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  • 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.
  • Major Clinton Email Update (Weekly Update)

    05/07/2016 10:29:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 6, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Federal Court Allows Discovery to Begin in Clinton Email Case U.S.-Funded Study: Mass Immigration from Mexico Ended, Border Enforcement Has Backfired Judicial Watch Lawsuit Uncovers More Hillary Clinton Emails Federal Court Allows Discovery to Begin in Clinton Email Case Our effort to uncover the secrets of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s illicit email system took a major step forward this week. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan granted us “ discovery” into Clinton’s email system. The order allows us to take testimony from former top Clinton State Department aides Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin and Bryan Pagliano. The...
  • Huma Abedin will be grilled over Hillary’s emails

    04/18/2016 5:08:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    AP/NY Post ^ | 4/17/16
    The State Department has agreed to a conservative legal group’s request to question several current and former government officials about the creation of Hillary Clinton’s private email system. The agreement filed late Friday with the U.S. District Court in Washington comes after a judge consented to allow the group Judicial Watch “limited discovery” to probe why Clinton relied on an email server in her New York home during her tenure as secretary of state. Questions about the email system have bedeviled Clinton during her run for the Democratic presidential nomination. If Judge Emmet G. Sullivan approves of Friday’s agreement, lawyers...
  • Gowdy: Benghazi committee has new records, testimony and "enormous progress"; Update: CIA records?

    02/19/2016 4:15:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 19, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Update: One source directed me to a Fox News interview yesterday with Gowdy for the source of the “crucial national security records” referenced in his statement. “You will hear new names that no one else has heard,” Gowdy said. “Even this past week, we got information from the CIA that no other committee of Congress has ever bothered to ask for or receive.” Hmmmmm.Original post follows …===Looks like we may find out sooner rather than later what the House Select Committee on Benghazi has found about the attack that left four Americans dead, dozens more waiting for help, and the...
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified...

    02/10/2016 11:00:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 10, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified Records, Return Paper Copies (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch today released a letter from the Department of State to Hillary Clinton's lawyers that includes a list of classified records to be either deleted or returned to the State Department. The documents were produced under court order in a FOIA lawsuit for all of Clinton emails and for records about her email practices ( Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00687)). The June 30, 2015, letter from Secretary of State for Management Patrick F....
  • Plans For Hidden IT Network To Help Clinton Skirt Rules Uncovered by Judicial Watch

    02/02/2016 9:00:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 1, 2016
    'We should ... set up a stand-alone PC in the Secretary's office, connected to the internet (but not through our system) to enable her to check her emails from her desk' (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch announced today that it recently received records from the Department of State disclosing plans by senior State Department officials to set up a "stand-alone PC" so that Clinton could check her emails in an office "across the hall" through a separate, non-State Department computer network system. Referencing the special Clinton computer system, Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy, writes Clinton Chief of...
  • State Pulls the Plug On SIPRNet (2010 Time article on Wikileaks)

    01/29/2016 6:09:23 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 28 replies
    Time ^ | 10/29/15 | Massimo Calabresi
    Late last week, after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton informed the White House of the likely fall-out from the WikiLeaks cable dump, the White House came back with a question: "What's our corrective action?" Clinton's undersecretary for management, Patrick Kennedy, had a simple suggestion: pull the plug on SIPRNet, the classified DoD network that PFC Bradley Manning reportedly used to download the cables from State's inhouse classified database. "The White House said do it," says a senior administration official. The publication by WikiLeaks of more than 250,000 diplomatic cables, many of them classified, is forcing an administration-wide intelligence retrenchment as...
  • Breaking the Kennedy code of silence: Patrick goes on national TV to expose his family's secrets ...

    10/04/2015 11:45:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | October 4, 2015 | Wills Robinson and Hannah Parry
    Complete Headline: Breaking the Kennedy code of silence: Patrick goes on national TV to expose his family's secrets as he launches book describing how 'disabling alcoholism' killed his father Ted, his mom and his sister Patrick Kennedy has broken the political dynasty's 'code of silence' by describing how he turned to drink at 13 to deal with the multitude of his family's problems. The former Congressman told CBS' 60 Minutes how his alcoholic mother Joan would walk around in a bathrobe 'inebriated' during the day while his father, Senator Ted Kennedy, would self-medicate by drinking. The 48-year-old politician said the...
  • Pickering: Why would we interview the person in charge when we could blame the flunkies,....

