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  • A guide to what Ted Cruz wants to abolish, bar or change

    01/18/2016 8:50:12 AM PST · by Isara · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2016 | Katie Zezima
    ...U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv The U.S. Embassy in Israel is currently in Tel Aviv. Cruz wants to move it to Jerusalem, Israel's "once and eternal" capital.Commerce DepartmentIn a piece for the National Review, Cruz said shuttering the department would "close the congressional cookie jar" and promote free trade.Education DepartmentAnother standard line from Cruz: "U.S. Department of Education, which should be abolished." Cruz is a states' rights guy -- he wrote his college thesis on the 10th Amendment -- and wants to give control of schools to states or localities....Energy DepartmentCruz has said the country needs an "energy renaissance." .......
  • Ted Cruz's Stunning Victory Over Iowa's Ethanol Cartel

    02/05/2016 1:30:16 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 13 replies
    Reason ^ | Feb. 5, 2016 | Shikha Dalmia
    If Donald Trump is the Tony Soprano of American politics, Ted Cruz is a less-affable version of Mr. Haney from Green Acres (Ok - not quite, but sort of! Do feel free to say, H&R readers, which movie character is a better fit with Cruz). But the only thing cleverer than Cruz's impression of Inigo Montoya in Princess Bride (and not the least because it irritates Billy Crystal and the insufferably self-righteous Mandy Patinkin so much) is the campaign strategy he devised in Iowa to defeat the ethanol cartel and win the primary, I note in my column at The...
  • When Obama carried out his Solyndra scam, he broke the same law that Martha Stewart went to prison

    02/03/2016 8:22:06 AM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 8, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    When Obama carried out his Solyndra con game, he broke the same law that Martha Stewart went to prison forbreaking In 2009 the Obama administration gave $535 million to Solyndra, claiming that it would create 4,000 new jobs. However, instead of creating those 4,000 new jobs, the company went bankrupt. It was later revealed that the company’s shareholders and executives had made substantial donations to Obama’s campaign, that the company had spent a large sum of money on lobbying, and that Solyndra executives had had many meetings with White House officials. It was also revealed that the Obama administration had...
  • Ted Cruz: How U.S. must push back Putin in Syria (Cruz-Op Ed- CNN)

    10/09/2015 9:49:11 AM PDT · by VinL · 104 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/9/15 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    Over the last week, the world has once again looked on aghast as President Vladimir Putin has taken violent advantage of regional instability to re-establish Russia's influence, this time in the Middle East. Despite promises to join the United States in a counterterrorism effort against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Putin is on a mission to protect Russian assets in the Mediterranean by propping up his client, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Ted Cruz Ted Cruz Meanwhile, the Obama administration has been caught flat-footed as Putin's actions threaten to inflame and destabilize an already acute crisis. Enough already. We don't need...
  • CRUZ: We Have No Business Getting in the Middle of the Syrian Civil War; Goal Should be to Defeat...

    10/08/2015 3:02:26 PM PDT · by Isara · 32 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 10/08/15
    ICYMI: CRUZ: We Have No Business Getting in the Middle of the Syrian Civil War; Goal Should be to Defeat ISIS Speaks with WRKO’s Jeff KuhnerHOUSTON, Texas – Today U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke with The Kuhner Report regarding the Obama administration’s disastrous foreign policy, the 2016 presidential race and the President’s decision to politicize the tragedy in Oregon.Below is an excerpt. Listen to the full interview here:Ted Cruz on the Kuhner Report (Audio)“I think it would be a mistake to get involved in the Syrian civil war. There have been voices in Washington eager for us to send...
  • Russian air strikes are targeting CIVILIAN oil tankers and allowing ISIS (truncated)

    02/02/2016 7:47:35 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 17 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 2 February 2016 | By Gianluca Mezzofiore For Mailonline
    Russian warplanes in Syria are targeting civilian oil refineries and trucks while deliberately ignoring ISIS facilities to allow the extremist group to continue its oil trade with the Assad regime, local activists claim. Citizen journalists from the Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently group claimed Russia's airstrikes are aimed at destroying local oil facilities which are mostly owned by the local population 'and have no direct links with ISIS'. Oil trucks that move between the ISIS-held cities of Deir Ezzor and Raqqa, owned by civilians, are also targeted by Russian jets.
  • Oil-Price Poker: Why the Saudis Won’t Fold ‘Em

