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  • Media Silent as Secret Service Agent Exposes Clinton White House as Coke Den, Full of Mistresses

    06/28/2016 4:38:54 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 34 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 6/27/2016 | Claire Bernish
    A secret service agent exposes Clinton White House as having cocaine flowing throughout and constant mistresses, yet the media remains mum. Former Secret Service agent to the Clinton White House, Gary J. Byrne, has come forward to decry a potential Hillary Clinton presidency as a dangerous and detrimental proposition. As the New York Post’s Daniel Halper, who interviewed the controversial figure, described Byrne’s mission, “he believes it is his patriotic duty to do anything he can to prevent Hillary Clinton from becoming president of the United States.” Though Byrne’s tenure at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue provided ample opportunity to witness indiscretions...
  • Rush: The leftist attack on Trump fans in San Jose is anti-American — and it’ll backfire

    06/03/2016 4:50:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 3, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via the Daily Rushbo, right on both counts. It wasn’t so much an anti-Trump riot, Limbaugh notes, as an anti-Trump-supporter riot “since they are really violently protesting … American citizens exercising their constitutional right to express their political opinion.” Indeed. Anti-American, straight up. And the more violence there is aimed at Trump and his fans, especially by people waving Mexican flags, the more swing voters will conclude that an authoritarian whose centerpiece proposal involves a border wall might be just what the doctor ordered after all. He’s also right that some well-known lefties were quick to denounce the riot last...
  • Left-Wing Editor Is Explicitly Calling For More Riots At Trump Events

    06/03/2016 9:30:25 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 71 replies
    hannity.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | staff
    Many voices are calling for calm in the wake of yesterday's mob violence at a Trump rally in San Jose, California. John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, has come out and condemned the actions of left-wing agitators. The New York Times reports that Pedestal has stated that "Violence against supporters of any candidate has no place in this election." However, not everyone all voices are calling for cooler heads to prevail. Emmett Rensin, an editor at left-wing Vox.com, is one such voice. Rensin has not only failed to condemn the violence, he is explicitly calling for more of it.
  • FBI attempts to explain UFO memo in vault

    03/29/2013 3:22:44 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 51 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Mar 27, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has broken its silence on the most popular file in its digital vault. The one-page memo, dated March 22, 1950, was addressed to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover from Guy Hottel, then head of the FBI's Washington, D.C., field office. It relayed some information from an informant. The subject: FLYING SAUCERS INFORMATION CONCERNING "An investigator for the Air Force stated that three so-called flying saucers had been recovered in New Mexico," Hottel writes. "They were described as being circular in shape with raised centers, approximately 50 feet in diameter. Each one was occupied by three...
  • Panic spreads among Clinton Supporters.

    05/31/2016 9:02:47 AM PDT · by meatloaf · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 5-31-2016 | Nick Gass
    "Hillary Clinton's use of a private email address and a personal server was a "mistake," her campaign's top official wrote in a letter to the Democratic front-runner's top supporters over the weekend. And Clinton has repeatedly said it was a "mistake," campaign chairman John Podesta wrote, in a 600-word missive intended to set the record straight and keep supporters calm as it faces a strong last-second challenge from Bernie Sanders while looking ahead to Donald Trump in the general election."
  • The Man Who Got Hillary Clinton To Care About UFOs

    04/17/2016 7:02:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | April 15, 2016 | Sarah Laskow
    John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president, is one of the most powerful people in the American political establishment today. He's also the one most likely to talk about UFOs, or as advocates prefer to say these days, “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.”(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Podesta's credentials as both a political insider and a UFO advocate are sterling. He was White House chief of staff at the end of President Bill Clinton’s second term and, more recently, a counselor to President Barack Obama. Since 2002, Podesta has openly advocated for the public release of documents concerning UAPs and Area 51. Since...
  • Will there be disclosure of UFO files under the Obama administration? "Million Fax on Washington"

    11/25/2008 2:25:02 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 33 replies · 1,183+ views
    If there was ever a chance to disclose the truth about the massive UFO cover up by the U.S. national security state since 1947, it could come under the incoming Obama presidential administration. John Podesta, chief of Obama's transition team and Clinton’s Chief of Staff from 1998 to 2001, has been a longtime advocate of openness in government and a strong supporter of the release of UFO documents by the U.S. In a ground breaking news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. with investigative reporter Leslie Kean in 2002, he urged the federal government to "open the...
  • Hillary Clinton promises to 'get to the bottom of UFO mystery' if elected, and......

