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  • Israel Defends Use of Force in Interrogation (from 1997)

    04/01/2016 6:51:13 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 8 replies ^ | May 8, 1997 |
    Israel Defends Use of Force in Interrogation Published: May 8, 1997 GENEVA, May 7— Appearing before a skeptical panel of United Nations experts, Israeli officials today strenuously defended their nation's use of physical coercion in questioning detainees who might have information about terrorism. The hearing was by turns emotional and highly technical, and the Israeli officials for the first time provided a specific example in which they said a bombing had been averted with intelligence obtained through what Israel calls ''moderate physical pressure.''
  • PAT LEAHY’S ISRAEL OBSESSION-Vermont senator’s fixation with the Jewish State turns ugly

    04/01/2016 3:46:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 1, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    Pat Leahy’s Israel Obsession The Vermont senator’s fixation with the Jewish State turns ugly. April 1, 2016 Ari Lieberman    Vermont, the state that gave us unrepentant socialist, Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is home to another radical liberal breed named Patrick Leahy (D-VT). Along with Sanders, Sen. Leahy represents the left flank of the Democratic Party and often finds himself at loggerheads with its more centrist members. Not unsurprising, Leahy is also a visceral critic of Israel, the Mideast’s only democracy and stalwart U.S. ally. In 2011, citing alleged human rights violations, he proposed a bill that would have cut...
  • Matalin: Cheney Will Be VP

    07/18/2004 6:44:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 76 replies · 2,237+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/19/04 | NewsMax
    A month ago, after Vice President Dick Cheney caused a stir when he told Sen. Pat Leahy to "f--- yourself," White House Communications Director Dan Bartlett advised the Cheney team to "just make a joke of it," a senior White House official tells Newsweek. But Cheney did not. Rather, the veep affirmed to Fox News that he had told off Leahy and "felt better afterwards." Mary Matalin, the former White House aide who acts as an informal media and political adviser for the Cheneys tells Newsweek that she doubts Cheney had ever heard the White House official's advice. "I know...
  • USA Freedom Act for NSA reform is voted down in the Senate

    11/18/2014 6:18:56 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 21 replies
    The Verge ^ | 11/18/2014 | Adi Robertson & Nathan Ingraham
    The US Senate has just voted down the USA Freedom Act by a vote of 58-42, leaving it just two votes shy of the 60 it needed. The bill would have ended the controversial phone record metadata collection by the NSA, but the Senate was not in favor of rolling back any of the NSA's broad surveillance powers. While telephone companies would have still collected the data in question, the records would have stayed in the hands of the phone companies and a new type of court order would have been needed by the government to access these records. Additionally,...
  • Senator Leahy Offended By Cruz Citing Constitution

    03/14/2013 5:03:04 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 55 replies ^ | 3/14/13
    During the Senate Judiciary Committee debate on gun legislation Thursday, Senator Leahy cut off Senator Cruz and angrily scolded the young senator for "lecturing" him on how to be a Senator.
  • Huge Senate majority votes to advance $858B tax package ( 5 R's Vote NO)

    12/13/2010 11:40:41 PM PST · by onyx · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/10 07:10 PM ET | Alexander Bolton
    _resident Obama's $858 billion tax package won a huge bipartisan majority in the Senate Monday evening, setting it up for a contentious debate in the House. In a 83-15 vote, the Senate quashed a filibuster by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Va.). Fifteen lawmakers voted against it, including five Republicans: Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.), Jim DeMint (S.C.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), John Ensign (Nev.) and George Voinovich (Ohio). Nine Democrats and one independent voted against the bill: Sens. Jeff Bingaman (N.M.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Russ Feingold (Wis.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Kay Hagan (N.C.), Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), Pat Leahy (Vt.), Carl Levin (Mich.), Mark...
  • Sen. Pat Leahy: I didn’t bother reading bill that I demanded pass into law

    08/02/2010 1:15:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 9+ views
    Hotair ^ | 08/02/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Greta van Susteren publishes Senator Pat Leahy’s admission that he had no clue what was in the financial regulation bill before pushing it into law with an appropriate headline, so be sure to check it out. Leahy pledges to fix the law that he supported in order to fix what he never bothered to read: Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, On FOIA Exemptions For The Securities And Exchange Commission August 2, 2010“The Freedom of Information Act is our nation’s premier open government law, and a powerful guardian of the public’s right to know. The Wall...
  • Republican Len Britton Has a Winner With First Ad Aimed at Far Left Dem Pat Leahey

