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  • STATE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACTS

    03/30/2015 5:03:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    The National Conference of State Legislatures ^ | March 30, 2015 | by Jonathan Griffin
    In 1997, in the City of Boerne v. Flores decision, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) did not apply to the states. Since 1993, 20 states have enacted state RFRAs. These laws are intended to echo the federal RFRA, but are not necessarily identical to the federal law. Indiana is the most recent state to enact a RFRA, doing so this year. Sixteen states have introduced legislation this year regarding the creation of, or alteration to, a state religious freedom law. Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas currently have a RFRA, but have introduced...
  • Hypocrisy Alert:

    03/30/2015 4:30:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    We all know Hillary Clinton used a private email address and server for official business when she was Secretary of State. She said she turned over her work-related emails to State, and deleted the ones she deemed personal. Her lawyers said they wouldn’t honor the request by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, to turn over the server to an independent arbiter for review, and that it’s been wiped clean, along with any back up systems connected to the server. This private email scandal has been a nightmare for the Clinton team since it has rehashed all...
  • Clinton's Email Drama Hasn't Had Much Effect On 2016 Prospects (The ends justify the means)

    03/30/2015 3:59:03 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | 03/30/2015 | DOMENICO MONTANARO
    --SNIP-- To be sure, the email controversy has not been good for Clinton. Instead of sitting back, watching Republicans duke it out, working on her presidential launch and trying to tailor her message, she has had to defend her exclusive use of private email to conduct business as secretary of state. But for all the attention it has gotten, not much has changed in the polls.
  • Meet the Men Behind Hillary Clinton's Private 'Spy Network'

    03/30/2015 1:31:37 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 30, 2015 | By Mark Hemingway
    Two big Clinton stories landed last week. The first is that Hillary Clinton destroyed the electronic copies of her State Department emails on her private server after the State Department subpoenaed her emails. The second is that Hillary Clinton had an aide running a "secret spy network" that was, among other things, feeding her information on Benghazi, according to a report by Pro Publica and Gawker. Earlier this month, I noted the myriad ways that Clinton running her own private email server breathes new life into the Benghazi investigation, but this last revelation takes things to a whole new level....
  • Fact Check.org Rushes to Defend Federal Fracking Regulations, Steps on a Rake

    03/30/2015 1:26:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Energy in Depth ^ | March 27, 2015 | Katie Brown
    This afternoon, Fact Check.org produced a fact-check that ostensibly criticizes U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) for his contention that there has never been an instance of ground water contamination caused by hydraulic fracturing. Of course, this piece isnt really about Inhofe at all; but before we get into that, we cant help but wonder why they are fact-checking Inhofe and not former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson or Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz or Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell all of whom have said exactly the same thing. Rather than a fact-check, it reads more like an advocacy...
  • Reporter Who Exposed Hillarys Secret Intel Operation: Who Authorized & Financed It?

    03/29/2015 8:04:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/29/2015 | Breitbart News
    One of the reporters who exposed what appears to have been former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons clandestine and rogue intelligence service said that there are more questions than answers regarding the operation, which was exposed in the hacked emails of Clintons longtime confidante Sidney Blumenthal. Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, Jeff Gerth, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that he still wanted to know who authorized or tasked this network to do what they did and who was paying for this? Gerth, the former...
  • Hillary Clinton Wants to Improve Ties With Israel

    03/30/2015 7:14:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/29/2015 | By MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told a representative of a group of prominent Jewish leaders on Sunday that she wanted to put the relationship between the United States and Israel back on constructive footing, the representative said. Mrs. Clintons comments, made in a phone call to Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, contrasted in tone from recent remarks by members of the Obama administration, who have publicly criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel amid tensions over a nuclear deal with Iran and comments Mr. Netanyahu made in the...
  • Trey Gowdy Exposes Hillary Clintons Criminal Activity

    03/29/2015 11:43:21 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 86 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 3/28/2015 | Onan Coca
    Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) who is leading the investigation into the Benghazi fiasco confirmed to America today that Hillary Clinton is indeed a slimy and likely criminal malcontent. It seems that Mrs. Clinton no longer has any of the emails she sent or received during her time as Secretary of State, but don't worry, unlike the folks at the IRS, her computer didn't crash... No, Hillary lost her emails the good ol' fashioned way. She DELETED them. ALL OF THEM. And she did this AFTER the State Department asked her to return all of her work documents, emails and other...
  • Hillary supporters launch Bill for First Lady ad campaign

