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  • Does NYC mayor, now a national figure, risk trouble at home?

    05/10/2015 10:06:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2015 11:53 AM EDT | Jonathan Lemire
    Mayor Bill de Blasio’s political vision—and his political travels—have increasingly reached far beyond the borders of New York City. […] It is commonplace for New York City mayors to become national figures, but some experts believe that de Blasio—not even 18 months into his first term—is risking being perceived as someone who has forgotten about his home. A poll last week showed that fewer than half of New Yorkers believe the city is moving in the right direction. “He’s entering a path that can be dangerous for big-city mayors,” said Kenneth Sherrill, a retired political science professor at Hunter College....
  • Investigators: Secret Service use ‘problematic’

    10/21/2014 9:52:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 22, 2014 12:02 AM EDT | Erica Werner
    A new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor. The report by the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general calls the conduct “problematic,” and says that the employee’s friendship with high-level Secret Service officials creates the appearance it was motivated by personal relations “rather than furthering official government functions.” Although agency officials insisted that President Barack Obama’s safety was not compromised, the memo notes that Obama was at the White...
  • A "Tone-Deaf" Obama Mocked By The [NY Times] For Vacationing While The World Burns

    07/20/2014 11:22:22 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 20, 2014
    When it comes to mocking president Obama, there is no easier or more effective way than focusing on his vacation/golfing schedule. The conservative Washington Examiner did just that last week, before the latest Malaysian Airlines disaster, when it reported that "It's going to be hot tubs, basketball, tennis and golf for the first family this summer, having set plans for a 16-day vacation in Martha's Vineyard, Mass., on a $12 million, 10-acre forested estate on the southwestern corner of the island. Reports from the Bay State indicate that President Obama and his family will vacation August 9-24 at the 8,100-square...

    06/02/2014 4:19:31 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 65 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 2, 2014 | By Jed Babbin
    On December 20, 1998 the House of Representatives approved a two-article bill of impeachment against President William Jefferson Clinton. In it, Clinton was accused of lying to a grand jury, suborning witnesses’ perjury in a civil case, and other such criminal conduct. What was missing from the Senate trial on that indictment — and from the nation at that time — was the political momentum to remove Clinton from office. So, like the only other president so far to be impeached, Clinton was not convicted in the Senate trial that followed. Andy McCarthy, a former senior federal prosecutor, has written...
  • Top Republicans Call for Return to Cold War

    02/27/2014 1:55:39 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 29 replies ^ | February 27, 2014 | Josh Rogin
    Top lawmakers on the House and Senate Armed Services said Thursday that the world would be better off if the Cold War was still on—and if Obama wasn’t cutting the defense budget. The current crisis in the Ukraine and the looming crisis on the Korean Peninsula would be much easier to manage if the Cold War was still going strong, according to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon and Senate Armed Services Ranking Republican James Inhofe. “I look back wistfully at the Cold War,” Inhofe said Thursday at a breakfast meeting with reporters. “There were two superpowers, they knew...
  • Pennsylvania attorney general refuses to defend state marriage law

    07/13/2013 10:31:52 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    Pennsylvania attorney general refuses to defend state marriage law Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 13, 2013 / 08:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The attorney general of Pennsylvania has said she will not defend a state law defining marriage as a union of a man and a woman in court because she does not agree with it. Thomas Peters, a spokesman for the National Organization for Marriage, said the action shows that the recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings favoring same-sex unions “set a bad precedent” that will allow elected officials “to not represent the will of the people when they find it expedient.” Peters...
  • AG won’t defend Pennsylvania’s gay marriage ban

    07/11/2013 4:16:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/11/2013
    Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane said Thursday that she will not defend the state in a federal lawsuit filed this week challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, calling the prohibition “wholly unconstitutional.” Kane’s decision not to fight the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of 23 Pennsylvania residents places the burden of defending the 1996 law on Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, who supports it. It also reignited a public debate over whether state officials have the right to opt out of legal battles involving same-sex marriage. In an interview, Kane — who endorsed the idea...
  • A look at why the Benghazi issue keeps coming back

    05/18/2013 2:55:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/18/13 | Connie Cass - Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The night of smoke, chaos, gunfire and grenades that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, is well-documented. Eight months later, it is the decisions made back in Washington that remain murky and in perpetual dispute. Why was a diplomatic outpost left so poorly protected? Should the Pentagon have rushed jets or special forces to the rescue when the assault began? Did President Barack Obama's administration obscure the true nature of the terrorist attack to help him get re-elected? Congressional Republicans are poking for evidence of incompetence and cover-up in the ashes of the Sept. 11 anniversary attack....
  • 1,500 Page Immigration Bill to Drop One Day Before Only Hearing?

