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  • David Petraeus in the running to be Trump's secretary of state

    11/17/2016 12:30:36 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 116 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/17/16 | Julian Borger and David Smith
    David Petraeus – the former US army general and CIA director who was prosecuted for mishandling classified information – has entered the race to become Donald Trump’s secretary of state, diplomatic sources said on Thursday.
  • Quotes from Crooked Hillary Clinton’s own lying mouth (part two)

    06/09/2016 9:19:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/9/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This list of some of Crooked Hillary Clinton’s biggest lies was compiled by the staff of a great website. 1) "G**d*mn it . . . You bastard . . . It's your f**king fault." Said to President Bill Clinton after some bad news was received regarding the Whitewater investigation. Source: "Hillary in Her Own Words," Whistleblower, May 2008, page 25. 2) "Wouldn't it be hysterical if someone just happened to remove all the Ws from the computer keyboards?" A remark made on the First Lady's final evening in the White House. The next day many White House computer keyboards...
  • “What difference…does it make” if Hillary has one more for the road?

    06/14/2015 8:36:16 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/14/15 | George Spelvin
    Was Madam Secretary in her cups when she exclaimed, “What difference…does it make?” Her testimony in front of the Congressional hearing on Benghazi forever will be characterized by this appalling utterance in the face of the death of an American Ambassador and three brave US warriors in a war on terror which, thanks to Hillary and her kind, we are now losing. Was substance abuse her real problem in that grotesque lack of sympathy for her own station chief? A GLOBE story reports that Hillary Clinton, now the Democrats’ only Presidential Campaigner in Chief, has had drunken blackouts! Reportedly, she...
  • The Buzz: Leland Yee promises to fight corruption in ballot statement

    04/29/2014 7:32:52 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | April 27, 2014 | Jim Miller and Alexei Koseff
    <p>Arriving now in the mailboxes of more than 10.6 million California voter households: Sen. Leland Yee’s pledge to fight corruption.</p> <p>Yee, indicted earlier this month on corruption and conspiracy charges, paid $6,250 for a statement touting his secretary of state candidacy in the voter information guides that began going out Thursday for the June 3 primary.</p>
  • Kerry riding little girl bike? Is this for real?

    08/04/2014 5:21:59 PM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 75 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 8-4-2014 | Ace of Spades HQ
    According to the article, a visitor to Nantucket took a picture of John Kerry riding a little pink girl's bike. If this turns out to be real and not photoshopped, could we ask for a more humiliating and pathetic Secretary of State?
  • John Kerry Was Just Resting His Eyes (Fell Asleep at Press Conference in Poland)

    06/03/2014 3:37:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Today, at a joint press conference between Barack Obama and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski in Warsaw, Secretary of State John Kerry pulled the old "dad on the couch" move, testing the limits between what he called "a really long blink" and what looked more like a very short nap. The tell is always in the jerk back to wake up. Twitter: Brian Rie$ ✔ @moneyries Secretary of State @JohnKerry taking a power nap in Warsaw (in his defense...long flight!) John Kerry ✔ @JohnKerry Follow .@moneyries just a really long blink! The other dead giveaway is protesting too much.
  • First Bosnia, then Benghazi?

    05/07/2013 7:21:58 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 14 replies
    5/7/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Is there a pattern here with Hillary? Remember the supposed sniper-fire? How could she mistake no sniper fire for sniper fire? Thus, how could she have misspoken? And now Benghazi? Has she told the truth? Did she tell the truth on Bosnia? Just curious...
  • Kerry Has Investments in Companies Accused of Violating Iran Sanctions

    12/21/2012 10:50:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies
    Kerry Has Investments in Companies Accused of Violating Iran Sanctions Daniel Halper December 21, 2012 12:59 PM John Kerry, who will be nominated later today to be the next secretary of state, is the richest member of the U.S. Senate. His estimated net worth is, at minimum, $198.65 million, according to disclosure forms. Kerry's disclosure forms also reveal that he has invested in companies accused of doing business with Iran. One of the companies Kerry is invested in is called Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (Petrobras), it's a Brazilian-based oil and gas corporation. Disclosure forms reveal that Kerry has between $150,000...
  • Discovered papers: Hanoi directed Kerry [2004]

