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  • Naomi Watts and Valerie Plame Wilson Re-Team to Scrap Nukes, Save the Budget

    11/02/2011 11:33:32 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 6 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 11-02-11 | Hollywoodland
    Naomi Watts and Valerie Plame Wilson are teaming up – again – but this time it’s about more than whitewashing history via the big screen. Watts portrayed the former CIA operative in ‘Fair Game,’ the 2010 feature on Wilson’s famous outing by a member of the Bush administration. Now, the two women are joining forces to compel the Obama administration to “cut nuclear weapons instead of education and other priorities.” Their new Public Service Announcement asks citizens to sign a Global Zero pledge found at CutNukes.org. Global Zero is an international movement for the elimination of nuclear weapons. Here’s some...
  • California Moves Toward Extending Obamacare to Illegal Immigrants

    06/04/2016 2:36:58 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 42 replies
    During a 2009 address to a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama told the country that his plans for health care reform would not extend to people who are in the country illegally. "You lie!" South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson notoriously shouted. Obama replied, "That's not true." But only two years after the largest coverage provisions in the Affordable Care Act took effect, the country's most populous state has passed a bill that, in fact, seeks to extend Obamacare to people regardless of their immigration status. The bill, now before California Gov. Jerry Brown, aims to allow people...
  • Charlie Rose and Obama's former speechwriters laugh about Obama's 'if you like your plan' lie

    05/10/2016 5:12:30 PM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pkqn6wsrUfs
  • Former Obama speechwriters laugh at 'you can keep your plan' promise

    05/10/2016 2:58:05 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 19 replies
    Charlie Rose and a trio of former Obama speechwriters laughed it up this week as they discussed the president's infamous promise that that under the Affordable Care Act, "if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan."
  • Rose, Obama Speechwriters Laugh About the President’s ‘You Can Keep Your Plan’ Lie

    05/10/2016 12:12:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/10/16 | David Rutz
    Charlie Rose and three of Barack Obama’s former speechwriters had a good laugh Monday night while joking about the president’s infamous, oft-repeated false promise that under Obamacare, “if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” Obama said dozens of times in the run-up to the Affordable Care Act’s signing and enactment that no Americans who liked the insurance plan they had would lose it under the Affordable Care Act. In reality, millions of policies were canceled because of the law’s regulations, and Obama was forced to apologize to the American people. The infamous remark...
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified...

    02/10/2016 11:00:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 10, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified Records, Return Paper Copies (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch today released a letter from the Department of State to Hillary Clinton's lawyers that includes a list of classified records to be either deleted or returned to the State Department. The documents were produced under court order in a FOIA lawsuit for all of Clinton emails and for records about her email practices ( Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00687)). The June 30, 2015, letter from Secretary of State for Management Patrick F....
  • Reuters’ Headline Labels CIA Traitor ‘Whistle-Blower’

    01/09/2008 1:32:17 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 10 replies · 201+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 9, 2008 - 16:03 ET | Matthew Balan |
    Reuters, in its headline for a story reporting the death of Philip Agee, a former CIA agent turned traitor, labeled Agee a "CIA whistle-blower" ("CIA whistle-blower Philip Agee dies in Cuba [1]"). As the blog Little Green Footballs put it [2], Agee was "the traitor who exposed fellow CIA agents to violence and murder by revealing their names" in his 1975 book "Inside the Company: A CIA Diary." Agee, who had worked for the CIA for 12 years both in the United States and in Latin America, resigned from the Agency in 1968 after expressing "disagreement with U.S. support for...
  • Email shows Secretary Clinton helped Joe Wilson get government contracts

    01/12/2016 9:36:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2016 | Rick Moran
    Getting lucrative government contracts is easy – if you know the right people.  And in the case of former ambassador Joe Wilson, husband of former CIA officer Valerie Plame, it was Hillary Clinton who greased the skids so that government contracts could go to business associates and friends. Is this really in the job description of the secretary of state? Daily Caller: Wilson’s requests for help — on behalf of an American engineering contractor he consulted for called Symbion Power — is a recurring theme in each monthly Clinton email dump. The latest two batches of records are no different....
  • NIGERGATE: The FBI re-opens the case, joint investigation with SISMI

