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  • Watchdog Accuses State Department of Slow-Rolling Release of Chelsea Clinton Emails

    06/23/2016 4:20:50 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 23, 2016 | Alana Goodman
    Citizens United: 'The public has a right to inspect these emails before November' A watchdog group asked a federal court on Thursday to order the State Department to expedite its release of Chelsea Clinton-related records, arguing that at the current rate it would take the department 38 years to produce all the documents. Citizens United has been suing the State Department to turn over correspondence between department officials and Chelsea Clinton, who used the pseudonym “Diane Reynolds” in many of her emails. It is also asking for emails between State Department officials and the Clinton family’s long-time aides Amitabh Desai,...
  • How Clinton Donor Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board

    06/10/2016 6:09:55 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2016 | Matthew Mosk Brian Ross CHO PARK
    Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department’s professional staff. The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to “protect the name” of the Secretary, “stall” the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later. Copies of dozens of internal emails were provided to ABC News by the conservative political group Citizens United, which obtained...
  • Ted Cruz stalls on endorsing Trump (as he returned to Senate)

    05/10/2016 7:29:44 PM PDT · by maggief · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    Ted Cruz repeatedly declined to endorse Donald Trump for president on Tuesday as he returned to the Senate for the first time since dropping out of the presidential race. The Texas senator, who finished second to Trump in winning 565 delegates in the GOP primary, according to The New York Times’s delegate tracker, said there is plenty of time to make a decision on an endorsement. “There are two and a half months until the Republican convention, six months until the general election,” Cruz told reporters crowded outside his Russell Building office. “There will be plenty of time for voters...
  • Clinton Email Scandal Worsens (JW Weekly Update)

    01/09/2016 10:20:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 8, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    State Dept. IG Confirms FOIA Fraud by Hillary Clinton and Obama State Dept. Retrieved Emails Show Top Clinton Aide Prioritized Advertising Design over the Deaths of U.S. Personnel in Benghazi Obama Power Grab Racially Divisive and DangerousState Dept. IG Confirms FOIA Fraud by Hillary Clinton and Obama State Dept. Inspectors general offices (OIG) are established under federal law at federal agencies as "independent and objective units within most agencies. Their duties are to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in the programs and operations of their respective agencies." Under the Obama administration, OIG independence has been attacked, and many IG...
  • Effort Underway to Block State Dept From Delaying Clinton Email Release

    01/25/2016 6:23:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | January 25, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Blaming 'oversight' and the blizzard that hit Washington, D.C., the State Department on Friday sought to delay the release of the last batch of 55,000 emails scheduled for Jan. 29. But the journalist who forced the State Department to release them to begin with is having none of it. Lawyers for Vice News reporter Jason Leopold filed a motion on Monday in an attempt to prevent the Department's request to extend the deadline until Feb. 29, conveniently after the first four state nominating contests.  The Obama administration "has failed to show good cause for the requested extension, that it is necessary or...
  • White House: Hillary Sent Classified Emails Despite Her Claim to the Contrary

    03/11/2015 7:06:16 AM PDT · by rightistight · 49 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/11/15 | Aurelius
    Before Hillary Clinton’s news conference yesterday, Jen Psaki, the spokesperson for the United States Department of State, stated that the White House could not immediately released the former Secretary of State’s emails because “it will take several months” to redact all the classified things she sent. Despite this, Ms. Clinton then stated in her press conference, “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. I’m certainly well aware of the classification requirements and did not send classified material.” Someone is not telling the truth. Either Ms. Psaki lied in order to prevent the immediate release of...
  • The Obama Pentagon’s Benghazi Papers

    02/28/2015 11:40:06 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies ^ | 02/28/2015 | Tom Fitton
    The D.C. Establishment hopes if you drag out disclosure about a scandal long enough, it loses a bit of its “wow factor” along the way. That would seem to be the view of the Obama administration regarding many of its wanton acts of mismanagement.
  • 30,000 missing emails from IRS' Lerner recovered

    11/21/2014 2:03:17 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 200 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 21, 2014 | Susan Ferrechio
    Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed congressional staffers from several committees on Friday that the emails were found among hundreds of “disaster recovery tapes” that were used to back up the IRS email system. “They just said it took them several weeks and some forensic effort to get these emails off these tapes,” a congressional aide told the Washington Examiner.
  • ISIS Hostage James Foley Campaigned for Barack Obama – But Obama’s Delays Cost Him His Life

    10/26/2014 2:51:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit | 10-26-14 | Jim Hoft
    American journalist and freelance photographer James Foley campaigned for Barack Obama. But when he was captured and held by ISIS, Obama was not there for him. The Sunday Times reported in August that President Obama delayed a rescue mission for James Foley and the other prisoners for 30 days. Obama spent that time “fretting over his image”, playing golf and worrying his administration would be “Carterized” if the mission failed. James Foley campaigned for the wrong candidate. The New York Times reported: As the number of people in the 20-square-meter cell in Raqqa grew smaller, it was hard to stay...
  • Palin: Obama 'stalling and stirring chaos' with phony claim

    07/26/2013 10:16:05 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/26/2013 | Greta VanSusteren
    'Second Term Scandals - Phony?': Armed with 'redneck clipboard,' former governor Sarah Palin gives theory behind president and White House's claims that they have been distracted by 'phony scandals'
  • State Department preparing for Libya bombshell?

