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  • Meet Obama's Kissingers

    06/06/2014 8:35:31 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 6, 2014 | Kimberley Strassel
    If the Bergdahl uproar feels creepily reminiscent of the Benghazi uproar, or the Syrian "red line" uproar, or the choose-your-own- Obama -foreign-adventure uproar, it's because they all have a common denominator. This is what happens when political hacks formally take over foreign policy. It's the "formal" point that bears some meditation. Barack Obama isn't the first president to make foreign-policy decisions on the basis of domestic political calculations. He does, however, win the distinction of being the first president to utterly disregard—to treat with contempt—the institutions and procedures that were designed to help the commander in chief insulate the serious...
  • White House Hosts Israel-Hating Radical Muslim

    06/26/2013 1:57:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 6/26/2013, 11:52 PM | Elad Benari
    White House officials met this month with Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, a deputy of radical Egyptian cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who has been banned from entering the United States, reported the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT). The June 13 meeting took place on the same day the Obama administration announced plans to arm Syria’s rebel forces, the report noted. IPT noted that al-Qaradawi, the founder of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), endorses Palestinian Authority Arab suicide bombers and supports Hamas in its fight against Israel. The report also said that bin Bayyah,...
  • PHOTO>>> Obama Officials Meet With Radical Jew-Hating Islamist Bin Bayyah in the White House

    06/26/2013 12:10:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/26/13 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama Administration held talks with Sheik Abdullah Bin Bayyah, the vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, in the White House. The Investigative Project reported: Radical Egyptian cleric Yusuf Qaradawi is considered so radical that the United States bans him from entering the country. Qaradawi, considered the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, has called for the killing of Jews and Americans. That history makes the June 13 White House meeting with Sheik Abdullah Bin Bayyah all the more inexplicable. Bin Bayyah is vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), a group founded...
  • Breaking: Obama's national security adviser to resign, Rice to step in

    06/05/2013 4:22:44 AM PDT · by SueRae · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/5/2013 | CNN
    (CNN) – Susan Rice, United States ambassador to the United Nations, will replace Tom Donilon as President Barack Obama's national security adviser, a senior administration official said Wednesday.
  • Breaking: Obama's national security adviser to resign, Rice to step in

    06/05/2013 4:23:47 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | June 5, 2013 | Jessica Yellin
    (CNN) – Susan Rice, United States ambassador to the United Nations, will replace Tom Donilon as President Barack Obama's national security adviser
  • AP source: Tom Donilon resigns as Obama national security adviser, Susan Rice to take over

    06/05/2013 4:25:12 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 134 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 5, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON — A White House official says Tom Donilon is resigning as President Barack Obama’s national security adviser and will be replaced by Susan Rice. Rice is currently the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She has been harshly criticized by Republicans for her initial accounting of the attacks on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, which later proved to be incorrect.
  • The Real National Scandal: Putin’s Letter to Obama

    05/22/2013 3:38:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 5/22/13 | Trevor Loudon
    Appalling as the Benghazi, AP, and IRS scandals are, this dwarfs them all. This puts US national survival, and hundreds of millions of lives at stake. The head of Russia’s National Security Council has arrived in the US on a two-day visit for top-level talks on key stumbling blocks in bilateral relations. He will also deliver President Putin’s response to a letter President Obama sent in April. Putin aide Yury Ushakov confirmed on Tuesday that Patrushev is carrying the presidential letter and is scheduled to meet Obama. Among the US officials Nikolay Patrushev will meet during his trip is National...
  • Congressman tells Obama he wants to interview 7 key administration officials about...leaks

    07/12/2012 5:42:55 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 12, 2012 | Chad Pergram, Cristina Marcos
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, told President Obama Thursday he’d like to interview seven current and former administration officials who may know something about a spate of national security leaks. The request follows suggestions by lawmakers a day earlier that they’re interested in potentially pursuing a congressional investigation into the leaks, on top of the Department of Justice-led probe. “Concern about these leaks knows no party line. When national security secrets leak and become public knowledge, our people and our national interests are jeopardized. And when our enemies know our secrets, American lives are threatened,” Smith said in...
  • NEW PHOTOS OF SAUDI STUDENT IN HOSPITAL (BURNED HANDS)

