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  • Miami-Dade commission approves mayor’s decision against sanctuary city [Snowflakes LOSE AGAIN!]

    02/17/2017 1:11:35 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    wsvn-tv ^ | 2/17/17 | Jessica Holly
    UPDATE: The Miami-Dade Commission has just approved the mayor’s decision to cooperate with the Trump Administration’s immigration orders in a 9 to 3 vote. Nearly one month after Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez ordered local officials to cooperate with the Trump Administration....
  • Gary Johnson, Jill Stein will not be on debate stage

    09/16/2016 1:20:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 77 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 16, 2016 | Staff
    Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein will not be on the presidential debate stage for the first contest sponsored by the Commission on President Debates. Johnson and Stein both fell short of the 15 percent polling threshold required to participate, the commission said in a statement, adding that Trump and Clinton will face off on September 26 and their running mates, Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, will debate on October 4. Johnson in particular was pushing hard for inclusion in the debates, as he’d polled in the double digits across several national surveys, and previously...
  • Benghazi Commission: Obama Admin Gun-Running Scheme Armed Islamic State

    11/30/2015 2:14:32 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-30-15 | Edwin Mora
    The Obama administration pursued a policy in Libya back in 2011 that ultimately allowed guns to walk into the hands of jihadists linked to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and al-Qaeda (AQ) in Syria, according to a former CIA officer who co-authored a report on behalf of the Citizen’s Commission on Benghazi (CCB), detailing the gun running scheme. In Congress, the then-bipartisan group known as the “Gang of Eight,” at a minimum, knew of the operation to aid and abet America’s jihadist enemies by providing them with material support. So says Clare Lopez, a former CIA officer and the primary author...
  • German Jews upset about government group on anti-Semitism (no Jews included)

    02/10/2015 7:01:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 10, 2015 8:30 AM EST
    Leading Jewish groups have slammed the German government for creating a new commission on anti-Semitism without including a single Jew. Julius Schoeps from the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European-Jewish Studies on Tuesday called it “a unique scandal” that the Interior Ministry did not include any Jewish scientists or community leaders on the commission it created to fight anti-Semitism and support Jewish life in Germany. …
  • Islamic State or Russia? (Shadow governments exposed)

    09/02/2014 4:39:10 AM PDT · by mgist · 11 replies
    Market Oracle ^ | DK Matai
    Islamic State or Russia? Ten Key Questions Towards Pragmatism Politics / GeoPolitics Sep 01, 2014 - 01:03 PM GMT By: DK_Matai There are insufficient resources and bandwidth to counter the rising threat of global destabilisation from the barbaric ambitions of the Islamic State operatives and Russia’s increasing belligerence and military interventions in Eastern Europe simultaneously. At some stage, a clear and present danger based priority needs to be established. At that point, some strategic questions need to be asked. It is in the context of prioritisation that the ATCA 5000 Research and Analysis Wing and the mi2g Intelligence Unit have...
  • U.S. Attorney presses Cuomo on witness tampering

    07/31/2014 10:15:35 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies
    Gannett News Service | 11:12 a.m. EDT July 31, 2014 | Joseph Spector, Albany Bureau Chief
    Gannett news is reporting that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is investigating Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to shutter a corruption-busting panel, threatening to investigate potential obstruction of justice and witness tampering. Link here: http://www.stargazette.com/story/news/politics/2014/07/31/cuomo-pressed-witness-tampering/13405579/
  • No One Like's Ike's Memorial

    07/30/2014 3:26:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7-29-14 | Stephanie Wang
    House report could doom Frank Gehry design After more than a decade of planning and $44 million spent, a proposed memorial for President Dwight D. Eisenhower may never be built. A House Committee on Natural Resources report published last week revealed the extent of the money wasted on the already controversial project. Construction for the Eisenhower memorial has not begun and the proposed design has not been approved, but the Eisenhower Commission, which was established as a staff of 12 in 1999, has already spent tens of millions of dollars on the project. Much of that money has gone to...
  • Holder bypasses U.S. Sentencing Commission in mandatory minimums, angers U.S. Attorneys