    12/15/2012 3:11:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 99 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/14/12
    State Department preparing for Libya bombshell?Published December 14, 2012 Susan Rice's abrupt withdrawal from consideration for secretary of state, coupled with suggestions from the State Department that Secretary Hillary Clinton may not testify as scheduled next week, has stirred speculation that something big is brewing in the Libya terror attack investigation. "You're starting to see the State Department squirm a little bit," Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said. For the better part of the last three months, an independent board has been conducting a review for the State Department of the Sept. 11 terror attack in Benghazi. In anticipation of...
  • 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...
  • Oversight Chairman Issa forced to delay 'Fast and Furious' hearing

    09/10/2012 11:02:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/10/12 | Jordy Yager
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has been forced to postpone a hearing on an inspector general’s investigation of "Operation Fast and Furious" until next week. The Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, told Issa in a recent letter that after 17 months of investigating the botched gun-tracking operation, the lengthy report would not be ready for public release until later this week, at the earliest. Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, worried the DOJ would try to delay the report’s release for political reasons, according to an earlier letter to Horowitz sent last month. And the...
  • Osama Bin Laden's Death Photo Prepared for Release

    05/03/2011 10:48:35 AM PDT · by Netizen · 89 replies
    IBT ^ | May 3, 2011 | Staff Reporter
    President Barack Obama and other administration officials are considering releasing a photo of Osama bin Laden's corpse on Tuesday, according to a report. Also being considered for release are videos from "helmet cams" of the Navy SEALS elite team that carried out the operation in a town just north of Islamabad, Pakistan, ABC News reported. The troops captured the mission on tape wearing the helmet cameras. "We are looking at releasing additional information, details about the raid as well as any other types of material, possibly including photos. We want to understand exactly what the possible reaction might be to...
  • Polanski hospitalized in Zurich

    10/19/2009 1:45:52 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies · 955+ views ^ | Oct. 19, 2009 | UPI said Monday Polanski had been transferred from prison to a hospital in Zurich Friday to undergo tests for an undisclosed medical condition. He reportedly was expected to stay at the facility for several days. The magazine's Web site said the ailment is a pre-existing condition that cannot be treated while Polanski is behind bars. The Swiss newspaper Blick said Polanski was also admitted to the hospital for X-rays on a previous occasion since his arrest. "His general condition is no longer satisfactory," quoted Polanski's lawyer, Herve Temime, as saying in a radio interview. "But the situation isn't easy...
  • Sebastian Peters:Victim of useless programs

    03/26/2009 8:37:58 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 5 replies · 478+ views
    In a previous article we gave you a taste of how grossly incompetent and inefficient government programs are and that they are far too expensive. Programs that are designed not to uplift the poor and promote self sufficiency, but actually do more to leave people dependant and keep them poor. Its not just the taxpayers that suffer, it is those who are forced to depend on them who suffer and who suffer the most. Consider the story of Sebastian Peters, born and raised in Manchester NH, from earliest moment of his childhood, Sebastian had suffered terrible cruelty under a father...
  • McKinney probe enters 3rd month: Police unions criticize U.S. attorney

    06/04/2006 10:59:35 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 54 replies · 1,576+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 6/5/2006 | Bob Kemper
    The grand jury investigation of 4th District Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney enters its third month today with no hint from the federal prosecutor about how much longer it will take to settle a case that legal experts said should have been wrapped up in a matter of days. McKinney was accused of striking a Capitol Hill police officer March 29, and the case was referred to the grand jury April 5. The drawn-out process of deciding whether she should be charged with assault has police fuming that the DeKalb County Democrat is getting preferential treatment from a politically motivated prosecutor. "Right...
  • IAEA Chief urges US Congress to approve India-US nuclear deal [Democrats stalling.]

    05/25/2006 12:00:07 AM PDT · by familyop · 10 replies · 338+ views
    UNI by way of DNA (Daily News & Analysis, India) ^ | 25MAY06 | UNI - United News of India
    WASHINGTON: The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA), Mohamed ElBaradei, has urged the US Congress to endorse the legislation to allow India obtain American nuclear technology as well as power plant equipment. In a rare and most direct appeal to US Congressmen and Senators on Wednesday, ElBaradei said the civilian nuclear agreement between India and the US lawmakers on behalf of an agreement initiated by President George W Bush would for the first time give India access to nuclear technology from the US and other nations. "To me, this is a win-win agreement, and I hope it will go...
  • Oh, That Dreadful John Bolton !