    02/02/2016 9:08:36 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 31 jan 2016 | SPENCER JAKAB
    Don’t underestimate the impact of Middle East politics... The game being played in the global oil market today bears more than a passing resemblance to poker. Nobody wants to quit while they’re losing... Russia, meanwhile, is pumping the most crude ever, hitting a post-Soviet Union peak. But it may have difficulty maintaining today’s pace given a lack of investment in its aging Siberian fields... In other words, Russia is holding weak cards and the Saudis know it... The newest players at the table are U.S. shale producers. They helped the U.S. to increase output by 80% between 2008 and 2014...
  • Cruz Draws First Blood

    02/02/2016 6:24:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) performed the singular feat of simultaneously proving that a Republican can win Iowa without backing the ethanol boondoggle, and toppled The God Who Does Not Bleed, Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) finished stronger than expected, beating poll estimates by six percentage points; Trump finished more than four percent below expectations, while Cruz finished nearly four percent above expectations.
  • Big Oil's Effort To Tax Carbon and Your Family's Finances

    01/30/2016 9:44:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    As world leaders gathered in Paris last month for the United Nations climate summit, many seemed surprised that several large oil companies, including BP and Shell, endorsed a carbon tax as a "key element" of any international climate deal. Less surprising was the preference of those in the renewable energy sector to see a tax on carbon. The implication was of course that if major companies - oil companies in particular - want to tax themselves, who are we to stand in the way? It must be an indication that the climate crisis is so acute that even they have...
  • Cruz Right, Trump Wrong On Ethanol

    01/30/2016 6:42:35 AM PST · by raptor22 · 80 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 30, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It has been said that if we were getting so-called “alternative” energy from potatoes instead of corn, the first primary/caucus would be held in Idaho instead of Iowa. As it is, ethanol from corn in the first state where votes are actually cast in a presidential election has led to endless political pandering in support of a fuel that consumes more energy than it provides, is difficult to transport, reduces car mileage, can damage auto enegines, and damages the environment.
  • The Bill,Hillary,Chelsea,and His Royal Highness King Salman of Saudi Arabia Clinton Foundation

    02/21/2015 4:12:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | February 21, 2015 | Matthew Continetti
    The Wall Street Journal reported this past week that the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation has quietly dropped its ban on foreign contributions and is accepting donations from the governments of the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Australia, Germany, and a Canadian government agency promoting the Keystone XL pipeline. The Journals conclusion: Since 2001 the foundation has raised at least $48 million from overseas governments. Needless to say, the gargantuan troll-like conflict of interest that arises as soon as the foundation of the leading candidate for the presidency of the United States begins accepting money from overseas is...
  • Hollywood celebrities caught on hidden camera accepting money from "Middle Eastern oil interests"

    05/21/2014 5:57:57 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/20/2014
    CANNES -- In a blockbuster new video, Project Veritas has exposed the truth about the dark funding behind Hollywood's anti-fracking messaging machine. New York Times Bestselling Author and Project Veritas founder and president James O'Keefe debuted the latest investigation at a "premiere" in Cannes, France on Wednesday. In the investigation, an undercover journalist from Project Veritas posed as a member of a Middle Eastern oil dynasty and offered $9 million in funding to American filmmakers to fund an anti-fracking movie. In video from a meeting with Ed Begley Jr., Mariel Hemingway and Josh Tickell, a Project Veritas investigator disguised as...
  • UPDATE: Al Jazeera Buys Current TV, But It Wont Be On Time Warner Cable

    01/02/2013 6:18:29 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Deadline ^ | 1/2/13 | DAVID LIEBERMAN, Executive Editor
    Current TV CEO Joel Hyatt just confirmed the sale in a memo to staffers. Getting this transaction done was very difficult, he writes. (Read the networks official statement after the original break of the story.) Since Time Warner Cable would not consent to the sale Current will no longer be carried on TWC. This is unfortunate, but I am confident that Al Jazeera America will earn significant additional carriage in the months and years ahead. Time Warner Cable says that it is removing the service as quickly as possible. The loss of the No. 2 cable operator will hurt: Time...
  • Hezb'allah cell rolled up in ... Tijuana

    07/13/2010 1:56:46 AM PDT · by Scanian · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 12, 2010 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    As Obama dithers about homeland security and presses on with a lawsuit against Arizona, the terrorists continue to plot this country's destruction. In a Daily News editorial dated July 11, 2010 there is a report that "Mexican authorities have rolled up a Hezbollah network being built in Tijuana, right across the border from Texas [sic] and closer to American homes than the terrorist hideouts in the Bekaa Valley are to Israel. Surprise, surprise. This is not the first time that firm evidence points to the infiltration of terrorists coming into the country. According to a Kuwaiti newspaper, this "Hezbollah network...
  • Obama says he doesn't take money from oil companies. We say that's a little too slick.

