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  • BREAKING: DOJ Confirms Holder Personally "Vetted" Rosen Warrant

    05/24/2013 2:51:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 5/24/13 | Guy Benson
    A damaging Friday news dump before a holiday weekend? Who could have seen that coming? Dump away, Justice Department: The Justice Department said on Friday that officials up to Attorney General Eric Holder vetted a decision to search an email account belonging to a Fox News reporter whose report on North Korea prompted a leak investigation. In a statement emailed to Reuters, the department said the search warrant for the reporter's email account followed all laws and policies and won the independent approval of a federal magistrate judge. We're apparently supposed to feel better about everything because the DOJ "followed...
  • Roger Ailes' letter to Fox employees

    05/24/2013 4:01:31 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 103 replies ^ | May 23, 2013 | Roger Ailes
    Dear colleagues, The recent news about the FBI’s seizure of the phone and email records of Fox News employees, including James Rosen, calls into question whether the federal government is meeting its constitutional obligation to preserve and protect a free press in the United States. We reject the government's efforts to criminalize the pursuit of investigative journalism and falsely characterize a Fox News reporter to a Federal judge as a "co-conspirator" in a crime. I know how concerned you are because so many of you have asked me: why should the government make me afraid to use a work phone...
  • Holder OK'd search warrant for Fox News reporter's private emails, official says

    05/23/2013 2:56:05 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 109 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/23/13 | Michael Isikoff
    Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on a controversial search warrant that identified Fox News reporter James Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act and authorized seizure of his private emails, a law enforcement official told NBC News on Thursday.
  • Judge apologizes for lack of transparency in James Rosen leak probe

    05/22/2013 6:49:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/22/13 | Ann E. Marimow
    The chief judge of the District’s federal court issued an unusual order Wednesday, apologizing to the public and the media for not making certain court documents widely available online. The gesture of transparency by U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth comes at a time when the Obama administration is under scrutiny for an unprecedented number of leak investigations, including one showing that the Justice Department had secretly probed the news-gathering activities of Fox News reporter James Rosen. The investigation of Rosen was first reported Monday, after The Washington
  • Fox’s Bret Baier Reveals That DOJ Also Seized Phone Records For James Rosen’s Parents

    05/21/2013 6:15:56 PM PDT · by maggief · 87 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 21, 2013 | Josh Feldman
    During a panel discussion on the Department of Justice seizing the phone records of Fox News’ James Rosen, Bret Baier revealed that the seizure included the phone records of Rosen’s parents. The entire panel agreed the scandal was an outrage, with Kirsten Powers pointing out that there have been a number of high-profile leaks from the Obama administration, but the only ones they seem interested in going after are the ones that make them look bad. Charles Krauthammer found it amazing that the government would make such a “huge assault on the first amendment” in trying to go after Rosen...
  • Obama & the Lame Stream Press: Lover’s spat or random act of journalism???

    05/21/2013 8:23:21 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-21-2013 | MOTUS
    Question: When does a Drudge story become a scandal? Answer: When the MSM says so. Question: When does the MSM say so? Answer: 1) When it involves Republicans; and 2) When it’s about them. (SNIP)   No, you shut up! How else to explain the Media’s sudden interest in the Federal Government’s abuse of power? They weren’t the least bit captivated by Fast and Furious (Gun running to Mexican cartels? No story there), Pigford (Massive fraud at USDA? Pass, story’s got no legs), Extortion 17 (Suspicious downing of helicopter filled with Navy Seals? Lunatic rightwing conspiracy theorists!) or Benghazi...
  • Justice Department affidavit labels Fox News journalist as possible ‘co-conspirator’

    05/20/2013 1:46:47 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies ^ | 5-20-2013 |
    A Fox News correspondent was accused in a Justice Department affidavit of being a possible criminal "co-conspirator" for his alleged role in publishing sensitive security information -- in a leak case that takes the highly unusual step of claiming a journalist broke the law. According to court documents, the Justice Department obtained a portfolio of information about Fox News' James Rosen's conversations and visits to the State Department. This included a search warrant for his personal emails. The effort follows that by the department to secretly obtain two months of phone records from Associated Press journalists as part of a...
  • Obama DOJ formally accuses journalist in leak case of committing crimes

