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  • Rod Rosenstein Overcome By Soros Swamp Gas (Expose w/Names)

    12/08/2017 5:58:26 AM PST · by Golden Eagle · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 7, 2017 | Christian Adams
    The most common question I am asked in interviews these days is why doesn't President Trump fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The better question is why doesn't Rosenstein just quit, as it's clear that nobody responsible for picking him wants him around anymore. In case you missed it, even President Trump called him out as a hack. What's clear is that Rod Rosenstein has been overcome by swamp gas. The Deputy Attorney General, and more importantly his top staff (we'll get to that in a moment), seems to have forgotten why he has his job. He has his job...
  • Top U.S. Scientific Misconduct Official Quits in Frustration With Bureaucracy

    03/13/2014 4:25:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    news.sciencemag.org ^ | 3-13-2014 | Jocelyn Kaiser
    The director of the U.S. government office that monitors scientific misconduct in biomedical research has resigned after 2 years out of frustration with the “remarkably dysfunctional” federal bureaucracy. David Wright, director of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), writes in a scathing resignation letter obtained by ScienceInsider that the huge amount of time he spent trying to get things done made much of his time at ORI “the very worst job I have ever had.” ORI, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), monitors alleged research misconduct by researchers funded by the National Institutes of...
  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...
  • Is McCain Laying Out A False Choice That We Must Choose Either Obama's War Policy Or Isolationism?

    06/20/2011 4:17:56 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    6/20/2011 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    It seems as if that is the case, given that John McCain has chastised those GOP presidential candidates who wonder how Libya posed a threat to the U.S., how Obama has grounds for claiming that the U.S. isn't even at war with Libya or how he can claim - through Harold Koh and Jay Carney - that "the limited nature of this particular mission is not the kind of hostilities envisioned by the War Powers Resolution." Obama is claiming that since U.S. troops are supposedly at little risk in this particular mission and that we have no boots on the...
  • President Obama Rejected DOJ and DOD Advice, and Sided with Harold Koh, on War Powers Resolution

    06/18/2011 6:10:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Lawfare ^ | June 17, 2011 | Jack Goldsmith
    Charlie Savage has the amazing story that President Obama “rejected the views of top lawyers at the Pentagon and the Justice Department when he decided that he had the legal authority to continue American military participation in the air war in Libya without Congressional authorization.” The Acting head of the Office of Legal Counsel, Caroline Krass, and the General Counsel of the Department of Defense, Jeh Johnson, advised the President that military activities in Libya constituted “hostilities” under the War Powers Resolution and thus Section 5(b) of the WPR required him to terminate or scale back the mission after May...
  • Obama Is Trying To Redefine What Constitutes Warfare (US-Libya)

    06/18/2011 1:21:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    6/18/2011 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    ...With Harold Koh (legal advisor for the Department of State) and Jay Carney in tow - engaged in a game of semantics. Harold Koh recently said: "We are not saying the president can take the country into war on his own. We are not saying the War Powers Resolution is unconstitutional or should be scrapped or that we can refuse to consult Congress. We are saying the limited nature of this particular mission is not the kind of hostilities envisioned by the War Powers Resolution." Problem is, is that the WPA does not make any distinction between one kind of...
  • Will Harold Koh rap Obama's knuckles on multilateralism and bin Laden?

    05/04/2011 7:12:22 AM PDT · by Crush · 2 replies
    The US Report ^ | May 3, 2011 | Kay Day
    Who could forget leftwing furor over President George W. Bush’s prosecution of the War on Terror? From Code Pink to human rights wonks at the UN, Bush was assailed at every turn. There was a push to haul the US president before the International Court on issues like detainee interrogations, the prison at Guantanamo Bay and rendition. What a difference the Oval Office makes. Last time I looked, Gitmo was still intact. Furthermore, I'm betting if he'd been given a choice, as soon as he saw those Navy SEALs, Osama bin Laden would've screamed, "Rendition, please?" Now having rightfully dispatched...
  • Obama Team Is Divided on Tactics Against Terrorism