    03/04/2016 5:42:41 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 69 replies
    Hillary Clinton promises to 'get to the bottom of UFO mystery' if elected, and 'maybe send a task force' to alleged alien prison Area 51 By James Wilkinson For Daily Mail Online Published: 15:14 EST, 4 March 2016 | Updated: 16:08 EST, 4 March 2016 While Donald Trump continues to promise a wall between the US and Mexico, Hillary Clinton is thinking about a different kind of alien: if elected she will release classified UFO files, her campaign manager revealed. As the Clinton campaign passed through Las Vegas last month, campaign manager John Podesta told KLAS-TV Politics NOW that he...
  • Clinton aide slams Pentagon's UFO secrecy

    10/22/2002 11:19:36 AM PDT · by RoughDobermann · 42 replies · 3+ views
    CNN | Tuesday, October 22, 2002 Posted: 2:05 PM EDT (1805 GMT) | By Richard Stenger
    (CNN) -- One winter night in 1965, eyewitnesses saw a fireball streak over North America, bank, turn and appear to crash in western Pennsylvania. Then swarms of military personnel combed the area and a tarp-covered flatbed truck rumbled out of the woods. Now a former White House chief of staff and an international investigative journalist want to know what the Pentagon knows, calling on it to release classified files about that and other incidents involving unidentified flying objects, or UFOs. A Pentagon spokesperson could not be reached for comment. Despite earning little credence among many in the U.S. population, cases...
  • Clinton aide slams Pentagon's UFO secrecy

    10/23/2002 6:18:21 PM PDT · by anncoulteriscool · 66 replies · 243+ views
    cnn ^ | October 23, 2002 | unknown
    Clinton aide slams Pentagon's UFO secrecy One winter night in 1965, eyewitnesses saw a fireball streak over North America, bank, turn and appear to crash in western Pennsylvania. Then swarms of military personnel combed the area and a tarp-covered flatbed truck rumbled out of the woods. Now a former White House chief of staff and an international investigative journalist want to know what the Pentagon knows, calling on it to release classified files about that and other incidents involving unidentified flying objects, or UFOs. "It is time for the government to declassify records that are more than 25 years old...
  • A campaign promise: Hillary Clinton vows to investigate UFOs, Area 51 and alien visitors

    01/04/2016 9:17:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 35 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Jan. 4, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    It was an unusual question, but the candidate answered it. During a campaign stop late last week in New Hampshire, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton was asked her opinion about UFOs and whether the U.S. government would ever acknowledge the existence of such unearthly craft. In a casual conversation with the Conway Daily Sun, a local paper, Mrs. Clinton vowed, "Yes, I'm going to get to the bottom of it." She later added, "I think we may already have been visited. We don't know for sure." Mrs. Clinton also suggested that a future task force could be assembled to investigate Area...
  • UFOs and Progressives, why any disclosure will never happen with progressives in power. ~ Vanity

    06/09/2014 3:24:32 PM PDT · by GraceG · 36 replies
    GraceG
    Recently I was looking around on some of the conspiracy UFO kook sites out there (hey don't judge me, it is a hobby, I take it all with a rather large grain of salt but find the theories fascinating) and recently one thing that totally amazed me. When I was looking at very old threads around the 2008/2009 time frame there were a lot of threads that were giddy with the anticipation that Obama if elected and after he was elected would be at the forefront of disclosing the "Truth about UFOs". Many of the threads said how finally we...
  • Clinton: Aliens may have visited us already

