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  • Leland Yee withdraws from Secretary of State race

    03/27/2014 2:28:19 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 25 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 03/27/2014 | Howard Mintz, Josh Richman and Jessica Calefati
    A day after his stunning arrest on corruption charges, State Sen. Leland Yee withdrew from the Secretary of State's race. His attorney, Paul DeMeester, made the announcement about the withdrawal during a brief Thursday press conference in front of the federal building. Yee notified current Secretary of State Debra Bowen of the decision in a brief letter. "I hereby withdraw my candidacy for election of Secretary of State, effective immediately," said Yee in the letter, which ends "With best regards." State Sen. Leland Yee leaves Federal Court in San Francisco, Calif., after posting $500,000 bail Wednesday March 26, 2014, following...
  • Mob of Pro-Illegal Immigrant Goons Storm Kansas Secretary of State’s Home (Video)

    06/18/2013 1:32:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 18, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Hundreds of pro-immigration goons stormed Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s home this past weekend. The mob brought megaphones and rallied on his front porch. And they hurled threats at his family. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The leftists dared the Secretary of State to come outside. Todd Starnes at Townhall reported: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is calling for a criminal investigation after a huge mob of illegal alien supporters surrounded his private home Saturday and held a rally on his front porch. At least 200 members of Sunflower Community Action were bussed into Kobach’s Kansas City-area neighborhood on Saturday – to...
  • Fiddler on the Hoof Reset This

    02/07/2014 2:57:53 PM PST · by Valpal1 · 26 replies
    SteynOnLine ^ | 2/7/14 | Mark Steyn
    John Kerry played the same old card he always plays - Vietnam: I have to tell you, my friend, I've been, quote, attacked before - by people using real bullets, not words. This would be a pretty funny line from the characteristically tin-eared Kerry applied to almost anyone from the Belgian Deputy Tourism Minister on up. But it's especially hilarious directed at Mr Bennett, who's a veteran of two of Israel's toughest special-forces units and could undoubtedly kill the Secretary of State with his bare hands were he minded so to do.
  • The Three Christs of Obamanism

    01/18/2014 3:27:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 18, 2014 | James Lewis
    I start with an apology to faithful Christians who believe in one Christ the Savior. This column is not about religion, but about a classical psychological study of three mental patients in Ypsilanti, Michigan, each of whom believed he was the true Christ. The study appeared in 1964, called The Three Christs of Ypsilanti. Milton Rokeach, who conducted the study, was one of the most brilliant social psychologists of the 20th century, focusing on the crucial question: why are human beings so prone to delusional beliefs? Why do we gamble everything we love on plain falsehoods? World War II was...
  • Does U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara have something against elite in India?

    12/19/2013 5:34:40 PM PST · by rovenstinez · 4 replies
    Vanity ^ | Dec 18, 2013 | rovenstinez
    Is there something being blocked in the US news, has the U.S. Attorney been carrying a vendetta towards the Indian Caste system and feels now that he has a lower caste in New York that he needs to teach an entire nation about Caste Systems and Human Rights. MY... I would say about 50% of the people who apply for visas lie throught their teeth. It seems that this case is being exploded for some kind of class on CLASS WARFARE. Maids..working for the elite?
  • John Kerry Throws Freedom-Seeking Women Under the Bus (But it's Republicans who are against Women)

    11/08/2013 4:43:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    It's confirmed: The "F" in John. F. Kerry stands for "Feckless." Women around the world no longer need to wonder whether America's secretary of state will stand boldly with them in defense of their basic rights. He won't. On Monday, Kerry was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Anyone with a phone or an Internet connection inside and outside the country knows what's been going on there. The kingdom has been rocked by women of all ages protesting the Muslim nation's retrograde ban on female drivers. Over the past two weeks, the protesters and their supporters have taken to social media to...
  • State Department Reveals Hillary Clinton Received $500K Worth of Jewelry from Saudi King

