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  • Obama: I Have Been Called "The First Jewish President"

    05/23/2015 3:53:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 172 replies
    On Friday, President Obama spoke at a Jewish American Heritage Month celebration being held at the Adas Israel synagogue in Washington, D.C. Wearing a yarmulke, Obama addressed his Jewish gravitas, citing his two Jewish former chiefs of staff, saying he has been called America's "first Jewish president" by Jeffrey Goldberg, who recently interviewed him for The Atlantic. Goldberg was in attendance.
  • Obama and Hillary Blame Youtube Video for Benghazi Terrorist Attack as Coffins Arrive

    05/21/2015 10:03:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | may 2013
    Video at the link as a reminder. She knew and lied about it anyway as the bodies were returned home.
  • For Obama, Admitting Failure Is Never An Option

    05/20/2015 4:54:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Investors.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Dogma: After Ramadi fell to the Islamic State over the weekend, the Obama administration called its anti-terror strategy a success. If that's hard to fathom, consider what else the president thinks is going well. Nine months ago, President Obama told the nation he had a successful strategy to "to take out ISIL wherever they exist." At a press briefing on Monday, a reporter asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest if, given the fall of Ramadi and reports that the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq is moving into Libya, "Would you say that, overall, this strategy has been a...
  • Obama Recasts Climate Change as a More Far-Reaching Peril

    05/20/2015 3:40:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 5/20/15 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    .....Obama will use a commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut on Wednesday to cast his push for urgent action to combat climate change as a national security imperative, arguing that the warming of the planet poses an “immediate risk” to the United States....
  • Rep. Johnson: GOP Budget Could Cause Baltimore Type Violence

    05/12/2015 4:57:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 12, 2015 | 10:27 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) says with budgets like the GOP plan, “the have-nots of this country will rise up like the people in Baltimore.” […] “What happened in Baltimore stems from deeper economic issues and if you would take a ride down the streets of some of the greatly impoverished areas of Baltimore where change has not come, where things are the same as they were 50 years ago and have been allowed to grow worse then you will understand the lack of hope of which those riots are born from.” “So are you saying, when you say ‘rise up...
  • Here’s What Jeb Bush Said About A Path To Citizenship In 2012 Vs. What He Told Megyn Kelly He Said

    05/12/2015 2:14:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 5/12/15 | Molly Ward
    “Either a path to citizenship, which I would support and that does put me probably out of the mainstream of most conservatives; Or a path to legalization, a path to residency of some kind…” Bush told Charlie Rose in 2012. During an appearance on “The Kelly File” on Monday, Jeb Bush disagreed with Megyn Kelly when she pointed out that, in the past, he had supported a path to citizenship (though he then went onto say he’d be open to it as part of a “compromise”). Kelly questioned the former governor of Florida about his past positions on immigration, specifically...
  • She's Just Like Us? Hillary Poses for Selfie with JetBlue Airport Workers

    05/07/2015 7:01:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    She's just like us? While Bill and Chelsea hold secret closed-door foundation meeting at lavish Morocco hotel, Hillary poses for selfie with JetBlue airport workersHillary Clinton is just another everyday American. That's the message her campaign tried to send on Tuesday when she posed for a photo on an airport tarmac with a gaggle of JetBlue ramp workers – and an MSNBC morning show producer tweeted it out. Half a world away, meanwhile, Bill and Chelsea Clinton were wining and dining the Clinton Foundation's now-controversial foreign donors at northern Africa's poshest hotel – and journalists weren't allowed in. JetBlue is...
  • Dorian Johnson, figure in Michael Brown case, arrested in St. Louis

    05/06/2015 6:29:27 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 31 replies
    St Louis Dispatch ^ | 5/6/2015 | Christine Byers
    ST. LOUIS • Dorian Johnson, the man who was with Michael Brown Jr. when Brown was fatally shot by a Ferguson police officer last summer, has been arrested on suspicion of drug charges and resisting arrest, St. Louis police said. Johnson was arrested on Wednesday and police are pursuing charges. The specifics of where and when he was arrested have not yet been released.
  • IRS watchdog finds 6,400 missing Lois Lerner emails