    01/29/2013 3:19:13 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 81 replies
    world net daily ^ | Published: 10/26/2004 at 1:00 AM | Art Moore
    memory hole reminder The first documentary evidence that Vietnamese communists were directly steering John Kerry’s group Vietnam Veterans Against the War has been discovered in a U.S. archive, according to a researcher who spoke with WorldNetDaily. Read more at
  • Hillary Laments Lack of Funding

    01/23/2013 5:40:29 PM PST · by Hoodat · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11:45 AM, Jan 23, 2013 | Daniel Harper
    Hillary Clinton lamented the lack of State Department funding at a hearing this morning on the Benghazi terror attack on Capitol Hill: implication in the exchange is that the Republican led House of Representatives has threatened the security of State Department officials abroad.
  • Question John Kerry Long and Hard!

    12/22/2012 11:54:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | December 23, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    This column was co-authored by Bob MorrisonSen. John Kerry has a long and dubious record in foreign policy. In the 1970's, he testified against his fellow Vietnam War veterans before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He charged that they were violating the Geneva Conventions every day in Vietnam. Some POWs were outraged at Kerry's disloyal statements. They said they had been tortured by their Communist captors trying to force them to make such untrue statements. Worse, Kerry went to Paris in 1971. There, he met with North Vietnamese Communists. We need to see all his notes from those meetings....
  • Republicans are 'not giving up' on Benghazi

    12/15/2012 5:20:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Republicans are 'not giving up' on BenghaziBy Julian Pecquet - 12/15/12 03:24 PM ET Republican lawmakers are vowing to keep pressing the administration on Benghazi despite Susan Rice’s decision to drop her bid to become secretary of State. “We'll continue to seek answers,” a Republican Senate aide told The Hill. “We're not giving up on it.” Rice’s decision to step aside averted a contentious confirmation fight with Republican senators that might have pointed to an end to the political battle over the U.S. consulate attack. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations had become the flash-point for criticism since describing...
  • Kerry, Rice position themselves on Benghazi attack

    10/09/2012 5:42:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Cable ^ | September 27, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    The two most discussed candidates to be America's next top diplomat now find themselves on opposite sides of the Libya issue, with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice in the role of defending the administration's narrative and Sen. John Kerry(D-MA) promising tough congressional oversight while giving the State Department room to conduct its own investigation. As the controversy over the administration's handling of the issue grows,Rice's comments on the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi are coming under increasing attack. Her insistence on a number of Sunday talk shows Sept. 16 that,according to the best information available at the...
  • VANITY. QUESTION: Has Hillary turned in her resignation?

    12/27/2010 12:55:34 PM PST · by native texan · 33 replies · 2+ views
    I was just told that Hillary turned in her resignation as Sec of State? Anyone know if this is correct?
  • Democrats plan to steal Nov. elections with Secretaries of State as they did to Coleman in Minn.

    07/11/2010 7:30:50 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 35 replies
    The Collins Report ^ | July 11, 2010 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    When Joseph Stalin said, "The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The People who count the votes decide everything," he pointed the way for the Democrat takeover of our electoral process! Communists and socialists in America now have their marching orders to manipulate how our votes are counted by taking over Offices throughout our country. After the Bush Kerry 2004 election, " the idea for the Secretary of State Project (SOSP) germinated when the group's Democrat founders blamed Kerry's defeat on then Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, a Republican who had ruled that Ohio would not count provisional...
  • AZ Eligibility Bill Introduced with Numerous Sponsors

    02/11/2010 9:38:21 PM PST · by STARWISE · 27 replies · 896+ views
    Right Side of Life ^ | 1-14-10 | Phil
    Thanks to a concerned citizen, State Rep. Judy Burges’ bill appears to have been posted online as HB2441. The introduction to the bill shows that Rep. Burges is one of 11 House and Senate sponsors and includes 25 cosponsors for a total of 40 supporters of the bill: Despite the concerns of the opposition commenters attached to this posting, Rep. Burges’ thoughts on the basis for presidential eligibility qualification are truly hers and do not represent adding further qualifications to Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the Constitution; to wit: B. THE NATIONAL POLITICAL PARTY COMMITTEE FOR A CANDIDATE...
  • Clinton wins committee approval; Vitter only ‘no’ vote