    04/18/2013 8:47:15 AM PDT · by LyinLibs · 65 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 4/18/2013 | Walid Shoebat
    Yesterday, we posted a photo of Abdul Rahman Ali Issa Al-Salimi Al-Harbi, a Saudi national who was a ‘person of interest’ in the Boston marathon bombings. In that photo, Al-Harbi doesn’t appear to be the least bit concerned about his fate. Now we have another photo (h/t Diana West) of Alharbi at the hospital, smiling while standing next to what appears to be a Saudi diplomat...
  • The Inside Story of How the White House Let Diplomacy Fail in Afghanistan

    03/03/2013 8:56:53 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 18 replies
    Forign Policy ^ | March 3, 2013 | VALI NASR
    "My time in the Obama administration turned out to be a deeply disillusioning experience." It was close to midnight on Jan. 20, 2009, and I was about to go to sleep when my iPhone beeped. There was a new text message. It was from Richard Holbrooke. It said, "Are you up, can you talk?" When I called, he told me that Barack Obama had asked him to serve as envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He would work out of the State Department, and he wanted me to join his team. "No one knows this yet. Don't tell anyone. Well, maybe...
  • White House: Libya Fight Is Not War, It's 'Kinetic Military Action'

    03/23/2011 8:39:35 PM PDT · by kristinn · 74 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | Byron York
    In the last few days, Obama administration officials have frequently faced the question: Is the fighting in Libya a war? From military officers to White House spokesmen up to the president himself, the answer is no. But that leaves the question: What is it? In a briefing on board Air Force One Wednesday, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes took a crack at an answer. "I think what we are doing is enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals, which is protecting the Libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-fly zone," Rhodes...
  • Defensive Drift - The president and his policymakers do not understand war.

    02/13/2013 2:25:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 12, 2013 | Bing West
    ‘A decade of war is now ending,” President Obama declared in his inaugural address a few weeks ago. That was an odd statement, considering that we have entered a second decade of war. In the same speech, the president referred to having won “peace in our time.” Neville Chamberlin said something similar. Wars are not ended by historically tone-deaf rhetorical flourishes.Two weeks ago in Algeria, Islamist terrorists conducted their bloodiest raid in years. The attack came only a few months after President Obama proclaimed that al-Qaeda had been “decimated.” The Algerian government launched an immediate counterattack, refusing to consult...
  • Obama Fires Top General Without Even a Phone Call

    01/25/2013 7:53:06 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 101 replies
    Obama Fires Top General Without Even a Phone Call Daniel Halper January 25, 2013 10:26 AM President Barack Obama fired General James Mattis, the head of Central Command, without even calling the general to let him know he was being replaced. "I am told that General Mattis was travelling and in a meeting when an aide passed him a note telling him that the Pentagon had announced his replacement as head of Central Command. It was news to him -- he hadn't received a phone call or a heads-up from anyone at the Pentagon or the White House," Thomas E....
  • Benghazi - During Attack Denis McDonough and Tom Donilon Replace President Obama and VP Biden…

    01/06/2013 7:57:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Conservatvie Tree House ^ | 1/6/13 | Sundance
    Two days ago we posted a discussion around a newly released photo from the White House. The picture was taken in the oval office on Sept 11th 2012: (Snip) The picture was taken at exactly 7:28:16pm DC time. It was dusk outside, and President Obama had just completed a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Why is this important? Because we know the conversation lasted an hour. (Snip) So this phone call between Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama started three hours after the attack began.
  • The Smoking Gun of the Benghazi Cover-up

    11/02/2012 12:18:14 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 2, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    November 2, 2012 The Smoking Gun of the Benghazi Cover-up By Pat Buchanan 11/2/2012   On June 6 of this year, a bomb planted at the U.S. compound in Benghazi ripped a 12-foot-wide hole in the outer wall. On June 11, the British ambassador's motorcade was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, wounding a medic and doctor. The next day, the ambassador was gone and the British Benghazi post was closed. At the same time, the Red Cross, after a second attack, shut down and fled the city. "When that occurred," says Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, who headed the military...
  • (FNC) Exclusive: Cable warning of Benghazi consulate vulnerability would have gone to White House,