    04/13/2013 3:00:16 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 81 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 4-13-2013 | Matthew Boyle
    According to an ABC News report, senators from the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” pushing immigration reform are expected to drop their bill, estimated at around 1,500 pages, on Tuesday, mere hours before the only scheduled Senate hearing on the topic. “A bipartisan group of senators plans to introduce its long-awaited immigration bill on Tuesday, Senate sources confirmed to ABC News,” Jim Avila and Jordan Fabian wrote on Friday. “Four Democrats and four Republicans, known as the 'Gang of Eight,' wrapped up months of hard-fought negotiations this week and will put forth a bill that includes a pathway to citizenship for...
  • Demoralizing

    04/04/2013 7:05:14 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 3 replies
    Washinton Free Beacon ^ | 3 Apr 13 | Adam Kredo
    Demoralizing Hagel tells military to prepare for cuts, ‘appreciate’ its ‘limits’ Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel tried to mollify worried military leaders Wednesday, speaking publicly for the first time about the Defense Department’s pressing budgetary woes. Widespread cuts to the defense budget have led DoD to impose furloughs on civilian employees, defer critical maintenance projects, and consider cutting benefits to military families. Military employees who attended Hagel’s speech at the National Defense University did not hesitate to express their fears, pressing Hagel to explain why benefits and salaries have been placed on DoD’s chopping block. “Why are we still furloughing?”...
  • Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi

    02/07/2013 9:53:27 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 244 replies
    Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi Daniel Halper February 7, 2013 12:05 PM Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified this morning on Capitol Hill that President Barack Obama was absent the night four Americans were murdered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012: Panetta said that Obama left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were available to help the Americans under siege, "up to us." In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Panetta said...
  • [VIDEO] Pat Caddell BLASTS the Mainstream Media on Benghazi

    10/28/2012 10:27:11 PM PDT · by Snuph · 7 replies
    pjmedia ^ | October 28, 2012 | ROGER L SIMON
    It’s clear long time Democratic Party pollster Pat Caddell has had it with mainstream media suppression of Benghazi in this excerpt from the Jeanine Pirro on Fox Saturday night. (Caddell comes in at 1:15 after Ann Coulter). Juicy bit: I am appalled right now. This White House, this President, this Vice President, this Secretary of State, all of them, are willing, apparently, to dishonor themselves and this country for the cheap prospect of getting reelected — willing to coverup and lie. And the worst thing is the very people who are supposed to protect the American people and the truth,...
  • Beyond Impeachment: Obama Treasonous over Benghazi

    10/29/2012 12:17:48 AM PDT · by Snuph · 50 replies
    pjmedia ^ | October 29, 2012 | Roger L Simon
    Is it treason when you put your own reelection above the good of your country and the lives of its citizens? If so, Barack Obama committed treason in leaving the four Americans to die in Benghazi. Our Constitution defines it this way: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.” Aid and comfort to the enemy — what is that? When you ascribe an action to the protest of a video when it is actuality a planned terror attack by Ansar al-Shariah, an established...
  • Obama knew about the attack, ignored three requests for help

    10/28/2012 11:31:55 PM PDT · by kingattax · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2012 | Col. Ken Allard
    Cold political play could cost him the election -- The Benghazi debacle may yet make Mitt Romney president. Barely 10 days before the election, the persistent whiff of scandal surrounding Barack Obama exploded into the banner headlines of a cover-up – at least among certain press outlets. Everything changed Friday afternoon with the stunning revelations by Fox News that CIA operatives defending the embattled consulate in Benghazi, Libya, called three times for emergency assistance while the attack was in progress. Each time, they were shamefully turned down.One of those defenders, Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, was apparently able to use a...
  • Lack of Strike Force Impeded Benghazi Response

    10/29/2012 12:50:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 28, 2012 | Rowan Scarborough
    As U.S. Africa Command waited for any order to rescue Americans on Sept. 11 at the besieged consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, it was missing a key unit that the Pentagon gives every regional four-star commander — an emergency strike force. The new command’s lack of such a unit is another piece in the unfolding Benghazi timeline that shows an overriding theme: As radical Islamic extremism swelled in the chaotic coastal city, U.S. security assets in Libya diminished. From the State Department’s denial of diplomats’ requests for more security in Libya to Obama administration officials repeatedly saying the...
  • BOMBSHELL: US Troops Wouldn't Have Been Painting Targets on Ground Unless There Was Air Support..