    06/21/2010 9:19:42 PM PDT · by Howard Morrison · 17 replies
    Fact Check.Org ^ | Marcy 31, 2009 | Annenburg
    In a new ad, Obama says, "I dont take money from oil companies." We find the statement misleading: Obama has accepted more than $213,000 from individuals who work for companies in the oil and gas industry and their spouses. Two of Obama's bundlers are top executives at oil companies and are listed on his Web site as raising between $50,000 and $100,000 for the presidential hopeful. See this from factchec.org dated March 31, 2008.
  • Iraq not using oil cash to rebuild

    01/30/2008 6:29:32 AM PST · by Freeport · 8 replies · 931+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 30, 2008 | Sharon Behn
    Increased Iraqi oil revenues stemming from high prices and improved security are piling up in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York rather than being spent on needed reconstruction projects, a Washington Times study of Iraq's spending and revenue figures has shown. U.S. officials and outside analysts blame the collapse of the country's political and physical infrastructure for Baghdad's failure to spend the money on projects considered vital to restoring stability in the country. Out of $10 billion budgeted for capital projects in 2007, only 4.4 percent had been spent by August, according to official Iraqi figures reported this month...
  • Saudi ambassador's colourful shopping habits revealed (oil ticks alert)

    11/16/2007 8:22:26 AM PST · by ddtorquee · 14 replies · 55+ views
    AFP ^ | Nov 16 2007
    The Saudi ambassador to London's allegedly colourful shopping habits have been revealed in an embarrassing expenses claim including guns, karaoke machines and "party night" girls, a report said Friday. The more than three-million-pound claim also includes expenses for top-of-the-range off-road cars, a thermal night-vision kit for his Hummer H2 and a 391-pound bill for a takeaway meal, The Guardian said. The bills were included in documents submitted to the High Court by a former employee of Prince Mohammed bin Nawwaf bin Abdul Aziz, a nephew of King Abdullah, who is claiming he was not reimbursed for the expenses. His family's...
  • Anna Nicole Smith, The Investigation

    03/09/2007 8:53:08 PM PST · by mom4kittys · 20,470 replies · 254,993+ views
  • Anna Nicole Smith has died according to ABC News

    02/08/2007 12:39:03 PM PST · by kcvl · 25,618 replies · 415,004+ views
    Anna Nicole Smith collapsed in her hotel room at the Hard Rock Cafe and Casino in Hollywood, Fla., and was rushed to a hospital on Thursday. A Hollywood, Fla., fire department spokesman told MSNBC TV that the actress was unresponsive when the rescue unit arrived on the scene. Sources confirmed to Access Hollywood that Smith was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital shortly after 2 p.m. EST on Thursday. Access Hollywood also is reporting that Smith was intubated at the scene. Officials told the Miami Herald, "it does not look good."
  • Russia's Defense Minister Unveils Plans to Overhaul Military (embarks serious military build-up)

    02/09/2007 9:21:24 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies · 745+ views
    VOA ^ | 02/08/07 | Lisa McAdams
    Russia's Defense Minister Unveils Plans to Overhaul Military By Lisa McAdams Moscow 08 February 2007 Russia has unveiled plans to replace nearly half the army's hardware by 2015. Welcomed by some as a long-overdue necessity, others question whether the plan can really be carried out. VOA's Lisa McAdams in Moscow reports. Sergei Ivanov (file photo) Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov told lawmakers Wednesday the government planned to spend nearly $200 billion on the military upgrade. He said it would allow Russia to maintain its nuclear deterrent, while developing its conventional forces. Ivanov told lawmakers the plan calls for the purchase of...
  • Democrats eye oil money for conservation

    12/26/2006 12:44:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 645+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/26/06 | H. Josef Hebert - ap
    WASHINGTON - House Democrats in the first weeks of the new Congress plan to establish a dedicated fund to promote renewable energy and conservation, using money from oil companies. That's only one legislative hit the oil industry is expected to take next year as a Congress run by Democrats is likely to show little sympathy to the cash-rich, high-profile business. Whether the issue is rolling back tax breaks some approved by Congress only 18 months ago pushing for more use of ethanol and other biofuels instead of gasoline, or investigations into shortfalls in royalty payments to the government,...
  • Terror cells to fight on for decades