    05/20/2013 6:54:21 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 99 replies
    It is now well known that the Obama justice department has prosecuted more government leakers under the 1917 Espionage Act than all prior administrations combined - in fact, double the number of all such prior prosecutions. But as last week's controversy over the DOJ's pursuit of the phone records of AP reporters illustrated, this obsessive fixation in defense of secrecy also targets, and severely damages, journalists specifically and the newsgathering process in general.
  • Mother's Day - Restore Our Future (YouTube Video)

    05/09/2012 2:07:17 PM PDT · by radioone · 1 replies ^ | 5-9-12 | Restore Our Future
    See the video and learn more at Ann Romney raised 5 boys. She successfully battled breast cancer and multiple sclerosis. But what does White House insider Hilary Rosen say about Ann Romney? "Guess what, his wife has actually never worked a day in her life." And Bill Maher, who gave $1 million supporting Obama, attacks: "Ann Romney has never gotten her ass out of the house." Happy Mother's Day from Barack Obama's Team!
  • Obama - Making more stay at home parents

    04/16/2012 3:22:33 PM PDT · by agee · 9 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/16/2012 | Steve Graff
    “….has actually never worked a day in her life. She’s never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of women in this country are facing.” – Hilary Rosen, democratic operative, referring to Ann RomneyHilary Rosen’s indictment of Ann Romney was quickly – and rightfully so – disavowed by the left, and condemned by the right. However, when we look past the outrage and at Rosen’s words, she is quite correct: A quick scan of her and Mitt’s Wikipedia biographies show that they were both born to affluent households. (I should add, much like most of the...
  • White House Allowed Hilary Rosen Back-Door Lobbying Privileges

    04/15/2012 1:52:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/15/12 | staff
    Hilary Rosen, the Democratic National Committee consultant who told CNN last week that Ann Romney had “never worked a day in her life,” has used her power with the White House to swing special lobbying privileges for her friends – all without meeting reporting requirements. One senior Democrat told Ben White at Politico: Serious Dem operatives are aghast at Hilary Rosen’s misguided attack on Ann Romney’s work history. She and others at PR firm SKD Knickerbocker have represented many clients that have raised hackles with senior White House staff. It’s an open secret in the Dem consultant community that SKD...
  • Rosen V. Romney is an orchestrated DISTRACTION

    04/13/2012 8:15:34 PM PDT · by publius321 · 10 replies ^ | April 13, 2012 | Scott Ryan
    Rosen V. Romney is an orchestrated DISTRACTION Bill O’Reilly & Charles Krauthammer were discussing the “Buffet Rule” which most everyone knows is the premise for Obama’s tax raising campaign on the wealthy. Republicans know that he is using this admittedly useless endeavor to foment class warfare. Krauthammer did a capable job explaining how 250 years worth of this additional tax would only amount to about one year of the current deficit spending. He explained that this is pure demagoguery (as we all know) and he added that “demagoguery works.” I will add that the reason why these trivial distractions work...
  • Hilary Rosen Questions

    04/13/2012 6:44:44 PM PDT · by airedale · 28 replies
    I know very little about Hilary Rosen other than her comments and that she's been very successful in her career, had at least 2 long term relations with another powerful lesbian and adopted 2 kids with Elizabeth Birch (seperaed from in 1966). Her current partner is Randi Weingarden the powerful head of the American Federation of Teachers (which tells you they really didn't toss her under the bus). I have some questions about her background: 1. Who are her parents and are they wealthy? 2. Was she a trust-fund kid? (if she's wealthy from a trust-fund and didn't really have...
  • NOW Prez: Ann Romney Lacks 'Life Experience' And 'Imagination'

