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  • U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Benghazi Report

    01/15/2014 8:49:14 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 35 replies
    Senate Select Committee on Intelligence ^ | U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
    Review of the terrorist attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi Libya , September 11-12 , 2012 , together with additional views . January 15th , 2014
  • Senate report: Benghazi attackers tied to Al Qaeda groups

    01/15/2014 4:52:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 15, 2014
    A comprehensive report by the Senate Intelligence Committee definitively declared that individuals tied to Al Qaeda groups were involved in the Benghazi attack, challenging recent claims that the terror network was not a factor. The report was released Monday, nearly one year after then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, under congressional questioning over the nature of the attack, shouted at lawmakers: “What difference, at this point, does it make?” The administration initially claimed the attack sprung out of a protest, but has since given a more complicated assessment. Still, administration officials all along have downplayed Al Qaeda involvement, recently seizing on...
  • Senate intelligence report takes GOP tirades about Benghazi head-on (Dems view, barf alert)

    01/28/2014 2:24:48 PM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 17, 2014 | David Ignatius
    Driving the Republican jihad was a claim, first reported in October 2012 by Fox News, that CIA personnel had wanted to respond more quickly to the Benghazi attack but were ordered to “stand down,” perhaps by political higher-ups. Although this claim was promptly rebutted by CIA officials, it was repeated by Fox News at least 85 times, according to a review by the liberal advocacy group Media Matters. This barrage fueled Republican charges that the Democrats were engaging in a coverup. The Senate intelligence report addressed this inflammatory charge head-on. “The committee explored claims that there was a ‘stand down’...
  • Clinton Email Dump: Hillary Fixer Cheryl Mills Got Colleagues ‘On Board’ Before Benghazi Hearings

    05/24/2015 11:14:48 AM PDT · by maggief · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 22, 2015 | Debra Heine
    Cheryl Mills, who was the State Department’s counselor and chief of staff during the entirety of Hillary Clinton’s tenure, said in an email on November 13, 2012, that her colleagues were “on board” after a “come to” (Jesus?) meeting, in reference to classified congressional hearings that would be taking place later that week. Her correspondent was Philippe Reines, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton who had asked how the “hearings”were going (perhaps meaning “briefings”?) The classified hearings were on the 15th and 16th. Of the newly released batch of Hillary Clinton emails, this one seems to be the most significant.
  • Hillary Clinton: We need to redefine what free speech means(satire)

    05/24/2015 12:33:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 5-24-15 | Chedoh
    Hillary Clinton released an announcement over Memorial Day weekend on her Facebook page, saying that what we may think of as "free speech" can be hurtful towards other Americans, and we should put more effort into monitoring what we and others say to avoid painful dialogues, especially on the internet. "There is a problem in this country when people, mostly right-wing bigots, can easily inflict pain and suffering towards others through hurtful words and objections against alternative lifestyles and political stances. You often see it on Facebook and other forms of social media, where they are constantly spewing hate and...
  • A Hillary Match-Up With Marco Rubio Is a Scary for many Democrats

    05/23/2015 7:26:56 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 58 replies
    ny times ^ | MAY 22, 2015 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    WASHINGTON — They use words like “historic” and “charismatic,” phrases like “great potential” and “million-dollar smile.” They notice audience members moved to tears by an American-dream-come-true success story. When they look at the cold, hard political math, they get uneasy. An incipient sense of anxiety is tugging at some Democrats — a feeling tersely captured in four words from a blog post written recently by a seasoned party strategist in Florida: “Marco Rubio scares me.”
  • Trump donations to Clinton Foundation add to gun owner concerns

    05/24/2015 9:47:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    Examiner ^ | May 15, 2015
    Potential GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and his daughter have donated “at least $105,000 to the Clinton Foundation,” The Hill reported Thursday. Contributions, per the Foundation website, “advance the work of any part of the Clinton Foundation, including the Clinton Global Initiative.”That would be the same group behind the Clinton Global Citizen Award, presented to anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg by Vice President Joe Biden for being the “most fierce and most effective advocate that we have on the matter of gun sanity.” And it’s hardly the first time Trump has come across as effectively bipolar on guns.“I love the NRA,...
  • Ending the Export-Import Bank’s Corporate Welfare Should Be a Gimme for the GOP