    05/13/2013 9:28:02 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:41 am on May 13, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Pickering: Why would we interview the person in charge when we could blame the flunkies, or something posted at 8:41 am on May 13, 2013 by Ed Morrissey Want to know why State Department whistleblower Eric Nordstrom called the Accountability Review Board a whitewash designed to protect the highest ranks at Foggy Bottom?  Take a listen to the man who ran the ARB.  CBS News’ Bob Schieffer asked Thomas Pickering why the supposedly independent panel didn’t bother to depose the Secretary of State who was personally briefed about the attack on the Benghazi consulate by the second-ranking member of...
  • State Department Suddenly Discovers 1,300 Pages of Amb. Stevens’ Email

    10/20/2015 2:38:07 PM PDT · by FoxInSocks · 163 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 20, 2015 | John Hayward
    Just two days before Hillary Clinton’s testimony to the House Benghazi Committee, the State Department presented lawmakers with a huge trove of Ambassador Chris Stevens’ emails: #BREAKING: The State Dept *just* delivered nearly 1,300 printed pages of new emails from Ambassador Chris Stevens. #Benghazi — Benghazi Committee (@HouseBenghazi) October 20, 2015 Yesterday, Fox News obtained one of Stevens’ cables from July 2012, and found him pleading for decent security protection… a plea that fell on deaf ears in Hillary Clinton’s department. In the July 9, 2012 cable, Stevens reported that, “Overall security conditions continue to be unpredictable, with large numbers...
  • Ex-Clinton aide expected to plead the Fifth before House panel

    09/03/2015 7:20:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 03, 2015, 08:03 am | Staff
    A staffer who worked on Hillary Clinton’s private email server while she was secretary of State is expected to plead the Fifth rather than testify before Congress. Lawyers for Bryan Pagliano indicated the former IT employee will assert his constitutional right under the Fifth Amendment not to answer questions from the House Select Committee on Benghazi, citing the "current political environment." Pagliano is scheduled to appear before the House Benghazi Committee on Sept. 10. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking Democrat on the panel, said in a statement that the panel's investigation of Clinton’s private email server while at State...
  • Clinton lawyer balked at first effort to delete classified email

    09/17/2015 1:54:13 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/17/15 | Josh Gerstein
    Hillary Clinton's personal attorney balked at the State Department's first effort to erase a newly-classified email from the thumb drive containing about 30,000 messages she turned over to her former agency, according to just-released correspondence. Clinton lawyer David Kendall said deleting the now-secret message could run afoul of promises he previously made to the House Benghazi committee and two inspectors general to preserve electronic copies of all Clinton's work-related message from her tenure as secretary of state. "I have responded to each preservation request by confirming to the requestor that I would take reasonable steps to preserve the 55,000 pages...
  • Patrick Kennedy reveals family’s struggles with alcohol in new book

    10/03/2015 5:32:49 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 51 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/3/15 | Christopher Rowland and Matt Viser
    Kennedy, in a book scheduled to be released Monday, provides an intimate picture of a dysfunctional family and some of its well-publicized struggles with alcoholism and mental health issues — and what he describes as a blanket of secrecy that papered over their problems...The book, which Kennedy will discuss on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday night, is bound to rile other members of the famous family. “I know how some of them are going to react,” Kennedy says in a brief excerpt from the show released by CBS. “They’re angry.” He describes a drunken sailing trip in 2000 that turned out...
  • Judicial Watch: New State Department Documents Reveal Hillary Clinton Email Gap

    09/18/2015 7:09:18 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 14, 2015 | Staff
    Judicial Watch today released newly obtained Department of State documents showing a nearly five-month total gap in the emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decided to return to the State Department late last year. The documents also show that one key State Department official did not want a written record of issues about the Clinton emails. The documents also raise new questions about the accuracy of representations made to Judicial Watch, the courts, Congress, and the public by the Obama administration and Clinton. The documents were produced under court order in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit Judicial...
  • Will Hillary Clinton’s Emails Burn the White House?

