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  • Facebook has detected attempts to interfere in mid-terms

    07/31/2018 9:26:48 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 63 replies
    CNBC ^ | 31 JUL 18 | Chloe Aiello
    This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates. Facebook confirmed it has identified a coordinated political influence campaign believed to be working ahead of November's midterm elections. In a series of briefings in Washington D.C. this week, the social media company told lawmakers that it detected dozens of fake accounts and pages, people briefed on the matter told the New York Times. --CNBC's Julia Boorstin contributed to this report. This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg congratulated Trump after 2016 election: report

    07/19/2018 6:04:52 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Ali Breland
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg congratulated President Trump after his election victory in 2016 in a private, previously unreported phone call, according to a BuzzFeed News article published Thursday. While many CEOs, including IBM’s Ginni Rometty, publicly congratulated Trump after his Election Day victory, few of them provided services that played such a pivotal role in Trump’s campaign operations. Facebook also considered the campaign an "innovator" when it came to marketing on its platform, according to internal documents obtained by BuzzFeed News. According to the memos and presentations, Facebook ultimately took advertising methods used by the Trump campaign and used it...
  • 400 dead Russians and Syrians, yet no one knows who ordered them to attack US forces in Syria

    02/24/2018 7:18:39 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 47 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | Feb 24, 2018 | staff
    The United States is still unsure who directed a February 7 attack on US and US-backed forces in Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday, even as he acknowledged accounts that Russian civilian contractors were involved. Reuters has reported that about 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria. The US has estimated about 100 pro-Syrian government forces were killed by US strikes to repel the Febuary 7 attack. Russian military officers told the United States during the incident that Moscow was not involved. The Pentagon has declined to comment...
  • Clinton directed her maid to print out classified materials

    11/06/2016 4:34:27 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 42 replies
    vanity ^ | Nov 6, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    The New York Post reports Hillary Clinton's maid a non citizen regularly handled secret material. As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton routinely asked her maid to print out sensitive government e-mails and documents — including ones containing classified information — from her house in Washington, DC, e-mails and FBI memos show. But the housekeeper lacked the security clearance to handle such material. In fact, Marina Santos was called on so frequently to receive e-mails that she may hold the secrets to E-mailgate — if only the FBI and Congress would subpoena her and the equipment she used. Clinton entrusted far...
  • Flight logs show Bill Clinton flew on sex offender's jet much more than previously known

    05/13/2016 4:34:27 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 35 replies ^ | 05.13.2016 | Malia Zimmerman
    Former President Bill Clinton was a much more frequent flyer on a registered sex offender’s infamous jet than previously reported, with flight logs showing the former president taking at least 26 trips aboard the “Lolita Express” -- even apparently ditching his Secret Service detail for at least five of the flights, according to records obtained by
  • Kasich campaign denies report of Romney endorsement

    03/14/2016 10:54:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/14/16 | Reuters
    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich's campaign on Monday denied a report that Mitt Romney, the party's presidential candidate in 2012, would endorse the Ohio governor on Monday. A Wall Street Journal reporter said Kasich answered in the affirmative to a question about Romney's endorsement. Kasich spokesman Chris Schrimpf said, "This is not true. Kasich was responding and acknowledging a different question." A Romney endorsement would have provided Kasich with a boost on the eve of Ohio's primary
  • Flashback: "Obama pledges to veto effort to undo automatic spending cuts"

    02/08/2013 12:30:34 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 7 replies
    CBSnews ^ | 11/21/2011 | Kevin Hechtkopf
    "Already some in Congress are trying to undo these automatic spending cuts. My message to them is simple: No," Mr. Obama said from the White House briefing room Monday evening. "I will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts to domestic and defense spending." November 21, 2011
  • Intelligence Stressed Libya Protest Scenario

    10/22/2012 9:31:24 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 22 replies
    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama was told in his daily intelligence briefing for more than a week after the consulate siege in Benghazi that the assault grew out of a spontaneous protest, despite conflicting reports from witnesses and other sources that began to cast doubt on the accuracy of that assessment almost from the start. New details about the contents of the President's Daily Brief, which haven't been reported previously, show that the Central Intelligence Agency didn't adjust the classified assessment until Sept. 22, fueling tensions between the administration and the agency.
  • Blood on his hands: Obama Skipped All Daily Intelligence Briefings Since Sept. 5

    09/14/2012 1:48:29 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 40 replies
    According to the White House calendar, there is no public record of President Barack Obama attending his daily intelligence briefing–known as the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB)–in the week leading up to the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the murder of U.S. Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American members of his staff...
  • NBC, Brokaw denounce Romney ad

    01/28/2012 7:50:01 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 16 replies ^ | January 28, 2012 | Maggie Haberman
    Via POLITICO's Reid Epstein, NBC News and Tom Brokaw are loudly objecting to the Mitt Romney campaign's use of footage from the 1990s in an ad blasting Newt Gingrich over his House ethics charges. Brokaw, whose statement noted he was speaking on his behalf, said, "I am extremely uncomfortable with the extended use of my personal image in this political ad. I do no want my role as a journalist compromised for political gain by any campaign." "The NBC Legal Department has written a letter to the campaign asking for the removal of all NBC News material from their campaign...
  • U.S. Works to Win Allies in Security Council Against Palestinian Statehood Bid