    02/28/2006 8:00:44 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 10 replies · 737+ views
    The Morning Paper | 02/28/06 | vanity
    Oh, That Awful John Bolton Rocks the Boat Again !! Oh,dear ! That John Bolton : so…uncultured ! So….American ! Sudan Sanctions Stalled, U.S. Envoy Bolton Says 27 February 2006 Deadlock could jeopardize U.N. Security Council's credibility By Judy Aita Washington File United Nations Correspondent United Nations -- The United States and other Western members of the Security Council have been unable to obtain a vote on a resolution sanctioning individual Sudanese who are blocking the peace process or are responsible for human-rights violations. U.S. Ambassador John Bolton, president of the Security Council for February, said February 27 that he...
  • A Show About Nothing - (Dems' new obstructionist scheme, buzz word "framing," doomed to fail)

    07/23/2005 4:04:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 803+ views
    Seven years later, the pain lingers for some. “Since ‘Seinfeld’ ended its first run, no new network sitcom has come along that even compares with it in terms of intelligence and wittiness -- especially not at NBC, which each fall stands for New Bad Comedies,” Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales wrote in July 2003, after watching Jerry Seinfeld perform his standup routine. It’s cute that he slips the words “first run” in there, as if there may eventually be a “second run.” There won’t be. The actors have plenty of cash, and aren’t likely to tarnish their franchise with...
  • Democratic Head-Fake - (...."it's the only move they have" says Herman Cain! Excellent piece!)

    06/25/2005 10:33:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 1,104+ views
    In basketball, the head-fake move is used to temporarily distract your opponent. The head-faker, the player with the ball, first gets his opponent to commit to one direction on the court. When his opponent falls for the fake, the head-faker can dribble right around him to score. Congressional Democrats have attempted more head-fakes in recent weeks than Michael Jordan ever did in an entire season. Their Republican counterparts would be wise not to fall for these calculated issue deceptions. The head-fakes began with Democratic Party Committee Chairman Howard Dean calling Republicans the “white Christian Party” and stating that they have...
  • A test for the Senate - (John Bolton; can civility survive in the United States Senate?

    06/13/2005 5:17:39 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 642+ views
    John Bolton may finally get his up-or-down vote in the U.S. Senate this week. Or next week. Or the week after. Or maybe never, depending on how long the Democrats can maintain their filibuster against his nomination. Now an undersecretary of state, John Bolton is the president's pick for the next American ambassador to the United Nations, an organization that long has needed a severe talking-to, not to mention a thorough investigation, fumigation and general overhaul. The oil-for-food scam may be the U.N.'s biggest scandal at the moment, but it's scarcely the only one. All of which explains why Mr....
  • Bush v. Kerry II - (John Kerry savaging Bush over the Bolton nomination)

    04/27/2005 8:37:33 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 54 replies · 1,005+ views
    (Washington, D.C.): They're back. The people who tried to defeat George W. Bush are the same people who are now trying to defeat his nominee for the United Nations, John R. Bolton. And George Soros,, the Democratic Party machinery and, not least, John Kerry are hoping to demonstrate, by so doing, that they were right all along on what is, arguably, the most important national security issue of our time: Does America need to pass a "global test" to protect its vital interests? Recount '04 Never mind that the voters of the United States last Fall decisively rejected the...
  • How Did the GOP Aid and Abet the Borking of Bolton?

    04/27/2005 7:09:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 408+ views
    The John Bolton nomination would have already gone through if not for the actions of Republican Senators Lincoln Chafee and Chuck Hagel. The Democratic Party has conducted itself in a shameful manner with regard to its scrutiny of John Bolton. This, of course, hardly comes as a surprise given the Democrats propensity for obstructing President Bush’s judicial nominees, or conduct with respect to House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. These days the Democrats are more of a high school clique than a loyal opposition. However, in the case of John Bolton, Democrats would not have been able to take their shenanigans...
  • The Origin of the Word 'Filibuster' - (entertaining & informative!)