    09/09/2013 8:55:58 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 56 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | AUGUST 30, 2013 | BILL HUTCHINSON
    Foreign diplomacy doesn’t always resolve world-class problems, but it sure does rake in the swag. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was given a half-million bucks worth of diamond and ruby jewelry by Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and received $58,000 worth of bling from Brunei. The lavish gifts were among a treasure trove of keepsakes bestowed upon U.S. leaders in 2012, the State Department disclosed Thursday. ... Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden got a bare-breasted female bust from Liberia. The Constitution prohibits U.S. government employees from keeping presents worth more than $350. But officials at the U.S....
  • Live Thread: Egypt Revolution 2.1 The Ikwhan Strikes Back: Deadly "Day of Rejection"

    07/05/2013 2:20:03 PM PDT · by kristinn · 5,237 replies
    Various | Friday, July 5, 2013 | Kristinn
    USA Today reports from Cairo at least 10 killed, hundreds wounded in Egypt today on the Muslim Brotherhood's (Ikwhan) "Day of Rejection" of the Egyptian military's removal of President Morsi from office this week after a popular uprising.Twitter photoMeanwhile, the U.S. State Department admitted Secretary of State John Kerry was indeed on his yacht in Nantucket on Wednesday as the revolution in Egypt succeeded:CBS News photo via Twitter(Live Thread) Egypt: American Killed During Violent Clashes (Egypt about to blow up)Live Thread: Egypt Revolution 2.0
  • Photo Quiz: What the Hell Is John Kerry Doing?

    08/02/2013 11:31:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/2/2013 | Dan Amira
    <p>A) Performing the cancan for a group of underprivileged youths.</p> <p>B) Stretching out the ass of his sweet new pair of dad jeans.</p> <p>C) Following through after kicking a soccer ball with his hands in his pockets for some reason.</p> <p>D) Failing a field sobriety test.</p>
  • 2 Republicans propose eliminating state treasurer, secretary of state

    07/08/2013 1:34:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-7-13 | Michael Phyllis
    Madison — Already relieved of most of the responsibilities required of their offices in other states, the positions of secretary of state and state treasurer would be eliminated under a constitutional amendment proposed by two Assembly Republicans. "In this day and age, they are outdated positions," said Rep. Tyler August (R-Lake Geneva). "We can save the state some money by eliminating them." The positions are much weaker than in other states. Republican State Treasurer Kurt Schuller, for example, had one of his last major responsibilities — authority of the state's unclaimed property program — eliminated under the state budget. Eliminating...
  • Busted: Secretary of State John Kerry Was Boating While Egypt Fell Apart

    07/05/2013 1:42:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Good news everyone. While Egypt (the country we just sent F16s to) was experiencing a coup this week, Secretary of State John Kerry was boating in Nantucket. Photo courtesy of the Boston Herald: First, State Department Spokesman Jen Psaki (who also worked as a spokesman for the Obama campaign) denied Kerry was in Nantucket despite multiple reports, sitings and a Kerry motorcade traffic jam. Kerry spokesperson Jen Psaki denied the report. “Since his plane touched down in Washington at 4 am, Secretary Kerry was working all day and on the phone dealing with the crisis in Egypt,” Psaki said in...
  • #SecKerry will start tweeting ....

    02/04/2013 9:35:49 AM PST · by RetroSexual · 17 replies
    The State Department ^ | 4 Feb, 2013 | John Kerry
    #SecKerry will start tweeting from @StateDept. Tweets from him will have his initials -JK
  • Kerry? Really??

