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  • NYT Reporter: Clinton Officials Lied About a Meeting Taking Place, Unaware of Photo Evidence

    04/23/2015 3:41:42 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 89 replies
    Washington Free Beacon & Fox News ^ | 4-23-15 | Daniel Bassali
    In a Fox News preview of “The Tangled Clinton Web,” a New York Times reporter accused the Clinton Foundation of lying to her about a meeting Bill Clinton had with Kazatomprom officials regarding the sale of uranium to Russia. “Frank Giustra arranged for officials to go to Bill Clinton’s house in Chappaqua,” reporter Jo Becker said. “When I first contacted the Clinton Foundation, they denied any such meeting ever took place. And when we told them we have already talked to the head, who not only told us all about the meeting but actually has a picture of him and...
  • Small helicopter lands on Capitol lawn prompting lockdowns for Capitol, White House

    04/15/2015 11:12:46 AM PDT · by RS_Rider · 81 replies
    NewsChannel 8 ^ | 04-15-2015
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- A small helicopter has landed on the Capitol's West Front in D.C. and the pilot was taken into custody. The Capitol building and the White House are currently under lockdown. More details to come...
  • Heidi Cruz, a San Luis Obispo native, campaigns now as wife of a presidential candidate

    04/19/2015 12:49:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | April 18, 2015 | Patrick S. Pemberton, The Tribune, San Luis Obispo
    Presidential politics first captured Heidi Nelson Cruz’s attention in the 1980s, when the 12-year-old read a Time magazine piece about the Ronald Reagan-Walter Mondale race while working at her San Luis Obispo bread stand. She would later become a Capitol Hill intern, a policy aide on the George W. Bush campaign and economic director for the Western Hemisphere with the National Security Council. But while government and politics might have been her calling at one time, nothing in her background could have prepared her for the summer of 2013, when her husband, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, helped force a shutdown...
  • Bergdahl’s parents got rare access to insiders: Data for sympathizer of Gitmo detainees

    06/08/2014 6:39:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Obama administration gave the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl extraordinary insider access to the military’s hunt for their son by having them take part in a series of secure video conferences with senior commanders as well as White House and State Department officials. A former government official involved in American hostage issues said he had never heard of giving a family such access and questioned whether sensitive information could have been conveyed to Robert and Jani Bergdahl and somehow leaked out. A family spokesman said he knows of no such breach. Soon after Sgt. Bergdahl went missing in...
  • A leading natl sec advisor/Islamic law expert explains how/why America is losing to jihadists

    04/13/2015 10:52:25 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 4 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-04-13 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Major Stephen Coughlin (Ret.), a decorated intelligence officer known as the Pentagon’s leading expert on Islamic law has authored a forthcoming book, “Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of the Jihad,” that serves as a damning indictment of America’s national security establishment in the face of the global jihad, and provides a chilling message to the American people. We had the opportunity to discuss Coughlin’s new book in a wide-ranging interview that you can find below. During our discussion, Coughlin goes into great depth on the thesis of his book, providing keen insights into the nature and doctrinal basis...
  • Scott Walker bests Obama on Iran

    04/09/2015 10:23:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin - Right Turn
    "The president handed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a gift by telling him to “bone up” on foreign policy before criticizing the Iran deal. This is an administration in which a State Department spokeswoman tries to deflect a takedown of the Iran framework by two former secretaries of state by saying that they did not offer alternatives and that she saw “a lot of sort of big words and big thoughts.”...........Even when trying to seem sophisticated, the administration sounds foolish............So that’s what the administration has been up to. Meanwhile, Walker is growing more confident on foreign policy issues. In a Fox...
  • Scott Walker slams back at Obama

    04/09/2015 4:19:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | April 9, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Possible presidential contender Scott Walker came out swinging on national television against President Obama, who had publicly suggested the Wisconsin governor was “foolish” for taking a hardline stance on nuclear negotiations with Iran. The public tiff took off when Walker simply said he would not agree to any nuclear deal with Iran that allowed the country to enrich uranium – and Obama couldn’t let the comment go. The president said Walker had adopted a “foolish approach,” and added: “Perhaps Mr. Walker, after he’s taken some time to bone up on foreign policy, will feel the same way.” Walker, late Wednesday...
  • Today in Politics: Obama’s Trip to Panama Includes a Cuban Subplot - body language

