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  • Andrea Mitchell: ‘Iran Was More or Less an American Ally’ Before Bush’s ‘Axis of Evil’ Remark

    01/28/2014 4:49:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/28/14 | Noah Rothman
    MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell recalled on Monday some of the most impactful State of the Union addresses in the recent past, focusing primarily on George W. Bush’s post-9/11 speech in which he called North Korea, Iraq, and Iran members of an “Axis of Evil.” Mitchell ripped into Bush and former Secretary of State Colin Powell for approving that remark which alienated Iran, a country she said had been “more or less an American ally.” Washington Post reporter Chris Cillizza said that the “Axis of Evil” address was among the most important State of the Union addresses delivered in recent memory....
  • Speech KO'd: The perils of legislating against hate

    12/31/2013 1:33:58 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 6 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | December 31, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    Speech KO’d: The perils of legislating against hate by Daniel Clark The Justice Department has announced that it will pursue federal “hate crime” charges against a participant in what is known as “the knockout game.” For those who are unaware of it, the knockout game is a form of recreational violence in which the attackers sucker punch an innocent person, usually while recording the incident for their own amusement. Because the willing participants in this “game” had almost exclusively been black, and their victims white, the fact that the first such crime to be prosecuted by Attorney General Eric Holder...
  • NBC's Mitchell: Trust Obama, He's Going to Bomb Syria 'From A Very Cautious Anti-War Perspective'

    09/02/2013 6:57:38 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 83 replies
    mediaresearchcenter.org ^ | 8/30/13 | Kyle Drennan
    On her Friday MSNBC program, host Andrea Mitchell tried to ease the concerns of Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee and other members of Congress calling for a congressional vote on military action in Syria: "Barack Obama, as you know better than I do, was one of the leading Democratic politicians against the Iraq War. So if he says that this is different, that the evidence is there....does that persuade you since he has always come at this from a very cautious anti-war perspective?" [Listen to the audio] Accepting the odd juxtaposition of the President launching missile strikes from an "anti-war perspective,"...
  • Ben Carson takes on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on the definition of "Marriage"

    03/29/2013 2:11:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/29/13 | Jeff Poor
    On Sean Hannity’s Fox News program earlier this week, Dr. Ben Carson, the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, offered his view on the hot-button issue of the week, same-sex marriage. According to Carson, marriage is defined as between one man and one woman, what he called a “well-established, fundamental pillar of society.” And Carson said this institution could not be redefined by any group, including proponents of bestiality and pedophilia. Invoking those groups drew the ire of many, but Carson went on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” to clarify his remarks, which he apologized to those who took...
  • Andrea Mitchell: Obama And Netanyahu Have "One Of The Worst Relationships I Can Remember"

    03/20/2013 5:27:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | March 20, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Brace yourselfs, for NBC's Andrea Mitchell - on MSNBC no less - actually criticized Barack Obama Wednesday. During a News Nation segment about the President's trip to Israel, Mitchell said his relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is "one of the worst" she can remember going all the way back to her years covering Ronald Reagan (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Feinstein: I’ll subpoena CIA about Petraeus trip to Libya after Benghazi attack

    11/13/2012 6:06:09 AM PST · by SE Mom · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    One piece of information that got lost the last few days of sex scandals is the news that David Petraeus personally traveled to Libya after the Benghazi attack — and apparently filed a “trip report” covering his own findings. Senator Dianne Feinstein, who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee probing the Benghazi terrorist attack, wants either the report or Petraeus to testify to its contents. So far, though, the CIA and the White House have refused to provide it — and yesterday, Feinstein threatened that subpoenas may be forthcoming if the stonewalling continues... ...This lack of openness, coming on the heels...
  • NBC tells Obama not to use footage (Andrea Mitchell ad)

    10/07/2012 4:58:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/06/12 | DYLAN BYERS
    NBC tells Obama not to use footageBy DYLAN BYERS | 10/6/12 1:47 PM EDT **SNIP** In a letter sent Friday night to Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, NBC told the Obama campaign to cease using network footage in a new 30-second spot, released shortly after Wednesday’s debate, in which Andrea Mitchell is shown on air citing an independent, stating that Mitt Romney’s tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years, a source said. **SNIP** “NBC News has not granted any campaign permission to use our news material. As is our practice, we have requested that the Obama campaign refrain...
  • This Week’s Birthday Boy—“Cuba’s Elvis!” Fidel Castro