    01/31/2013 4:58:39 AM PST · by SMARTY · 22 replies
    January 31, 2013 | Me
    Will the Swift Boat Vets oppose Kerry as Secretary of State? I can't think of a worse choice for the position (Except Hillary Clinton)! Kerry? That's not scraping the bottom of the barrel. It's lifting the barrel and going underneath!
  • Hillary and Your Family

    01/30/2013 7:41:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    And the Hillary press corps that exclaimed: “Memorable!” “A vivid impression!’” “A riveting performance”? They can gush. They can’t blush. Maybe she’ll reprise it as a one-woman show on Broadway. Already, they are talking her up for 2016. Why not? With her incredible lightness of being, what could stop her? Recall that famous political ad she ran in 2008. It’s the spot they called “3 AM.” It shows a red telephone ringing urgently. The announcer talks about the call that might come into the White House at that hour. You and your family need to have a tested leader...
  • 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 http://www.wnd.com/2004/10/27207/#615wufvA5oZXKuWK.99
  • Brit Hume: Case For Hillary Clinton "Being A Great Secretary Of State Is Exceedingly Weak"

    01/28/2013 9:09:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    RCP ^ | 01/28/2013
    WALLACE: [SNIP] Question, Brit, how do you rate Hillary Clinton's performance, record as our top diplomat? HUME: I think those examples you cited would add up to a case for her competence. They do not add up to a case for greatness, after all, the groundwork on Burma had been done by the previous administration. And the administration properly followed through on it. You look across the world, now at the major issues. Are Arabs and Israelis closer to peace? How about Iran and North Korea and their nuclear programs? Have they been halted or seriously set back? Has the...
  • Where Was Secretary Clinton on 9/11/12?

    01/16/2013 10:40:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    Next week, four months after terrorists killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will finally testify in congressional committees about what happened that day. Since Sept. 11, the Defense Department has released a timeline of that day, the Senate Homeland Security Committee has released a report, and a State Department "Accountability Review Board" set up by Clinton herself has published its own analysis. But the composite story derived from these sources raises more questions about Clinton's role on 9/11/12 than it answers. In fact, these sources cite no action at all personally taken by Clinton. Here...
  • Hillary Clinton Doesn't Deserve Americans' Admiration

    01/04/2013 9:57:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Diana West
    Americans, Gallup tells us, admire Hillary Clinton more than any other woman in the world -- again. This latest accolade marks the 17th time Gallup has found Clinton to be the Most Admired Woman (MAW?) since she became first lady nearly 20 years ago. Only Eleanor Roosevelt (13 MAWs) comes close. Only Mother Teresa (1995 and 1996) and Laura Bush (2001) have interrupted Clinton's winning streak, and even then, Clinton came in second. And therein lies America's cosmic flaw. A country that could time and again embrace Hillary Clinton as its MAW has lost its mind or its memory or...
  • Kerry's 'Realism' Slips Into Callousness

    12/31/2012 4:11:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31 | Jeff Jacoby
    WHEN IT COMES to foreign policy, John F. Kerry is no John F. Kennedy. In his 1961 inaugural address, the 35th president of the United States declared that Americans would "pay any price, bear any burden" in their ongoing defense of liberty and human rights "at home and around the world." Like other presidents before and since – Harry Truman, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush – JFK believed that it was America's destiny to advance freedom and democratic self-government, and oppose the world's tyrants. This is the "idealist" approach to US foreign policy. Kerry sees America's role differently. For nearly...
  • The WaPo Kerry Endorsement: Curious and Curiouser

    12/29/2012 7:13:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. The editorial staff of the Washington Post, surely meant well. They wanted readers to think that Sen. John Kerry’s vast experience in foreign policy over four decades equips him to serve as Secretary of State in the second Obama administration. The editorial, titled “John Kerry: Well-suited to be Secretary of State,” gets that part right. The natty Mr. Kerry certainly looks the part of a globe-trotting senior U.S. diplomat. As to his qualifications for that role, we’re reminded of Frederick the Great’s response when he was urged to make a less...
  • Senator Vows to Block Any Clinton Successor

    11/28/2012 1:26:38 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies
    WSJ ^ | Updated November 27, 2012, 10:55 p.m. ET | SARA MURRAY
    By SARA MURRAY WASHINGTON—Ambassador Susan Rice's attempt to repair her standing with Senate Republicans fell short Tuesday, as a trio of GOP senators emerged from a meeting with her even more harshly critical of the comments she made following the U.S. consulate attack in Libya. Ambassador Susan Rice's attempt to repair her standing with Senate Republicans appeared to fall short Tuesday, as a trio of GOP senators remained harshly critical of comments she made following the U.S. consulate attack in Libya. Sara Murray has details on The News Hub. Photo: AP. Susan Rice meets with three GOP senators who have...
  • Question John Kerry Long and Hard!