    12/04/2005 12:00:26 PM PST · by parnasokan · 18 replies · 1,446+ views
    IL GIORNALE ^ | December 4, 2005 | By Gian Marco Chiocci and Mario Sechi
    NIGERGATE: The FBI re-opens the case, joint investigation with SISMI, the role of the French 007’s to be examined Chiocci and Sechi strike again. The following appeared in the Sunday edition of Il Giornale, interesting reading indeed. Of particular interest is the French slant, interesting because it needs to be investigated, interesting also because the first to point it out were the people her at FR. This new joint FBI-SISMI investigation has to be followed closely because it’s going to turn up some startling little gems, a lot of people are going to get very upset. Lets watch it happen………....
  • Reckless Lunacy (Oliver North on Obama & disarmament)

    08/23/2012 4:55:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 24, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Americans following this year's presidential campaign would never know it from mainstream media coverage, but the commander in chief we hired four years ago has set the United States on a course for unilateral disarmament. The following people hope you won't notice until after Nov. 6: Vladimir Putin, Liang Guanglie, Kim Jong-un, Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, A.Q. Khan and of course, Barack Obama. The 10 individuals above share a common fascination: nuclear weapons. Vladimir Putin, Russia's modern czar; Liang Guanglie, minister of national defense for...
  • Ex-Ambassador Joseph Wilson’s ‘Embarrassing’ Emails To Hillary

    10/03/2015 3:45:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson caused “embarrassment” to a company he consulted for by lobbying then-Sec. of State Hillary Clinton in an email he sent through her longtime friend and ally, Sidney Blumenthal, according to court documents obtained by The Daily Caller. The company, Symbion Power, made the claim in response to a lawsuit filed in New Mexico last week by Wilson, who served as ambassador to Gabon and Săo Tomé and Príncipe during the Bill Clinton administration. Wilson claims that Symbion and its co-founders, Paul Hinks and Lord Richard Westbury, engaged in fraud, breach of contract and civil conspiracy...
  • Multimillion-dollar UN corruption case uncovered

    03/18/2010 2:49:55 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 9 replies · 517+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | Mar 18, 2010 | JOHN HEILPRIN
    UNITED NATIONS – The deal looked simple enough: U.S. military equipment suppliers bribed an African defense minister's salesmen to secure part of a $15 million gig to outfit a presidential guard. But the salesmen were actually FBI agents. And the operation resulted in what U.S. authorities in January called their biggest foreign bribery sting to date, netting 16 indictments and 22 arrests of small arms and military equipment makers. At the center of the U.S. case is Richard Bistrong, a former Florida executive who first surfaced in a series of cases of bribes and bid-rigging for multimillion-dollar U.N. peacekeeping contracts....
  • Joe (You lie!) Wilson Had A Tough August Recess

    09/10/2015 1:45:08 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    FitsNews.com ^ | 09/10/2015 | FITS
    It's exhausting being U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson … you know, casting all those votes in opposition to the best interests of American taxpayers (basically doing whatever liberal “Republican” Speaker John Boehner tells him to do). All that selling out can make a status quo politician tired! Anyway, Wilson found time to refresh himself during Congress’ August recess, though, spending a week at a five-star resort in Hawaii.  Wilson and fellow “Republican” U.S. Reps. Randy Forbes, Vicky Hartzler, Richard Nugent, Paul Cook, Robert Latta, Steven Palazzo and Randy Hultgren joined Democrats Joe Courtney, Pete Aguilar and Brenda Lawrence on the trip.Spouses were also invited …Who paid for this...
  • Valerie Plame on the 'Scary' State of Cybersecurity [and Scott Walker]