    05/17/2010 10:44:12 AM PDT · by curth · 4 replies · 478+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sunday, May 16, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    Republican Len Britton has a real winner with his first short video spot. Britton focuses on voter disgust with Washington’s record spending and debt. Len Britton is running against far left liberal Patrick Leahy. This ad really nails voter disgust with the out of touch Washington progressive socialists. United States Senate candidate Len Britton kicks off his campaign ad season with the witty and entertaining short video Get A Paper Route, Billy. Filmed in rural Vermont, the minute and thirty second spot highlights the national debt crisis with down home Yankee humor.
  • Senator Pat Leahy Gets Visit From the "Stupid Fairy"

    11/19/2009 9:11:15 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 8 replies · 703+ views
    The Lid/C-span/The Hill ^ | 11/19/09 | The Lid
    If you were in Washington DC earlier in the week, you would have seen an extra twinkling object in the night sky over the Capitol building. That twinkle was just the Fairy of Stupidity spreading his stupid dust over the office of Senator Pat Leahy. And that fairy dust is working very well on the Senator, maybe too well. Yesterday during the Senate questioning of Attorney General Eric Holder, Senator Lindsey Graham asked the AG whether bin Laden should be afforded due process in courts if he were captured. "The big problem I have is you're criminalizing the war, that...
  • Democrats Wield The Patriot Ax

    10/05/2009 5:03:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 2,152+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 5, 2009 | INVESTORS BUISNESS DAILY Staff
    Homeland Security: Provisions of the law that spared New York another 9/11 are set to expire Dec. 31. So why do Democrats want to gut this law and remove the immunity telecom companies have for helping protect America? To borrow a British expression from World War II, it was a very near thing. The capture, arrest and indictment of 24-year-old Afghan immigrant Najubullah Zazi before he could set off bombs made from store-bought chemicals prevented a tragedy of potentially devastating proportions. It wouldn't have happened if the critics of Patriot Act had their way. The capture of Zazi was made...
  • Congress Knew About the Interrogations (Obama should release the rest of the memos)

    04/22/2009 8:25:26 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 10 replies · 694+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 23, 2009 | Peter Hoekstra
    Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair got it right last week when he noted how easy it is to condemn the enhanced interrogation program "on a bright sunny day in April 2009." Reactions to this former CIA program, which was used against senior al Qaeda suspects in 2002 and 2003, are demonstrating how little President Barack Obama and some Democratic members of Congress understand the dire threats to our nation. George Tenet, who served as CIA director under Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, believes the enhanced interrogations program saved lives. He told CBS's "60 Minutes" in April 2007:...
  • U.S. senator seeks Bush-era "truth commission" ("Leaky" Leahy)

    02/11/2009 4:50:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 1,562+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 10, 2009 | Randall Mikkelsen
    A U.S. "truth commission" should investigate Bush administration policies including the promotion of war in Iraq, detainee treatment and wiretapping without a warrant, an influential senator proposed on Monday. Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, urged a commission as a way to heal what he called sharp political divides under former President George W. Bush and to prevent future abuses. He compared it to other truth commissions, such as one in South Africa that investigated the apartheid era. "We need to come to a shared understanding of the failures of the recent past," Leahy said in a...
  • Dispatch from the Briar Patch: NY Times Demands Dems Investigate Rove

    08/14/2007 3:56:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies · 613+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to investigating Dems, the MSM is all But when a Republican is potentially in the crosshairs, the liberal media suddenly goes Eliot Ness . . . Take the New York Times editorial of this morning, Mr. Rove Gets Out of Town, which amounts to an extended plea to Democrats to investigate Karl Rove on matters sundry. Huffs the Times:The American public needs to understand the full story of how this White House — with Mr. Rove pulling many of the strings — has spent the last six and a half years improperly and dangerously politicizing the...
  • On Your Hands (A.K.A. Axis of Idiots)