    12/22/2012 11:54:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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....
  • John Kerry as Secretary of State - Lets Review His Dark Past

    12/21/2012 5:18:09 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 46 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 December 2012 | Bob Adelmann
    Senator John Kerry's impeccable credentials as a "climate hawk," membership in Yale's secret society Skull and Bones, and a voting record that almost completely ignores the Constitution, qualify him to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. Senator John Kerry to Replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State The New American 21 December 2012 When Susan Rice, the United States' Ambassador to the United Nations, withdrew her name from consideration for the post of secretary of state last week, rumors abounded that next in line would be Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.). That rumor was confirmed on Friday, putting in...
  • Official: Obama Will Nominate John Kerry to Be Secretary of State

    12/21/2012 9:23:31 AM PST · by Mozilla · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12-21-12 | Madie Morgenstern
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior administration official says President Barack Obama on Friday will nominate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as his next secretary of state. Kerry’s nomination marks Obama’s first move in a sweeping overhaul of his national security team heading into a second term.
  • Back in Sandinista Days ...(Looking at the record of our Secretary of State Nominee, John Kerry)

    12/17/2012 7:09:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/17/2012 | Jay Nordlinger
    Here’s what you’re not supposed to say about John Kerry: that he is a man of the Left; that he is a “Massachusetts liberal”; that he is the anti-Reagan (well, you can say that in some circles). No, now that he’s the Democratic nominee, he is a man of the sensible center, in contrast to those Texas-fried radicals in the White House. Kerry the Nominee even enjoys getting to President Bush’s right. Why, just the other day — appealing to Cuban-American voters in Florida — Kerry chided Bush for being a little soft on Hugo Chávez, the (democratically elected) strongman...
  • 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...
  • CNN Analysis: Kerry would bring experience, deep personal resources to State Dept.

    12/15/2012 10:47:42 PM PST · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Chicken Noodle News (CNN) ^ | December 16, 2012 | Elise Labott and Jill Dougherty
    Sen. John Kerry, who sources say has been tapped by President Barack Obama to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, will come to the post with a full plate of foreign policy crises, from the civil war in Syria, to the nuclear antics of North Korea, to a looming showdown with Iran over its nuclear program. Anybody who follows Clinton would have some pretty big shoes to fill. Clinton was not just the most popular member of the president's Cabinet for the past four years, she had celebrity status and respect almost everywhere she went around the world. But...
  • Handwriting on the wall for Susan Rice

    12/10/2012 7:39:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/10/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    Why would the New York Times choose to publish an attack on Susan Rice ("a surprising and unsettling sympathy for Africa's despots") in its Sunday edition? The Times turned over prized op-ed real state to Salem Solomon ("an Eritrean-American journalist who runs Africa Talks, a news and opinion Web site covering Africa and the global African diaspora"), who signaled the UN Ambassador that a nomination to be Secretary of State would not be a bed of roses. Just in case she felt that going on those five Sunday shows and playing a meat puppet mouthing whatever she was told...
  • Race Matters, Actually

    12/04/2012 8:04:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 4, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    ........There is nothing in Rice’s past to suggest that her own race, gender, or class was a disadvantage in her cursus honorum. In the nexus of elite universities and Democratic politics — whether Stanford University, the Rhodes Scholarship, or the Clinton administration — being black, female, and elite is far more advantageous that being white, male, and poor. In postmodern America, it is considered noble to prejudge people on the basis of their race and gender, but it can be ignoble to postjudge them on the basis of merit. Note, in this regard, that no one seems worried that Susan...
  • Susan Rice has six-figure investment in controversial Canadian oil pipeline company