    09/15/2015 7:17:40 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 33 replies
    the Daily Beast ^ | Sept 15, 2015 | John Schindler
    Counterintelligence specialists suspect that the former secretary of state wasn’t the only member of the Obama administration emailing secrets around. Hillary Clinton’s email problems are already causing headaches for her presidential campaign. But within American counterintelligence circles, there’s a mounting sense that the former secretary of state may not be the only Obama administration official in trouble. This is a scandal that has the potential to spread to the White House, as well. The Federal Bureau of Investigation can be expected to be tight-lipped, especially because this highly sensitive case is being handled by counterintelligence experts from Bureau headquarters a...
  • Sources: Clinton email markings changed to hide classified info

    09/01/2015 3:56:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 1, 2015 | Catherine Herridge
    EXCLUSIVE: At least four classified Hillary Clinton emails had their markings changed to a category that shields the content from Congress and the public, Fox News has learned, in what State Department whistleblowers believed to be an effort to hide the true extent of classified information on the former secretary of state’s server. The changes, which came to light after the first tranche of 296 Benghazi emails was released in May, was confirmed by two sources -- one congressional, the other intelligence. The four emails originally were marked classified after a review by career officials at the State Department. But...
  • How the State Department Is Stiffing the Intelligence Community Out of Hillary Clinton’s E-mails

    08/20/2015 7:13:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/20/2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    Hillary Clinton’s awkward intransigence in the face of an unrelenting e-mail scandal is playing out under the harsh media spotlight of a presidential campaign. Garnering less attention is the intransigence of a former Clinton colleague at Foggy Bottom, who appears to be leading an effort to shield her potentially classified e-mails from further scrutiny by the intelligence community. He is Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy, and for weeks now he has denied the intelligence community inspector general (IG) access to Clinton’s e-mails, while substantially limiting the access granted to the State Department’s own IG. He’s also ignored official guidance from...
  • Clinton’s Pardons for Pedophiles: No crime too horrific that a large donation won’t solve.

    10/24/2014 8:51:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/23/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Office of the Inspector General of the State Department found in its latest investigation that Clinton aides had “created an appearance of undue influence and favoritism” in a number of cases including that of Ambassador Howard Gutman. The investigation is largely a whitewash. There is no mention of the fact that one whistleblower related to the case, Richard Higbie, had his emails deleted by a hacker. Or that the main whistleblower, Aurelia Fedenisn, was harassed at home and had her law firm burgled.It goes almost without saying that Richard Nixon went down for much less than that.There is also...
  • Patrick Kennedy’s new book will leave us all in stitches

    03/26/2014 6:46:24 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 22 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/26/14 | Howie Carr
    Now it’s Patches Kennedy’s turn to write his memoir, and no, it’s not a coloring book. The working title is “A Common Struggle,” but surely Ted’s boy can do better than that. When he first ran for Congress in 1994, Patches admitted that he had never had “to worry about making mends meet.” That’s right, making mends meet. And I think that should be the title of his new tome: “Making Mends Meet.” Or “Drinkin’ Doubles Don’t Make a Party.” Or, “One Bad Ice Cube at a Time.” Or, “3 a.m. Roll Call.” The book is due out late next...
  • Treatment or Jail: Patrick Kennedy Wages Fierce Anti-Pot Crusade

    02/17/2014 11:15:17 AM PST · by gooblah · 41 replies
    As a hard-partying teenager, Patrick Kennedy met President Reagan at a fundraiser for the JFK Library, a meeting captured in a photograph that the former Rhode Island congressman now hangs in his home office. He used to think of it as a funny episode, a collision of Camelot’s cocaine kid and America’s foremost opponent of illegal drug use. But Kennedy took his last hit of anything in 2009, and he’s since honed an anti-drug message that sounds a bit like Reagan with a Boston brogue. Kennedy believes there is "an epidemic in this country of epic dimensions when it comes...
  • Gregory Hicks: Benghazi and the Smearing of Chris Stevens