    11/05/2012 7:02:16 AM PST · by maggief · 14 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 5, 2012 | Catherine Herridge
    Current and former intelligence officials tell Fox News that a classified State Department cable sent Aug. 16 -- and which said the Benghazi consulate could not defend against a "coordinated attack" -- would certainly have gone to the White House National Security Council staff. "The National Security Council sees everything," a former senior intelligence official told Fox News. "The staff are sitting on top of all the cable traffic which means the national security advisor (Tom Donilon) and deputy national security advisor (Denis McDonough) have some explaining to do. If Libya was of interest to this administration, the national security...
  • Gingrich: A “reliable Senator” tells me two networks have stand-down e-mails from Donilon’s office

    10/31/2012 9:46:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 117 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/31/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Via the Daily Caller, Newt Gingrich thinks that the Benghazi scandal might blow wide open over the next two days, thanks to e-mails that he claims two networks now possess from the office of the National Security Advisor, Tom Donilon. According to a "reliable Senator" who tipped him to the information, Gingrich says that the e-mails came in response to the request to aid the consulate in Benghazi after the attack began, and asserted that the attack wasn't a terrorist action and therefore didn't need a response:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “There is a rumor — I want to...
  • "US Fouls Up Again On Prime Minister's Name"

    07/30/2012 2:21:37 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 15 replies
    Pic courtesy another major Japanese national TV network, TBS For those who have been following this, the Japanese press is filled with snippets, chortling and stories and about the keystone-cop-ish US White House (specifically the National Security Council under Tom Donilon) and the White House website, which mistakenly listed the first name of Japan's Prime Minister (the third largest economy in the world you recall) as a common Japanese "female first name", "Yoshiko" (sic), and now the Chunichi Shimbun News off a Kyodo News Agency story (which is the blue ribbon equivalent of AP), has run an article saying...
  • Obama aide tells Israel of Iran attack plan: paper

    07/29/2012 2:52:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    Obama aide tells Israel of Iran attack plan: paper ReutersReuters – 3 hrs ago JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's national security adviser has briefed Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a U.S. contingency plan to attack Iran should diplomacy fail to curb its nuclear program, an Israeli newspaper reported on Sunday. The Haaretz newspaper said that the U.S. adviser - Thomas Donilon - had described the plan in talks with Netanyahu earlier this month. A senior Netanyahu aide, Harel Locker, refused to comment on the report when asked about it in an interview with an Israeli radio station. Another...
  • WHITE HOUSE GAFFE: Uses Female First Name for Japan's (Very) Male PRIME MINISTER (Donilon Trip)

    07/29/2012 12:23:38 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 50 replies
    < The Japanese major television network JNN (and others) reported on its national news today as well as website a hefty diplomatic faux pas by the Obama White House and national security team in advance of White House's National Security Advisor Tom Donilon's trip here to Tokyo.The gaffe is referred to in this short video clip (at link) of JNN Network News today.Go to link, hit white arrow in center of photo to stream; stream may be up one more day and may not work on all systems. Hilarious.
  • Netanyahu, Obama aide discussed possibility of Iran strike, U.S. official says

    07/28/2012 5:47:58 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    haaretz.com ^ | July 29, 2012 | Barak Ravid
    U.S. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon shared Washington's contingency plans for a possible attack on Iran with Israel's PM, according to a senior American official. The U.S. national security adviser has shared with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the United States' contingency plans for a possible attack on Iran. According to a senior American official, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon briefed Netanyahu on the plans during Donilon's visit to Israel two weeks ago. According to the official, who requested anonymity, Netanyahu hosted Donilon at a three-hour dinner. For part of the time, Israel's national security adviser, Yaakov Amidror, was on hand....
  • REPORT: Lieberman and McCain out the leaker... Developing...