    04/12/2012 6:48:43 PM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/12/2012 | Mark Finkelstein
    Back up the bus! After throwing Hilary Rosen beneath the Greyhound, President Obama and friends might have to throw it in reverse again over the person of Dem surrogate Terry O'Neill. The NOW president told Ed Schultz tonight that Ann Romney, along with Mitt, lacks the "life experience" and "imagination" to understand most Americans. For good measure, in the very same segment Dem congresswoman Maxine Waters called the Republican candidate for president Mitt "Rot-ney." Classy bunch! View the video after the jump.
  • Biden’s Turn To Drive The Bus Over Rosen, Calls Her Attack On Ann Romney “Outrageous”…

    04/12/2012 6:32:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 4/12/12 | zip
    Whose job is it to grab the spatula and scrape Rosen’s flattened carcass off the road? (National Journal) — Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday continued the White House’s condemnation of Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen’s comment that Ann Romney “hasn’t worked a day in her life.” “That’s an outrageous assertion,” Biden said during an interview that aired Thursday night on MSNBC’s The Ed Show. “Look, I fought my whole career … to get to one point where my daughter is able to make whatever choice she wants and no one question it,” Biden continued.
  • Ann Romney's Response to Rosen

    04/12/2012 4:08:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush ^ | April 12, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You want to hear a little Ann Romney? She responded to Hilary Rosen this morning. She was on Fox with Martha MacCallum who said, "I'm curious on a personal level because I know how it can feel when these kinds of things are said. What was your personal gut reaction when you heard Hilary Rosen say those words?" ANN ROMNEY: She should have come to my house when those five boys were causing so much trouble. It wasn't so easy. My career choice was to be a mother, and I think all of us need to know...
  • Democrats Respond: Conservatives Are Attacking Rosen For Lesbian Parenting

    04/12/2012 4:20:08 PM PDT · by blueyon · 59 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 4/12/2012 | Buzzfeed staff??
    This is only getting uglier. The Democratic National Committee forwards a ThinkProgress story under the subject line: “Conservatives Attack Hilary Rosen For Raising Children As A Lesbian” **Please read what is at the site
  • First lady wades into controversy (Moochelle chimes in on Hilary Rosen's crack)

    04/12/2012 4:08:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/12/12 | Alicia M. Cohn
    First lady wades into controversyBy Alicia M. Cohn - 04/12/12 12:33 PM ET First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday advocated "respect" for women who work as stay-at-home moms in the wake of controversial comments about Ann Romney's decision to stay at home and raise her sons. Obama made the comments on her official twitter account. Every mother works hard, and every woman deserves to be respected. –mo — Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) April 12, 2012 It was the first time Obama weighed in on the controversy raging between veteran Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign. Rosen...
  • Obama Tries To Quell The Firestorm And SLAMS Hilary Rosen's Comments

    04/12/2012 2:41:29 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies
    TBI ^ | 4-12-2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Obama Tries To Quell The Firestorm And SLAMS Hilary Rosen's Comments Brett LoGiurato April 12, 2012jamesomalley | Flickr President Barack Obama tried to quash a brewing political mess this afternoon by absolutely slamming Hilary Rosen's comments on Ann Romney. First, he told an ABC affiliate: "There's no tougher job than being a mom." Not even the President, apparently. Then he doubled down on past comments that a candidate's family should be off limits: “I don’t have a lot of patience for commentary about the spouses of political candidates,” he told KCRG. “My general view is those of us who are...
  • Was Hilary Rosen The Obama Spin Doctor Behind Sandra Fluke?