    01/04/2016 10:16:32 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1-4-2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Hillary Clinton says that aliens may have already visited humanity. "I think we may have been [visited already]. We don't know for sure," the Democratic presidential front-runner told The Conway Daily Sun during a campaign stop in New Hampshire last week. Her comment came after being asked about her husband Bill Clinton's comments during an appearance on late-night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in 2014, when he suggested that extraterrestrial life could exist. "I just hope it's not like 'Independence Day,'" said Clinton, referring to the film where aliens attack earth. Hillary Clinton told a Sun reporter that she would "get...
  • Possibly Important UFO Development

    01/25/2016 3:20:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    whitehouseufo.blogspot.com ^ | 01/23/216 | Grant Cameron
    Now, as Obama is leaving office, and one of his main advisers is an open proponent for UFO disclosure we have articles coming out from the CIA on "flying saucer" investigation and "X-files"???? Not bad for an agency that is not involved or interested. As the CIA works for the President, maybe we need to thank Obama and Podesta for this as this administration winds down. The CIA would not make such a bold move without the green light from the White House as the President is ultimately responsible for what the CIA says. https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/todays-cia/what-we-do ... The two articles just...
  • Clinton Library Releases Files On UFOs

    11/09/2007 5:45:01 AM PST · by period end of story · 19 replies · 2+ views
    New York Sun ^ | November 9, 2007 | Josh Gerstein
    Under fire for its sluggish processing of files from President Clinton's White House, the National Archives released files and photographs yesterday responding to 14 Freedom of Information Act requests from members of the public. The records appear unlikely to contain any political bombshells, though there could be fodder for the tabloids. Many of the requests sought information about the Clinton White House's records on unidentified flying objects or UFOs. The files detail the predilection of one of Mr. Clinton's chiefs of staff, John Podesta, for the extraterrestrial-laden television series, "the X-Files." A listing of the newly-released files is available on...
  • Clinton’s State Department ducks extraterrestrial/UFO disclosure

    03/27/2009 11:40:17 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 37 replies · 1,181+ views
    examiner ^ | March 26
    Less than a week after a senior U.N. official confirmed that the U.N. Secretariat would hold a meeting on extraterrestrial policy if it were requested by a U.N. member nation, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s State Dept. and U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice’s offices will not even discuss the matter on the record. On March 18, 2009, Juan Carlos Brandt, U.N. Chief of Advocacy and Special Events stated to this reporter, “If there is one (1) U.N. member state that would ask for a meeting on extraterrestrials, it would take place.” The office of the President of the 63rd U.N....
  • NASA Opens Kecksburg Docs

    10/25/2003 3:30:03 PM PDT · by demlosers · 23 replies · 148+ views
    scifi.com ^ | 24-October-03
    NASA has agreed to turn over documents relating to the alleged crash of a UFO in Kecksburg, Pa., in 1965, the SCI FI Channel announced. The news comes a day after SCI FI said it would pursue legal action against the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to release its records on the incident. NASA informed Lee Helfrich, attorney for the Channel-sponsored Coalition for Freedom of Information, that it is releasing 36 pages of documents, the Channel said. The release comes after 10 months of pursuing the records through the Freedom of Information Act. The Department of Defense and the U.S....
  • Hillary promises to investigate aliens if elected - the ones from space, not Mexico

    01/04/2016 11:56:12 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/04/16 | RObert Laurie
    Call Mulder and Scully, Hillary has a job opening The United States is facing a lot of problems these days. We’ve got Islamic terrorism, mass shootings, hundreds of thousands of illegals flooding across our southern border, and an out-of-control federal government drowning in debt. We also, apparently, have concerns about aliens. No, we’re not talking about families wandering in from Tijuana, we’re talking about little green men who come to Earth to slaughter our cattle and probe us in our sleep. Don’t worry, though. Hillary Clinton is aware of your concerns and - if elected president - she’s going to...
  • Clinton adviser on Israel had commercial ties to Middle East (Sandy Burglar)

