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  • Mass grave of Christians killed by Islamic State found in Libya

    01/01/2019 8:36:00 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 14 replies
    Crux ^ | 12/30/2018 | Catholic News Agency
    MISRATA, Libya - A mass grave of 34 Ethiopian Christians executed by the so-called Islamic State group in 2015 has reportedly been unearthed in Libya. The bodies have been exhumed and will be eventually repatriated to Ethiopia, the Libyan interior ministry says. Libyan government authorities found the mass grave Dec. 23 after obtaining information from arrested Islamic State members. The grave appears to be located on a farm near the coastal city of Sirte, 170 miles southeast of Misrata. Islamic State gained control of Sirte in 2015, but United Nations-backed forces regained control of the city in December 2016 after...
  • Ending Independent Federal Agencies

    12/28/2018 11:19:30 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Bruce Walker
    The threat by President Trump to fire the Federal Reserve chairman is an example of how our entire federal system has grown into a monstrosity that is overwhelmingly unconstitutional – and almost everyone, not just President Trump, is to blame. The Federal Reserve System is an independent regulatory agency, that murky and unaccountable fourth branch of government. As such, its members, once nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate, serve whatever term is provided for in the statute creating the independent agency. Just as the Senate cannot undo its confirmation, the president cannot undo his nomination (or the...
  • Have Republicans Been Hypnotized By “Red State-Blue State” Maps?

    11/21/2018 4:30:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2018 | Bob Barr
    In recent years, “Blue State/Red State” maps have become a ubiquitous, shorthand way to describe our political landscape. Unfortunately, and much like how a carnival hypnotist employs a soothing and repetitive motion to transfix his victims into behaving absurdly, many Republican pundits appear to have become so mesmerized by seeing “Red States” as “Republican,” that they have failed to recognize -- much less understand -- the significant demographic and political changes that have taken hold within those state; changes that have rendered traditional notions of political analysis largely ineffective. You do not have to be a high-paid political consultant to...
  • Democrats in swing districts advised to avoid talking about immigration

    10/15/2018 3:38:37 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/18 | JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
    Left-leaning groups are advising Democratic candidates in the November midterm elections to steer clear from discussing immigration in states and districts that President Trump won in 2016. A strategy memo co-authored by the Center for American Progress and Third Way -- two Washington-based think tanks -- recommended that certain Democrats speak about the topic as little as possible and instead focus on topics that will better resonate with their voters. Navin Nayak, executive director of the Center for American Progress Action, said that even though the memo was sent to a broad set of districts, it excluded ones with large...
  • Democrats Advised Not to Speak About Unpopular Open Borders Policies (tr)

    10/15/2018 8:16:44 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 14, 2018 | John Binder
    Democrats running for re-election in the 2018 midterms are being advised to not speak about the issue of immigration as consultants admit the zero-enforcement, open borders positions of the Democrat Party are unpopular with swing voters. In a memo obtained by the New York Times, left-wing consultants with the Center for American Progress and the think tank, Third Way, advised Democrats running for election to spend “as little time as possible” talking about the immigration issue facing the nation, where more than 1.5 million immigrants are admitted to the country every year. The New York Times reported: “Sanctuary attacks pack...
  • Trump taps Kushner to lead a SWAT team to fix government with business ideas

    03/26/2017 11:22:01 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 150 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2017 | Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker
    President Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises — such as reforming care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction — by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially, privatizing some government functions. The White House Office of American Innovation, to be led by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will operate as its own nimble power center within the West Wing and will report directly to Trump. Viewed internally as a SWAT team of strategic consultants, the office will be...
  • Let's all hope Obama's new Ebola Czar, Ron Klain, stayed at a Holiday Inn last night

    10/20/2014 3:43:39 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/20/14 | Robert Laurie
    2001 video reveals Ron Klain's Ebola training background.... Last week, President Barack Obama made a largely symbolic move by appointing his new “Ebola Czar.” Since he had to look like he was doing something, he did. The man he chose is Ron Klain - someone who knows nothing about medicine or science. In fact, he has no background in either. The “go-to guy” who will manage America’s response to Ebola is a partisan political hack with long, slavishly faithful ties to the Democrat party. Among his many non-medical achievements are being General Counsel to Al Gore’s failed recount committee in...
  • Another Jew from Clinton Gov't to Join Obama-Biden Team

