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  • JUDICIAL WATCH: OBAMA AND HILLARY CLINTON CONCOCTED BENGHAZI VIDEO LIE WITH JIHADIST HELP

    07/03/2015 8:18:40 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-3-2015 | Edwin Mora
    JUDICIAL WATCH: OBAMA AND HILLARY CLINTON CONCOCTED BENGHAZI VIDEO LIE WITH JIHADIST HELP White House photo/Pete Souza by EDWIN MORA3 Jul 2015Washington, D.C. President Obama and Hillary Clinton likely made the decision to falsely tie an inflammatory anti-Islam Internet video to the fatal Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack that left four Americans dead in Benghazi, Libya, the chief of the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch (JW) told Breitbart News. The president and then-Secretary of State Clinton sought the assistance from domestic and foreign jihadists in spreading the online video lie, added JW President Tom Fitton. Breitbart News spoke to...
  • One Shot, One Kill: Russia Develops New Ship-Sinking Artillery

    07/04/2015 5:10:02 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    Russia's defense industry is developing new delayed-action detonators, which could allow for more effective strikes against ships. Russia's NIMI (Engineering Scientific Research Institute) is developing artillery shells with intellectual, programmable detonators which allow naval artillery to destroy enemy ships with one shot, institute department head Valery Lebedev told RIA Novosti. When the shell hits a ship, it first penetrates its hull and then detonates the shell following an optimal delay, delivering irreparable damage to the ship, according to Lebedev. The US Navy is also known to be developing a similar system within the framework of its MEMS microchip project. "The...
  • The Clinton Foundation Is A Conflicts-Of-Interest Machine (get-rich-quick on others' misfortunes)

    07/03/2015 4:46:26 PM PDT · by Liz · 22 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | 7/3/15 | Zach Toombs
    EDITED WITH EMPHASIS ADDED -- The Clinton Foundation bills itself as a "charity." But it operates more like an exclusive club that brings wealthy, famous people into the Clinton orbit by fashioning fund-raising schemes to solve world problems, like climate change and poverty......the wealthy donors often get something in return — and that’s where the Clintons are running into trouble. One of the clearest examples of this involves Canadian magnate Frank Giustra, who made his pile from both filmmaking and mining. Tycoon Giustra has given the Clinton Foundation an astounding $100 million in the last decade. The Washington Post showed...
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton fight new demand for email server

    07/03/2015 11:23:30 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | 3 Jul 2015 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Lawyers for former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have moved to block a conservative lawyer's effort to pry into emails stored on the Clintons' private server. In a motion filed Thursday evening in federal court in West Palm Beach, Fla., the Clintons' attorneys ask that conservative gadfly Larry Klayman be temporarily barred from demanding information in connection with a racketeering lawsuit he filed in March against the couple and the Clinton Foundation. The suit alleges that the Clintons used the private email server to frustrate Freedom of Information Act requests Klayman filed for records about...
  • Spurned by the West, Georgians look to Russia despite past quarrels

    07/03/2015 10:45:21 AM PDT · by McGruff · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 3, 2015 | Michael Birnbaum
    In this fiercely pro-Western nation that fought a brief war with Russia in 2008, few thought the Kremlin could ever regain a toehold. But with the West backing away from Georgia’s path to E.U. and NATO membership after a year of conflict in Ukraine, pro-Russian sentiments are on the rise. The former Soviet nation’s leaders are warning that Russia may yet prevail if Georgia is shut out from Western clubs. Wary of further provoking Russia, Western politicians have quashed talk of NATO and the European Union expanding eastward any time soon. Russia has stepped into the vacuum, increasing its presence...
  • Who Are The Russian Generals That Ukraine Says Are Fighting In The Donbas?

