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  • How the Trump Administration Can Stop IRS Abuse of Political Groups

    12/06/2016 9:38:00 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 32 replies
    The Weekly Standard Online ^ | December 6, 2016 | Jerome M. Marcus
    For more than six years, the Internal Revenue Service has been trying to fend off accusations that its process for granting tax-exempt status discriminated against applicants expressing political views at odds with those of the Obama administration. This discrimination against political viewpoints the Democrats disapprove of is a clear, even astonishing, violation of the First Amendment. For that reason, the IRS has lost many more of these battles than it has won. It's lost battles not only in court against the victimized non-profits; it's even lost against the Treasury Department's own inspector general, which conducted a detailed study and concluded...
  • In Recognition of Intersex Awareness Day

    10/26/2016 6:30:52 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 47 replies
    Press Statement Bureau of Public Affairs Office of Press Relations ^ | October 26, 2016 | John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs
    In Recognition of Intersex Awareness Day Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC October 26, 2016 Share On the occasion of Intersex Awareness Day, the United States stands in solidarity with intersex persons around the world. We recognize that intersex persons face violence, discrimination, stigma, harassment, and persecution on account of their sex characteristics, which do not fit binary notions of typical male or female bodies. Intersex persons routinely face forced medical surgeries that are conducted at a young age without free or informed consent. These interventions jeopardize their physical integrity and...
  • Weekly Update: IRS Scandal Gets Worse

    09/17/2016 10:49:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 16, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Democratic Senator Sought DOJ and IRS Prosecutions of Conservatives Days Before 9/11 DHS Secretary Says Islam is Religion of Peace, ISIS Isn’t Islamic Top State Officials Raised Questions about Clinton Emails Three Years Ago It’s Official! Clean House is New York Times Bestseller! Democratic Senator Sought DOJ and IRS Prosecutions of Conservatives It wasn’t just Obama’s Internal Revenue Service that sought to suppress conservative voices in order to help him retain the presidency in 2012. We learned further of a dangerous enterprise involving a key Democratic Senator and the Obama Justice Department from 72 pages of Justice documents we...
  • Josh Earnest demands you give his administration credit for its record-breaking transparency

    09/01/2016 1:36:37 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/01/16 | Robert Laurie
    To some degree every White House Press Secretary is shilling for their President, but Josh Earnest has gone the extra mile. Where some might be willing to dodge questions and lie, Earnest is willing to write angry old man letters to the editor op-eds in which he both denies obfuscation AND demands you give his administration props for its record-setting level of transparency. I’ll say this for the guy: He has a job to do, and he does it with gusto. Special: Actress Melissa McCarthy Stuns Millions by Losing 35 Oh sure, that job is shilling for the least transparent,...
  • 2012 Pentagon report warned Obama was creating ISIS

    08/12/2016 7:30:52 PM PDT · by detective · 100 replies
    WND ^ | 08/12/2016 | Art Moore
    Donald Trump’s declaration this week at a campaign rally that President Obama and Hillary Clinton “founded” ISIS drew outrage from establishment media, and the Republican nominee now insists he was being sarcastic, but a Defense Intelligence Agency document declassified last year shows the Obama administration was warned in 2012 that if it continued its policies, a radical Islamic regime could form in Eastern Syria. Writing in Chronicles magazine, Jim Jatras, a former U.S. diplomat and foreign policy adviser to the Senate GOP leadership, cited a DIA report in August 2012 that was declassified and released last year under a Freedom...
  • How the Obama Administration intends to Squeeze the small business owner

    08/12/2016 7:06:07 AM PDT · by Cliff Dweller · 8 replies
    US DOS, NSSF ^ | 8-12-16 | Cliff Dweller
    Obama Administration is looking to declare gunsmiths as Firearms "manufacturers" and place them under ITARS licensing requirements. The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) has reviewed and consolidated policy guidance about whether various activities related to firearms constitute manufacturing for International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Parts 120-130) purposes and require registration with DDTC and payment of a registration fee. DDTC has found that many – but not all - traditional gunsmithing activities do not constitute manufacturing for ITAR purposes and, therefore, do not require registration with DDTC.
  • DOJ to scrub Islam references from transcripts of Orlando terrorist's calls to police