    11/29/2012 11:20:34 AM PST · by maggief · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 29, 2012 | David Martosko
    Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations whose name has been floated as a possible secretary of state nominee, may soon face opposition from the environmental lobby over what the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) called a potential financial conflict of interest on Wednesday. According to her May 2012 financial disclosure, Rice has an investment in TransCanada Corporation worth between $300,000 and $600,000. TransCanada is angling for the State Department’s permission to build the final portion of the Keystone XL pipeline — a 1,700-mile conduit for crude oil between Canadian deposits and Texas refineries. If she were confirmed...
  • "Not A Moment To Be Lost": Ayotte, Cruz, Kyl and Capito Show The Way

    11/29/2012 8:05:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    The only thing worse than losing in politics is quitting after a loss since the vast and great American sport of politics never stops, and increasingly doesn't even pause for the holidays. Which is why I am grateful for Kelly Ayotte, Ted Cruz, Jon Kyl and Shelley Moore Capito. In the weeks since the election, New Hampshire Senator Ayotte could have gone to ground as most of her colleagues have done, adopting a wait-and-see attitude that minimized political risk and profile. Instead she teamed with Senate veterans John McCain and Lindsey Graham to insist that Ambassador Susan Rice, presumptive nominee...
  • Behind the Susan Rice meeting meltdown

    11/29/2012 2:38:08 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/28/12 | SCOTT WONG and SEUNG MIN KIM
    In just two quick meetings on Capitol Hill, Susan Rice may have blown up any goodwill she had with the very senators she’ll need for confirmation if she’s ever tapped as the next secretary of state.Over the past two days, four key Republican senators have emerged from private meetings to blast the United Nations ambassador’s explanation about what happened during and after the deadly attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. It’s not clear what Rice said behind closed doors to anger all these senators, but it’s obvious the meetings went badly and this was hardly a nominee-in-waiting charm...
  • Susan Rice will not be nominated for Secretary of State

    11/18/2012 7:02:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/17/2012 | Scott Varland
    After the 9/11/2012 murders of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, the Obama Administration was in full covereup mode. They required that someone go on five 9/16/2012 Sunday talk shows to make the case that our diplomats had died because of a YouTube video and not a terrorist attack. The Administration did not want to pick an individual familiar with any aspect of Benghazi. He or she would have been subjected to challenging questioning (?) beginning with, "What did you know and when did you know it?" So United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice was trotted out. Her relatively clean hands allowed...
  • Obama's choice to replace Hillary? Susan Rice

    11/08/2012 4:31:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/08/2012 | Rick Moran
    Bloomberg News is reporting that UN Ambassador Susan Rice is the favorite to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she steps down as expected sometime in January. Six current or former White House officials, who all spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, said Rice remains close to President Barack Obama and shares many of his views on foreign policy. They emphasized that the president hasn't made a final decision, and Clinton may remain in her post for some months into Obama's second term.Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley and other officials said Obama's...
  • Clinton heads overseas for talks on Mali, Balkans

    10/29/2012 3:48:54 AM PDT · by FryingPan101 · 19 replies
    AP ^ | October 29, 2012 | Bradley Klapper
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is on a five-day trip overseas to increase pressure on Mali's al-Qaida-linked rebels and help Balkan nations end long-simmering ethnic and political disagreements.</p>
  • Defunct or Lying Low? Once Powerful Soros-Backed Project Goes Mysteriously Silent

    10/24/2012 6:48:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    blaze ^ | May 1, 2012 | Becket Adams
    The Secretary of State Project, the once influential group backed by billionaire philanthropist George Soros, has either gone into hiding or informally disbanded. What happened? Did the group just disappear? Well, before we investigate the group’s possible demise, perhaps a quick history lesson is in order. ... “In most states the secretary of state is the chief elections officer, so putting left-wingers in the often-overlooked but critically important office allows these political radicals to manipulate the electoral process,” writes Matthew Vadum for the American Spectator. “This is what liberals call ‘election protection,’” he adds. Add billionaire donor George Soros and...
  • Will Obama Fire Hillary?