    11/13/2008 8:49:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1,501+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 11-14-08 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    (IsraelNN.com) Vice President-elect Joe Biden has appointed former Clinton administration aide Ran Klain as his chief of staff, one week after President-elect Barack Obama tapped Clinton aide Rahm Emanuel to head the White House as chief of staff. Both appointees are Jewish, but while Emanuel is an observant Jew, Klain intermarried more than 20 years ago and his family observes Christmas. Klain, like Emanuel, promoted the Oslo Peace Accords, which eventually exploded into the Oslo War that has been raging since September, 2000. Emanuel choreographed the handshake between Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin and Yasser Arafat on the White House lawn...
  • Meet America's New Ebola Czar

    10/17/2014 8:18:36 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 31 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/17/2014 | Tyler Durden
    This should fix it and calm the panic: •*OBAMA SAID TO APPOINT RON KLAIN AS EBOLA CZAR, CNN TWEETS Forget medical experience, what the USA needs to combat the worst Ebola pandemic ever is "an American lawyer and political operative best known for serving as Chief of Staff to two Vice Presidents - Al Gore (1995–1999) and Joseph Biden (2009–2011)." Gotta wonder how Tom Frieden feels about this... Via Wikipedia, Ronald A. "Ron" Klain is an American lawyer and political operative best known for serving as Chief of Staff to two Vice Presidents - Al Gore (1995–1999) and Joseph Biden...
  • Ron Klain and Solyndra: The administration’s point man on a solar fraud is now in charge of Ebola.

    10/20/2014 7:36:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/20/2014 | Andrew McCarthy
    Ron Klain is a sharp-elbowed Democratic political operative with no medical expertise. Tapping him as “Ebola czar” may not be the president’s best move when, as it is, no one can believe a word the Obama administration says. And that’s not just because Mr. Klain is yet another lobbyist recruited despite Mr. Obama’s vow that his administration would shun lobbyists. Klain was also a central player in the president’s Solyndra fraud, which soaked taxpayers for over half a billion dollars for the benefit of Obama cronies. In Faithless Execution, I recount the Solyndra fraud. It never got the attention...
  • Well, well. I had forgotten about THAT. Ebola Czar Ron Klain was Janet Reno's Chief of Staff at the

    10/20/2014 9:47:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 10/20/14 | Dutchman 6
    A couple long-time friends and readers brought this to my attention from 1994:In a city where name recognition is synonymous with success, Ron Klain has made a virtue of being unknown. As Attorney General Janet Reno’s chief of staff, he is all but invisible to the public but recognized in Democratic circles as the man to have on your side in a political or legal fight. A rare mix of top-flight lawyer and savvy politician, Klain shepherded the nominations of Reno and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg through the Senate and steered the omnibus crime bill through the...
  • The Ebola Czar, Ron Klain and Solyndra $535 Million Fraud

    10/20/2014 4:09:26 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 13 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ^ | Oct 20, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Ron Klain and Solyndra The administration’s point man on a solar fraud is now in charge of Ebola. By Andrew C. McCarthy NRO October 20,2014 Ron Klain is a sharp-elbowed Democratic political operative with no medical expertise. Tapping him as “Ebola czar” may not be the president’s best move when, as it is, no one can believe a word the Obama administration says. And that’s not just because Mr. Klain is yet another lobbyist recruited despite Mr. Obama’s vow that his administration would shun lobbyists. Klain was also a central player in the president’s Solyndra fraud, which soaked taxpayers for...
  • Do we really need an Ebola Czar?

    10/21/2014 7:03:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | S. John Massoud
    Most of the so called “conservative media” and many Republican politicians have been trashing the Obama regime for the appointment of new “Ebola Czar” Ron Klain. Most of the trashing has been based on the fact that Klain is not a medical doctor by trade, and that all he has ever done was be in charge of Al Gore’s staff. The fact that the Ebola Czar won’t report directly to our Glorious President Obama, but instead to Susan Rice – well how can you argue with that logic (please note the sarcasm). Republicans and the conservative media are missing the...
  • Czar Klain: No Way To Run a Republic

