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  • Associated Press Promotes FAKE NEWS, Says Trump Will Use National Guard To Deport Illegals

    02/18/2017 6:17:53 AM PST · by davikkm · 17 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Ryan Saavedra
    On Friday morning that Associated Press sent out a series of tweets that were quickly shot down as completely false by the White House and Department of Homeland Security. The first tweet sent out said: “BREAKING: Trump administration considers mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants.” BREAKING: Trump administration considers mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants. — The Associated Press (@AP) February 17, 2017 That was followed up by a tweet saying “Memo obtained by AP shows Trump considering mobilizing the National Guard to round up unauthorized...
  • Trump Administration Denies AP Report About Mobilizing NG for Immigration Roundups

    02/17/2017 7:14:55 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 2/17/17 | AP
    The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press.
  • New Mexico’s Bishops: Trump immigration draft act of ‘war’ (AP fake news stirs illegal's supporters)

    02/17/2017 3:50:35 PM PST · by CedarDave · 27 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 17, 2017 | AP
    Allen Sanchez, executive director of the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Friday the Roman Catholic Church in the nation’s most Hispanic state would strongly oppose any effort to use National Guard troops to find and deport immigrants. He says using the National Guard on a peaceful population would be like declaring a war within the U.S. borders.
  • AP Misquotes NRA on Concealed Carry

    02/14/2017 3:57:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
      map by gun-nuttery.com The Associated Press has long been known  for its anti-Second Amendment attitude.  John Lott exposed there bias in The Bias Against Guns, published in 2003. They have gotten a little better in the last decade, because numerous errors have been exposed.  AP committed another error about gun laws  on February 10th, 2017. In a story about Constitutional or "permitless" carry moving through the New Hampshire legislative process, the AP wrote that the NRA said that concealed carry is legal in 11 states.  From AP via nbcboston.com: The National Rifle Association says concealed carry is legal...
  • AP & ABC News notice that 2018 is going to be horrible for Democrats

    02/06/2017 11:19:09 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/06/17 | Robert Laurie
    "Despite Protests" As long as their strategy of constant, vocal, outrage continues, the turnaround isn't coming Democrats are still in deep denial about 2016. They were supposed to enjoy a landslide victory that would vanquish the Republican Party forever. It wasn’t supposed to be close. Then they lost, badly. On the heels of defeat they’ve employed a variety of strategies to help them cope.
  • Trump Threatened To Send Troops To Mexico To Stop The "Bad Hombres Down There"

    02/01/2017 4:23:56 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 75 replies
    According to a transcript obtained by AP of the phone call which took place on Friday morning between President Trump and his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Pena Nieto, and which was intended to patch things up between the new president and his Mexican peer a day after Pena Nieto called off his visit to the US, Trump threatened to send U.S. troops to stop "bad hombres down there" unless the Mexican military does more to control them itself. The excerpt of the call did not make clear who exactly Trump considered "bad hombres," - drug cartels, immigrants, or both - or...
  • Snubbed by Spicer, AP Throws Temper Tantrum

    01/25/2017 4:52:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 67 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 1/25/17 | Jim Stinson
    The old way of doing business in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House is now over — and the Associated Press is not happy about it. The legendary wire service, founded in 1846, is usually the press secretary’s first pick at White House briefings. “In the Trump administration, mainstream media is about to see its long-standing media monopoly broken up and they’re petrified.” But under President Donald Trump’s new administration, White House press secretary Sean Spicer has so far not called on AP for the first question. On Monday, Spicer called first on a reporter from the New...
  • Pro-Trump site gets 1st question at White House briefing

    01/24/2017 8:48:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 24, 2017 11:21 PM EST
    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer took the first question at his briefing Tuesday from a reporter who works for LifeZette, a website founded by Donald Trump supporter Laura Ingraham that published some untrue stories during the 2016 presidential campaign. Last year, LifeZette released a video, “Clinton Body Count,” that promoted a conspiracy theory that Hillary and Bill Clinton had ties to the deaths of several colleagues and Democrats. Another video posted two weeks before the election promoted false claims that voting machines in 16 states could be compromised because they were linked to a company tied to liberal activist...
  • Associated Press Compares Trump’s Courier Proposal To Bin Laden’s