    03/03/2015 10:08:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    In the grand scheme of things, the Export-Import Bank isnÂ’t the worst government program or the one that most needs to be abolished.Entitlement programs are a far bigger threat to AmericaÂ’s long-run fiscal stability the Ex-Im Bank, with Medicaid serving as a particularly sobering example.Handouts to the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, on a per-dollar-spent basis, do more damage than the Export-Import Bank.There are entire departments of the federal government, such as Education orHousing and Urban Development, that should be abolished before we worry about the Ex-Im Bank.But hereÂ’s the deal. Achieving any of the goals listed above...
  • How Hillary Scares Off Elizabeth Warren

    02/13/2015 8:16:20 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/13/2015 | John Fund
    Her team is famous for playing mean, and potential competitors are afraid to enter the ring. It seems everyone on the activist left of the Democratic party wants Elizabeth Warren to challenge Hillary Clinton. The New York Working Families Party, born out of the infamous and disbanded ACORN empire, has endorsed her. A new YouGov poll paid for by Warren backers purports to show that once voters are familiar with the stances of both women, Warren will beat Hillary in both Iowa and New Hampshire. Warren, who was elected to the Senate from Massachusetts only four years ago, has refused...
  • Who Are You Calling the Party of the Rich?

    09/30/2014 2:09:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/30/2014 | Mona Charen
    The median American household saw its net worth decline by 36 percent during the Great Recession. That is a hard reality. A Republican held the White House when the crash hit, and voters, in no mood to be charitable, blamed the GOP. Besides, Democrats were ready with an explanation that slid right into an existing groove of American thinking: The financial crisis was caused by Republicans going easy on their big banker friends. By 2012, the recession had been over for three-plus years, and yet the average American saw little improvement. Average net worth continued to drift downward. Long-term unemployment...
  • Hillary Clinton Calls Out Republicans For Killing Jobs And Not Standing Up To Tea Party

    05/23/2015 2:35:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | May 22, 2015 | Keith Brekhus
    At a craft brewery in Hampton, New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton called out her Republican presidential opponents for sacrificing American jobs to appease the billionaire Koch Brothers and talk radio Tea Party extremists. In particular, Clinton criticized Republicans who want to dismantle the Export-Import Bank, which supplies loans and provides insurance to facilitate the sale of U.S. exports to international buyers. A number of Republican presidential contenders have gone on record in favor of killing the Export-Import Bank, a move that could potentially eliminate a significant number of American jobs in the process. Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Texas Senator Ted...
  • How Politicians From Hillary Clinton To David Cameron Reacted To Ireland's Same-Sex Marriage Vote

    05/23/2015 3:02:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | May 23, 2015 | Kerry Flynn
    Ireland became Saturday the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriages by popular vote. Within the U.S., Maine, Maryland and Washington in 2012 were the first states to legalize such unions through popular votes. Meanwhile, 37 states and the District of Columbia recognize same-sex marriages, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. A measure to legalize such unions via popular votes could be added to the ballots in the 13 other states during the 2016 general elections, when it conceivably could have the support of at least one presidential candidate, as IrelandÂ’s action motivated one White House...
  • The next narrative: “no smoking gun” in emails Hillary Clinton decided to release

    05/24/2015 6:27:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/23/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Ed Morrisey already highlighted some of the early news coming out of the first round of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department and there will no doubt be plenty more to come. But as the media covers these new “revelations” (such as they are) there seems to be a fresh narrative emerging. I noticed a few examples of this in the last 24 hours, one of them being the early morning show on CNN today, where weekend anchor Christie Paul was asking yet another guest for commentary about some of the Benghazi news which was showing up...
  • A Day In The Life of Hillary Clinton