    04/29/2015 5:41:13 AM PDT · by yuffy · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 6:59 PM ET, Tue April 28, 2015 | By Chris Frates
    Washington (CNN)—The IRS watchdog investigating the disappearance of Lois Lerner's emails told a Senate committee it has found roughly 6,400 messages that have never before been turned over to Congress. Lerner was the IRS official at the center of allegations that the agency targeted tea party groups applying for nonprofit status. Congress requested Lerner's emails from the IRS and agency officials told lawmakers an unknown number of emails had been lost when Lerner's computer crashed. READ: No contempt charges for Lois Lerner The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration is in the process of turning the emails over to the...
  • Hillary Clinton 2004: Heterosexual marriage is a fundamental bedrock principle of civilization

    04/22/2015 7:21:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/22/15 | Allahpundit
    >Via Philip Klein, who says after watching this that if Hillary has merely “evolved” on gay marriage then Peter Parker merely “changed slightly” after being bit by that spider. I don’t begrudge anyone a sincere reversal on SSM; I had one myself, like millions of people over the past 10 years. But she’s laying it on awfully thick here. It’s one thing to weigh the pros and cons of gay marriage and change your mind, it’s another thing to decide, hey, maybe this “sacred bond” on which all of civilization is based isn’t so important after all.Quick — Hillary Clinton...
  • Marco Rubio in Spanish: Obama’s First Executive Amnesty ‘Important,’ People ‘Benefiting from It’

    04/18/2015 8:20:54 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/18/15 | Mathew Boyle
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said he believes that President Barack Obama’s first executive amnesty for so-called DREAMers—the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—is “important” and he won’t reverse it himself if elected president. He delivered these remarks in a Spanish-language interview he gave to Univision’s Jorge Ramos. “I believe DACA is important. It can’t be terminated from one moment to the next, because there are already people benefiting from it,” Rubio said in Spanish on Ramos’s television program, according to an English translation provided by the media service Grabien. “But yes, it is going to...
  • Obama to visit Florida Everglades on Earth Day — to talk about climate change

    04/18/2015 6:27:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/18/15 | Chris Mooney
    The Washington Post Energy and Environment Obama to visit Florida Everglades on Earth Day — to talk about climate change Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on WhatsappShare on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments 4 By Chris Mooney April 18 at 6:20 AM A bird flies over the sensitive ecological landscape of the Everglades National Park, home to many endangered and rare plants on March 16, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Saturday morning, President Obama gave a speech on climate change...
  • HILLARY, HER GRANDPARENTS AND INTEGRITY

    04/17/2015 6:54:42 AM PDT · by shortstop · 29 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 04/17/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    Hillary sat at a table, Iowans around her, making the case for what most of us would call amnesty for illegal aliens. She cited her grandparents. As she has many times before, she said they were immigrants. All of them. She told stirring stories of how hard they worked and how they found their place in America. It was all very moving. The problem is, it didn’t happen to be true. And within hours of her saying so, a reporter was able to prove her claim false. How? Census records. In the era of Internet genealogy, once obscure and unreachable...
  • Obama's Wanton Lawlessness Should Disturb All Americans

    04/16/2015 1:52:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 17, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    We live in a constitutional republic in which our elected officials are bound by the constraints of the Constitution, which means they don't have a license to do whatever they please, even if they think it would be best for the country. That President Barack Obama so flagrantly violates this enshrined legal principle and much of his Democratic Party supports him in doing so is why so many other people are outraged and, at times, fear for their country. Under past presidents in my lifetime (I was born after FDR), Republican and Democratic, we have not had to live in...
  • George Washington and most of Jamestown had gay sex... and John Wilkes Booth was one of Abraham [tr]

    04/15/2015 1:43:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 216 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 15, 2015 | Alexandra Klaunser
    Abraham Lincoln and George Washington were gay, says a new book by a gay activist and award winning writer. Larry Kramer, 79, says he believes what's written in his history book is true though he is selling it as fiction to avoid legal troubles. In Volume One of his two part book 'The American People,' Kramer says that Abraham Lincoln was gay and his killer John Wilkes Booth was actually Lincoln's spurned gay lover. 'We know that Abraham Lincoln was gay,' Kramer told CBS in an interview about the book which came out this month.
  • More than 2 MILLION of Hillary Clinton's Twitter followers are fake or never tweet