    03/29/2010 2:10:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies · 671+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 28, 2010 | Charlie Savage
    Senior lawyers in the Obama administration are deeply divided over some of the counterterrorism powers they inherited from former President George W. Bush, according to interviews and a review of legal briefs. The rift has been most pronounced between top lawyers in the State Department and the Pentagon, though it has also involved conflicts among career Justice Department lawyers and political appointees throughout the national security agencies. The discussions, which shaped classified court briefs filed this month, have centered on how broadly to define the types of terrorism suspects who may be detained without trials as wartime prisoners. The outcome...
  • Jim DeMint -What I Heard in Honduras

    10/09/2009 6:57:13 PM PDT · by opentalk · 173 replies · 9,175+ views
    WSJ ^ | October 10, 2009 | Jim DeMint
    After visiting Tegucigalpa last week and meeting with a cross section of leaders from Honduras's government, business community, and civil society, I can report there is no chaos there. There is, however, chaos to spare in the Obama administration's policy toward our poor and loyal allies in Honduras. In a day packed with meetings, we met only one person in Honduras who opposed Mr. Zelaya's ouster, who wishes his return, and who mystifyingly rejects the legitimacy of the November elections: U.S. Ambassador Hugo Llorens.
  • Jim DeMint's Report From Honduras-->Obama Is Wrong

    10/09/2009 5:46:20 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 8 replies · 772+ views
    WSJ/The Lid ^ | 10/9/09 | The Lid
    Soon after Former President Zelaya was deposed for trying to go around the countries constitution, the "Nobel Peace Prize winner" took a position against democracy, contra to the Honduras Constitution and on the wrong side of history. “America supports now the restoration of the democratically-elected President of Honduras, even though he has strongly opposed American policies,” the president told graduate students at the commencement ceremony of Moscow’s New Economic School. “We do so not because we agree with him. We do so because we respect the universal principle that people should choose their own leaders, whether they are leaders we...
  • Eric Holder’s Hidden Agenda: The investigation isn’t about torture, but about transnationalism.

    08/29/2009 6:40:55 PM PDT · by thouworm · 55 replies · 1,691+ views
    Nice Deb; NRO ^ | 08-28-2009 | Andrew McCarthy
    "I believe the explanation lies in the Obama administration’s fondness for transnationalism, a doctrine of post-sovereign globalism in which America is seen as owing its principal allegiance to the international legal order rather than to our own Constitution and national interests. "Recall that the president chose to install former Yale Law School dean Harold Koh as his State Department’s legal adviser. Koh is the country’s leading proponent of transnationalism. He is now a major player in the administration’s deliberations over international law and cooperation. Naturally, membership in the International Criminal Court, which the United States has resisted joining, is high...
  • Lies from Lamar (Alexander, RINO-TN)

    07/03/2009 10:21:35 AM PDT · by MainFrame65 · 8 replies · 656+ views
    GOA Email alert message | 06/26/2009 | Gun Owners of America
    I am posting this week-old message from GOA because I called Alexander's office yesterday. I called to review the interminable list of frightening bills being considered by the Senate, and added that I was VERY disappointed with Alexander's votes on the "porkulus" bill AND the confirmation of Harold Koh. The staffer immediately offered EXACTLY the PREVARICATION described below. Unfortunately, I fell for it then - UNTIL I recalled this message, and was able to find it. Now I will call back Monday to let them know that trust is hard won, and easily lost. ************************************** Eight Republicans Help Confirm a...
  • Enough of the Fluff already! Give me the real News.

    06/28/2009 3:23:12 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies · 527+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | June 27, 2009 | Belinda Kasmiersky
    was saddened to hear that both Farah Fawcett and Michael Jackson died, but I am extremely maddened by the amount of coverage that MSM and even our "reliable" conservative networks are giving to them in light of the serious events which transpired this week. One of the most serious events was the fact that Harold Koh was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday June 24th as the State Department's Legal Advisor. His transnationalist views promote blending international and domestic law. Indeed, this is particularly scary knowing that he believes traditional sovereignty is obsolete. What are all those people thinking in...
  • Eight Republicans Help Confirm a Hard-Core Gun Banner

