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  • United Nations 2017 Human Rights Council promises to be the most ironic ever

    01/03/2017 1:30:43 PM PST · by DFG · 7 replies
    michellemalkin.com ^ | 01/02/2017 | Doug Powers
    According to the United Nations’ Supreme Bureaucrat-in-Chief Ban Ki-moon, the purpose of that august body’s Human Rights Council is to serve as… …an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. “All victims of human rights abuses should be able to look to the Human Rights Council as a forum and a springboard for action.”
  • 'Is there literally nothing that can shame you?': US ambassador Power attacks Russia..

    12/14/2016 8:21:59 AM PST · by Cronos · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 14 Dec 2016 | Natasha Bertrand
    US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power directly confronted Syrian President Bashar Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies during a UN Security Council meeting on Tuesday with a fierce address. "To the Assad regime, Russia, and Iran, your forces and proxies are carrying out these crimes. Your barrel bombs and mortars and airstrikes have allowed the militia in Aleppo to encircle tens of thousands of civilians in your ever tightening noose," Power said. .."It is your noose," Power said. "Three member states of the UN contributing to a noose around civilians. It should shame you. Instead, by all...
  • Kirsten Powers: Anti-Trump Operative Was AGGRESSIVELY Shopping Cruz Sex Scandal (Video)

    03/28/2016 9:34:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/28/21016 | Jim Hoft
    The Daily Beast’s Betsy Woodruff, Kirsten Powers from FOX News, Erica Grieder of Texas Monthly, and Chuck Johnson of GotNews all confirm Cruz’s deflection is misplaced. Betsy Woodruff told MSNBC the story started with the Cruz Campaign. (Vide/Tweet) The Cruz campaign reportedly knew for weeks, at least since January, about the allegations. Kirsten Powers told FOX News someone else who was anti-Cruz AND anti-Trump was shopping the story. “The Daily Beast reported it was shopped around by two — reporters by somebody who was a Rubio person. I also happen to know that one of the people who was shopping
  • Legendary NY Republican rips party for not backing Trump

    02/20/2016 1:17:24 PM PST · by TBP · 84 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 8, 2016 | Fredric U. Dicker
    Donald Trump has won the backing of a legendary New York Republican — who also blasted his own state party’s failure to rally behind the candidacy of its “favorite son’’ presidential hopeful. “You have in Donald Trump a tremendous New York businessman with thousands of employees, a man who helped remake Manhattan for the better, and one who was always there with a contribution when we needed him to back us,” former state GOP Chairman Bill Powers told The Post. Powers said he feared Trump was already angry enough at the New York GOP that if he becomes president he’ll...
  • Reckless Lunacy (Oliver North on Obama & disarmament)

    08/23/2012 4:55:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 24, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Americans following this year's presidential campaign would never know it from mainstream media coverage, but the commander in chief we hired four years ago has set the United States on a course for unilateral disarmament. The following people hope you won't notice until after Nov. 6: Vladimir Putin, Liang Guanglie, Kim Jong-un, Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, A.Q. Khan and of course, Barack Obama. The 10 individuals above share a common fascination: nuclear weapons. Vladimir Putin, Russia's modern czar; Liang Guanglie, minister of national defense for...
  • Pelosi: Congress should act now on ISIS war powers

    05/25/2015 5:18:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/21/15 | Mike Lillis
    Congress should act immediately on President Obama's request for new use of force powers in the fight against Islamic militants, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday. “The ball is definitely in our court to take up this issue,” Pelosi said during a press briefing in the Capitol. “There should be an authorization for the use of military force as we go forward. It's long overdue.” The remarks were a rebuke of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who earlier this week called Obama's war powers request “irresponsible” and urged the president to “start over” with a fresh proposal. “The president's...
  • Confession: Liberal columnist says left lies, intimidates to silence right

