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  • Obama Had a Secret Plan in Case Trump Rejected 2016 Election Results

    10/10/2018 2:33:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 98 replies
    Obama Had a Secret Plan in Case Trump Rejected 2016 Election Results By Mattathias Schwartz In October 2016, senior staff in the Obama White House discussed what they should do if Hillary Clinton won the November election and Donald Trump refused to accept the result as legitimate. They had cause to be worried. At that time, Trump had openly speculated that the election might be “rigged.” During his final debate with Clinton on October 19, he said that his opponent “should never have been allowed to run” and declined to answer the question of whether he would concede. “I’ll keep...
  • Trumpism is winning, and that's terrifying

    10/08/2018 12:58:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 8, 2018 | Michael D'Antonio
    To many, Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the US Supreme Court is not just a victory for President Donald Trump, but for Trumpism at large. And it is this fact that unsettles so much of the nation. Trump's presidency is marked not by political ideology but by personality. As former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a Republican, told CNN's Fareed Zakaria, "We the people" has been replaced by "me the president." This Trumpian way of operating values winning over decency and power over unity. It is also a force that has proven to be both effective and infectious, and its malevolence...
  • Powell Rips Trump on Immigration, NATO, Anti-Press Rhetoric The World Can’t Believe What’s Happening

    10/07/2018 10:17:36 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 60 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10-07-2018 | Aidan McLaughlin
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke out against President Donald Trump in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday, blasting his anti-press rhetoric, the retreat from the world stage, and his insults of U.S. allies.
  • Abolish UNRWA

    04/15/2002 7:08:45 AM PDT · by anapikoros · 164+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 15, 2002
    As pictures of the destruction in Palestinian areas beam out across the world, it is not surprising that US Secretary of State Colin Powell would see fit to meet with relief agencies and pledge US assistance to help relieve the Palestinians' plight. What is less understandable is America's choosing the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) as the conduit for $30 million in additional aid. UNRWA was founded 52 years ago as a temporary agency to help the Palestinian refugees from the first Arab war to destroy Israel, in 1948. In a report he submitted in November 1951, UNRWA...
  • Madam Secretary first look: See Hillary Clinton, who wanted to play a spy (barf alert)

    09/04/2018 4:10:16 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    EW.com ^ | 9/4/2018 | Lynette Rice
    Hillary Clinton, secret agent! When the former secretary of state approached Madam Secretary executive producer Lori McCreary about guest-starring on the CBS drama, her first request was to assume a provocative new identity as a spy. But McCreary had a better idea. “I said, would you ever play yourself?” McCreary recalls of the conversation she had with Clinton at a birthday party last August for former President Bill Clinton. “And she said, ‘I’d consider it.’ But it was a party, so you think maybe people are just making small talk. So when we confirmed that she really wanted to do...
  • Colin Powell: Bill Clinton Is Still ‘Dicking Bimbos’ [FLASHBACK]

    08/23/2018 4:06:26 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 9/14/16 | Tim Mak
    You’ve never heard Colin Powell talk like this. The former secretary of state and four-star Army general who has been in the national spotlight since he was Ronald Reagan’s national security advisor let loose on Hillary Clinton (“greedy, not transformational”), her husband Bill (still “dicking bimbos”), and Donald Trump (a “national disgrace”). The frank, biting version of Powell made public is thanks to private emails that appeared on dcleaks.com, a mysterious repository for hacked information suspected to be of Russian origin. Powell’s office confirmed to The New York Times that the emails were genuine.
  • Hillary Clinton to appear on 'Madam Secretary' with Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright, CBS says

    07/25/2018 12:55:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/24/18 | Zoe Szathmary
    “Madam Secretary” will feature some famous faces when the political drama returns this fall. CBS announced Tuesday that Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell are all slated to appear when the show returns for its fifth season. Series star Téa Leoni tweeted she “was incredibly honored” to have the former real-life secretaries of state on set. While the episode won't air until October, fans already have some information about the guest stars’ roles.
  • Hillary Clinton, Colin Powell (and Madeleine Albright) Guesting on 'Madam Secretary' (tr)