    04/12/2012 1:01:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 4/12/12 | staff
    With the new reports today that DNC consultant Hilary Rosen has been an incredibly frequent visitor to the White House – at least 35 times, including five times directly with the president of the United States – questions are arising about her role in the furor surrounding the Sandra Fluke incident. As Bill O’Reilly first reported, Sandra Fluke’s press relations was run by SKDKnickerbocker, the firm of Anita Dunn and Rosen. Fluke testified before Congress in February; on February 29, Rush Limbaugh attacked her on air, using the word “slut,” for which he later apologized. The timeline suggests that Rosen...
  • CNN Spins the Rosen Problem

    04/12/2012 12:45:56 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies ^ | 4/12/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPTRUSH: Well, this ought to be good. The spokeskid, Jay Carney, is now getting questions about what Hilary Rosen had to say about Ann Romney. I don't care what the spokeskid says. What's gonna really interest me more are the questions, because it's the media, and they're gonna side with Hilary Rosen. The media is gonna side with her. I guarantee you. (I could be wrong about this.) I got a couple of interesting e-mails during the break. I'm just gonna read one of them. "You amaze me. I thought the Hilary Rosen story would be worth a segment....
  • Obama Regime Declares War on Moms

    04/12/2012 12:39:09 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies ^ | 4/12/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPTRUSH: What a great teachable moment. What a fabulously wonderful and welcome teachable moment about the hostility on the left for average, ordinary Americans. It's just wonderful. It's such a great opportunity. And we're gonna explore it as deeply as necessary to make the point to you. In addition, everybody is shocked and surprised the unemployment number is up, unexpectedly, new claims for unemployment. The media is laughing now. Even CBS is laughing at Obama and his focus on the Buffett Rule. Dana Milbank is laughing. Ezra Klein: George Bush tax cuts worked. The Democrats actually admit this. All...
  • Rosen: 'I Apologize to Ann Romney'

    04/12/2012 11:00:21 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 199 replies
    Big Government ^ | 04-12-12 | Ben Shapiro
    Amid a massive backlash from the American public and a stampeding retreat from her supporters, Democratic National Committee advisor Hilary Rosen backtracked from her words about Ann Romney last night on CNN, stating a few moments ago, “As a pundit, I know my words on CNN last night were poorly chosen … I apologize to Ann Romney.” The report of that statement comes from Jim Acosta at CNN. The question is whether the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee will apologize to Romney, and whether they will fire Rosen over this incident. Rosen has long been associated with the...
  • Rosen hired for Wasserman-Schultz media consulting

    04/12/2012 10:38:06 AM PDT · by blueyon · 11 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 4/12/2012 | Charlie Spiering
    Controversial Democratic strategist and CNN contributor, Hilary Rosen, was hired by DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to coach her on media appearances. According to a Wall Street Journal report in February, Obama advisers told Wasserman Schultz to "tone it down," suggesting that they hire "two seasoned Democratic female pros, Anita Dunn and Hilary Rosen," for media training, in preparation for the upcoming campaign. Wasserman Schultz willingly accepted.
  • Video: Obama Lays Groundwork for Rosen's Attack on Ann Romney

    04/12/2012 10:29:26 AM PDT · by blueyon · 18 replies
    Breitbart Big Goverment ^ | 4/12/2012 | John Nolte
    The Obama campaign would have us believe that last night on CNN Obama advisor and frequent White House guest, Hilary Rosen, spoke out of turn with her indefensible attack on Ann Romney and every woman who chooses to stay home and raise her family. But in a speech last Friday at “The White House Forum on Women and the Economy,” President Obama seemed to be laying the groundwork for exactly this attack. By last Friday, it was already apparent that the only thing stopping Mitt Romney from becoming the GOP presidential nominee were mere formalities, and talk had already begun...
  • Book Reading: Nir Rosen: Aftermath: Following the Bloodshed of America's Wars in the Muslim World

    06/27/2011 8:21:46 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Manhattan Downtown Alliance ^ | 27 June 2011 | Not identified
    In addition to reading from and discussing his recent book, author Nir Rosen will reflect on his 2011 sojourn in the Arab world, which took him to Iraq for three months. He also visited Yemen, where he was a witness to the beginning of the ongoing revolution and the people's struggle against the tyranny of the ruling regime. He is expanding on his research to analyze the factors fomenting the sectarianism and civil conflict that are brewing across the Arab world. Nir Rosen's Aftermath, an extraordinary feat of reporting, follows the contagious spread of radicalism and sectarian violence that led...
  • 'Offensive' writer quits LSE after two days