    07/03/2015 10:41:24 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 18 replies
    RADIO FREE EUROPE RADIO LIBERTY ^ | 3 Jul 15 | Roberty Coalson
    The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has prepared a dossier laying out evidence for what it calls "Russian aggression against Ukraine." The report alleges there are some 9,000 Russian troops deployed in Ukraine, forming 15 battalion tactical groups. The force includes about 200 tanks, more than 500 armored fighting vehicles, and some 150 artillery systems, according to the dossier. The SBU also identifies by name five Russian generals who it says are playing leading roles in commanding and coordinating the military forces of the separatists in eastern Ukraine. Speaking to Bloomberg, New York University professor and specialist in Russian security services...
  • Russia's Once-Mighty Fighter Jet Firm MiG Struggling as Rivals Make Gains

    07/03/2015 10:32:33 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Jul. 02 2015 | Matthew Bodner
    Once one of the world's most famous aircraft designers, Russia's MiG aircraft company has fallen on hard times. Though MiG aircraft continue to populate almost 30 world air forces, the firm has not won a major design competition or aircraft tender in its post-Soviet history. Russia is the world's second-largest arms exporter after the United States, and its aircraft companies made up a substantial $4.4 billion of the country's overall $13 billion in arms exports in 2014, according to data collected by defense industry consultancy IHS. Although MiG has been able to secure a chunk of these exports, its market...
  • Saab unveils superstealth 'ghost submarine' that is virtually invisible to enemies

    07/03/2015 10:17:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    mail Online ^ | 3 July 2015 | MARK PRIGG
    Saab has unveiled what it claims is the world's most advanced stealth submarine. The A26 sub is 207 feet long, and features a 'ghost mode' to make it virtually undetectable when underwater. It also features a unique pod that allows special forces divers to enter and exit the sub while it is underwater. The firm has already signed a $1 billion deal to build two of the new submarines for the Swedish Navy. 'Extreme stealth is at the heart of the Kockums A26 submarine,' the firm said. 'Sweden is unleashing its GHOST (Genuine HOlistic STealth) technology, thus making the Kockums...
  • Russia Adopts Law Giving Internet Users the 'Right to Be Forgotten'(Bait & Hook)

    07/03/2015 9:20:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Russia's parliament gave its final approval on Friday to a law that would require Internet search engines to remove users' personal information from their results. The bill, passed by the State Duma lower house in its third reading, seeks to emulate European Union rules on the "right to be forgotten," under which search engines must take down certain results that appear under a search of a person's name. Under the new Russian legislation, Internet users will have the right to request the removal of information that is incorrect or "no longer relevant because of subsequent events or actions," TASS news...
  • [May 26, 2015] Obama-Netanyahu feud a problem for Hillary and Dems

    07/03/2015 8:39:50 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 26, 2015 | Fredric U. Dicker
    A top GOP strategist and pollster for newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is warning that New York Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, "will pay a heavy price" at the polls next year if they don't break with President Obama's policies on Israel and reject any deal he makes with Iran. "Hillary Clinton, [Sen.] Chuck Schumer, [Reps.] Nita Lowey, Steve Israel, Jerry Nadler, Eliot Engel and others are about to get a whole new wave of pressure from Republicans on whether they agree or not with Obama on Israel," New York-based national GOP pollster and strategist John McLaughlin told The Post....
  • Ed Klein: Obama Administration Looking to Stop Hillary's WH Bid

    03/15/2015 2:34:29 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 42 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 14 Mar 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Veteran journalist Ed Klein said on Saturday that the Obama administration "is up to its eyebrows in efforts to stop" Hillary Clinton from running for the White House — including six investigations launched by longtime presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett involving Clinton's years as Secretary of State. "This administration, the Obama administration, will do virtually anything to prevent Hillary from becoming president," Klein told renowned economist Larry Kudlow on his WABC radio show. Kudlow is also a Newsmax columnist and works for NBC's business channel, CNBC. "It's their view that if she does become president — like her husband, Bill —...
  • A video: African Ukrainian in ATO zone tells why he’s fighting against Russa

    07/03/2015 7:33:27 AM PDT · by Astralike · 1 replies
    Joinfo.com ^ | 3/07/2015 | Joinfo.com
    Aleksander Kravtsevich is a black volunteer soldier, who went to defend Ukraine in the ATO zone. Even the most ardent propagandists has not dreamed of it.
  • Emails suggest Hillary helped Clinton Foundation donors (US ntl interests disregarded)

