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  • Nunes Calls Comey, Rogers For "Closed Session" After Finding "Concerning Info" In Intel Reports

    03/24/2017 8:19:19 AM PDT · by amorphous · 65 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 24 March 2017 | Tyler Durden
    Last night we highlighted a Fox News story which suggested that Devin Nunes expected the NSA to deliver a "smoking gun" which would prove that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, as early as today. Moments ago, Nunes fanned that speculation by holding an impromptu press conference announcing that he'll call both FBI Director Comey and NSA Director Rogers before a closed session of the House Intelligence Committee to discuss topics which "they couldn't answer in a public setting."
  • Did Obama Surveil Trump? Sure Looks That Way

    03/24/2017 4:03:29 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 42 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/23/2017 | Staff
    Domestic Spying: Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says that the Obama administration surveilled Donald Trump's transition aides and possibly Trump himself following November's election. If true, it warrants a major investigation. "I recently confirmed that on numerous occasions the intelligence community ... collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition," Nunes told reporters. Nunes immediately came under intense criticism from congressional Democrats for his revelations. What's both hilarious and sad is that these are the very same Democrats who have been nearly silent as a series of illegal leaks from the intelligence bureaucracy have...
  • Massive Amount of Data on 47 HARD DRIVES from Whistle Blower Proves Obama and Crew Spied on Everyone

    03/23/2017 4:07:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 94 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/23/17 | Jim Hoft
    A massive amount of data on 47 hard drives from a government whistle blower was turned over to the Freedom Watch group recently. The information proves Obama and company spied on everyone.Via The Conservative Treehouse: Freedom Watch notifies congress of a “Deep State” intelligence community whistle blower, Dennis Montgomery, with hundreds of millions of documents showing CIA and FBI and Intelligence Committees were spying on, and conducting surveillance on, American citizens for political purposes.Mr. Montgomery is trying to use a legal “whistle-blower” process and not follow the same approach as Edward Snowden. Freedom Watch Whistleblower Notification to Congress by The...
  • Time to Investigate Obama, not Just Trump

    03/23/2017 11:32:20 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 22 Mar, 2017 | ROGER L SIMON
    House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff is in high dudgeon over the bad form of House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes in reporting his bombshell -- that the chairman had been shown actual surveillance (not involving Russia) of the Trump transition team and possibly of the then president-elect himself -- to President Trump before he presented the evidence to the committee. Bad form, quite possibly. But so what? The facts are what they are. What appears at this writing is that Trump transition team members and possibly Trump himself had their identities revealed, were "unmasked" in the parlance, while foreign...
  • IRS Still Hasn’t Changed The Policy It Used To Justify Targeting Tea Party, Conservative Groups

    03/23/2017 11:23:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 03/22/2017 | Ethan Barton
    An obscure bureaucratic policy that allowed IRS officials to target conservative and Tea Party tax exemption applicants during the 2010 and 2012 election campaigns is still in place, meaning the same abuses may be continuing, according to a nonprofit government watchdog. The federal tax agency’s policy requires IRS officials to stop processing tax-exempt applications that are “likely to attract media or congressional attention,” the Cause of Action Institute said in a report made public Wednesday. The policy also directs IRS officials to prepare “sensitive case reports” for their supervisors and to ignore “the merits of the application” if it involved...
  • Pete Hoeksta announces that the illegal surveillance transcripts went to the Obama White house!!

    03/23/2017 11:03:37 AM PDT · by WENDLE · 165 replies
    Rush | 3/23 | Self
    I just heard with my own ears from the former head of the House Intelligence committee, Peter Hoekstra, on the Rush Limbaugh show guest hosted by Mark Steyn, that the illegal raw wiretap transcripts on the Trump Transition were sent by the intelligence community directly to the OBAMA WHITE HOUSE!! This is far bigger than Watergate.
  • CNN: House Intel chairman: Trump's personal communications may have been collected

    03/22/2017 10:40:25 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 176 replies
    CNN Online ^ | 3/22/2017 | Tom LoBianco
    (CNN) — House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes said Wednesday that President Donald Trump's personal communications may have been picked up by investigators through "incidental collection." Nunes said at a news conference he discovered the potential surveillance of Trump himself while reviewing intelligence reports, but said it was not related to Russia.
  • Democrats Hoped to Hurt Trump, but Raised Suspicions of Obama