    04/14/2015 9:42:35 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    The UK Daily Mail ^ | April 14, 2015 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Although Hillary Clinton boasts a robust 3.6 million Twitter followers, not even a vast right-wing conspiracy would be able to interact with 2 million of them. According to two popular online measuring tools, no more than 44 per cent of her Twitter fan base consists of real people who are active in using the social media platform. And at least 15 per cent – more than 544,000 – are completely fake. StatusPeople.com, the oldest publicly available Twitter-auditing tool, reports that 44 per cent of the former secretary of state's followers are 'good'; 15 per cent are 'fake'; and 41 per...
  • ‘Maybe I had a brain tumor’: Brian Williams on his ‘lies’

    04/07/2015 1:44:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/07/2015 | By Yaron Steinbuch
    Embattled news anchor Brian Williams couldn’t bring himself to admit he lied about coming under fire on a chopper in Iraq — so he instead wondered aloud if he had a brain tumor, a new report claims. Several NBC News insiders told Vanity Fair that the fact-challenged Williams — who was suspended without pay for six months from his “Nightly News” gig — had trouble explaining what had happened. “(He said,) ‘Did something happen to (my) head? Maybe I had a brain tumor, or something in my head,’” a source told the magazine in its upcoming piece. “He just didn’t...
  • Jeb Bush Identified As ‘Hispanic’ On Voter Registration Form

    04/06/2015 8:02:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Daily Daller ^ | April 6, 2015 | Alex Pappas
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush marked himself down as Hispanic on a voter registration form that asked for his “race/ethnicity” in 2009, according to a document posted online by The New York Times. [Snip] Bush was born to two white parents. But he speaks Spanish, married a woman born in Mexico and once lived in Venezuela.
  • Liar, liar, Hillary's pansuit is on fire

    03/31/2015 9:44:28 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    ny post ^ | 3-31-15 | goodwin
    She can’t help herself. Hillary Clinton is addicted to deception. The news that she used an iPad as well as BlackBerry demolishes her already-ridiculous claim that she set up a private e-mail server so she would only need to carry one gadget as secretary of state. At a March 10 press conference, Clinton put it this way: “I thought using one device would be simpler, and, obviously, it hasn’t worked out that way. Looking back, it would have been probably . . . smarter to have used two devices.” Those comments, her first public ones on the scandal, are now...
  • WaPo: Even the backstory on Kerry’s climate-change brag was a lie

    03/30/2015 8:22:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 3/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler uses a “Pinocchio” scale to assign a level of egregiousness to lies he uncovers, with four Pinocchios as the maximum … until now. Secretary of State John Kerry earned himself the full complement two weeks ago from Kessler for bragging about his management of the first global-warming hearing in the Senate, a hearing that he not only didn’t arrange but didn’t even attend. Kessler dug deeper on the tall tales emanating from the event, and found that one of the real organizers has been lying about what took place in the hearing in order to...
  • Stop Bashing! Because Here’s A List Of Obama’s Accomplishments Haters! *Barf Alert*

    03/28/2015 5:08:26 AM PDT · by LUV W · 46 replies
    Patriot Newswire ^ | February 28, 2015 | Timothy Tuttle
    Obama has actually accomplished quite a bit, and here’s a long list of his accomplishments, so stop bashing, haters! First President to be photographed smoking a joint. First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner. First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in. First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States. First President to violate the War Powers Act. First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of...
  • Harry Reid to retire

    03/27/2015 7:36:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 3/27/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who suffered a serious eye injury while exercising in his home in January, announced what a lot of conservatives have been waiting with bated breath to hear: He’s not seeking reelection. He’s served for about three decades in Congress and has been one of President Obama’s biggest defenders on several of the White House leader’s key agenda pushes. “I understand this place,” he said, the New York Times reported. “I have quite a bit of power as minority leader.”
  • Obama: Obamacare was Republicans' plan