    03/29/2011 10:14:58 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 5 replies
    London Evening Standard ^ | 29 March 2011 | Anna Davis
    A writer who publicly mocked the victim of a sex assault has resigned from his post at the London School of Economics after only two days. Nir Rosen, 33, stepped down from his role as a visiting fellow after the university was criticised for employing him. He got the job at LSE just weeks after resigning in disgrace from New York University for making fun of Lara Logan, a CBS correspondent who was attacked and sexually assaulted by a mob while covering protest in Egypt. He wrote a series of comments about the reporter on his Twitter page and said...
  • NYU Accepts Rosen’s Resignation

    02/16/2011 7:31:45 AM PST · by library user · 46 replies
    NR ^ | Feb. 16, 2011 | By Jim Geraghty
    <p>Nir Rosen is always provocative, but he crossed the line yesterday with his comments about Lara Logan. I am deeply distressed by what he wrote about Ms. Logan and strongly denounce his comments. They were cruel and insensitive and completely unacceptable. Mr. Rosen tells me that he misunderstood the severity of the attack on her in Cairo. He has apologized, withdrawn his remarks, and submitted his resignation as a fellow, which I have accepted. However, this in no way compensates for the harm his comments have inflicted. We are all horrified by what happened to Ms. Logan, and our thoughts are with her during this difficult time.</p>
  • The FBI Thought AIPAC’s Rosen Was a Spy for Israel

    01/19/2011 3:55:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    commentary mag ^ | 1/19/11 | Alana Goodman
    The Washington Times reported today that the FBI believed that former AIPAC lobbyist Steven Rosen was a spy for Israel when it got a warrant to search his office in 2004. The evidence? Rosen was allegedly taking notes during meetings with U.S. officials and then passing the information along to other officials. So basically, he was being a lobbyist. Which makes sense, since that was his job. But that logic didn’t seem to faze the FBI, which used the information to portray Rosen as an Israeli agent in order to embark on what sounds like a fishing expedition. “Based upon...
  • Jews for Jesus Founder Dies at Age 78

    05/21/2010 7:34:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 458+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 05/21/2010 | Joshua Goldberg
    The founder of Jews for Jesus died Wednesday, leaving behind a pre-written message to members of the ministry. In the letter posted on the Jews for Jesus website after his death, Moishe Rosen encouraged members of Jews for Jesus to stay with the ministry, especially as they “stand on the edge of a breakthrough in Jewish evangelism.” “Just a little more. Just another push. Just another soul - and we will have reached critical mass where we begin generating that energy that the whole world might know the Lord,” wrote Rosen, who was 78 when he died Wednesday after a...
  • Lawyer Has Terror-Case Track Record

    01/02/2010 5:28:29 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies · 561+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 2, 2010 | Amir Efrati
    The lawyer appointed to represent the man accused of attempting to bomb Northwest Flight 253 had prior success helping to defend an alleged terrorist. Miriam Siefer, the chief public defender in Detroit, also has handled cases involving disturbances on other Northwest flights, including one in which a man pleaded guilty after illegally transporting ammunition and saying he was traveling overseas to kill Osama bin Laden. Defense lawyers with experience in terrorism-related cases say Ms. Siefer's latest job -- representing 23-year-old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who was charged with trying to blow up a Christmas Day flight to Detroit -- will be...
  • Abdulmutallab’s Lawyer is Public Defender Who Forged Documents in Detroit Terror Cell Trial

    01/02/2010 6:07:25 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies · 1,688+ views ^ | December 28, 2009 | Debbie Schlussel
    ... [M]eet Umar Abdulmutallab’s lawyer, Miriam Siefer, whose salary you are paying. [...] During the Detroit terror cell case, she represented Karim Koubriti, an Islamic terrorist in a cell, which plotted to blow up the U.S. Air Force Base in Turkey, where U.S. AWACS and Israeli F-16s are based and from where they took off. They also plotted to blow up hotels and casinos in Las Vegas and planned to detonate in Disneyland. During the course of her “representation” of terrorist Koubriti, Siefer and her fellow public defender, Richard Helfrick a/k/a Rick Helfrick (who will probably also assist her in...
  • Rosen: GOP vs. Democratic principles