    07/02/2015 3:54:55 PM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner.com ^ | 7/1/15 | SARAH WESTWOOD
    Secy of State Hillary Clinton extended warm welcomes to executives from companies that had donated to the Clinton Foundation, new emails from her first year as Secy of State show. Her frequent interactions with firms that had given generously to her family philanthropy — many of which were lobbying the State Department at the same time — raise questions about whether she used her diplomatic perch to help certain companies get ahead. <><> For example, in Sept 2009, Clinton asked State Dept aides to help the Blackstone Group secure a requested visa. Blackstone donated between $250,000 and $500,000 to the...
  • Greta demands Hillary remove ‘dishonest’ ad featuring her

    07/01/2015 5:56:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    NMediaEqualizer ^ | July 1,2015 | By Brian Maloney
    An ad unveiled today by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is being denounced by Greta Van Susteren, who says it selectively edited her interview with Rep Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to make it appear the Benghazi investigation is politically motivated. Via her website, the Fox News Channel host has demanded the Clinton campaign remove her 81-second “Briefing” spot, also providing a transcript of the original program to prove Gowdy was not actually backing the Democratic presidential primary candidate’s claims. Van Susteren sees the key discrepancy as “Chairman Gowdy saying ‘it could be’ when I pointed out that a delay in releasing the...
  • Ukraine cages its soldiers to stop them getting drunk

    07/02/2015 11:51:59 AM PDT · by Altenkrug · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 30, 2015
    Tanked-up Ukranian troops are crammed into small metal cages as a punishment for getting drunk. Video footage of the soldiers being shoved into the cages to sober up in eastern Ukraine has been published online. The men are forced to sit on the floor of the metal enclosure as it is not high enough for them to stand. The disgraced men are only released when they have sobered up. War reporter Andrei Tsaplienki explained the reason these soldiers were punished so harshly. 'In some army units, alcoholism has come to the level of an epidemic,' he said. 'So, radical measures...
  • Admission of Hillary Clinton’s classified emails opens door for feds to seize her servers

    07/02/2015 8:43:47 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 2, 2015
    The State Department on Wednesday conceded that two dozen of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails did contain classified information, a fact that could trigger a U.S. policy that authorizes the government to take control of her private server and sanitize the contents. A former senior intelligence official told The Washington Times the policy also requires the government to check other Internet paths her secret information could have taken. The intelligence source said Mrs. Clinton’s communication, whether telephone or emails, would have been targeted by a number of foreign agencies. This source said it is likely her private server was breached.
  • St Dept. withholds ‘classified’ info from Clinton emails,despite claim of 'no classified material'

    07/01/2015 4:41:45 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    foxnews ^ | 7/1/15 | foxnews
    A State Department spokesman said Wednesday that details from 25 emails were deemed classified and withheld from the 3,000-page trove of Hillary Clinton documents released overnight -- despite the former secretary of state claiming she never sent classified material on her personal email. State Department spokesman John Kirby acknowledged at a briefing that details from the 25 emails are now considered "classified." The messages were released, with those portions redacted. However, Clinton declared in March that she "did not email any classified material to anyone" on her account. "There is no classified material. So I'm certainly well aware of the...
  • How World War III became possible

    07/01/2015 3:07:23 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 68 replies
    Vox (Vox.com) ^ | June 29, 2015 | Max Fisher
    It was in August 2014 that the real danger began, and that we heard the first warnings of war. That month, unmarked Russian troops covertly invaded eastern Ukraine, where the separatist conflict had grown out of its control. The Russian air force began harassing the neighboring Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, which are members of NATO. The US pledged that it would uphold its commitment to defend those countries as if they were American soil, and later staged military exercises a few hundred yards from Russia's border.Both sides came to believe that the other had more drastic intentions....
  • Terrific: Attorney In Charge of Releasing Lois Lerner "Lost" Emails Now In Charge of HRC's Emails