    10/26/2012 6:30:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 371 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 26, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    BOMBSHELL: US troops in Benghazi would not have been painting targets on the ground unless there was air support overhead. But someone called it off – And the decision most likely came from the White House. FOX News reported earlier today that security officers on the ground in Benghazi had a laser planted on a target that was firing on the annex. The team was in constant radio contact with their headquarters. In fact, at least one member of the team was on the roof of the annex manning a heavy machine gun when mortars were fired at the CIA...
  • Caddell On Media & Benghazi: "Fundamental Threat To American Democracy"

    10/28/2012 5:07:00 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 28,2012
    Discussing Benghazi, Pat Caddell says the press has "been in the tank on this in a way I've never seen... I am appalled right now. This White House, this President, this Vice President, this Secretary of State, all of them, are willing apparently to dishonor themselves and this country for the cheap prospect of getting reelected...willing to cover up and lie. The worst thing is the very people who are supposed to protect the American people with the truth - the leading mainstream media...they have become a threat, a fundamental threat to American democracy and the enemies of the American...
  • BOMBSHELL: US Forces Would Not Have Been Painting Targets on Ground Unless Air Support Overhead

    10/28/2012 4:10:13 PM PDT · by Truthhunter1 · 42 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/26/12
    ...Then there’s this bombshell at BlackFive from a former Delta operator: Having spent a good bit of time nursing a GLD (ground Laser Designator) in several garden spots around the world, something from the report jumped out at me. One of the former SEALs was actively painting the target. That means that Specter WAS ON STATION! Probably an AC130U. A ground laser designator is not a briefing pointer laser. You do not “paint” a target until the weapons system/designator is synched; which means that the AC130 was on station. Only two places could have called off the attack at that...
  • Former Nat Security Adviser Bud McFarlane: For Obama to Do Nothing ... is “Dereliction of Duty”

    10/28/2012 4:16:14 PM PDT · by Snuph · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 28, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Full Tittle: Former National Security Adviser Bud McFarlane: For Obama to Do Nothing During Benghazi Attack is “Dereliction of Duty” Video at link... Former National Security Adviser Bud McFarlane told FOX News today: “You don’t just passively allow Americans to remain under attack for eight hours at a time when you have forces within range and do nothing. The Secretary of Defense was in the White House at five o’clock within an hour of when the attacks started. He could have told him, “Yes. We have special operations peope and F18 aircraft that could be deployed right away. To have...
  • CIA operatives in Benghazi twice asked for permission to help Amb Chris Stevens and his staff

    10/26/2012 1:01:32 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2012 | James Nye
    # Revelations shed new light on the effectiveness of the CIA at Benghazi and the level of support they were given # When the CIA annex come under attack they were denied a request for military help despite a counter terrorism team being two hours away in Italy # There was full communication between operatives on the ground and headquarters - with the ability to laser guide drones, planes or special forces to enemy targets It has been claimed that CIA operatives on the ground during the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi twice asked for permission to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say

    10/26/2012 8:37:22 AM PDT · by Snuph · 227 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 26, 2012 | Jennifer Griffin
    Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that three urgent requests from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. Consulate and subsequent attack nearly seven hours later were denied by officials in the CIA chain of command -- who also told the CIA operators to "stand down" rather than help the ambassador's team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11. Former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were part of a small team who were at the CIA annex about a mile...
  • Did Obama Watch While They Fought for their Lives?