    12/10/2009 8:39:32 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 35 replies · 746+ views
    Denver Post ^ | December 19, 2009 | Mike Rosen
    A conservative Republican National Committee member from Indiana, Jim Bopp, has drawn up a checklist of conservative principles for GOP candidates. He'll offer a resolution at the RNC's winter meeting proposing that candidates would have to agree to at least seven of the 10 points to qualify for party support and funding. Liberal pundits and Democratic activists have kindly offered unsolicited advice to Republicans that this is a bad idea. Coming from people who hope for nothing but Republican defeats at the polls, this advice is of questionable value. If liberals really thought this would be bad for the GOP,...
  • Uh Oh: Even Liberals Think Sotomayor Too Dumb for Supreme Court

    05/26/2009 10:29:17 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 31 replies · 1,914+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | May 26, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    This is a lefty writer, at a lefty rag, interviewing lots of lefties who know Sotomayor, and who really want a lefty Justice on the High Court. And they think she is too dumb.
  • Vindicated

    05/05/2009 4:03:05 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 1,122+ views
    FRONTPAGE ^ | May 4, 2009 | By: Daniel Pipes | Monday, May 04, 2009 SNIPPET: "Then, on May 1, came the welcome news that the U.S. Department of Justice dropped its case against Rosen and Weissman. In the words of The Washington Post, this decision amounted to "a stunning vindication" for them. Beyond that, it confirms the limits on arbitrary and prejudicial government actions."
  • US Drops Spy Charges Against Lobbyists

    05/01/2009 9:48:54 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 15 replies · 1,299+ views ^ | 05/01/2009 | AP
    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Federal prosecutors moved Friday to dismiss espionage-related charges against two former pro-Israel lobbyists accused of disclosing classified U.S. defense information, ending a tortuous inside-the-Beltway legal battle rife with national security intrigue. Critics of the prosecution of Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee accused the federal government of trying to criminalize the sort of back-channel discussions between government officials, lobbyists and reporters that are commonplace in Washington. AIPAC is an influential pro-Israel lobbying group. The indictment had alleged that Rosen and Weissman conspired to obtain and then disclose to journalists and the...
  • The AIPAC Case Fallout

    05/01/2009 5:44:03 PM PDT · by bluejay · 14 replies · 926+ views
    WSJ ^ | MAY 2, 2009 | WSJ Editorial Opinion
    The real scandal in this case starts with the attempted criminalization of policy differences and legitimate lobbying, and ends up in the wiretapping of Congress and the wrecked careers of Messrs. Rosen, Weissman and Franklin. This smacks of abuse of power, and somebody at Justice should be held to account.
  • Vindicating Larry Franklin ("only successful anti-leaking prosecution")

    01/19/2007 6:25:37 AM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 359+ views
    N.Y. Sun ^ | January 16, 2007 | ELI LAKE
    Vindicating Larry Franklin ELI LAKE January 16, 2007 When President Bush announced the new Iraq strategy Wednesday evening, acknowledging that Iran was effectively at war with us in Iraq by supplying terrorists with advanced improvised explosives, my thoughts turned to Lawrence Franklin. Nearly a year ago, Judge T.S. Ellis III, sentenced this Pentagon Iran analyst to almost 13 years in a federal prison after he pleaded guilty to discussing classified information with two former lobbyists from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The case, which is thus far the Bush administration's only successful anti-leaking prosecution, illustrates the strategic confusion of...
  • Rice to face subpoena in espionage case