    01/15/2009 1:51:43 PM PST · by abb · 46 replies · 1,098+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 15, 2009 | J. Taylor Rushing
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday, in a near-unanimous vote, recommended the confirmation of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) as the next secretary of state. The panel voted 16-1 to support Clinton. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), who had raised conflict-of-interest concerns about President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the former first lady’s confirmation hearing on Tuesday, was the lone dissenting vote. Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.) said Clinton did “an outstanding job” at Tuesday’s hearing, and expressed confidence that she would give the concerns voiced by Vitter “full consideration.” Clinton also received praise from Republicans Thursday, such as from Sen....
  • Caption Hillary - Sec of State hearings

    01/13/2009 7:13:40 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 73 replies · 1,300+ views
    yahooooooo ^ | 01/13/09
  • US SecState Hillary Clinton selects squad of special envoys..Bill in line for Pakistan

    12/30/2008 10:29:43 PM PST · by STARWISE · 39 replies · 1,390+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 12-24-08 | Paul Thompson
    Hillary Clinton is forming a 'hit squad' of special envoys who will be sent to the world's troublespots to try to prevent conflict breaking out. The diplomats will form the spearhead of the US state department as the new secretary of state seeks a bigger role for her office in Barack Obama's new government. The former first lady has wasted no time as she begins building up her team in preparation for taking over as America's most senior diplomat from Condoleezza Rice next month. Hillary Clinton with President Elect Barack Obama. Sources say that the former first lady is seeking...
  • Hillary Clinton wavers over Barack Obama job as Bill's finances are investigated

    11/19/2008 10:15:48 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 14 replies · 877+ views
    The Times ^ | 11/20/2008 | Tom Baldwin and Tim Reid in Washington
    Foreign donations cloud Secretary of State offer Hillary Clinton is hesitating over the chance to become Secretary of State while Barack Obama prises open some of the closely guarded secrets surrounding her husband’s foreign financial dealings. Mr Obama’s offer to make Mrs Clinton his top diplomat has become clouded by mystery and mixed signals that threaten to overshadow his transition to the White House. Some sources close to her say that she remains keen to take the job. Others are indicating she is reluctant to give up her career as an elected politician with an independent voice. A number of...
  • Hillary Clinton to accept Obama's offer of secretary of state job

    11/17/2008 3:50:31 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 27 replies · 2,341+ views ^ | and Drudge
    President-elect Barack Obama reaching out to former rivals to build a broad coalition administration Hillary Clinton plans to accept the job of secretary of state offered by Barack Obama, who is reaching out to former rivals to build a broad coalition administration, the Guardian has learned. Obama's advisers have begun looking into Bill Clinton's foundation, which distributes millions of dollars to Africa to help with development, to ensure that there is no conflict of interest. But Democrats do not believe that the vetting is likely to be a problem. Clinton would be well placed to become the country's dominant voice...
  • Biden Won't Serve As Secretary of State

    11/30/2007 9:42:18 AM PST · by RDasher · 26 replies · 60+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/29/2007 | Compiled by Philip Elliott.
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Joe Biden is complaining that his foes keep saying he'd be a great secretary of state. ...
  • The White House Cabal (Major Barf Alert)

    10/25/2005 2:00:18 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 17 replies · 760+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 25, 2005 | LAWRENCE B. WILKERSON
    LAWRENCE B. WILKERSON served as chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell from 2002 to 2005. IN PRESIDENT BUSH'S first term, some of the most important decisions about U.S. national security — including vital decisions about postwar Iraq — were made by a secretive, little-known cabal. It was made up of a very small group of people led by Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. When I first discussed this group in a speech last week at the New American Foundation in Washington, my comments caused a significant stir because I had been chief...
  • The Condi Doctrine

    08/07/2005 10:10:17 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 24 replies · 1,116+ views ^ | 8-7-05 | Romesh Ratnesar
    After six months as Secretary of State, she has seized control over U.S. foreign policy. Now comes her toughest test--finding a way out of Iraq. An intimate look at Rice's world When visitors arrive to see Condoleezza Rice on the seventh floor of the State Department, they are seated down the corridor from Rice's office, in a drawing room decorated with patterned carpets, Georgian furniture and a grandfather clock. Above one sofa hangs a framed, four-page document, typewritten and signed with the initials "GM." It is the original copy of the most famous speech ever made by a U.S. Secretary...
  • Condiplomacy