    05/12/2015 10:56:11 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/11/2015 | Paul Bedard
    In a stunning slap at her team, liberal pundit Kirsten Powers is charging in a new book that the left is so intolerant of alternative views that it will use sexist and even racist language to shout down women and blacks who don't champion Democratic causes. Kirsten Powers, a USA Today and Daily Beast columnist and designated "liberal" on Fox, confessed in her new book that the left aggressively tries to "silence people" who don't fall into the liberal line. In The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech, she calls out the lefty tactics, especially how they belittle...
  • Obama’s war powers request meets resistance from Democrats (Pelosi defeats ISIS in two years)

    02/11/2015 5:34:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/11/15 | Mike Lillis
    Skeptical House liberals want to tighten language in President Obama's proposal for war powers against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). While the Democrats are hailing the president's decision to seek new congressional authority in the battle against the terrorist group, they are concerned that his resolution is vague and fear it could bog the country down in another lengthy ground war. The criticism centers on language in the proposed resolution, known as an authorization for use of military force (AUMF), that prohibits “enduring offensive ground combat operations.” In a closed-door meeting with White House Counsel Neil Eggleston...
  • Don’t Know Much About History

    11/03/2013 8:46:27 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | November 11, 2013
    The Scrapbook was understandably intrigued when Cass Sunstein, a former Obama White House official and former Harvard law professor, published a Bloomberg.com column headlined “How the Alger Hiss Case Explains the Tea Party.” If you know anything about the famous perjury trial of the high-ranking State Department official and Soviet spy, the headline might seem to suggest that Sunstein is admitting the Tea Party has correctly identified insidious political threats. Needless to say, that is not Sunstein’s point. He spends most of the column recapping the saga of how Time magazine writer Whittaker Chambers accused Hiss, who was one of...
  • We Came, We Saw, He Died

    01/31/2015 10:12:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/31/15 | Jim O'Neill
    It really breaks your heart when you see trust that is so cynically manipulated “We came, we saw, he died.”—Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laughingly gloating over the death of Muammar Gaddafi (1942-2011) Clinton was in Tripoli earlier this week for talks with leaders of Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC). [A] reporter asked if [Clinton thought] Qaddafi’s death had anything to do with her surprise visit to show support for the Libyan people. “No,” she replied, before rolling her eyes and saying “I’m sure it did” with a chuckle. —Corbett Daly, “CBS News” 10/20/11 “... there was a distortion...
  • 5 Saints Who Totally Had Superpowers

    01/27/2015 7:20:38 PM PST · by millegan · 166 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | January 27, 2015
    God acts in mysterious ways. That truth is made particularly evident in the types of things he does with those who are especially close to him. Here are a few saints who totally had superpowers:
  • Daniel Craig: Blame 'Austin Powers' For the Super Serious James Bond Movies

    12/04/2014 7:27:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jordan Zakarin
    With just a day to go before the new Bond announcement, a newly- surfaced interview with Daniel Craig from 2012 may shed some light on where the series might be headed. When Craig was hired to help reboot James Bond, he knew that he wanted to make a serious film — both because he is a serious actor, and because a certain other spy spoof had made it impossible to do a goofy 007. "We had to destroy the myth because Mike Myers f—-ed us," the actor told Bond fan publication MI6, referring to Myers’ remarkably successful Austin Powers series....
  • Scandals, Political Feud Bring Down UT-Austin President

    07/11/2014 3:31:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-11-14 | Blake Neff
    Bill Powers, the president of the University of Texas-Austin, has announced that he will step down from his post in June 2015. The announcement brings to a close a power struggle that has shaken the state in the past week, signalling the twilight of the eight-year reign of one of the most powerful figures in higher education. The outcome is a compromise between Powers and University of Texas Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, who had demanded that Powers depart by October or else find himself fired at Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting. By serving for another year, Powers will be able to...
  • Will Annapolis council strip mayor-elect Pantelides of key powers? [Republican = Political)