    11/02/2007 1:02:10 PM PDT · by decimon · 6 replies · 114+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 2, 2007 | MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and more than a dozen other current and former intelligence officials must testify about their conversations with pro-Israel lobbyists, a federal judge ruled Friday in an espionage case. Lawyers for two former American Israel Public Affairs Committee lobbyists facing charges have subpoenaed Rice, National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, Deputy National Security Adviser Elliott Abrams and several others to testify at their trial next year. Prosecutors had challenged the subpoenas in federal court. Lobbyists Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman maintain the Israeli interest group played an unofficial but sanctioned role in crafting foreign policy...
  • A Test for Mr. Mukasey

    11/12/2007 8:09:41 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 2 replies · 127+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 12, 2007 | NORMAN PEARLSTINE
    ~snip~An early test of all these traits will come in the next few weeks, when the new attorney general is expected to review the Justice Department's flawed, embarrassing prosecution of two former lobbyists for AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The lobbyists, Steven J. Rosen, and a junior associate, Keith Weissman, are charged under the 1917 Espionage Act with receiving classified information from Lawrence Franklin, then a top Defense Department official. The lobbyists allegedly passed on the information they had received to a reporter for the Washington Post and an Israeli embassy employee. Much of the information was about...
  • Lobbyists or Spies?

    11/06/2007 1:31:58 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 11 replies · 230+ views
    Wall Street Journal (editorial) ^ | November 6, 2007 | Gabriel Schoenfeld
    Government insiders who engage in unauthorized leaks of classified information are violating their oaths, breaking the law, damaging national security and deserving of punishment. Sometimes those outside government who receive secrets and pass them to others are also breaking the law and deserve punishment. The latter category includes enemy spies. But what about American lobbyists -- and journalists -- who receive secrets and pass them along? In an important trial set to begin in January, the Justice Department has irresponsibly confused the distinction between spying and lobbying. Keith Weissman and Steven J. Rosen, two former employees of AIPAC, the pro-Israel...
  • “This Is the FBI—Can We Talk?”

    01/18/2008 9:46:34 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 49 replies · 1,003+ views
    Washingtonian ^ | 01. Jan 2008 | Mark Matthews
    Keith Weissman and Steven Rosen Are PhDs and Middle East Experts Who Did Some Lobbying. They Thought They Were Doing What Washington Insiders Always Do. Thomas O’Donnell didn’t reveal his job when he phoned Keith Weissman in 2004 and got the policy analyst’s wife. He says he didn’t want to scare her. When Weissman returned the call and found out O’Donnell was an FBI agent, his first reaction was to attempt a joke: “What did I do?” “I’m sure you didn’t do anything,” O’Donnell told him. He wanted to meet that day, for five or ten minutes, and get Weissman’s...
  • Why Al-Arian Walked

    12/09/2005 4:56:26 AM PST · by SJackson · 37 replies · 1,318+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 12-9-05 | Debbie Schlussel
    Why Al-Arian Walked By Debbie | December 9, 2005My friend, Michael Eisenstadt, dedicated his life, among other things, to seeing terrorist leader Sami Al-Arian face justice. In September, Mike, spokesman for Tampa's Jewish community, died of lung cancer. While his passing is a source of great sadness, I'm glad Mike didn't get to see Al-Arian's acquittal, Tuesday.It was a sad day in America, but not one that was unexpected. At least by me. Everyone predicted that the jury would throw the book at the man who was a founder of terrorist group Islamic Jihad, and ran its worldwide...
  • How liberals avoid a pointing question on CNN: "I don't understand"

    11/04/2007 7:32:14 AM PST · by Posting · 16 replies · 105+ views
    Howard Kurtz on CNN's "Reliable Sources" [] Nov. 04 07 9:20 AM: I saw some posting on your 'Going off the bus' blog, it tries very hard to refute the claim that Obama is not experienced [as Hillary is], so, Is it not a [very] liberal blog? Jay Rosen, 'I am sorry, I couldn't understand your question"... It's also a "schtick"-trick in order to buy some time before answering an off guard question.
  • (Peter Paul & Hillary) Federal judge Matz from Rosen criminal trial is challenged in 5-page letter

    10/01/2007 9:35:33 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 42 replies · 823+ views
    DFU ^ | Oct. 1, 2007 | DFU
    Some of you may remember the acquittal of Hillary's campaign finance chairman, David Rosen, in May 2005. The judge who presided was the Clinton-appointed A. Howard Matz. Many strange anomalies occured during the trial, and some people believe the trial could be named the Los Angeles Black Sox Trial. Of course, there have been many of those, haven't there? After my visit today to the FBI, I stopped at an office for several hours of business, then I paid a visit to the courtroom of one A. Howard Matz to drop off a 5-page letter into his mailbox.
  • Did Clinton-appointed federal judge and prosecutor throw Rosen criminal case to protect Hillary?