    03/19/2015 5:46:56 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 12 replies
    NY POST ^ | March 18, 2015 | Bob Fredericks
    This time, Bill Clinton is the one wearing the dress that grosses out America. The gal-loving former president has been dragged into his wifes likely bid for the White House by a Web site dedicated to her run and whose wild new campaign videos declare, Bill for First Lady and depict him wearing a slinky red dress and heels. The viral video produced by a PAC encouraging Hillary Rodham Clinton to enter the 2016 race shows a male actor wearing a comically oversized Bill Clinton mask and womens clothes and accessories including a handbag, pearls and high...
  • (1998) 2Nd Set Of First Lady's Records Found In Vincent Foster's Attic

    03/05/2015 6:37:41 AM PST · by doug from upland · 29 replies
    seattle times ^ | 1998 | Pete Yost
    WASHINGTON - Whitewater prosecutors have obtained from the attic of the late Vincent Foster's house a second set of Hillary Rodham Clinton's law-firm billing records, lawyers said today. The new records have fewer handwritten notations and fewer pages, but generally contain the same information as the set belatedly found in the White House in 1996. Nonetheless, the documents have become a focal point of recent grand-jury questioning in Arkansas as prosecutors press to wrap up their investigation of the first lady's legal work for a failed savings and loan owned by her Whitewater business partner. "You're sitting in the grand...
  • Former intelligence official: Obamas Middle East policy is willful ignorance

    03/29/2015 9:19:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2015 | By Josh Hicks
    The former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency on Sunday described President Obama's Middle East policy as one of "willful ignorance," saying the administration needs a clearer strategy for dealing with conflicts emerging across the region. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said during an interview on "Fox News Sunday" that recent developments in the Middle East are moving in a bad direction for the United States, with Iran "clearly on the march" to influence events in a "regional sectarian war." At the end of the day, we have just this incredible policy confusion never mind what our strategy is to...
  • Did Hillary Clinton destroy evidence in 'wiping clean' her email server?

    03/29/2015 8:10:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo ^ | 3/28/15 | Brad Knickerbocker
    Behind the saga of Hillary Rodham Clintons personal email account and the messages said to no longer exist is the implication that she has something to hide. None of her critics at least those among congressional Republicans pushing her to reveal more have come right out and said she purposely destroyed politically-damaging evidence that could hamper any plans to run for president next year. **SNIP** The Benghazi panel has already said it will bring Clinton in to testify at least twice once privately about her email use while at State and at another public hearing on the...
  • Clintons Received Money from 'Front for the Government of Iran'

    03/26/2015 9:48:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3-26-15 | Daniel Halper
    As President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry close in on a nuclear deal with Iran, it's worth remembering that the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation received money from "a front for the government of Iran" called the Alavi Foundation. The front gave the Clintons $30,000 between April 2005 and March 2006, according to tax forms. This occurred years after law enforcement officials tied the group to Iranian radicals. The center is funded by the New York-based Alavi Foundation, which law enforcement officials say is closely tied to the mullahs who dominate Iran, the Washington Post reported...
  • Did Hillary Scrub Her Private Server Sometime This Month? [VIDEO]

    03/28/2015 7:45:15 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/28/2015 | Chuck Ross
    Fridays bombshell revelation that Hillary Clintons private email server has been scrubbed of all of the emails she sent as secretary of state has raised questions over the timeline of that erasure.A review of her limited statements on the scandal suggests that it could have occurred as recently as this month.Clintons attorney, David Kendall, sent a letter to the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Friday in response to its subpoena of Clintons emails and its request to inspect her server, which was registered to her Chappaqua, N.Y. home.Kendalls letter prompted South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy to issue a...
  • In the Hunt to Be the 2016 GOP Pick, Top Contenders Agree on 1 Thing: Guns