    04/10/2014 12:33:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/10/14 | Kelly Ridell
    Attorney General Eric Holder has infuriated U.S. Assistant Attorneys by not waiting for the U.S. Sentencing Commission to recommend reductions of sentencing guidelines for drug offenders and pushing them to prosecute based on his new guidelines. “We do not join with others who regard our federal justice system as ‘broken’ or in need of major reconstruction,” the National Association of U.S. Assistant Attorneys said in a letter to Mr. Holder in January. “Instead we consider the current federal mandatory minimum sentence framework well constructed and worth preserving.” In August, Mr. Holder unveiled his “Smart on Crime” initiative, seeking to “reserve
  • U.S. Civil Rights Comm. Panel Blasts Policy Making Job Background Checks Discriminatory

    02/21/2014 5:01:26 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 21, 2014
    A new Obama administration policy that says criminal background checks are discriminatory against minority job applicants is “deeply flawed,” according to half of the commissioners who sit on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, the independent and bipartisan federal agency created by Congress decades ago. The administration has gone after companies that use criminal background checks to screen job applicants, claiming in lawsuits that the probes disproportionately exclude blacks from hire. In the last year the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the nation’s workplace discrimination laws, has sued two large companies that screen criminal background...
  • George Washington: A Victor in Battle, a Freeman at Heart

    12/24/2013 10:12:59 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 9 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 24, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On December 23, 1783, the Continental Congress met in their temporary home – that’s all they had, temporary home after temporary home, since the United States had no permanent capital city, let alone capitol building – to listen to a history-making speech. General George Washington had arrived at Annapolis to resign his commission. The Continental Congress represented an odd cross between a country and an organization. The United States, under the Articles of Confederation, was more like today’s European Union than the America of today. There was no direct election of the delegates to the Continental Congress; they were selected...
  • Facts Are Stubborn Things [flag@whitehouse.gov]

    08/04/2009 3:45:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 554 replies · 8,546+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | 6:55 AM | Posted by Macon Phillips
    THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG THE BLOG TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2009 AT 6:55 AM Facts Are Stubborn Things Posted by Macon Phillips Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things." Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions. In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to...
  • Van Rompuy scorns direct election of (European) Commission president

    10/14/2013 5:09:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 14 October 2013 | Laurens Cerulus
    Having public candidates for the Commission presidency during the next EU elections is not the panacea for Europe’s credibility woes, says European Council President Herman Van Rompuy. While European parties look for figureheads for their EU election campaigns, the president of the European Council feels this will not resolve Europe’s democratic deficit. “You don’t have to look for solutions to things that aren’t a problem. To go and look for ‘faces’ to guide the EU: that’s not a solution,” Van Rompuy said at a debate last Thursday (10 October). … Giving his predictions for the upcoming May 2014 elections at...
  • The IRS Is Defying An Obama Administration Order To Give Employees $70 Million In Bonuses

    06/20/2013 7:46:33 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    Business Insider - AP ^ | 6-20-2013 | ;Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press
    The IRS Is Defying An Obama Administration Order To Give Employees $70 Million In Bonuses Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated PressJune 20, 2013 WASHINGTON (AP) — Already reeling from a pair of scandals, the Internal Revenue Service is drawing new criticism over plans to hand out millions of dollars in employee bonuses. The Obama administration has ordered agencies to cancel discretionary bonuses because of automatic spending cuts, but the IRS says it's merely following legal obligations under a union contract. The agency is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses, said Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, a senior Republican on the...
  • Israeli president seeks Pope Francis' help on stalled peace talks - (Peres)