    10/26/2012 6:19:16 AM PDT · by Snuph · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 26, 2012 | Karin McQuillan
    They fought for their lives for seven hours. 9/11/ 2012. Benghazi. The White House watched. No help was sent and they died. Four Americans died in the jihadi attack on our consulate in Benghazi. Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, two retired SEALS who were working as civilian security specialists in Benghazi, learned that Ambassador Stevens and nine other people at the consulate were under attack and rushed to their defense. The fourth man was Sean Smith, father of three, an Air Force veteran, working for the State Department in Libya. The White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, and our...
  • Sources: Predator drone was over Benghazi consulate during last hours of attack

    10/20/2012 7:39:22 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 47 replies
    CBS News has been told that, hours after the attack began, an unmanned Predator drone was sent over the U.S. mission in Benghazi, and that the drone and other reconnaissance aircraft apparently observed the final hours of the protracted battle… But it was too late to help the Americans in Benghazi. The ambassador and three others were dead. Retired CIA officer Gary Berntsen believes help could have come much sooner. He commanded CIA counter-terrorism missions targeting Osama bin Laden and led the team that responded after bombings of the U.S. Embassy in East Africa. “You find a way to make...
  • Documents show Stevens worried about Libya security threats, Al Qaeda before consulate attack

    10/19/2012 11:56:57 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-19-2012 | James Rosen
    Across 166 pages of internal State Department documents -- released Friday by a pair of Republican congressmen pressing the Obama administration for more answers on the Benghazi terrorist attack -- slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and the security officers assigned to protect him repeatedly sounded alarms to their superiors in Washington about the intensifying lawlessness and violence in Eastern Libya, where Stevens ultimately died. On Sept. 11 -- the day Stevens and three other Americans were killed -- the ambassador signed a three-page cable, labeled "sensitive," in which he noted "growing problems with security" in Benghazi and "growing...
  • Libya Attack Gains Steam as Issue in Race for President

    10/12/2012 11:35:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 12, 2012 | By PETER BAKER and TRIP GABRIEL
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s handling of the Libya attack has opened up a new front in the presidential campaign just weeks before Election Day, as Republicans seize on it to question the president’s performance as commander in chief. The dispute over the episode escalated after Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said during the debate on Thursday night that “we weren’t told” that Americans on the ground wanted security bolstered, despite testimony that requests were made to and turned down by the administration. Mitt Romney’s campaign on Friday accused the vice president of trying “to mislead the American public.”...
  • Report: Hillary ignored warnings

    09/13/2012 7:48:18 PM PDT · by Wings-n-Wind · 103 replies
    Breitbart: Big Peace ^ | 9/13/2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Yesterday, we reported that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was responsible under the law for the “security policies and programs that provide for the protection of all US government personnel … on official duty abroad.” Clinton herself seemed bewildered by the attacks on the Libyan consulate, asking, “How could this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction?” --SNIP-- But according to the Independent, she had no reason to be puzzled. Quoting senior diplomatic sources, the paper reports, “the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in...
  • Regime Brags: Obama is So Smart, He Doesn't Need Intelligence Briefings (The Arrogance)

    09/13/2012 1:32:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush ^ | September 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is Marc Thiessen, opinion writer, Washington Post: "Obama Alone: This President Does Not Need Intel Briefers." Wait 'til you hear this spin. We've already got Obama walking back a major gaffe, this statement that Egypt is not an ally. They have been since 1989. Regardless the Muslim Brotherhood situation now, they've always been an ally. Folks, they've had to walk that back now. This is a major gaffe, and even foreign policy media people know this, and that's why they're walking this back, because there are some people who are not in the media laying down...
  • EDITORIAL: The world Obama created (leading from behind)

    09/12/2012 6:34:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 12, 2012 | Editorial
    Leading from behind leads to global chaosThe tragic events that took place in Libya and Egypt this week were the inevitable consequences of weak U.S. leadership. America and the world cannot afford four more such years. In Benghazi, four Americans including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens were murdered in a coordinated attack on the U.S. consulate by Islamic militants. On the same day, al Qaeda released a video in which leader Ayman al-Zawahri eulogized Abu Yahya al-Libi, a Libyan al Qaeda commander believed killed in June by a U.S. drone strike. This was no coincidence. In Cairo, demonstrators — upset over...

    09/10/2012 11:17:23 AM PDT · by massmike · 40 replies ^ | 09/10/2012 | Mytheos Holt
    One of the centerpieces of the Democratic case for Barack Obama‘s reelection in Charlotte last week was the President’s record on national security – specifically, his decision to pursue the operation that eventually led to the death of Osama bin Laden. That impressive achievement, however, may be blunted by the force of revelations by former Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen in today’s Washington Post. Thiessen writes: President Obama is touting his foreign policy experience on the campaign trail, but startling new statistics suggest that national security has not necessarily been the personal priority the president makes it out to be. It...
  • Why is Obama skipping more than half of his daily intelligence meetings?