    03/28/2015 6:54:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    By David A. Fahrenthold March 28 at 9:37 PM There are 15 noteworthy contenders for the Republican Partys presidential nomination. Together, they own at least 40 guns. Some of them have been building their collections since childhood. Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.) is up to 12 now, including an AR-15 assault weapon that he has talked about using if law and order ever breaks down in his neighborhood. Former Texas governor Rick Perry is so well-armed, he has a gun for jogging. Others were city kids who didnt own guns until later in life. Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) bought a...
  • Senate GOP asking new questions about emails for Clinton and (Huma) Abedin

    03/28/2015 2:27:53 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-28-15
    Senate Republicans are renewing efforts to learn why Huma Abedin, a top assistant to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was allowed to keep working at the agency under a special, part-time status while also being employed at a politically-connected consulting firm. The new requests are being made by Iowa GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, following revelations that both women used a private Internet server and email accounts for State Department correspondence. Grassley says the earlier requests to the department have been largely ignored, ~snip~ Grassleys probe started in 2013, when he requested all communications between...
  • Leaked Private Emails Reveal Ex-Clinton Aide's Secret Spy Network

    03/28/2015 1:38:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 24 replies
    ProPublica ^ | March 27, 6:48 p.m | Jeff Gerth and Sam Biddle
    Starting weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to hacked emails from Blumenthal's account. The emails, which were posted on the internet in 2013, also show that Blumenthal and another close Clinton associate discussed contracting with a retired Army special operations commander to put operatives on the ground near the Libya-Tunisia border while Libya's civil war raged in 2011. Blumenthal's emails to Clinton, which were directed...
  • Was Hillary running a secret intel network?

    03/28/2015 11:20:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    If the motives to wipe the hard drive on Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server weren’t already crystal clear, a new development last night put it in Ultra HD. Gawker’s Jeff Girth and Sam Biddle uncovered a secret, private intelligence network run by Sidney Blumenthal for Hillary’s benefit, apart from the State Department’s own Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Hackers got e-mails that went through Hillary’s private server between her and Blumenthal, e-mails that show her own private intel group was also warning her that Libya was collapsing in the weeks and months prior to the sacking of the consulate in...
  • Statement Regarding Subpoena Compliance and Server...by Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    03/27/2015 3:27:27 PM PDT · by kristinn · 65 replies
    House Select Committee on Benghazi ^ | Friday, March 27, 2015 | Rep. Trey Gowdy
    Statement Regarding Subpoena Compliance and Server Determination by Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton March 27, 2015 Press Release Washington, DCSelect Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy today issued the following statement regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons response to the committees subpoena. She failed to produce a single new document and refused to relinquish her server to a neutral, detached third party for an independent review of potential public records: After seeking and receiving a two week extension from the Committee, Secretary Clinton failed to provide a single new document to the subpoena issued by the Committee and...
  • Obama Lawyers Afraid to Go to Court on Email Scandal

    03/27/2015 7:02:00 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 03-27-2015
    The Obama administrations fraud, misconduct and misrepresentation on the Hillary Clinton email scandal continues in federal court. Crafty, corrupt politicians realize that transparency and accountability go hand-in-hand. So that is why Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama (with the federal bureaucracies at their beck and call) have a personal and political interest in keeping their records away from the American people even if it means violating the federal transparency law: the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
  • NSA should have a copy of Clinton's emails

    03/27/2015 6:24:27 PM PDT · by ChiefJayStrongbow · 42 replies
    The mind of the chief | March 27, 2015 | ChiefJayStrongbow
    Clinton claims she wiped her server. I would think the NSA has unwittingly provided a backup service for her. Would certainly like to know what's in the emails.
  • RAND FIRES AT RUBIO, GRAHAM: VOTES WERE FISCALLY IRRESPONSIBLE AND DANGEROUS TO THE COUNTRY FOR...