    08/09/2015 10:46:10 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 7 replies
    Washinton Examiner ^ | 8/8/15 | Sarah Westwood
    Clinton adviser on Israel had commercial ties to Middle East By Sarah Westwood • 8/8/15 A controversial Clinton adviser who faced penalties for conflicts of interests under President Bill Clinton was still assisting Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, despite the fact that his consulting firm was engaged in commercial activities in countries where she worked, emails show. Sandy Berger, who gained notoriety when he stole classified documents from the National Archives prior to testimony before the 9/11 Commission, had Hillary Clinton's personal email address and emailed her about Israel, Pakistan and terrorism in 2009. Berger's consulting firm, the Albright...
  • Podesta: 'Trump Is Simply Too Big of a Risk'

    05/03/2016 8:13:34 PM PDT · by Milhous · 101 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10:20 PM, May 03, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    The chairman of the Hillary Clinton campaign, John Podesta, has released a statement framing the general election match-up. “Fundamentally, our next president will need to do two things: keep our nation safe in a dangerous world and help working families get ahead here at home. Donald Trump is not prepared to do either," Podesta's statement reads. "Throughout this campaign, Donald Trump has demonstrated that he's too divisive and lacks the temperament to lead our nation and the free world. With so much at stake, Donald Trump is simply too big of a risk.
  • Clinton Campaign Pledges to Crack Open Government Files on UFOs, Aliens

    04/08/2016 1:00:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Government Executive ^ | 4/8/16 | Tom Shoop
    There are many weighty issues in this year’s presidential campaign, from tax policy to how to deal with the threat from ISIS. But Hillary Clinton and her staff have repeatedly made time to address another apparently pressing concern: the possibility that aliens have visited Earth, and the U.S. government has covered it up. On Thursday, Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, told CNN that federal agencies  “could do a much better job in answering the quite legitimate questions that people have about what's going on with unidentified aerial phenomena." He said Clinton would push for answers if she gets to occupy...
  • John Podesta: I've Convinced Hillary Clinton To Declassify UFO Files

    03/04/2016 3:13:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Weird News ^ | Lee Speigel, editor & writer
    "I think the American people can handle the truth about this," Clinton's campaign manager said. John Podesta, campaign manager for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and a longtime advocate for government disclosure of UFO files, said Clinton is ready to look into the issue. "I've talked to Hillary about that," Podesta told KLAS-TV Politics NOW co-host Steve Sebelius during a campaign stop in Las Vegas. "There are still classified files that could be declassified." He continued: "I think I've convinced her that we need an effort to kind of go look at that and declassify as much as we can,...
  • Obama Administration Waives Penalty Against Convicted Bank Credit Suisse (received pmts)

    10/27/2015 9:17:53 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 12 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10/26/2015 | David Sirota
    Only weeks after the White House made headlines with a directive urging prosecutors to get tougher on corporate crime, the Obama administration has moved to protect a convicted financial firm from punishment. The bank, Credit Suisse, has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to President Barack Obama’s political campaigns. It also employs the Podesta Group, a lobbying firm with family connections to the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. In 2014, Credit Suisse pleaded guilty to criminal charges for operating “an illegal cross-border banking business that knowingly and willfully aided and assisted thousands of U.S. clients in opening and...
  • Clinton and Podesta Warn Bernie Sanders – Don’t Bring Up Bill Clinton’s (tr) History….

    01/11/2016 9:29:31 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 25 replies
    Podesta and ClintonWashington DC – A top aide for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Monday ripped attacks on Bill Clinton’s past infidelity by GOP rival Donald Trump, saying Trump has gone “in the gutter.” Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta also issued a warning to Clinton’s Democratic rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to stay away from the topic. “I hope he’s not going there,” Podesta said of Sanders during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” after the host noted it seems “there’s some piling on here” by Sanders. “He said that he’s going to run a positive campaign,...
  • Clinton Campaign Walks Back Her Claim That Trump Was Featured in ISIS Recruitment Videos