    07/24/2018 1:52:39 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 24, 2018 | Rick Porter
    The two former real-life secretaries of state will be joined by a third former secretary, Madeleine Albright, on the episode. The fictional secretary of state of CBS' Madam Secretary will turn to three former real-life holders of the post when the show begins its fifth season. Hillary Clinton, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright will appear as themselves in the episode, set to air Sunday, Oct. 7. The trio filmed their cameos on July 11, Madam Secretary's first week back in production. "We’re delighted to have these three former secretaries of state be part of our season premiere," said series creator...
  • CNN NewsRoom with Carol Costello (Sept. 14, 2016)

    09/14/2016 7:11:24 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 14,2016 | CNN
    On CNN's Carol Costello show today, the following email was displayed: Conversation between Powell, Rice DCLeaks.com Dec 2015 email Leaked email captures Powell, Rice on Benghazi Powell: "Benghazi is a stupid witch hunt. Basic fault falls on a courageous ambassador who thoughts (sic) Libyans now love me and I am ok in this vulnerable place... But blame also rests on his leaders and supporters back home. Pat Kennedy, Intel community and yes, HRC" Rice: "Completely agree"
  • Colin Powell's Speech to the UN, preceding the Iraq War in 2003 - on YouTube

    02/19/2018 5:33:10 PM PST · by mairdie · 8 replies
    I've also uploaded the Leadin to the Speech from the various news channels.
  • When Saddam Hussein Bombed Tel Aviv

    01/19/2018 5:11:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 1-18-18 | Yona Schnitzer
    Moshe Arens, Israel’s defense minister at the time of the 1991 Gulf War, wanted to launch a ground operation against Iraqi missile launchers firing missiles at Tel Aviv, but ran into strong opposition from then-IDF Chief of Staff Dan Shomron, according to recordings from IDF archives released Thursday on the 26th anniversary of the war. After American forces invaded Iraq in January 1991, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein fired a total of 39 modified Soviet ‘Scud’ missiles at Israel in the hope the Jewish State would respond to the provocation by striking back at a Iraq. He reasoned the move would...
  • John Danforth, a Minister, Tops Bush's Veep List (2000 Flashback)

    10/19/2017 10:08:24 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 1 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | May 27, 2000 | Michael Duffy
    A vice president is never more important than at the instant of being chosen, because the choice tells you so much about the person who does the picking. When the doors are closed, George W. Bush doesn't have to listen to advice or stroke Republican egos; he can say what he pleases. John McCain? asked a friend. Gimme a break, said Bush. Ohio Congressman John Kasich, Bush argued, isn't ready for the job. Pro-choice Pennsylvanian Tom Ridge might cost him too many pro-life votes in states where a point or two will make the difference. And it has been clear...
  • Breaking: Trump Just Ordered Gowdy and Chaffetz Back on Clinton Case to “Go After Everything”

    02/02/2017 5:52:14 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 157 replies
    conservativedailypost.com ^ | Feb 1, 2017 | Matthew Bernstein
    You are sure to recall that during the presidential election, there was a lot of talk about Hillary Clinton and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. This is a committee that is designed to go after government officials that have broken the law. Notably, Trey Gowdy and Jason Chaffetz reside on this board, and are well-known for their vicious work during the Clinton case. The case? Hillary put the entire nation in jeopardy with her decision to use a private email server, delete thousands and thousands of emails despite being told not to, and involved the State Department...
  • Clinton BlackBerry photo led to State official’s query about email account

    06/10/2016 4:14:55 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/9/2016 | Josh Gerstein
    An iconic photograph of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton using her BlackBerry while wearing sunglasses on a military plane in 2011 prompted a recordkeeping official in her office to inquire about whether Clinton had been assigned a State.gov email address, the State Department disclosed this week.Clarence Finney, who oversaw an office responsible for Freedom of Information Act searches, raised the question about an official account after seeing the photo in the media, according to testimony at a deposition held Wednesday and released Thursday. The image went viral on social media in 2012, prompting a "Texts from Hillary" meme."When Mrs. Clinton's...
  • Marc Grossman Interview by European Journalists