    07/01/2015 1:32:12 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/1/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Attorney Catherine Duval is in charge of handling inquiries from Congress about emails belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner, the woman at the center of the conservative targeting scandal. Just last week we learned during Congressional testimony from internal government watchdogs that Lerner's hard drive containing emails sent and received when the agency was targeting conservative groups between 2010 and 2012 likely crashed due to "an impact of some sort." We also learned that her hard drive allegedly crashed on a Saturday and that the IRS didn't bother looking for backup tapes. “When asked about the possible cause of...
  • Emails Show Hillary’s State Department Communicating With Google About Blocked Benghazi Video

    07/01/2015 1:30:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/1/15 | Stephen Gutowski
    Emails among State Department officials show the administration was in contact with Google regarding a blocked YouTube video after President Obama conceded that the Benghazi attack was a preplanned act of terror. On Sept. 27, 2012, Nora Toiv, a special assistant to the counselor of the Department, sent an email to other State Department officials with the subject line “RE: Google and YouTube.” The email referenced a phone conversation with a person named Sue who assured Toiv a block would remain on an unnamed video at least through Oct. 1, 2012. “Sue just called back and the block will stay...
  • Gotcha? Russian military base reportedly found in Ukraine, detailed in drone video

    07/01/2015 2:05:16 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 4 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 30 Jun 15 | Dan Lamothe
    A Ukrainian group that backs the government in Kiev on Tuesday published video captured by drone aircraft and said it shows a Russian military encampment in eastern Ukraine, bolstering claims that Moscow has expanded its military actions there. The video was posted on YouTube by Dnipro-1, a volunteer defense force, and highlighted on the Daily Beast. It includes English subtitles, and claims the encampment is in the village of Solncevo, in Ukraine’s Donetsk region. That’s found here:
  • E-mails expose Hillary Clinton as a small-minded pol

    07/01/2015 12:35:22 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/1 | Jen Rubin
    The latest batch of Hillary Clinton e-mails disclosed by the State Department is perhaps the most interesting. This is not because there is a bombshell; we know she destroyed “personal” e-mails, so we are not likely to find any real nuggets in those she turned over. (In one humorous e-mail previously released, she asked whether the e-mail can be printed out “without identifiers.”) No, this tranche of e-mails is revealing because it shows Clinton to be lacking real authority, surrounded and protected by political hacks, filthy rich and obsessed with political power. In short, this is the real Hillary Clinton.
  • This Hillary Clinton ad is intellectually dishonest – it edits Congressman Trey Gowdy incompletely

    07/01/2015 12:34:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Greta Wire ^ | July 1, 2015 | Greta Van Susteren
    Former Democratic (not Republican) Congressman Dennis Kucinich just brought this new Clinton ad to my attention. He walked into my office and showed me. I watched the ad…and I pulled up the transcript from the complete interview from which the edited clips come. The HRC ad – at least the portion I am in with Congressman Trey Gowdy – is dishonest. It is not complete and it is intended to convey a false message. The HRC campaign should pull this ad. The ad shows Chairman Gowdy saying ‘it could be’ when I pointed out that a delay in releasing the...
  • Hillary Clinton Just Raised a Record Amount of Campaign Cash ($45 Million)

    07/01/2015 11:52:35 AM PDT · by lbryce · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 1, 2015 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is set to raise a record amount of money in her first quarter as a presidential candidate, exceeding expectations of her campaign. Clinton is on track to raise more than $45 million in the April-June fundraising quarter, a Clinton campaign official said Wednesday. That would be more than any other primary candidate's first quarter in history. At $41.9 million during its first quarter in 2011, President Barack Obama's campaign held the previous record. The Clinton campaign official said that 91% of the donations came from people giving $100 or less. Clinton, on Twitter, posted that...
  • Yes, Clinton lied about her emails (she accidentally altered them before turning them over)

    07/01/2015 11:28:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 1, 2015
    It is rare for news events, even as momentous as the past week's, to drown out absolute proof that a candidate for president has lied willfully to the public and Congress. Yet precisely such proof has emerged, and it has appeared not only in this newspaper but also in The New York Times (albeit with a headline designed not to draw attention). Americans learned this spring that Hillary Clinton, in contravention of federal records rules and current law, conducted all her State Department business using a private email address, housed in a server at her home in Westchester County, N.Y....
  • BREAKING=> ISIS Publishes Map of July 4th FBI Command Centers