    06/26/2012 8:18:21 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | June 26,2012 | Drudge
    REPORT: Lieberman and McCain out the leaker... Developing...
  • Leaks Could Sink Obama White House

    06/12/2012 5:43:50 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 38 replies
    Buzz feed ^ | 12 Jun 2012 | Michael Hastings
    By opening an investigation into the leaks of classified information, the Obama White House appears to be entering the kind of perilous Fill-In-The-Blank-Gate terrain that has eventually engulfed most administrations in the modern era. The pattern: an initial investigation launched to relieve mounting political pressure snowballs into a much larger scandal, leaving a trail of broken careers in its wake. And the beginnings of that pattern are in place: Attorney General Eric Holder Friday appointed two federal prosecutors to oversee multiple FBI investigations into leaks involving stories in recently published books and articles in the New York Times, AP, and...
  • National Security adviser Tom Donilon the White House leaker in chief?

    06/12/2012 4:53:57 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 73 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6-11-12 | Staff
    This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," June 11, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. "..PAT CADDELL, FORMER DEMOCRATIC POLLSTER: I'll make news -- the culprit is clear. It's Tom Donilon, the National Security adviser. Tom Donilon is a political hack. He was a political operative. He was the delegate counter for Carter and then Mondale. And he is now running around -- he was also the guy working with Jim Johnson, corrupting Fannie Mae. And somehow, he is National Security adviser and he is known in Washington as the leaker in...
  • Pat Caddell Names National Security Advisor Tom Donilon As Source For Top Security Leaks (Video)

    06/11/2012 6:43:49 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 11,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Democratic activist Pat Caddell told Sean Hannity tonight that he definitively knows former political hack and current National Security Advisor Tom Donilon was the source of the White House security leaks.
  • Exclusive: Caddell Names National Security Advisor Tom Donilon As Source For Leaks

    06/11/2012 12:46:05 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/11/2012 | Breitbart.com
    Interesting stuff!!! Interview done by Stephen K. Bannon.
  • Pakistani chutzpah

    05/10/2011 9:15:23 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Pakistani chutzpah By JPOST EDITORIAL 05/10/2011 22:13 Pakistan, like Israel, was created as a result of the disintegration of British colonialism, is, unlike Israel, turning out to be a failure Pakistan was created in 1947 as an Islamic state for the Muslims of India. But it is the Yiddish word chutzpah that best describes what seems to the country’s scandalous behavior. For those with a grasp of Pakistan’s history – in particular the self-defeating penchant by Pakistanis for blaming the country’s many failures on its perceived deviance from the most extreme, reactionary version of Islamic faith – it came as...
  • Obama choice helped Fannie block oversight - National security adviser tied to discrediting of probe

    10/14/2010 2:02:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 13, 2010 | Jim McElhatton
    Years before Fannie Mae foundered amid a massive accounting scandal, President Obama's choice for national security adviser oversaw an office inside the mortgage giant that orchestrated a negative publicity blitz to fight attempts by Congress to increase government oversight, records show. Thomas E. Donilon, who won the job as national security adviser this month, worked as a registered lobbyist for Fannie Mae from 1999 to 2005 at a time the company's officials insisted finances were sound. He also earned more than $1.8 million in bonuses before the government took over the troubled company in the wake of an accounting scandal....
  • Why the hard Left of the Democratic Party could soon be running US security policy

    10/13/2010 5:45:20 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 5 replies
    London Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | October 13, 2010 | James Corum
    The National Security Advisor of the President of the United States is a really important job – for NATO and the West, not just for America. Whoever holds it has to ensure (among many other responsibilities) that the efforts of the the Pentagon and the State Department are coordinated towards a strategic end. Of all the posts in government, this one is supposed to be apolitical. Until last week, General Jim Jones, a retired marine with an extensive strategic resume, held the post for Obama. Now he has been replaced by a pure political hack: Thomas E Donilon. As my...
  • Obama's new national security advisor called a 'disaster' by Gates

    10/10/2010 5:58:44 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 82 replies
    american thinker ^ | 10/9/10 | rick moran
    With the departure of General Jones from the White House, America is losing fine public servant and excellent military man. One of the few in Washington who eschewed the limelight, Jones did his job fairly competently and with a minimum of self promotion. Will we get that lucky with his replacement? The man picked to be President Obama's next national security advisor was sharply criticized by top officials in the administration, with the Secretary of Defense saying he would be a "disaster" in the job. According to the new book about the Obama administration's handling of Iraq and Afghanistan by...
  • Donilon fought off housing regulation proposals