    04/30/2013 9:28:36 PM PDT · by haffast · 18 replies
    UPI ^ | April 30, 2013 at 4:35 PM | UPI
    ROME, April 30 (UPI) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres met with Pope Francis in the Vatican Tuesday, inviting him to Israel and seeking help restarting the Palestinian peace process. Peres told Francis he has a unique and potentially very helpful role in restarting the dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians, Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported. "The citizens of Israel see in you a leader of peace and good will," Peres said. "The sooner you visit the better, as in these days a new opportunity is being created for peace and your arrival could contribute significantly to increasing the trust and belief...
  • Michelle Obama Commission On Religious Child Abuse Is Now Urgent

    02/08/2013 3:27:30 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    Chrisian Catholicism ^ | Friday, February 8, 2013 | Jerry Slevin
    Two events within the last few months confirmed conclusively that local law enforcement in the USA cannot prevent Catholic Church leaders from facilitating predatory priests who sexually abuse children. Documents just released in Los Angeles and others released in Philadelphia a few months earlier show this. Two Cardinals, Mahony and Bevilacqua, oversaw numerous predatory priests who were enabled to continue to abuse children repeatedly even after the Cardinals knew the priests were predators. It is the same old story that played out with Cardinal Law in Boston a decade before and in many other U.S. dioceses since. Local prosecutors beholden...
  • Calif. Panel Rejects Quake Study

    11/15/2012 3:33:25 PM PST · by Calpublican · 11 replies
    weather.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | Associated Press Uncredited
    LOS ANGELES -- Citing harm to marine life, California coastal regulators on Wednesday soundly rejected a utility's plan to map offshore earthquake faults near a nuclear power plant by blasting loud air cannons. The unanimous vote by the California Coastal Commission came after an hours-long public hearing attended by environmentalists, fishermen and residents who were overwhelmingly opposed to the seismic testing. The proposed survey by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. involves firing sonic pulses into the ocean. Sensors on the seafloor would pick up the echoes to create 3-D maps of geologic faults that the utility said are needed to...
  • Debate Commission dismisses Raddatz-Obama connection

    10/10/2012 5:10:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/10/12 | DYLAN BYERS
    The Commission on Presidential Debates is downplaying a new report by the conservative website 'The Daily Caller' about President Barack Obama's ties to Martha Raddatz, the moderator of tomorrow night's vice presidential debate. The article, currently atop Drudge Report, notes that Obama worked on the Harvard Law Review with Julius Genachowski, whom Obama would later appoint chair of the Federal Communications Commission, and was a guest at his 1991 wedding to Raddatz -- raising accusations that Raddatz has a conflict of interest heading into tomorrow's debate, despite the fact that Raddatz has long-since divorced Genachowski and remarried. (Also on POLITICO:...
  • Dave Says on Business Commission Only is Rare

    08/01/2012 1:31:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, I own a small business, and I pay my people on straight commission. We’ve started growing a bit, and I’m having trouble finding good, new reps who want to work under this kind of compensation structure. Does your team work on commission, and if so, how do you do it? Gary Dear Gary, I love commission plans that rely heavily on incentives. I just plain love the idea of commissions. I mean, I’d put my receptionist on straight commission if I could figure out how to make it work. But honestly, there’s hardly anyone on my team that...
  • Sanford Commission Rejects Police Chief's Resignation

    04/25/2012 1:04:57 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies
    April 25, 2012 Sanford commission rejects police chief's resignation Commissioner Patti Mahany on her decision, Zimmerman case
  • PA Official: PLO Corruption Dates Back to 1964

    01/02/2012 12:38:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/1/12 | Gavriel Queenann
    The Palestinian Authority anti-corruption commission announced Monday it was seeking to restore plundered public funds hidden abroad by PA officials. Rafiq al-Natsheh told the PA affiliated Ma'an News Agency that the commission is chasing corruption suspects living outside PA enclaves pending an agreement with their countries of residence. Natsheh's remarks follow a report in the Jordanian newspaper al-Dustour last week that PA officials were moving deposits from Jordanian banks to foreign accounts. "If suspects accused of stealing public money (are moving funds abroad), that falls within our jurisdiction," al Natsheh said. "We will ask these countries to help us restore...