    08/18/2012 2:30:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    “Fidel Castro could have been Cuba’s Elvis!” (Dan Rather.) “Fidel Castro is one hell of a guy! “You people would like him!” (Ted Turner to a capacity crowd at Harvard Law School during a speech in 1997.) “Fidel Castro is old-fashioned, courtly—even paternal, a thoroughly fascinating figure!” (Andrea Mitchell.) “Castro has brought very high literacy and great health-care to his country. His personal magnetism is powerful, his presence is commanding.” (Barbara Walters.) “Viva Fidel! Viva Che!” (Jesse Jackson while arm in arm with Fidel Castro himself in 1984.) "Fidel Castro is very shy and sensitive, I frankly like him and...
  • An MSNBC Transcript of Lincoln's Historic Speeches

    06/25/2012 8:35:24 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 2 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | June 25, 2012 | Daniel Clark
    An MSNBC Transcript of Lincoln’s Historic Speeches by Daniel Clark “Four years ago our fathers proposition all men. Now we are engaged in testing whether so conceived. We are great on a resting place. It is altogether fitting that we do this. But men, living and dead, can never forget what they did here. It is for us to be unfinished work. It is rather for us the full measure of devotion, that we resolve a new birth.” Well, what do you know? It seems as if those rumors about Abraham Lincoln might have been true after all. He does...
  • NBC Busted for Doctoring Romney Tape

    06/19/2012 2:33:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | June 19, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: MSNBC is back at it. We have to temporarily set aside our ban today. MSNBC, NBC, Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Washington, they've doctored another tape. And this time everybody caught 'em. Everybody in the Drive-Bys pointed it out. We'll go back and play the audio for you. They doctored the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin 911 phone call tape to make it appear that Zimmerman was a raging racist, when he wasn't. Now, what they've done, they took a Romney address where he was talking about... well, remember when George H.W. Bush was in the grocery store, saw a...
  • Red Networks in America

    06/14/2012 3:51:08 AM PDT · by se99tp · 8 replies
    Christian Concepts Daily ^ | June 14th, 2012 | Jeff Nyquist
    The evidence and documented testimony is overwhelming. If you study it, there can be no doubt regarding Obama’s ideological preferences and loyalties ... "Our goal as socialists is to abolish private ownership of the means of production,” explained David Green of the DSA National Political Committee. “Our immediate task is to limit the capitalist class’s prerogatives in the workplace….” America under the DSA would resemble the Soviet Union....
  • Coroner: 'Swamp People' star Mitchell Guist died of natural causes

    05/17/2012 9:27:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5-17-2012 | AP
    Authorities in Louisiana say a man who starred in the reality television show "Swamp People" died from natural causes. Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley says the parish coroner, Dr. John Fraiche, made that determination after a preliminary autopsy on Mitchell Guist. Guist, who appeared in segments of the "Swamp People" with his brother, Glenn, died after collapsing Monday while working on a houseboat he was building on Belle River. Authorities tell The Advocate of Baton Rouge, La., Guist had just launched the houseboat and was pushing it when he collapsed. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday in Gonzales. "Swamp People,"...
  • Ted Nugent says he'll be 'dead or in jail' if Obama wins again

    Reuters reports that Mitt Romney's campaign was calling for civility on Tuesday after Ted Nugent's comments before an audience of U.S. gun lobbyists. The Democratic National Committee seized on Nugent's remarks on Monday night in a fundraising email, pointing out how Nugent has endorsed Romney for president.
  • MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Sneaks Insult That Republicans Have ‘Devolved’

    02/21/2012 6:37:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/21/12 | Brent Scher
    She's clearly not even trying anymore. Today on her MSNBC program, Andrea Mitchell used words that clearly were meant to paint the Republican Party as retrograde. After insisting that President George H.W. Bush had supported Planned Parenthood as a congressman decades earlier, she posed the question “So how has the Republican Party devolved to the point where we are now re-litigating all of this?” [video available below the jump] The use of the word "devolved" in this context would be perfectly natural coming from the spokeswoman for a liberal
  • NBC's Mitchell: 'Too White' Iowans Abandoning Obama

    01/02/2012 10:38:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 79 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 1/2/12 | MRCTVone
    During the January 1, 2012 NBC Nightly News, Andrea Mitchell may have given away the media's presidential election coverage playbook for this fall: racism may cost Barack Obama as white, religious, non-urban voters may be leaning towards the Republican.
  • Potential opponent of Walker: "taking care of people is what government is supposed to do!"