    04/26/2005 4:59:32 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 1,558+ views
    [“obstruction of legislation in the U.S. Senate by prolonged speechmaking,”] filibuster: The use of the term for “a politically delaying tactic such as a long irrelevant speech or several such speeches used by politicians to delay or prevent the passage of some undesired legislation” has now virtually obliterated its former semantic equivalence to freebooter which originated in the USA in the 1880’s. A freebooter is defined as “anyone who lives by plundering others, especially a pirate.” In the middle of the nineteenth century bands of adventurers organized in the United States were in Central America and the West Indies, stirring...
  • Bully for John Bolton - (Center for Individual Freedom endorses John Bolton)

    04/23/2005 6:56:06 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 319+ views
    John Bolton, President Bush’s nominee to be Ambassador to the United Nations, is a certified tough guy. That’s one of the reasons we support him wholeheartedly and without reservation, for the job. Under different circumstances, different qualifications might be in order, but one of the unique requirements of the presidency is perspective of time and circumstance, including the selection of key administration personnel. This time and this circumstance dictate a John Bolton to be Ambassador to the U.N. The organization that was once the hope for world peace of Miss America contestants and their political counterparts is broken, corrupt and...
  • White House: U.S. 'Exhausted' Iraq War Alternatives

    11/06/2003 10:59:21 AM PST · by Brian S · 12 replies · 138+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11-06-03
    Thu November 6, 2003 01:45 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday said the United States had exhausted peaceful alternatives to war with Iraq, as it sought to play down reports it had rejected a last-minute Iraqi offer to avert an invasion. "The United States exhausted every legitimate and credible opportunity to resolve this peacefully with Iraq ... Saddam Hussein had ample opportunity to comply," White House spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters. He declined to say whether Bush was aware of the reported Iraqi offer to disarm and turn over a top al Qaeda operative in custody...
  • Iraq Made Last-Ditch Effort to Avoid War?

    11/06/2003 10:30:20 AM PST · by FlyLow · 18 replies · 98+ views
    AP ^ | 11-6-03 | Associated Press staff & writer Sam F. Ghattas
    WASHINGTON - Just days before U.S.-led forces invaded Iraq, officials claiming to speak for a frantic Iraqi regime made a last-ditch effort to avert the war, but U.S. officials rebuffed the overture, the intermediary and U.S. officials said Thursday. An influential adviser to the Defense Department received a secret message from a Lebanese-American businessman indicating that Saddam Hussein wanted to make a deal, they said. The businessman, Imad Hage, told the Associated Press Thursday that he believes an opportunity was missed. But senior U.S. defense and intelligence officials said Thursday the war could not have been averted; numerous such prewar...
  • House Dems ratcheting up guerrilla war

    06/17/2003 10:20:40 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 3 replies · 263+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6/17/03 | Hans Nichols
    Frustrated House Democrats are planning to escalate their use of unorthodox floor procedures in reaction to what they brand as Republican efforts to silence them. Their threat to disrupt the normal flow of legislative business could further sour what are already strained relations between the two parties. They plan to escalate the parliamentary guerrilla tactics have been on the rise since the since Memorial Day recess. The seeds of the protest were planted in Democratic anger over not being allowed to wage an open debate over the child tax credit bill. Rep. Steny Hoyer (Md. ), the Democratic whip, told...

    03/14/2003 5:58:52 AM PST · by PhiKapMom · 26 replies · 213+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | 14 March 2003 | Editorial Board
    Increasing Impatience 2003-03-14 The Oklahoman NEW POLLING suggests a growing number of Americans think the United Nations is mismanaging the Iraq crisis. According to a survey conducted by the New York Times and CBS News, 58 percent believe the U.N. is bungling the Iraq situation -- up 10 points from a month ago -- and 55 percent would support U.S.-led military operations against Saddam Hussein's regime even without the blessing of the Security Council. The result isn't surprising. Since President Bush brought the issue before the U.N. last fall Americans have witnessed serial Iraqi lies, deceptions and non-compliance -- resulting...
  • Statement by RNC Chairman Racicot on the Democrat Economic Summit

    10/11/2002 8:03:12 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 16 replies · 206+ views
    Republican National Committee News Release ^ | 11 October 2002 | Chairman Racicot, RNC
    For Immediate Release October 11, 2002 Statement by RNC Chairman Racicot on the Democrat Economic Summit WASHINGTON - Marc Racicot, Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), today issued the following statement: “Americans who are worried about economic security don't need reminders from Democrats, they need action. The U.S. Congress is the most visible and well-known summit in the world. The Democrats don’t need another one. They should simply use the one they already have to pass important economic legislation initiated by the President, passed by the House of Representatives and stalled by the Democrat-controlled Senate.”

    09/17/2002 7:50:27 AM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 27 replies · 275+ views
    Various Sources Referenced Below | 17 September 2002 | Opposition Research
    DEMOCRATS ARE "PLAYING POLITICS" WITH AMERICA'S DEFENSE Democrats Are Stalling On Defense Appropriations Until Republicans Agree To Democrats' Out-Of-Control Deficit Spending Demands ___________________________________________________________________ PRESIDENT BUSH IS URGING CONGRESS TO SEND HIM THE DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL FIRST! President Bush Has Called On Congress To Stop "Playing Politics" With Our National Security And Pass Defense Appropriations First. "I have submitted a budget to the United States Congress which makes a priority of our national defense, and I expect the appropriations process to pass the defense bill first. In times of war, I ought to have the defense appropriations bill on my desk...