    03/21/2017 6:41:50 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 Mar 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    The mainstream media have been doing a victory lap since the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National Security Agency (NSA) confirmed on Monday in testimony before the U.S. House Intelligence Committee that President Barack Obama did not wiretap Trump Tower. But that was already known. There was only one new revelation at the hearing, and it was a bombshell: senior Obama administration officials could have known the identities of surveillance targets. One of those targets, retired General Michael Flynn, lost his job after it was revealed that his conversation with the Russian ambassador had been monitored, and that...
  • Biden returning to Washington in push to save ObamaCare ahead of repeal vote

    03/20/2017 12:01:51 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 20, 2017 | Jessie Hellmann
    Former Vice President Joe Biden will return to Washington, D.C., Wednesday to join Democrats rallying to save ObamaCare in one of his first major public appearances since leaving office. Biden will join House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic leaders on the front steps of the Capitol to mark the seventh anniversary of ObamaCare's passage, Pelosi's office said Monday. The event comes one day before the House plans to vote on repealing President Obama's landmark healthcare plan, although many conservatives have threatened to withhold their support.
  • Project Dragnet: Trump & Family was not just Spied on by Obama, but under Bush Also

    03/20/2017 11:50:36 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 52 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-20-2017 | Tim Brown
    You see what happens when you start trading liberty for alleged security.  Under George W. Bush, a full on unconstitutional federalization of airport security and subsequent violations of the Fourth Amendment that take place every single day in this country were passed following the 9/11 attacks.  Now, the news is a buzz about Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah's wiretapping of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, but Project Dragnet records are now providing evidence that Donald Trump and his family were being illegally spied on by the National Security Agency (NSA) under President George W. Bush. According to the Project Dragnet database,...
  • Every Eye Will Be On FBI Director James Comey As He Testifies Today On Capitol Hill

    03/20/2017 3:40:50 AM PDT · by davikkm · 187 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify today or rather present the FBI’s findings to lawmakers on Capitol Hill on President Trump’s wiretapping allegations. Unfortunately the findings are highly “classified” and will not be available to the public; however, we will be informed of the outcome of the wiretapping or surveillance findings. I, myself, have researched this enough that I have formed my own conclusion. It does not take a rocket scientist to do it, and I believe from the facts that Trump Tower was under surveillance during the 2016 campaign. THE FOLLOWING WILL TELL YOU WHY I THINK...
  • Liberals hurt Duke athletes again

    03/20/2017 6:37:44 AM PDT · by safetysign · 45 replies
    vanity | 03/20/2017 | vanity
    Duke athletes were attacked when the liberal and soon to be disbarred DA, Mike Nifong, unjustly prosecuted Duke Lacrosse players in the infamous hooker rape case. Now, another disbarred attorney, Barak Hussein Obama set into motion the conditions that propelled the Duke basketball team to lose in the NCAA tournament. Obama wanted to protect confused little boys that don't want to pee in urinals or girls who do. The governor of North Carolina signed into law a bill that the ever PC NCAA protested by moving the 2017 tourney out of Greensboro, North Carolina. So Duke, a 2 seed, played...
  • Adam Schiff: Trump might have disclosed classified info in TV interview

    03/16/2017 12:18:16 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 3/16/17 | David Sherfinski
    The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Thursday that President Trump might have disclosed classified information in an interview with Fox News this week. “In his effort to once again blame Obama, the president appears to have discussed something that, if true and accurate, would otherwise be considered classified information,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, California Democrat. In an interview with Fox News, Mr. Trump had said: “I just want people to know, the CIA was hacked, and a lot of things taken — that was during the Obama years.”
  • GOP Kicks Off Effort To Roll Back Obama’s Monument Designations