    01/23/2014 12:52:39 PM PST · by mojito · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1/22/2014 | Gregory Hicks
    Last week the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence issued its report on the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The report concluded that the attack, which resulted in the murder of four Americans, was "preventable." Some have been suggesting that the blame for this tragedy lies at least partly with Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in the attack. This is untrue: The blame lies entirely with Washington. The report states that retired Gen. Carter Ham, then-commander of the U.S. Africa Command (Africom) headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, twice offered to "sustain" the special forces security team in Tripoli...
  • Benghazi whistleblower faults Senate Intelligence panel for leaving his testimony out of report

    01/23/2014 10:14:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Senate Intelligence Committee members did not include important testimony from Benghazi whistleblower Gregory Hicks about security at the U.S. mission in their final report, which had the effect of blaming the fallen ambassador and protecting a top State Department official from responsibility for the attack. "I was interviewed by the Select Committee and its staff, who were professional and thorough. I explained this sequence of events," Hicks (who worked with the late U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, in the lead-up to the attack) explained in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Thursday. "For some reason, my explanation did not...
  • Obama: 'He’s a Kennedy,' He Didn't Have to Talk About His 'Bipolar Disorder and Addiction'

    06/03/2013 6:20:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/3/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama, speaking earlier today at conference on mental health at the White House: "There are other people who are leading by example. My great friend, Patrick Kennedy, when he was running for reelection back in 2006, he could have avoided talking about his struggles with bipolar disorder and addiction. Let’s face it, he’s a Kennedy," said Obama. After the audience stopped laughing, Obama continued, "He was -- his seat was pretty safe. Everybody loved him. And yet, Patrick used his experience as a way to connect and to lift up these issues, not hide from them." And one day,...
  • Benghazi Investigation Deepens: Lawmakers Seek Interviews of 13 Officials Involved

    05/23/2013 4:45:55 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5:16 PM, May 23, 2013 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    As the investigation into the Obama administration’s handling of the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi intensifies, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are seeking to conduct transcribed interviews with thirteen top State Department officials in the coming weeks in order to learn more. Those named in the letter include a wide range of current and former State Department personnel, from senior advisers to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to mid-level career officials with responsibility for diplomatic security. Among those officials: Jacob Sullivan, then deputy chief of staff and director of policy planning (and currently national security adviser to Vice President Joe...
  • CBS News REPORT: Under Secretary Patrick Kennedy decided NOT to send FEST to Benghazi

    05/17/2013 4:46:47 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 97 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | May 17th, 2013
    This is a very interesting article by Sharyl Attkisson at CBS News. It’s very long and covers different topics surrounding Benghazi, from the decision not to deploy FEST to how the talking points came about. The quote below talks about how certain anonymous White House officials say that the missteps in Benghazi was less about malice and more about incompetence. For instance, they claim that the reasoning behind not deploying the counterterrorism unit known as FEST stemmed from a misunderstanding of FEST’s role and ability. One official does pin the decision not to send in FEST on Under Secretary Patrick...
  • Issa: "No question" Clinton's circle involved in Benghazi "cover-up"

    05/06/2013 6:34:05 PM PDT · by don-o · 55 replies
    CBS ^ | May 6, 2013 | Lindsey Boerma
    There's "no question" someone from Hillary Clinton's circle - if not the former secretary of state herself - was involved in the "cover-up" of any missteps by the administration following an attack on a U.S. consulate last Sept. 11 in Benghazi, Libya, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., told CBS News on Monday. "If Hillary Clinton is not responsible for the before, during and after mistakes... it's somebody close," Issa told CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes on Monday. "There certainly are plenty of people close to the former secretary who knew, and apparently were part of...
  • Clinton sought end-run around counter-terrorism bureau on night of Benghazi attack, witness will say

    05/05/2013 6:04:51 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 58 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5-5-2013 | James Rosen, Chad Pergram
    On the night of Sept. 11, as the Obama administration scrambled to respond to the Benghazi terror attacks, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a key aide effectively tried to cut the department's own counterterrorism bureau out of the chain of reporting and decision-making, according to a "whistle-blower" witness from that bureau who will soon testify to the charge before Congress, Fox News has learned. That witness is Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for operations in the agency’s counterterrorism bureau. Sources tell Fox News Thompson will level the allegation against Clinton during testimony on...
  • DEVASTATING!… CBS Publishes Benghazi Investigation – Pummels Administration