    09/26/2011 1:03:02 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 6 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 9/26/11 | Jonathan Wachtel
    The United States is trying to convince undeclared members of the U.N. Security Council to deny the Palestinians the votes they need for a controversial statehood application, as the council meets behind closed doors Monday afternoon. The U.S. has the power to quash the bid in the Security Council just by using its veto power, and has announced its willingness to do so. However, amid warnings that a U.S. veto would damage America's reputation in certain parts of the world, U.S. officials are hoping to avoid that outcome. On the Security Council, it takes nine "yes" votes to approve the...
  • Shaath: US proposal convinced Abbas to pursue UN bid

    RAMALLAH — A United States proposal aimed at convincing Palestinians to withdraw their statehood bid at the United Nations and return to the negotiations table was the "last straw," and convinced Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that appealing to the Security Council was the best option, Fatah official Nabil Shaath told reporters in Ramallah. According to Shaath, the American proposal, which was delivered at the last minute by US envoys David Hale and Dennis Ross, did not mention a moratorium on settlement construction or the status of existing settlements.
  • (Idiot) Napolitano Admits She Hasn't Read Arizona Law But Says She Wouldn't Sign It

    05/17/2010 4:08:27 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 27 replies · 913+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 5/17/2010 | staff
    Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano admits she hasn't read the Arizona immigration law, but passed judgment on it anyway. "That's not the kind of law I would have signed," she declared.
  • Dem Sen. Chuck Schumer Blasts Obama Policy Toward Israel; Says it "Has to Stop" - Audio

    04/24/2010 8:58:41 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 35 replies · 754+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 24, 2010 | Brian
    Here is audio of New York Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer talking to a Jewish radio show - the Nachum Segal Show- where he blasted the Obama Administration's policy toward Israel as "counter-productive," and said it "had to stop." Schumer said the "kerfuffle" during Biden's visit to Israel over Israeli construction in East Jerusalem "should never have been an issue to begin with" because it was in Israeli territory and only 5 minutes from downtown Jerusalem. While Schumer said Israel should not have made the announcement while Biden was in Israel, he said Israel apologized for that and that should have...
  • President Obama distances himself from Nancy Pelosi

    08/10/2009 6:35:09 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 93 replies · 3,469+ views
    Obama distances himself from Pelosi By: Nia-Malika Henderson August 10, 2009 08:42 PM EST Ahead of his own town hall Tuesday, President Barack Obama sought to distance himself from charges by Democratic congressional leaders that boisterous health care dissent is "un-American," with his spokesman saying that the protests are a part of American life. Yet Obama could be in for similar disruptions as he takes the health care road-show to Portsmouth, N.H., where both sides are gearing up for a vigorous session. But his spokesman pushed back against the comments by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer...
  • McCain warns Pakistan of Indian air strikes (McCain/Lieberman visit Pakistan PM)

    12/06/2008 4:33:59 PM PST · by angkor · 9 replies · 928+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 7 Dec 2008 | Nirupama Subramanian
    Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani (right) with U.S. Senator John McCain (second left) and Senator Joe Lieberman during a meeting in Islamabad on Saturday. Mr. McCain was on a daylong visit to Pakistan. ISLAMABAD: United States Senator John McCain has said there is enough evidence of the involvement of former Inter-Services Intelligence officers in the planning and execution of the Mumbai attacks. If Pakistan did not act swiftly to arrest the people involved, the Senator said, India would be left with no option but to conduct aerial operations against select targets in Pakistan. Senator McCain, the Republican presidential...
  • Rice: Mideast peace by year-end no longer possible

    11/06/2008 10:01:19 AM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,144+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/6/8 | MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press Writer
    The Bush administration conceded Thursday that an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal by a year-end deadline is no longer possible. "We do not think it is likely it will happen before the end of the year," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said in Washington, while Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice acknowledged as much at the outset of a Mideast trip meant to secure the modest gains from a year of U.S.-sponsored talks between Israel and one part of the fractured Palestinian leadership. Perino said U.S. advisers began to doubt the deadline months ago, as a corruption scandal and related political uncertainties occupied...
  • Palestinian state coming soon, says Rice (but not quite yet.)

    11/07/2008 8:11:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 805+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/7/08 | Sylvie Lanteaume
    AQABA, Jordan (AFP) – US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Friday Palestinians should soon have their own state, though she has made it clear she does not expect a breakthrough before Barack Obama moves into the White House. "They are dignified people and I am certain the day is coming soon when they have a state that will be in accordance with that great national dignity," she said after meeting Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Ramallah, the West Bank's political capital, before heading later to Jordan. Rice has nevertheless tacitly admitted that Israel and the Palestinians were unlikely...
  • Rice: Peace Thwarted by Israeli Politics

    11/24/2008 9:00:59 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 34 replies · 1,004+ views
    Israel Today ^ | Monday, November 24, 2008 | Israel Today Staff
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday reiterated her belief internal political turmoil in Israel thwarted the Bush Administration in its quest to oversee a final status Israeli-Palestinian peace deal by the end of 2008. "Even though there was not an agreement by the end of the year, it is really largely because of the political situation in Israel," Rice told reporters in Washington just hours before hosting visiting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for a breakfast meeting. She assigned no blame to the Palestinians' ongoing failures to eliminate the threat of anti-Israel terrorism and build the foundations of...
  • Rice satisfied with Pakistan's anti-terror stance

    12/04/2008 12:09:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 859+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/4/08 | Anne Gearan - ap
    AP ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistan's leaders know what's at stake after the terror attack in Mumbai and have acknowledged their duty to evict terrorists and prevent future attacks, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday. "I found a Pakistani government that is focused on the threat and that understands its responsibilities to respond to terrorism and extremism wherever it is found," Rice said following sessions with the country's powerful army chief and civilian leaders.