    03/15/2017 10:52:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/15/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    House lawmakers kicked off their effort to push back against national monuments designations, targeting the large swaths of ocean the Obama administration made off limits to fishing. “I don’t believe the Antiquities Act should have ever been applied to oceans,” Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young said during a Wednesday hearing on marine monument designations. “There was never intent of that.” Republicans on the House Committee on Natural Resources have long criticized former President Barack Obama’s use of the Antiquities Act to put millions of square miles off limits to commercial fishing with little to no input from locals. With President...
  • Former Dem Rep Dennis Kucinich: I got wiretapped during Obama admininstration (VIDEO)

    03/14/2017 9:32:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/14/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    While Congress gears up for an investigation into Donald Trump’s allegations that the Obama administration had tapped lines at Trump Tower before the election, one former member of the House warns not to be too skeptical of the claim. Retired Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) told Bill O’Reilly last night that he discovered that a phone call with one of Moammar Qaddafi’s sons and himself got tapped and recorded, even though that violated the separation-of-powers doctrine. Kucinich even holds up redacted transcripts of the call as evidence that the intelligence community had gone beyond its boundaries on at least this...
  • Spicer: Trump didn't mean wiretapping when he tweeted about wiretapping

    03/13/2017 1:40:31 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/12/17 | Jeremy Diamond
    (CNN) The White House on Monday walked back a key point of President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated allegation that President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones in Trump Tower during the 2016 election. Namely, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump wasn't referring to wiretapping when he tweeted about wiretapping.
  • White House Back-Pedals on Claim Obama Wiretapped Trump’s Phones

    03/13/2017 2:36:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 87 replies
    Wall St. J. ^ | March 13, 2017 | Ted Mann
    White House Back-Pedals on Claim Obama Wiretapped Trump’s Phones Sean Spicer says president used word ‘wiretapped’ in quotes to mean surveillance. By Ted Mann March 13, 2017. White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday back-pedaled on President Donald Trump’s claims that his phone line was ordered tapped by then-President Barack Obama, an allegation of illegality that Mr. Trump recently made on Twitter without providing any evidence. In an animated question-and-answer session with reporters during his regular briefing, Mr. Spicer suggested Mr. Trump had been speaking broadly when he posted
  • Note To Ben Carson Bashers: When Obama Called Slaves 'Immigrants,' You Showered Him With Praise

    03/08/2017 8:40:27 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/8/2017 | John Merline
    In an unscripted talk to employees, newly minted Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson referred to slaves as immigrants, and the outrage was fast and furious. Two sample tweets: OK!! Ben Carson …. I can't! Immigrants? In the bottom of SLAVE SHIPS??!! MUTHAF(….)A PLEASE!!!#dickheadedtom — Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) March 6, 2017 This can't be real. Slaves were not & are not immigrants. 2017. — Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) March 6, 2017 Whoopi Goldberg, the NAACP and a multitude of others expressed their outrage in similar terms. Huffington Post's Jason Linkins said Carson's remark "makes one wonder how far the...
  • Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed

    03/07/2017 5:39:22 AM PST · by MNDude · 51 replies
    Today, Tuesday 7 March 2017, WikiLeaks begins its new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named "Vault 7" by WikiLeaks, it is the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency. The first full part of the series, "Year Zero", comprises 8,761 documents and files from an isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virgina. It follows an introductory disclosure last month of CIA targeting French political parties and candidates in the lead up to the 2012 presidential election. Recently, the CIA lost control of the majority of its hacking...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The Ancient Laws of Unintended Consequences

    03/07/2017 4:49:43 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    It is now reported that the Obama administration during the campaign went to a FISA court to tap the communications of Trump-campaign officials and unofficial supporters. FISA applications are almost never rejected (and never leaked), but the court rebuffed this one in June 2016, ostensibly for insufficient cause. Ostensibly it is also unprecedented for a sitting president’s administration to order surveillance of campaign personnel of an opposite party before an upcoming election — a fact suggesting that Obama-administration officials may have assumed that a grateful shoo-in successor Clinton Justice Department would not worry greatly about such interference. News reports further...
  • Trump Livid Obama Tapped Trump Tower Phones Prior to Election

    03/04/2017 4:00:03 AM PST · by xzins · 90 replies
    Twitter ^ | Donald Trump
    Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
  • Russian Ambassador Met with Obama Officials in White House SIX Times During Hillary Clinton Uranium

    03/03/2017 6:39:04 AM PST · by maggief · 18 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 3, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    EXCERPT Now this… Ambassador Kislyak met with Obama White House officials six times in 2010 during the Clinton uranium scandal. Kislyak met with Obama officials six times in 2010: December 2010, October 2010, May 2010, April 2010, February 2010 and March 2010. In October 2010 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton permitted the Russian takeover of Uranium One – a move estimated to give HALF of US Uranium output to the Russian government. Throughout the deal $145,000,000,000 poured into the Clinton Foundation from investors who profited from the deal.
  • Why Is Obama Expanding Surveillance Powers Right Before He Leaves Office?