    03/28/2005 6:57:10 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 491+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 4, 2005 | Jonathan Karl
    Democratic reformers facing repression, prison, or exile can know: America sees you for who you are: the future leaders of your free country.--George W. Bush, January 20, 2005 WHEN THE LEADING OPPOSITION FIGURE in Egypt was arrested on questionable charges in late January, Condoleezza Rice saw a perfect test of President Bush's inaugural promise to stand with democratic reformers around the world. Egyptian authorities jailed Ayman Nour just nine days after Bush's inaugural address. "They couldn't have picked a worse time to do this," Rice told Elliott Abrams of the National Security Council when she heard the news. Indeed. Rice...
  • HOLD CONDOLEEZZA RICE ACCOUNTABLE! (Boxer petition against Condoleeza Rice)

    01/17/2005 9:02:15 AM PST · by hipaatwo · 71 replies · 3,129+ views
    On Tuesday, January 18th and Wednesday, January 19th, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a confirmation hearing for her appointment as Secretary of State. Dr. Rice's confirmation hearing must not be a rubber stamp of President Bush's appointment. The Senate must take its "advice and consent" role seriously. That's why, as a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, I intend to stand up and ask Condoleezza Rice the tough questions that Americans deserve to have answered. Questions like: Why did the United States go to war in Iraq based on misleading --...
  • Barbara Boxer - She Has To Be A GOP Plant

    01/19/2005 8:28:03 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 15 replies · 505+ views
    Knight Of The Mind ^ | Wednesday, January 19, 2005 | .cnI redruM
    I've run out of rational explanations for Barbara Boxer. She defies the term rationality. Her deracination eclipses the usual pompous, out of touch lunacy resplendant inside the Capital Beltway. She is unique and I personally hope Quality Control required the mold broken from which she was originally cast. Somewhere in a confirmation hearing that occurred on Planet Barbara, Condelizza Rice described the Southeast Asian Tsunami as an opportunity while responding to questions posed by Senator Voinavich. A mere Earthling combs the transcript of Voinovich's questions for Dr. Rice and cannot find any refernece to the tsunami. The Senator never asked...
  • Senate Foreign Relations hearing of Dr. Condoleezza Rice to be Sec.of State. [LIVE Thread - Day 2] (

    01/18/2005 4:38:21 AM PST · by OXENinFLA · 2,915 replies · 88,198+ views
    Secretary of State NominationPart I HEARINGbefore the COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONSUNITED STATES SENATEONE HUNDRED NINTH CONGRESSFIRST SESSION Tuesday, January 18, 2005 Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Break - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PMPlace: 216 Hart Senate Office BuildingPresiding: Senator Lugar     Nominee: Dr. Condoleezza Rice     To be Secretary of State The Hearing will Commence on Tuesday, January     18, 2005 and will Continue, If Necessary, on the     Following Day Wednesday, January 19, 2005.     Immediately Following the Conclusion of Hearing,     the Chairman Will Convene a Business Meeting to     Vote on the Nomination.
  • Who Really Is for Diversity? - (DNC talks a good game, but doesn't deliver!)

    12/17/2004 6:37:54 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 545+ views
    For decades, the Republican Party has been stigmatized by the Left as being a group of racists and homophobes who have no concept of diversity. Democrats have continually preached this sermon of GOP bigotry from the ghettos of the inner cities to the ivory palaces of academia. Their message has resonated among minorities and women for years. However, when we compare the levels of diversity between the GOP leadership and that that of the Democratic Party, quite a different image appears. If you’re a young African-American man or woman, or a young Hispanic man or woman and you want to...
  • Liberals Are Stuck in the Hypocritical Past on Racism