    06/20/2016 7:16:41 AM PDT · by Innovative · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 20, 2016 | Fpx News
    The Department of Justice is scrubbing references of radical Islamic beliefs from the transcripts of calls Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen made to police during his massacre, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunday. A partial transcript of the conversations between authorities and Mateen, who killed 49 and wounded 53 in the June 12 attack at a Florida gay nightclub, is set to be released on Monday. But Lynch, who appeared on numerous Sunday talk shows, said the transcripts will not include Mateen's oath of loyalty to ISIS or any other religious justification for the attack. “What we’re not going to do...
  • Hillary Clinton Received Secret Memo Stating Obama Admin ‘Support’ for ISIS

    06/15/2016 10:42:23 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 36 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 14 Jun 2016 | PATRICK HOWLEY
    Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State. The memo made clear that Al Qaeda in Iraq was speaking through Muhammad Al Adnani, who is now the senior spokesman for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Western and Gulf states were supporting the terrorist group to try to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad, who was being propped up by the Russians, Iranians, and Chinese. In August 2012, a “SECRET” classified memo was sent to various top Obama administration officials...
  • 13 Incompetent Failures in the Obama Administration

    05/20/2016 12:28:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 20, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    The incompetence of the Obama administration has had its shining moments -- the Obamacare rollout, the Benghazi coverup, and Hillary Clinton's email server prominent among them. This month, a New York Times profile of Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes has again reminded the American people of the failures of the current president. Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton said such scandal is the natural result of Barack Obama's staffing choices. This "is what happens when you put van drivers and campaign flaks and failed novelists in charge of foreign policy and national security," he declared. Cotton was barely scratching the surface....
  • Revealed: The U.S. ambassador accused of 'soliciting prostitutes in public parks'

    06/11/2013 9:30:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 6/11/13 | HAYLEY PETERSON
    A damning internal memo claims the State Department called off an investigation into allegations that U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman repeatedly trawled overseas public parks in search of prostitutes, including minors. Undersecretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy ordered the investigation closed shortly after it was opened, according to the memo obtained by MailOnline.
  • Words Mean Whatever the Left Decides They Mean

    04/26/2016 3:41:16 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 25 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | April 26, 2016 | Benny Huang
    Gloucester County, Virginia wasn't expecting to find itself in the midst of the never-ending culture wars when it told a female high school student named Gavin Grimm that she isn't entitled to use the boys' facilities just because she suffers from the delusion that she's a boy. Grimm sued her school with the assistance of the Department of Justice and the ACLU. In a recent 2-1 decision by the 4th US Circuit of Appeals, Grimm won her case. In order to find some accommodation for Grimm her high school went as far as installing three single-stall bathrooms throughout the school....
  • Oregon Officials Call LaVoy Finicum Death “Disturbing”

    03/10/2016 6:47:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 46 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/10/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    It is clear that the U.S. Government meant to send a message: "Stand against the Obama administration, and you will be executed in cold blood." New video from the Oregonian, Oregon’s largest newspaper, provides a dual view of the murder of LaVoy Finicum by federal agents and Oregon State Police. At no point did Mr. Finicum, or the passengers in his vehicle, pose a threat to the law enforcement officials who gunned down Finicum, and shot up the vehicle full of innocent and defenseless passengers. In a statement on Tuesday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown said, “Any loss of life is...
  • Religious leader thanks God for abortionists, calls them heroes

    12/27/2015 6:14:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | December 26, 2015 | Susan Michelle
    Tell us again how you love Jesus and support abortion. That’s what Reverend Harry Knox, leader of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) does on a regular basis. The head of the religious group that supports and promotes Planned Parenthood, and does so in the name of God, wants to be sure that in the season that Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, his group of religious leaders would have supported the right to abort the Christ-child. In a letter to the RCRC’s email list this month, Knox wrote: Thank God for abortion providers. Thank God for all the...
  • U.S. Support of Gay Rights in Africa May Have Done More Harm Than Good

    12/21/2015 5:15:45 AM PST · by detective · 22 replies
    MSN News ^ | December 21, 2015 | NORIMITSU ONISHI
    Suspicious neighbors and landlords pry into their private lives. Blackmailers hunt for victims on the social media sites they use to meet other men. Police officers routinely stop them to search for incriminating images and chats on their cellphones. After an anti-gay law went into effect last year, many gay Nigerians say they have been subjected to new levels of harassment, even violence. They blame the law, the authorities and broad social intolerance for their troubles. But they also blame an unwavering supporter whose commitment to their cause has been unquestioned and overt across Africa: the United States government
  • Philip Haney: Administration nixed probe into Southern California jihadists