    03/03/2017 6:32:16 AM PST · by BlackAdderess · 13 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | JAN 13, 2017 | KAVEH WADDELL
    On Thursday, the Obama administration finalized new rules that allow the National Security Agency to share information it gleans from its vast international surveillance apparatus with the 16 other agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community. With the new changes, which were long in the works, those agencies can apply for access to various feeds of raw, undoctored NSA intelligence. Analysts will then be able to sift through the contents of those feeds as they see fit, before implementing required privacy protections. Previously, the NSA applied those privacy protections itself, before forwarding select pieces of information to agencies that...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Barack Obama's close confidante Valerie Jarrett has moved into his new DC home (tr)

    03/01/2017 5:53:12 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 119 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | March 1, 2017 | leon wagener
    Barack Obama is turning his new home in the posh Kalorama section of the nation's capital - just two miles away from the White House - into the nerve center of the mounting insurgency against his successor, President Donald J. Trump. Obama's goal, according to a close family friend, is to oust Trump from the presidency either by forcing his resignation or through his impeachment. And Obama is being aided in his political crusade by his longtime consigliere, Valerie Jarrett, who has moved into the 8,200-square-foot, $5.3-million Kaloroma mansion with the former president and Michelle Obama, long time best friends....
  • Jay Sekulow Provides EVIDENCE Obama Set Up Coup Against Trump

    02/20/2017 8:20:11 AM PST · by Baynative · 97 replies
    Prissy Holly Youtube ^ | February 17, 2017 | Jay Sekulow
    Jay Sekulow is one of the best. He carefully sources his topics and he knows the law as well as anyone. Do not overlook this story, or neglect to pass it on.
  • Obama’s minions aim to humble Trump’s presidency

    02/15/2017 7:56:12 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/15/17 | Judi McLeod
    Throw a spotlight on the hide-y-hole wherever Barack Hussein is stealthily planning his revolution. Smoke him out! Radical Community Organizers should not be allowed to operate from the shadows On the landing page of the Washington Post this morning: “You obviously love great journalism. With special savings on our National Digital Edition, you’ll never miss a story.” The story you shouldn’t miss? ‘The Washington Post’s underhanded “Humbling of a president’.
  • Whoever brought down Flynn is actually running the country

    02/14/2017 11:01:42 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 52 replies
    News and Thought | 15 February 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    It is becoming apparent that some very powerful people behind the scenes have been running the country independently of who is in the Executive, Legislative or Judicial seats of power. When they get upset, they drive whomever they don't like or over whom they have no control out of power. These same people or entities have know all of the things that Obama and Hillary and those directed by them did, but said nothing about it because they were doing the bidding of the powerful. They also know what the media has been doing and obviously approve of it. All...
  • 74 Prominent Medical And NASA Scientists Have Been Killed In The Last Few Years

    02/13/2017 5:38:42 AM PST · by gaggs · 46 replies
    An unusually high number of Medical and NASA scientist deaths in recent years. Alberto Behar helped prove that there had once been water on Mars. He worked on two missions to Mars and was also a robotics expert who researched how robots function in harsh environments (such as under water and inside volcanoes). The unusually high number of scientist deaths in recent years has made people question the suspicious nature of his death.
  • How Deep Was the Obama-Iran Relationship?