    05/05/2013 5:24:41 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 291 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5-5-2013 | Jim Hoft
    CBS released information on the Benghazi 9-11 massacre today that could potentially bring down the Obama Administration. Buried in their report (down in paragraph eight) CBS reported, “Throughout the night, sources say Americans on the ground in Libya at times felt helpless and abandoned… But they were told immediate help wasn’t available.” But, counterterrorism sources and internal emails reviewed by CBS News express frustration that key responders were ready to deploy, but were not called upon to help. CBS reported: Throughout the night, sources say Americans on the ground in Libya at times felt helpless and abandoned. “We relied on...
  • Three More Officials to Testify Over Benghazi Attacks (Staff begged as 'ready' help not called)

    05/05/2013 5:10:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 120 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sunday, May 5, 2013 | Sharyl Attkisson
    SNIP Throughout the night, sources say Americans on the ground in Libya at times felt helpless and abandoned. "We relied on Washington for dispassionate assessment," one eyewitness told CBS News. "Instead, they [Washington officials] were asking us what help we needed. We answered: 'Send reinforcements!' " But they were told immediate help wasn't available. Embassy personnel say they repeatedly asked the Defense Attache on site in Tripoli for military assistance. "Isn't there anything available?" one Embassy official says he asked. "But the answer was 'no.'" "What about Aviano?" the official pressed, referencing the NATO air base with US assets in...
  • Benghazi: Still looking for Answers, Part III

    05/05/2013 9:50:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    "They're making up for all the mistakes they made with excuse." In this space over the last two days, we have focused on the three part series by Fox News still looking for the truth and answers to the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi that resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens, diplomat Sean Smith, and former SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. Below is the Part III report by Adam Housley in which the military Special Operator with intimate knowledge of the Benghazi attack charges that the Obama Administration "had no plan"...
  • Patrick Kennedy sees ‘mad rush’ to legalize marijuana

    01/12/2013 5:01:28 PM PST · by Wolfie · 72 replies
    Patrick Kennedy sees ‘mad rush’ to legalize marijuana Ex-congressman’s cautionary efforts provoke pushback DENVER — Not all Coloradans appreciated former Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy harshing their buzz Wednesday with his anti-marijuana effort. Mr. Kennedy received a mixed reception at the unveiling of Project Smart Approaches to Marijuana, known as Project SAM, which seeks to spread information about the medical and public-health drawbacks of legalizing marijuana. “Project SAM was created because we were concerned about the mad rush to legalization in this country and the false dichotomy presented as policy,” Mr. Kennedy said. “Incarceration or legalization. Lock ‘em up or let...
  • Ex-RI Rep. Kennedy lobbies against legal marijuana

    01/08/2013 6:53:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 8, 2013 8:29 AM EST
    Former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy says he’s established a group to lobby against legalized marijuana. … The Providence Journal reports that Kennedy’s group, Project SAM—for Smart Approaches to Marijuana—will instead lobby for increased treatment for marijuana and drug abuse. …
  • Patrick Kennedy on Bush Tax Cut

    06/27/2003 7:01:52 AM PDT · by magellan · 27 replies · 189+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, June 27, 2003 | Lloyd Grove with Anne Schroeder
    Rep. Patrick Kennedy: 'I don't need Bush's tax cut. I have never worked a [bleeping] day in my life'....
  • STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL WHO WANTED SECURITY AT BENGHAZI 'ARTIFICIALLY LOW' TO TESTIFY TODAY

    10/10/2012 11:01:22 AM PDT · by Snuph · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Oct 2012 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Lamb reports to Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Eric Boswell, who reports to Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick F. Kennedy, who in turn reports directly to Secretary of State Clinton. A primary responsibility of Boswell and Lamb in Libya was enforcing the "No Marines, No Bullets" State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya document signed by Secretary Clinton some time within the past year and a half after the fall of Khadafi's dictatorship in Libya.
  • State Dept. Meltdown at Benghazi Hearing