    12/18/2015 1:30:31 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 16, 2015 | Philip Haney
    There are terrorists in our midst and they arrived here using legal means right under the noses of the federal law enforcement agencies whose mission is to stop them. That is not due to malfeasance or lack of effort on the part of these officers; it is due to the restrictions placed on them by the Obama administration. I was a firsthand witness to how these policies deliberately prevented scrutiny of Islamist groups. The two San Bernardino jihadists, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, may have benefited from the administration's closure of an investigation I initiated on numerous groups infiltrating radicalized...
  • Ted Cruz Is Right: The Muslim Brotherhood Is a Terrorist Organization (Andrew McCarthy)

    11/07/2015 7:18:02 AM PST · by Isara · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | November 7, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    "The Muslim Brotherhood youth in Egypt reject any form of violence." So said Rachid Ghannouchi, who - you'll no doubt be stunned to hear - heads up the Muslim Brotherhood's Tunisian branch, Ennahda. Naturally, Ghannouchi gave his Egyptian confederates a clean bill of health while speaking as an invited guest of the U.S. Institute for Peace in Washington. He is a master of the Brotherhood game, consulted by the State Department and a bipartisan Beltway clerisy ever on the hunt for that elusive "moderate Islamist." He is an Islamic supremacist who knows he can worm his way into Washington's heart...
  • Terrorist in 1973 NYC bomb plot to be deported ( Khaled Mohammed El-Jassem )

    02/20/2009 6:02:25 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 765+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 19, 2009 | ADAM GOLDMAN and RANDY HERSCHAFT
    A Black September terrorist who served only about half his 30-year sentence for planting three car bombs in New York City in 1973 was released Thursday into the custody of immigration officials to be deported. Khalid Al-Jawary, 63, was released from the Supermax maximum-security prison in Florence, Colo... Al-Jawary has denied involvement in the 1973 New York City bomb plot; he claims his real name is Khaled Mohammed El-Jassem. The FBI to this day remains unsure of his true identity; his nom de guerre was Abu Walid al-Iraqi. Al-Jawary was a member of Black September, a terrorist group responsible for...
  • Politico sat on allegations Lois Lerner had prior history of targeting conservatives

    03/12/2015 11:16:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-12-15 | T. Becket Adams
    Politico scored a journalistic coup with its exclusive 2014 profile on Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the agency's targeting of conservative groups. But a former Illinois lawmaker who said Politico contacted him repeatedly that year with questions regarding claims he was targeted by Lerner in the mid-1990s has been left wondering why the news group chose to ignore his documented dealings with the former federal official. "I was shocked," Al Salvi told the Washington Examiner's media desk, describing what he characterizes as several "lengthy" interviews with Politico reporter Rachael Bade. Lerner went after his 1996...
  • Valerie Jarrett blasted for giddy selfie: ‘You’re so cool – Hey, 4 Marines are dead!’

    07/17/2015 6:25:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 81 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 7/17/15 | Carmine Sabia
    Anyone who wonders why the Obama administration gets a bad rap when it comes to fighting terrorism needs only to look at Valerie Jarrett‘s Twitter feed to answer that question.The senior adviser to President Barack Obama tweeted a selfie as four Marines were being murdered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, by a Muslim terrorist.Classy.The Twitterverse blasted her for it.
  • Disgraced Planned Parenthood Official Works For White House Staff…Her ‘Right-Wing’ Hatred EXPOSED

    07/16/2015 11:07:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/16/15 | Patrick Howley
    Disgraced Planned Parenthood official Deborah Nucatola’s shocking personal work history is coming to light. Records reveal that Nucatola was employed by a former White House staffer at the time that she was selling aborted baby fetus parts. A staunch political advocate, Nucatola railed against the “right-wing” Bush administration. What’s more, she so enjoyed her work in the abortion industry that she touted a T-shirt celebrating a drug used in the practice. Let’s break it down: Works for a White House staffer Nucatola is currently employed at Sexual Health Innovations, founded by former Obama White House staffer Jessica Ladd. Senior Obama...
  • BREAKING: Two Ferguson Police Officers Shot – One in Face – OUTSIDE POLICE DEPT.