    11/16/2011 7:58:12 AM PST · by packback · 42 replies
    Milwaukee Story ^ | 11.16.11 | Shaun Booth
    Mahlon Mitchell quote from interview, "we have this senseless rhetoric that comes forth from the far, far right--the conservative right, that the rich and wealthy are job creators. All of the sudden now we call them job creators, back in the 19th century they called them robber barons. I think what people are saying is that we need to take our government back" Interesting interview to get a peak in the mind of the other side.
  • Andrea Mitchell: Palin Not invited to Rolling Thunder,........no wait--

    05/28/2011 5:06:56 AM PDT · by Amerisrael · 19 replies
     But, about midway down her article titled "Palin Not Invited to Rolling Thunder" there is this:"Mike DePaulo tells NBC News he had a standing offer for her to ride with them from the Pentagon across the bridge to D.C....""He coordinated it with a friend of his, Joe Fields, of the Alaska Veterans' Advisory Council, who had worked with Palin when she was governor."[Rolling Thunder: Palin Invited]["...a standing offer for her to ride with them..."--sounds like an invitation.]"A spokeswoman for Rolling Thunder says they frequently invite celebrity guests to ride with them." [ "....they frequently invite celebrity guests to ride with them."-Now why throw something...
  • Why George Mitchell failed-the problem Palestinians have is Israel's existence, not its borders

    05/16/2011 5:26:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/15/2011 | TAWFIK HAMID
    US envoys to the region must realize that the problem Palestinians have is Israel's existence, not its borders. Special US envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell, the man charged with reconciling the Israelis and Palestinians, resigned this weekend. Mitchell, a former Senate majority leader in the US, failed to achieve peace between the two sides. There’s no disgrace in that – the line of failed envoys is long and well-known. He successfully brokered peace in Northern Ireland, but couldn’t even get things started in the Middle East. The question is, why? Obviously, it’s impossible to solve a problem without...
  • Netanyahu: Sorry to See Mitchell Go, PA Torpedoed Peace

    05/14/2011 3:09:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/5/11 | Chana Yaar
    The Palestinian Authority's refusal to negotiate with Israel is what led to the failure to reach a final status agreement, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told U.S. Special Middle East Envoy George Mitchell. Netanyahu spoke with Mitchell by phone Saturday after learning that Mitchell had submitted his resignation to President Barack Obama. The prime minister told Mitchell he was sorry to hear that he was resigning, and expressed his disappointment that PA officials refused to come to the negotiating table. The PA leadership had “set countless preconditions that made [the envoy's] work difficult, and at the end of the process even...
  • Mitchell leaving MidEast post

    05/13/2011 7:42:48 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    Poltico44 ^ | 05/13/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    George Mitchell is leaving his job as Mideast envoy by telling President Obama in a letter that he supports his "vision of comprehensive peace in the Middle East." In a statement, Obama said Mitchell has "contributed immeasurably" to bringing about a two-state solution between the Israelis and the Palestinians. David Hale, Mitchell's deputy, will fill the role as an acting envoy when Mitchell leaves on May 20. Obama's full statement: "Over the past two and a half years, George Mitchell has worked as a tireless advocate for peace as the U.S. Special Envoy for the Middle East. His deep commitment...
  • Mitchell Out as U.S. Mideast Envoy

    05/13/2011 2:04:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    American Thinker Blog ^ | May 13, 2011 | Leo Rennert
    George Mitchell, who successfully negotiated the Good Friday peace agreement that ended years of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland, is leaving his post as U.S. Mideast envoy -- unable to duplicate his Ulster triumph. It wasn't exactly his fault; the deck simply was stacked against him. President Obama and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas saw to it that there was nothing left for him to do. Mitchell's assignment was to mediate an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but almost from the beginning he was blindsided by his boss in the White House and by Abbas's refusal to negotiate a realistic peace...
  • MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Plays Race Card on Budget, Libya

    04/05/2011 5:39:47 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    News Busters ^ | 5 Apr 2011 | Alex Fitzsimmons
    Covering the budget debate on Capitol Hill and the conflict in Libya, Andrea Mitchell spun two serious policy issues as examples of race-baiting. On the April 5 edition of “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” the MSNBC anchor lamented that Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) proposed 2012 budget would ravage black and Hispanic communities. “Representative Paul Ryan’s 2012 budget, released today, includes reforms, what they call reforms, and also big cuts in housing assistance, job training, and food stamps,” warned Mitchell. “All of which would have a very big impact on particularly poor and minority communities, some say.” Mitchell was mum as Rep. Emanuel...
  • High court to hear former University of Kentucky student's appeal in gun case