    04/08/2015 4:45:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    New York Times - First Draft ^ | April 8, 2015 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    President Obama on Wednesday embarks on a trip to Jamaica and to Panama where the formal agenda is summitry with Caribbean and Latin American leaders. But the powerful subtext will be the body language between him and President Raúl Castro of Cuba. Four months after Mr. Obama ordered the restoration of full diplomatic relations with Cuba, he and Mr. Castro are likely to share a stage, a conference table, a “family photo” with attendees and potentially even a one-on-one meeting.
  • America’s Progressive Foreign Policy Imperils Her Survival

    04/06/2015 7:12:52 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 7 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2015-04-06 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Today the men and women who walk the morally decrepit corridors of the White House and State Department of our Republic-turned-social democracy are aiding, abetting and enabling evil. We find ourselves at a time in history when all of our foes from Islamic supremacists to the Russians and Chinese are ascendant, while America at best retreats and at worst sides with the most dangerous of them. Our enemies do not fear or respect us, our allies do not trust us and little indicates that the American people are cognizant of the size and scope of the perils that face us....
  • GOP’s bizarro foreign policy: Alienate America’s closest allies on “day one”

    04/06/2015 5:38:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | April 6, 2015 | Simon Maloy, political writer
    When Republicans criticize Barack Obama’s foreign policy, their critiques usually break down into two broad themes: America’s enemies no longer fear us, and America’s allies no longer trust us. The part about our enemies fearing us is usually a reference to Russia – conservatives believe quite earnestly that Russia’s military expansionism over the last few years is a consequence of Vladimir Putin sizing up the president and determining that he’s a weakling. No less an authority than Peggy Noonan made this very argument just last Friday, lamenting “a Russian president who took the American’s measure and made a move, upsetting...
  • Why Is The GOP So Angry At Everything These Days? [written in anger, elitism]

    04/06/2015 2:19:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 5, 2015 | Mike Barnicle
    Cruz, Walker, Kirk and—especially—Bolton are furious at the world. Their solution: Declare war on it. At the end of a week when many paused to reflect during Passover and Easter ceremonies, a question with no real answer seemed to crash into our culture with all the subtlety of a marching band in a funeral parlor: Why do so many Republicans seem so angry all the time at so much around us? The fury of some like Ted Cruz is understandable. It’s fueled by his massive ego and outsized ambition along with his personal belief that he is so smart and...
  • These 5 potentially banned pages tell you all you need to know about the disastrous state of NatSec

    04/02/2015 6:39:59 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 7 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-04-02 | Benjamin Weingarten
    I put a briefing together and spoke at the Pentagon around Christmastime in 2005. The briefing culminated in a slide that raised two central questions: Can overdependence on “moderates” to explain non-Western motivations and beliefs lead us to (overly) depend on them for the decisions we make? Is there a point where the outsourcing of an understanding of events leads to the outsourcing of the decisionmaking associated with those events? Underlying both questions was my concern that decisions central to the warfighting effort are based solely on the inputs of experts on subjects that the decisionmakers themselves do not understand....
  • Report From Valhalla on The War of Fourteen Centuries

    04/01/2015 9:37:26 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 13 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | today | thesligoduffyflynns
    A STUNNING piece of writing that has been overlooked published on Feb 14 2015- Breitbart & National Security. A bit long but very well worth the read.
  • The Stooges Rule

    03/30/2015 7:00:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    Never in the history of our nation have we experienced such a frighteningly inept and incompetent presidential administration. One could make a good argument that this would apply in all areas, but it’s particularly applicable in the area of foreign policy and national security. Right after Bowe Bergdahl’s release in the trade for five senior Taliban commanders, National Security Advisor Susan Rice described the Army deserter as serving with “distinction and honor”. The very same soldier now charged with ‘desertion and misbehavior’ by the military’s Uniform Code of Military Justice. Charges that can send Bergdahl to a military prison for...
  • Scott Walker Lands Former Senator as National Security Expert for 2016 Race

    03/27/2015 12:19:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | March 26, 2015 | Ken McIntyre
    What were Talent’s first impressions?“I found him to be exactly what he appears to be: He’s very down to earth, he has an air of confidence about him but there’s no arrogance with it. I like that. He’s just a regular guy.”Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has added one of Washington’s leading advocates of military readiness to the ranks of advisers helping prepare him for a likely campaign for president. Jim Talent, who represented Missouri in both the House and Senate before becoming a fellow at The Heritage Foundation, confirmed Thursday that he has joined Walker’s budding national security and foreign...
  • Walker’s “Think Locally, Act Globally” Standard of Foreign Policy Experience [Kilgore Slams Palin]