    01/03/2017 7:50:55 PM PST · by kevcol · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | January 3, 2016 | Saagar Enjeti
    A Monday story from the Associated Press inexplicably likened President-elect Donald Trump’s idea to use couriers for sensitive information to the courier system Bin Laden used to keep himself hidden while maintaining command of his militants. Trump floated the idea of a courier system Saturday in response to Russia’s purported cyber attempts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. Trump told reporters “it’s very important, if you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier, the old-fashioned way, because I’ll tell you what, no computer is safe.” The Associated Press then likened such a proposal...
  • Unbelievable: Associated Press Sympathizes With Berlin Jihadist

    12/23/2016 11:16:07 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 35 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12.23.2016 | Trey Sanchez
    He was just looking for a better life. It’s not his fault. ------------------- "In what might possibly be the fakest news headline in this era of "fake news," the Associated Press delivers a whopper of a headline that actually sympathizes with a vicious murderer." “Troubled Berlin attack suspect sought better life in Europe.” The article then drips with compassion: "Desperate and drifting, Anis Amri took the path trodden by countless other North African teenagers: an illegal boat journey to Europe in hopes of a better life. He fell into crime instead — and is now suspect No. 1 in the...
  • Will Obamacare Repeal Really Leave 30 Million without Insurance?

    12/11/2016 5:52:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 11, 2016 | Brian Joondeph
    Repeal and replace. That was and still is the Donald Trump promise for Obamacare. Congressional Republicans are ready to join in. Not that they haven't been trying for the past six years, with over 60 attempts at repeal at the congressional level, all quickly dispatched by the Obama veto pen. Now that there is a new sheriff in town, the veto threat is gone. Repeal and replace may actually happen. What will it mean? In my local paper, The Denver Post, is an article, written not by anyone at The Denver Post, but instead by The Associated Press, claiming that...
  • AP: Avoid using 'alt-right' without context

    11/28/2016 1:42:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 53 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 11/28/16 | Brooke Seipel
    The Associated Press Monday released new guidelines for referencing the "alt-right," which ask that journalists use the term alongside its definition and in context of its association with racist beliefs. ADVERTISEMENT The new guidelines read: "'Alt-right' (quotation marks, hyphen and lower case) may be used in quotes or modified as in the 'self-described' or 'so-called alt-right' in stories discussing what the movement says about itself. Avoid using the term generically and without definition, however, because it is not well known and the term may exist primarily as a public-relations device to make its supporters' actual beliefs less clear and more...
  • AP calls election for TRUMP

    11/08/2016 11:32:55 PM PST · by kevcol · 28 replies
    AP ^ | November 9, 2016 | AP
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  • The Latest: The latest developments in the US elections

    11/08/2016 6:39:20 AM PST · by tekrat · 81 replies
    The Associated Press is keeping a page of running updates and stories about the election. Below is the latest update since this was posted:9:20 a.m. Lines were long in some places, but few voters heading to the polls early Tuesday appeared to be encountering problems. Presidential elections usually include sporadic voting problems, such as machines not working properly. Calls to Election Protection, a national voter helpline, included people reporting long lines as a result of machine problems in three precincts in Virginia. And election officials at a handful of precincts in Durham County, North Carolina, were using paper roll books...
  • WIKILEAKS: Clinton Team colluded with State Department & AP

    10/16/2016 7:42:38 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 9 replies
    Dennis Michael Lynch ^ | Oct 15, 2016 | DML Daily
    According to the most recent release by Wikileaks of emails hacked from John Podesta’ account, on June 24, 2016, the following email was sent out by Clinton campaign staff member Nick Merrill: Re: Proposed response to upcoming State Dept disclosure on Sid emails EMAIL READS: Just spoke to State a little more about this. A few updates. 1. The plan at the moment is for them to do this tomorrow, first thing in the morning. 2. What that means specifically is that they are going to turn over all the Blumenthal emails to the Committee that they hav along with...
  • Wikileaks: Leaked email reveals Hillary Clinton's Benghazi cover-up

    10/14/2016 8:09:16 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 53 replies
    Conservative Outfitters ^ | October 14, 2016
    WiKiLeaks: Leaked email reveals Hillary Clinton's team debating how to cover-up and spin the Benghazi story? WASHINGTON - Potentially damning new information has been revealed in leaked emails made available to the public by WikiLeaks. Email #9722 appears to show how Hillary Clinton's team used the Associated Press and State Department to destroy subpoenaed emails and cover-up the tragic events that occurred in Benghazi. You can read the entire leaked email from WikiLeaks here.
  • AP-GfK Poll: Majority of Americans fear Trump presidency

    09/25/2016 4:08:47 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 59 replies
    Big Story AP ^ | September 23,2016 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and EMILY SWANSON
    NEW YORK (AP) — More than half the country fears a Trump presidency. And only about a third of Americans believe he is at least somewhat qualified to serve in the White House. In the final sprint to Election Day, a new Associated Press-GfK poll underscores those daunting roadblocks for Donald Trump as he tries to overtake Hillary Clinton. Moreover, most voters oppose the hard-line approach to immigration that is a centerpiece of the billionaire businessman's campaign. They are more likely to trust Clinton to handle a variety of issues facing the country, and Trump has no advantage on the...
  • Who controls press video/release to public

    09/12/2016 1:50:24 AM PDT · by ncfool · 14 replies
    Who? The Clinton campaign? ^ | September 12, 2016 | Self
    Who controls press footage and when it's released. Noticed this on video that was released on Twitter a few minutes ago. Seems that it was probably only released after it was approved by the campaign and it shows different angles and what they want you to see. Does the Clinton campaign see and approve all video before it's released by the press corps. Seems that the public will never really see an honest view of what is going on with her health if everything is controlled and scrubbed https://www.yahoo.com/news/clinton-much-better-leaving-9-162249715.html?format=embed
  • Energized white supremacists cheer Trump convention message

    07/24/2016 7:36:34 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 66 replies
    The Signal ^ | 7/23/16 | AP
    <p>CLEVELAND (AP) — They don't like to be called white supremacists.</p> <p>The well-dressed men who gathered in Cleveland's Ritz-Carlton bar after Donald Trump's speech accepting the Republican nomination for president prefer the term "Europeanists," ''alt-right," or even "white nationalists." They are also die-hard Trump supporters.</p>
  • AP warns reporters to be safe after harassment from Sanders fans

    06/08/2016 6:12:38 AM PDT · by maggief · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 8, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    The Associated Press is warning its reporters to stay vigilant after several received harassing messages from Bernie Sanders supporters. Danny Spriggs, the AP's vice president for global security, said some reporters have received angry emails, social media messages and phone calls after the AP declared Hillary Clinton the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. "We have not received any specific security threats," Spriggs said in an email to employees, according to Poynter. "It is always good to practice situational awareness around AP bureaus and offices." The AP on Monday declared Clinton the Democratic nominee, saying she had enough pledged delegates and superdelegate...
  • Journalistic Malpractice – How Hillary Clinton “Clinched” the Nomination on a Day Nobody Voted

    06/08/2016 7:37:59 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 07 June 2016 | Michael Krieger
    Last night, Associated Press – on a day when nobody voted – surprised everyone by abruptly declaring the Democratic Party primary over and Hillary Clinton the victor. The decree, issued the night before the California primary in which polls show Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a very close race, was based on the media organization’s survey of “superdelegates”: the Democratic Party’s 720 insiders, corporate donors and officials whose votes for the presidential nominee count the same as the actually elected delegates. AP claims that superdelegates who had not previously announced their intentions privately told AP reporters that they intend to...
  • BOOM! Hillary Clinton CAUGHT COLLUDING WIth AP to Announce Delegate Win Before California!