    03/27/2015 1:35:59 AM PDT · by z taxman · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) fired at Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), among others, calling their ideas fiscally irresponsible and dangerous to the country and just as bad as the Democrats after they voted to raise defense spending on Thursday without offsetting that with spending cuts to discretionary federal programs. Paul had introduced an amendment that would have raised defense spending, but offset that increase with cuts elsewhere, such as the Departments of Education, Energy and Commerce. That amendment competed with an amendment from Rubio that would have increased defense spending with no offsetting spending cutsjust a blanket...
  • Clinton family facing RICO racketeering case filed in federal court in Florida

    03/26/2015 6:16:45 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 19 replies
    Examiner dot com ^ | 03-26-2015
    A former Department of Justice prosecutor, now heading a public-interest watchdog group, filed a RICO-related civil lawsuit against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton and their lucrative family foundation. The lawsuit filed on March 24 before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida alleges that the Clintons and their foundation committed criminal violations under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
  • The Spin Doctors Who Saved Terry McAuliffes Campaign Are Now Joining Team Clinton

    03/26/2015 11:55:01 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/26/2015 | Andrew Johnson Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/416051/spin-doctors-who-saved-te
    Two of the leading minds tasked with saving Terry McAuliffe’s 2013 Virginia gubernatorial bid from controversy over his shady business dealings will likely serve prominent roles in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Robby Mook and Josh Schwerin, who served as campaign manager and spokesman, respectively, in McAuliffe’s successful bid, are all but certain additions to the growing Clinton team as the former secretary of state preps for a White House run. Back in 2013, the McAuliffe campaign became embroiled in questions surrounding the ongoing investigations into their candidate’s Mississippi-based electric-car manufacturing company, GreenTech. Thanks in large part to Mook and Schwerin,...
  • Clinton Camp Warns Us Not to Use Certain "Sexist" Words

    03/26/2015 11:55:57 AM PDT · by yoe · 85 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | March 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    he Clinton campaign has issued a list of words and terms to the Drive-By Media in the form of a threatening e-mail to a New York Times infobabe telling them, "These are the words you cannot use to describe Mrs. Clinton." One word that's not on the list is "cankles." I guess everybody in the media is free to use the word "cankles." ... [snip]Here are the words that the Hillary Clinton campaign sent out to the New York Times reporter Amy Chozick is telling her she can't use. "Polarizing." You may not use the word "polarizing" to describe Mrs....
  • Boeing Dragged Back Into The Union Fight

    03/26/2015 7:54:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/25/2015 | Connor D. Wolf
    Federal labor board officials approved at union vote Tuesday at the Boeing plants in South Carolina, despite adamant opposition from the company. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) approved the request by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) who are hoping to organize the 3,000 workers at Boeings 787 production facility in North Charleston. However, Boeing has been vocally opposed to the idea. The NLRB set the vote for Apr. 22 after both Boeing and the union agreed to waive a hearing on the matter, reports Reuters.
  • CALL YOUR REPS--Did the DOJ's Computer Forensics Division look into Hillary's State Dept server?

    03/26/2015 4:39:40 AM PDT · by Liz · 7 replies
    REFERENCE Computer Crime, E-Crime, Hi-Tech Crime or Electronic Crime is a crime in which a computer plays an essential part. Computer crime is a felony violation of section 1030 of the United States Code. Computer crime also violates copyright laws and property rights in some cases. This type of crime is the illegal exploitation of computer technologies, usually to support crimes such as fraud, identity theft, sharing of information, and embezzlement. A link to the U.S. Department of Justice's website about e-crime and the DOJ's computer forensics activities is at their web site. Examples of computer crime are: <><> *...
  • Scandals force Hillary Clinton to delay 2016 bid announcement

    03/25/2015 7:45:37 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/25/2015 | S.A. Miller
    Many of the key figures cited in a scathing inspector generals report this week are allies of Hillary Rodham Clinton, marking the latest in a series of stumbles for the former first lady and secretary of state that likely forced her to delay her planned presidential campaign announcement.A Democratic strategist familiar with her teams thinking said they are scrambling to limit the damage and readjust the campaign rollout schedule after the Homeland Security Departments inspector general revealed an apparent cronyism scandal that ensnared Mrs. Clintons brother, Anthony Rodham, and two of her political confidants, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and former...
  • Nikki Haley Muffs Jeb Bush Visit

    03/25/2015 3:31:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    Well have a post up soon on the real news associated with former Florida governor Jeb Bushs visit to early-voting South Carolina this week, but first we had to address the colossal pooch screw committed by S.C. governor Nikki Haley during his trip. (SNIP) Well, despite wielding an embarrassingly anemic veto pen during her first four years in office Haley managed to cut funding in 2012 to twenty-three rape and domestic violence crisis centers across the state. Among them? Yup, Sistercare (SNIP) And that, frankly, makes it baffling to us that Bushs campaign which is supposed to be...
  • Is The Obama Administration Losing The War On Terror?