    03/26/2015 11:15:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | March 26, 2015 | Ed Kilgore
    Conservative gabber Hugh Hewitt interviewed Scott Walker on foreign policy issues yesterday, and the ensuing headlines involved Walker’s commitment to nullify any U.S.-Iran nuclear deal “on day one” if he is elected. But a different item caught my attention: the Wisconsin governor seems to be side-swiping his Republican rivals in his rather unorthodox claim that only someone with executive experience can be trusted to know his ass from page eight on foreign policy and national security issues. Speaking of Obama, he said: [T]he unfortunate reality is this is what happens when you put someone in office who’s never led before....
  • This Year's Hottest Destination for GOP Candidates Is the Mexican Border

    03/26/2015 10:11:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | March 26, 2015 | Tim Murphy
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will visit the US-Mexico border on Friday with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Walker, who is considering a run for president, is aiming to bolster his credentials as a critic of President Obama's immigration policies. A photo wouldn't hurt either. The Mexican border is now an almost mandatory pit stop for Republican politicians (especially presidential aspirants) looking for the aura of on-the-ground experience on immigration. Sure, talking to a rancher, staring across a river, and visiting a detention facility in McAllen for 30 minutes might not offer much of a big-picture perspective. But that hasn't stopped lawmakers...
  • Arab Media Lashes Out at Obama for Iran Negotiations

    03/24/2015 6:18:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | March 24, 2015 | Abraham Rabinovich
    Saudi commentator: ‘He is gambling with the future of the region’JERUSALEM—With Washington cozying up to Tehran as nuclear negotiations approach countdown stage, Arab media in the region are lashing out at the United States for jilting its Arab allies. Unlike Israelis, who are focused on the danger of nuclear weapons in the hands of a regime calling for their country’s elimination, citizens of Arab states are concerned about Iran’s imperial ambitions. The nuclear threat is seen as a tool to further those ambitions rather than a direct threat. Khaled Al-Dahil, a Saudi political commentator writing in the London-based daily Al-Hayat,...
  • Obama steps up Iran charm offensive

    03/20/2015 1:10:40 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | m | David McCabe
    The Obama administration is turning on the charm, as it aims to secure the framework of a nuclear deal with Iran before a negotiating deadline later this month. In the last week, both President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have taken time to recognize Nowruz, the Persian New Year, as has Secretary of State John Kerry, who on Friday morning sent condolences to the Iranian president over his mother's death. Obama used his annual Nowruz message, which was released Thursday evening, to implore the Iranian people to “speak up for the future we seek.” “A nuclear deal now can...
  • Foreign policy used to be a Scott Walker weak point. Now it’s a highlight of his stump appeal

    03/19/2015 12:33:04 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 19, 2015 | Philip Rucker
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- At the start of Scott Walker's quest to be president, foreign policy has been a source of trouble. The Wisconsin governor has appeared shaky talking about world events and had to explain some perceived blunders. But as Walker opened his first campaign swing across South Carolina here in Columbia on Thursday, foreign policy emerged as the highlight of his stump speech. Walker's sharp, rat-a-tat critique of President Obama's foreign policy record drew a sustained and boisterous standing ovation from the crowd of 150 Republican activists at a party luncheon.
  • For 3 months Hillary Clinton’s email access was unencrypted, vulnerable to spies

    03/17/2015 11:24:49 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | 3-11-2015 | Robert Hackett
    On Tuesday, former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made her first extensive comments addressing her use of a personal email address and private email server while in office, saying that she did not use them to communicate anything confidential but that she wishes she had used a government-issued email address instead. She also sought the “convenience” of a single device. Venafi, a Salt Lake City computer security firm, has conducted an analysis of clintonemail.com and determined that “for the first three months of Secretary Clinton’s term, access to the server was not encrypted or authenticated with a digital...
  • Betrayal Papers: Muslim Brotherhood Spreads in US Govt as the Press Remains Silent