    06/26/2009 10:23:59 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 50 replies · 2,762+ views
    AmmoLand.com ^ | June 26, 2009 | GOA
    Washington, DC - -(AmmoLand.com)- Imagine that. The Senate confirmed this week, by a vote of 62-35, a gun banner who stays up at night thinking of ways to impose more gun control upon American citizens. Harold Koh is that gun grabber, and he was confirmed yesterday to be the Legal Adviser at the State Department. On Wednesday, Senate Republicans attempted to kill the Koh nomination with a filibuster — until eight of them crossed the aisle to help Democrats confirm Koh. The back-stabbing Senators are: Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Susan Collins (R-ME) Judd Gregg (R-NH) Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Richard Lugar (R-IN)...
  • Obama's pro-sharia Legal Advisor Confirmed

    06/26/2009 1:30:00 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 29 replies · 835+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | June 26Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    This is an update to the "Obama's Top Legal Pick Supports Sharia" article. One world government, here we come. Harold Koh Confirmed After Long GOP Delay 06-25-09 Yale Law School Dean Harold Koh was confirmed as the State Department Legal Advisor in a roll call vote, 62-35.
  • Vote Coming to Confirm Anti-gun Radical - "Guns Kill Civil Society," says State Department Nominee

    06/24/2009 7:55:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 69 replies · 1,836+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | June 23, 2009 | NA
    Vote Coming to Confirm Anti-gun Radical -- "Guns Kill Civil Society," says State Department Nominee Tuesday, June 23, 2009 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a Wednesday vote on a State Department nominee who supports gun control on a global scale. While advocates of the Second Amendment have come to expect that appointees of President Barack Obama would be hostile to the rights of gun owners, the president's nominee for legal advisor to the State Department reaches a whole new level of anti-gun extremism. Harold Hongju Koh, who served at the State Department under the Clinton administration, is a...
  • The Pursuit of John Yoo (0's War on Terror Vendetta)

    06/24/2009 3:05:39 PM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies · 317+ views
    WSJ ^ | 6/24/2009 | The Editors
    Here's a political thought experiment: Imagine that terrorists stage an attack on U.S. soil in the next four years. In the recriminations afterward, Administration officials are sued by families of the victims for having advised in legal memos that Guantanamo be closed and that interrogations of al Qaeda detainees be limited. Should those officials be personally liable for the advice they gave President Obama? We'd say no, but that's exactly the kind of lawsuit that the political left, including State Department nominee Harold Koh, has encouraged against Bush Administration officials. This month a federal judge in San Francisco ruled that...
  • State Dept. Nominee Harold Koh is an Anti-Gun Radical

    06/24/2009 5:04:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies · 380+ views
    GOA ^ | GOA
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a Wednesday vote on a State Department nominee who supports gun control on a global scale. While advocates of the Second Amendment have come to expect that appointees of President Barack Obama would be hostile to the rights of gun owners, the president's nominee for legal advisor to the State Department reaches a whole new level of anti-gun extremism. Harold Hongju Koh, who served at the State Department under the Clinton administration, is a self-described "trans-nationalist" who believes that our laws -- and our Constitution -- should be brought into conformity with international...
  • Libertarians recommend Senate defeat Koh nomination

    06/23/2009 4:19:43 PM PDT · by VirginiaConstitutionalist · 20 replies · 682+ views
    The Libertarian Party ^ | 6/23/09 | Donny Ferguson
    Libertarians recommend Senate defeat Koh nominationObama nominee to negotiate treaties says U.S. must adopt "global gun control" WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party Tuesday recommended the Senate defeat the nomination of Harold Koh to be State Department legal adviser, citing a history of opposition to gun rights and national sovereignty. “The State Department legal adviser is supposed to protect our national sovereignty in treaty negotiations and negotiate pacts that uphold the Constitution and protect Americans’ rights. Under no circumstances should the Senate confirm someone who believes the Constitution should give way to what he calls ‘the global rules,’” said Donny...
  • A World Drowning in Guns (written by Obama's nominee, Harold Koh)

    06/23/2009 12:58:50 PM PDT · by palmer · 75 replies · 3,058+ views
    Fordham Law Review ^ | May 2003 | Harold Hongju Koh
    I come to New York to talk about a familiar subject: gun control. But let me warn you: this may be a different kind of gun control lecture than you have heard before. It will not be about gun control in the streets of Manhattan or Columbine, or the Brady Bill, or gun registration, or even the Second Amendment, at least not until the lecture's end.... [guns are evil blah blah blah] What should we do about it? We have knowledge, we have networks, we have an emerging horizontal process to generate norms. We now need those emerging norms to...