeting in Northridge was packed with residents who were...
  • Chief takes on council critics (Chief Blasts OWS Supporting Council.)

    01/10/2012 5:03:10 AM PST · by willamedwardwallace · 7 replies
    Time Union ^ | 1-6-2012 | JORDAN CARLEO-EVANGELIST
    ALBANY — Police Chief Steven Krokoff roared to the defense of his department Thursday night, singling out city lawmakers by name in a blistering speech as he accused two of being "too weak to stand for the truth" and capitalizing on recent traumas for their own political gain. The normally mild-mannered chief's scorching offensive, which he began by citing the number of officers injured in the line of duty in each of the last two years, seemed to stun some members of the Common Council, who had summoned Krokoff before them to explain his department's actions during the Dec. 22...
  • Incoming Chief of Staff Jack Lew's Past Statements Coming Under Fire

    01/09/2012 7:37:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/9/12 | Wynton Hall
    President Obama’s decision today to replace White House chief of staff William Daley with the director of the Office of Management and Budget Jack Lew is raising eyebrows on Capitol Hill as Washington watchers recall Mr. Lew’s past statements. On Feb. 13, 2011, Mr. Lew appeared on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley and said of Mr. Obama’s proposed budget: Our budget will get us, over the next several years, to the point where we can look the American people in the eye and say we’re not adding to the debt anymore; we’re spending money that we have...
  • Chief Justice Roberts Defends Kagan, Thomas Hearing Health Care Case

    12/31/2011 8:24:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 12/31/11 | New York Times
    In the face of a growing controversy over whether two Supreme Court justices should disqualify themselves from the challenge to the 2010 health care overhaul law, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Saturday defended the court’s ethical standards. The chief justice’s comments came in his annual report on the state of the federal judiciary. In it, he made what amounted to a vigorous defense of Justices Clarence Thomas and Elena Kagan, who are facing calls to disqualify themselves from hearing the health care case, which will be argued over three days in late March. He did not, however, mention...
  • Israel Kills al Qaeda-Linked Chief in Gaza Strike

    12/30/2011 11:33:53 AM PST · by Nachum
    BJL ^ | 12/30/11 | Saleh Salem and Dan Williams
    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters)- Israel killed the leader of an al Qaeda-inspired faction in the Gaza Strip on Friday, accusing him of involvement in firing rockets and a planned attack on the Jewish state from the neighboring Egyptian Sinai. The deadly air strike was Israel's second against a Salafi Islamist militant this week. Militants identified him as Momen Abu Daf, chief of the Army of Islam, among a loose network of Palestinian groups which profess allegiance to al Qaeda and have been reinforced by volunteers who slip in from the Sinai. Gaza's Islamist Hamas rulers, who have sometimes reined in more radical...
  • Defense Chief Says Israel Must Mend Arab Ties

    12/03/2011 6:41:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/3/11 | THOM SHANKER
    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta spoke sternly on Friday to America’s closest ally in the Middle East, telling Israel that it is partly responsible for its increasing isolation and that it now must take “bold action” — diplomatic, not military — to mend ties with its Arab neighbors and settle previously intractable territorial disputes with the Palestinians. “I believe security is dependent on a strong military, but it is also dependent on strong diplomacy,” Mr. Panetta said.
  • Radical-in-Chief

    11/11/2011 10:42:32 AM PST · by Candybar · 4 replies
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    Let's talk about the Radical-in-Chief!
  • Socialism in Action: Obama’s Education Chief Says Student Loan Bailout to Address Income Inequality

    10/26/2011 1:35:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/26/11 | Jim Hoft
    Socialism in action. The Hill reported, via Memeorandum: President Obama’s education reform efforts will address growing income inequality in the U.S., Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Wednesday. Speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Duncan promoted the administration’s jobs plan, portions of which are targeted at updating school facilities and hiring teachers. He also blasted Congress for not moving forward with Obama’s jobs bill, saying the nation needs to “stop subsidizing banks and give that money to young people.”
  • Solyndra’s Finance Chief No Stranger to Scandal

    09/23/2011 3:45:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Bay Citizen ^ | 9/22/11 | Aaron Glantz
    Before he became Solyndra's chief financial officer, Wilbur G. Stover was at the center of one of the largest price-fixing scandals in U.S. history. From 1994 to 2007, Stover was CFO of Micron Technologies Inc., a maker of computer memory chips. During that time, the Justice Department investigated Micron and four other companies for colluding to drive up the price of memory in violation of federal antitrust laws. "This was a big deal case," said Robert Lande, a law professor at Baltimore University who has written extensively on the case. "It was price-fixing on a crucial component that everybody uses,...