    10/10/2010 8:13:27 AM PDT · by Enchante · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 10/09/10 | Pete Yost
    The second person, a former housing industry executive intimately familiar with of Fannie Mae's operations, agreed that Donilon was at the head of an unceasing anti-regulatory campaign that the company waged throughout his tenure. The former housing executive said that on political issues, especially regulatory oversight, Donilon was the right-hand man to Fannie Mae chairman and CEO Franklin Raines.
  • White House exodus continues as National Security Adviser resigns

    10/08/2010 12:58:30 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 18 replies
    London Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | October 8, 2010 | Alex Spillius
    The exodus of senior aides from the White House continued as Gen James Jones, Barack Obama’s head of National Security, resigned. His departure, which comes a week after Rahm Emanuel, the chief of staff, resigned, removes one of the few senior officials not belonging to the US president’s coterie of long-time advisers. Brought in originally for his vast experience and independent voice, it had been clear for some time that the former Nato supreme commander had failed to gel with the president’s inner circle. Gen Jones is being replaced by one of those close aides, his former deputy Thomas Donilon....
  • New Obama security adviser clashed with military

    10/08/2010 12:05:49 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | Oct 8,2010 | Ross Colvin and Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will name close aide Tom Donilon as his new national security adviser on Friday in a move that could have implications for the struggli
  • Report: Top Obama Transition Staffer(Donilon)Led "Backdoor" Lobbying Campaign For Fannie Mae

    10/08/2010 11:18:28 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 13 replies
    tpmmuckraker ^ | November 17, 2008 | By Zachary Roth
    Change we can believe in? Last week, the Obama transition team announced that it had tapped veteran Beltway Democrat Thomas Donilon to help lead its review of operations at the State Department. As multiple news outlets quickly pointed out, until 2005 Donilon helped oversee the aggressive lobbying operation of troubled mortgage giant Fannie Mae. Now, ABCNews.com has fleshed out the picture a bit, reporting that Donilon oversaw what it describes as a "backdoor lobbying campaign ... to undermine the credibility of a probe into the firm's accounting irregularities." The details, which center on a campaign to discredit an agency charged...
  • Donilon to Replace Jones as National Security Adviser

    10/08/2010 9:59:53 AM PDT · by Enchante · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/08/10 | David E. Sanger
    Mr. Donilon began as a young political operative for President Jimmy Carter and later was chief of staff for Secretary of State Warren Christopher in the Clinton administration. He has long operated in the area between politics and national security. He coached Mr. Obama on foreign policy for his debates in the 2008 presidential campaign.
  • BREAKING -- Gen. James Jones is resigning (Dummy Donilon replacing)

    10/08/2010 7:37:35 AM PDT · by milwguy · 30 replies
    politico ^ | 10/8/2010 | glenn thrush
    Gen. James Jones is resigning as President Obama's national security adviser. Tom Donilon, the deputy national security adviser, will replace him, a senior administration official tells POLITICO. Jones's resignation will take effect in two weeks. Obama will make an announcement in the Rose Garden at 1 p.m. Friday
  • Insider likely to replace Rahm Emanuel

    09/28/2010 6:24:40 AM PDT · by paudio · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/28/10 | GLENN THRUSH & MIKE ALLEN & CAROL E. LEE
    The only names being seriously considered to replace Emanuel are three men who are already on Obama’s team, according to officials: Deputy National Security Adviser Tom Donilon; Ron Klain, an aide to Vice President Joe Biden, and Obama senior adviser Pete Rouse, who might be called upon to temporarily replace Emanuel until a permanent replacement is found.
  • What happened to the Barack Obama dream?

    09/25/2010 8:19:00 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 59 replies
    London Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | September 23, 2010 | Alex Spillius
    Bob Woodward's searing critique of the Democrats' war strategy comes as key advisers are leaving and voters lose patience with Barack Obama's promise to deliver 'hope and change'. Alex Spillius reports on an increasingly isolated President. When Barack Obama took office 20 months ago – and what a long 20 months it seems – there was a lot of talk about the great "Team of Rivals" he was appointing around him. Parallels were drawn with the cabinet of substantial talents and big personalities assembled by Abraham Lincoln to rebuild the nation after the civil war. Now, in a new book,...
  • Rahm Emanuel Leaving White House Before Midterms