    05/24/2015 4:25:16 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    I love the RATATAT of the sound of guns in the morning!Think Hillary! Think!Vince said the metal box with the papers were under the rock where we buried the guy.And he said, if we don't go after the box, the box will come after us!Oh! Vince! Why did I do that to you?? Darn! I distinctly remember burying the murder weapon HERE! where the heck is it???
  • BOLTON: RELEASED EMAILS PROVE HILLARY RESPONSIBLE FOR MURDER OF AMERICANS IN BENGHAZI

    05/23/2015 1:38:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 23, 2015 | By Pam Key
    Friday at the 2015 Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, John Bolton, said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is “responsible for the tragedy of the murder of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans,” in the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi Libya. Bolton said, “I think the most telling information that we have seen in this limited number of emails is that there are repeated examples of Secretary of State Clinton being told in 2011 and 2012 that the security situation of our personnel in Tripoli...
  • Can Hillary Clinton Reverse the Six-Year Decline in Democratic Turnout?

    05/22/2015 4:50:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Bill Clinton won the presidency in 1992 by running as a different kind of Democrat from previous nominees. Hillary Clinton, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post reports, is hoping to win the presidency in 2016 by running as the same kind of Democrat as the current incumbent. There's a certain logic in that. President Obama did win twice, while the five pre-Clinton Democratic nominees lost five of the six previous elections. But maybe it's too logical. There's also magic to presidential elections, something no arithmetic formula can capture. It's not clear that a 69-year-old Hillary Clinton in 2016 can inspire...
  • Evidence Now Is Conclusive That Obama And Hillary Should Be Indicted And Put On Trial For TREASON

    05/22/2015 4:39:10 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 42 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 5/19/2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Judicial Watch announced today that it "obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified "Secret" documents from the Department of Defense (DOD)and the Department of State, revealing that DOD almost immediately reported that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was committed by the al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood-linked "Brigades of the Captive Omar Abdul Rahman" (BCOAR), and had been planned at least 10 days in advance." Judicial Watch added what has been proven and obvious for years—that "Benghazi attack" was "not about a response to an anti-Muhammad video" or was it "the protests at the U.S. Embassy in...
  • The Clinton team praises Monica Langley [WSJ "Journalist" Wants to Sit on Hillary's Lap. No Joke]

    05/23/2015 8:12:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/22/15 | Dylan Byers
    From the newly released batch of Hillary Clinton emails, here is correspondence from Oct. 11, 2012... HRC. Monica, have a seat ::HRC motions toward a chair situated an appropriate distance from her preferred spot on the couch:: Monica: ll!!Sure!!! ::Monica proceeds to drag her chair within inches of the Secretary --leaning in even further:: Interview proceeds... and about midway. Monica: Oh Hillary...2016 '16 '16 ::Monica grabs HRO's knee:: HRC laughs awkwardly — glances at Philippe Monica: ::leaning in further:: Oh Hillary...what do you eat? drink? dream about when you sleep? ::Monica again touches HRC's leg:: ::Everybody laughs awkwardly — Philippe...
  • Krauthammer: Hillary Email Dump Is ‘Farce,’ We Saw What She Wanted Us to See

    05/23/2015 4:08:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5-22-15 | Josh Feldman
    Hundreds of Hillary Clinton‘s emails were released today, something Clinton herself said she wants, but Charles Krauthammer doesn’t really buy this is some great victory for transparency and disclosure. “There isn’t a shred of evidence,” he said, “because she shredded the evidence. This whole release is a farce.” He pointed out that it’s not like every little email Clinton ever sent will be released to the public, only the ones ‘scrubbed and cleansed and decided upon, chosen by her own people, acting in her own interest.” And, Krauthammer added, it’s working, because the media is eagerly looking through “pre-scrubbed material”...
  • ...way Hillary Clinton’s book is displayed...is the funniest thing you’ll see tonight [photo]