    09/10/2012 9:29:24 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 59 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sept. 10, 2012 | Marc A. Thiessen
    President Obama is touting his foreign policy experience on the campaign trail, but startling new statistics suggest that national security has not necessarily been the personal priority the president makes it out to be. It turns out that more than half the time, the commander in chief does not attend his daily intelligence meeting. The Government Accountability Institute examined President Obama’s schedule from the day he took office until mid-June 2012, to see how often he attended his Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) — the meeting at which he is briefed on the most critical intelligence threats to the country. During...
  • Pimp with a Limp: Obama Skipped Intel Briefings Week Before Attacks

    09/12/2012 12:36:10 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 12, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The last time the Wonder Kid who personally got Bin Laden attended an intelligence briefing was on September 5th. Since then it’s been all campaign events and softball questions from media lapdogs Obama found time to do multiple radio interviews, discuss Nicky Minaj, Hip Hop music and the Buccaneers. On September 11, this is what Obama was doing instead of attending a national intelligence briefing. Fact: When “Pimp with the Limp” DJ Laz talks NFL with the President of the United States, we’re listening. Obama barely had managed to drop jarring references to Pitbull and Flo-Rida before DJ Laz told...
  • Obama Attends About 43 Percent of His Daily Intelligence Briefings

    09/12/2012 6:38:08 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 41 replies
    Has an empty chair been getting 56.2 percent of the president's intelligence briefings? In light of the news that fatal attacks on U.S. diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, may well have been pre-planned by al Qaeda operatives, it would behoove the media to scrutinize just how infrequently President Obama sits in on his daily intelligence briefings. As Marc Thiessen noted in an op-ed in Sunday, September 10 edition of the Washington Post, President Obama sat in on his Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) a mere 536 times out of his first 1,225 days in office. That's a mere 43.8 percent of the...
  • White House delay of budget proposal infuriates Republicans

    01/23/2012 7:13:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    FOX ^ | January 23, 2012
    The White House is delaying for one week the release of President Obama's budget for the 2013 fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, a decision that administration officials say was based on "the need to finalize decisions and technical details" but which Republicans say is a direct violation of law. "This will mark the third time in four years the president has missed his statutory requirement to present a budget on time, while trillion-dollar budget deficits continue to mount. As the president announces another missed deadline, tomorrow marks the 1,000th day Senate Democrats have gone without any budget at all,"...
  • Rancher claims Mexican cartels takeover Texas ranch -Police blotter confirms story is not a hoax

    08/16/2010 6:51:22 PM PDT · by Marauder · 39 replies
    San Diego Examiner ^ | August 10th, 2010 | Kimberly Dvorak
    After 16 days of denials by Laredo law enforcement and local officials regarding a Mexican drug cartel takeover of a Laredo area ranch, a Texas police blotter proves the alleged incident did in fact happen and that multiple agencies responded to the scene of a seized U.S. ranch. Think about it for a moment. One of the most brutal drug cartels operating in Mexico crossed the U.S. border and took a ranch from its lawful owner. Intimidation has arrived along the southern border. The police blotter tells the story of the events that unfolded on July 23rd; “On Friday 7-23-10...
  • Obamas Vacation in Maine Instead of the Gulf

    07/11/2010 12:44:38 PM PDT · by vrwc54 · 44 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7/11/10 | RobtKraft/GrannyJan
    They would never go to a red state.
  • Ft. Hood suspect was Army dilemma (extreme views overlooked due to "diversity")

    02/23/2010 5:14:04 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies · 519+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 22, 2010 | Bryan Bender
    WASHINGTON - Army superiors were warned about the radicalization of Major Nidal Malik Hasan years before he allegedly massacred 13 soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, but did not act in part because they valued the rare diversity of having a Muslim psychiatrist, military investigators wrote in previously undisclosed reports. An obvious “problem child’’ spouting extremist views, Hasan made numerous statements that were not protected by the First Amendment and were grounds for discharge by violating his military oath, investigators found. Examples of Hasan’s radical behavior have previously been disclosed in press accounts based on interviews with unnamed Army officials, including...
  • Pilot furious at U.S. for silence on bomb