    04/30/2003 7:58:33 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 178+ views
    Scoop ^ | 4/30/2003 | US State Department
    Interview by European Journalists Marc Grossman, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Washington, DC April 17, 2003 (11:00 a.m. EDT) QUESTION: What's the meaning of the trip, which has been announced by Secretary Powell to Damascus? Do you know where it will happen and what will be the exact purpose of this trip? UNDER SECRETARY GROSSMAN: First, the Secretary hasn't yet decided on exact dates or where else he might go. But as he said yesterday, he wants to go and have a straightforward, direct conversation with the Syrian leadership. And since we've been having this conversation over a period of...
  • Heavyweight breaks ranks with GOP, endorsing Clinton (Turncoat Armitage)

    06/16/2016 10:12:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2016 | Jesse Hellmann
    Richard Armitage, who held top national security positions in the administrations of former Presidents George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, said he would vote for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over her likely Republican rival, Donald Trump. "If Donald Trump is the nominee, I would vote for Hillary Clinton," Armitage, who served as a deputy secretary of State under Bush and as an assistant secretary of Defense under Reagan, told Politico on Thursday. "He doesn't appear to be a Republican. He doesn't appear to want to learn about the issues. So I'm going to vote for Mrs. Clinton." Clinton...
  • Four Faithless Electors Recorded in Washington

    12/19/2016 1:27:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 78 replies
    270 To Win ^ | 19/12/16
    he Washington Secretary of State is reporting 4 faithless electors in today's ballot, with 8 votes going to Hillary Clinton, who won the popular vote there. Three of the faithless electors voted for former Secretary of State Colin Powell, with one voting for Faith Spotted Eagle. ...these are apparently the first ones to be allowed.
  • Colin Powell says he's voting for Clinton

    10/25/2016 7:43:29 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 95 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 25, 2015 | Daniella Diaz
    (CNN)Former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday he'll vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, a high-profile snub of his party's standard-bearer, Donald Trump. Powell, who also served in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations, backed President Barack Obama in both the 2008 and 2012 campaigns. He announced his plan to a Long Island group during a luncheon. The announcement was confirmed by Powell's chief of staff, Peggy Cifrino. Aides informed Clinton of Powell's support after her early voting rally Tuesday afternoon in Florida. She is grateful for his support, one aide said. Later, Clinton's campaign tweeted, "Proud...
  • Colin Powell Says He’ll Vote for Hillary Clinton

    10/25/2016 2:16:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 109 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 25, 2016 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Colin L. Powell, the Republican former secretary of state, said on Tuesday that he planned to vote for Hillary Clinton for president as he condemned her rival, Donald J. Trump, at an event on Long Island. Speaking before the Long Island Association, a trade group that frequently hosts political figures, Mr. Powell divulged his intentions come Election Day. “I am voting for Hillary Clinton,” he said, according to Matthew Cohen, a spokesman for the association. Mr. Powell went on to praise Mrs. Clinton for her skills as a leader and her experience. Paule Pachter, a Long Island Association board member,...
  • Colin Powell: U.S. Should Not ‘Single Out Just Muslims as Being Bad’

    09/30/2016 7:45:36 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 64 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9-28-2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON – Using the war in Libya and the conflict in Syria as examples, former Secretary of State Colin Powell cautioned against U.S.-backed regime changes. Touching upon the debate surrounding U.S. immigration from the Middle East, Powell said Muslims should not be “singled out” as threats. “You better be careful because – and I have considerable experience with this – just taking out the regime doesn’t necessarily fix the problem. ...... (snip) “As I have said to my old bosses, President Bush and others, be careful what you do. Remember if you take out a regime you become the new...