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  • Opposition Builds Against Mattis Pick Who Met With Muslim Brotherhood

    03/14/2017 5:07:49 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 58 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 13, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    Former Obama administration official Anne Patterson raising concerns Opposition is mounting on Capitol Hill and in conservative foreign policy circles over Defense Secretary James Mattis's efforts to hire a former Obama administration official who lobbied in favor of engagement with the Muslim Brotherhood and spearheaded efforts to criticize Israeli counter-terrorism efforts, according to multiple sources close to the Trump administration. Mattis is lobbying to hire former diplomat Anne Patterson as undersecretary of defense for policy, according to multiple reports, a position that would make her the third most powerful voice at the Defense Department. Multiple sources on Capitol Hill and...
  • FBI Director: 'We Will Build a Nationwide Database' to Detect Implicit Bias in Policing

    10/03/2016 11:57:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 84 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 28, 2016 | 9:04 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Testifying at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey agreed that it is hard to address the issue of implicit bias in policing when there is no reliable data on the races of the people involved in police actions. “This is one of the most important issues we confront in the FBI — I think we confront as Americans,” Comey told Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) who raised the issue of race and policing. “Every conversation, in my view, about the use of force and race and policing in this country is uninformed.” But Comey plans to change that:...
  • Mark Kirk is first Republican senator to call for vote on Garland

    03/19/2016 7:48:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 18, 2016 | Mike DeBomis
    Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois on Friday became the first Republican senator to call for an up-or-down vote on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, saying on a Chicago radio show that his colleagues ought to “just man up and cast a vote.” That Kirk would be first to break with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other GOP colleagues, who believe the next president should pick the replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia, is not particularly surprising: Kirk was already one of two Republican senators, with Susan Collins of Maine, to call for hearings.
  • New WH spokesman, Josh Earnest -- same flippant attitude: ‘Never heard of a computer crash before?’

    06/18/2014 2:03:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 06/18/2014 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Despite growing outrage over the mysterious disappearance of former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner’s emails, the new White House press secretary sees nothing wrong with the government’s inadequate explanation. “I think it’s entirely reasonable. And it’s fact,” incoming spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One on Monday, according to CNN. “You’ve never heard of a computer crashing before?” The IRS admits that it can’t find two years’ of emails requested during the time tea party activists claim they were targeted. Even CNN anchor John King found the explanation unbelievable. “Do you believe in the Easter Bunny?” he...