    02/09/2017 5:16:32 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Amir Basiri
    The Obama administration’s effort to engage Iran remained a matter of suspicion until the 44th American president left the White House. Concerns began mounting especially after Obama turned his back on the 2009 uprising in parallel to the revelation of secret correspondence with Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. As more light is shed, the more we realize how far this relationship expanded. Known members of Iran’s lobbies and others enjoyed unprecedented access to the White House. This new knowledge calls for a complete overhaul of the corrupt U.S. foreign policy establishment. *snip* And this is only a tip of the...
  • Loretta Lynch’s Final Order Allows The NSA To Give Spying Data To Other Federal Agencies

    02/06/2017 7:05:52 AM PST · by gaggs · 28 replies
    Just days before leaving office Loretta Lynch secretly signed an order to allow any branch of government, including local law enforcement, access to the NSA’s data mine on the American people. She created a mechanism by which the Fourth Amendment can be circumvented by law enforcement agencies of any type and description, foreign and domestic, in the area of digital information.
  • Pelosi Still Believes Democratic Policies Worked for Americans Under Obama

    02/05/2017 10:55:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 2/5/17 | Alyssa Canobbio
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that she still believes the policies that the Democratic Party implemented during the Obama administration are working for the American people. Host Chuck Todd played a clip from Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D., Mass.) speech in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday in which she listed the Russians and FBI Director James Comey as reasons that helped Donald Trump win the presidential election in November. Warren then held her own party accountable for the results. "We can't let ourselves off the hook so easily," Warren said. "Not as progressives,...
  • Number Gun Background Checks more than Doubled Under Obama

    02/03/2017 6:23:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
     Chart by David Scott We do not know precisely how many private guns were added the stock in the United States under President G. W. Bush compared to those added under President Barack Obama.  We will not know the precise number until a year from now, when the BATFE releases the information. But we have a pretty good substitute.  The number of National Instant Background Check System checks, or NICS, is highly correlated to the number of private guns sold. I have been writing about NICS and the correlation with gun sales for a while. The numbers that were...
  • Move over Russia; furious Hillary staffers have a new scapegoat for her devastating loss.

    02/01/2017 7:52:38 PM PST · by NCDragon · 59 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | jANUARY 31, 2017 | kATIE fRATES
    Hillary Clinton’s staff is still furious over her loss, and more than anything, they blame former President Barack Obama. The camps are clashing over the heated blame game. Clinton’s side insists Obama was the biggest reason she lost, according to Clinton staffers that spoke with Axios. They think his lack of support was more harmful than her scandals, Russian interference in the election or FBI Director James Comey’s investigation. Obama didn’t do enough, wasn’t active enough and should have been much less cautious in imposing sanctions on Russia, Clinton’s camp said.
  • Obama Oversaw The Weakest Growth In American's Personal Income On Record

    01/30/2017 5:19:55 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 8 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 01/30/2017 | Tyler Durden
    Over the past 10-years personal income in the US has increased at a 3.39% annualized rate which is the slowest 10-year annualized growth rate since the data began in 1960. Clearly, there has been a ‘stair-step’ decline in the growth rate of personal income over the past several decades. In the 1980s personal income averaged a 9.5% annualized growth rate, in the 1990s it averaged a 6.4% annualized growth rate, and in the 2000s it averaged a 5.2% annualized growth rate. Thus far in the 2010s, the average annualized growth rate has fallen to 3.9%. [..snip..]
  • House Republicans consider little-used act to repeal gun rules for Social Security recipients

    01/29/2017 6:21:51 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/29/17 | David Sherfinski
    House Republicans will move this week to wipe out a series of rules finalized in the closing days of the Obama administration, including one that could prevent certain Social Security recipients from purchasing guns. Under the rule — part of President Obama’s gun control push — Social Security was to scour its lists for people receiving certain disability payments who were deemed mentally impaired, then flag their names in the national gun-purchasing background-check system. The Obama administration billed it as a way to provide more complete information about people who shouldn’t have access to firearms, but gun rights advocates saw...
  • Mad About Trump’s “Muslim Ban?” LOOK What Obama Did In 2011…