    09/22/2010 1:01:03 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 | Newsmax
    Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama's chief of staff, is likely to leave the White House before the November congressional elections to run for mayor of Chicago, people familiar with the matter said. Emanuel, who would be running to replace Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, could depart by early October, after Congress leaves for recess to campaign for the midterm elections, the people said on condition of anonymity. One person close to Emanuel said a final decision hasn't been made. The timing of Emanuel's departure would allow him to devote full attention to the Chicago race while still giving the president...
  • FOX NEWS ALERT: Rahm leaving WH as early as next month

    09/22/2010 10:17:26 AM PDT · by library user · 177 replies · 1+ views
    FNC | 9/22/10 | FNC
    Just a FOX NEWS ALERT right now. No story yet.
  • McChrystal denies offering to resign

    06/23/2010 6:15:16 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 136 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 23, 2010 | Staff
    WASHINGTON - At a precarious moment in the war in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama prepared to hear his top war commander explain biting published complaints about the commander in chief and his aides. Even before their showdown, the White House's rebuke of Gen. Stanley McChrystal suggested it would be hard for him to save his job. Ahead of his meeting with the president, McChrystal arrived at the Pentagon for meetings, including once scheduled with Defense Secretary Robert Gates. On his arrival, he denied to NBC News that he's offered his resignation. "Come on, you know better than that. No!"
  • Shameless: White House Burnishes Obama Image on Haiti With Timeline Release (Rush was right)

    01/16/2010 7:59:27 AM PST · by kristinn · 88 replies · 7,201+ views
    Saturday, January 16, 2010 | Kristinn
    The Obama administration is burnishing Barack Obama's image as intently focused on the plight of Haitians by pushing on the press a detailed-to-the-minute timeline of Obama's involvement with the response to the Haiti earthquake this week.This shameless promotion of Obama confirms what Rush Limbaugh said earlier this week--that Obama would use the earthquake for his political benefit.The release of the Haiti timeline is in stark contrast to the failure of the White House to similarly account for Obama's time in the aftermath of the Christmas Day terror attack on America while Obama was on vacation in Hawaii. Then, the administration...
  • The Saga Of The Bearer Bonds

    06/13/2009 4:51:15 PM PDT · by FromLori · 41 replies · 3,153+ views
    The Market Ticker ^ | 6/`13/09 | Karl Denninger
    It just gets more and more odd after my original report, with the latest coming from a German newspaper (translation courtesy of Google): Hit for the Zöllner: The contraband securities valued at 134 billion U.S. dollars are apparently real. Die italienische Finanzpolizei hatte zwei Japaner ertappt, die im doppelten Boden eines Koffers milliardenschwere Anleihen in die Schweiz schaffen wollten. The Italian financial police had two Japanese caught in the false bottom suitcase billion-dollar bonds in Switzerland wanted to create. Von dem Fund profitiert das hochverschuldete Italien. Note that this has received very little coverage in the so-called "mainstream US media"...
  • 2009 White House Correspondents' Dinner [LIVE THREAD]

    05/09/2009 5:27:46 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 425 replies · 26,773+ views
    # Houston Chronicle: Alberto Gonzales # Fox News: Chace Crawford, Todd Palin, Matthew Modine, Greta Van Susteren, Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, Bret Baier and Chris Wallace. # National Music Publishers’ Assn.: Kara DioGuardi # Wall Street Journal: Jason Wu # BBC: Sir Howard Stringer, Kristi Yamaguchi, Ellen Burstyn, Phil Gordon # CNN: Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Val Kilmer, Kyra Sedgwick, Brad Cooper, Tyra Banks, Janet Napolitano # ABC News: David and Susan Axelrod; Rahm Emanuel, White House Chief of Staff; Peter Orszag, Director, Office of Management and Budget; Valerie Jarrett, senior presidential advisor; Jackie Norris, First Lady’s Chief of Staff;...
  • America Held Hostage- the Obama Files...