    05/22/2015 4:50:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/22/15
    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner noticed the rather curious way Hillary Clinton’s book “Hard Choices” is being displayed in the window of Kramerbooks in Washington, D.C.:
  • Internal emails show Clinton got detailed intel on 'planned' Benghazi hit

    05/22/2015 3:35:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 22, 2015
    WASHINGTON – Internal State Department emails in the aftermath of the Benghazi terror attack show then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received detailed information indicating the strike was planned by well-trained fighters, yet her office continued to push the narrative days later that it began "spontaneously." The messages were among 296 emails released Friday by the State Department, in the first batch of emails to be made public from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. Totaling 896 pages, the emails show a series of Libya dispatches Clinton received from a confidant, as well as the barrage of messages among her and...
  • Revealed: Ted Cruz Is Crushing Hillary In This Big Indicator Of Electoral Success

    05/22/2015 3:42:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | May 22, 2015 | B. Christopher Agee
    The Clinton camp is scrambling to catch up.Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is off to a booming start in terms of super PAC fundraising. His campaign’s primary political action committees reportedly took in a combined $31 million in just their first week of existence last month. Compared to his chief Democrat rival, Hillary Clinton, Cruz’s haul is even more impressive. Projections indicate that, even by the end of next month, Clinton’s Priorities USA Action super PAC will bring in less than half of what Cruz was able to raise in just a week. In response to the disappointing numbers, Clinton...
  • State Department Releases 1stBatch of Clinton Emails (Available Online)

    05/22/2015 11:56:58 AM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2015 | Staff
    The State Department has released 296 emails from Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, in the first batch of emails to be made public. The emails, just a fraction of what the department has in its custody, show internal communications before and after the Benghazi terror attack in 2012. One email to Clinton, regarding one of then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's TV appearances the Sunday after the attack, appeared to praise her for reflecting their "view" that the attack started "spontaneously." Despite this email,other guidance has emerged showing Clinton and others were warned shortly after the attack that it may...
  • EMAIL: HILLARY DIDN’T KNOW DEAD AMBASSADOR’S NAME

    05/22/2015 11:48:46 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/22/15 | Joseph Curl
    The night a U.S. ambassador was killed in a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, Hillary Clinton sent a message three senior State Department officials. The recepients were Jake Sullivan, Deputy Chief of Staff to then-Secretary of State Clinton, Cheryl Mills, an adviser to Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and Counselor and Chief of Staff to the Secretary, and Victoria Jane Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs.
  • Iowa Democrats Can’t Name Hillary Clinton's Accomplishments as Secretary of State

    05/20/2015 11:07:53 AM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 12:11 pm, May 20th, 2015 | by Andrew Kirell
    For his With All Due Respect show on Bloomberg TV, Mark Halperin sat down with a focus group of Iowa Democratic voters to discuss Hillary Clinton‘s prospects for the 2016 presidential election. While the group fawned over the former First Lady’s personality and politics (one called her a “bad mama jama”), they were stumped when Halperin asked them to name a single accomplishment of Hillary Clinton’s during her tenure as Secretary of State. The responses ranged from “I really can’t name anything off the top of my head” to “Give me two minutes” to “I honestly can’t say I followed...
  • Fox News Andrea Tantaros: Hillary Clinton Is the Most Corrupt Woman in World History

    05/20/2015 10:51:48 AM PDT · by drewh · 59 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 12:54 pm, May 20th, 2015 | by Evan McMurry
    In an all-but explicit nod to the pull quote-based internet content industry, Outnumbered host Andrea Tantaros called Hillary Clinton the “most corrupt woman in the history of the world.” There was no real context to the line, but Tantaros was primed by a discussion on the general satisfaction felt by Republican voters with their field. “People are not going to say, ‘No, I hate all the candidates and we’re going to say that we have a terrible field and we’ll lose to the most corrupt woman in the history of the world,'” Tantaros said. “What are they supposed to say?...
  • 'Clinton Cash’ Author: ‘We’re Finding Some Interesting, Compelling Things’ on Jeb