    03/23/2015 11:32:23 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 50 replies
    Fox News Talking Points Memo ^ | Bill O'Reilly and Charles Krauthhammer
    File this under "If they had been doing their damn jobs" Go to about the 6 minute mark...the experts and the talking heads are only just beginning to figure out what they should have known Obama would do all along.
  • Bob Jones III Apologizes For Saying Gays Should Be Stoned

    03/23/2015 8:52:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | March 23, 2015 | Ed Payne
    Bob Jones III Apologizes For Saying Gays Should Be Stoned By Ed Payne, CNN March 23, 2015 (CNN)Three and a half decades after calling for homosexuals to be stoned, former Bob Jones University President Bob Jones III has apologized. "I take personal ownership of this inflammatory rhetoric," Jones said. "This reckless statement was made in the heat of a political controversy 35 years ago." The weekend apology came days after the conservative Christian school in South Carolina received a petition asking for an apology for a statement Jones made to the Associated Press in 1980 at the White House. "I'm...
  • Hillary makes nice with the press (No more secrecy. No more 'zone of privacy,')

    03/23/2015 5:55:49 PM PDT · by maggief · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 23, 2015 | Cameron Joseph
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took time to hang out with the press Monday night, joking with a room packed with national political reporters about their sometimes-testy relationship. "I'm well aware that some of you may be a little surprised to see me here tonight. My relationship with the press has been at times, shall we say, complicated,'" Clinton said to laughs at a dinner for the Robin Toner Program in Political Reporting in downtown Washington, D.C. "But I am all about new beginnings: A new grandchild, another new hairstyle, a new email account, a new relationship with the...
  • (Hillary) Clinton, Obama huddle at White House

    03/23/2015 3:55:56 PM PDT · by maggief · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 23, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama met with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for about an hour at the White House on Monday as Clinton moves closer to launching her long-awaited presidential campaign. President Obama and Secretary Clinton enjoy catching-up in person when their schedules permit," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement. "This afternoon they met privately for about an hour at the White House and discussed a range of topics."
  • Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke: Shame on Durbin for Race-Baiting Lynch Comments

    03/23/2015 3:48:54 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 3-23-15 | Andrew Johnson
    Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke says that Senator Dick Durbin should explain his own previous opposition to the nominations of black women before accusing Senate Republicans of racial motivations for not confirming attorney-general nominee Loretta Lynch. Last week, after Republicans said they would only hold a confirmation vote for Lynch if Democrats approve language barring taxpayer funding for abortions in a human-trafficking bill, Durbin took to the Senate floor and invoked Rosa Parks, accusing Republicans of making Lynch sit in the back of the bus. But as Clarke points out, Durbin voted against the nominations of black women on more...
  • The Race-Baiting Hypocrisy Of Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin

    03/23/2015 2:51:21 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 23, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    olitics: Sen. Dick Durbin, who says Republicans have shoved attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch to the "back of the bus," once filibustered and opposed the GOP nominations of black and Latino appeals court judges. Last week, Durbin accused Republicans of forcing Lynch, President Obama's African-American nominee to replace Eric Holder, to "sit in the back of the bus" until a vote on a controversial sex trafficking bill could be held. That thinly veiled reference to the moment in 1955 when Rosa Parks refused to move from her seat in a Montgomery, Ala., bus was meant to paint Senate Republicans as...
  • Graham, McCain comes out against Loretta Lynch: No Republican should vote for her confirmation

    03/20/2015 4:06:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/20/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    At first blush, it looks like Dick Durbin’s demagoguery did more damage than first thought, but that’s not the real issue. Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham [see second update], both strong advocates for comprehensive immigration reform and usually among those looking for compromise and comity in the Senate on presidential nominations, came out foursquare against the confirmation of Loretta Lynch. In fact, McCain went so far as to declare on the Hugh Hewitt Show that “no Republican should vote for her confirmation,” given her support of Barack Obama’s executive amnesty: JM: Hugh, I know your time is short....
  • Jailed hacker Guccifer boasts, I used to read [Clintons] memos and then do the gardening

