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  • Hillary Clinton Criticizes Jeb Bush Remarks on Women’s Health (He later said he misspoke)

    08/04/2015 3:28:05 PM PDT · by maggief · 13 replies
    Time ^ | August 4, 2015 | Elizabeth Dias
    He later said he misspoke Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio Face an Evangelical Test Uninvited Donald Trump Crashes Koch Retreat in Spirit Survivor of Deadly Circus Tent Collapse Recalls Horror NBC News Is Trump Right? Here's What Obama Has Done for Blacks NBC News First Gay Couple Married at West Point Attacked in NYC NBC News Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was trying to defuse Democratic criticism of defunding Planned Parenthood Tuesday when he accidentally opened up a new line of attack. During an interview at a conference of Southern Baptists, Bush called for defunding Planned Parenthood, then tried to...
  • This Guy Reacting to Chris Christie’s ‘I’ve Used Birth Control’ Comment Is All of Us

    08/04/2015 11:43:05 AM PDT · by maggief · 61 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 4, 2015 | Andrew Husband
    Listening to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talk about his sex life isn’t exactly anything anyone wants to hear right now. Unfortunately, potential voters in a New Hampshire restaurant had to hear all about it on Tuesday morning. Christie is just one of the many GOP candidates who have made stops in the New England conservative state. While discussing his Catholicism and whether or not religion had a place in politics, the governor addressed the often touchy subject of contraception: “I’m a Catholic, but I’ve used birth control, and not just the rhythm method, okay?”
  • Fifth Planned Parenthood video to be released

    08/04/2015 7:00:57 AM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 4, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    A fifth video from an anti-abortion group that has published recordings of Planned Parenthood officials discussing the transfer and price of fetal tissue is being released Tuesday, according to the group. The Center for Medical Progress’s David Daleiden said Tuesday morning that the latest video to be released would be similar to the first four, which have led to a defunding fight over Planned Parenthood. “Perhaps it's going to be even more shocking,” Daleiden said on CNN's “New Day,” adding, “You're going to see evidence in it of how Planned Parenthood is willing to sell fully in-tact fetuses to buyers...
  • Gawker publishes Donald Trump's cell phone number

    08/03/2015 11:56:13 AM PDT · by maggief · 36 replies
    POLITICO ^ | August 3, 2015 | DANIEL STRAUSS
    What goes around comes around, as the saying goes. A cellphone number belonging to real estate mogul Donald Trump became public knowledge on Monday. Trump’s campaign confirmed that it was indeed a cellphone number belonging to the Republican presidential candidate, albeit one that he doesn’t use anymore. A call to the number immediately goes to voice mail after a voice says, “Please leave your name and message and we’ll get back to you shortly.” “It’s a very old number. This is not one he uses. Mr. Trump has several numbers so this is not an issue,” the campaign said in...
  • NY Times changes story about criminal inquiry into Hillary Clinton emails

    07/24/2015 6:00:05 AM PDT · by maggief · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 24, 2015 | Rick Moran
    How much pull does Hillary Clinton have with the press? Politico's Dylan Beyers noticed a subtile, but monumental change to an article in the New York Times this morning that altered the entire thrust of the piece. The State Department's inspector general is requesting a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's outside email accounts because he suspects that hundreds of classified documents were stored on the server. Without explanation or notice, the Times changed the focus of the article. The New York Times made small but significant changes to an exclusive reportabout a potential criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's State Department...
  • Glenn Beck’s Radio Show Bans Any Mention of Donald Trump

    07/23/2015 9:38:25 AM PDT · by maggief · 94 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 23, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    The Glenn Beck Program has announced that they will no longer host any discussion of Donald Trump, period. The online radio show, which is being guest hosted by Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere during Beck’s medical leave, opened with the announcer reading, “It’s The Glenn Beck Program with Pat and Stu, now 100% Trump free, with 100% Less Trump.” “…As you just heard 100% Trump free, now 100% less Donald Trump talk,” Gray said to open the show. “I’m sick of it, so we’re moving on,” said Burguiere. “I just can’t do another show on it.” Watch, via The Blaze....
  • Democrats slam sanctuary city legislation, labeling it 'The Donald Trump Act'

    07/22/2015 2:00:00 PM PDT · by maggief · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic leaders are slamming GOP legislation aimed at discouraging sanctuary cities, characterizing the proposal as "The Donald Trump Act" in a bid to embarrass the Republicans bringing the measure to the floor this week. The proposal, which would withhold federal law enforcement funds for state or local governments that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration agents, comes in response to this month's fatal shooting of Kathryn Steinle along the San Francisco waterfront, allegedly by an illegal immigrant with a long criminal history. The House vote on the Republicans' sanctuary city bill is scheduled for Thursday, and it is expected...
  • Revealed: The Secret Immigration Chapter in Obama's Trade Agreement