    The Betrayal Papers: And the Press Says Nothing...The first four parts of The Betrayal Papers have presented a nearly unfathomable scenario: a takeover of the country by a foreign, hostile party. (See Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV.) This supplemental article addresses the problem of Muslim Brotherhood infiltration in the nation’s capital and throughout the American establishment.The United States of America, primarily through the political left and Democrat Party, has been virtually colonized by the Muslim Brotherhood.  Also known by their Arabic name, Ikhwan, they are a totalitarian, terrorist Islamic group that seeks our destruction because we are a...
  • Scott Walker and the Continuing Power of the Republican Cult of Reagan

    03/17/2015 6:44:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | March 17, 2015 | Jonathan Chait
    At the 2013 Reagan Day Dinner, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, standing in front of an oil painting of Ronald Reagan bathed in holy light shining down on his head, began to recount his connections to the former president. He mentioned that his own wedding was held on the day of Reagan’s birth, and also that his recall election coincided with the anniversary of “the day he was born into eternal life, the day he passed.” Walker then began to recount his visit to the Reagan Library, in suitably awestruck tones. At that point the story began to take on even...
  • NY POST: VALERIE JARRETT LEAKED HILLARY’S PRIVATE EMAIL USE TO PRESS

    03/15/2015 5:57:42 AM PDT · by lbryce · 94 replies
    Breibart ^ | March 14, 2015 | Katie Mchugh
    Vengeful Obama confidante Valeria Jarrett went through back channels to leak Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to the press, an explosive new report reveals. The New York Post‘s Edward Klein reports that a source familiar with Bill Clinton said that the former president told him: “The Obamas are out to get us any way they can.” Jarrett blamed the Democratic party’s 2014 midterm losses on the Clintons’ insinuations that Obama’s unpopular policies, including executive amnesty for foreigners gobbling up American jobs, made the president an “albatross” around the reigning party’s neck. Jarrett, Obama, and Obama’s wife greeted...
  • In New Hampshire, Scott Walker lays out three pillars of potential presidential platform

    03/15/2015 3:35:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies
    Wisconsin News ^ | March 15, 2015 | Jim Cole, AP
    CONCORD, N.H. — Gov. Scott Walker introduced himself to New Hampshire Republicans here Saturday, outlining a three-pronged potential presidential theme focused on growth, reform and safety — and later called suggestions that he’s aggressively shifted policy positions in recent months “ridiculous.” Walker talked about cutting federal income tax rates to spur economic growth, returning control of education and transportation spending to the states and framing the threat posed by radical Islamic terrorism not as one of national security, but of the closer-to-home domestic theme of “safety.”
  • Battle brewing over NASA funding [Cruz takes on the "greening" of NASA]

    03/15/2015 12:58:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 14, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    A battle of interplanetary proportions is brewing on Capitol Hill. It’s not “Star Wars,” but partisan lines are quickly being drawn in a budget battle over the future of NASA, which could have a long-term impact on the space agency’s ability to explore the deepest corners of space as well as the ground beneath our feet. On one side are Republicans who accuse the Obama administration of taking its eye off the ball by funneling too much money into research about the planet Earth, rather than focusing on distant worlds and stars. On the other, Democrats argue that the administration’s...
  • Conservative stars offer crash-course in saving America (Security summit Saturday for grassroots)

    03/13/2015 7:46:27 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | March 12, 2015 | Garth Kant
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas WASHINGTON – Some of the top minds and leaders in the nation are asking for the help of ordinary citizens to protect America. Conservative stars such as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., want to spread word among the grassroots about the greatest dangers America faces and what people can do to effect solutions on a local level. The South Carolina National Security Action Summit is open to the public and will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Brookland Baptist Banquet and Conference Center at 1066 Sunset Blvd.,...
  • Hackers, Probing Clinton Server, Cite Security Lapses [Where's Lanny Davis?]