    12/20/2015 8:47:08 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 104 replies
    nymag.com ^ | Dec 20, 2015
    In Saturday night's 3rd Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton sought to emphasize her line that Donald Trump has become "ISIS's best recruiter" by suggesting that the extremist group was using Trump in their recruiting videos, a claim which has now been widely discredited by fact-checkers and ISIS experts, and which prompted Trump to call Clinton a liar on the Sunday morning talk-show circuit. As a result, Sunday morning also saw Clinton campaign manager John Podesta and spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri work to walk Clinton's statement back. Appearing on ABC's This Week, Palmieri said that Clinton "didn't have a particular video in mind"
  • Hillary Clinton’s curious relationship with major Swiss bank draws attention

    07/30/2015 9:51:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The State Department (which Hillary Clinton used to run and where she still holds significant influence) has been very clear about one thing. There is no relationship between donations to the Clinton Foundation and actions taken by the Secretary of State during her tenure there. Period. Full stop. End of discussion. Perish the thought. You’re all just a bunch of Clinton haters who are trying to stop the ongoing charity work of these wonderful people. And yet for some strange reason we keep seeing stories like this. Hillary hadn’t even finished unpacking her things in her new office at...
  • Podesta to donors: Cruz is likely GOP nominee

    12/12/2015 9:01:00 AM PST · by VinL · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/12/15 | G. DiBenedetti
    Donald Trump's apparent belief that the Republican primary contest is now a two-person race between himself and Ted Cruz isn't exactly shared at the top of Hillary Clinton's campaign. Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta handicapped the GOP race for 90 Democratic donors assembled at a private fundraising event in Berkeley, California, on Thursday night, according to a Clinton backer who was in the room, telling the crowd that he viewed Cruz as the likeliest nominee, followed by Trump, and then Marco Rubio. Podesta's remarks .. which he made sure to say represent his own views, not an official campaign position...
  • What Was a Member of Clinton's 'Secret Spy Network' Doing While Working for CBS News?

    09/30/2015 4:49:14 AM PDT · by drpix · 45 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 9/29/15 | Mark Hemingway
    In March, an investigation by ProPublica and Gawker revealed that a “secret spy network” that was not on the State Department payroll, run by longtime Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal, was “funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of State’s private account starting before the Benghazi attack.” Now the WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that Tyler Drumheller, the former chief of the CIA’s clandestine service in Europe who was working directly with Blumenthal as a member of Clinton’s spy network, was concurrently working as a consultant to CBS News and its venerable news program 60 Minutes. According to...
  • Podesta: Anyone But Hillary Would Hide in a Cabin

    09/26/2015 4:47:47 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hillary Clinton: bravest person in America? You betcha! But don't take my word for it. Here's John Podesta, Chair of Hillary for America, in an email sent out this morning: "If anyone else faced the constant barrage of insults and attacks that Hillary endures everyday, they would quickly and happily squirrel away in a cabin hidden somewhere in the Rockies. Not Hillary. Her default setting is resilience." Huh: that's funny. I can think of millions of Americans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and other unpleasant locations who didn't run and hide despite facing a "barrage of attacks" that some say...
  • Clinton adviser on Israel [Sandy Berger] had commercial ties to Middle East

    08/08/2015 11:51:13 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 8, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    A controversial Clinton adviser who faced penalties for conflicts of interests under President Bill Clinton was still assisting Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, despite the fact that his consulting firm was engaged in commercial activities in countries where she worked, emails show. Sandy Berger, who gained notoriety when he stole classified documents from the National Archives prior to testimony before the 9/11 Commission, had Hillary Clinton's personal email address and emailed her about Israel, Pakistan and terrorism in 2009. Berger's consulting firm, the Albright Stonebridge Group, has engaged in business in more than 100 countries around the world, according...
  • Reid helped steer tax dollars to well-connected green energy operators