    07/01/2015 11:22:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 87 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    FOX News reported Monday evening on Special Report that the FBI is setting up command centers around the country to prepare for possible terror attacks on the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Fox News anchor Shepard Smith posted on Twitter about the report: Shepard Smith âś” @ShepNewsTeam FBI tells Fox News it is building command centers around US to monitor terror threats over July 4 holiday 3:53 PM - 29 Jun 2015 BREAKING=> ISIS Publishes Map of July 4th FBI Command Centers Jim Hoft Jul 1st, 2015 9:23 am 144 Comments FOX News reported Monday evening on Special Report that...
  • Email bombshells from Hillary's secret account show she didn't know when cabinet meetings were

    07/01/2015 11:19:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2015 | David Martosko, Us Political Editor For Dailymail.com
    Hillary Clinton's emails have been a subject of partisan finger-pointing and hand-wringing since the revelation in April that she had used a private home-brew server to store her messages during the four years she was secretary of state. On Tuesday the State Department released the first in a series of document-dumps comprising about 3,000 of the 55,000 pages Clinton turned over to State late last year. They describe the ordinary and the shocking – everything from ordinary meeting recaps to the involvement in the agency of Sidney Blumenthal, Clinton's 2008 election hatchet-man who had officially been exiled from the administration....
  • Hillary May Have Committed Treason In Benghazi By Facilitating Weapons Sales To Rebels

    07/01/2015 11:17:19 AM PDT · by lbryce · 44 replies
    HNGN ^ | June 29, 2015 | Taylor Tyler
    Full Title:Hillary Clinton May Have Committed Treason In Benghazi By Facilitating Weapons Sales To Rebels Who Killed Americans While Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, she supported a covert exchange of weapons to Libyan rebels, some of whom then conducted the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, according to federal court documents obtained by Fox News. Career CIA officer David Manners offered sworn testimony to the District Court of Arizona on May 5, 2015, claiming, "It was then, and remains now, my opinion that the United States did participate, directly or indirectly, in the supply...
  • FLASHBACK: David Axelrod didn't know about Hillary's private server (lying with practiced ease)

    07/01/2015 6:58:23 AM PDT · by Liz · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner.com ^ | 7/1/15 | T. Becket Adams
    At the time he was Obama's WH advisor (and chief political strategist), David Axelrod said he was unaware Hillary conducted official State Dept business from an unauthorized, private server. But emails released Tuesday evening by the State Dept include his request for Hillary's private email address--and suggest he had every reason to know and raises questions about what else he knew. Asked last month in an interview whether he knew anything about Clinton's "homebrew" system when they worked together in the Obama administration, Axelrod responded, "I didn't know." However, correspondences from 2009 show that Axelrod may have had reason to...
  • FLASHBACK: When David Axelrod said he didn't know anything about Clinton's private server

    07/01/2015 7:47:43 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 1, 2015 | T. Becket Adams
    DRUDGE Headline - Axelrod caught in new lie... Former White House senior adviser David Axelrod said in June he was unaware Hillary Clinton conducted business from a personal email server when she served as secretary of State – but a State Department document dump Tuesday evening raises questions about how much he knew. Asked last month in an interview whether he knew anything about Clinton's "homebrew" system when they worked together in the Obama administration, Axelrod responded, "I didn't know." However, correspondences from 2009 show that Axelrod may have had reason to know about Clinton's questionable email behavior. While it's...
  • Judicial Watch: Released Documents Confirm WH Officials Set Clinton’s Benghazi Response

    07/01/2015 7:50:16 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 32 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 29, 2015 | Judicial Watch
    Judicial Watch today released new State Department documents showing that Hillary Clinton and the State Department’s response to the Benghazi attack was immediately determined by top Obama White House officials, particularly Ben Rhodes, then-White House deputy strategic communications adviser, and Bernadette Meehan, a spokesperson for the National Security Council. The new documents were forced from the U.S. State Department under court order in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01511)).
  • Steve Forbes Pens Open Letter to Greek Leaders; Greece Can Teach The World A Needed Lesson