    09/04/2006 1:19:59 PM PDT · by JDPendry · 16 replies · 1,335+ views
    J. D. Pendry ^ | 06/24/2006 | J. D. Pendry
    What follows is a reposting of a mailing I sent to my private email list on June 24, 2006.  I don’t feel a need to explain myself, but I wrote this right after someone sent me pictures of the mutilated bodies of two young American Soldiers.  Since the original posting, this letter has made a few laps around the net and been posted in many different places.  I can’t even tell you where else because, except for a few Freepers, no one ever asked me if they could repost it.  Other than to my private email list, I originally...
  • Americans must confront their axis of idiots and the media

    09/04/2006 9:01:59 AM PDT · by Brian Allen · 72 replies · 4,002+ views ^ | Monday September 4 2006 | Sgt. Major J.D. Pendry (Ret)
    Jimmy Carter, you’re the father of the Islamic Nazi movement. You threw the Shah under the bus, welcomed the Ayatollah home and then lacked the spine to confront the terrorists when they took our embassy and our people hostage. You’re the Runner-in-Chief. Bill Clinton, you played “ring around the Lewinsky” while the terrorists were at war with us. You got us into a fight with them in Somalia, and then you ran from it. Your weak-willed responses embolden the killers. Each time you failed to respond adequately they grew bolder, until 9/11. John Kerry, dishonesty is your most prominent attribute....
  • Pat "Leaky" Leahy Aided NSA Phone Taps

    05/19/2006 10:11:40 AM PDT · by Dog · 83 replies · 5,993+ views ^ | May 19 2006
    In 1994 Sen. Pat "Leaky" Leahy co-wrote a law that forced telecommunications carriers to build convenient wiretap features into their networks enabling the kind of telephone records collection now at the heart of the controversy over the National Security Agency's terrorist surveillance operation. In recent days Leahy has called the NSA's actions troubling and potentially illegal - saying they show that the Bush administration is treating Americans like terrorists. "'The secret collection of phone call records of tens of millions of Americans?" he exclaimed after USA Today blew the lid off the program last week. "Are you telling me that...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 1-25-2006

    01/25/2006 5:13:59 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 239+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 1-25-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. When Democrats begin to scoff that lobbyist Jack Abramoff proves 'pubbies corrupt then lets interrupt "What about Pat Leahy?" (cough, cough)
  • Pat Leahy Labeled 'Abramoff Democrat'

    01/24/2006 9:40:05 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 49 replies · 2,075+ views ^ | 25 January 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    While national Democrats are calling the Jack Abramoff lobbying imbroglio a "Republican scandal," top Vermont Democrat, Sen. Pat Leahy, is being labeled an "Abramoff Democrat" by home state critics. The Vermont Guardian has uncovered thousands of dollars in contributions to Leahy by lawfirms linked to Abramoff - though the senator's spokesman says that any suggestion of a relationship to the disgraced Republican is ridiculous. "It’s preposterous to even think that Jack Abramoff would do anything to support a progressive Democratic leader like Patrick Leahy," Ed Pagano, Leahy’s chief of staff, told the paper. However, the Guardian says it has discovered...

    01/12/2006 9:26:31 PM PST · by george76 · 96 replies · 4,557+ views
    Michelle Malkin · ^ | January 12, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    This is U.S. Appeals Court Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, a Clinton appointee who gave a glowing endorsement of her colleague, Sam Alito, earlier today, along with six other judges from the appeals court who appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to support Alito. Chuck Schumer walked out before the judges started to speak. Teddy Kennedy showed up late, stayed for 10 minutes, then left. Pat Leahy put on a dour face for a short time, and also bailed... if Judge Barry were a screeching liberal moaning about Alito's threat to the female populace, the Dems would have been all ears--and...

    11/10/2005 10:05:58 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 21 replies · 1,498+ views
    Rush Is Right ^ | November 9, 2005 | The Truth Detector
    Investigate the Senate for CIA Leak November 9, 2005 Download Windows Media PlayerListen to Rush Conduct Broadcast Excellence BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to talk about this latest CIA leak investigation, because something's going on here, folks, and I don't like it. As you know, about this time yesterday Senator Frist and Congressman Hastert sent out a letter demanding a bicameral investigation into the latest CIA leak (story) that resulted in a story in the Washington Post last Wednesday about these black sites, these so-called black prisons, these prisons that nobody knows about where we're housing these Al-Qaeda terrorists...