    03/11/2015 10:55:58 PM PDT · by kristinn · 357 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Jim Hoft and (Kristinn)
    TWO FERGUSON POLICE OFFICERS WERE SHOT TONIGHT OUTSIDE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT!
  • Lindsey Graham: I've never sent an email

    03/09/2015 9:26:26 AM PDT · by maggief · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | March 9, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    The South Carolina Republican and potential 2016 presidential contender offered to share everything he's ever sent with NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd -- but said there's not really much to turn over. "You can have every email I've ever sent -- I've never sent one," he said. "I don't know what that makes me."
  • Hillary's "Plumbers" Hid Benghazi Docs

    09/16/2014 3:29:01 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 16, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Benghazi Scandal: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised "unfettered access" to the Benghazi Accountability Review Board. But it turns out that promise may be as much a lie as the inflammatory video story. We were not impressed by the methods or findings of the Accountability Review Board (ARB) after the terrorist attack on our Benghazi diplomatic mission on Sept. 11, 2012, starting with not interviewing the person where the buck was supposed to stop, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Shamefully, the ARB report failed to single out any individuals for violating procedures and did not recommend any disciplinary...
  • Emailgate Disqualifies Hillary Clinton For POTUS

    03/04/2015 5:49:36 AM PST · by raptor22 · 89 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 4, 2015 | IBDEDITORIALS
    Scandal: The former secretary of state's use of a personal account to exclusively conduct government business and to protect her political future in violation of the law ought to disqualify her from the presidency. 'Witch hunts" sometimes find a witch, and those who dismissed the establishment of the House Benghazi Select Committee, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., as just another witch hunt are eating their words. The existence of a personal account that Hillary Clinton used to conduct government business as secretary of state was discovered by the committee and reported by the New York Times. Clinton's use of...
  • Email Issue Revives Old Questions About Clintons

    03/03/2015 9:00:42 PM PST · by kristinn · 18 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Julie Pace
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a new set of questions about ethics and transparency - the sort that have dogged her and husband Bill for decades. The latest disclosure, that Clinton used a personal email account while serving as secretary of state, comes on the cusp of her likely second bid for president. Combined with recent news about her family foundation raising money from foreign governments while she was at the State Department, it added fresh fuel Tuesday to the longstanding charge the Clintons play by their own rules. "Does she believe that leadership means acting outside the law?" said...
  • Clarice Feldman: The Administration's Epidemic Speech Tic

    02/01/2015 11:17:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 1, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    Except for Buenos Aires and the Upper East Side of New York, my corner of Washington, D.C. has the highest ratio of psychiatrists and psychologists per neurasthenic in the world. We also have the country’s most successful independent bookstore, where the shrinks, lawyers and political geniuses that populate our neighborhood hawk their books to each other. And me. Well, I’m always on the lookout for new cookbooks to add to the collection, which is taking over all four floors of our house. Having been mesmerized by the Food Section review of Elizabeth Warren’s latest, Sioux Sous Vide in this week’s...
  • People I Don’t Like

    12/30/2014 9:38:58 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/30/14 | Alan Caruba
    Islamic State, the Taliban, Boko Haram, Obama administration, people crying racism, Environmentalists, Illegal Aliens At the end of every year it is customary to offer up lists of all kinds—the best this, the worst that—and it is a brief, generally amusing exercise. I don’t usually make lists, but lately though I have been thinking a lot about people I don’t like and at the top of the list are the monsters of the Islamic State, the Taliban, and Boko Haram, all “militant” Islamists who justify their barbaric immoral slaughters, kidnappings, and other crimes in the name of Allah. I have...
  • GOP lawmaker: Secret Service agents may have been ‘scapegoats’ [White House "cover-up?"]

    10/09/2014 7:33:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 8, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    Secret Service agents may have been used as “scapegoats” by the White House to “cover up what is potentially a broader problem” relating to the 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia, according to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah). In a letter to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Chaffetz questioned whether a White House staffer involved in the scandal in the Colombian city of Cartegena had been disciplined. “Recently I have received information from credible sources that records also identified a White House staff person as checking in a female foreign national (FFN) as an overnight guest during the same trip...
  • The Case for Panic

    10/03/2014 5:33:30 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 11 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 3, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    Deadly, irrational, and determined, the intruder snuck across a weakened perimeter. Eluding capture, the intruder was detained only after missteps and close calls. The spin began soon after the threat was isolated. Information was selectively leaked. Half-truths and untruths were uttered. Responsibility was avoided; privileges and credentials asserted; authority reasserted. Trust us. Remain calm. Don’t panic. This is the template of recent events. A mental case jumps the White House fence. He makes it to the East Room before he’s tackled by an off-duty Secret Service agent. Initial statements turn out to be misleading or false. We discover that lapses...
  • The Iraqi Kurds: The Islamic State's Nemesis and Globalist headache.