    10/25/2012 10:41:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. Bing West’s column on National Review Online is hard reading. It is must reading for every American. We are more than a month into one of the worst foreign policy debacles in our history. Four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were brutally murdered in the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. That consulate is American sovereign territory. It is as if the Libyans came across the border into San Antonio and killed American citizens on American soil. In fact, when the Mexican bandit leader Pancho Villa came across the border into New...
  • Hillary At Social Media Summit: "Anyone can be a Diplomat -- Just Hit Send!"

    10/22/2012 10:36:33 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10-22-12 | Penny Starr
    In a video address to the Social Good Summit in New York City on Sept. 22, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said technology makes it possible for “anyone” to be a diplomat. “We are living in a moment when anyone can be a diplomat,” Clinton said. “All you have to do is hit send.” The three-day summit was held during U.N. Week and was sponsored in part by the United Nations Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “The Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea: the power of innovative thinking...
  • Voter ID amendment: Complaint against Ritchie to be heard Friday

    10/10/2012 8:14:08 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-9-12 | doug beldon
    The complaint filed by two state senators against Secretary of State Mark Ritchie over his conduct related to the state's proposed voter ID amendment is scheduled for a hearing Friday morning. Administrative law judge Bruce Johnson issued an order Tuesday, Oct. 9, concluding that the allegations, if true, would constitute a violation and thus a probable cause hearing was merited. Republican Sens. Mike Parry of Waseca and Scott Newman of Hutchinson filed the complaint Thursday with the Office of Administrative Hearings. It alleged that Ritchie, a Democrat and opponent of the proposed amendment -- which would require all voters to...
  • TX-SOS ADVISORY DECLARES GATHERING SIGNATURES AT A VOTING LOCATION IS ELECTIONEERING

    08/06/2012 7:56:44 PM PDT · by magna carta · 2 replies
    Texas Secretary of State- Hope Andrade ^ | July 19,2012 | Keith Ingram
    Petition Signature Gathering Please be advised that any persons who wish to gather petition signatures must do so beyond the 100-foot distance markers. Petition signatures for any type of election may not be collected inside the early voting or election day polling place or within the 100-foot distance marker. Petition gathering is considered electioneering for or against a measure, which is prohibited within the 100-foot distance marker. Id. §§ 61.003, 85.036.
  • Stephens: The Hillary Myth

    07/18/2012 9:52:30 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    the Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/16/2012 | Bret Stephens
    Suddenly we're supposed to believe that Hillary Clinton is a great secretary of state. Eric Schmidt of Google calls her "the most significant secretary of state since Dean Acheson." A profile in the New York Times runs under the headline "Hillary Clinton's Last Tour as a Rock-Star Diplomat." Another profile in the current issue of Foreign Policy magazine is titled, wishfully, "Head of State." The two articles are so similar in theme, tone, choice of anecdote and the absence of even token criticism that you're almost tempted to suspect one was cribbed from the other. The Hillary boomlet isn't a...
  • John Kerry acting as key Obama surrogate, fuelling secretary of state buzz

    05/08/2012 7:40:55 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | 30/04/2012 | Lee-Anne Goodman,
    John Kerry acting as key Obama surrogate, fuelling secretary of state buzz By: Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press 30/04/2012 WASHINGTON - John Kerry, the Democratic senator whose patrician ways helped seal his defeat to George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election, is emerging one of Barack Obama's top lieutenants in the U.S. president's battle for re-election. Kerry's foreign policy gravitas makes him a natural to tout Obama's achievements on everything from ordering the successful hit on 9-11 mastermind Osama bin Laden a year ago to working to topple Libya's Moammar Gadhafi. The long-serving Massachusetts lawmaker has been the chairman...
  • Soros Election-Rigging Project Dies?

