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  • Worse Than Watergate

    02/05/2018 2:29:07 AM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2/5/18 | Jed Babbin
    Anyone who signed off on warrants from FISA under false pretenses had better find him or herself a lawyer. On Friday the FBI lost the first big battle in its war to conceal its actions during the 2016 presidential campaign when the White House declassified and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (“HPSCI”) released its four-page memorandum detailing a pattern of abuse of power by the FBI and senior Department of Justice officials. The FBI has said the Memo is inaccurate because it doesn’t state all of the relevant facts. Fine. If there is more to see, it should...
  • McMaster - the Ultimate Holdover

    08/07/2017 4:14:29 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 16 replies
    American Spectator ^ | August 7 , 2017 | Jed Babbin

    01/27/2016 10:29:57 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 25 Jan, 2016 | Jed Babbin
    At sixty-eight years old, Hillary Clinton is very old and very tired. This week, she's slogging along the campaign road, her media minions in tow, trying to convince the gullible among Iowa's likely caucus-goers that she's not part of the Democratic establishment. Everyone knows, especially Clinton, that this is her last shot at the presidency. The greatest obstacle to her nomination is not Bernie Sanders. It's the FBI's long-term investigation of her conduct as secretary of state. The FBI is investigating two aspects of Clinton's conduct while she was secretary of state: first, the handling of classified information - up...
  • New Benghazi Witnesses

    02/27/2014 2:31:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | February 27, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- National Security Advisor Susan Rice appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday and said that when she had appeared on several news outlets back in September 2012 to state that the attack on an American diplomatic installation in Benghazi was a "spontaneous reaction" to an American-made film that appeared on YouTube she had used "the best information we [the White House] had at the time." Senator John McCain responded to her statement Sunday that it left him "almost speechless." The Arizona Republican said on CBS's "Face the Nation" that "I'm almost speechless, because it's patently obvious, first of...
  • SEALs Angry At Attention, Want It Stopped

    05/13/2011 1:16:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 133 replies ^ | May 13, 2011 | Paul Bedard
    U.S. Navy SEALs, like the teams that killed Osama bin Laden, are grateful for nation's show of support but are growing angry with the continued focus on their operation, tactics, and tools, claiming it could jeopardize future raids and their safety. "My friends in the community tell me they're very glad for the bit of attention they got," said former Pentagon deputy undersecretary Jed Babbin, "but at some point the best way to help them is to stop. You guys in the press have done a good job, but stop for God's sake, stop." [See photos of the reaction to...
  • Happy Tea Party New Year

    12/30/2009 11:32:07 AM PST · by freespirited · 242+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12/30/09 | Jed Babbin
    It has been my custom to write a lighthearted year-end column, full of cheerful grumpiness that pokes fun at friend and foe alike. But not this year. It’s not that 2009 hasn’t provided a wealth of material. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is a constant source of laughable chicanery, but Reid is beyond parody. He was perfectly serious in saying that opposition to the healthcare bill is tantamount to opposing the elimination of slavery. How can any parodist improve on that? And what better joke to make about our wastrel president than to merely repeat his statement that we...
  • Latimer the Liberator?

    09/21/2009 7:47:02 PM PDT · by BufordP · 24 replies · 827+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 21 Sep 2009 | Jed Babbin
    If Matt Latimer’s new book had been released a few weeks ago, the Tea Party marchers would have hoisted him onto their shoulders and carried him -- laughing and cheering -- all the way up Capitol Hill. Laughing, because Latimer’s new book,Speech-less: Tales of a White House Survivor, renews conservatives’ license to chuckle at ourselves. Cheering, because it lifts the burden of George W. Bush from our shoulders. There are only two kinds of people who won’t like this book. First are the liberal media who tied the Gordian knot that binds conservatism to Bush. As Byron York reported in...
  • “THE [not] MARK LEVIN SHOW” Live –Monday August-10-2009

    08/10/2009 2:30:00 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 290 replies · 3,181+ views
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    Over ONE MILLION copies sold! #1 on the NYTimes Bestseller List for 17 weeks! Over one million copies in print!Buy it… read it… live it!“Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Oops

    10/13/2008 8:33:26 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 7 replies · 239+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/13/2008 | Jed Babbin
    Panic on Wall Street -- and in every foreign financial market -- was supposed to be calmed by the Bush/Paulson $700 billion bailout of the financial industry. Confidence among investors and bankers would be restored, we were told, if only this huge chunk of our free market were nationalized. XXX ... --- XXX First, let’s minimize government intervention in the free market. If it is necessary to inject capital into banks directly, let it be by loans, not by purchasing the banks. Coupled with that must be cancellation of Paulson’s monarchic plan to make the government the home mortgage broker...
  • Day 5: Republican Revolt Rolls On (Babbin says the fight is ON!)

    08/08/2008 5:57:07 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 42 replies · 189+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8 August 2008 | Jed Babbin
    There’s a very odd mood among House Republicans this week. Rebelling against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s adjournment of the House last Friday, Reps. Mike Pence (R-Ind) and Tom Price (R-Ga) had a sort of Howard Beale moment. Beale, the mad newscaster in “Network," asked his audience to throw open a window and shout, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any more.” Pence and Price refused to leave the House floor and began the open revolt against Nancy Pelosi’s “Drill Nothing” Congress. Five days into the revolt -- as I saw yesterday in the Republican cloak room...
  • House Republican Rebellion Continues (Jed Babbin from the House Floor)