    05/18/2015 8:00:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/12/15 | Ian Hanchett
    “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer said that he is ” finding some interesting, compelling things” in his investigation of Jeb Bush on Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.” Schweizer reported, “We’re about four months into the research project, obviously not as global in scope as the Clintons, but you know, as governor of the state of Florida, you have a lot of things that you can do. So we’re following the money. We’re looking at land deals. We’re looking at an airport deal. We are looking at some of the educational reforms that were instituted, and some of the big corporate winners...
  • Liberal Billionaire Steyer, Univision Network Also In Bed With The Clinton Foundation

    05/20/2015 11:15:42 AM PDT · by drewh · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 19, 2015 | 8:26 PM EDT | By Alatheia Larsen
    The Clinton Foundation scandal continues to spread ever since the news broke that it did not disclose millions of dollars of donations from foreign governments and businessmen. It’s already infected ABC, as anchor George Stephanopoulos was forced to apologize for personal undisclosed donations to the foundation. He has yet to acknowledge or apologize for some of the other connections that have surfaced. But the connections don’t stop there, they extend to other prominent lefties and to a Spanish-language media outlet. Through its Too Small to Fail initiative, The Clinton Foundation is tied to Tom Steyer and the American Spanish language...
  • Snoop Dogg: I’m Voting For Hillary

    05/20/2015 11:54:51 AM PDT · by drewh · 48 replies
    CBS DC ^ | May 19, 2015 6:54 PM | staff
    Rapper Snoop Dogg is giving his two cents on the 2016 presidential election and his favorite is clear: Hillary Clinton. Snoop Dogg appeared on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” on Sunday and spoke out supporting the former secretary of state and democratic candidate. Obama: Refusing To Act To Slow Effects Of Global Warming Amounts To ‘Dereliction Of Duty’ “I would love to see a woman in office because I feel like we’re at that stage in life to where we need a perspective other than the male’s train of thought,” the entertainer in response to a viewer’s question. “And just...
  • Impeach Hillary Now: Special Operations Veterans Call Congress to Disqualify Hillary Clinton.

    05/19/2015 1:44:12 PM PDT · by lward99 · 14 replies
    "Over 15,000 Americans, including active and former military members, have signed our open petition declaring that Hillary Clinton is unfit to serve as the next President of the United States," says SOS co-founder Colonel Richard F. Brauer Jr. USAF, (Ret). "Our next step is to engage members of Congress, starting in the House of Representatives, to impeach and convict former U.S. Secretary of State Clinton for her crimes and prevent her from accessing any other office in the United States." The veterans-backed Political Action Committee notes that congressional precedent dictates that all cabinet members remain subject to impeachment and disqualification...
  • Hillary Clinton On Her Emails: I Want Them Out, too!

    05/19/2015 1:40:48 PM PDT · by lbryce · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | y JOSH GERSTEIN and GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI
    Hillary Clinton and the State Department on Tuesday insisted they are not slow-walking the public release of her emails during her time as secretary of state, while a federal judge ordered up a plan for a rolling release of the hotly anticipated documents. “Nobody has a bigger interest in getting them released than I do,” Clinton said to reporters in a rare instance of fielding press questions on the campaign trail. The 55,000 pages of emails have become the source of much heartburn, speculation and bureaucratic man-hours since news emerged earlier this year that Clinton used a private email...
  • Little Stephanopoulos (D-ABC) Is Too Big to Fail

    05/19/2015 1:25:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is from the Washington Free Beacon that broke the Stephanopoulos story. Oh, there's more on that. Do you realize ABC just paid him $105 million on a re-up? Before all this broke, Stephanopoulos, his contract was due to expire soon, $50 million over five years or six, whatever it was. they bumped him up to $105 million, seven years, through 2021, which would be what? That would be through Hillary's reelection. That's how long his deal is. They have committed guaranteed $105 million to Stephanopoulos, not in a lump, he's gotta earn it every year, but they've guaranteed...
  • We Now Know the Truth of Benghazi, But Hillary Clinton Stonewalled So Long, Do People Still Care?