    03/09/2015 12:10:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/09/2015 | Sarah Westwood
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid helped steer billions of federal tax dollars to companies supporting a green energy group run by two of his former staff members and a current campaign operative.The Nevada Democrat pushed for millions of dollars in grants and billions more in federal loan guarantees for corporations that donated to the Clean Energy Project, a nonprofit founded by a pair of former staffers with close ties to both Reid and to a major Democratic PAC associated with the senator, Lachlan Markay of the Washington Free Beacon reported.One such company, California-based Fulcrum Bioenergy, received a hefty federal grant...
  • Obama adviser John Podesta's biggest regret: Keeping America in dark about UFOs

    02/13/2015 5:03:10 PM PST · by EveningStar · 91 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 13, 2015 | Caitlin Dickson
    Outgoing senior Obama adviser John Podesta reflected on his latest White House stint Friday, listing his favorite moments and biggest regrets from the past year. Chief among them: depriving the American people of the truth about UFOs.
  • Democratic wise man splits loyalties between Obama, Clinton (John Podesta)

    02/09/2015 7:27:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2015 8:25 PM EST | Julie Pace
    John Podesta built his reputation as a Democratic Party wise man by trying to salvage the second terms of two presidents. He’s about to duck out of the White House to try to engineer the election of a third. Podesta served as Bill Clinton’s final White House chief of staff in the 1990s and is closing out a yearlong stint as counselor to President Barack Obama. After departing the White House later this week, his next act will be steering Hillary Rodham Clinton’s expected 2016 campaign for president. For months, Podesta has balanced his allegiance to both Obama and Clinton,...
  • Clinton looks to tighten inner circle [unwieldy cast of characters with loose lips]

    01/27/2015 4:27:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 27, 2015 | Amie Parnes
    Hillary Clinton faces a stiff challenge in constructing a lean and mean campaign team that avoids the drama and leaks that hurt her 2008 effort. Clinton is working with an enormous Rolodex that includes aides and advisers from her days as senator and secretary of State, as well as from her husband’s time as president. Many of those people want very badly to be a part of another Clinton campaign — and possibly another administration. Democratic strategists and political observers say it will be particularly difficult for Clinton to winnow it down because of the growing network surrounding her and...
  • The Man Who Might Lead Hillary Clinton's Campaign Is Really Into UFOs

    01/15/2015 8:40:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / The Business Insider ^ | January 15, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Hillary Clinton's expected campaign chairman has an eclectic record that includes UFO advocacy and having to apologize for comparing Republicans to killer cultists. John Podesta, a senior White House aide, will leave his government job in February for Clinton's campaign, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. "The precise role Mr. Podesta would play in a Clinton campaign is unclear. People familiar with discussions said he likely would be campaign chairman, should she decide to run," The Journal reported. Despite the ambiguity, it is clear from additional reports that Podesta is expected to at least hold a "senior title" in Clinton's...
  • The Democrats Lost Big Tonight. Why Obama Should Double Down

    11/05/2014 9:45:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Nation ^ | November 4, 2014 | Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor & publisher
    If I were advising the White House right now, I would encourage President Obama to take advantage of the end of this year's election cycle—the next fifty or so days—to immediately try to change the subject, in a big way. The Obama administration should act right away to use its executive powers to take steps to deal with long-ignored issues that need to be dealt with for the good of the nation. This cannot be done quietly. To change the media narrative, issues acted upon will have to be controversial enough to dominate the news. President Obama should embrace good...
  • Obama Advisor John Podesta: ‘Every Country Has a History of Going Over the Line’

    07/01/2014 4:28:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | June 30, 2014 – 02:30 PM | Susanne Koelbl and Marcel Rosenbach
    Instead of a no-spy deal, the US has begun a Cyber Dialogue with Germany. In a Spiegel interview, John Podesta, a special advisor to President Barack Obama, speaks of the balance between alliances and security and says that changes are being made to NSA espionage practices. […] “(W)ith respect to what German citizens think, the United States has a pretty good track record of standing up for values of global democracy, of free expression, of protecting the rights of individuals, of trying to ensure that people are not discriminated against, of not suppressing free speech. Every country has a history...
  • Obama Lands in Afghanistan for Visit with U.S. Troops