    10/10/2012 4:19:09 PM PDT · by mojito · 41 replies
    Commentary ^ | 10/10/2012 | Alana Goodman
    The Obama administration’s Benghazi response continued to unravel at the House Oversight Committee hearing today, as State Department officials struggled unsuccessfully to get their stories straight. Ambassador Patrick Kennedy defended UN Ambassador Susan Rice’s claim on September 16 that the attack was part of a spontaneous protest that erupted over an anti-Islam video, saying that anyone at the State Department would have said the same thing as Rice based on the intelligence available at the time. “If any administration official, including any career official, were on television on Sunday, September 16, they would have said what Ambassador Rice said. The...
  • State Department creates own board to look at Libya security query (fox guarding henhouse!)

    10/09/2012 6:56:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 10/9/2012 | Rowan Scarborough
    The State Department’s top security officer is coming under scrutiny for playing a role in creating a special board that is investigating last month’s fatal attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. One of the State Department’s accountability review board’s key tasks will be to probe why the office of Patrick Kennedy, undersecretary of state for management, rejected requests for more diplomatic security in Libya in the weeks leading up to the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. Mr. Kennedy, a career diplomat whose portfolio includes being the top security officer, signed the memo Oct. 1 that set up the review...
  • Patrick Kennedy: Rep. Jackson in 'deep' depression

    08/16/2012 6:48:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/16/12 | Michelle R. Smith and Sophia Tareen - Associated Press
    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is in a "deep" depression and has "a lot of work" ahead of him on the road to recovery, former Rhode Island U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy said Thursday after visiting the hospitalized Chicago Democrat. Jackson has been on a secretive medical leave since June 10, when family members said he collapsed at their home in Washington. He is currently being treated for bipolar disorder at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. But neither his office nor family members have said much about his medical condition. The visit from Kennedy — who has...
  • Patrick Kennedy warns of Tea Party “rampage” if SCOTUS upholds Obamacare

    06/27/2012 11:16:38 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 103 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 27 Jun 12 | Philip Klein
    Patrick Kennedy, a former representative from Rhode Island and son of the late Ted Kennedy, warned in a fundraising email for Congressional Democrats that if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds President Obama’s health care law, then “dangerous Tea Party extremists will go on a rampage.” The fundraising email was sent out Wednesday afternoon, to raise money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Health Care Rapid Response Fund” ahead of Thursday morning’s expected ruling by the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the health care law. “My father, Ted Kennedy, spent his entire political career fighting tooth and nail for universal...
  • Patrick Kennedy wedding planned for this weekend (SC judge Breyer to officiate)

    07/11/2011 11:21:16 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 56 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/11/11 | Boston Herald
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy and his fiancee plan to be married this week at a private wedding ceremony at the Kennedy family’s Cape Cod compound. The 43-year-old Kennedy will wed New Jersey school teacher Amy Petitgout on Friday at what Kennedy’s spokeswoman says will be a small, intimate event. Kennedy is the son of the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy. He represented Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District as a Democrat for 16 years. Since leaving Congress in January Kennedy has been named a visiting fellow at Brown University and has campaigned to improve brain research....
  • Patrick Kennedy’s new cause: the brain

    06/07/2011 11:27:37 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 32 replies
    Patrick Kennedy walks, beaming, into the John F. Kennedy Library for a gala luncheon. At his side is his fiancee, Amy Petitgout. In his arms is her 3-year-old daughter, Harper. On his mind is another new passion of his: the brain. On his way to the podium, Kennedy shakes hands, slaps backs, and poses for pictures. When he begins to speak, the crowd gives him a standing ovation. It’s a big change from the days when Kennedy, who represented Rhode Island in Congress for eight terms, made headlines for various shenanigans, including an early morning crash in 2006 outside the...
  • Patrick Kennedy: Loughner has brain injury, too

    05/23/2011 2:09:07 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 25 replies · 1+ views
    KTAR ^ | 23 May 2011 | KTAR
    The suspect in the January mass shootings in Tucson has been cited by former Congressman Patrick Kenndy as an example of discrimination against the mentally ill. Kennedy, the son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, mentioned Jared Loughner during an interview on CNN Sunday night to discuss his past problems and addictions and his campaign for recognition of brain disease. Loughner, 22, is charged with shooting 19 people, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., in a Tucson parking lot in January. Six people were killed. Giffords was shot in the head and is currently in a rehabilitation center in...
  • Last Kennedy to leave Washington (Patches)