    05/19/2015 1:08:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There's been a bunch of document dumps lately. We now know, thanks to Judicial Watch and Freedom of Information Act request, we also know the value of stonewalling. We now know everything that there practically is to know about Benghazi. We know enough to know that this country was lied to from beginning to end by Obama and Hillary. But now so much time has gone by that people have lost their emotional reservoir for that. "I mean, Benghazi? Who cares. Come on, Mr. Limbaugh, let's move on." But the fact is they knew about the Benghazi attack 10...
  • Why not O'Malley for Veep, if Bubba said he'd reach the White Hourse?

    05/19/2015 1:06:38 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    05/19/2015 | CharlesO'Connell
    American voters must have been dropped on their heads, suffered a hetmatoma and need retro-bottom-bottle glasses, if they would vote for Hill just because of what's NOT in her panties, without considering what will happen when we run out of the Presidential Depends®.If Martin O'Malley was such a good find for Bubba—the Willie Mayes of Politics, he knows the winning stats in every last congressional district—why shouldn't he end up on the inside peeping out rather than outside peeping in, of LBJ's legendary tent?That's what would happen if they got George Soros out of the Kingmaking Biz and had an...
  • When Hillary gets an unexpected spanking

    05/19/2015 4:02:20 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/18/2015 | Wesley Pruden
    The Democrats can run, to paraphrase Muhammad Ali’s rebuke of a timid opponent, but they can’t hide. Hillary Clinton is turning her campaign into a game of hide-and-seek, and the party is terrified. Some leading Democrats are beginning to say out loud what they have said privately for weeks. What she thought would be a cake walk to Philadelphia and the 2016 nomination is beginning to look like a cornbread walk, and cornbread has no icing. She took a spanking on the Sunday talk shows, with her party critics focusing on her reluctance to speak up on several key issues,...
  • Michelle Obama Would Be Hillary Clinton’s Strongest Challenger According To New Poll

    05/19/2015 11:41:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | May 14, 2015 | Jason Easley
    A new Rasmussen poll has found that First Lady Michelle Obama would be the strongest challenger to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton if she chose to run in 2016. According to Rasmussen: In a hypothetical matchup with Hillary Clinton, the putative Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, Obama earns 44% support from black voters to Clinton’s 36%. Among Likely Democratic Voters, it’s Clinton 56%, Obama 22%. That appears to be a better showing against Clinton than Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, the only other announced Democratic presidential candidate, makes at this point. Among all voters, Clinton earns 37% support to Obama’s 17%....
  • Taylor Swift: "Misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born"

    05/19/2015 2:03:34 PM PDT · by rightistight · 123 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/19/15 | Aurelius
    In a newly released interview, Taylor Swift said that she believes “misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born." Ms. Swift was heavily criticized by feminists in 2012 when she stated that the word "feminist" was "too strong" a word to describe her. In the last three years, however, her opinions have changed. Today, Ms. Swift believes that feminism is “probably the most important" thing that women can get involved with. According to the young star, inequality is difficult to overcome because “misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born." She continued, “So to...
  • Spanish-Language News Network Failed to Disclose Clinton Donation, Lobbying Expenditures

    05/19/2015 2:27:54 AM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 19, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    A U.S. Spanish-language news network that lobbied Hillary Clinton’s State Department on U.S. policies toward Mexico reported on those policies without disclosing its lobbying expenditures and is covering the U.S. presidential election without informing views of its company’s donations to the Clinton Foundation. The network, Azteca America, has employed two Clinton confidantes since late 2008 to lobby the State Department on various initiatives affecting U.S. relations with Mexico, where its parent company is based, during and after Clinton’s tenure at the head of the agency. Mexican parent TV Azteca, a foundation associated with the company, and that foundation’s U.S. counterpart...
  • Hillary Clinton was paid millions by tech industry for speeches (pay-to-play gets expensive)