    09/20/2007 11:57:03 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies · 184+ views
    various sources ^ | 9-20-07 | dfu
    Did Clinton-appointed federal judge and prosecutor throw the David Rosen criminal case to protect Hillary Clinton? Hillary Clinton's campaign finance chairman, David Rosen, was aquitted in his criminal trial in Los Angeles in May of 2005. The lead prosecutor was a 20-year veteran of the Justice Department, Peter Zeidenberg. Zeidenberg was, coincidentally, the prosecutor who gave a very forceful closing statement in the criminal trial that saw Lewis "Scooter" Libby convicted for lying under oath about a matter that was not a crime. The conduct of the judge and prosecutor during the criminal case of Rosen should have people questioning...
  • (David Rosen Trial, May 2005) NBC's Today Treats Sen. Clinton as Victim in Fundraising Trial

    09/01/2007 8:31:16 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 434+ views
    NOTE: here is an example of how the mainsteam media did it two years ago when David Rosen was on trial. Campbell Brown made it crystal clear to the viewers that Hillary had nothing to do with the money. The Clinton appointed judge made it clear, and the prosecutor made it clear. Can you say 1919 Black Sox? The prosecution did not even call key witness, Kelly Craighead. Craighead has refused to return two calls to her answering device. I was hoping to get her reaction about being on the witness list. As a White House employee, I don't think...
  • Flight from Iraq by Nir Rosen, New York Times Magazine

    05/13/2007 5:13:52 PM PDT · by barnetb · 1 replies · 299+ views
    New York Times Magazine ^ | 5/13/07 | Nir Rosen
    The article makes several comparisons of Iraqi refugees to Palestinians. Unfortunately it makes no mention of the fact that the Palestinians became refugees due to a war launched by Arab countries seeking to destroy the State of Israel after it was created by United Nations vote. The article also fails to mention the nearly 1 million Jewish refugees who were expelled by Arab countries after 1948, who lived in Jewish communities throughout the region for more than 2,500 years. Today there are approximately only 30,000 Jews remaining in those lands while nearly 1.5 million Arabs live in Israel.
  • Educrats initiate a 'newbie' (teacher's unions and their political cronies)

    02/16/2007 4:07:28 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 5 replies · 785+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | Friday February 16th, 2007 | Mike Rosen
    Chris Romer is a freshman Colorado Senator. He's a bright fellow with a degree from Stanford in economics and more than 20 years of experience in the private sector as a public finance investment banker, specializing in municipal and state budgets. The son of former Gov. Roy Romer, he has a good political pedigree. He describes himself as a "lifelong Democrat," but I don't necessarily hold that against him. After all, Ronald Reagan was once a Democrat. Romer was awarded a seat on the Education Committee. Since Colorado governments - at all levels, combined - spend more money on education...
  • Rosen: Populists equalize poverty

    01/19/2007 5:54:26 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 7 replies · 505+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 19 January 2007 | Mike Rosen
    Rosen: Populists equalize poverty January 19, 2007 With the Democrats back in power in Congress and with the 2008 election campaign already upon us, you'll be hearing much more about "income inequality." This is a major issue for "progressives" (when you hear that word, think "socialists") like Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Populism is back in fashion. By populism, I mean the exploitation of the uninformed, angry impulses and unfiltered passions of the masses. That anger and resentment has historically been directed at the usual villains and cardboard stereotypes: bankers, insurance companies, "big pharma" (that means drug companies), agri-business,...