    03/25/2015 9:15:17 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 03/25/2015 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    President Obama slammed Republicans Wednesday for continuing to war against his signature healthcare law five years in."It's working, despite countless attempts to repeal, undermine, defund and defame this law," Obama said in a speech commemorating the Affordable Care Act's anniversary of passage."We've made our share of mistakes since we passed this law, but we also know beyond a shred of doubt the law has worked," he said. "Deficits have been slashed, lives have been saved."It's been half a decade since Democrats in Congress passed the healthcare law and it remains arguably the most controversial piece of legislation passed during Obama's...
  • ‘Like an idiot I believed that’: Judge blasts DOJ over immigration claims, threatens sanctions

    03/21/2015 6:25:52 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 59 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 20, 2015
    A federal judge sharply scolded a Justice Department attorney at a hearing on President Obama's immigration executive actions, suggesting that the administration misled him on a key part of the program -- and that he fell for it, "like an idiot." The testy court hearing was held Thursday in Texas by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen. The judge suggested he could order sanctions against the administration if he finds they indeed misrepresented the facts.
  • Rand Paul’s claim — twice in one day — that he has a biology degree

    03/20/2015 2:53:23 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/13/2015 | Glenn Kessler
    “I have a biology degree, okay?”– Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), in remarks at the Lincoln Labs “Reboot Congress” conference, Feb. 12, 2015This column has been updated with an additional explanation by Paul’s spokesman.We first spotted a version of this quote in a Bloomberg column by David Weigel, and then checked the quotes with our colleague Jose DelReal, who had attended the conference.This is a bit of an odd one, given that Paul does not have a college undergraduate degree.The Facts Paul mentioned his alleged degree at the conference not once, but twice. First, in an exchange with TechCrunch founder Michael...
  • It’s Official: Israel is Now Apartheid South Africa

    03/19/2015 12:37:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    The Daily Banter ^ | 03/19/2015 | Ben Cohen
    (Image: a Jewish settler in Hebron throws wine on a Palestinian woman)The election of Benjamin Netanyahu to his fourth term as prime minister of Israel has solidified what many have already known about the state of Israel: it is a racist, colonial state that cannot be considered a democracy in any shape or form. Netanyahu’s opponent, Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog had looked set to win the hard fought election, but Bibi’s desperate last minute plea to the hard right appeared to have tipped the balance. “The right’s regime is in danger,” Netanyahu had told potential voters on Facebook. “The Arabs...
  • John Kerry won't apologize for "unconstitutional" GOP letter

    03/15/2015 7:56:46 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 15, 2015, 9:16 AM | Reena Flores
    Secretary of State John Kerry isn't planning on asking forgiveness any time soon for Senate Republicans' recent letter to Iranian leaders, saying the missive contained not only "false information" but that it was "directly calculated to interfere." When asked whether he would take responsibility for the letter in the multi-party negotiations with foreign leaders over Iran's nuclear program, Kerry said "not on your life." "I'm not going to apologize for the unconstitutional, un-thought-out action by somebody who's been in the United States Senate for 60-something days," Kerry told CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan in an interview Sunday on "Face the...
  • DC Matic - You Too Can Shred Problematic Emails!!!

    03/13/2015 5:04:03 PM PDT · by goodn'mad · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 14, 2015 | Reason TV
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlWo05vlKkM Fun watching Hillary Clinton's email problems.
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders: ‘When People Tell You Social Security Is Going Broke,’ Tell Them They’re Lying

    03/12/2015 7:02:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 12, 2015 - 2:20 PM | Ali Meyer
    “When people tell you Social Security is going broke, you look them in the eye and tell them they’re not telling you the truth,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at an event on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to petition Congress not to cut Social Security or Medicare. “Today, the Social Security Trust Fund has a $2.8 trillion surplus,” Sanders said. […] As CNSNews.com previously reported, however, the Social Security program ran a $47.8 billion deficit in fiscal 2012 as the program brought in $725.429 billion in cash and paid $773.247 billion for benefits and overhead expenses, according...
  • How Hillary Clinton and Her Team Decided to Throw Out 31,830 Emails