    06/10/2015 11:05:53 AM PDT · by maggief · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 10, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Discovered inside the huge tranche of secretive Obamatrade documents released by Wikileaks are key details on how technically any Republican voting for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would fast-track trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would technically also be voting to massively expand President Obama’s executive authority when it comes to immigration matters. The mainstream media covered the Wikileaks document dump extensively, but did not mention the immigration chapter contained within it, so Breitbart News took the documents to immigration experts to get their take on it. Nobody has figured how big a deal the documents uncovered...
  • New York Times’ Top Shareholder Is a Clinton Foundation Donor

    06/10/2015 6:09:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 10, 2015 | Brent Scher
    Multiple high-dollar donors to the Clinton Foundation are associated with the New York Times, including the Times’ top shareholder, Carlos Slim. Slim, a Mexican telecom tycoon whose net worth of nearly $80 billion makes him the second richest man in the world, became the top shareholder of the New York Times earlier this year after he doubled his shares to take control of 16.8 percent of the company. Not only has Slim contributed between $1,000,001 and $5,000,000 to the Clinton Foundation, but his company Telmex has contributed an additional grant between $1,000,001 and $5,000,000 through its foundation. Slim has also...
  • Bret Baier Grills McConnell Over TPA: ‘Why Not Make The Trade Bill Transparent?’ [VIDEO]

    06/10/2015 5:46:47 AM PDT · by maggief · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 9, 2015 | Al Weaver
    EXCERPT BAIER: That sounds like Nancy Pelosi. You’re going to find out after you pass it. MCCONNELL: No, no. It hadn’t been finalized yet. BAIER: But you passed it though… MCCONNELL: What Trade Promotion Authority is is a process to deal with it. The trade agreement will be completely transparent. We’ll have a chance to vote whether to approve it or not. BAIER: So all this criticism about we don’t know what’s in it yet, you discount that? MCCONNELL: I don’t buy that because the agreement hasn’t been finalized. What we’ve been voting on is a procedure that allows it...
  • Even in hospital, ‘work continues’ for John Kerry (Photo)

    06/09/2015 8:18:16 PM PDT · by maggief · 70 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 10, 2015 | Martin Finucane
    John KerryVerified account ‏@JohnKerry Feeling good a week after surgery. Good chats today w/@AmbassadorRice & @StateDept senior team. The work continues!
  • Shock Video Shows Women Engage in Savage Brawl at Walmart, but Child’s Reaction...

    06/09/2015 5:25:28 AM PDT · by maggief · 93 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 8, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Shock video posted online shows two women engage in a brutal fight at an Indiana Walmart Thursday, but how one of the women’s sons reacted might be the most alarming. It wasn’t clear what prompted the brawl, but video captured by an onlooker shows the two women fighting and wrestling each other to the ground at a Beech Grove store. Shortly into the video, a boy emerges and his mother, who was atop the other woman, instructed him to punch her opponent in the face. The boy obliged and was seen throughout the two videos repeatedly striking the woman on...
  • GOP fears it will win ObamaCare court battle

    06/09/2015 5:00:09 AM PDT · by maggief · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 9, 2015 | Alexander Bolton 

    Republicans in Congress are worried the Supreme Court will hand them a major headache this month if it rules against the federal health insurance exchanges in more than 30 states, ending subsidies for millions of people. While the Affordable Care Act remains broadly unpopular, two new polls show a majority of Americans don’t want to do away with its subsidies, a core component of the law. This poses a conundrum for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). They are under pressure from colleagues up for reelection in swing states and districts to extend the subsidies,...
  • Exclusive: Alleged Dennis Hastert Sex Abuse Victim Is Named By Family

    06/05/2015 5:58:57 AM PDT · by maggief · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 5, 2015 | BRIAN ROSS, RHONDA SCHWARTZ and JOHN CAPELL
    In Steve Reinboldt’s 1970 high school yearbook, wrestling coach Dennis Hastert wrote that Steve was his “great, right hand man” as the student equipment manager of the Yorkville, Illinois wrestling team. But Steve was also a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of Hastert, Steve’s sister said today in an interview with ABC News. It is the first time an alleged Hastert victim has been identified by name since his indictment for lying to the FBI and violating federal banking laws to cover-up past misconduct. Hastert, due in court next week, has not responded to the allegations. In an...
  • Protesters greet Clinton outside fundraiser at Dallas mansion as $10/hour valets park luxury cars

    06/04/2015 6:37:42 AM PDT · by maggief · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 4, 2015
    Signs jab former secretary of state over email and Benghazi scandals as $2,700-per-plate fundraiser begins One man driving by the $11.4 million mansion yelled 'F*** Hillary!' as he leaned out of his pickup truck window Swarm of 16 valet attendants park dozens of luxury cars but earn $10 per hour for their work 'We're sunk if she gets elected,' one of the calets said; 'she's going to take us down the wrong path' Texas Republican Party brings giant rack-mounted computer server to mock Hillary about her email controversy Clinton arrives in a black Cadillac sedan – not the 'Scooby' van...
  • Popcorn: Nervous Dems Now Turning to...Michael Bloomberg?