    11/25/2004 8:29:49 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 1,859+ views
    Did you ever think you would read these words in a San Francisco Chronicle column? A Latino attorney general? A black woman as secretary of state? Who would have imagined it 50 years ago--or even, more recently, say, during the Clinton administration? Give President Bush credit for breaking barriers that his Democratic predecessor never got around to. Just don't tell that to white liberals thrilled with the idea of minorities doing well--as long as liberals can claim credit. If they can't, or if the minorities happen to be conservative, things can get messy. The American people are about to get...
  • Liberal Racism: A Little Perspective

    11/18/2004 2:32:12 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 1,198+ views
    Both before and after her elevation to secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice has been the target of a series of racist caricatures by liberal cartoonists. Rush Limbaugh points out three: a Doonesbury strip by Garry Trudeau that refers to her as "Brown Sugar," a Jeff Danziger cartoon that portrays her as Prissy from "Gone With the Wind" (also the topic of a Wall Street Journal editorial last month) and, most recently, a Tuesday political cartoon from Pat Oliphant that depicts the secretary-designate as a parrot with enormous lips. (This seems to be a running feature; yesterday's Oliphant cartoon does it...

    11/18/2004 7:23:07 AM PST · by KMC1 · 28 replies · 2,830+ views
    WMCA - New York ^ | 11.18.2004
    THESE RACIST PIGS MADE ME PHYSICALLY SICK: Condoleeza Rice is one of the most decorated and highly acclaimed American women who has ever lived. See my entry on her "unkown background" from yesterday. Yet despite this these disgusting racist attacks against her were leveled in the mainstream press yesterday....THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS... Gary Oliphant: Doonesbury: And to make sure you feel the full impact of the nasty, disgusting, repulsive things being said about Dr. Rice...check out this column in the Mirror. Repulsive, vile, and without any shred of decency...calling all race baiting hacks like Jesse and Al - why don't you speak...
  • With Rice At The Helm

    11/17/2004 7:02:37 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 19 replies · 763+ views
    In naming Condoleezza Rice as his pick for secretary of state, President Bush is sending his most loyal adviser to his most disloyal agency: The State Department. But no matter what changes she makes -- and many are needed -- the bureaucracy is entrenched almost to the point of being impenetrable, meaning real reform could well prove illusory. Miss Rice will soon take the reins of a massive 47,000-person operation that is literally sprawled out across the world. It is an insular institution that operates in a remarkably similar way from one administration to the next, typically viewing presidents, as...
  • Profile: Condoleezza Rice (All that and a concert-level pianist too?)

    11/16/2004 1:59:36 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 49 replies · 3,422+ views
    Profile: Condoleezza Rice Dr Rice's intellectual brilliance is undisputed Condoleezza Rice was the first woman to occupy the key post of national security adviser.She is the most academic member of the Bush foreign affairs team and - because of her gender, background and youth - one of the most distinctive. Personally close to Mr Bush, she spends almost every weekend with the president and his wife Laura at Camp David, and has been one of his key supporters during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and in the continuing war against terror. Despite a somewhat stern demeanour, which has...
  • Colin Powell 'willing to serve second term'

    06/18/2004 1:20:40 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 328+ views
    Financial Times ^ | June 18 2004 | Guy Dinmore
    Colin Powell would be willing to continue serving as secretary of state in a second Bush administration if he were able to take a grip on the direction of US foreign policy, a senior official said on Thursday. According to conventional wisdom in Washington, even if President George W. Bush should win a second term in the November election, Mr Powell would take the opportunity to leave office after the frustrations of being overruled on important policy decisions by a White House in the thrall of neo-conservative ideology. "He could possibly stay on for a year or 18 months, especially...
  • Colin Powell Encourages Iranian Protest, US Not Formenting

    06/17/2003 9:58:00 AM PDT · by ewing · 20 replies · 127+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 17, 2003 11:56 AM | Arshad Mohammad
    US Secretary of State Colin Powell encouraged Iranians on Tuesday to demonstrate for their rights and dismissed Tehran's criticism that Washington was interfering it is internal affairs. 'Our policy is to encourage people to demonstrate their views,' Powell said when asked about Iranian charges that the United States was formenting the protests.He was speaking to reporters on a flight to the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. 'We are not out there formenting them but if people wish to demonstrate peacefully and demostrate for right to a better life that seems to us to be a proper thing to do, Powell said....