    04/04/2011 11:21:47 AM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    The Lexington Herald Leader (Ky.) ^ | Apr 2, 2011 | Jennifer Hewlett
    jhewlett@herald-leader.com The Kentucky Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of a former University of Kentucky graduate student and employee who sued UK after he was fired for having a gun in his car while it was parked on school property. The lawsuit was filed in January 2010 by Michael Mitchell, who was fired as an anesthesia assistant at the UK Chandler Medical Center in April 2009, after he told UK officials he had a concealed-carry permit for a firearm that he kept in his vehicle. Mitchell's vehicle was parked in a lot near Commonwealth Stadium. In October, Fayette...
  • It All Depends on Who's in the White House (Andrea Mitchel's on Libya vs Iraq)

    04/01/2011 6:26:01 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 37 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 4-1-11 | MRC staff
    “This intervention could wind up being Barack Obama’s finest hour. His intentions are pure — this is a humanitarian mission, not blood for oil. We’ve got a coalition with us, the United Nations, the Arab League. And the diplomacy has truly been masterful — future military planners will surely use Obama’s Libya template as a guide.” — NBC chief foreign correspondent Andrea Mitchell on Meet the Press, April 1. VS“It’s terrible that Saddam Hussein is butchering his people, but the United States simply cannot send in the Marines to take on every dictator. And, while the Bush administration likes...
  • Ronald Reagan was my president. President Obama, you’re no Ronald Reagan

    02/10/2011 7:05:28 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 10 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 2/10/11 | Alaphiah
    No Miss Mitchell Republicans aren’t attempting to appropriate President Ronald Wilson Reagan. Democrats and the Democrat president are attempting to appropriate Ronald Reagan for Democrats’ political purposes. Here Senator Barry Hussein Soetoro praises Reagan as a singular political figure above Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton (see 1:11min video) During the Democrats 2008 presidential debates, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accuses candidate Soetoro of being a Reagan “lover”, which has a very subtle undertones that Soetoro Progressive Liberalism is questionable under Democrat’s strict standards. (see 3:20min video)
  • Mitchell: US intends to pursue 'substantive' peace talks

    12/15/2010 9:05:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 12/15/10 | staff
    After meeting Mubarak in Cairo, US envoy says Washington still aiming for "eventual framework agreement." US Mideast envoy George Mitchell said Wednesday that he intends to pursue "substantive" negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, AFP reported. "In the days ahead our discussions with both sides will be substantive, two way conversations with an eye towards making real progress in the next few months on the key questions of an eventual framework agreement," Mitchell was quoted as saying. The US envoy was speaking in Cairo following talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. He said that US aims to "pursue a framework...
  • Palestinians to Mitchell: U.S. must demand that talks onborders be based on 1967 lines (12/14/10)

    12/14/2010 11:57:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 12/14/10 | Akiva Eldar
    In a meeting with U.S. envoy George Mitchell in Ramallah on Tuesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed his disappointment with the United States for failing to declare that talks on borders with Israel will be based on 1967 lines. Abbas said he was upset that Mitchell insisted that border negotiations won't necessarily be based on 1967 lines, a term former prime ministers Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert committed to in the past.
  • Mitchell Says US Supports Lebanese Army

    09/19/2010 12:22:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    inn ^ | 9/18/10 | staff
    Washington's Middle East Envoy George Mitchell said Friday that the United States supports Lebanon's armed forces. The statement came following a meeting between Mitchell and Lebanese President Michel Suleiman in Beirut.
  • Kevin Mitchell, Giants Legend, To Stand Trial for Alleged Golf Course Beating

    09/17/2010 3:05:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Weekly ^ | September 17, 2010 | Joe Eskenazi,
    Kevin Mitchell, the home run-hitting savant who powered the San Francisco Giants' 1980s-era teams and occupies a place in every fan's heart, is less revered by a concussed San Diego-area golfer. A man named Leonard Lerma claims the 1989 National League Most Valuable Player leaped out of a golf cart on hole No. 13 of the Bonita Golf Club on July 21, then slapped and beat him.
  • Andrea Mitchell: I Thought Al Gore Settled the Global Warming Issue