    08/05/2008 5:05:25 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 90 replies · 225+ views
    Human Events ^ | 5 August 2008 | Jed Babbin
    It’s enough to make you weep. Conservative House Republicans -- led by Indiana’s Mike Pence and Georgia’s Tom Price -- took Friday’s spontaneous outburst against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s summer adjournment without a vote on offshore drilling and turned it into an organized revolt that was melting the Capitol’s telephone and fax lines. And then the White House announced that the President wouldn’t call the House back for a special session to deal with the gasoline price crisis. But the House Republicans aren’t dismayed. This isn’t about the President, one told me last evening. It’s about putting pressure on the Speaker....
  • Melanie Morgan: EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT! (Ann Coulter, Rush, Michelle Malkin etc!}

    06/06/2008 11:22:26 AM PDT · by Syncro · 19 replies · 895+ views
    MelanieMorgan.Com ^ | June 5, 2008 | Melanie Morgan
    EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT! Written by Melanie Morgan    Thursday, 05 June 2008 The rest of the country is now being notified in press releases and emails what I have been hinting at on this website for the past few days.The impossibly funny, smart, warm and intellectually driven Ann Coulter is going to join us in the live broadcast "From the Frontlines" on June 26th at presented by Move America Forward, and Kithbridge, Inc.Liberals HATE Ann Coulter. Conservatives LOVE Ann Coulter. Most folks, though, don't know a side of her that I do. Ann is unstintingly generous in giving support to...
  • Could actions of foreign courts affect First Amendment rights?

    01/04/2008 2:06:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies · 74+ views
    One News Now ^ | January 4, 2008 | Chad Groening
    Author and magazine editor Jed Babbin is very concerned about two cases being decided in foreign courts that he believes could have an adverse effect on First Amendment rights in the U.S. Jed Babbin, editor of Human Events, served as a deputy undersecretary of defense in President George H.W. Bush's administration. He explains that a Muslim with possible connections to terrorist funding is using a British court to sue Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, an American author who wrote a book critical of Islam that sold in Britain on the Internet. And in Canada, a similar case has been brought against Mark...
  • SABOTAGE: Rowan Scarborough Talks About his New CIA Book

    08/25/2007 9:59:33 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 6 replies · 611+ views
    Human Events ^ | 07/16/2007 | Jeff Babbin
    RS: Well, about three years ago John McCain became probably the first politician who declared the CIA a 'rogue agency.' And it is because inside the CIA, the bureaucracy at Langley had a priority of leaking and stopping Bush administration programs, rather than following the policy directives of the White House. And we’ve seen that in countless leaks about terrorist surveillance programs, the prisons where they were trying to interrogate top-ranking al Qaeda prisoners, in station reports from Baghdad. When Porter Goss took over the CIA in 2004, really trying to reform it, what happened? He died by a million...
  • The CIA vs. Scarborough

    08/25/2007 10:12:07 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 40 replies · 1,452+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | July 27, 2007 | Jed Babbin
    On July 20, the CIA issued the most extraordinary press release. Director of Public Affairs Mike Mansfield wrote: We generally don't comment on books, but we have departed from that on occasion, and have decided to do so in connection with Rowan Scarborough's new book, "Sabotage: America's Enemies Within the CIA."
  • Petraeus Takes Charge: Clarifies ROE for Troops (Jed Babbin)

    03/15/2007 5:52:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies · 1,508+ views ^ | March 15, 2007 | Jed Babbin
    Yesterday, I participated in a long conference call with Gen. David Petraeus, the new overall commander of coalition forces in Iraq. In a wide-ranging discussion, Gen. Petraeus spoke about a lot of developments, especially the heightened cooperation Americans are receiving not only from the Iraqi government and its security forces but also from the general population. Many of the community leaders across the country, including within the Sunni Triangle, are cooperating and providing highly valuable intelligence about insurgents hiding and operating in their communities. There have been a number of reports that the "ROE" -- rules of engagement under which...
  • We Want a Cease-Fire Too

    08/10/2006 7:32:30 AM PDT · by Armando Guerra · 13 replies · 328+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | Aug. 6, 2006 | JAMES CARNEY, ELAINE SHANNON
    TIME: DO YOU HAVE A COMMITMENT FROM ISRAEL THAT IT WON'T EXPAND THE WAR INTO SYRIA OR IRAN? RICE: The Israelis have said publicly that they do not want to widen this war. And I take them at their word. TIME: IS THERE A PLAN TO PURSUE A COMPROMISE ON EXCHANGING PRISONERS? RICE: The release of the abducted prisoner [by Hamas] unconditionally has been called for by many international bodies, including the G-8. And everybody recognizes there is an issue with Lebanese prisoners. But in the diplomacy, there isn't contemplation of suggesting a prisoner exchange. TIME: MANY COMMENTATORS BELIEVE THE...
  • Lessons Learned ("A Cease-Fire Would Benefit Hizballah and Threaten Israel.")

    07/18/2006 12:33:06 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 12 replies · 485+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 07/18/2006 | Jed Babbin
    UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and British Prime Minister Tony Blair want to send an international force to separate Israel from Hizballah terrorists in Lebanon. Mr. Blair said a UN force should be sent to, "...stop the bombardment coming over into Israel and therefore gives Israel a reason to stop its attacks on Hezbollah." Kofi Annan said such a force could, "...pursue the idea of stabilization." But their idea assumes first, that a cease-fire would protect those worthy of protection, and second that restoring the region's ante bellum "stability" would promote long-term peace. Both assumptions are utterly false. Hizballah is...
  • Exclusive: China Craves War With U.S.

    05/22/2006 4:06:48 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 50 replies · 1,516+ views
    Human Events ^ | May 22, 2006 | Elizabeth Kantor
    A new book out today, Showdown: Why China Wants War with the United States, argues that China is bent on picking a fight with the world’s remaining superpower—and shows just how that war might play out, in scenarios that read like episodes from a Tom Clancy novel. Jed Babbin, Showdown co-author (with Edward Timperlake), agreed to answer some questions about the new book, and about what the U.S. needs to do to counter the China threat.