    12/28/2010 7:03:06 PM PST · by Frantzie · 40 replies · 4+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 12-28-2010 | Toby Harnden
    The departure of Patrick Kennedy, Congressman for Rhode Island, will leave the capital without a Kennedy for the first time in 64 years. The dynasty's sole remaining political office is held by Bobby Shriver, John F. Kennedy's nephew, who has a part-time city council seat in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Monica.
  • Kennedy's exit from Congress leaves a family void (Goodbye Kennedys)

    12/26/2010 2:44:21 PM PST · by seanmerc · 126 replies · 33+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 Dec 10 | Andrew Miga
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Kennedys have held congressional seats, the presidency and the public's imagination for more than 60 years. That era ends when Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island vacates his U.S. House seat next month, leaving a City Council post in California as Camelot's sole remaining political holding.
  • No Kennedy

    11/18/2010 9:45:39 PM PST · by Hildy · 30 replies
    email | November 18, 2010
    In January, for the first time in 64 years, there will be no member of the Kennedy family holding office in Washington. The chain remained unbroken from 1946, when JFK was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, until this year, when JFK's nephew Patrick Kennedy, retired from the U.S. House.
  • Patrick Kennedy Defends $2 Million "Bike Path"; Rants "You Only Make First Grade Once" - Video

    07/30/2010 6:42:41 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 23 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 30, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Democrat Rep. Patrick Kennedy (Ted’s son) defending a $2 Million earmark for his district to build a “bike path.” Kennedy’s defense illustrates why our country is broke, and despite that fact, far-left progressives like Kennedy just want to keep driving the nation deeper in debt. Kennedy defends his $2 Million Bike Path by pointing out the health concerns in America – particularly diabetes. He urges paying for the bike path in order to help people be more healthy. How many people are really going to be healthier if the Federal Government builds another bike path? If...
  • Patrick Kennedy: Napolitano Poster Boy For Extra Airport Screening?

    04/03/2010 11:06:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies · 1,104+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There I was this morning, watching a Today segment about tougher new airport screening procedures. A clip rolled of Homeland Security honcho Janet Napolitano talking about the program when, suddenly I said to myself: wait a second! Who’s that standing behind Napolitano? Darned if it wasn’t . . . Patrick Kennedy! You remember good old Rep. Kennedy: the fellow who a few years ago . . . shoved a 58-yr. old airport security screener when she tried to stop him from barging through without submitting his oversized bag to x-ray screening . So what was Kennedy doing there? Then it...
  • VIDEO: AWWW: Rep. Patrick Kennedy Near Tears Over Success Of Health Bill

    03/22/2010 4:46:47 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 15 replies · 481+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 22, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), son of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, was emotional on "Good Morning America."
  • Great Speeches: Patrick Kennedy

    03/13/2010 3:58:27 PM PST · by Bon mots · 15 replies · 584+ views
    Liveleak ^ | March 13, 2010 | me
    What an emotional speaker. When you watch this video of this impassioned speech, you can only wonder who on earth voted for this hysterical cretin. Patrick Kennedy Speech If you've not seen this guy speak, watch this. It's almost as funny as a speech by Caroline Kennedy. Another brilliant Kennedy speech by Caroline ummm, you know, ummm Kennedy:Caroline ummm, you know, Kennedy
  • Funny video: Patrick Kennedy, Motivational Speaker

    03/13/2010 1:13:17 PM PST · by Askwhy5times · 11 replies · 546+ views
    Off Color Fun ^ | March 13, 2010 | NDblogvideos
    This splice of Patrick Kennedy House floor rant is uncanny and hilarious. The video is here.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 03-13-10 (Patrick Kennnedy, Motivational Speaker)

    03/13/2010 2:46:37 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies · 920+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | March 13, 2010 | PJ-Comix
    If you thought that Patrick Kennedy's recent rant on the House floor sounded familiar, then this VIDEO will provide the answer. What is amazing is the astounding similarity of the voices of the real loon and the pretend loon.