    08/18/2010 1:14:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/18/10 | Jeff Poor
    One may think that someone as well connected as long-time Washington correspondent and MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell might also connect the dots. After an unseasonably rough DC winter occurring right in the midst of the ClimateGate scandal, she would be aware of doubt being cast over the idea of manmade global warming. But if you want evidence her mind is made up regardless of any of this, you could detect from her reaction to a report from Politco's Jim VandeHei that some Republican candidates are using the climate change debate to advance their campaigns. (Snip) ''"It just seems that I
  • Readout of the President's Call with President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority

    07/10/2010 11:10:12 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | July 9, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/readout-presidents-call-with-president-abbas-palestinian-authority-0 Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 09, 2010 Readout of the President's Call with President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority The President spoke with Palestinian Authority President Abbas today. The President expressed strong support for President Abbas's leadership on behalf of the Palestinian people and his commitment to peace. The President noted the positive momentum generated by the recent improvements on the ground in Gaza and in the West Bank, the restraint shown by both sides in recent...
  • Arizona Democrats urge Obama not to sue over controversial immigration law

    06/23/2010 6:25:54 AM PDT · by maggief · 35 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2010 | Sean J. Miller
    Arizona Democrats facing tough reelection races are distancing themselves from the Obama administration as it prepares to file a lawsuit against the state over its controversial immigration law. Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-Ariz.) on Monday sent a sharply worded letter to President Barack Obama urging him not to sue. “I believe your administration’s time, efforts and resources would be much better spent securing the border and fixing our broken immigration system,” the two-term congressman wrote in the letter. “Arizonians are tired of the grandstanding, and tired of waiting for help from Washington. … [A] lawsuit won’t solve the problem. It won’t...
  • Legal fight over SB 1070 could sink Arizona Dems in November

    06/21/2010 9:28:32 AM PDT · by paltz · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Washingtontimes.com - Water Cooler ^ | 6/19/10 | Kerry Picket
    The Obama administration’s announcement they will sue Arizona over the state’s recently passed immigration law known as SB 1070 may have some on the left cheering, but Democrats sitting in McCain won districts may not be sitting too pretty on the issue. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, is currently in dangerous re-election waters. Her 8th congressional district was won by Senator John McCain, Arizona Republican, in the 2008 presidential election by a +6 margin. Ms. Giffords, like her fellow Arizona Democrats in McCain won districts, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and Rep. Harry Mitchell, has not been extraordinarily vocal on SB 1070,...
  • Remarks by President Obama and President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority after Meeting

    06/09/2010 5:54:17 PM PDT · by Cindy · 31 replies · 144+ views
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | June 9, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-obama-and-president-abbas-palestinian-authority-after-meeting Home • Briefing Room • Speeches & Remarks The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 09, 2010 Remarks by President Obama and President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority after Meeting Oval Office 11:58 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hello, everybody. Be careful, careful. Before I begin, I know that there was just a vote in the United Nations Security Council. I'm going to comment on that separately. I don't want to detract from the topic at hand here. So for reporters who are interested in that issue, I...
  • Presidential Delegation to Bethlehem to Attend the Palestine Investment Conference

    06/01/2010 7:24:42 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 261+ views
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | June 1, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/presidential-delegation-bethlehem-attend-palestine-investment-conference Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 01, 2010 Presidential Delegation to Bethlehem to Attend the Palestine Investment Conference President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Bethlehem to attend the Palestine Investment Conference from June 2-4, 2010. The Honorable George Mitchell, Special Envoy for Middle East Peace will lead the delegation. Members of the Presidential Delegation: The Honorable Neal Wolin, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Mr. Daniel Rubinstein, American Consul General in Jerusalem Mr....
  • Obama ‘Reassures’ Bibi in Phone Call as Mitchell Arrives

    05/03/2010 2:43:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 534+ views
    inn ^ | 5/3/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    U.S. President Barack Obama telephoned Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Monday and led a 20-minute conversation in which he “reassured” the Prime Minister and discussed “how to best work together” for an agreement for a Palestinian Authority country. His direct intervention came as U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell arrived to resume American-mediated talks between Israel and the PA.
  • Palestine president Mahmud Abbas invited to meet Barack Obama in May

