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  • Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq

    11/21/2015 9:31:21 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 79 replies
    Guardian ^ | June 3 2015 | Seumas Milne
    The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting. The prosecution abandoned the case, apparently to avoid embarrassing the intelligence services. The defence argued that going ahead with the trial would have been an “affront to justice” when there was plenty of evidence the British state was itself...
  • Jewish teacher stabbed in Marseille by three 'ISIS supporters'

    11/18/2015 2:46:50 PM PST · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    UK Express ^ | November 18 2015 | SELINA SYKES AND PETER HENN
    The history teacher, who teaches at a Jewish school in Marseille, was attacked by three individuals shouting anti-Semitic abuse. The suspects were on two scooters and one of them was wearing an ISIS t-shirt. The three attackers are still on the run according to Le Monde. One of the men showed the man a picture of Mohamed Merah, an Islamist terrorist who killed seven people in France in 2012.
  • Obama Kills Keystone Pipeline – After Campaigning For It in 2012 Election

    11/06/2015 2:23:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/6/15 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama went to Oklahoma to promote the Keystone pipeline in 2012. Obama said he was “making the pipeline a priority.” But it was just another lie. Obama also took credit for the oil boom in America.
  • Report: US Spied on Israel, Prepared to Destroy Israeli Bombers to Protect Iran

    10/23/2015 6:49:04 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 51 replies
    In an explosive report we learn that ever since 2012, the United States has been spying on Israel in order to prevent the Jewish State from attacking suspected Iranian nuclear sites, according to Fridays Wall Street Journal. The White House had sent an additional aircraft carrier to the region after learning that Israeli aircraft had flown into Iranian airspace in what U.S. officials feared was a test run for an attack on Irans Fordow plant. The carriers had attack aircraft on board prepared to respond to any Israeli attack on Iran.
  • US ambassador to Pakistan met with Code Pink, discussed classified drone casualty counts

    11/05/2012 4:23:39 PM PST · by chessplayer · 11 replies
    Richard Hoagland, the acting U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, discussed with Code Pink and anti-Israel activists what he said was classified information, during an October 3 meeting with the groups in Islamabad. Code Pink, a liberal anti-war organization known for disrupting Republican and conservative public events, uploaded a video of the meeting to an Internet video sharing website on Oct. 5. Realizing what he had said, Hoagland told the activist gathering: I probably just, you know, got into big trouble with what I just said.
  • Clinton Aide Shared Classified Information With Foundation, Email Shows

    09/28/2015 5:20:51 AM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | September 38, 2015 | Alana Goodman
    A member of Hillary Clintons staff at the Department of State emailed classified information about the government in Congo to a staffer at the Clinton Foundation in 2012, according to a copy of the correspondence obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Cheryl Mills, Clintons chief of staff at the State Department, sent the email to the Clinton Foundations foreign policy director, Amitabh Desai, on July 12, 2012. The message, which was originally obtained by the group Citizens United through a public records request, is partially redacted because it includes foreign government information that has been classified as Confidential by the...
  • Ex-Officer Is First in C.I.A. to Face Prison for a Leak

    01/05/2013 4:42:13 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 5, 2013 | By SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON Looking back, John C. Kiriakou admits he should have known better. But when the F.B.I. called him a year ago and invited him to stop by and help us with a case, he did not hesitate. Only an hour into what began as a relaxed chat with the two agents the younger one who traded Pittsburgh Steelers talk with him and the senior investigator with the droopy eye did he begin to realize just who was the target of their investigation. On Jan. 25, Mr. Kiriakou is scheduled to be sentenced to 30 months in prison...
  • Nuns on the Bus: Dispatches From a Papal Road Trip

    09/24/2015 7:39:05 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 9-24-2015 | TARA MURTHA
    When the nuns first hit the road in 2012, their mission was to collect stories of economic oppression in protest of the Paul Ryan budget in defiant response to Pope Benedict XVI's startling decision to launch an investigation into the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an umbrella group that represents more than 80 percent of religious sisters in the United States. The investigation was an outright attack on women's role in the Church and was referred to as "a crackdown on American nuns." Their alleged transgression was spending too much time on social justice issues, and promoting "certain radical...
  • U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies

    09/21/2015 4:15:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/20/15 | Joseph Goldstein
    In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base. At night we can hear them screaming, but were not allowed to do anything about it, the Marines father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because its...
  • Overnight Cybersecurity: US power grid getting hammered

    09/10/2015 3:26:29 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/9/15 | Cory Bennett and Katie Bo Williams
    Critical infrastructure operators in the U.S. continue to face a hailstorm of hacks. Federal documents obtained by USA Today through a FOIA request revealed that hackers infiltrated the Department of Energy's computer system over 150 times between 2010 and 2014. As the department overseeing the country's power grid and nuclear weapons stockpile, the Energy Department is an attractive target for overseas cyber spies seeking to uncover vulnerabilities. Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security is warning critical infrastructure providers of a malicious spear-phishing campaign in which hackers use bogus emails to infiltrate users' networks. The campaign has targeted government facilities and...
  • Donald Trump: Mean-Spirited GOP Wont Win Elections (2012)

    08/27/2015 8:43:52 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 42 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, 26 Nov 2012 01:07 PM | Ronald Kessler
    The Republican Party will continue to lose presidential elections if it comes across as mean-spirited and unwelcoming toward people of color, Donald Trump tells Newsmax. Whether intended or not, comments and policies of Mitt Romney and other Republican candidates during this election were seen by Hispanics and Asians as hostile to them, Trump says. Republicans didnt have anything going for them with respect to Latinos and with respect to Asians, the billionaire developer says. The Democrats didnt have a policy for dealing with illegal immigrants, but what they did have going for them is they werent mean-spirited about it, Trump...
  • Perry Zooms to Front of Pack for 2012 GOP Nomination

    08/06/2015 12:01:45 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 32 replies
    Gallup ^ | Aug 24, 2011 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Shortly after announcing his official candidacy, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has emerged as rank-and-file Republicans' current favorite for their party's 2012 presidential nomination. Twenty-nine percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents nationwide say they are most likely to support Perry, with Mitt Romney next, at 17%.
  • That time Anthony Weiner and Eric Holder could've challenged Obama-Biden in 2012...

    08/06/2015 10:47:35 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-6-15 | The Looking Spoon
    My Facebook account reminded me that exactly 4 years ago today I created and posted this in the midst of Anthony Weiner's FIRST sexting scandal (the second came when he ran for mayor two years later). I don't often laugh at my own work, but this did and still does make me laugh.
  • Body Parts for Profit: How Abortion Clinics Supply Stem Cell Research (2012 flashback)

    07/29/2015 10:31:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies ^ | December 27, 2012 | Susanne Posel
    Dr. Leon R. Kass, the Addie Clark Harding Professor Emeritus in the Committee on Social Thought and the College at the University of Chicago and former chairman of the Presidents Council on Bioethics under former President George W. Bush, has written a report entitled The Meaning of Life In the Laboratory. Kass discusses the morality surrounding the US governments funding of research on human embryonic stem cells, cells derived from early embryos produced by in vitro fertilization in assisted-reproduction clinics. According to the report, the use of human embryos is justified by the advancements of science which demands that...
  • Attn. Media: Low Life Scum Code Pink Allied with Terrorists, Obama and Democrats

    01/29/2015 3:49:42 PM PST · by kristinn · 20 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Sen. John McCain is right. Code Pink protesters are low-life scum as he called them Thursday morning when the group disrupted a Senate hearing to protest former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Saddam Hussein, Ayatollah Khamenei, Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Taliban. These are some of the terrorists and state sponsors of terrorism Code Pink has given political, financial and/or material aid to since the groups founding in late 2002. All that time Code Pink has also worked with and funded the Democratic Party,...
  • Verizon Allegedly Built A Fiber Optic Cable To Give The Feds Access To Communications

    06/11/2013 11:02:40 AM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 10, 2012 | Michael Kelley
    For years Americans' right to privacy, as granted by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, has come under threat as the country's surveillance systems have grown. After intelligence leaks by former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden, however, the NSA's domestic dragnet is finally getting the attention that many people feel it deserves.
  • Did they get me?: Docs reveal long-time John Doe spying operation (WI)