    09/25/2014 1:20:44 PM PDT · by Noremac · 13 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | September 25, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    The only bright spot in the train wreck the United States and their Gulf States allies have created in Iraq, is a brave people, whose accomplishments in kicking ISIS ass, are impressive to say the least. But, not surprisingly, our government doesn't have a hand in this success story. The Kurdish people in Iraq, have taken the fight to the Islamic State with meager resources and have prevailed. All the Obama administration has done until just recently, was to lean on other countries to not purchase Kurdish oil, thus depriving the Kurds of much needed economic resources with which to...
  • Brotherhood Promoter Resigns from DHS to Focus on GOP Party

    09/14/2014 8:40:06 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 30 replies
    clarionproject.org ^ | 9/7/14 | Ryan Mauro
    Mohamed Elibiary announced that he has left his position as a senior advisor with the Department of Homeland Security. Elibiary, a stalwart supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood , said he was leaving so he can focus on “reforming” the conservative movement ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Under the Obama Administration, Elibiary served on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Homeland Security Advisory Committee for five years. He also served on the DHS Countering Violent Extremism Working Group and the DHS Faith-Based Security and Communications Advisory Committee. Elibiary is a long-time Texas Republican Party official and was a delegate for...
  • Muslim Activists Demand Overhaul of All U.S. Law Enforcement Training

    08/26/2014 1:54:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 26, 2014
    Islamic activists that strong-armed the FBI to purge anti-terrorism training material considered “offensive” to Muslims have made their next wave of demands, which include an overhaul in the way all law enforcement officers are trained in the United States. The coalition of influential and politically-connected Muslim rights groups is demanding that the Obama administration implement a mandatory retraining program for all federal, state and local law enforcement officials who may have been subjected to materials they deem “biased and discriminatory” against Muslims. There must also be an audit of all federal law enforcement and intelligence gathering training and educational materials...
  • Clueless in Gaza

    08/02/2014 5:35:08 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 31, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    John Kerry is upset by heavy criticism from Israelis — left, right and center — of his recent cease-fire diplomacy. But that’s only half the story. More significant is the consternation of America’s Arab partners, starting with the president of the Palestinian Authority. Mahmoud Abbas was stunned that Kerry would fly off to Paris to negotiate with Hamas allies Qatar and Turkey in talks that excluded the PA and Egypt. The talks also undermined Egypt’s cease-fire proposal, which Israel had accepted and Hamas rejected (and would have prevented the vast majority of the casualties on both sides). “Kerry tried through...
  • Eric Holder and an Administration of Cowardice [Video]

    07/10/2014 2:27:40 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 2 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 10, 2014 | Sherman Mays
    Although I am not a psychiatrist, I have stayed at a Holiday Inn. So coupling that with the following facts, I feel qualified to offer my opinion and draw the conclusion that the current Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder and the administration he serves, not the citizens of this great country are the cowards he referenced in his now infamous "Nation of Cowards" speech on the subject of American race relations. This judgment is based on the recent public service history of Mr. Holder and after a common sense review of that record. The first incident which...
  • State Department Spokeswoman Refuses to Apologize to Bowe Bergdahl's Platoon

    06/24/2014 2:14:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 24, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    When Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released in a swap for five Taliban prisoners three weeks ago and celebrated by the White House as a hero, his fellow Army platoon leaders came forward with details about how he was "captured" as a prisoner. Bergdahl was accused of being a deserter who violated his oath and left on his own accord by the men who served with him. At the time of their statements, State Department Deputy Press Secretary Marie Harf was asked during a press conference about the knowledge the platoon members had surrounding Bergdahl's alleged desertion. She dismissed their statements...
  • Obama official Brandon Friedman: Military supporters 'have a cartoonish view of the military'