    04/25/2010 1:58:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies · 819+ views
    times of india ^ | 4/25/10 | staf
    RAMALLAH (West Bank): Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has been invited to Washington in May for talks with US President Barack Obama, Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat said on Sunday. The invitation was delivered by Obama's envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, who met Abbas in the occupied West Bank on Friday.
  • Michelle Obama gets a facelift from Good Housekeeping

    04/08/2010 6:38:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 135 replies · 3,670+ views
    sfgate.com ^ | 4/8/10 | Margot Magowan
    First problem: there's still a magazine called Good Housekeeping. Magazines and newspapers are dying left and right, the whole publishing industry is imploding, yet Good Housekeeping lives on? It survives not only to give women crucial tips on vacuuming, ironing, or what Febreeze actually is, but to produce a commemorative "125th Anniversary Collector's Issue" graced with the creepiest cover photo of Michelle Obama I've ever seen. This from Jezebel's Jessica Coen: The entire bottom half of Michelle's face seems to have been replaced, her forehead has been nicely tightened, and the entire right (our left) side of her face seems...
  • Some Dems walk plank with 'yes' vote

    03/22/2010 12:40:50 PM PDT · by NavySEAL F-16 · 32 replies · 966+ views
    Politico ^ | 21 March 2010 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    By the time the clock ticked down on the health care vote late Sunday evening, a handful of junior Democrats holding marginal seats had also cast 'yes' votes that will be the staple of GOP attacks, including Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Wisconsin Rep. Steve Kagen, Florida Rep. Ron Klein, and Illinois Reps. Bill Foster and Debbie Halvorson.
  • Mitchell to Israel, PA: Annapolis accord non-binding

    03/08/2010 10:05:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 95+ views
    haaretz ^ | 3/8/10 | Barak Ravid, Akiva Eldar and Avi Issacharoff, Haaretz Correspondents
    The Obama administration announced Monday night that Israel and the Palestinian Authority have agreed to resume the peace process by means of indirect negotiations, facilitated by U.S. special envoy for the Middle East George Mitchell. Mitchell told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that the understandings reached following the 2007Annapolis Conference are non-binding in the current round of negotiations, Haaretz has learned. Mitchell met with Netanyahu Monday, and then went to Ramallah to meet Abbas. Advertisement "I'm pleased that the Israeli and Palestinian leaderships have accepted indirect talks," Mitchell said in a statement last night. "We've...
  • Suspect in Elizabeth Smart case deemed competent (Brian David Mitchell)

    03/01/2010 12:13:13 PM PST · by fishtank · 32 replies · 552+ views
    Elizabeth Smart's cult abductor ........ http://www.kdwn.com/index.php?page=2&section=NATIONAL_NEWS&title=Suspect_in_Elizabeth_Smart_case_deemed_competent
  • MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Rescues VP Joe Biden During Rambling Answer on Oscar Movie Pick - Video

    02/02/2010 12:40:01 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies · 601+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 2, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Vice-President Joe Biden being interviewed today by MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, where she asked him if he and his wife ever got out to the movies, and if he had any favorite picks for the Academy Awards. In his answer, Biden said "Um" a series of times, and then began to try and mention "Avatar" as his favorite but could not think of the name for the life of him! Andrea Mitchell came to his rescue and snuck the name "Avatar" in to help him out! . . . (VIDEO)
  • Andrea Mitchell Tells Valerie Jarrett "People Are No Longer Willing To Blame George W. Bush" - Video

    01/27/2010 12:31:13 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 22 replies · 1,498+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 27, 2010 | Michael
    Here is video of Andrea Mitchell telling Valerie Jarrett, who was trying to blame Bush yet again, that "now people are no longer willing to blame George W. Bush, they're really putting it on Barack Obama." (Video)Valerie Jarrett started out by blaming Bush for the falling Obama approval ratings, she said, "First of all lets take a step back, and let's remember what the President walked into a little over a year ago, an economy that was literally on the brink of disaster, within a month he passed the largest economic recovery act in our nation's history, nearly $800 billion...
  • McCain, Lieberman: Congress Will Not Freeze Aid to Israel

    01/10/2010 2:56:53 PM PST · by Tigen · 16 replies · 1,304+ views
    INN ^ | 1/10/10 | IsraelNN Staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Four U.S. senators, including White House hopefuls John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, and Joe Lieberman, an Independent from Connecticut, vowed during a visit to Israel Sunday that Congress would not approve cutting loan guarantees to the Jewish State. They were reacting to U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell, who proposed the option during an interview with American television journalist Charlie Rose. Mitchell later denied that he made a threat or an “implied threat" although a transcript of the interview states, “Under American law, the United States can withhold support on loan guarantees to Israel.
  • US official: Mitchell didn't threaten Israel (Yes he did! Threatened to cut off aid to Israel)