    01/29/2017 4:22:58 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | January 29, 2017
    Everyone is going crazy about President Donald Trump’s executive order barring refugees from seven Muslim-majority nations. Why? This is what Trump said he’d do on the campaign trail in order to keep the terrorists out. Anyways, check out what happened to Iraqi refugees back in 2011…From ABC News: Several dozen suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some believed to have targeted American troops, may have mistakenly been allowed to move to the United States as war refugees, according to FBI agents investigating the remnants of roadside bombs recovered from Iraq and Afghanistan.The discovery in 2009 of two al Qaeda-Iraq terrorists living as...
  • A look at President Obama’s final drone kill count, now that his time in office has come to a close

    01/29/2017 3:22:14 PM PST · by RC one · 16 replies
    Rare ^ | January 23, 2017 10:34 am
    “Turns out I’m really good at killing people,” President Obama reportedly said in 2011. “Didn’t know that was gonna be a strong suit of mine.” As much as his White House attempted to downplay that aspect of his presidency, it was a strong suit — if that rather glib term can be fairly applied to such a macabre achievement. Nowhere was Obama’s grim talent so evident as in his drone strike program, and now that his time in office has officially come to a close, we have his final drone kill count. Well, sort of. By the Obama administration’s own...
  • Why Obama Did Not Pardon Bergdahl

    01/28/2017 6:58:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 28, 2017 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    Before he left office Barack Obama commuted more federal sentences than any other president in history, most famously that of former Army Private Bradley Manning, who divulged hundreds of thousands of classified documents and seriously damaged national security. Drug offenders were also high on Obama’s list. Notably absent was Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, whom Obama ransomed for several notorious Taliban terrorists, and Obama’s National Security Advisor proclaimed an American hero. Why did Manning get the nod and not Bergdahl? Obama was far more personally invested in Bergdahl’s case, feting his parents in the Rose Garden upon the soldier’s release from...
  • Trump Freezes Obama’s $221m Payment to Palestinians

    01/25/2017 2:29:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 45 replies
    ormer US President Barack Obama, in his waning hours, quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA), which Congress had been blocking. The Trump administration announced it is freezing the move. The State Department is reviewing the last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million dollars to the Palestinians late last week. Kerry formally notified Congress that State would release the money Friday morning, just hours before President Donald Trump took the oath of office. The funds — supposedly intended for reconstruction in Gaza and good governance programs for the Palestinian Authority — were...
  • State Department freezes Obama’s $221m gift to Palestinians

    01/25/2017 9:23:11 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 116 replies
    World israel News ^ | January 25, 2017
    The Trump administration has frozen Obama’s parting gift to the the Palestinians. Former US President Barack Obama, in his waning hours, quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA), which Congress had been blocking. The Trump administration announced it is freezing the move. The State Department is reviewing the last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million dollars to the Palestinians. Kerry formally notified Congress that State would release the money Friday morning, just hours before President Donald Trump took the oath of office. The funds — supposedly intended for reconstruction in Gaza and...
  • 47.9%: Obama Had Lower Average Approval Rating Than Nixon or Bush

    01/23/2017 8:31:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 23, 2017 | 9:50 AM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama had an average approval rating of 47.9 percent during his time in office, according to the Gallup poll. That puts him behind Richard Nixon, who resigned, and George W. Bush, who saw his approval rating drop as low as 25 percent near the end of his term. It puts him ahead of only Gerald Ford (47.2 percent), Jimmy Carter (45.5 percent) and Harry Truman (45.4 percent). …
  • EXCLUSIVE: Now it's Carribean sunshine on Richard Branson's island for Obama: Michelle ...

    01/23/2017 2:18:24 PM PST · by Rockitz · 69 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 23 January 2017 | Ryan Parry, West Coast Correspondent, In Palm Springs For Dailymail.com
    Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have left Palm Springs after a weekend break in the desert - with the ex-first lady bound for the Carribean. An eight-vehicle motorcade left the home of Spanish Ambassador James Costos and his partner Michael Smith, where the Obamas had been staying, around 10am and headed to a private terminal next to Palm Springs International Airport. ... Her husband wasn't seen boarding the flight but Tom Nolan, the airport's executive director, later confirmed that the former president also departed Monday morning but it's not clear whether the couple left together. ....
  • Obamas welcome Trump to the White House ( video )

    01/23/2017 1:47:18 PM PST · by sushiman · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/20/17 | Yaron Steinbuch
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed President-elect Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, at the White House, where they exchanged pleasantries and posed for pictures.
  • Hillary Clinton ... didn’t get a pardon (Oh My!)