    03/12/2015 3:08:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 12, 2015 | By LIZ KREUTZ and SHUSHANNAH WALSHE
    ... Here is a summary of how Clinton’s attorneys, who were tasked with the job, said they sorted through: First, a search was done of all emails Clinton received from a .gov or state.gov account during the period she was secretary of state -- from 2007 to 2013. Then, with the remaining emails, a search was done for names of 100 State Department and other U.S. government officials who Clinton may have had correspondence with during her tenure. Next, the emails were organized and reviewed by sender and recipient to “account for non-obvious or non-recognizable email addresses or misspellings or...
  • The First Two Lies from Hillary’s Press Conference Exposed

    03/11/2015 6:41:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/11/2015 | Jim Geraghty
    All over Twitter you can find negative reactions to Hillary Clinton’s just-concluded press conference. To me, the most important part of her press conference was her statement that was an obvious, flat-out lie: She said the e-mail server was initially set up for use by former president Bill Clinton. Hillary Clinton insisted that there were “numerous safeguards” in place, adding there were “no security breaches.” One hacker broke into Hillary’s account in 2013 and leaked several messages to Kremlin-funded RT. Beyond that example, if her server is being privately managed, there’s no way for, say, State Department security professionals or...
  • Essay; Blizzard of Lies (Safire on Hillary in 1996)

    03/11/2015 6:36:04 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 1996 | William Safire
    Essay;Blizzard of Lies By WILLIAM SAFIRE Published: January 8, 1996 Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady -- a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation -- is a congenital liar. Drip by drip, like Whitewater torture, the case is being made that she is compelled to mislead, and to ensnare her subordinates and friends in a web of deceit. 1. Remember the story she told about studying The Wall Street Journal to explain her 10,000 percent profit in 1979 commodity trading? We now know...
  • Hillary "Press Conference" Live Thread 2PM EST

    03/10/2015 10:35:12 AM PDT · by struggle · 474 replies
    C-Span ^ | 3/10/2015 | struggle
    Have fun!
  • Hillary Clinton to respond to email controversy Tuesday

    03/10/2015 6:52:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    CBS ^ | 3/10/15
    ....the former secretary of state will speak publicly about her use of a private email account, rather than a government address while she was secretary of state. Last week, the New York Times first reported that she used only her personal email account while she was secretary of state...
  • Fact-checker calls out Obama for saying Keystone ‘bypasses’ US

    03/02/2015 10:54:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 2, 2015
    President Obama earned a double-barreled rebuke Monday from The Washington Post's fact-checker, for repeating a faulty claim that the Keystone XL pipeline "bypasses" the U.S. -- and for saying it would only carry "Canadian oil." The president made the claims in an interview last week with WDAY of Fargo, N.D. Obama continued to downplay the impact of the Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline, just days after vetoing a bipartisan-backed bill that would approve the construction project. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has teed up a vote to override that veto later this week. In the local interview, Obama said: "I've already...
  • Painter says he included Monica Lewinsky's dress in Bill Clinton portrait

    03/02/2015 8:55:18 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Pilly.com ^ | 3-2-15 | Stephanie Farr
    RENOWNED Bucks County portrait artist Nelson Shanks has painted everyone from Princess Diana to President Bill Clinton and from Pope John Paul II to Marisa Tomei. He and his wife, Leona, are the founders of Studio Incamminati, an art school on 12th Street near Callowhill. On a recent Friday, as the north light of a chilly afternoon flooded his Andalusia studio, Shanks, 77, chain smoked cigarettes and drank Diet Cokes while painting Gabrielle, a beautiful young belly dancer, on a 7-by-5-foot canvas. Following his 7-hour session with Gabrielle, Shanks spoke with Stephanie Farr about a hidden secret in his portrait...
  • VA Secretary Apologizes for Saying He Served in Special Forces