    01/05/2010 8:22:58 AM PST · by BulletBobCo · 44 replies · 2,691+ views
    CNN ^ | January 5, 2010 | Steve Danyluk
    (CNN) -- Following the attempt to bomb a passenger jet on Christmas Day, President Obama said that "once the suspect attempted to take down Flight 253, it's clear Homeland Security and Aviation Security took all appropriate actions." I am a commercial airline pilot who was deep over the Atlantic flying from St. Kitts and Nevis for nearly six hours on Christmas Day following the attempted bombing on Flight 253. I only learned about the incident after landing when I looked at the CNN Web site on my iPhone. I'm justifiably furious that I was not notified while airborne. Our government...
  • 2nd U.S. soldier in Iraq challenges eligibility

    02/24/2009 9:18:20 PM PST · by pissant · 40 replies · 2,902+ views
    WND ^ | 2/24/09 | Bob Unruh
    Another U.S. soldier on active duty in Iraq is joining a challenge to President Obama's eligibility to be commander-in-chief, citing WND's report on 1st Lt. Scott Easterling, who has agreed to be a plaintiff in a lawsuit over the issue, as his inspiration. "I was inspired by 1LT Easterling's story and am writing you to inform you that I would like to be added as a plaintiff against Obama as well if you feel it would help your case," the soldier, identified for this report only as a reservist now on active duty in Iraq. He letter was directed to...

    09/22/2006 5:09:49 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 977 replies · 50,024+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | sept., 22, 2006 | drudge
    <p>FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON ON NOT CAPTURING BIN LADEN: 'At least I tried. That's the difference between me and some, including all the right wingers. They ridicule me for trying. They had eight months to try, they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed'...</p>
  • Derelection of Duty

    09/11/2006 6:18:08 AM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 3 replies · 1,101+ views
    I watched part 1 of the "controversial" 9/11 series on ABC and found it to pretty good. They may have edited some things but it still very clearly depicted what was going on in the Clinton White House. So while the extremist liberals try to rewrite history, let's no forget on 9/11 what occured: Dereliction of Duty: The Eyewitness Account of How Bill Clinton Endangered America's Long-Term National Security Losing Bin Laden: How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror Reckless Disregard: How Liberal Democrats Undercut Our Military, Endanger Our Soldiers, and Jeopardize Our Security
  • Clinton Right on "Path To 9/11"; Wrong on Terrorism

    09/09/2006 12:48:00 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 4 replies · 331+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/07/06 | Purple Mountains
    On the matter of ABC’s “Path to 9/11” and the controversy it has produced, I have no inside knowledge of what ABC intends to do tomorrow night, but I am considering two things: 1. in all fairness I do not agree with the grouping of several real incidents into one fictitious incident and putting fake dialogue in the mouths of real people as this film is reported to do. I think former President Clinton, former Secretary Albright, former National Security Advisor (and convicted felon) Sandy Berger, along with others in the Clinton Administration, were completely incompetent
  • Dereliction Of Duty: The Constitutional Record of President Clinton

    04/13/2006 7:28:00 PM PDT · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 14 replies · 838+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | March 31, 1997 | Timothy Lynch
    From 1997 -- For those that haven't seen it and that we never forget the treachery of the Left revising history as they have done with the Patriot Act/wiretaps and other assorted 'outrages' du's one to keep on hand to counter the loons. It also outlines Clinton intentions on other forms of searches, censorship, internet, etc., and we could expect the same from his co-prez at the time when she runs: [ snip ] Warrantless "National Security" Searches The Clinton administration claims that it can bypass the warrant clause for "national security" purposes. In July 1994 Deputy Attorney General...
  • Dems Charges Evidence of Incompetence (Good article)

    11/20/2005 8:36:24 PM PST · by txgirl4Bush · 21 replies · 1,794+ views
    Hal Lindsey Oracle ^ | 11/20/05 | Hal Lindsey
    The Democrats thought that they had finally had something they could sink their teeth into with the indictment of Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Scooter Libby. They were bitterly disappointed that the special prosecutor was unable to indict Karl Rove or Dick Cheney for illegally revealing the name of an undercover CIA agent. As it turned out, nobody was indicted for the crime under investigation, since it was known at the outset that Valerie Plame's CIA assignment wasn't "covert" under existing law so no crime was committed. But, since they had the grand jury all assembled and everything, they investigated...
  • Jeb Bush is courtingdereliction of duty