    10/21/2014 1:41:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 21, 2014
    On Friday, addressing mounting concerns about a medical crisis in the U.S., President Obama named the noted epidemiologist Dr. Ronald Klain as the country’s “Ebola czar.” Dr. Klain…. Oh, sorry, that didn’t happen. The new Ebola czar is not an expert in infectious diseases, or in public health, or even a doctor. To Washington insiders, Ron Klain, a high-stakes Democratic Party operative, is most famous for his role in Florida legal challenges surrounding the 2000 presidential election. Those with longer memories remember Klain’s work as the Al Gore aide who labored to raise more than $100 million for the Democratic...
  • Political Ebola Czar Working Exactly As Obama Intended

    10/28/2014 7:27:01 AM PDT · by inkling · 15 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | October 28, 2014 | Jon Gabriel
    “What we were looking for was not an Ebola expert,” said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, “but rather an implementation expert.” But what exactly was Klain hired to implement — a public health campaign or a political one? The New York Times let slip the Ebola Czar’s true purpose through an anonymous Democrat operative: “He’ll control the message better than most people would, which is really important from an economic standpoint, from a health standpoint, but it’s also important from a political perspective. If anybody can get the way this is being reported and discussed under control in a...
  • Obama Went And Appointed An Ebola Czar — And Now The Man Is Nowhere To Be Found

    10/29/2014 6:44:46 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 10-30-2014 | Roberta Rampton
    Roberta Rampton, Reuters October 29, 2014 It's not often that a White House official gets mocked on both Saturday Night Live and a major daily newspaper before he makes his first public appearance. But Ron Klain's low-profile first week as President Barack Obama's behind-the-scenes Ebola "czar" has become another attack point for a White House struggling to show it's on top of the crisis. Since starting last Wednesday, Klain has been seen only once, in a photo op on his first day, leaving health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health - and...
  • Where's the czar? Ebola raises management questions

    10/30/2014 11:22:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Morning Journal ^ | 10/30/2014 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    President Barack Obama's commander in the fight against Ebola was expected to operate below the public radar. But did that mean invisible? Ron Klain has barely been seen, and a week before midterm elections, Obama is pressing to dispel criticism that the government can't manage the Ebola crisis. The White House's behind-the-scenes coordination of the Ebola response is being severely tested, while the Pentagon and states like New York and New Jersey take public steps that are far firmer than federal guidelines. That's creating the appearance of a crazy quilt of Ebola measures. "The CDC is behind on this," New...
  • GOP senator asks hearing witnesses what 'Ebola czar' has been doing (Ron Klain has no authority)

    11/13/2014 5:26:22 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov 12, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    White House Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain may have become an accidental folk hero to fans of crushing bureaucracy everywhere on Wednesday, when a U.S. senator asked high-ranking Obama administration officials to describe his work. The vague answers sounded like something plucked out of a Dilbert cartoon. 'Even though the President has named a so-called Ebola “czar” to coordinate our response,' Senate Appropriations Committee ranking Republican Richard Shelby complained, 'all reports indicate that he has no actual authority to direct government agencies here.' He asked two cabinet secretaries and two other experts what Klain has 'brought to the table' in...
  • The outbreak persists, but Obama’s Ebola Czar is moving on

    12/07/2014 3:17:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/07/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The height of the Ebola outbreak in Africa, Europe, and the United States also coincided with a period in which the Obama administration came under the heaviest scrutiny over its response to that health crisis. Amid criticism, President Barack Obama rejected calls from lawmakers to impose some travel restrictions on the areas affected by Ebola, but he did say his administration was open to appointing one figure to oversee his government’s response to the crisis. Days later, Obama appointed Ron Klain, a long-time Democratic political operative and veteran of both Bill Clinton and Al Gore’s presidential campaigns, to serve as...
  • A Response to Adam Hamilton’s Recent Post on the Bible and Homosexuality

    05/05/2016 7:35:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 36 replies
    Patheos ^ | April 28, 2016 | Ben Witherington
    Adam Hamilton has once more entered into the fray of making pronouncements about what the Bible does and does not advocate when it comes to same sex sexual activity and same sex marriage, and you can read his post here, http://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/6876/the-bible-homosexuality-and-the-umc-part-one only the first of four such posts leading up to the General Conference in a couple of weeks. My concern is with the misinterpretation of the Bible in this post as well as the misrepresentation of Methodist cultural trends at various points and so once you’ve read what Adam says, then consider the following response. In the first place,...