    09/15/2005 5:33:45 AM PDT · by Santiago de la Vega · 5 replies · 231+ views
    The Australian ^ | 9/15/2005 | Patrick Walters
    He said US coalition forces were in effect fighting two wars against global jihadists - a war of attrition that had had some success in diminishing al-Qa'ida's ability to carry out spectacular attacks, and a war of words "that we are losing". "Today there is not one al-Qa'ida, there are many al-Qa'idas," Dr Hoffman told an international conference on terrorism organised by the Institute for Counter-Terrorism at Herzliya. The Islamist organisations "don't see the resolution of this struggle in their own lifetimes", he said.
  • Dubai's mega-project larger than Manhattan

    02/09/2005 5:10:15 AM PST · by neutrality · 16 replies · 2,320+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 02/05/2005 | Jim Krane
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - In a city already synonymous with flashy developments, a new multi-billion-dollar project may set a new precedent for construction projects across the globe. The project, the Dubai Waterfront, is a conglomeration of canals and islands studded with luxury hotels and homes. Larger than the island of Manhattan, the development will reconfigure the map of this tiny desert emirate by adding 500 miles of man-made waterfront, according to Nakheel, the government-held developer. The Dubai Waterfront is expected to house 400,000 people and transform the last stretch of Dubai's undeveloped Gulf seashore. In a twist unique for...
  • UN slams US over spending Iraq funds

    06/21/2004 3:49:25 PM PDT · by Starve The Beast · 31 replies · 325+ views
    Financial Times (FT.com) ^ | June 21 2004 | Gareth Smyth and Thomas Catan
    United Nations-mandated auditors have sharply criticised the US occupation authority for the way it has spent more than $11bn in Iraqi oil revenues and say they have faced "resistance" from coalition officials. In an interim report, obtained by the Financial Times, KPMG says the Development Fund for Iraq, which is managed by the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority and channels oil revenue into reconstruction projects, is "open to fraudulent acts". The auditors criticise the CPA's bookkeeping and warn: "The CPA does not have effective controls over the ministries' spending of their individually allocated budgets, whether the funds are direct from the...
  • How U.S. Extremists Fund Terror

    01/05/2004 4:24:18 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 11 replies · 249+ views
    WND ^ | January 5, 2004 | Sherrie Gossett
    ISLAM IN AMERICA, PART 2 How U.S. extremists fund terror Money trail linked to Muslim conference circuit leads to Mideast Posted: January 5, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: This is the second of a three-part WND report by Sherrie Gossett, who went inside a recent "mainstream" Muslim conference in Florida to expose the true attitudes and ideas of the leaders of the movement in the U.S. Gossett attended portions of the conference after all other media representatives had packed up and left the event. In Part 1, Gossett analyzed the words and backgrounds of some of the keynote speakers...
  • Radical Islam's 'plan' to take over America

    08/04/2003 5:27:56 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 29 replies · 571+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 4, 2003 | Anis Shorrosh
    FROM JOSEPH FARAH'S G2 BULLETIN Radical Islam's 'plan' to take over America Arab-American author outlines secret 20-year strategy to undermine country Posted: August 4, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin is an online, subscription intelligence news service from the creator of WorldNetDaily.com a journalist who has been developing sources around the world for the last 25 years. 2003 WorldNetDaily.com A refugee from the Muslim Middle East thinks he has discovered Islam's 20-point plan for conquering the United States by 2020 a plan revealed in the latest issue of Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. Anis...
  • Saddam Said to Have $1 Billion on Deposit in Lebanese Bank

    04/11/2003 2:44:37 AM PDT · by ewing · 17 replies · 214+ views
    Middle East News Line and World Tribune.com ^ | April 11, 2003 SGT | U.S. Committee for a Free Lebanon
    Iraqi President Saddam Hussein deposited $1 billion before the U.S.- led war against his country according to Lebanese opposition sources. The source based in the United States said Lebanese President Emile Lahoud facilitated a bank transfer by Saddam of $1 billion to the Beirut based Al Marawred Bank.The bank is owned by Marwan Kheireddine and the transfer was arranged by Lahoud's son, who is named Emile.The United States Committee for a Free Lebanon quoted what it termed reliable Lebanese sources on Thursday that the Lahouds arranged a deal for the trading of Iraqi oil.The committee cites this as a reason...