    01/23/2017 2:59:05 PM PST · by CptnObvious · 58 replies
    Dick Morris.com ^ | January 23 2017 | Dick Morris
    And now there are no allies siding with Hillary Clinton and she didn’t get a pardon, so what does her future look like?
  • Trump Inaugural Critique of Previous Admin Policies Target Bush 43, Not Obama 44

    01/23/2017 9:49:21 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    Spirit Daily ^ | 01/23/2016 | Michael Brown
    Donald Trump used his inaugural address to repeatedly attack the policies of one of his predecessors. His primary target wasn’t Barack Obama, though. It was George W. Bush.
  • (Flashback): Obama Executive Order Bans Sale and Importation of AK-47 Rifles

    01/22/2017 6:42:15 PM PST · by vannrox · 21 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | July 17th, 2014 | Mac Slavo
    (Pictured: Russian President Vladimir Putin shows off AK-47’s now banned in the United States)A new round of sanctions by the United States targets Russia’s financial, energy and defense sectors.The Executive Order signed on Wednesday by President Barack Obama is being called “evil” by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and bans, among other things, the sale of all Russian-made AK-47 semi-automatic rifles, Saiga-12 shotguns, and all other firearms and parts manufactured by Kalishnikov Concern.According to the U.S. Treasury Department, Americans will still be able to purchase AK-47’s in the secondary market, as long as Kalishnikov Concern does not have a direct...
  • Malia Obama Disappeared For Two Months & Secretly Traveled to Bolivia and Peru (15k per person)

    01/22/2017 5:56:56 PM PST · by drewh · 54 replies
    US Weekly/New York Times ^ | jan 20 2017 ast | By Megan French
    Adding even more stamps to her passport! President Barack Obama’s oldest daughter, Malia Obama, took a secret, two-and-a-half-month trip to South America this past fall, The New York Times reports. Malia Obama during a tour with the Bolivian Mountain Guides agency on the Cordillera Real mountain range in Bolivia. The 18-year-old spent part of her gap year traveling to Bolivia and Peru before starting at Harvard University this coming fall. Malia traveled with a group of other teens through the Colorado-based organization Where There Be Dragons, which helps students “examine current political trends, social movements and environmental conversation efforts in...
  • ‘Breathing Exercises’ In The Rose Garden Got The White House Through Election Night

    01/22/2017 2:46:56 PM PST · by aspasia · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jan 19, 2007 | Pat Cunanne
    Breathing exercises in the Rose Garden and a steady stream of booze got the White House through election night, a communications staffer wrote in a story recounting his experience watching Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton lose. Pat Cunnane had been so confident Clinton would win that when he penciled in plans for former President Barack Obama to meet the president-elect that week, he wrote down her name in his calendar. A few days later, he found himself “ugly crying” in the Oval Office as Obama gave the White House staff a pep talk about President Donald Trump’s stunning victory. Read more:...
  • Obama Admits Collusion Between Clinton Foundation And Obama State Department

    01/22/2017 8:28:17 AM PST · by davikkm · 44 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | Pamela Williams
    Obama takes a parting shot at Hillary Clinton during his last night as President. He admits to the American Center of Law and Justice that his State Department worked with the Clinton Foundation to secure a position as a “favor.” I guess Obama truly wanted to do the right thing before he left office. Many thought he would pardon Clinton, but he chose not to do that. Further, he chose to reveal this information of collusion between his State Department and the Clinton Foundation. We all knew it was happening, but now we have the outgoing President of the United...
  • Tom Cotton, Joe Manchin praise Obama's 'dignity'

    01/19/2017 5:24:59 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | January 18,, 2017 | Eli Watkins,
    Washington (CNN)In the final days of President Barack Obama's second term, a couple of his critics took a moment to express some kind words. Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, and Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in separate interviews Wednesday that Obama brought "dignity" to the nation's highest office. Cotton, a junior senator and frequent critic of Obama's national security decisions, said: "President Obama has been a good role model for young men throughout our society, especially people like him who grew up without a father." "I think the kind of quiet dignity that he's brought to the private...