    06/07/2016 1:30:00 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 7, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Monday night - the day before California’s primary election - the Associated Press announced Hillary Clinton had finally secured enough delegates to win the Democratic Party nomination. [Snip] But now there is evidence that this announcement the night before the nation’s largest primary was planned days in advance.
  • AP FACT CHECK: Clinton misstates key facts in email episode

    05/27/2016 11:33:20 AM PDT · by McGruff · 70 replies
    AP ^ | May 27, 2016 | LISA LERER and CATHERINE LUCEY
    Over the months, Hillary Clinton misstated key facts about her use of private email and her own server for her work as secretary of state, the department's inspector general reported this week. According to the findings, she claimed approval she didn't have and declined to be interviewed for the report despite saying "I'm more than ready to talk to anybody anytime." Scrutiny of her unusual email practices appeared to be unwelcome, despite her contention those practices were well known and "fully above board." A look at some of Clinton's past claims about her unusual email set-up and how they compare...
  • Flashback: When the White House accused AP of 'trutherism' on Iran

    05/08/2016 6:49:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/8/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    In light of Ben Rhodes' revelation over the weekend that he led a White House effort to lie about the Iranian nuclear deal, it is useful to look back at last summer, when the White House attacked the Associated Press and its diplomatic reporter, @APDiplowriter (Matt Lee) for asking too many questions about the deal, particularly about the side agreement that allows the Iranians to 'self-inspect' their weapons production facility at Parchin. What this story is really about is the politicization of expertise, and how far things can go when one group of experts (arms controllers) decides to fight...
  • Poll: Getting facts right key to Americans' trust in media

    04/17/2016 7:01:55 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/17/2016 | CAROLE FELDMAN and EMILY SWANSON
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what they read on social media. Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public's view of other institutions. In this presidential campaign year, Democrats were more likely to trust the news media than Republicans or independents. But trust today also goes beyond the traditional journalistic principles of accuracy, balance and fairness. Faced with ever-increasing sources of...
  • Associated Press collaborated with Nazi regime

    03/30/2016 6:50:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 3/30/2016, 3:47 PM | Ari Soffer
    The Associated Press news agency cooperated with the Nazi regime during the 1930s, a German historian has exposed. In an article for the Studies in Contemporary History journal, historian Harriet Scharnberg revealed archival material which detailed how AP struck a deal with Adolf Hitler’s regime for access inside Nazi-ruled Germany. In return for that exclusive access — by 1935 all other international news agencies had been forced to leave Germany — AP signed up to what was known as the Schriftleitergesetz, or editor’s law, which meant the New York-based agency pledged to toe the Nazi party line and not publish...
  • Associated Press ‘corrects’ Trump for saying Islam treats women horribly; says it’s untrue!

    03/14/2016 4:25:22 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 40 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 3/13/2016 | Blake Neff
    The Associated Press published a “fact check” of Donald Trump’s claim during Thursday’s GOP debate that “Islam treats women horribly,” saying it is untrue, even though there is ample evidence for such a statement. “No such generalization is supported by the diverse circumstances for women in the Muslim world,” writes the AP’s Calvin Woodward. Woodward backs up his argument with several statements. “The United States has yet to see a woman as president, many years after Muslim women achieved national leadership in other countries, most prominently Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto back in the late 1980s and in the 1990s,”...
  • Hey, Democrats, guess what? AP reports Hillary is CRUSHING Bernie Sanders right now

    02/19/2016 1:59:43 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/19/16 | Robert Laurie
    Good thing you're a bunch of sheep. I’ll be the first to admit we’ve had a lot of fun with Hillary’s losses around here. Because we feel that she is - without question - the worst possible candidate to sit in the Oval Office, we delight in her failures. However, thanks to the way the DNC works, her disastrous 2016 campaign is actually demolishing rival Bernie Sanders, and it would take something of a miracle to reverse that trend. As the AP reports, Hillary has a staggering 481-55 delegate lead. ...If you include her pledged superdelegates.
  • Donald Trump’s senior adviser is a stock fraud felon with mob past

    12/05/2015 2:43:46 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 184 replies
    nypost.com ^ | December 5, 2015 | Associated Press
    Donald Trump knew a man he named as a senior business adviser in 2010 had been convicted in a major Mafia-linked stock fraud scheme, according to Associated Press interviews and a review of court records.
  • Law firm labeled hate group leading Kim Davis' crusade

    10/04/2015 9:17:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 4, 2015 | AP
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kim Davis' lawyer stood onstage in a Washington D.C. hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people packed into a Peruvian soccer stadium, Mat Staver told the crowd, all there to pray for the Kentucky clerk battling against gay marriage. The crowd erupted. It wasn't true.
  • AP to Reluctantly Stop Calling Climate Change Skeptics 'Deniers'

    09/22/2015 7:21:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/22/15 | Mark Tapson
    The Associated Press announced on its blog today that henceforth it will refer to climate change skeptics less pejoratively, reports Mediaite. The AP explained the changes thusly: Our guidance is to use climate change doubters or those who reject mainstream climate science and to avoid the use of skeptics or deniers. [emphasis in original] Some background on the change: Scientists who consider themselves real skeptics – who debunk mysticism, ESP and other pseudoscience, such as those who are part of the Center for Skeptical Inquiry – complain that non-scientists who reject mainstream climate science have usurped the phrase skeptic. They...
  • CNN Panel: Jeb Bush’s Poll Numbers Show He’s in ‘Big Trouble’

    09/04/2015 12:38:10 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/4/15 | Alex Griswold |
    The Friday politics panel of CNN’s New Day agreed that Republican Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign was in trouble, citing his poor poll numbers and his wooden attacks on Donald Trump. CNN’s John King noted that while Trump’s poll numbers have gone up and Ben Carson more than tripled his support, Bush’s support has fallen from 12% down to 8% in the newest Monmouth poll. “There’s a reason that Bush better get ‘damn mad,’” King said, quoting Bush’s attack on Trump. “He’s in trouble.” “He’s in big trouble,” agreed AP’s Julie Pace.
  • Hey, Conservatives, You Won

    08/28/2015 8:15:52 AM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 21 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | DANIEL HENNINGER
    . . . Last year, the College Board, the nonprofit corporation that controls all the high-school Advanced Placement courses and exams, published new guidelines for the AP U.S. history test. They read like a left-wing dream. Obsession with identity, gender, class, crimes against the American Indian and the sins of capitalism suffused the proposed guidelines for teachers of AP American history. As of a few weeks ago, that tilt in the guidelines has vanished. The College Board’s rewritten 2015 teaching guidelines are almost a model of political fair-mindedness. This isn’t just an about-face. It is an important political event. The...
  • Barely News: Two-Thirds of Blacks Prefer 'All Lives Matter' Over 'Black Lives Matter'

    08/23/2015 1:37:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 23, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    Most of us have heard it by now. If you have the audacity to point out in a conversation or speech that "All lives matter," you're a hateful, violent raging racist out to undermine the (white guy George Soros-funded) "Black Lives Matter" movement. Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley have toth made the "mistake" of contending that "All lives matter" during the past few months. Each has felt it necessary to either apologize or otherwise back away from their statement. A Thursday Rasmussen poll the vast majority of the establishment press has ignored and will likely to continue...
  • ..... The AP’s spin of the @PPact organ harvesting story could be the most ‘pathetic’ yet

    07/15/2015 8:40:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | July 15, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    FULL TITLE: ‘Orwell, call your lawyers’: The AP’s spin of the @PPact organ harvesting story could be the most ‘pathetic’ yet Oh, man. There have been some pathetic spin-jobs on the undercover Planned Parenthood video, but this one from the AP is really over the top. Most pathetic yet? You be the judge: ****Tweets and responses on link****
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS’S TED CRUZ GUN PHOTOS DISAPPEAR FROM IMAGE WIRE

    06/23/2015 5:49:10 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/23/15 | Ezra Dulis
    A search of APImages.com for “Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)93% ” no longer yields a handful of photos from photojournalist Charlie Neibergall wherein the barrel of a gun on a poster points to the U.S. Senator and presidential candidate’s head.(snip) UPDATE: AP Vice President and Director of Media Relations Paul Colford confirms that the news organization has decided to prevent future licensing of the photos showing guns pointed at Cruz. Breitbart News asked whether AP had encountered any outside pressure from politicians to remove the photos. Colford replied, “this was entirely an in-house decision.”
  • Right angered by AP photo of gun pointing at Cruz

    06/23/2015 4:30:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2015 | Johnathan Easley
    Some conservatives are criticizing what they say is a media double standard after The Associated Press ran a photo of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) with the picture of a gun in the background pointing directly at his head.

 “Imagine the outcry were he a Democrat,” said an editorial at the conservative news website Breitbart. “How many think pieces about violent imagery and responsible reporting would we see? How many more if he were a woman? Keep this in mind for the 2016 campaign. This is the playing field.”
  • Associated Press's Ted Cruz Gun Photos Disapper From Image Wire

    06/22/2015 12:55:40 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Ezra Dulis
    A search of APImages.com for “Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ” no longer yields a handful of photos from photojournalist Charlie Neibergall wherein the barrel of a gun on a poster points to the U.S. Senator and presidential candidate’s head.A screenshot of the latest search results for Senator Cruz show nine photos from the “Celebrate the 2nd Amendment Event” in Iowa where he spoke on Saturday, June 20th, then photos begin from his appearance at the “Road to Majority” event in Washington, DC Thursday, June 18, 2015. The controversial gun poster images from the Iowa photo op are nowhere to be...
  • FBI director faces grilling by House panel on Benghazi, data leaks (LIVE THREAD)

    06/13/2013 7:18:48 AM PDT · by don-o · 138 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 13, 2013
    Members of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday will question outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller on investigations of the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, the Boston Marathon bombings, and recent leaks of classified government information. Mueller was to undergo questioning by the committee on these and other issues in what will be his final appearance before the panel. His last day on the job is Sept. 4. The Justice Department revealed last month that it had secretly gathered emails of Fox News correspondent James Rosen and phone records of The Associated Press in an effort to crack...
  • The Oppression Narrative

    05/12/2015 9:41:45 AM PDT · by yuffy · 1 replies
    Politicalhat ^ | Posted on May 12, 2015 | The Political Hat
    We have previously mentioned the re-write of the AP guide for History. The new AP guide for teaching History is nothing less than (yet another) declaration of war against the very essence of America. Elizabeth Price Foley over at Instapundit has termed the MiniTru approved truth as “the oppression narrative.” An apt label for an education system that tears down American civilization as an “evil” and replaces it with a Howard Zinnified version of reality. As Foley notes: “How about just teaching our children about the founding, the Constitution, and the major historical eras? It isn’t a cultural anthropology or...
  • Correction: Police Officer-Fatal Shooting story (Walter Scott - Michael Slager)

    04/11/2015 10:43:37 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | April 10, 2015
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In stories April 7 and 8 about the shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Walter Scott was honorably discharged from the Coast Guard. Scott was granted a lesser discharge, known as a general discharge under honorable conditions, because of a drug-related incident.
  • Israel's Netanyahu Appears Poised To build New Coalition After Securing Majority Backing

    03/23/2015 6:09:05 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 3 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 03/23/2015 | AP
    Israel's Prime Minister has secured a majority of backers in the new parliament and will now be tasked with forming the next government. Israel's ceremonial President, Reuven Rivlin, was meeting Monday with the parties in Parliament to hear their recommendations before appointing who will form the next coalition government. After a resounding election victory for his Likud party, Benjamin Netanyahu was assured of getting that nod. It became a formality after the new centrist party Kulanu gave its nod to Netanyahu as well, giving him 61 backers out of the 120 in Parliament.
  • Why Israelis Chose Netanyahu; Not Just Nationalism

    03/19/2015 1:14:47 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 5 replies
    New York Times AP ^ | 03/19/2015 | AP
    But what Israelis see is a pre-1967 border that is basically just a cease-fire line from the 1948-49 war that established the country. Without the West Bank, Israel is only 10 miles (15 kilometers) wide at its narrowest point. The strategic highland looms over Israeli cities, visible on a clear day from the outskirts of Tel Aviv and surrounding Jerusalem on three sides. They fear that if their army clears out it will be replaced not by peaceful Palestinian moderates but more menacing forces like Hamas — which took over the Gaza Strip soon after Israel handed it fully to...
  • National Archives Tried to Hide Email About Living in Fear of White House

    03/14/2015 10:24:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) tried to hide an email about its fear of upsetting the White House from Freedom of Information Act requests by the Associated Press, the AP reported Friday. Associated Press president Gary Pruitt reported in an op-ed on government transparency that, during the course of an AP investigation into Michelle Obama’s dresses, NARA used a privacy exemption to redact a line in an email that was actually about the agency’s fear of the White House: As the president said, the United States should not withhold or censor government files merely because they might be...
  • AP sues State Department, seeking access to Clinton records

    03/11/2015 7:56:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 141 replies
    AP ^ | 03-11-2015 | Steve Peoples
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the State Department to force the release of email correspondence and government documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. The legal action comes after repeated requests filed under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act have gone unfulfilled. They include one request AP made five years ago and others pending since the summer of 2013. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, comes a day after Clinton broke her silence about her use of a private email account while secretary of...
  • Barron’s AP Test Prep Guide: Clarence Thomas Is A Fascist In League With KKK [PHOTOS]

    03/08/2015 9:42:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/8/15 | Eric Owens
    The latest version of a top-selling study guide for the Advanced Placement European History exam explains the French Revolution with a chart which identifies Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as a fascist and pairs him with the Ku Klux Klan.“Barron’s AP European History” (7th edition) makes the claim, intended for consumption by American high school students, on page 168. The chart attempts to compare modern American political affiliations with the various factions involved in the French Revolution. The chart moves politically from left to right.The far right of the chart is labeled “fascist.” The authors demonstrate modern-day “fascists” by pairing “Clarence...
  • Tom Schweich, Missouri auditor and candidate for governor, dies in apparent suicide

    02/26/2015 1:27:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | 2/26/15 | By Staff Reports
    ST. LOUIS • Tom Schweich, Missouri's Republican state auditor and a leading contender for the governor's office in next year's election, has died, according to his office. Earlier in the day, a police source said Schweich had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The police source said Schweich's wife was in another room of their house when she heard her husband making phone calls, followed by a single gunshot. He was 54. His death was confirmed by his office early Thursday afternoon, just hours after Schweich had requested an interview with reporters for the Post-Dispatch and the Associated Press at his...
  • New Allegations Renew Old Questions About Saudi Arabia, 9-11

    02/07/2015 5:35:00 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | February 7, 2015, 8:25 AM ET | KEN DILANIAN AP Intelligence Writer
    Lynch said the classified 28 pages, which are drawn from intelligence collection and FBI investigations, "are consistent" with Moussaoui's testimony. The New York lawsuit argues that Saudi rulers were playing a double game in the years before the attacks, expelling Osama bin Laden and declaring opposition to al-Qaida, while secretly funding it to assuage the kingdom's religious conservatives. Moussaoui, in testimony from a supermax prison in Florence, Colorado, told plaintiff lawyers it was "an absolute lie" that Saudi Arabia severed its ties with bin Laden and al-Qaida in 1994. "This is a complete misleading ... assumption of people who are...
  • Hard-hit worker wonders where the economic resurgence is (AP?)

    01/22/2015 7:28:57 PM PST · by PROCON · 19 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 22, 2015 | TAMARA LUSH
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ask Joshua Thevenin — who since last month has been a newspaper salesman, fireworks vendor and tele-marketer — what he thinks about assertions the economy is roaring toward recovery and you'll get a sigh and a shake of his head. "I don't see it. If it is, I don't know where," he said. Lately, everyone from economists to President Barack Obama himself are bullish on the economy. Labor Department statistics this month showed that a healthy month of hiring in December capped the best year for U.S. job growth since 1999, with nearly 3 million...
  • Associated Press Takes Down “Piss Christ” Image After Complaints About Censorship Double Standard

    01/07/2015 3:59:26 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 39 replies
    Slate ^ | Jan. 7 2015 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    The Associated Press is among the numerous news outlets that have been self-censoring images of the Charlie Hebdo cartoons that may have provoked Wednesday's deadly Paris attack. In a statement, the news organization said that such censorship is standard policy: None of the images distributed by AP showed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. It’s been our policy for years that we refrain from moving deliberately provocative images. The conservative Washington Examiner publication then pointed out that the AP nonetheless continued to carry an image of Andres Serrano's 1987 "Piss Christ" photograph—which is certainly provocative, having been the subject of massive...