    07/24/2015 5:47:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Inc. ^ | July 23, 2015 | By Maria Aspan Senior editor, Inc.
    Cyber warfare has gone nuclear. So says Valerie Plame, the former covert CIA agent who spent her intelligence career working against the spread of weapons of mass destruction. Now she’s taking on a new task: helping government agencies and companies stem the relentless flood of hacker attacks. “There’s a huge impact on national security and intelligence,” says Plame, who this spring became an adviser to cybersecurity startup Global Data Sentinel. “The new normal is going to be more and more of these hacks, whether it’s Target or Home Depot or the Office of Personnel Management or Jennifer Lawrence’s nude photos.”...
  • Many Helped Iraq Evade U.N. Sanctions On Weapons

    10/07/2004 8:03:05 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 7 replies · 593+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/08/04 | Craig Whitlock and Glenn Frankel
    Many Helped Iraq Evade U.N. Sanctions On Weapons By Craig Whitlock and Glenn Frankel Washington Post Foreign Service Friday, October 8, 2004; Page A01 BERLIN, Oct. 7 -- As part of its stealth effort to evade U.N. sanctions and rebuild its military, the Iraqi government under President Saddam Hussein found that it had no shortage of people around the world who were willing to help. Among them: a French arms dealer known only as "Mr. Claude," who made a surreptitious visit to Iraq four years ago to provide technical expertise and training. Mr. Claude worked for Lura, a French company...
  • Valerie Plame's Husband: Jeb Plans to Kill or Torture All Arabs He Can Find

    05/20/2015 6:32:39 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Jeb Bush: wannabe Arab killer and torturer. That was the portrait of the prospective Republican presidential candidate that Joe Wilson, husband of former CIA employee Valerie Plame, has painted. Appearing on Chris Hayes's MSNBC show this evening, Wilson claimed that the "conclusion you come to," looking at his foreign policy advisers, is that Jeb's plan is "to kill all Arabs we find on the streets," and if we can't kill them, "to torture them." View the video here.
  • Common Core Draws Tom Rooney's Fire

    01/27/2015 7:14:59 AM PST · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | Jan 27, 2015 | Kevin Derby
    U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., announced on Monday he was a co-sponsor of U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson’s, R-SC, “Local Control of Education Act” which would stop the Obama administration from making states “adopt a specific curriculum, and would void any previous federal requirements established for states that have already adopted Common Core.” Rooney explained why he was backing the bill on Monday. “The federal government has no constitutional business setting the curriculum for a teacher in a Florida classroom,” Rooney said. “If states, of their own volition, want to adopt a certain set of standards, then that’s their prerogative. I...
  • Wilsongate: Motive, Means, and Opportunity

    11/21/2005 2:28:31 PM PST · by Fedora · 170 replies · 12,006+ views
    Original FReeper research | 11/21/2005 | Fedora
    Wilsongate: Motive, Means, and Opportunity The Buried Story Behind PlamegateBy Fedora Introduction Since Robert Novak mentioned Valerie Plame’s CIA background in July 2003, the media has focused on trying to trace the leak of Plame’s name to the White House, but has devoted less follow-up to another newsworthy angle in Novak’s original story. Novak wrote: The CIA's decision to send retired diplomat Joseph C. Wilson to Africa in February 2002 to investigate possible Iraqi purchases of uranium was made routinely at a low level without Director George Tenet's knowledge. . . Wilson never worked for the CIA, but his wife,...
  • A Presidential Birth Certificate Controversy Leads To Clashes, Arrests, One Death

    01/05/2015 7:43:30 PM PST · by Kartographer · 34 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 1/5/15 | Tyler Durden
    Clashes broke out between police and the opposition in Gabon on December 20 stemming from questions about the legitimacy of President Ali Bongo. A recent book called “New African Affairs” by French reporter Pierre Péan alleged that President Ali Bongo has Nigerian origins. The book was slammed by the authorities, accusing the reporter of inciting racial hatred in Gabon. ... A hundred people were arrested. At least one man died without having now possible to establish in what circumstances. Several photos and videos circulating, showing the wounded in the face, on the roof of a car.
  • Valerie Plame proves she is a big phony