    07/01/2015 6:29:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Pappas Post ^ | 03/05/2015 | BY GREGORY PAPPAS
    Former US Presidential candidate and publisher of Forbes Magazine, Steve Forbes, used the platform of his magazine to pen an open letter to the prime minister and finance minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras and Yanis Varoufakis. The full text of his letter appears below. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Prime Minister Tsipras and Finance Minister Varoufakis: You may have won a four-month reprieve of sorts from your creditors, but your situation is desperate, and everyone knows it, most particularly Europe’s paymasters, the Germans. As you just painfully learned, your ability to blackmail your creditors is a fraction of what it once was. Businesses,...
  • Global support for ISIS includes up to 42M Muslims, group claims

    07/01/2015 6:21:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/01/2015 | By Brooke Singman
    Global support for ISIS may be much bigger than previously known, according to a new report that found as many as 42 million Muslims around the world have positive feelings about the black-clad army of barbarians that established a so-called caliphate in Syria and Iraq last year. The report from the New York-based research institute Clarion Project crunched numbers from four recent polls surveying Arab public opinion toward ISIS. Clarion found the terror group's supporters are 8.5 million strong, but more than 42 million of the world's estimated 1.5 billion Muslims feel at least somewhat positively about the terror group....
  • Russia to review 1991 decision to recognise independence of Baltic states

    07/01/2015 7:45:57 AM PDT · by annalex · 64 replies
    Ukraine Today ^ | JUN. 30, 2015
    Russia to review 1991 decision to recognise independence of Baltic states Estonia, Latvia and Lithunia were occupied by the Soviet Union for decades Russia is examining the legality of the decision to recognise the independence of the Baltic republics in 1991 by the State Council of the USSR - according to Russia's state news service Interfax. The decision to review recognition of the independence of EU-member Baltic nations follows the Russian Prosecutor General's Office ruling last year that Crimea was illegally handed to Ukraine in 1954; and is certain to alarm the small Baltic NATO-member nations of Lithuania, Latvia and...
  • Email bombshells from Hillary's secret account show she didn't know when cabinet meetings were held

    07/01/2015 2:28:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/01/15 | David Martosko
    Email bombshells from Hillary's secret account show she didn't know when cabinet meetings were held, was dumbfounded by a fax machine and emailed aides to fetch her iced tea **SNIP** Federal law forbids government employees from using taxpayer-funded resources, including office computers and other devices, in connection with political fundraising – even if the money collected goes to retire old campaign costs. 'What we learned tonight is troubling,' Republican National Committee chairman Reice Priebus said in a statement Tuesday night. 'Administration officials knew more than previously disclosed, Sidney Blumenthal was involved with more than just providing Libya off-the-books intelligence, and...
  • A Spanish investigation into the Russian mafia 'could change the narrative of Putin in the West'

    07/01/2015 4:26:25 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 21 replies
    BUSINESS INSIDER ^ | 30 Jun 15 | Natasha Bertrand
    (Reuters) Vladimir Putin with Jose Maria Aznar, then Spain's prime minister, at Moncloa Palace on June 13, 2000. One of Russia's largest organized-crime syndicates allegedly operated out of Spain for more than a decade with the help of close allies of President Vladimir Putin, then the deputy mayor of St. Petersburg, Bloomberg reports. Prosecutors in Madrid have filed a 488-page petition to charge 27 people with money laundering and fraud in connection to the St. Petersburg-based Tambov crime syndicate's setting up shop in Spain in 1996. Vladislav Reznik, now the deputy head of the finance committee in Russia's lower house...
  • Russian, Iranian loyalty to Bashar Assad tested as Syria approaches ‘tipping point’