    06/29/2015 9:52:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 6-29-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. Democrat Milwaukee County prosecutors tapped the email and text communications of conservative activists as part of a five-year probe aimed at bringing down Republican Gov. Scott Walker, affidavits reviewed by Wisconsin Watchdog reveal. One target of the spying operation told Wisconsin Watchdog the methods used to keep tabs on Wisconsin residents were like those of the National Security Agencys domestic spying program. It was actually worse because (Milwaukee County prosecutors) were taking the body of emails and looking at actual data, said the source, who asked not to be identified for fear of retribution from the prosecutors....
  • New emails reignite Hillary Clinton email scandal

    06/22/2015 10:05:11 AM PDT · by McGruff · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Congress released nearly 200 pages of newly uncovered emails involving former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, raising questions Monday about whether the Obama administration and the Democratic presidential candidate herself were truthful when they said they turned over all of her email communications on Benghazi. Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the select House committee looking into the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya, demanded the State Department say whether it has the emails a way of testing whether the administration withheld them against the wishes of the committee, or whether Mrs. Clinton never turned them over in the first...
  • Brave Judge Refuses to Throw Accused White Cop to the Mob, Sums Up Ruling in 1 EPIC Sentence

    05/25/2015 10:28:17 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge John ODonnell did something absolutely amazing on Saturday, when he chose to acquit white Cleveland cop Michael Brelo of manslaughter in the 2012 killing of two lawbreakers who sent police on a 22-mile car chase. Brelos entire use of deadly force was a constitutionally reasonable response to an objectionably reasonably perceived threat of great bodily harm, the judge announced. He added, I will not sacrifice him to the public frustrated by historical mistreatment at the hands of other officers. What occurred in 2012 was that a couple, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, were driving past...
  • EXPOSED: Defense Dept. Docs Reveal Obama Sought To Create An Islamic State In Syria & Iraq

    05/24/2015 6:54:39 PM PDT · by AlbertRoss ^ | May 22, 2015 | Jack Flash
    Global Warming? The Pope is Wrong April 27, 2015 Alan Caruba My thoughts regarding the Pope are rooted in my knowledge of the long record of lies, false predictions, and claims by various environmentalists over the years. When the Vatican announced it would hold a conference on April 28 called Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity: The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, I wondered why the Vatican is not holding a conference to organize the protection of Christiansparticularly in the Middle Eastagainst the wholesale genocide that is occurring. The Pope is not alone in this. There appears to...
  • Court Rules That YouTube Cannot Be Forced to Remove Innocence of Muslims

    05/18/2015 5:52:30 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 18 May 2015 | Tina Nguyen
    An appeals court today reversed a lower courts decision compelling YouTube to remove the controversial film Innocence of Muslims, saying that such an act was a violation of the First Amendment. The film, a 13-minute trailer created by Nakoula Basseley Nakoula in 2012, sparked outrage among the Muslim community for its depiction of the prophet Muhammad as a pedophile and a murderer, and for a time was thought to be the cause of the attacks against the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya. The initial lawsuit had been filed by Cindy Lee Garcia, one of the actresses in the film, who...
  • Gold Mine: Hillary Clintons Brother Granted Super-Rare Mining Permit from Haiti After State Dept.

    03/05/2015 12:48:07 PM PST · by ColdOne · 69 replies ^ | 3/5/15 | Alexander Marlow
    Full title.....Gold Mine: Hillary Clintons Brother Granted Super-Rare Mining Permit from Haiti After State Dept. Sent Country Billions Hillary Rodham Clintons brother, Tony Rodham, sat on the board of a self-described mining company that in 2012 received one of only two gold exploitation permits from the Haitian governmentthe first issued in over 50 years. The tiny North Carolina company, VCS Mining, also included on its board Bill Clintons co-chair of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), former Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive. The Rodham gold mine revelation is just one of dozens featured in a forthcoming bombshell investigative book by...
  • BOOK: Hillary Gave Russian Govt. Half of U.S. Uranium Output to Reward Donors Company

    04/22/2015 9:06:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/22/15 | Breitbart News
    Editors Note: This story first appeared in the Wall Street Journal. We reprint in part here.Hillary Clintons State Department was part of a panel that approved the sale of one of Americas largest uranium mines at the same time a foundation controlled by the sellers chairman was making donations to a Clinton family charity, records reviewed by The Wall Street Journal show.The $610 million sale of 51% of Uranium One to a unit of Rosatom, Russias state nuclear agency, was approved in 2010 by a U.S. federal committee that assesses the security implications of foreign investments. The State Department, which...
  • Mudslide Derails train on Camera.