    03/12/2015 1:02:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 12, 2015 | James Rosen
    <p>Stirred by the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was secretary of state, a determined band of hackers, IT bloggers, and systems analysts have trained their specialized talents and state-of-the-art software on clintonemail.com, the domain under which Clinton established multiple private email accounts, and uncovered serious lapses in security, according to data shared with Fox News.</p>
  • Hillary Clinton hides emails from period when account was reportedly unencrypted

    03/12/2015 7:09:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/12/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Since the revelations involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server exploded last week, questions have swirled regarding her account’s level of information security. “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email,” Clinton averred at a brief press conference on Tuesday. Some are… skeptical about the assertion that the nation’s top diplomat never received any classified material via her email account at an agency that is often criticized for over-classifying information.“I would assume that more than 50 percent of what the secretary of state dealt with was classified,” said an unnamed former official...
  • This is what a real leader sounds like

    03/11/2015 7:36:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Nick Adams
    While American leadership on the Islamic State terrorist group has been marked by reluctance and lethargy, the response of its Australian ally has been strikingly different.The anodyne words of the Obama Administration in describing the terror threat have been conspicuously absent in the highest levels of the Australian government. The latter has demonstrated repeated willingness to identify the enemy, with repeated references to “Islamist” and “the Muslim community”, and is yet to use the term “violent extremism”. This comes amid reports that Prime Minister Tony Abbott canvassed unilateral action against ISIS in Iraq with 3500 ground troops, with Australia’s leading...
  • IG report: Problems with State email records

    03/11/2015 11:52:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 11, 2015 | Mario Trujillo
    State Department employees did not receive proper training and guidance on rules requiring the preservation of emails for the official record, according to the department's inspector general. In a report released Wednesday, the inspector general found that of the one billion emails sent in 2011, only 61,156 were preserved. That number dropped to 41,749 in 2013. The report, conducted in early 2014, found that some employees do not retain emails because "they do not want to make the email available in searches or fear that this availability would inhibit debate about pending decisions," according to the report. The inspector general...
  • [Martin] O'Malley sick of Clinton 'email drama' [Hello! Over here. I'm over here!]

    03/11/2015 11:20:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 11, 2015 | Mario Trujillo
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) on Wednesday say he is a "little sick of the email drama" surrounding Hillary Clinton. O'Malley is Clinton's most likely challenger in a 2016 primary, but he declined to pile on the former secretary of State's use of a private email address while at the State Department. “I'm not [an] expert on federal requirements or state requirements, and I'm frankly a little sick of the email drama," he said during a talk at the Brookings Institution in Washington. "But in our state, whether you used a personal email or a public email or a...
  • White House not ‘particularly interested’ in thousands of deleted Clinton emails

    03/11/2015 11:01:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 11, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Wednesday would not comment on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's decision to delete tens of thousands of emails she deemed personal. Clinton's actions are "not something I'm going to comment on and not something I'm particularly interested in,” Earnest said. He said he is "not aware" of any conversations between President Obama and Clinton in the last few weeks. Earnest also would not comment on the president's email address, citing security concerns. All of Obama’s emails are handled in compliance with the presidential records act, he added. Clinton revealed in a news...
  • Hillary’s 55,000 pages of emails is a costly, logistical nightmare

    03/11/2015 10:36:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    CNN Money ^ | March 11, 2015
    “In an act of semi-transparency, Hillary Clinton has handed the State Department 55,000 pages of emails for public release — but in paper, not their original electronic format. That complicates things. By doing it that way, Clinton has made it harder and more expensive for the federal government to quickly review her emails and decide what’s OK for the public and what’s not. It also makes it a lot harder to tell if Clinton’s telling the truth that she turned over all work-related emails. At a press conference at the United Nations on Tuesday, Clinton assured reporters that she provided...
  • Hillary Clinton tries to end controversy over private email account

    03/11/2015 9:55:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 11, 2015 | Paul Richter, Vera Haller and Mark Z. Barabak
    "....The former senator from New York said the server had been installed to ensure digital security for her husband, former President Clinton. She said it was still guarded by the Secret Service and had never been hacked. Nonetheless, she said that last fall she approved the destruction of slightly more than half of the emails she wrote or received as America’s top diplomat during President Obama’s first term — because they were “private and personal.” The remainder were forwarded to the State Department. “No one wants their personal emails made public,” Clinton told reporters who packed a hallway outside the...
  • IT Expert Says He Traced Hillary’s Email Server To Manhattan Government Building [VIDEO]

    03/11/2015 8:50:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 133 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 11, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Cyber-security expert Vinny Troia told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren on Tuesday that he traced the IP address of the server Hillary Clinton used to host the private email account she used as secretary of state to a government building in the heart of New York City. “I did read reports that [the server] was at her house, but when we traced the IP address it came back to the city office here in downtown Manhattan,” Troia told Van Susteren. Troia is CEO of the IT consulting firm Night Lion Security. The exact location of Clinton’s server has been a...
  • White House: Hillary Sent Classified Emails Despite Her Claim to the Contrary