    12/23/2014 6:48:01 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/23/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Remember when Valerie Plame was the poster girl for Bush and Cheney-haters? A desk jockey at the CIA with some flowing blonde hair claim to glamour (in terms of image exploitation, a Wendy Davis-like figure), Plame was supposedly endangered when her name was supposedly leaked by someone in the Bush administration, supposedly in retaliation for her husband Joe Wilson’s criticism of Iraq War policy.
  • Immigrants baffled by HealthCare.gov lapse (Green card = Healthcare)

    11/19/2014 7:42:39 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 19 Nov 2014 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov is working better, but immigrants are running into what looks like an obvious slip-up. Call it the green card glitch: The website has no clear path to upload the government identification document that shows they are legal U.S. residents, and entitled to benefits under President Barack Obama's health care law. It's a baffling omission, say consumers and counselors assisting with this year's sign-up drive. "It doesn't list the green card as an option to upload," said Elizabeth Colvin of Foundation Communities, an Austin, Texas, group that serves low-income people, including many immigrants. There's a way to...
  • Can Rep. Joe Wilson be Vindicated Now?

    03/28/2014 6:09:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Breitbart -- the Conversation ^ | 3-27-14 | Kerry Pickett
    Breitbart News recently reported that Mexican nationals and others were being enrolled at Mexican Consulates all over the United States. This now brings into the question if Rep. Joe Wilson (R -SC) who exclaimed in the House Chamber, "you lie, to President Barack Obama during the 2009 State of the Union when Obama remarked the health care bill would only cover American citizens, was the one who actually told the truth. OBAMA: The reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally. WILSON: You lie! Rep. Wilson was later asked about his loud protest in the House...
  • Proof that the Plame case was a hoax

    01/11/2014 7:56:43 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/11/2014 | Clarice Feldman
    CIA official's John Rizzo's revelations in new book, Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA, establish beyond peradventure of doubt that the Plame case was a hoax, stirred up by her husband and Patrick Fitzgerald. See these excerpts from the book:
  • Obamacare: “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

    11/10/2013 8:19:30 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-10-2013 | MOTUS
    George: he gave cynics a good nameYes sir, here’s another one of Barry’s throw away lines that we HOPED would stay down that old Obamacare memory hole: “If you misrepresent what’s in this plan, we will call you out.” - Barack Obama, 2009 Ditto, this part of the same speech, where Big Guy looked Congress and the American people in the eye and dismissed these “bogus claims” about Obamacare as lies: that there would be “death” panels: (there will be)that Obamacare would cover illegal aliens: (mostly a lie; although it’s “complicated”) – note: while the term “illegal aliens” has been...
  • Rep. Joe Wilson Vindicated: The man who shouted "you lie" to Obama's face gets the last laugh.

    10/26/2013 10:47:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/26/2013 | Richard Kline
    On September 9, 2009, Joe Wilson, Congressman from South Carolina, shouted "You lie!" when President Obama was touting the benefits of his Affordable Care Act, now dubbed "Obamacare." Many in America were shocked that anyone would call the President of the United States a liar in such a forum as a presidential address to a joint session of Congress. But, now, as we look back on 5 years of Barack Obama, we see that Obama and his Administration do lie. And they lie a lot. * Both Eric Holder and Barack Obama stated that "Fast and Furious was a program...
  • Dana Priest's controversial co-author (William Arkin)

    07/20/2010 8:50:03 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 07/20/2010 | KEACH HAGEY
    With two Pulitzer Prizes to her name, Dana Priest is one of the Washington Post’s most celebrated reporters. Until Monday, when the Post published the first installment of a bombshell series on post-9/11 intelligence industrial complex, national security blogger William Arkin was hardly known to the paper’s readers. But from a media perspective, Arkin’s role as co-author of the series might be the more important. It marks the first time one of the Post’s bloggers – lately the cause of controversy because they sometimes blur opinion and reporting — has had a byline in one of the paper’s big, investigative...
  • White House invite for dictator who has stolen billions from his impoverished African nation