    01/09/2010 10:08:14 PM PST · by tobyhill · 52 replies · 2,252+ views
    YNET ^ | 1/9/2010 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    Attempt to soften message? An American official said Saturday night that Mideast envoy George Mitchell's remark that US aid to Israel may be jeopardized was not a threat, but a response to an interviewer's question on the American administration's options if Israel refused to resume peace talks with the Palestinians. "It was not a threat and not an implied threat," the senior official told Ynet. On the eve of his visit to the Middle East, Mitchell hinted that his country could freeze its aid to Israel if the Jewish state failed to advance peace talks with the Palestinians and a...
  • Stuck in Oslo with George Mitchell

    01/08/2010 10:52:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 270+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 1/8/10 | Noah Pollak
    Yes, the man has an impossible job. But making himself complicit in the Palestinian Authority’s desire to have it both ways on terrorism — talk up PA security cooperation in English but celebrate terrorism in Arabic — isn’t going to make it any easier. As I wrote a couple of days ago, one of the Obama administration’s diplomatic rules appears to be that the Palestinians will never be publicly criticized. Israel, of course, gets publicly criticized by the administration on a near weekly basis. Predictably, this has given the PA room to engage in its favorite double game. Over the...
  • ARAB HONOUR AND THE PEACE PROCESS

    12/19/2009 12:32:26 PM PST · by tedbel · 6 replies · 414+ views
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Dec 18/09 | Ted Belman
    Arab honour is at the root of Arab rejectionism and intransigence. It prevents Arabs from accepting blame or compromising. It also prevents Arabs from losing land to Israel or ending the conflict. Arab honour is closely linked to Islamic concepts of jihad and dhimmitude. Arab honour impells them to seek domination. Failure to dominate, dishonours them. Accepting responsibility is an anathema to their honour.. Muslim violence against the publication in Denmark of cartoons featuring Mohammed is a prime example of their refusal to accept the rule of law or western norms that are at odds with what their honour demands....
  • Andrea Mitchell on Climate Skeptics: ‘How Do You Rationalize the Deniers’ and Their Impact?

    12/09/2009 3:06:19 PM PST · by Justaham · 15 replies · 514+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 12-9-09 | Scott Whitlock
    MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday used the very loaded term of "denier" to deride global warming skeptics. Talking to liberal host Rachel Maddow, she referenced Sarah Palin’s opposition to the Copenhagen climate conference and chided, "Her Facebook entry says, you know, ‘Mr. President, boycott Copenhagen.’ How do you rationalize the deniers and the impact that they are having?" [Audio available here.] "Deniers" is a word that climate skeptics find quite offensive, as many liberals equate not believing in man-made global warming to denying that the Holocaust occurred. (In January of 2007, CBS reporter Scott Pelley famously compared, "If I do...
  • Elizabeth Smart kidnapper shares LeBaron traits, expert says

    12/03/2009 4:47:13 PM PST · by Colofornian · 8 replies · 761+ views
    Deseret News ^ | Dec. 2, 2009 | Pat Reavy
    Brian David Mitchell and a murderous polygamous family patriarch shared many similar traits and operated in very similar ways, an expert on religious cults and their members who commit crimes testified Wednesday. Richard Forbes, a retired law enforcer for both Salt Lake and Los Angeles counties, investigated killers Ervil LeBaron and Charles Manson during his career. Forbes is an expert on LeBaron and his followers. During the third day of Mitchell's competency hearing in federal court, Forbes compared the man accused of kidnapping and raping Elizabeth Smart to LeBaron and other religious cult leaders. Both men used revelation as a...
  • Ex-Envoy Indyk Flunks Obama, Mitchell on ‘Mideast 101’

    11/25/2009 6:22:43 AM PST · by Tzvi INN.com · 1 replies · 355+ views
    Israel National News ^ | November 25, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Martin Indyk, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, has joined a growing number of people who backed Barack Obama for president and now criticize him. Both President Obama and U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell have failed in the Middle East, Indyk said in an Omaha, Nebraska forum. Indyk, a Jew born in England, told Der Spiegel last January, “We have to be less naïve and more humble. I am sure Obama has understood that.”