    06/30/2015 2:57:46 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 29 Jun 15 | Guy Taylor
    The regime of longtime Syrian strongman Bashar Assad is struggling at levels unseen during the nation’s 4-year-old civil war, ramping up pressure on allies Iran and Russia to either abandon or double down on their support for the Syrian leader, U.S. intelligence officials say. While world headlines focus on the push for a nuclear accord between the West and Iran, Syria’s civil war is approaching what several officials described to The Washington Times as a “tipping point,” with various jihadi forces gaining ground against Mr. Assad’s government forces in several parts of the nation.
  • Attorney in Charge of IRS’ Email Production Now in Charge of State Dep’t Emails

    06/30/2015 9:29:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 6/30/15 | Ali Meyer
    Catherine Duval, the attorney in charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s email production to Congress, has changed jobs: She now manages the State Department’s email production to Congress, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) told a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday, June 25. Both the IRS and State Department have come under congressional scrutiny over their email production amid suspicions that critical documents may have been withheld or destroyed. Word that Catherine Duval – also known as Kate Duval -- has worked at both the IRS and the State Department came last Thursday, when Gowdy questioned...
  • Putin: America Is Godless, Has Turned Away from Christian Values

    06/30/2015 8:10:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 188 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/29/15
    Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the West, including the United States, for eschewing Christian values and opting instead for a “path to degradation.” In his State of the Nation speech last month, Putin asserted that, “Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values… Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan.” Russia has adopted new laws that ban homosexual propaganda and criminalizes the insulting of religious sensibilities. The law on religious sensibilities was approved in the wake of...
  • Who’s ‘godless’ now? Russia says it’s U.S.

    06/29/2015 3:13:51 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 62 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 2014 | Marc Bennets
    MOSCOW — At the height of the Cold War, it was common for American conservatives to label the officially atheist Soviet Union a “godless nation.” More than two decades on, history has come full circle, as the Kremlin and its allies in the Russian Orthodox Church hurl the same allegation at the West. “Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a recent keynote speech. “Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in...
  • Opinion: Europe’s war on Greek democracy

    06/29/2015 3:05:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 29,2015 | Joseph E. Stiglitz
    In fact, European leaders are finally beginning to reveal the true nature of the ongoing debt dispute, and the answer is not pleasant: it is about power and democracy much more than money and economics. Of course, the economics behind the program that the “troika” (the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund) foisted on Greece five years ago has been abysmal, resulting in a 25% decline in the country’s gross domestic product. I can think of no depression, ever, that has been so deliberate and had such catastrophic consequences: Greece’s rate of youth unemployment, for...
  • Sanctions against Russia: new toilet paper with text of ‘Western sanctions’ launched

    06/29/2015 2:14:11 PM PDT · by Astralike · 8 replies
    Joinfo.com ^ | 30/06/2015
    The Russians responded to the sanctions against Russia. A group of Siberian entrepreneurs have started selling toilet paper featuring the text of the sanctions imposed against Russian Federation by the European Union and the United States.
  • Fournier: Hillary Clinton Undermining Public Trust In Her and Politics In General

    06/29/2015 10:11:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 29, 2015 | BY: Andrew Kugle
    National Journal reporter Ron Fournier said Monday on Morning Joe that Hillary Clinton has undermined the public’s trust in government and politics. “White House officials tell me they’re disgusted with the fact that Hillary Clinton violated their rules on foreign donations, violated their rules on email,” Fournier said. “Well, I haven’t heard the president rebuke her. I haven’t seen his State Department investigate this. So I’ve got to assume that the Obama White House is complicit in this lack of transparency and in this rule breaking and whatever else is going on that we don’t know about.”
  • Benghazi night call between Clinton and Obama withheld, documents show

    06/29/2015 8:36:02 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 47 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Catherine Herridge
    New documents released by a federal court show President Obama called then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the night of the 2012 Benghazi attack -- but the contents are being withheld by the State Department. It had previously been disclosed that Clinton and Obama spoke the night of the terror attacks. But the documents offer additional information about the timing of the call -- after the initial attack on the U.S. consulate, but before the second wave where mortars hit the nearby CIA annex and killed former Navy SEALs Ty Woods and Glen Doherty. The contents of the call, however,...
  • Srebrenica divided as ever as Serbs put up anti-EU posters