    05/25/2014 9:42:37 AM PDT · by kristinn · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sunday, May 25, 2014 | Steve Holland
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, May 25 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama traveled to Afghanistan on Sunday for a surprise Memorial Day weekend visit to meet with U.S. troops who are preparing to withdraw after nearly 13 years of war. Spirited out of Washington aboard Air Force One, Obama flew for more than 13 hours for the brief visit to Bagram Air Base, the main U.S. base in the country. The trip comes as Obama is buffeted by criticism at home that his handling of U.S. foreign policy has been too passive in dealing with crises from Syria to Ukraine...
  • Obama supporters call for ObamaCare czar to avoid another rollout disaster

    05/18/2014 3:54:33 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 11 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 17, 2014 | Unattributed
    The White House acknowledged Saturday being open to a proposal for President Obama to appoint a chief executive to oversee the Affordable Care Act -- an ObamaCare czar -- following the Department of Health and Human Services handling last year’s disastrous rollout. The proposal was released this weekend by the Center for American Progress, founded by John Podesta who left the think tank earlier this year to become a White House senior counsel. “An absolutely essential element of achieving these goals is having the exchange run by a CEO who is both given the resources and made accountable for the...
  • Mullah Gore and the Benghazi Coverup

    05/07/2014 9:01:02 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    In an April 20 (given the deep connections between the Brotherhood and the Nazi Party, the date may not have been an accident) story in the Jerusalem Post, the question was asked, Will Qatar abandon the Muslim Brotherhood? As they put it, Qatar is the only country who openly supports the Muslim Brotherhood. This followed the pressure exerted on Qatar to do just that from its three Gulf neighbors, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. Saudi Arabia even threatened a blockade should Qatar not comply. Clearly the Brotherhood, and their revolutionary aims, had been recognized as a threat...
  • Podesta Helps Obama Play Dictator

    05/06/2014 2:07:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 6, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's move on to the White House now and the reestablishment of climate change and global warming as a new primary impetus of the White House because it offers the president opportunities to be dictatorial. Executive orders and executive actions. Now, John Podesta was dragged out yesterday to all of a sudden make some comments about this. John Podesta was Bill Clinton's chief-of-staff, and he's over at a think tank. I think it's The Center for American Progress. I get 'em confused. Think Progress, Center for American Progress, Advanced Liberal -- (interruption) Center for American Progress, yeah....
  • White House wades cautiously into effort to protect online privacy

    04/30/2014 1:06:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    WDAZ, ABC 8, Grand Forks ND ^ | April 30, 2014, 09:21 AM
    The White House will lay out ideas this week for protecting U.S. consumers’ privacy in an era in which the ubiquitous use of computers and mobile phones provides a constant data feed on individuals. But after a 90-day review of “big data,” the White House is expected to suggest ways to encourage companies to protect privacy and identify areas for further study, rather than calling for a legislative overhaul. The Obama administration is treading carefully to avoid further antagonizing major technology companies and international allies angered by the government’s data surveillance programs. The review was led by John Podesta, senior...
  • Media Matters Employees Are Now Publicly Attacking Their Bosses

    04/29/2014 12:31:24 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/29/2014 | Christopher Bedford
    Media Matters employees are furious that their bosses are trying to keep them from unionizing. A union-organizing committee at the liberal group released a statement Monday slamming their employers for “the unexpected and unexplained path our leadership has taken in response to our efforts to unionize,” adding that “the actions of Media Matters executives have placed employees in the impossible position of continuing to produce content espousing pro-labor values for an employer who is challenging our right to unionize.”
  • Bombshell In WaPo/Keystone Scandal: Did the Post Coordinate With Congressional Democrats?