    06/05/2014 3:45:49 PM PDT · by LibertyGirl14 · 18 replies
    Examiner ^ | June 5, 2014 | Renee Nal
    Obama administration official Brandon Friedman opined on Wednesday that people should not rush to judgement on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's desertion from his post in Afghanistan, as perhaps “his platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership.” As reported at Hot Air, he later apologized, but the Former Veterans Affairs official's other tweets are just as insightful into his mindset. Friedman's other tweets, including one where he said that "Many Americans--including military 'supporters'--have a cartoonish view of the military," is stated as a fact...
  • Ex-V.A. official walks back suggestion that Bergdahl's unit may've been infested with 'psychopaths'

    06/05/2014 4:11:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 5, 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    A former Veterans Affairs official apologized Thursday for suggesting that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl may have left his post in Afghanistan five years ago because he was surrounded by “psychopaths.” “While I just wanted to make the point that the public should wait before passing judgment, I unfortunately used my own poor judgment in choosing inappropriate language that many view as disparaging to U.S. service members,” Brandon Friedman, who currently serves as a spokesman for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, told BuzzFeed. “That was certainly not my intent and I regret making the comments on my personal account...
  • Hagel: U.S. didn’t negotiate with terrorists in securing Bergdahl’s release

    06/01/2014 9:56:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 87 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 1, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said the U.S. did not negotiate with terrorists in the process of exchanging the transfer of five terrorism suspects for the release of the only American prisoner of war in Afghanistan. “We didn’t negotiate with terrorists,” Mr. Hagel said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “And I said and explained before, Sergeant Bergdahl is a prisoner of war. That’s a normal process in getting your prisoners back.” Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to U.S. special forces by the Taliban Saturday, with the government of Qatar serving as a go-between. Qatar is taking custody of five...
  • THE LITTLE DUDE CASHES IN (ntl security clearance--a ticket to ride)

    05/06/2014 5:01:28 PM PDT · by Liz · 29 replies
    FENWAY STRATEGIES ^ | 5/6/14 | TOMMY VIETOR, JON FAVREAU
    FENWAY STRATEGIES--Vietor/Favreau political communications firm No office location--- email address only ======================================================= Who We Are Jon Favreau From 2009 through early 2013, Jon Favreau served as the director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama, a role he also played for the President during the 2008 presidential campaign. Favreau began writing with President Obama in 2005, when he started his first term as a U.S. Senator, and has had a hand in crafting nearly every major speech that the President has delivered over the last eight years. Featured in TIME magazine as one of the “ 100 Most Influential People in...
  • McCain speaks out

    03/12/2014 9:32:03 AM PDT · by Don Corleone · 10 replies
    McCain | 3/12/14 | John McCain
    Dear Thank you for your letter outlining some of your concerns over President Obama’s handling of certain critical events. I too have had disagreements with him and his administration regarding several of these important issues; specifically I would like to update you on what I am doing in regards to the tragedies of Benghazi and Operation Fast and Furious. I was deeply saddened by the brutal murders of four U.S. citizens, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, during the attack on our consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. I am equally outraged by the manner in which President Obama handled the...
  • Obama Administration Picks Up Another Journalist

    Another reporter is joining the Obama administration. Emily Pierce, the deputy editor of Roll Call, will be joining the office of public affairs at the Department of Justice, the federal agency headed by Attorney General Eric Holder. Pierce was welcomed to her new position by Brian Fallon, who works in that DOJ office and who used to be Chuck Schumer's spokesman in the Senate. "Can't wait to welcome @emilyprollcall to @TheJusticeDept Office of Public Affairs later this month. She is a true pro," Fallon said on Twitter.
  • American Diplomat Ran Consulate Like Party Pad

    01/18/2014 12:47:09 PM PST · by Main Street · 26 replies
    nypost ^ | January 14, 2014 | By Selim Algar
    An Italy-based American diplomat brazenly bedded staffers and hookers, fabricated expense reports, and knowingly served rotten meat to a visiting British consul general, a blockbuster Brooklyn federal lawsuit charges. Naples Consul General Donald Moore even gave favored ladies of the night entry codes to secure areas at the embassy and told underlings that “women are like candy, they meant to be unwrapped and thrown away,” according to a $300,000 sex discrimination lawsuit filed by a whistleblower. ... The suits states that Howard began working at the consulate in 2010 and alleges she soon learned that Moore had impregnated a staffer...
  • Democrats - Party of Scandals and Murders