    05/01/2012 6:52:35 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 27 replies
    http://spectator.org/ ^ | May 01, 2012 | Matthew Vadum
    Whatever happened to the left-wing Secretary of State Project liberals promised would save our elections from the dirty tricks of those dang lowdown, yellow-bellied, lily-livered Republicans? The evidence now suggests that the election-stealing, George Soros-funded so-called "527" political committee is dead, or perhaps just deeply sedated. This group that section 527 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code allows to accept unlimited financial contributions was created solely to rig elections for Democrats. It accomplishes this by electing permissive liberal Democrats as secretaries of state. In most states the secretary of state is the chief elections officer, so putting left-wingers in the...
  • La Follette filing paperwork to enter race for governor as Democrat (WI)

    02/23/2012 10:24:18 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    JS Online ^ | 2-23-12
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Longtime Democratic Secretary of State Doug La Follette plans to file paperwork on Thursday that would allow him to run for governor if a recall election is ordered against Republican Gov. Scott Walker. La Follette said Wednesday he still hasn't decided whether he will actually get into the race. But he says he wants to create a campaign committee so he can better gauge interest in him running and better determine if he would be a strong candidate. Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk and state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout have announced they are running. La Follette...
  • Vanity: Indiana Republicans Wake Up!

    01/30/2012 5:12:16 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 9 replies
    1/30/12 | originalbuckeye
    The Democrats cannot steal the 2012 election for Obama as easily if they don't have the Secretary of State cheating for them! Stand up for the Republican Sec of State! It sounds like his court case is nothing but political.
  • Presidential Line of Succession (Vanity)

    01/11/2012 10:14:47 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 22 replies
    Former Fetus
    Yesterday I was helping my son study for a test in his Government class, and he asked me if I knew what Secretary of State had become President for about 3 hrs. My best guess is Alexander Haig, when he took control after President Reagan was shot and VP Bush was in his way to Texas. Am I right or has there been another case of a Secretary of State becoming acting President. And, if I'm right, why did he jump ahead of the Speaker of the House and President pro-term of the Senate? These may be very simple questions...
  • FBI says Russian spies got close to Cabinet [Hillary Clinton]

    11/01/2011 12:33:20 AM PDT · by iowamark · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/31/2011 | Bill Gertz
    The FBI rounded up a network of deep-cover Russian spies last year after the group came close to placing an agent near a Cabinet official in the Obama administration, a senior FBI counterspy said Monday as the bureau released once-secret documents on the case. ...U.S. officials said it was Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mr. Figliuzzi said in an interview that the FBI decided to end its more than 10-year-long counterspy investigation of the network because of concerns that the spies were “getting very close to their objective.” “These 10 Russian officers were sent to the U.S. on a...
  • Secretary of State: Michigan needs help to make sure non-citizens, dead people don't vote

    08/25/2011 7:14:23 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 23 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | August 23, 2011 | Jonathan Oosting
    Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says Michigan has no plans to offer online voter registration, arguing the state needs to improve security in the voting process before introducing new technology. "There's nothing that's more important to the foundation of our democracy, our republic, our country than making sure our votes are clean and also encouraging people to vote," she told WJR-AM 760 host Frank Beckmann on Monday. "It's always a balancing act." Rock the Vote, a non-partisan national group that encourages young people to participate in elections, has called Michigan's voting laws outdated and suggested this week that technology...
  • Possible Opportunity for Kerry in Clinton Report (possible new SoS???)

    06/09/2011 4:18:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6/9/11 | David Drucker
    A report that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is interested in becoming the World Bank’s next president could create an opening for Senate Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.), who has previously expressed interest in the Cabinet position. A Clinton spokesman denied Reuters’ report Thursday that Clinton is talking with the Obama administration about resigning if World Bank President Robert Zoellick steps down when his term ends in the middle of 2012. Clinton has made clear that she is not interested in a second term as Secretary of State should President Barack Obama be re-elected. Kerry’s office was unavailable...
  • Hillary 'Vanishes'

    05/09/2011 6:22:59 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 57 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 9, 2011 | TIM PERONE
    This ain't kosher! A Hasidic paper in Williamsburg digitally erased Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton from the instantly iconic photo of the White House Situation Room as President Obama and his staff watched the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound.