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  • Select Committee on Benghazi Releases Proposed Report

    06/28/2016 6:42:44 AM PDT · by Dacula · 109 replies
    benghazi.house.gov ^ | 06/28/2016 | Trey Gowdy
    Washington, D.C. – Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy (SC-04) released the following statement after the committee’s Majority released a mark of its investigative report: “Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were heroes who gave their lives in service to our country. Their bravery and the courageous actions of so many others on the ground that night should be honored. “When the Select Committee was formed, I promised to conduct this investigation in a manner worthy of the American people’s respect, and worthy of the memory of those who died. That is exactly what my colleagues...
  • Uh-Oh: Newly Released Email Was Marked Classified When It Hit Clinton's Server

    06/11/2016 5:27:31 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 42 replies
    PJMedia ^ | JUNE 10, 2016 | DEBRA HEINE
    Hillary Clinton has claimed from the very beginning of the email scandal that nothing she sent or received was marked classified at the time. *snip* Unfortunately for Hillary, the State Department today released an email from 2012 that totally contradicts her "fact." According to Catherine Herridge at Fox News, the email carries "a classified code known as a 'portion marking' - and that marking was on the email when it was sent directly to Clinton’s account." (Not retroactively, as the Clinton camp likes to claim.)
  • Emails in Clinton Probe Dealt With Planned Drone Strikes

    06/09/2016 8:10:46 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 35 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 9, 2016 | By ADAM ENTOUS and DEVLIN BARRETT
    At the center of a criminal probe involving Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information is a series of emails between American diplomats in Islamabad and their superiors in Washington about whether to oppose specific drone strikes in Pakistan. The 2011 and 2012 emails were sent via the “low side’’—government slang for a computer system for unclassified matters—as part of a secret arrangement that gave the State Department more of a voice in whether a Central Intelligence Agency drone strike went ahead, according to congressional and law-enforcement officials briefed on the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe. Some of the emails were...
  • The Benghazi Cover Up How Obama, Hillary and their media allies won an election by lying to the

    06/02/2016 9:02:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 6/2/16 | Lee Stranahan
    Editor's note: The following video was produced by journalist Lee Stranahan and exposes the coordinated campaign between Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the media to conceal the truth about the Benghazi terrorist attack until after the 2012 presidential election. The video sequence is featured in Stranahan's film "The Caliphate."
  • U.S. yanks support for Syrian opposition group, warns of extremist takeover of uprising

    11/01/2012 6:09:04 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 50 replies
    ZAGREB, Croatia — The Obama administration on Wednesday renounced the proclaimed leaders of the Syrian political opposition and said any group seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad must reject attempts by extremists to “hijack” a legitimate revolution. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the Syrian National Council, or SNC, should no longer be considered the “visible leader” of the opposition. That made official what has been the increasingly obvious sidelining of an opposition group led mostly by middle-age Syrian expatriates.
  • Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus and the Afterlife of a Scandal

    05/28/2016 6:04:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 May 2016 | Jessica Bennett
    It was 6:30 a.m. at the United States Military Academy, the sun was rising over the Hudson River, and Paula Broadwell was in athletic gear. With a half-dozen women, she rotated between sprints and burpees. Sweating onto the pavement, the group was perched atop an overlook called Trophy Point, in the shadow of a 46-foot battle monument memorializing those killed in the Civil War. There is a female statue in bronze at the top, arms outstretched regally, who is said to represent “fame.” Ms. Broadwell was here in April for a 40th anniversary celebration for the academy’s first class of...
  • Gov McAuliffe Invited Chinese Donor to Hillary’s Home (donor gave Clinton Foundation $2 million)

    05/26/2016 2:37:22 AM PDT · by Liz · 35 replies
    time.com ^ | 5/25/16 | Michael Scherer
    Wang Wenliang, a Chinese national briefly shook Clinton’s hand at a 2013 fund-raiser in her home;a separate Wang company pledged $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation, the first of several totaling $2 million. The Clinton fundraiser was one of at least three interactions between Wang and McAuliffe. McAuliffe initially said he could not remember ever meeting Wang, though he later clarified that his staff had informed him of several likely meetings. Among the donations of DOJ interestwere a total of $120,000 in contributions to McAuliffe from a company controlled by Wang. DOJ told McAuliffe's attorney there were questions over foreign sources...
  • State Dept. edited video to remove admission about Iran negotiations

    05/10/2016 10:45:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 10, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    The State Department cut a section of a daily briefing video from December 2013 in which Department spokesperson Jen Psaki admitted her predecessor had misled a reporter about the administration having direct negotiations with Iran. The missing minutes of video were removed from both the You Tube upload of the 2013 briefing and the version of the video which is kept on the State Department website, though the transcript of the briefing was not altered. When asked about the deletion the State Department could not explain it nor could they point to any other daily briefing which had been edited...
  • Senator Patrick Leahy deserves an Oscar

    04/12/2014 8:23:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    It’s not often that a U.S. government agency gets caught red-handed abiding by its charter and performing its publicly-avowed and legislatively-approved duties. But last week the AP "broke" a long and breathless story from Havana that nailed the USAID (United States Agency for International Development) for just that. In their own words, "a secret plan aimed at undermining Cuba’s communist government," was courageously exposed by the AP’s intrepid Havana bureau. Such is the magnitude of the scandal that a red-faced and snarling Senator Patrick Leahy is now chairing hearings on Capitol Hill where he grills USAID director Rajiv Shah on...
  • Chaos on the Convention Floor as RNC Blocks Ron Paul Delegates, Alters Seating Rules

    05/05/2016 11:26:39 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    Democracy Now! ^ | Aug 29, 2012 | Democracy Now!
    DemocracyNow.org - Controversy erupted on the convention floor when a dispute broke out over whether to seat the delegates of presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. Part of Maine's delegation stormed off the floor in protest of a decision to strip away half of Paul's delegates. Supportive members of other delegations rose to their feet and hollered their objections, angered by new rules that they say they will make it harder for grassroots candidates to stand a chance in future elections. Democracy Now! producer Deena Guzder was on the scene and filed this report.
  • New State Department Emails Reveal Blumenthal Advised Clinton that former Rep. Eric Cantor...

    02/02/2016 1:50:39 PM PST · by blueyon · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2/02/16 | Judicial Watch
    "New State Department Emails Reveal Blumenthal Advised Clinton that former Rep. Eric Cantor Committed a Possible ‘Felony’ by Disclosing Petraeus Classified Information".... ‘Will a grand jury be empaneled by the Justice Department? When will Senator Patrick Leahy, chair of the Judiciary Committee… begin an investigation of this matter?’ – November 13, 2012 Blumenthal advised top Obama debate advisor that Romney would ‘falsify, distort, and mangle facts;’ advised Clinton on Libya turmoil disclosed in ‘internal govt discussions high level’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on January 7, 2016, it obtained a new batch of documents from the Department...
  • Clinton email reveals: Google sought overthrow of Syria's Assad

    03/20/2016 7:32:41 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 76 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 3/19/16 | RUDY TAKALA
    Google in 2012 sought to help insurgents overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to State Department emails receiving fresh scrutiny this week. Messages between former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's team and one of the company's executives detailed the plan for Google to get involved in the region. "Please keep close hold, but my team is planning to launch a tool ... that will publicly track and map the defections in Syria and which parts of the government they are coming from," Jared Cohen, the head of what was then the company's "Google Ideas" division, wrote in a July 2012...
  • 'Obama army' deploys to Tel Aviv to topple Netanyahu

    01/30/2015 5:56:56 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    WND.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A consulting firm almost entirely composed of former staffers of President Obama’s re-election campaign has been hired to run an election effort in Israel aimed at defeating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The conservative blogosphere is reporting Jeremy Bird, national field director for Obama’s 2012 campaign, is now working for a new non-profit group, V15, that is running an effort to defeat Netanyahu in the upcoming election. A closer look at Bird’s consulting firm as well as its working relationship with the Israeli groups finds he is just one of scores of former senior Obama election campaign staffers...
  • MITT ROMNEY ENDORSES DONALD TRUMP!!! No Wait this was 2012 what a Flip Flopper

    03/03/2016 6:20:06 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/23/16
    Mitt Romney- "Donald Trump has shown an extraordinary ability to understand how our economy works and to create jobs, he has done it in Nevada and across the country. He is one of the few people who stood up and said China has taken jobs from Americans. We believe in free trade but we have to have a President to stand up and not allow people to cheat day in and day out."
  • Rubio fined over improper donations (2012)

    02/18/2016 11:27:15 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/27/12 | John Bresnahan
    The Federal Election Commission has fined Sen. Marco Rubio $8,000 for accepting more than $210,000 in improper contributions during his 2010 run for the Senate. In a negotiated settlement finalized last month but only publicly released now, Marco Rubio for Senate acknowledged taking in more than $210,000 in "prohibited, excessive and other impermissible contributions" during his Senate campaign and failing to refund or "redesignate" the funds within the allowed time frame. Even after an internal audit, the Rubio campaign failed to identify more than $83,000 in improper or incorrectly characterized contributions, according to a March 19 agreement between the campaign...
  • Freed Gitmo detainee, ex-bin Laden aide cements place as top jihadist in videos

    02/17/2016 4:34:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2016
    When Ibrahim al Qosi was released from Guantanamo Bay in 2012, a lawyer for the former Usama bin Laden aide said he looked forward to living a life of peace in his native Sudan. Three years later, Qosi has emerged as a prominent voice of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, appearing in a number of AQAP propaganda videos -- including a 50-minute lecture calling for the takeover of Saudi Arabia. ...
  • Clinton Foundation received subpoena from State Department investigators

    02/11/2016 5:51:08 PM PST · by rriz · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 11 at 12:18 PM | Tom Hamburger
    Investigators with the State Department issued a subpoena to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation last fall seeking documents about the charity’s projects that may have required approval from the federal government during Hillary Clinton’s term as secretary of state, according to people familiar with the subpoena and written correspondence about it. The subpoena also asked for records related to Huma Abedin, a longtime Clinton aide who for six months in 2012 was employed simultaneously by the State Department, the foundation, Clinton’s personal office, and a private consulting firm with ties to the Clintons.
  • Religion and the 2012 New Hampshire Republican Primary

    02/07/2016 6:49:39 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 3 replies
    PewForum ^ | January 11, 2012
    Interviews conducted as voters left the polls in the 2012 New Hampshire Republican primary show that Mitt Romney – who won the overall vote by a double-digit margin – was the winner among born-again evangelical Christians as well as among non-evangelical voters. Romney’s advantage among evangelicals was smaller than it was in the electorate overall, but his performance among evangelicals in New Hampshire was better than it was among evangelicals in the Iowa GOP caucuses. -snip-In the exit polls, 22% of New Hampshire voters describe themselves as born-again or evangelical Christians.
  • Hacker "Guccifer" Welcomes Extradition: Hillary Clinton e-mail probe

    02/03/2016 7:59:58 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 52 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | Feb 3, 2016
    The Romanian hacker whose illegal exploits first exposed Hillary Clinton’s use of a non-governmental e-mail system is set to waive extradition later this month so he can face trial in the United States on a nine-count felony indictment. Known as “Guccifer,” hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar, 43, is scheduled for a February 17 extradition hearing in Romania, where he has been jailed since his arrest in January 2014. Lazar is serving a four-year sentence for hacking into the e-mail accounts of several public figures in Romania, including the head of the country’s intelligence service. In a phone interview from a Bucharest...
  • Santorum: U.S. needs newcomers [2012]

    02/03/2016 6:56:45 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/05/12 | Kevin Cirilli
    Rick Santorum called for immigration reform on Tuesday, saying that without newcomers from abroad the United States is going to shrink. “I think the fact that we send some of those people back and don’t give them the opportunity to participate here is wrong,” Santorum told POLITICO. (SNIP) Santorum didn’t advocate for a specific immigration policy while he spoke with POLITICO following an appearance at Books-A-Million in McLean, Va., where he signed copies of his book, “American Patriots.” Santorum, sporting his signature sweater vest, was also promoting Patriot Voices, the 501(c)4 group he launched in June to support conservative candidates.
  • [Wayback Machine] Political Mailers Using Social Pressure To Mobilize Voters Stir Controversy

    01/30/2016 4:16:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | November 2, 2012 | Dan Froomkin
    WASHINGTON -- Customized mass-mail campaigns from groups on the left and the right are using peer pressure to get out the vote by comparing recipients' voting records with those of their neighbors. A first wave of mailers from a conservative group has spawned complaints about invasion of privacy and intimidation. More than 2 million registered voters around the country recently received flyers in the mail from Virginia-based Americans for Limited Government. The "vote history audits" in the mailers show whether recipients made it to the polls in the last several elections, and list neighbors by name and address with their...
  • Obama’s Dirty Little Secret to Winning the 2012 Presidential Election

    01/24/2016 6:36:30 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 52 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 11.12.12 | Michael Medved
    ...there’s no basis for the common claim Obama won through a superb, unprecedented, supremely effective get-out-the-vote effort by the Democrats. Even downcast Republicans have hailed the opposition’s turnout operation as magnificent, but they fail to note that it resulted in far fewer voters showing up for President Obama. - The president drew 7.6 million fewer votes than he did in the hope-and-change election of 2008. - Exit polls showed that Obama got a slightly smaller percentage of the black vote than last time and that turnout was sharply down, delivering at least 1.5 million fewer African-American ballots for the Democrats....
  • Clinton adviser urged using hurricane to boost Obama's re-election bid

    01/08/2016 10:02:58 AM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/8/16 | The Guardian
    One of Hillary Clinton’s closest advisers told her that Barack Obama should use a deadly hurricane to boost his re-election campaign, a proposal that she agreed to pass on to the White House, a new tranche of emails reveals. Blair and Clinton transcripts reveal global concerns of two buddies Read more Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime friend of the Clintons, sent a memo in 2012 presenting a strategy for turning Hurricane Isaac to the Democrats’ political advantage by contrasting it with President George W Bush’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
  • Emails Show Hillary Met At State Department With Sidney Blumenthal

    01/04/2016 4:12:39 PM PST · by don-o · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 4, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    During the fallout from her use of a personal email account, Hillary Clinton has attempted to downplay her working relationship with Sidney Blumenthal, but emails released last week show that the two met at her State Department office in 2012. Blumenthal has proved a thorn in the Democratic presidential candidate's side. The former journalist, who worked as an aide in the Bill Clinton White House, frequently emailed Clinton intelligence that he had gleaned from undisclosed sources. In many cases, Blumenthal was advancing the business interests of companies for which he was working. In other emails, Blumenthal would email Clinton political...
  • Has al-Qaeda taken over a secret US base in Libya?

    04/23/2014 7:38:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    When losing ground in a war, it’s not unusual to see an enemy make use of one’s facilities and equipment. The report from Eli Lake at the Daily Beast only surprises because the US has insisted that we are not losing ground in the war against al-Qaeda, and still insists that the decapitation of the Moammar Qaddafi regime was sound policy: A key jihadist leader and longtime member of al Qaeda has taken control of a secretive training facility set up by U.S. special operations forces on the Libyan coastline to help hunt down Islamic militants, according to local media...
  • Whistleblower: Feds Shut Down Terror Investigation That Could Have Prevented San Bernardino Attack

    12/10/2015 10:24:07 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 11, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    A former Department of Homeland Security agent says that an investigation he was conducting into a fundamentalist Islamic group operating in the U.S. may have helped stop San Bernardino jihadi Syed Farook had the government not shut down his probe. During an interview with Fox News' Megyn Kelly on Thursday, Philip Haney said that in 2012 as an agent with U.S. Customs and Border Protection's National Targeting Center, he opened an investigation into a Sunni Islamic group called, Tablighi Jamaat, a subset of the fundamentalist Deobandi movement. But Haney said that just a year into the investigation it was shut...
  • Obama: Speak Softly and Carry a Big Bat?

    08/03/2012 1:15:50 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 16 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | Friday, August 3, 2012 | Timothy Knight
    It is not unusual for President Obama and our allies to communicate on a regular basis, especially with the Turkish Prime Minister in regards to the ongoing situation in neighboring Syria, however the Turkish press and government are bewildered over a photo released by the White House of President Obama talking to the Prime Minister earlier this week: Maybe the President really likes baseball, or maybe he's trying to create the image of Teddy Roosevelt's famous "walk softly and carry a big stick" quote for the fall campaign, but either way it's a massive failure. Why do I say that?...
  • Released Guantanamo Detainee Now al-Qaeda Leader in Yemen; Will Media Cover

    12/10/2015 12:04:53 AM PST · by grundle · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Decem ber 9, 2015 | Curtis Houck
    According to a Wednesday night post on the website Long War Journal by Thomas Joscelyn, a former detainee held at Guantanamo Bay named Ibrahim Qosi has rejoined the world of Islamic terrorism and ascended to a leadership post in al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) following his release in July 2012. With this shocking story coming as the Obama administration still hopes to close the prison, the question going forward from a media standpoint is this: Will the media show any interest in this threat to national security and failure on the part of the adminstration? According to Joscelyn, Qoosi...
  • San Bernardino shooter may have planned earlier attack

    12/08/2015 6:02:01 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 37 replies
    koat.com ^ | Dec 8, 2015 | Pamela Brown
    Investigators believe San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook may have been plotting an earlier attack in California with someone else, two U.S. officials said. One of the officials said the two conspired in 2012 and a specific target was considered. Neither of the officials could say how serious the plotting got. One official said the two decided not to go through with the earlier attack after a round of terror-related arrests in the area. "They got spooked," the official said. The purported plot bolsters assertions law enforcement officials have made since the San Bernardino attacks, saying Farook had been radicalized...
  • 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 Friday’s 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 Iran’s 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 · 12 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 Clinton’s 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, Clinton’s chief of staff at the State Department, sent the email to the Clinton Foundation’s 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 we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” the Marine’s 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 it’s...
  • 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 Won’t 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 didn’t have anything going for them with respect to Latinos and with respect to Asians,” the billionaire developer says. “The Democrats didn’t have a policy for dealing with illegal immigrants, but what they did have going for them is they weren’t 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
    occupycorporatism.com ^ | 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 President’s 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 government’s 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 group’s 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 Agency’s 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 O’Donnell 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. “Brelo’s 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
    PatDollard.com ^ | 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 Christians—particularly in the Middle East—against 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 court’s 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...