    04/14/2015 2:16:23 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies ^ | 4/14/15
    Witness John Hill saw the whole thing unfold. He was working nearby when he had a feeling something was about to happen. He went to his car to grab his camera and before he knew it, the 100 slope next to the freight train started fail! I saw the hill start to go. It went down and hit the first car and it tipped over, then more cars kept tipping over. It was crazy how loud it was and how slow it all happened, he said. There had been activity on the rain saturated slope earlier in the day which...
  • Thought Experiment: What the 2012 election could have looked like with 100 percent turnout

    03/20/2015 7:04:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/20/2015 | By Philip Bump
    At an event in Cleveland on Wednesday, President Obama endorsed a system of mandatory voting, a policy that would penalize eligible voters who don't make it to the polls on Election Day. The idea is not universally embraced, though it has significantly boosted turnout in Australia, where it's in place. It's very easy to see why Obama likes the idea. He spoke longingly of increased turnout during the 50th anniversary ceremony in Selma, Ala., earlier this month. There's value in getting more people involved in the democratic process that doesn't tie directly to the success of his party, but it's...
  • Obama campaign team working to defeat Netanyahu in Israeli election (On the ground IN Israel!)

    01/27/2015 10:16:39 AM PST · by xzins · 178 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 27 Jan 15
    During Barack Obama's recent State of the Union speech, he told America he had no more campaigns to run. But it seems that statement flies in the face of reports that an organization known as One Voice has brought in what has been called a "five-man Obama team" to defeat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Included in that five-man team is Jeremy Bird, the national field director for Obama's 2012 campaign, Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director of the Independent Media Review and Analysis, said Monday, citing a report at Haaretz. That group, Dr. Lerner added, will run the anti-Netanyahu effort out...
  • Kerry says U.S. will have to negotiate with Syria's Assad

    03/15/2015 6:12:13 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-15-2015 | Lesley Wroughton
    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - The United States will have to negotiate with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a political transition in Syria and is exploring ways to pressure him into agreeing to talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told CBS News in an interview. Washington has long insisted that Assad must be replaced through a negotiated, political transition, but the rise of a common enemy, hardline militant group Islamic State, appears to have slightly softened the West's stance towards him. In the interview broadcast on Sunday, Kerry did not repeat the standard U.S. line that Assad had lost...
  • Clinton confidante Huma Abedin sure had a lot of special deals set up for her at the State Dept.

    03/12/2015 7:57:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 12, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    Maybe more than at any point in her life, even during her 2008 bid for the White House, former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons past and associations are coming under intense scrutiny in mainstream press outlets. From her potentially unsecure, private email account to the Clinton Foundations suspect fundraising methods, Clintons past is apparently anything but unimpeachable. One positive thing you can say for sure about the secretary is that she takes care of her friends. Apparently, former Rep. Anthony Weiners (D-NY) wife and longtime Clinton confidant Huma Abedin was especially well cared for. According to a New York Times...
  • Obama taps major fundraiser for Sweden ambassador

    10/23/2014 4:43:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2014 7:24 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama is nominating a major fundraiser for his presidential campaign to be the next U.S. ambassador to Sweden. The White House says Azita Raji is Obamas pick for the job. Shes a former investment banker who served as national vice-chair of finance for Obamas 2012 campaign. She helped raise more than $500,000 for Obamas campaign as a bundler in 2012.
  • Clinton State Department Ousted Ambassador Using Private Email

    03/05/2015 8:55:31 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 5,2015 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    In 2012, U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration abruptly stepped down from his post. According to a Foreign Policy report by Josh Rogin (now a reporter for Bloomberg), Gration was the subject of a whithering evaluation from the State Department: The impending release of a highly critical report by the State Departments Inspector Generals office prompted the sudden resignation Friday of U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration, according to administration and congressional sources. Very soon after the Ambassadors arrival in May 2011, he broadcast his lack of confidence in the information management staff. Because the information management office could not...
  • Former Mossad chief slams Turkey for reportedly burning Israeli spies in Iran