    06/03/2015 6:27:20 PM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 3, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    My friends, it’s come to this. And why shouldn’t it? The polls are disastrous for Democrats. While Hillary Clinton surely dominates the competition in the invisible primary, her internal polling figures belie her suitability (and dependability) for the job she now seeks. At the same time, now that Elizabeth Warren has told the progressive base in no uncertain terms that ‘no’ means ‘no,’ worried Democrats are roving the country looking for someone—perhaps anyone—to take her on. And whom are they approaching? The New York Post reports (via WZ): New York Dems friendly to [Michael] Bloomberg have approached him to gauge...
  • State goes after NYT reporter for Iran story

    06/03/2015 12:58:16 PM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 3, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    A top State Department spokeswoman took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to blast the “main contentions” of a New York Times story on Iran, firing a slew of tweets at reporter David Sanger. Marie Harf, State's senior adviser for strategic communications, took issue with a Tuesday report from Sanger and William Broad showing Iran's nuclear stockpile increased about 20 percent amid negotiations between Iran, the U.S. and several other countries. In five follow-up tweets directed at Sanger, Harf took issue with parts of the report that said “Western officials and experts cannot quite figure out why” Iran's stockpile had risen....
  • 21 New 'Clinton Cash' Revelations That Have Imperiled Hillary Clinton's Campaign

    06/03/2015 7:35:25 AM PDT · by maggief · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 3, 2015
    Prior to the release of the New York Times bestselling investigative exposé Clinton Cash by Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer, Hillary Clinton and her supporters claimed she was among the most vetted political figures in America—a candidate about whom everything was known. Yet as media outlets across the ideological spectrum have confirmed and verified the book’s explosive revelations about Clinton’s tenure as Sec. of State and the influx of hundreds of millions of dollars from foreign sources into the Clinton Foundation, the nation has learned much it did not know. Subsequent reporting by national news...
  • HRC EMAILS: Federal officials voiced growing alarm over Clinton’s compliance with records laws...

    06/02/2015 5:54:27 PM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    FOXNews ^ | June 2, 2015 | James Rosen
    Over a five-year span, senior officials at the National Archives and Records Administrations (NARA) voiced growing alarm about Hillary Clinton’s record-keeping practices as secretary of state, according to internal documents obtained by Fox News. During Clinton’s final days in office, Paul Wester, the director of Modern Records Programs at NARA – essentially the agency’s chief records custodian – privately emailed five NARA colleagues to confide his fear that Clinton would take her official records with her when she left office, in violation of federal statutes. Referring to a colleague whose full name is unknown, Wester wrote on December 11, 2012:...
  • Waco bikers: 'They made us feel like animals'

    06/02/2015 7:13:53 AM PDT · by maggief · 109 replies
    12News ^ | June 2, 2015 | Rissa Shaw
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  • FBI flying surveillance aircraft over US cities; planes traced to fake companies

    06/02/2015 6:47:33 AM PDT · by maggief · 28 replies
    AP ^ | June 2, 2015
    The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology -- all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned. The planes' surveillance equipment is generally used without a judge's approval, and the FBI said the flights are used for specific, ongoing investigations. In a recent 30-day period, the agency flew above more than 30 cities in 11 states across the country, an AP review found.
  • Fresh Off Clinton Foundation Africa Trip, Jay Jacobs Holds Hillary Clinton Fundraiser

    06/01/2015 3:10:17 PM PDT · by maggief · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 1, 2015 | Brent Scher
    Paid Hillary $260K for speech this year Hillary Clinton will be in Long Island, N.Y., on Monday for a $2,700 fundraiser hosted by Jay Jacobs, who just returned from traveling to Africa with Bill and Hillary Clinton on a trip with the Clinton Foundation. Jacobs, a prominent Nassau County Democrat, says he expects around 150 to show up at his Laurel Hollow home and contribute the maximum allowable individual contribution to the Clinton campaign, according to Newsday. The fundraiser comes just weeks after Jacobs and his wife Mindy Jacobs joined the Clinton Foundation on its trip to Africa and just...
  • House Issues Subpoena for Release of Diplomatic Spending Documents