    03/21/2015 10:31:26 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 46 replies
    pando dot com ^ | 3-20-15 | MATEI ROSCA
    Back in the Arad penitentiary, I ask Lehel about his heyday. Was it worth it? I had memos Hillary Clinton got as a State Secretary, with CIA briefings. These were being read by her, two other people from the US Government, and Guccifer. I used to read her memos for six-seven hours and then Id get up and do the gardening in the yard, he says.
  • Islams Improbable Reformer

    03/21/2015 10:46:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 20,2015 | BRET STEPHENS
    We are keen on a strategic relationship with the U.S. above everything else, says Egypts new president. And we will never turn our backs on youeven if you turn your backs on us. Hes also aware that the most important work will take time. In January Mr. Sisi went before the religious clerics of Cairos Al-Azhar university to demand a revolution in Islam. The follow-through wont be easy. The most difficult thing to do is change a religious rhetoric and bring a shift in how people are used to their religion, he says. Dont imagine the results will be seen...
  • Will Obama Support Egypt's War on Radical Islam?

    03/21/2015 1:53:17 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 19 replies
    Middle East Forum/Fox News ^ | March 19, 2015 | Raymond Stock
    Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi continues to reach out to America for help in rallying the forces of good against a rising tide of evilthe ever-spreading virus of militant Islam. And so far we are still snubbing him. As I have written before in this space, Sisi appears to be a surprising successor to the heroic British leader who first rallied his own people, then appealed to the New World to join not only his, but humanity's, cause against the Nazi menacewhich is in many ways similar to the Islamist one today. Despite America's declared need for strong Arab allies in...
  • Valerie Jarrett Must Go

    03/21/2015 5:19:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/21/2015 | Jared Feldschreiber
    DC political insiders believe that if President Barack Obama truly seeks compromise with Republicans, he should begin by ditching White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. It goes without saying that Jarrett, the president's longtime trusted confidante, political ally, and family friend, is a divisive figure inside the beltway. Calls for her dismissal have been rampant since the president began his second term -- and even before then. It is a demand still ignored by the White House.
  • Scott Walker to address NRA in 2nd day of South Carolina push

    03/20/2015 4:48:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | March 20, 2015 | Patrick Marley
    Greenville,S.C.Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will spend a second day Friday campaigning in this crucial southern state as he looks to connect with a full spectrum of voters....After hosting events Thursday for the South Carolina Republican Party in Columbia and Greenville, the Republican governor will attend two more Friday in Rock Hill and Charleston. He'll also speak to the National Rifle Association in Charleston.The two-day blitz...is important because the state holds the third presidential nominating contest in the country. It follows recent trips to the states that hold the first two, Iowa and New Hampshire.In his Thursday speeches, Walker spoke of...
  • Haitians Protest Outside Hillary Clintons Office Over Billions Stolen by Clinton Foundation

    03/20/2015 2:00:46 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 68 replies
    freebeacon ^ | 3-20-15
    BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff March 20, 2015 8:27 am Haitian activists protested outside of the Clinton Foundation in New York over the loss of billions of dollars that was meant to help rebuild after the devastating 2010 earthquake. The activists are claiming the money was stolen through the Haiti Reconstruction Commission that was headed by Bill Clinton. In January 2015, the Clinton Foundation was the target of protests for wasting more than $10 billion and awarding contracts to non-Haitian companies. The activists also said Haiti as a cover for foreign governments to funnel kickbacks of hundreds of millions of...
  • How the Clintons Haiti development plans succeed and disappoint

    03/20/2015 11:39:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 20, 2015 | Kevin Sullivan and Rosalind S. Helderman
    Deep in the Haitian countryside, peanut farmer Wismith Moricette epitomizes the success of Bill and Hillary Rodham Clintons charitable work: Through an innovative program backed by the Clintons, the 23-year-old has doubled the yield from his one-acre plot. Along with all those peanuts, Moricette said, have come visions of a brighter future for his wife and young son. Fifty miles away on Haitis Caribbean coast, Anelle Germinal exemplifies another reality of the Clintons work here: disappointment. The 33-year-old mother of four has been standing in the baking sun every day for months waiting for work in the struggling Caracol Industrial...
  • Ted Cruz moves into South Carolina with key staff hire