    10/19/2013 8:23:15 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | October 17, 2013 | By David Barnett
    On Oct. 10, The Wall Street Journal reported that Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkey's spy agency Milli Istihbarat Teskilati, or MIT, has been the "driving force behind [Turkey's] efforts to supply the rebels and topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad." Consequently, Fidan "has tilted the interests of the longtime U.S. ally in ways sometimes counter to those of the U.S," the report stated. According to the WSJ article, Fidan, who was once lauded by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erodgan as "my secret-keeper," had in 2010 provided Iran with "sensitive intelligence" collected by the US and Israel. "U.S. officials believe...
  • Hillary Clinton Used Private Email Account for State Department Business (Update)

    03/02/2015 9:01:12 PM PST · by kristinn · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 11:04 p.m. EST Monday, March 2, 2015 | Josh Gerstein
    housands of emails Hillary Clinton generated as secretary of state were not archived as official government records because she used a private email account to conduct State Department business, the State Department acknowledged Monday. Aides to the former secretary of state turned over 55,000 pages of emails from her personal account to the State Department in December at its request, a department official said. Clintons use of the personal account for work-related emails and the State Departments effort to gain control over the information were first reported by The New York Times. Clinton did not use a State Department email...
  • Newspaper: Iran-linked operatives attempted to assassinate U.S., Israeli diplomats

    05/28/2012 4:49:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    JTA ^ | May 28, 2012 | unattributed, Washington Post
    Operatives linked to Iran tried to kill foreign diplomats, including Israelis and Americans, in at least seven countries over 13 months, the Washington Post reported. New evidence uncovered by investigators in four countries linked the assassination attempts to either Iran-backed Hezbollah militants or operatives based inside Iran, the Post reported Monday, citing U.S. and Middle Eastern security officials. The officials reportedly said that the assassination attempts stopped in early spring, when Iran began to take a softer tone with the West. Shortly after, Iranian officials formally accepted a proposal to resume negotiations with six world powers on proposals to limit...
  • Anbar leaders: You know what would be nice now? American combat troops on the ground

    10/11/2014 12:04:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/11/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    When Barack Obama pulled the last American troops from Iraq in 2011 after shrugging off advice to keep a significant force on hand, he took credit for ending the war. Obama continued to brag about keeping his promise to get all combat troops out of the country, and during one of the 2012 presidential debate affected offense when Mitt Romney suggested that Obama had wanted to keep troops in the country. By this summer, Obama claimed that he had been powerless to keep troops in Iraq, and that the Iraqis didn’t want US combat forces on the ground in...
  • Talk Radios Advertising Problem

    02/05/2015 9:38:11 AM PST · by fifedom · 89 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 3, 2015 | Hannah Karp
    There are plenty of people listening to talk radio. But over the past three years, it has become increasingly difficult to make money off it. Many national advertisers have fled from such stations in recent years, seeking to avoid associating their brands with potentially controversial programming. Radio executives said the erosion of ad dollars from talk stations was driven in part by a series of organized social-media campaigns by liberal activists in early 2012 that scared away advertisers.
  • Do Democrats hate the U.S. Navy?

    10/16/2012 2:28:57 PM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/16/12 | Starr
    A second Democratic campaign has been caught mistaking a foreign ship for a U.S. Navy vessel in images meant to brag on the candidate's devotion to the military. A month after the Democratic National Convention featured Cold War-era Soviet ships on a giant screen as a former Navy admiral representing the Obama campaign praised American veterans, the Democrat running for Senate in Connecticut featured a foreign sub in a television ad promoting his efforts to create jobs at the state's sub-maker, General Dynamics' Electric Boat of Groton. Instead of Groton-made subs, the ad for Rep. Chris Murphy featured a Norwegian...
  • Leland Yee case filing alleges unidentified politician took money from undercover agent

    09/28/2014 3:02:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 9/24/14 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    An undercover FBI agent gave campaign donations to an unnamed Bay Area politician during a yearslong undercover investigation into a Chinatown gang and alleged political corruption that culminated in the arrests of state Sen. Leland Yee and Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow earlier this year. This is according to the latest filing by the U.S. Attorney's Office in the federal case against the two men and about 20 others. Besides indicating that a politician other than Yee allegedly took money from undercover FBI agents in exchange for favors, the filing further lays out the relationship between former school board member and...
  • 2012 Election Survey: Did you vote for Mitt Romney for president?