    06/28/2015 4:57:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 28, 2015 11:51 AM EDT | Aida Cerkez
    Less than two weeks before the Srebrenica massacre’s 20th anniversary, Muslims and Eastern Orthodox Serbs in the Bosnian town are as divided as ever. Serbs put up anti-European Union posters on Sunday with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s portrait on them and the words “Eastern alternative” and “Republika Srpska,” or “Serb Republic.” Most of them were plastered on the bullet-riddled walls of a warehouse in the nearby village of Kravica, where Serb forces executed Muslim Bosnians during the 1995 genocide.Bosnia’s Muslims want the country to join the EU, while Serbs would like their half—called Republika Srpska—to secede and stay close to...
  • As SpaceX Rocket Explodes, Russia is Back on Top in Space Flight

    06/28/2015 1:24:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 28, 2015 | Chriss W. Street
    An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket traveling at 2,900 mph, about 27 miles above the earth disintegrated 2 minutes and 19 seconds into its flight from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station. It was a severe blow to NASA, still reeling from two previous failed Space Station resupply missions. The SpaceX failure is a reprieve for Russia’s Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft that will remain the prime Space Station servicer, despite recently renewed US sanctions against Russia. The SpaceX launch, its seventh robotic cargo mission to the International Space Station, was running at what NASA called “on course, on track” before...
  • Cruz: If Hillary Was Republican Media Would Have ‘Special Prosecutor Watch’

    06/28/2015 1:02:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 28, 2015 | Pam Key
    Cruz said, “Mainstream media is not fair and impartial. They are protecting Barack Obama and this presidency. I think no one is more ready for Hillary than the mainstream media.” He continued, “If any Republican did what she’s [Hillary Clinton] doing right now, she doesn’t take any press interviews and the press is docile … How many criminal investigations are ongoing into Hillary Clinton right now?”
  • Gary Hart: America’s Founding Principles Are in Danger of Corruption

    06/28/2015 7:03:08 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 51 replies
    TIME ^ | June 26, 2015 | By Gary Hart
    Welcome to the age of vanity politics and campaigns-for-hire. What would our founders make of this nightmare? Four qualities have distinguished republican government from ancient Athens forward: the sovereignty of the people; a sense of the common good; government dedicated to the commonwealth; and resistance to corruption. Measured against the standards established for republics from ancient times, the American Republic is massively corrupt. From Plato and Aristotle forward, corruption was meant to describe actions and decisions that put a narrow, special, or personal interest ahead of the interest of the public or commonwealth. Corruption did not have to stoop to...
  • Critics begin hard look at Clinton Foundation donations (tool for Clinton wealth and power)

    06/28/2015 6:15:09 AM PDT · by Liz · 21 replies
    Bay Area Examiner ^ | 6/27/15 | Dwight L. Schwab Jr.
    The Clinton Foundation is billed as a philanthropic organization that mobilizes wealthy power brokers w/ a mission to solve global problems. It's raised an incredible $2 billion for an eclectic range of programs...fighting elephant poaching, improving schools, and raising AIDS awareness in Latin and African countries. The Foundation is under intense criticism...the watchdog Sunlight Foundation charges donations from individuals, corporations, and foreign governments, are conflicts of interest b/c these entities give Bill Clinton exorbitant speaking fees......that millions in honoraria lead to Hillary's State Dept approving contracts and treaty agreements. The Clinton Foundation's lengthy list of foreign donors is where most...
  • Clinton says Supreme Court has a message for GOP: 'Move on' (barf alert)

    06/28/2015 3:53:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | June 27, 2015 | Lisa Lerer
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday praised the Supreme Court's ruling declaring same-sex couples have a right to marry and suggested that her Republican opponents were being left behind by history. In one of her most partisan speeches since announcing her presidential campaign, Clinton criticized the field of more than a dozen Republican candidates for opposing gay marriage, gun control, immigration reform and women's reproductive rights. "We can sum up the message from the court and the American people in just two words: Move on," she said in a fiery speech to Democratic activists gathered in Northern Virginia...