    03/11/2015 7:06:16 AM PDT · by rightistight · 49 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/11/15 | Aurelius
    Before Hillary Clinton’s news conference yesterday, Jen Psaki, the spokesperson for the United States Department of State, stated that the White House could not immediately released the former Secretary of State’s emails because “it will take several months” to redact all the classified things she sent. Despite this, Ms. Clinton then stated in her press conference, “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. I’m certainly well aware of the classification requirements and did not send classified material.” Someone is not telling the truth. Either Ms. Psaki lied in order to prevent the immediate release of...
  • White House to investigate leak of CIA chief’s name: ‘We’re trying to understand’

    05/29/2014 1:50:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/28/14 | Leslie Larson
    The White House will investigate how Obama's press team managed to accidentally leak the name of the CIA's Chief of Station in Kabul. Chief of Staff Denis McDonough has deputized White House counsel Neil Eggleston to look into how the name of the top U.S. spy in Afghanistan ended up on Obama's itinerary for his weekend trip to Afghanistan, which was emailed to an estimated 6,000 members of the press. Eggleston will review what led to the disastrous mistake and make recommendations to prevent such a disclosure from happening again.
  • Physical security of the Clinton e-mail sever

    03/10/2015 9:00:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 159 replies
    And Still I Persist… ^ | March 10, 2015 | Bruce F. Webster
    I’ve raised in prior posts (here and here) the issue of physical security of the clintonemail.com e-mal server, which is why were it was located and how it was set up matters. Last night, Mitch LaKind — who has experience setting up secure military e-mail servers — wrote me about the detailed issues surrounding Clinton’s approach. I’ll let him speak for himself (emphasis mine, though): As a former contractor to the Air Force, I personally managed the Microsoft Exchange servers that were installed at Thule Air Base. My experience with Microsoft Exchange goes back to 1997, when the earliest versions...
  • Mystery Location of Clinton Email Server Seen as 'Matter of National Security'

    03/09/2015 6:29:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 09, 2015 | James Rosen
    In the depths of the hacker and IT-blogger community, a skirmish has broken out over the nature of Hillary Clinton's email server -- a debate that could have profound implications for national security during Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, and for investigators hoping to mine her emails for evidentiary purposes
  • Walker Rips Clinton for 'Audacity' in Email Scandal: Put Personal Interest Before the Nat'l Interest

    03/09/2015 7:06:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 9, 2015 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    In an interview Sunday afternoon, Scott Walker strongly criticized Hillary Clinton's exclusive use of private email as secretary of state and rejected accusations that he's guilty of hypocrisy on the issue. "It’s a logical assumption that the secretary of state is talking about highly confidential classified information. How can she ensure that that information wasn’t compromised?" Walker told THE WEEKLY STANDARD following an event with supporters in Des Moines. "I think that’s the bigger issue—is the audacity to think that someone would put their personal interest above classified, confidential, highly sensitive information that’s not only important to her but to...
  • Hillary’s Secret Email Was a Cyberspy’s Dream Weapon

    03/07/2015 3:38:55 PM PST · by doug from upland · 20 replies
    daily beast ^ | 3-7-15 | shane harris
    Hillary’s Secret Email Was a Cyberspy’s Dream Weapon When a notorious online break-in artist got a hold of the Secretary of State’s now-infamous email address, he gave himself the power to use it to target the global elite. The private email address for Hillary Clinton, which became the talk of Washington this week and created her first major speed bump on her road to the White House, has actually been freely available on the Internet for a year, thanks to a colorful Romanian hacker known as Guccifer. On March 14, 2013, Guccifer—his real name is Marcel-Lehel Lazar—broke into the AOL...
  • Mr. President, Your Summit Had it Wrong

    03/01/2015 12:17:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Michael Youssef
    Mr. President, Your recent summit to “Counter Violent Extremism” was flawed from the start—beginning with its name. Extremism is indeed a threat (especially a threat to Christians), but that is not what we face when confronting ISIS. On that issue, I’m afraid you’re confused. First let’s look at the definition of extremists: namely, people who advocate or resort to measures beyond norms to enforce their views. To look at textbook examples of extremism, one doesn’t need to look abroad. Let’s enumerate some acts of extremism inflicted by the US government: Removing the Bible by force from schools after it had...
  • Pence for Defense--The presidential candidates could learn from Indiana’s governor.