    11/12/2013 1:58:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Maryland Capital Gazette ^ | November 11, 2013 | JACK LAMBERT with Elisha Sauers
    Mayor-elect Mike Pantelides’ honeymoon as the new chief executive of Annapolis might end before it begins, as City Council members say that next term they plan to revisit legislation that would strip the mayor’s office of much of its power. Alderman Ross Arnett, D-Ward 8, said he will introduce a charter amendment to move Annapolis to a full council-manager form of government. This would create a position similar to the current city manager, except that the official would report directly to the City Council, not the mayor. He or she would also manage all department heads. The mayor’s post would...
  • Annapolis City Council considers stripping mayor's powers (Dem Council upset GOP won election)

    11/10/2013 10:22:46 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 10 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/10 | Colin Campbell
    Annapolis Alderman Ross Arnett insists the City Council's decision to take another look at making the mayor's job a more ceremonial role has nothing to do with party politics. But if the Democrat-majority council acts to remove the mayor's power, the timing will coincide with the election of Annapolis' first Republican mayor in nearly two decades, Mike Pantelides, who defeated the incumbent Democrat, Mayor Josh Cohen, last week.
  • Powers: ObamaCare forces me to pay more for insurance, too

    10/25/2013 10:27:16 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Oct 25 | ED MORRISSEY
    Last night, Powers managed to work her way through the Washington DC exchange to find that she couldn’t keep the plan she liked, either. In order to keep the same deductible in place, her monthly premiums will almost double, from $160 to $300: That is an additional $1,680 a year, which doesn’t actually get her better coverage, and which Powers will have to pay out regardless of how much she accesses the health-care system. As a younger and healthier consumer, Powers shouldn’t be paying more; she should be paying less in a properly-managed risk pool. Thanks to the mandates of...
  • The ObamaCare Black Hole

    10/22/2013 11:19:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 23, 2013 | J.R. Dunn
    One thing that the past few weeks have accomplished is the total destruction of Obama's "towering intellect" persona.This is one the standard lenses through which Obama is viewed, with differing but complimentary angles from each end of the spectrum: the liberal "reigning intellect of his age" as opposed to the conservative "master chess player with a plan for destruction."The basis of Obama's reputation for intellectual superiority lies in a mixture of Democratic propaganda and PC indoctrination. The Democratic stance has been steadily maintained for years and prevails in some circles impervious to embarrassment or shame. Obama was an Ivy-league man!...
  • Obama'02: Worried 'President Being Handed Carte Blanche' for Mil Strikes w/o Congressional Approval

    08/28/2013 1:23:24 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 August 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    More golden oldies from Dear Leader on the eve of  his latest violation of the War Powers Act: I am actually pleased with the way things have evolved (re. leadup to Iraq war)... President Bush went through the United Nations... I also think us rushing into a war unilaterally would be a mistake If we overthrow Saddam... what's our long-term commitment there... how much is it gonna cost... how do we stabilize and make sure this country doesn't splinter into factions? If it (Iraq War Powers Resolution, empowering Bush to strike without consulting Congress) had came to me in an...
  • U.S. to Push for Israeli Seat on U.N. Security Council (Samantha Powers suddenly loves Israel)

    07/17/2013 5:27:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 7/17/13 | Josh Rogin
    President Obama's nominee to be ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is a late convert to the pro-Israel cause, but today she promised to fiercely advocate for the Jewish state, including fighting to help Israel obtain a nonpermanent seat on the U.N. Security Council. Power, a close confidante of President Barack Obama and a former top White House official, received a warm welcome today at her confirmation hearing to replace Susan Rice as the U.S. permanent representative to the U.N. But senators pressed Power on her previous statements that caused a rift between her and elements of the pro-Israel...
  • Samantha Power’s Five Worst Statements

    06/05/2013 9:32:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/31/13 | Staff
    Samantha Power will take over at as ambassador to the United Nations following Susan Rice’s promotion to national security adviser. Here are Power’s five most embarrassing comments. 1. Power called for global apology tour Power wrote that U.S. foreign policy “needs not tweaking but overhauling,” in a 2003 New Republic article. Power recommended that United States officials should apologize to the world for its past failures in order to enhance credibility with foreign countries. “A country has to look back before it can move forward,” Power wrote. “Instituting a doctrine of the mea culpa would enhance our credibility