    05/19/2015 1:37:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 5/18/15 | Matea Gold, Rosalind S. Helderman, Anu Narayanswamy
    **SNIP** Disclosure documents filed by Hillary Clinton last week revealed that the couple have earned about $25 million for delivering 104 paid speeches since January 2014. While Bill Clinton’s lucrative speaking career since leaving the White House in 2001 has been well documented, the new disclosures offer the first public accounting of Hillary Clinton’s paid addresses since she stepped down as secretary of state. And they illustrate how the Clintons have personally profited by drawing on the same network of supporters who have backed their political campaigns and philanthropic efforts — while those supporters have gained entree to a potential...
  • In Iowa for second visit, Clinton keeps to her low-key, tilt-left strategy

    05/18/2015 11:06:45 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Robert Costa
    MASON CITY, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s appearance here Monday at the home of Dean Genth and Gary Swenson — one of the first gay couples to marry in Iowa — spoke volumes about the political pitch and style of her nascent presidential campaign. Even as a global celebrity and the overwhelming Democratic front-runner, Clinton is doggedly focused at this early stage on highlighting her progressive values and on what she called “people-to-people connections” — aggressive organizing in the state where she placed a disappointing third in the 2008 caucuses. The event — the first of Clinton’s two-day visit —...
  • Hillary to Visit Home of Iowa Gay Married Couple

    05/18/2015 8:42:30 PM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    HRC Blog ^ | May 18, 2015 | Hayley Miller,
    Original Title:Hillary Clinton to Visit Home of Iowa Gay Married Couple Today, Hillary Clinton visited two longtime HRC members in Iowa. Clinton will visit Dean Genth and Gary Swenson, who were one of the first same-sex couples to marry in Iowa, at their home in Mason City with other Democratic activists, Last month, Hillary Clinton made history when her presidential campaign launched with a video featuring same-sex couples and marriage equality. A few days later, a Clinton spokesperson announced that the presidential candidate urges the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor marriage equality, citing the constitution's clear guarantee of...
  • Hillary Clinton Paid by Jeb Bush’s Education Company

    05/18/2015 7:49:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 5/18/15 | Lee Fang
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received nearly a quarter of a million dollars last year for a speaking engagement on behalf of Academic Partnerships, a for-profit education company in which Jeb Bush held an ownership stake and on whose board he served. Clinton’s newly filed personal financial disclosure shows that she was paid $225,500 on March 24, 2014 by Academic Partnerships. At the invitation-only event in Dallas, Texas, Clinton reportedly said, “today a student doesn’t need to travel to Cambridge, Mass., or Cambridge, England, to get a world-class education.”
  • Staff quit Clinton Foundation over Chelsea

    05/18/2015 6:56:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 72 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5-18-15 | Richard Johnson
    <p>Chelsea Clinton is so unpleasant to colleagues, she’s causing high turnover at the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, sources say.</p> <p>Several top staffers have left the foundation since Chelsea came onBoard as vice chairman in 2011.</p> <p>“A lot of people left because she was there. A lot of people left because she didn’t want them there,” an insider told me. “She is very difficult.”</p>
  • Hillary Has Iraq Woes Like No Other

    05/18/2015 6:14:08 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2015 | Chris Stirwait
    Of all of the questions Hillary Clinton will evade on the campaign trail this week, none are more important than those she will not answer on Iraq. Clinton holds the unique distinction in the 2016 field of having supported the unpopular Iraq policies of both George W. Bush and Barack Obama. She supported Bush’s invasion and Obama’s withdrawal, and in both cases was tracking with public opinion when she started. After Bush’s war got unpopular, Clinton recanted. And one supposes that as Obama’s policy for that woe-begotten nation and its region continues to displease voters, Clinton will be tempted to...
  • The Worst Day of Hillary Clinton's Campaign