    06/09/2011 2:00:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 9, 2011 | Daniel Bates
    Barack Obama has come under fire for extending a formal invitation to a shamed African dictator who has ruthlessly plundered billions of dollars from his own country. The U.S. President will today have a coveted private meeting with President Ali Bongo of Gabon in the Oval Office despite his appalling track record. Bongo’s family has ruled the impoverished African nation with an iron fist for five decades and have used its oil riches to fund a life of outrageous luxury. Meanwhile one third of people in Gabon live on less than $2 a day and thousands starve to death each...
  • (Rep Joe Wilson:) The height of corruption

    10/05/2012 7:58:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/5/2012 | Rep Joe "You Lie" Wilson (R-SC)
    Last week, I discovered one of the most corrupt acts I have seen while serving in public office: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum, advising defense contractors that if they failed to comply with existing law, taxpayers would pay any resulting employee compensation costs and attorneys’ fees incurred. Instead of notifying defense contractors that they must abide by the laws set in place to protect American families, the administration has advised and encouraged these companies to break the law without penalty. Does that sound unbelievable to you? It sounded unbelievable to me when I first heard...
  • Rep. Joe Wilson Was Right: Obama Has Deceived Us

    06/08/2012 5:43:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 8, 2012 | HENRY I MILLER
    He was correct. Prescient even. But one politician's invective directed at President Obama early in his administration seems to have been forgotten. On Sept. 9, 2009, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., received widespread attention when he interrupted a speech by the president to a joint session of Congress by shouting, "You lie!" The incident resulted in a formal rebuke, essentially along party lines, by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives. Wilson may have been indecorous, but he was right. And the president has continued to deceive. As the economy has failed to rebound, the president has been desperately blaming everyone but himself...
  • 2 lawmakers seek to delay end of military gay ban

    09/17/2011 12:53:17 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 5 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 16, 2011 | Donna Cassata
    Two top Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee have asked Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to delay the new policy allowing gays to serve openly in the military. In a letter to the Pentagon chief this week, California Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, the committee chairman, and South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson — two opponents of repealing the ban — complained that the policies and regulations for implementing the change have not been finalized nor provided to the panel. "Since it is evident that the department does not have final, approved policies in place, we believe it is essential that you...
  • "You lie" Congressman Joe Wilson in South Carolina hospital

    08/25/2011 10:52:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Reuters/Chicago Tribune ^ | August 25, 2011
    Joe Wilson of South Carolina -- the lawmaker who shouted "You Lie" at President Barack Obama during a speech -- remained hospitalized on Thursday with an "extended fever," his congressional office said. Wilson contracted Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness, after working in his yard. He is being treated at the Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, South Carolina, said Eric Dell, Wilson's chief of staff.
  • Rep. [Joe] Wilson Hospitalized After Possible Bout With Lyme Disease

    08/25/2011 9:03:31 AM PDT · by freespirited · 19 replies
    FOX News ^ | 08/25/11
    U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina has gone to the hospital because of an extended fever. Wilson's office said in a short statement Wednesday that the Republican was admitted. He is best known for being rebuked by the House for shouting, "You lie!" at President Barack Obama in 2009. Wilson later apologized. The statement contained no other details, including when the congressman was admitted, if he remained in the hospital, or the name of the hospital. Wilson's office said last week that he was taking antibiotics to treat symptoms of Lyme disease. Previously a little-known lawmaker, after the remark,...
  • HHS: Obamacare-Funded Health Centers for 'Migrants' Won't Check Immigration Status

    08/10/2011 4:53:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 64 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | August 10, 2011 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Tuesday that it has awarded $28.8 million to 67 community health centers with funds from the Obamacare health reform law. Of that $28.8 million, "approximately $8.5 million will be used by 25 New Access Point awardees to target services to migrant and seasonal farm workers," Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Spokeswoman Judy Andrews told CNSNews.com. HRSA is a part of HHS. Andrews said that grant recipients will not check the immigration status of people seeking services. “Health centers do not, as a matter of routine practice, ask...
  • The no votes: 22 GOPers who balked Boehner