    11/08/2008 3:06:12 AM PST · by backhoe · 3,015 replies · 204,972+ views
    various links ^ | 11-8-08 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    America Held Hostage- the Obama Files... With a hattip to Rush ( His idea during the Clinton plague upon America ) I am starting a file on “The One,” mostly starting from the election date. Older stuff- links, quotes, quips, and sometimes pointed graphics can be found by scrolling back from these two posts: -Hillary Clinton- archives, comments, and opposition research---Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning--There is some good material in those posts that raises a lot of uncomfortable questions that everyone ought to be asking, and probably will once the “new” wears off, and we are stuck with four...
  • The Democrat Record On Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac (2003-2007)

    09/30/2008 7:54:43 AM PDT · by SBD1 · 49 replies · 2,817+ views
    Congressional Transcripts | September 30, 2008 | SBD
    HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES HOLDS A HEARING ON TREASURY DEPARTMENT'S VIEWS ON THE REGULATION OF GOVERNMENT SPONSORED ENTERPRISES SEPTEMBER 10, 2003And I now will recognize the ranking member, the gentleman from Massachusetts, Mr. Frank. FRANK: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I appreciate hearing from the two Cabinet secretaries, but I just say at the outset that before we move on any legislation, I would hope we would have some additional hearings. And in particular, I think it's important that the variety of groups in our country who care about housing be invited, because that's my major focus here, as it's...
  • Goodfellow’s Bedfellows: Who’s in Bed with the Washington Post

    07/04/2006 1:02:34 PM PDT · by Fedora · 85 replies · 8,567+ views
    Original FReeper research | 07/04/2006 | Fedora
    Goodfellow’s BedfellowsWho’s in Bed with the Washington PostBy Fedora Introduction I. A Radical Education: Boston University and Cambridge-Goddard II. Vietnam Roots: Indochina Resource Center A. Luce at International Voluntary Services B. Luce and Cornell’s Hanoi for Lunch Bunch C. Luce’s Tiger Cages and the Indochina Mobile Education Project D. Luce and Branfman: The COLIFAM Connection E. Luce, Branfman, Winter Soldier, and Project Air War F. The Indochina Resource Center: Branfman, Luce, and Goodfellow G. The IRC and the Indochina Peace Campaign: The Hayden-Fonda Link III. Post-Vietnam Transition: Campaign for a Democratic Foreign Policy and Coalition for a New Foreign and...
  • Fannie Mae Manipulated Accounting (Trading Halted)

    05/23/2006 9:17:32 AM PDT · by AdamSelene235 · 52 replies · 3,366+ views
    ap ^ | Tuesday May 23, 2005 | Marcy Gordon
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Employees at mortgage giant Fannie Mae manipulated accounting so that executives could collect millions in bonuses as senior management deceived investors and stonewalled regulators at a company whose prestigious image was phony, a federal agency charged Tuesday. The blistering report by the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, the product of an extensive three-year investigation, was issued as the government-sponsored company struggles to emerge from an $11 billion accounting scandal. Earlier, a person familiar with the situation said that Fannie Mae was being fined between $300 million and $500 million for the alleged manipulation of accounting to...
  • HUD Review: Fannie Mae Offices Misused

    10/17/2005 8:57:33 PM PDT · by AdamSelene235 · 17 replies · 1,911+ views
    ap ^ | Monday October 17, 2005 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mortgage giant Fannie Mae has used its regional partnership offices over the years primarily to lobby Congress instead of promoting affordable housing, the Department of Housing and Urban Development concluded after a yearlong review. HUD opened a formal inquiry into the political activities of Fannie Mae's regional offices in July 2004 following a Wall Street Journal story that said the company used its partnership offices to funnel money into key congressional districts. HUD, which refused to release its report to the public, said in a statement Monday that Fannie's congressional charter allows it to set up regional...
  • Former Fannie Mae Exec as White House Chief of Staff?

    09/24/2010 3:54:14 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 3 replies
    CNBC Realty Check ^ | Sep 24, 2010 | Diana Olick
    As White House watchers mull possible replacements for Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel, Deputy National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon appears to be on the short list. Donilon was part of the Obama transition team and served in the Clinton and Carter administrations. But one listing on his resume could cause President Obama and his vetting team a headache. Donilon was also Executive Vice President for Law and Policy at Fannie Mae (2000-2005) during investigations into accounting irregularities at the mortgage giant and was accused of overseeing a lobbying campaign against those investigations in a scathing government report.