    01/13/2015 8:04:33 AM PST · by mystery-ak · 88 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | Jan. 13, 2015 | aligncare
    Poll is open to guests who would like to participate.
  • Frances problem: up to half its prisoners are Muslim and the jails are a hotbed for radicalization

    01/09/2015 9:54:50 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 41 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Friday, January 9, 2015 | Graeme Hamilton
    The 27-year-old man photographed in 2009 seemed to represent hope springing from Pariss desperate suburbs. Part of a work-insertion program, he was about to meet then-French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who was trying to combat high youth unemployment.... The man was Amedy Coulibaly, who was killed Friday after seizing hostages in a Jewish supermarket in Paris, an attack he claimed was in support of the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq & Al-Sham. A close associate of Said and Chrif Kouachi, the two brothers who attacked the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo Wednesday, Coulibaly is a symbol of the huge challenges lying ahead...
  • F.B.I. and Justice Dept. Said To Seek Charges for Petraeus

    01/09/2015 5:18:57 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/9/2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against retired Gen. David H. Petraeus for providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the C.I.A., officials said, leaving Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to decide whether to seek an indictment that could send the pre-eminent military officer of his generation to prison. The Justice Department investigation stems from an affair Mr. Petraeus had with Paula Broadwell, an Army Reserve officer who was writing his biography, and focuses on whether he gave her access to his C.I.A. email account and other...
  • Prosecutors Said to Recommend Charges Against Former Gen. David Petraeus

    01/09/2015 3:10:52 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 112 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 9, 2015 | By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against retired Gen. David H. Petraeus for providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the C.I.A., officials said, leaving Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to decide whether to seek an indictment that could send the pre-eminent military officer of his generation to prison. The Justice Department investigation stems from an affair Mr. Petraeus had with Paula Broadwell, an Army Reserve officer who was writing his biography, and focuses on whether he gave her access to his C.I.A. email account and other...
  • Cop killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley had a long criminal record, was violent and suicidal, and frightened hi

    In the latest NY Daily News article (link below) in which a friend of the cop killer Brinsley known as Jay Romero was interviewed, this friend indentifies Brinsley as a Muslim. Some say this is not relevant, that it would be like reporting that liquor store robbery suspect was a Catholic. But I disagree in this case. This guy clearly was part of the entire mindset advocated by the communists left, led by Al Sbarpton rent a mobs, pushed as part of a political agenda by the Democrats in the big lie and narrative that cops are collective racists. We...
  • Obama eliminated the NDIC, Agency that monitored terrorism, drugs on border.

    07/12/2014 4:08:23 PM PDT · by mgist · 48 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2014 | Judicial Watch
    Obama quietly eliminated the NATIONAL DRUG INTELLIGENCE CENTER, that was monitoring terrorist activity on the border. Mexican cartel violence is at an all-time high along the increasingly porous southern border yet the Obama Administration has shut down a critical intelligence agency dedicated to identifying, tracking and severing the nexus between drug trafficking and terrorism. Its a senseless move, which is why it was done very quietly. The only real way to discover that the Justice Departments 19-year-old National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) has been closed is by trying to visit its website. It simply says that on June 15, 2012,...
  • Contributions from Celebrities to Obama, Barack (D)

    11/08/2014 8:43:01 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 35 replies
    Open Secrets ^ | 2013 | Staff
    Contributions from Celebrities to Obama, Barack (D) [Return to summary] Contributor Description Total Kauffman, Marta Producer $7,500 Landau, Jon Producer/Manager $7,500 Forman, Milos Director $5,800 Crowe, Cameron Director/Writer $5,750 Haysbert, Dennis Actor $5,500 Hathaway, Anne Actor $5,000 Henley, Donald H Singer/Songwriter $5,000 Howard, Cheryl Actor/Celebrity Spouse $5,000 Howard, Ronald Director/Actor/Producer $5,000 Jones, Quincy Record Producer $5,000 Kanal, Tony Member of 'No Doubt' $5,000 Johansson, Scarlett Actor $5,000 Johnson, Don Actor $5,000 Johnson, Earvin "Magic" Former NBA Player $5,000 Ferrell, Will Actor $5,000 Gregory, Tom Producer/Writer $5,000 Grenier, Adrian Actor $5,000 Griffith, Melanie Actor $5,000 Hall, Deidre Actor $5,000 Handler, Daniel...
  • Confusion in Hartford Has Malloy Campaign Heading To Court To Keep Citys Polls Open