    07/29/2011 4:32:13 PM PDT · by americanophile · 105 replies
    Politico ^ | July 29, 2011 | Politico
    Speaker John Boehner pushed his debt-ceiling bill through the House Friday night with the support of 218 Republicans. Here are the 22 no votes: Justin Amash (Mich.) Michele Bachmann (Minn.) Chip Cravaack (Minn.) Jason Chaffetz (Utah) Scott Desjarlais (Tenn.) Tom Graves (Ga.) Tim Huelskamp (Kans.) Steve King (Iowa) Tim Johnson (Ill.) Tom McClintock (Calif.) Mick Mulvaney (S.C.) Ron Paul (Texas) Connie Mack (Fla.) Jim Jordan (Ohio) Tim Scott (S.C.) Paul Broun (Ga.) Tom Latham (Iowa) Jeff Duncan (S.C.) Trey Gowdy (S.C.) Steve Southerland (Fla.) Joe Walsh (Ill.) Joe Wilson (S.C.) CORRECTED: Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) voted YES on the Boehner...
  • The 22 Patriots who voted against the Boehner Reed Trap

    07/29/2011 4:47:03 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 71 replies
    07/29/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    The following twenty-two House members stood firm and opposed the Boehner bill, which is nothing more than a vehicle which will be sent to the Senate, reworked by Harry Reid into something even worse than it already is, and then returned to the House. Boehner will dutifully bring it up and the Tea Partiers who voted for it will then vote against it, but it will not matter. Boehner and Reid will pass the Bill in the House with Democrat votes and Obama will sign it. The votes today cast by conservatives, many of whom are good people, are very...
  • Rep. Gohmert: 'We Know From House Rules the President Never Lies'

    07/15/2011 10:55:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/15/11 | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Louis Gohmert (R.-Texas) yesterday artfully declined to say that President Barack Obama was lying when he said he could not guarantee Social Security checks would go out after August 3 if there was no deal on the limit. Gohmert would only say he knew from the rules of the House of Representatives that the president "never lies"--an apparently sarcastic reference to the plight of Rep. Joe Wilson (R.-S.C.) who rebuked Obama with a famous shout during a 2009 speech to a joint session of Congress. While weighing in on the debt ceiling debate Gohmert said at a Capitol Hill...
  • 'You lie' Congressman Joe Wilson endorses Tim Pawlenty for president

    06/09/2011 9:12:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/09/2011 | Jordan Fabian
    GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty on Friday picked up the endorsement of Rep. Joe Wilson (R), who hails from the key early primary state of South Carolina. Wilson will serve as a co-chairman to the former Minnesota governor's campaign in South Carolina. "Congressman Wilson has been a strong conservative voice for the people of South Carolina over the past decade," Pawlenty said in a statement. "I am honored to receive his support in this campaign to restore America." Wilson called Pawlenty "the best man to get our nation back on the right track," one with "a remarkable record of conservative...
  • Valerie Plame, Joe Wilson story 'Fair Game' failed at the box office

    03/29/2011 6:02:42 AM PDT · by shortstop · 54 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 03/29/11 | Staff Article
    'Fair game' a box-office flop The movie Fair Game, about the Valerie Plame/Joseph Wilson affair, was in theaters and then it seemed to disappear. Any reason? Poor ticket sales, basically. Fair Game was a generally well-regarded movie (it got a good 79 percent favorable rating on the movie website Rotten Tomatoes) that starred big-name actors in Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. It was about CIA operative Valerie Plame (played by Watts) whose cover was blown in Bob Novak's widely read Washington Post political column. The information was allegedly leaked to Novak by White House officials to discredit her husband, Joseph...
  • You Misled!

