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  • White House scrambles to answer when they learned of Clinton email habits

    03/06/2015 6:52:12 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 6, 2015 | The Associated Press contributed to this report.
    What did the White House know and when did they know it? That timeline got murkier on Friday as the White House struggled to respond to mounting questions over Hillary Clinton's private email use. The heat was turned up after Politico reported that top White House officials knew back in August that Clinton was conducting official business on personal email. White House spokesman Josh Earnest, when asked about what the White House knew, said senior officials were emailing Clinton while she was secretary of state and a few noticed she wasn't using a .gov email address. However, he did not...
  • The President discovers Intelligence agency at Five Guys

    05/29/2009 4:43:35 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 49 replies · 2,505+ views
    politico ^ | 5/29/09 | Ben Smith
    On his trip to get a burger with Brian Williams at Five Guys this afternoon, the President appears to have learned of the existence of a Defense Department intelligence arm, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, from an agency employee also at the burger restaurant. "So explain to me exactly what this National Geospatial..." Obama said, after the worker mentioned his employer, according to a video of the event. "We work with, uh, satellite imagery," the worker, Walter replied. A POLITICO reader caught the exchange, which starts around 5:45 on this C-SPAN video. The transcript: Obama: What do you do Walter?...
  • White House Senior Aides Knew About IRS Probe But Didn't Tell Obama, Spokesman Says

    05/20/2013 1:13:57 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 20, 2013 | Juliet Eilpirin
    Senior White House officials, including Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, learned last month about a review by the Treasury Department’s inspector general into whether the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, but they did not inform President Obama, the White House said Monday. The acknowledgement is the White House’s latest disclosure in a continual release of details concerning the extent to which White House officials knew of the IG’s findings that IRS officials engaged in the “inappropriate” targeting of conservative non-profits for heightened scrutiny. Previously, the White House said counsel Kathryn Ruemmler did not learn about the...
  • The Autocrat Accountants (Mark Steyn)

    05/18/2013 12:13:34 AM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 17, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    Speaking at Ohio State University earlier this month, Barack Obama urged students to pay no attention to those paranoid types who “incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity.” Oddly enough, in recent days the most compelling testimony for this view of government has come from the president himself, who insists with a straight face that he had no idea that the Internal Revenue Service had spent two years targeting his political enemies until he “learned about it from the same news reports that I think most people learned about this.” Like you, all he knows...
  • Drunken driver ignition lock bill set for vote

    01/12/2010 6:07:31 PM PST · by Eric Blair 2084 · 29 replies · 786+ views ^ | January 11, 2010 | BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI
    New Jersey lawmakers planned to take up legislation today that would make ignition interlocks mandatory for anyone convicted of drunken driving. "We need to send a message loud and clear to both habitual and would-be drunk drivers: the party's over," said Assemblyman Nelson Albano, D-Cape May, who is among the bill's sponsors. Albano's son was killed in 2001 by a repeat drunken driver. If approved, the measures (A-3073/S-1926) scheduled to be voted on today in the Assembly and Senate would require convicted drunken drivers to install the interlock device in any vehicle they principally own. The requirement also would apply...
  • Bill to ban 'mom, dad' from texts advances

    05/04/2006 5:04:33 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 139 replies · 19,786+ views
    A bill requiring students to learn about the contributions homosexuals have made to society and that would remove sex-specific terms such as "mom" and "dad" from textbooks has passed another hurdle on the way to becoming the law of the land in California. Having already been approved by the state's Senate Judiciary Committee, SB 1437, which would mandate grades 1-12 buy books "accurately" portraying "the sexual diversity of our society," got the nod yesterday of the Senate Education Committee. The bill also requires students hear history lessons on "the contributions of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender to...
  • Circumcision Studied in Africa as AIDS Preventive

    04/27/2006 9:43:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 46 replies · 866+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 28, 2006 | SHARON LaFRANIERE
    JOHANNESBURG, April 27 — For well over a decade, southern Africans have battled the spread of H.I.V. with everything from condoms and abstinence campaigns to doses of antiretroviral drugs for pregnant women — and yet the epidemic continues unabated. Now a growing number of clinicians and policy makers in the region are pointing to a simple and possibly potent weapon against new infections: circumcision for men. Armed with new studies suggesting that male circumcision can reduce the chance of H.I.V. infection in men, and perhaps in women, health workers in two southern African nations are pressing to make circumcisions broadly...
  • Here's My Guess About Plamegate...

    10/02/2005 6:41:24 PM PDT · by frankjr · 27 replies · 2,288+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 10/2/05 | John Podhoretz
    ...for what it's worth (and what it's worth is about a nickel if you want inside information). My guess is: It has amounted to nothing. Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald is tying up loose ends, one of which is Judith Miller, toward whom he is hostile for reasons having nothing to do with Valerie Plame (she busted up his investigation of an Islamist terror front called the Holy Land Foundation by calling its officials for comment just before he was about to stage a midnight raid on the place). My guess: He has already determined there was no crime in the naming...
  • Angry left and right are crowding out the practical middle

    09/22/2004 4:23:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies · 927+ views
    Fort Wayne News Sentinel, IN ^ | September 22, 22004 | WILLIAM MCKENZIE
    (KRT) - Maybe it happens this way in most elections. But it really seems the middle's getting squeezed in this presidential election. The angry idealists are going at it from the left and right, leaving the practical middle wondering which way it should go. I found myself in this predicament recently in New York, where I moderated a 45-minute exchange between Gary Bauer of the evangelical right and Joseph Hough of the Protestant left. The two went after it over matters like how you treat the poor. Even though it was barely 9 in the morning, the interview grew so...