    11/04/2014 10:11:54 AM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 45 replies
    CT News Junkie ^ | Novemebr 4, 2014 | Christine Stuart
    Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloys campaign will go to court Tuesday to ask a judge to extend voting hours in Hartford to accommodate voters who may have been turned away from the polls this morning. Some polling places in Hartford opened at 6 a.m. without a voter list. State Rep. Matt Ritter, D-Hartford, said that he was told by Garey E. Coleman, the Democratic Deputy registrar of voters, that the printer the registrars office uses to print its voter lists failed Monday night and there was no backup available. Its not clear at the moment how long it takes to...

    10/28/2014 10:32:40 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 29,2014 | Breitbart tv
    Donald Trump said that he never thought it [the Obama administration] was going to be bad on Tuesdays Hannity on the Fox News Channel. Trump laid out numbers on the economy and then declared I never thought it was going to be this bad. It's turned out to be a disaster, whether you look at Ebola, with the no quarantine people coming in and it's going to get worse. We sent 4,000 soldiers over to fight [Ebola]. He also criticized Hillary Clinton for arguing corporations dont create jobs, saying well, she's going over to the Elizabeth Warren side of thingsthat's...
  • Statistics: Illegal Voting May Have Cost Romney Florida in 2012

    10/28/2014 11:42:32 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 27 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/28/2014 | Thomas
    One of the critical firewalls for the Romney campaign in 2012 was the (apparently mistaken) belief that Florida voters had turned sour on President Obama. The states demographics, including a surging older population seemed to seal the deal. In the RealClearPolitics final poll of polls before the election, Romney led by a small but significant 1.5%. In three of the six last polls, he led by as much as 6%, with one tied and Obama up in two polls by 1% and 2% respectively. However, when the votes started pouring in, a different story was told. There was Karl Roves...
  • Dictator H. chavez's personal Arab Hezbollah minister

    10/07/2012 2:28:40 PM PDT · by Milagros · 11 replies
    Venezuelas Tarek El-Aissami The Americas Report | Oct 03, 2008 By Nicole Ferrand [...] Mr. El - Aissami is a Venezuelan national of Syrian descent who, before becoming Minster of Interior and Justice, occupied the position of Deputy Interior Minister for Public Security. His father, Carlos Aissami, is the head of the Venezuelan branch of the Iraqi Baath political party. Before the invasion of Iraq, he held a press conference in which he described himself as a Taliban and called Osama Bin Laden, "the great Mujahedeen, Sheik Osama bin Laden." Tarek's great-uncle Shibli el-Aissami was a prominent ideologist and...
  • Biden in 2012: We Are Working Hand in Glove With Sunni Allies on Syria

    10/05/2014 7:06:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    cns news ^ | 9/5/14 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( Vice-President Joe Bidens stinging assessment that Sunni allies had been our largest problem in fueling extremism in Syria comments for which he has now apologized are in contrast to remarks he made two years ago when he said the U.S. was working hand in glove with those countries on Syria. Back then, Biden assured Americans that the administration and Sunni nations in the region were closely cooperating in their response to the rebellion against Syrian President Bashar Assad. We are working hand in glove with the Turks, with the Jordanians, with the Saudis and with all...
  • CATALIST: Obamas Database for Fundamentally Transforming America

    09/18/2014 3:51:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    PJ Media's Rule of Law ^ | September 17, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    The Democrats and the institutional left have a new political tool that allows them virtually to ignore moderates yet still win elections. This tool, the Catalist database, was employed in the 2012 election. That election defied conventional wisdom: Mitt Romney sought and won independent voters overwhelmingly, but still lost. If you wondered why the conventional wisdom about independents and moderates didnt seem so wise in 2012, the answer is Catalist. Beyond winning elections, Catalist also allows the Democrats to turn the policy narrative upside down and suffer no political consequence for implementing radical policies which appeal to their base. The...