    09/28/2009 10:41:35 PM PDT · by listera · 2 replies · 458+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/28/2009 | Michael F. Cannon and Ramesh Ponnuru
    It is a good thing that other congressmen did not follow Rep. Joe Wilson’s lead. If they yelled out every time President Obama said something untrue about health care, they would quickly find themselves growing hoarse.
  • The WikiLeaks Vindication of George W. Bush

    12/09/2010 6:38:19 AM PST · by safetysign · 77 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/09/2010 | Larry Elder
    The WikiLeaks de facto declassification of privileged material makes it case closed: Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction -- and intended to restart his program once the heat was off. President George W. Bush, in the 2003 State of the Union address, uttered the infamous "16 words": "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." Former Ambassador Joe Wilson sprang into action and, in an op-ed piece, in effect wrote, "No, the Cheney administration sent me to investigate the allegation -- and I found it without merit." Put aside that Wilson's...
  • HILLYER: Scooter Libby, on the record

    11/18/2010 8:15:52 PM PST · by STARWISE · 29 replies
    WashTimes ^ | 11-17-10 | Quin Hillyer
    *snip* Memory can be unreliable, and misstatements can happen despite pure intentions. It's only fair game to point this out. So say Valerie Plame Wilson, former CIA case manager and Vanity Fair cover girl, and her husband, Joseph C. Wilson IV, former ambassador to Gabon and extravagant self-promoter. Too bad the Wilsons, a power-mad federal prosecutor, an officious federal judge, a confused jury and a badly misled president wouldn't apply those same common-sense considerations to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, wrongly convicted of perjury in the case stemming from State Department official Richard Armitage's public identification of Mrs. Wilson as a...
  • Naomi Watts Toughens Up For'Fair Game'[Plame-Wilson Film "Reinforces Their Patriotism"]

    11/11/2010 10:49:15 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 51 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | November 12, 2010 | Mal Vincent
    Minutes after Naomi Watts, movie star, arrived at the CIA’s secret Virginia training center called The Farm, she was thrown to the ground in a way that left bruises. When she cried out in pain, her instructor glared and informed her, “Don’t say 'ow’ again unless you need to go to the hospital.” During the days that followed, she was “stripped of everything that cloaked her in specialness,” said director Doug Liman. The actress chose the rough treatment, Liman said. He chose Watts to play Valerie Plame Wilson, the spy who was outed in one of the most controversial episodes...
  • The Celluloid Capital [Plamegate returns!]

    10/28/2010 8:13:48 PM PDT · by Enchante · 33 replies
    National Journal ^ | 10/28/10 | Matt Cooper
    ... the title is drawn from how Karl Rove told Matthews that the CIA agent Valerie Plame was fair game for critics of her husband, Ambassador Joe Wilson. Wilson, you’ll recall, was dispatched by the CIA in 2002 at the behest of Vice President Dick Cheney’s office to investigate whether Saddam Hussein was trying to buy uranium from the African country of Niger. Wilson came back with the answer no, and he was outraged when President Bush nevertheless stuck with the claim in his 2003 State of the Union address, which made the case for war with Iraq. Just three...
  • Where are they now? See what some of your favorite political friends are up to this month.

    10/25/2010 3:03:46 PM PDT · by mikalasukala
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | October 24, 2010 | Consigliere5
    WHERE ARE THEY NOW? [taken from October 2010 articles/blog posts]NASA's Islam Outreach Minister Charles BoldenGOP lawmakers are critical of Charles Bolden for leaving last week on a trip to China just as the agency he leads begins pursuing an ambitious new agenda. It is the latest in a series of controversial moves that some speculate could result in Bolden's ouster. A law signed a week ago gives NASA four months or less to develop a dozen different plans for the future, including a detailed report on how it would replace the retiring space shuttle.It's an ambitious schedule, one that NASA...
  • NIGERGATE: BUSH TOLD THE TRUTH ……. BUT DID THE LIBERAL MSM ?