    02/24/2015 7:34:12 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/24/15 | PAUL H.B. SHIN
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized today for mistakenly saying in a videotaped exchange with a homeless man that he had served in the special forces, though his service was entirely with the 82nd Airborne Division. "Secretary McDonald has apologized for the misstatement and noted that he never intended to misrepresent his military service," a White House officials told ABC News. "We take him at his word and expect that this will not impact the important work he's doing to promote the health and well-being of our nation's veterans." The exchange with the homeless man was part of a report...
  • BUSTED: We Have Axelrod’s Father’s Communist Party Membership

    02/20/2015 8:31:59 PM PST · by Stoat · 48 replies
    GotNews ^ | February 20, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    BUSTED: We Have Axelrod’s Father’s Communist Party Membership #ObamaLovesAmerica Gotnews.com has exclusively discovered David Axelrod’s father’s Communist Party membership. David Axelrod’s book, “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics,” details his very close relationship with his father, Joseph. He repeatedly told Charlie Rose that his father believed in the American dream. In fact, Axelrod’s father, Joseph, was a card-carrying communist. He’s listed as a member of the Communist Party for the 1936 general election. Axelrod briefly mentions his father’s Communist views in his book but only in passing and in a section about how he got to visit the former Soviet Union. Axelrod...
  • Brian Williams resigns from board of Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

    02/20/2015 6:10:49 AM PST · by PROCON · 48 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | Bill Hutchinson
    Disgraced NBC News anchor Brian Williams has resigned from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation’s board of directors. In a statement announcing the resignation Thursday, foundation president Ron Rand did not elaborate on Williams’ reason for the decision. Williams, 55, has been on the foundation’s board since 2006. The organization supports the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, which presents the country’s highest military award for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty.NBC brass suspended Williams last week for six months without pay after he was caught lying about being on a military helicopter that was hit by...
  • Obama issues 'executive orders by another name (Why Obama didn't issue EO)

    02/19/2015 3:44:22 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 16 replies
    USA Today (see link) ^ | 17 Dec 2014 | Gregory Korte
    Executive orders are numbered; memoranda are not. Memoranda are always published in the Federal Register after proclamations and executive orders. And under Executive Order 11030, signed by President Kennedy in 1962, an executive order must contain a "citation of authority," saying what law it's based on. Memoranda have no such requirement.http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/12/16/obama-presidential-memoranda-executive-orders/20191805/
  • The Noninterventionists Told You So

    06/18/2014 7:15:10 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 59 replies
    The New American ^ | 18 June 2014 | Sheldon Richman
    Contrary to popular belief, there is no satisfaction in being able to say, “I told you so.” This is especially so with Iraq, where recent events are enough to sicken one’s stomach. Yet it still must be said: those who opposed the George W. Bush administration’s invasion of Iraq in March 2003 — not to mention his father’s war on Iraq in 1991 and the sanctions enforced through the administration of Bill Clinton — were right. The noninterventionists predicted a violent unraveling of the country, and that’s what we’re witnessing. They agreed with Amr Moussa, chairman of the Arab League,...
  • BREAKING: Brian Williams’s Replacement Lester Holt Falsely Claims He Flew 9 Gs, “Had Bombs Fall

    02/09/2015 3:21:48 PM PST · by blueyon · 79 replies
    GotNews ^ | 2/9/15 | Charles C. Johnson
    BREAKING: Brian Williams’s Replacement Lester Holt Falsely Claims He Flew 9 Gs, “Had Bombs Fall Around Him” in NBC Post… Gotnews.com has confirmed that embattled NBC anchor Brian Williams’s replacement, Lester Holt, has also exaggerated his past exploits. In an October 2006 blog post for NBC News Holt described conquering his fear of snakes and how he wasn’t afraid of doing dangerous things. “I am not a whimp [sic]. I have done stories dangling 90 floors above Chicago in a window-washing rig on the Sears Tower. I have pulled 9-Gs and done loops and rolls with the Thunderbirds and Blue...
  • Brian Williams' claims probed by NBC's investigative unit

    Brian Williams' claims probed by NBC's investigative unit Published February 06, 2015 FoxNews.com NBC News has assigned the head of its own investigative unit to look into statements made by anchor Brian Williams about his reporting in Iraq a dozen years ago. A source at the network who requested anonymity because the person is not authorized to speak on personnel matters confirmed the investigation on Friday. Williams has apologized for falsely saying on the air that he was in a helicopter hit by a rocket-propelled grenade while in Iraq in 2003. Richard Esposito, a former editor at the New York...
  • Lying isn’t what it used to be