    03/29/2005 11:00:33 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 419 replies · 10,899+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 3-29-2005 | Dr. Alan Keyes
    Posted: March 29, 2005 11:44 a.m. Eastern © 2005 The Florida state constitution declares unequivocally that in the state of Florida "the supreme executive power shall be vested in a governor … ." The word supreme means highest in authority. There can be no executive authority in the state of Florida higher than the governor. No state law can create an executive authority higher than highest in the Florida constitution. Therefore no court order based upon such a law can constitutionally create such an authority. If the governor tells the local police in Pinellas County to step aside, they...
  • Lt. Col. Robert Patterson's Warning-Dereliction of Duty

    10/29/2004 7:20:58 PM PDT · by bluesagewoman · 7 replies · 1,441+ views
    10/29/30 | The Snowflake
    DERELICTION OF DUTY Many Americans are blaming President Bush for the tragedy of 911 and Osama bin Laden. In reading the book, "Dereliction of Duty," by Lt. Col. Robert "Buzz" Patterson USAF (Ret.) Carrier of the "Nuclear football," many parallels can be drawn comparing President Clinton’s past administration, and one Senator John Kerry promises to install if he is elected. As you read the circumstances and warnings, merely adjust the time-table forward and the possibilities become frighteningly obvious. Sandy Berger’s involvement, given his current situation, is also fascinating. The following is a review of some of the most hair-raising and...

    10/23/2004 12:16:28 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 841+ views
    Open Letter to Senator Kerry From a Veteran Sunday, October 24, 2004 Dear Senator Kerry, I never met my uncle Will. He was a lieutenant in the Navy during World War II. He was killed in action on his PT boat in the Pacific. For his fatal wounds, he received the Purple Heart posthumously. The first-captain of my West Point class took a bullet through the heart while leading a South Vietnamese airborne battalion into combat. For this fatal wound, he was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. My senior-year roommate at West Point became a tunnel rat. A booby trap...
  • What the 9/11 Commission Missed

    08/25/2004 1:04:41 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 3 replies · 568+ views ^ | August 25, 2004 | Allan J. Favish
    In “Clinton and 9/11” (, Oct. 14, 2003), I wrote about the allegation by retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Robert “Buzz” Patterson that while he was a military aide to President Bill Clinton in 1996 (carrying the codes for nuclear attack) he saw a Presidential Daily Briefing after it was given to President Clinton that discussed a plot to use commercial airliners as weapons and another plot to put bombs on U.S. airliners. Patterson wrote this allegation on page 139 of his book “Dereliction of Duty”, published in March 2003. The allegation goes to the heart of the recent investigations...
  • Al Qaeda's Western Recruits

    06/27/2004 9:18:44 AM PDT · by yoe · 8 replies · 321+ views
    Stratfor's Terrorism Intelligence Weekly ^ | June 26, 2004 | STRATFOR Staff
    Summary Al Qaeda is an international organization that constantly changes and adapts, seeking new ways to avoid detection and catch its opponents off guard. Rather than sending foreigners into other nations to carry out surveillance and strikes, the group has found it can achieve surprise and minimize exposure by recruiting native Western operatives. The examination of some Western al Qaeda operatives offers insights into the group's recruitment methods and plans for operations in the United States, Britain, Australia and other Western nations.AnalysisAl Qaeda remains a dynamic organization that leverages local expertise and resources in surveilling, planning and carrying out operations....
  • Officials Clear Up Rumor About Immigration Raids

    04/27/2004 5:20:23 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 26 replies · 176+ views
    HOUSTON -- Immigration authorities held a town hall meeting Monday to stop a rumor about raids on undocumented immigrants. More than 300 people attended the meeting Monday night where the government said they are not doing anything out of the ordinary to enforce laws. The meeting was called after a rumor spread around that immigration officials were conducting raids on schools and construction sites. Immigration customs agents said they do not conduct raids on apartment buildings or schools, and that Houston-area agents have not conducted a workplace operation in six years.
  • Dereliction of Duty (Excerpt)

    04/13/2004 4:30:35 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 6 replies · 599+ views
    2003 | Lt Col Buzz Patterson USAF ret (and Clinton's Nuclear Football Carrier)
    During the summer of the 1996 attacks, I myself learned firsthand that the administration knew that terrorists were plotting to use commercial airliners as weapons. The president received a Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB, every morning. It was a document encased in a smart leather folder, and emblazoned with the presidential seal, that contained the president's daily intelligence update from the NSC. A senior NSC representative normally delivered it to the president. On weekends, at Camp David, and on vacations, the military aide was responsible for delivering and retrieving the brief. One late-summer Saturday morning, the president asked me to...