    03/26/2014 9:56:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Power Line ^ | March 26, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    A major development occurred today in the scandal surrounding the Washington Post’s attempt to advance Democratic Party talking points by falsely linking Koch Industries to the Keystone Pipeline. In the unlikely event that you are not already familiar with the story, you should begin by reading this post and this one, as well as the one from last October where I dismantled the International Forum on Globalization report that was the basis for the Washington Post’s story of March 20. The facts, very briefly, are these: Koch Industries has no interest in the Keystone Pipeline; it has not lobbied in...
  • ‘Downton Abbey’ Democrats May Cost their Party the Senate

    03/24/2014 3:12:48 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 17 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03.24.14 | Lloyd Green
    When it comes to green gentry liberalism, think of an Americanized version of the PBS hit—where everyone knows his or her place, and our betters look best. Last week was a good week for natural gas, but a bad one for green gentry liberalism. John Podesta, a veteran of the Clinton White House who is once again a presidential adviser, tried to explain some energy facts of life to the true-believing liberal base. Still, it’s unclear if Podesta’s intended audience was listening, and that willful blindness may cost the Democrats control of the Senate. Podesta warned that opposition to natural...
  • Obama reassures Internet CEOs on tech privacy

    03/21/2014 6:36:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 21, 2014 7:25 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    A week before a self-imposed deadline for a review of National Security Agency programs, President Barack Obama sought Friday to assure leading Internet and tech executives that his administration is committed to protecting people’s privacy. CEOs from Facebook, Google, Netflix and others spent more than two hours with Obama in the Oval Office discussing their concerns about NSA spying programs, which have drawn outrage from tech companies whose data have been scooped up by the government. Joining Obama and the CEOs were Obama’s commerce secretary, homeland security adviser, and counselor John Podesta, whom Obama has tasked with leading a review...
  • Obama’s Rough 2013 Prompts a New Blueprint (Podesta: Need to remember Harry Reid's not president)

    01/25/2014 3:22:45 PM PST · by kristinn · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, January 25, 2014 | Scott Wilson with Karen Tumulty
    An internal White House assessment concludes that President Obama must distance himself from a recalcitrant Congress after being badly damaged last year by legislative failures, a government shutdown and his own missteps. Obama has said that his fraught relationship with Congress, especially after Republicans won the House in 2010, complicated his ability to promote his agenda. But for the first time, following what many allies view as a lost year, the White House is reorganizing itself to support a more executive-focused presidency and inviting the rest of the government to help. The new approach comes after weeks of internal White...
  • Clinton pushes for jobless aid extension

    01/01/2014 8:42:36 AM PST · by yoe · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 1, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday urged Congress to quickly pass an extension of federal jobless aid. The former New York senator took to Twitter to reflect on her part in helping to extend a similar program a decade ago.[snip] Clinton has sporadically weighed in on the news of the day since leaving the State Department. During the government shutdown in October, she criticized lawmakers who govern by ideology for pushing the government from crisis to crisis. ,p . Jobless benefits for nearly 1.3 million people expired Saturday after Congress left the extensions of long-term unemployment aid out of a budget agreement...
  • Five things Obama must do to avoid lame-duck status ["It's not personal"]

    12/31/2013 4:20:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 31, 2013 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama endured a terrible 2013, raising GOP hopes of a Senate takeover in next year’s midterm elections that would turn him into an early lame duck. The GOP needs to win six seats in the upper chamber to take a 51-49 edge, something clearly obtainable with Democrats defending difficult seats in South Dakota, Montana, West Virginia, Arkansas, Alaska, Louisiana and North Carolina. With the Senate and House in GOP hands, Obama would have little if any hope of moving his legislative agenda, and would be left to play defense against a GOP Congress in his final two years in...
  • Leftist cult leader compared to Republicans

    12/18/2013 7:22:35 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 12-18-13 | El Presidente
    White House advisor foolishly compares leftist cult to evil Republicans. In 1976, The People's Temple's renowned socialist, social justice advocate, and King of Kool-Aid, the Rev. Jim Jones, moved his communist flock from the racist confines of the Fascist States of America (San Francisco apparently being too far right wing for his liking) to the glorious utopia known as Guyana. Within two years, The People's Temple (no connection to The People's Cube) had over 900 people's in Guyana living out the socialist dream of shared sacrifice and equal distribution of misery. But, like what always happens in a "People's" society,...