    05/19/2015 9:34:10 AM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 19, 2015 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    Hillary Clinton had a very bad day. Hillary Clinton In fact, she’s had a series of bad days since she announced her presidential bid April 12. But Monday was the worst of them. In a bombshell report, the New York Times reported that Clinton, as secretary of state, used her private email to share private intelligence reports from noted conspiracy theorist and political hitman Sidney Blumenthal, at a time when Blumenthal was being paid by the Clinton Foundation and liberal political organizations that helped lay the groundwork for Clinton’s presidential campaign. The emails included reports on Libya at a time...
  • Hillary’s Unqualified Top VP Choice

    05/18/2015 1:53:47 PM PDT · by lbryce · 38 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 18, 2015 | MATT LEWIS
    Julian Castro is attractive and charismatic. He also has no business being a heartbeat away from the presidency. Let’s get this out of the way early: Hillary Clinton’s rumored No. 1 choice for vice president would be the least-qualified nominee for the job in decades. Sure, it’s a little early to play Hillary “veepstakes,” but when you don’t really have a primary to worry about, you get speculation like this: During a Spanish-language interview with Univision’s Al Punto the other day, Henry Cisneros, Bill Clinton’s former HUD secretary, predicted current HUD Secretary Julián Castro would be Hillary Clinton’s running mate...
  • Reject the Premise That Bush Lied About Iraq.

    05/18/2015 5:40:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 18, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: It's Josh in Williamsburg, Virginia. Great to have you, sir. Hello. Appreciate your patience. CALLER: Hey, Rush. Thanks for taking my call. So I want to do two things. The first is to say that Jeb Bush's answer to Megyn Kelly's initial question was not necessarily wrong. He could validly have that answer to her question. The second is to -- RUSH: Wait a minute, Josh. What -- CALLER: Yeah. RUSH: Just refresh people's -- what did he say? What was his answer to that first question? He would do it all over again, right? CALLER: Yeah. So the...
  • Charlie Rose becomes Hillary’s campaign spokesman and Chris Wallace screws up

    05/18/2015 4:34:17 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-18-15 | DrJohn
     CBS This Morning was on the screen (I almost said "tube") this morning and I watched an exchange between Charlie Rose and John Dickerson.  Rose introduced the topic as Marco Rubio being the latest GOP candidate  to "run into trouble" this morning over his comments about the Iraq war. There clearly is a herd mentality out there among the media to play the gotcha game regarding Iraq. Rose played a video clip between Chris Wallace and Marco Rubio in which Wallace asks Rubio "Was the Iraq war a mistake?" Rubio answered properly that it wasn't a mistake at the time. Wallace...
  • What Sidney Blumenthal’s Memos to Hillary Clinton Said, and How They Were Handled

    05/18/2015 4:18:15 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5-18-15 | Michael Schmidt
    In 2011 and 2012, Hillary Rodham Clinton received at least 25 memos about Libya from Sidney Blumenthal, a friend and confidant who at the time was employed by the Clinton Foundation. The memos, written in the style of intelligence cables, make up about a third of the almost 900 pages of emails related to Libya that Mrs. Clinton said she kept on the personal email account she used exclusively as secretary of state. Some of Mr. Blumenthal’s memos appeared to be based on reports supplied by American contractors he was advising as they sought to do business in Libya. Mr....
  • GOP may subpoena Clinton aide Blumenthal on Benghazi

    05/18/2015 5:02:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 18, 2015 | Martin Matishak
    Republicans on the House select committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya terrorist attack are planning to subpoena Sidney Blumenthal, who served in Clinton’s inner circle while she led the State Department. The New York Times reported that panel chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is planning to issue the subpoena. The top Democrat on the House select committee criticized the plan. “These latest moves by the Benghazi Committee-issuing a subpoena without first contacting the witness, leaking news of the subpoena before it was served, and not holding any Committee debate or vote-are straight out the partisan playbook of discredited Republican investigations,” Rep....