    02/28/2015 7:03:37 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 3 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Feb 28, 2015 | WILLIAM KRISTOL
    Lost in much of the reporting about CPAC is that almost all of the likely presidential candidates—really, all of them, with the exception of Rand Paul—seemed to place themselves at the Reaganite hawkish-internationalist end of the foreign policy spectrum. The much-heralded return of Republican isolationism or anti-interventionism wasn’t much in evidence, except during Rand Paul's half hour on the stage. The other candidates all criticized President Obama for his foreign policy weakness and timidity, and made the case for greater American strength and resolve. Of course, most of the speakers didn't go into great detail, especially on the question of...
  • Susan Rice: Choking on a Gnat

    02/28/2015 5:46:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Even in a Senate then controlled by Democrats, President ObamaÂ’s National Security Adviser, Susan E. Rice, could not be confirmed as his second term Secretary of State. ThatÂ’s because she notoriously went on five Sunday television news talk shows to claim that the September 11, 2012 attack on our diplomatic compound at Benghazi was provoked by an anti-Islamic video. It soon became clear that cover story was false. She was then our Ambassador to the UN. Now, Amb. Rice is on TV making news again. She told PBSÂ’s Charlie Rose that the address by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress...
  • Obama’s Failure [consistent, misrepresentation of terror threat; Iran]

    02/28/2015 2:21:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Barack Obama wants us all to simmer down about Iran. He wants Senator Bob Menendez, a fellow Democrat, and the donors he represents to butt out of the sanctions debate. He wants Republicans to quit crying wolf about IranÂ’s nuclear weapons program. He wants the media to stop hyping terror threats. He wants the American people in the dark about the secret correspondence heÂ’s had for years with IranÂ’s supreme leader. He wants John Boehner to be mindful of protocol. And most of all, he wants Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop questioning his accommodationist approach to Tehran. With...
  • Senate Unanimously Welcomes Netanyahu to America

    02/27/2015 4:15:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | February 27, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    No Senate Democrats block measure backing Bibi’s speechThe Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution welcoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to America and endorsing his speech before a joint session of Congress. Critics of the Obama administration view the unanimous approval as a rebuke to the White House and Democrats, who have vowed to boycott Netanyahu’s address and work to counter his warnings about the dangers of a nuclear Iran. No Senate Democrats sponsored the measure, which attracted 50 Republican cosponsors. However, none attempted to block its passage, signaling that support for Israel and Netanyahu’s message has outweighed a pressure...
  • Muslim Immigration Poses Serious National Security Threat

    02/26/2015 5:30:35 PM PST · by PROCON · 5 replies
    investors.com ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | PAUL SPERRY
    France, Belgium and now even liberal Denmark regret letting in so many immigrants from Muslim countries. Their swelling Islamic communities have become breeding grounds for terrorists. So why is the U.S. opening the floodgates to foreign Muslims? The threat Muslim immigrants pose to homeland security was not addressed during the White House's three-day summit on terrorism.
  • Reid vows to block DHS conference

    02/26/2015 9:08:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 26, 2015 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday vowed to block any effort by House Republicans to amend a clean Department of Homeland Security funding bill. Standing next to House Democratic Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) in a rare joint press conference, Reid blasted any plan by House Republicans to force negotiations over homeland security funding as a “waste of time” and said Senate Democrats would block a conference committee from forming on a DHS funding bill. We’ve heard all kinds of rumors that the House is going to take our fully funded bill and send it back with a number of...
  • Under Obama: The U.S. Captured by the Muslim Brotherhood

    02/18/2015 8:18:49 AM PST · by Randall_S · 33 replies
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | February 18, 2015 | Coalition of Concerned Citizens
    The Betrayal Papers will trace the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama administration’s foreign and domestic policies. The five-part series will present a picture of a conspiracy that is manipulating the American government to the benefit of a totalitarian, genocidal movement that seeks to establish a global Islamic State. The Muslim Brotherhood is an international political, financial, terrorist and movement whose goal is to establish a global Islamic State (Caliphate). They have and continue to exert tremendous influence of the American government’s foreign and domestic policies under President Barack Hussein Obama. The violence in the Middle East and...