    01/12/2014 3:46:26 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 29 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/11/14 | Marcia Wood
    So for the Liberals, Democrats and left-wingers how does it feel to realize that your Commander In Chief spent five years attempting to destroy the greatest Nation in the World.   Enjoy the few minutes of glory, because before 2014 comes to an end – your reputation will go down the tubes just like Barack Obama’s. Do you really think that you will a free “get out of jail card” after Americans have suffered through the Fast and Furious gun runner, Benghazi, IRS, NSA and ObamaCare scandals?  Like any other crime in our USA, you may not be the one who...
  • Administration's Clueless Afghanistan Experts Testify

    12/13/2013 9:08:06 PM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Dec 2013 | John Semmens
    The Obama Administration's cadre of experts in charge of the Afghan War testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee this week and revealed a profound ignorance of what is going on. None of the witnesses had any idea on what the war cost last year or how many Americans have been killed in the last 12 months. James Dobbins, The State Department’s special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, complained that the questions were unfair, “No one told us there might be a quiz. Anyway, isn't there some website where people can get these statistics? Why should we be expected to...
  • Call them what they are

    12/01/2013 6:23:02 AM PST · by Yooperman · 20 replies
    It’s past time for Conservatives and Conservative Talk Show hosts to start calling the Obama Regime and the Democrat Party “Communists”. Sean Hannity avoids the word and the closest Mark Levin can do is Statist. The Obama Administration is full of communists. The EPA and many Government Agencies and Bureaus are pushing Government control of every aspect of our lives. DHS and other Government Agencies are buying up all the ammunition while the EPA is in the process of closing the last lead smelting plant in the U.S. (ALERT! BACK DOOR GUN CONTROL MOVES FORWARD!--"Obama … beforeitsnews.com › Events Oct...
  • Ex-Fed official: 'I'm sorry for QE'

    11/13/2013 5:58:23 AM PST · by sr4402 · 9 replies
    Fast Money ^ | Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 6:45 PM ET | Bruno J. Navarro
    "I can only say: I'm sorry, America," he wrote. "The central bank continues to spin QE as a tool for helping Main Street. But I've come to recognize the program for what it really is: the greatest backdoor Wall Street bailout of all time."
  • Security adviser to Obama says U.S. is an ‘Islamic country’

    11/02/2013 2:05:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 1, 2013 | By Douglas Ernst
    A member of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council is under fire for tweeting that America is “an Islamic country.” After a Twitter user asked Mohamed Elibiary on Thursday to “show me just ONE example of an Islamic country where non Muslims are treated with equality,” he responded with the controversial tweet, which was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon: “America and yes I do consider the United States of America an Islamic country with an Islamically compliant constitution. Move On!” The back-and-forth between Mr. Elibiary and the Twitter user, who identified himself as Tim Lee, started when...
  • Feds reject anti-Semitism claims at 3 UC campuses

    08/29/2013 8:45:53 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 28, 2013 | LISA LEFF
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The federal government has dismissed allegations that three University of California campuses failed to effectively respond to claims of anti-Semitism that arose out of pro-Palestinian events at the schools. The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights said in letters sent last week to leaders at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz and UC Irvine that the protests, teach-ins, lectures, graffiti and heated confrontations that gave rise to the claims didn't constitute harassment of Jewish students. In its Aug. 19 letters to the universities, the Education Department said in most cases the activities at issue were...
  • US ambassador to Australia marries in private same-sex ceremony

    08/12/2013 12:35:27 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 45 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 12th August 2013 | Matt Young
    US AMBASSADOR to Australia John Berry has married his long-term partner of 17 years in a private same-sex ceremony in Washington D.C. The 54-year-old former head of the Office of Personnel Management - which oversees the US public service - is the first openly gay US ambassador to serve in a Group of 20 nation and the highest ranking openly gay man in United States history. In a short statement, Mr Berry confirmed the nuptials, telling news.com.au, "John Berry and Curtis Yee, partners of 17 years, were formally married on Saturday August 10, at St Margaret's Episcopal Church in Washington...
  • The Obama Administration's Race - Baiting Campaign

    07/20/2013 7:49:28 AM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | July 20, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The first thing to remember is that, with the Obama administration, there are no coincidences. The attorney general of the United States is engaged in a shocking extrajudicial publicity campaign. Eric Holder is prosecuting George Zimmerman in the court of public opinion because he knows he wouldn't have a prayer of convicting him in a court of law. Worse, in doing so, Holder is quite deliberately stoking resentment and tension - under the guise of leading a "national conversation" about race. At precisely the same time, the United States secretary of health and human services has loathsomely injected race into...