    06/01/2015 6:51:11 AM PDT · by maggief · 2 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 1, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    The House Foreign Affairs Committee has issued a subpoena to the Obama administration compelling it to release long-withheld documents concerning the training of diplomatic security personnel tasked with defending Americans abroad. Since 2014, Rep. Ed Royce (R., Calif.) the committee’s chairman, has been seeking key documents from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regarding State Department plans to construct a nearly $1 billion training facility for diplomatic security personnel. Royce issued a subpoena to the OMB on Friday to force the release of documents detailing whether construction of the new training facility will be cost effective. Critics such as...
  • When District Attorneys Attack

    05/31/2015 8:02:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | May 31, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The GOP should turn its attention to prosecutorial misconduct. As the old Vulcan proverb has it, “Only Nixon can go to China.” And only Nixon’s political heirs can fix the persistent — and terrifying — problems that continue to plague this country’s law-enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ offices. Exhibit A: Orange County, California. The sunny Southern California county with a population surpassing that of nearly half the states has a Republican county executive, Steve Neuhaus, and a Republican district attorney, Tony Rackauckas, and a big problem on its hands: Its entire prosecutorial apparatus — all 250 lawyers in the district attorney’s...
  • Dennis Hastert's weird 2014 call on C-SPAN

    05/29/2015 8:44:27 AM PDT · by maggief · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 29, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    There was an odd exchange between former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) and an unidentified C-SPAN caller from his hometown in light of Thursday’s surprise indictment that he illegally transferred $3.5 million to a Yorkville resident to “conceal prior misconduct.” The call came in while Hastert appeared on CSPAN’s "Washington Journal" on Nov. 13, a week after last year's midterm elections. The caller identified himself only as “Bruce" from Illinois. “Hello, Denny,” the caller said. “Do you remember me from Yorkville?” he added, before laughing and hanging up. CSPAN’s host Pedro Echevarria immediately moved onto the next caller and Hastert...
  • Teflon Tony Rodham, the Clintons’ Shady Id

    05/28/2015 6:14:10 AM PDT · by maggief · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | May 28, 2015 | BRENDAN BORDELON
    Sitting in a courtroom three years ago, after skipping out on a sizable legal bill, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s youngest brother struck a reassuring tone: Don’t worry, the money is coming. “I deal through the Clinton Foundation,” Tony Rodham said, according to court transcripts uncovered by the New York Times. He gave his word that Hillary and Bill were setting him up with Haitian-government permits to build a $22 million housing development in the earthquake-stricken country. “I hound my brother-in-law, because it’s his fund that we’re going to get our money from,” Rodham explained, promising a $1 million check once the...
  • 'Don't let Bill back in the White House, he abused women and he'll do it again.' Paula Jones...

    05/28/2015 5:45:30 AM PDT · by maggief · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 28, 2015 | Paul Thompson
    Paula Jones sued President Bill Clinton for sexual harassment, saying he propositioned her when he was Arkansas governor Her case led to investigation in which Bill Clinton denied under oath having sex with Monica Lewinsky, leading to his impeachment trial Now a stay-at-home mom in Little Rock she tells Daily Mail Online his conduct means he should be kept out of the White House Jones says he is still lying and would philander again - and that Hillary lied too so is also unworthy of office 'There is no way that she did not know what was going on, that...
  • How Republicans saved Stephanopoulos

    05/27/2015 9:30:08 AM PDT · by maggief · 14 replies
    POLITICO ^ | May 27, 2015 | DYLAN BYERS
    Two weeks ago, conservatives were calling for George Stephanopoulos to recuse himself from all coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign, on the grounds that the ABC News anchor had failed to inform viewers of his financial donations to the Clinton Foundation. Three days after that controversy broke, Stephanopoulos hosted an exclusive interview with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Then, on Wednesday, he landed an even bigger exclusive: Rick Santorum, the former Republican senator from Pennsylvania, would be announcing his bid for the presidency. Stephanopoulos also landed the first interview with Santorum, which will take place this afternoon. The McConnell...
  • FLOTUS tells grads to 'shake things up'

    05/25/2015 1:07:09 PM PDT · by maggief · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 25, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    First lady Michelle Obama on Monday called on graduating students to enter public life and "shake things up," invoking those young adults who volunteered for her husband's two presidential campaigns. Obama used her commencement address at Oberlin College in Ohio to charge those in attendance to volunteer for political campaigns, follow local politics closely, vote regularly and run for office themselves. "Get in there, shake things up. Don’t be afraid," Obama said. "That is how you will rise above the noise and shape the revolutions of your time," Obama said.
  • Hillary takes heat after discovery she slept through president’s Benghazi briefing