    03/20/2015 12:05:06 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MARCH 17, 2015 | DAVID M. DRUCKER
    Sen. Ted Cruz is expanding his footprint into South Carolina, hiring a veteran conservative operative there to advise his likely 2016 presidential campaign.The Texas Republican's political team confirmed Monday that it has tapped LaDonna Ryggs to help lead Cruz' efforts in South Carolina. The state hosts the third nominating contest of the 2016 primary and first in the GOP-dominated South. Ryggs, a former GOP county chairman, isn't necessarily a household name. But she has close ties to the Republican base that Cruz hopes will fuel his rise. Ryggs also has relationships with the party Establishment and bring's to the...
  • What if Dick Cheney, Not Hillary Clinton, Deleted 30,000 Emails from a Private Home Server?

    03/20/2015 11:31:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 19, 2015 | H. A. Goodman
    The GOP frenzy over Benghazi is primarily a political attack (13 attacks similar to Benghazi took place against U.S. consulates during the Bush years), however it's fair to ask certain questions about anyone who uses personal emails as a public official. Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and everyone else in the GOP who've used private emails and servers should have their emails audited by a third-party. Furthermore, since Jeb Bush discussed security issues and troop deployments, he should have his email security analyzed by the Department of Defense. Anyone in government using a private email address should be subject to the...
  • Gowdy asks Clinton to turn over email server for review

    03/20/2015 11:25:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    AP ^ | March 20, 2015 | Matthew Daly
    The chairman of a House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi has formally requested that Hillary Rodham Clinton turn over her email server for an independent review. [Snip] Gowdy said that while Clinton "is responsible for causing this issue" by using a private email server, "she alone does not get to determine its outcome."
  • Benghazi committee officially requests Clinton surrender her email server

    03/20/2015 11:52:38 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 68 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 20, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The committee investigating Benghazi formally requested Friday that Hillary Rodham Clinton turn her email server over to an independent third party so it can be scrutinized to determine whether she and the Obama administration complied with open-records laws. Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy sent a letter to the former secretary of states personal lawyer making the request, which he said only comes after exhaustive efforts to get a look at her communications during the time of the 2012 terrorist attack on the diplomatic post in Libyas second-largest city.
  • Walker in South Carolina--Prayerful But Political

    03/20/2015 2:55:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 20, 2015 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    "...Sometimes it takes a little while to warm up to a Midwesterner, said Zee Homoki,an Aiken resident who came the Columbia luncheon with her husband, Steve, an Aiken city councilman. But Homoki liked Walkers references to his upbringing, his focus on national security issues and his deep love of country.He can appeal to a larger section of the Republican Party, she said. Her husband agreed. He might be the guy to actually combine the tea party types and establishment types, he said. We need somebody from outside the Washington establishment,someone with new ideas and the perspective of Middle America.Some saw...
  • Senator Presses for Info on Huma's Special Gov't Status--and Her Emails

    03/19/2015 11:11:29 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 19 Mar 15 | Daniel Halper
    Senator Chuck Grassley has sent two letters to the State Department to ask about Huma Abedin's special government status when she was a government employee--and for information on Abedin's email use while working for the government. Abedin is a close aide to Hillary Clinton, and worked for the consulting firm Teneo (under a special government employee status) while working for Clinton. "I am writing to follow up on inquiries I have been making since June 13, 2013 and August 15, 2013 regarding the State Departments use of Special Government Employee (SGE) designations, and in particular, what steps the Department took...
  • Cruz Launching Sanctions Missile Amid Rumors of Iran Deal

    03/19/2015 11:12:07 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    Rollcall ^ | Niels Lesniewski
    Cruz is introducing his own Iran sanctions proposal. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)Just days before a deadline for an update on a potential announcement of a nuclear agreement with Iran, one Republican senator likely to run for president is renewing a sanctions push.Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is poised to introduce an updated version of legislation Thursday that would revive all sanctions previously loosened by the Obama administration, as well as expand petrochemical sanctions. Companion legislation is expected to be filed in the House of Representatives.Among the provisions is a requirement that the Iranian government renounce state sponsorship of terrorist activities.According to...