    04/21/2006 10:16:53 AM PDT · by parnasokan · 20 replies · 1,274+ views
    Il Foglio ^ | 04/21/2006 | Christian Rocca
    NIGERGATE: BUSH TOLD THE TRUTH ……. BUT DID THE LIBERAL MSM ? Another interesting piece today from the Italian newspaper Il Foglio. Following-up on yesterday’s excellent article Il Foglio takes another look at how lies were, and still are, propagated through the anti-3B liberal media. President George W. Bush was correct in stating during his State of the Union Address of 28 January 2003 that “The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa .” The statement was true, indeed to quote the British Government’s Butler Report “It is accepted by all parties...
  • Obama: Mr. Incredible

    07/20/2010 10:41:53 AM PDT · by chickadee · 17 replies · 3+ views
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2010 | David Keene
    Recent news reports that Democratic leaders promised Hispanic Caucus members that provisions inserted in the healthcare to win the votes of others would be removed later suggest that South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson’s (R) charge that President Obama’s denial that the healthcare bill would cover illegal aliens was a lie was dead on. The healthcare bill as passed and signed into law prohibits illegals from buying into the so-called healthcare exchanges that will be established under the law and denies even temporary legal immigrants access to Medicaid unless they’ve been here for five years. Hispanic Caucus leaders are now charging...
  • TEA PARTY EXPRESS ENDORSES JOE MILLER FOR U.S. SENATE - VOWS TO DEFEAT LISA MURKOWSKI

    06/16/2010 10:17:08 AM PDT · by Syncro · 33 replies · 783+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | June 16, 2010 | Levi Russell
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2010CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or Levi@FrontLineStrat.com TEA PARTY EXPRESS ENDORSES JOE MILLER FOR U.S. SENATE VOWS TO DEFEAT LISA MURKOWSKI The Tea Party Express (website: www.TeaPartyExpress.org) is pleased to announce its endorsement of Conservative Republican Joe Miller for U.S. Senate - Alaska. The Tea Party Express will make Miller's campaign its top priority between now and the August 24th Alaska Primary, and will devote the resources necessary to ensure Miller's victory. "Lisa Murkowski has become part of the problem in Washington.  Her support for record deficit spending, and her flip-flopping on whether to repeal Obamacare are just two of the many issues in which she...
  • YOU Lie: Rep. Clyburn (D) Implies Alvin Greene Is A Plant Involved With Rep. Joe Wilson (R)

    06/14/2010 11:45:14 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 43 replies · 992+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 14, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "I have a little more than suspicions," Rep. Clyburn (D-SC) said of his idea that US Senate candidate Alvin Greene (D-SC) is a plant. Rep. Clyburn went on to say the man who managed the campaign of Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) also managed the campaign of his [Clyburn's] opponent and Democrat Alvin Greene. "We see that Joe Wilson, the Republican congressman -- who I asked the House to censure for disrupting the President's speech -- his campaign manager was managing my opponent's campaign and so they were running my opponent's campaign, Alvin Greene's campaign and Ben Frasier, down in the...
  • Group: Army symbol is religious, should be changed

    04/29/2010 12:48:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 63 replies · 2,444+ views
    AP ^ | 4/29/2010 | Dan Elliott
    A religious watchdog group says a cross and motto on the emblem of an Army hospital in Colorado violate the constitutional requirement for separation of church and state and should be removed. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation asked the Army this week to change the emblem of Evans Army Community Hospital at Fort Carson, outside Colorado Springs. The emblem says "Pro deo et humanitate" or "For God and humanity." Fort Carson commanders will review the complaint, Lt. Col. Steve Wollman said. He said the emblem had been approved by the Army Institute of Heraldry and has been in use since...
  • Gen. Casey, Rep. Wilson and the Jackson Five

    03/01/2010 9:31:27 PM PST · by sinanju · 4 replies · 376+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 1st, 2010 | Chet Nagle
    "...The conspirators were in the Army’s 902nd Military Intelligence Group’s MOS 09L program (“Lima Nine”), E Company, 187th Ordnance Battalion. Lima Nine was started because of the Army’s desperate lack of linguists speaking Pashto, Dari or Arabic. To attract such recruits, military intelligence promises foreigners that if they join the Army as a translator they will get U.S. citizenship and a top security clearance. Candidates from Afghanistan and Iraq, including the Jackson Five, speak such poor English the Army puts them in Lima Nine and gives them English lessons, so they will have some hope of passing basic training. Clayton...