    02/07/2015 6:30:43 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies
    PowerLineBlog.com ^ | 2/7/15 | Paul Mirengoff
    Lying used to be an offense that caused people to stop trusting and believing you. Now, it’s a “mistake” that’s to be weighed against the liar’s virtues before deciding if he is to be trusted. I noticed this in my law practice. When I first started out, you hit the litigation jackpot if you could show that the opposing party had lied about any semi-material fact. If you showed this in the pre-trial stages, opposing counsel usually would settle the case for peanuts. If you showed it during trial, the judge or the jury would slam the lying party. As...
  • Brian Williams Stepping Away From NBC Nightly News Amid Scandal

    Brian Williams is stepping away from NBC Nightly News for several days. The anchor sent a note to the show's staff, announcing that Lester Holt is replacing him this week. The news comes as the anchor is embroiled in a scandal surrounding his story about being a passenger in a helicopter that took fire in the Iraq War. Williams' message can be seen, below. "In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions. "As Managing Editor...
  • War Hero Wannabe Busted

    02/07/2015 7:20:11 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | February 7, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Exaggerated war stories around military installations and veteran’s hangouts are nothing new and probably as old as wars themselves. Many brave men want to be hero’s by fighting in great battles. Shakespeare’s Henry V gave a rousing St Crispin’s Day address to his troops, just as the real Henry had done some 200 years earlier. Each leader, the real and the imagined, had to encourage his “Band of Brothers” to fight the French in spite of the existence of overwhelming, 4-1 odds. Shakespeare’s Henry rallied his army with the stirring: “We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For...
  • Brian Williams: I Once Saved A Puppy

    02/06/2015 12:48:39 PM PST · by bkopto · 51 replies
    TruthRevolt ^ | Feb 6, 2015 | Peter Malcolm
    In a hearrt-warming reminder that Brian Williams’ heroism doesn’t just extend to taking enemy fire while riding in a helicopter in Iraq – oops – but saving puppies, Williams wrote in 2011 while he was still peddling his war-time heroism that he once joined firefighters and saved a puppy from a burning house. Williams boasted of his heroic exploits for USA Today.... SNIP "My firehouse was a modest engine company — three engines, three garage doors and about 30 of the best men I’ve ever known. "We fought all the usual fires that break out in the suburbs: brush fires,...
  • Obama's Remarks Show Shocking Ignorance Of Western Civilization

    02/06/2015 5:20:12 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 89 replies
    news.investors.com ^ | February 5, 2015
    Culture: In remarks at a prayer meeting Thursday, President Obama implied Christianity, just like Islam, is filled with people who "hijack religion for their own murderous ends." This is the progressive disease of moral equivalence at its worst. In recent days and weeks, the world has watched grimly as the horrific barbarity of fundamentalist Islam has been put on full display. With routine beheadings, crucifixions, tortures, mass killings of civilians, burying children alive, and, most recently, burning a prisoner alive and filming his death agony to the approving yells of onlookers, it's clear something is horribly wrong within Islam. And...
  • Did Brian Williams also exaggerate during his Hurricane Katrina reports?

    02/05/2015 11:32:49 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 6, 2015 | David Mccormack
    NBC News anchor Brian Williams' 2006 claim that he saw a dead body float past his hotel window during Hurricane Katrina is drawing fresh skepticism in the wake of his own admission on Wednesday that he lied about being aboard a helicopter that was hit by enemy fire during the Iraq war. Despite a swift apology on his Nightly News program, Williams is at the center of a media firestorm after it emerged that his old war story that he has retold numerous times over the past 12 years has become increasingly exaggerated. Williams was forced to apologize this week...
  • Flashback: Brian Williams Pushed Iraq Lie To David Letterman In 2013

    02/05/2015 12:40:17 PM PST · by doug from upland · 34 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 2-2015
    WATCH THE LIAR