    05/25/2015 7:20:10 AM PDT · by maggief · 59 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 24, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Apparently, Hillary Clinton isn’t even ready for the 10 a.m. phone call. Information obtained from her emails released by the State Department Friday revealed that Clinton missed President Obama’s first daily intel briefing after the 2012 terrorist attacks on Benghazi. “I just woke up,” the former secretary of state wrote at 10:43 a.m on Sept 15, 2012. It was a far cry from her 2008 campaign ad against then-Sen. Barack Obama asking if he would be ready for a 3 a.m. phone call.
  • Clinton Email Dump: Hillary Fixer Cheryl Mills Got Colleagues ‘On Board’ Before Benghazi Hearings

    05/24/2015 11:14:48 AM PDT · by maggief · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 22, 2015 | Debra Heine
    Cheryl Mills, who was the State Department’s counselor and chief of staff during the entirety of Hillary Clinton’s tenure, said in an email on November 13, 2012, that her colleagues were “on board” after a “come to” (Jesus?) meeting, in reference to classified congressional hearings that would be taking place later that week. Her correspondent was Philippe Reines, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton who had asked how the “hearings”were going (perhaps meaning “briefings”?) The classified hearings were on the 15th and 16th. Of the newly released batch of Hillary Clinton emails, this one seems to be the most significant.
  • Obama Memorial Day tweet from the Democrats slammed

    05/24/2015 5:57:33 AM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 24, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The official Democratic Party Twitter account, @TheDemocrats, is being slammed by a media figure who himself has a history as a Democrat operative. Jake Tapper of CNN has, by almost all accounts, worked hard (harder than George Stephanopoulos by the evidence) to be fair toward Republicans, despite having once worked as press secretary for Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law Majorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, when she was a liberal Democrat member of the House of Representatives. Of course, Tapper did appear on the Clinton Foundation website as a speaker at an event, only to have that mention go poof! and disappear in the wake of...
  • Beau Biden being treated at Walter Reed Medical Center

    05/19/2015 6:53:08 PM PDT · by maggief · 39 replies
    AP ^ | May 19, 2015
    Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden was being treated Tuesday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the vice president’s office said.
  • Spanish-Language News Network Failed to Disclose Clinton Donation, Lobbying Expenditures

    05/19/2015 2:27:54 AM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 19, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    A U.S. Spanish-language news network that lobbied Hillary Clinton’s State Department on U.S. policies toward Mexico reported on those policies without disclosing its lobbying expenditures and is covering the U.S. presidential election without informing views of its company’s donations to the Clinton Foundation. The network, Azteca America, has employed two Clinton confidantes since late 2008 to lobby the State Department on various initiatives affecting U.S. relations with Mexico, where its parent company is based, during and after Clinton’s tenure at the head of the agency. Mexican parent TV Azteca, a foundation associated with the company, and that foundation’s U.S. counterpart...
  • George Stephanopoulos’ future — and $105M contract — in danger

    05/19/2015 1:30:46 AM PDT · by maggief · 34 replies
    NYPost ^ | May 18, 2015 | Emily Smith
    ABC has plenty of reasons to be freaking out over the George Stephanopoulos scandal — $105 million, to be exact.
  • ABC Policy Required Stephanopolous to Disclose His $75,000 Clinton Foundation Donation

    05/18/2015 7:28:32 AM PDT · by maggief · 27 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 18, 2015 | Brent Scher
    ABC News actually responds to Free Beacon inquiry ABC News policy required that George Stephanopolous disclose his contributions to the Clinton Foundation to management before covering stories related to it, according to an ABC spokesman who responded to a Washington Free Beacon inquiry. (snip) “Staff need to disclose personal donations to a charitable organization to us before covering a story related to that organization,” said Julie Townsend, who heads ABC’s news communications. “He had not disclosed the Foundation donations to us before he interviewed Peter Schweizer,” the author of Clinton Cash.
  • Obama's last hope on Gitmo: John McCain?

    05/17/2015 8:15:48 AM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 17, 2015 | Kristina Wong
    President Obama is running out of time to fulfill his 2008 campaign pledge to close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility. In an ironic twist, one of his last, best hopes for meeting the promise could rest with the man he defeated in his quest for the White House: Sen. John McCain. While the Arizona Republican and 2008 GOP nominee is one of Obama’s harshest critics on foreign policy, he supports closing the controversial prison camp, and has proposed what could be Obama’s last shot at closing the prison. McCain’s Armed Services committee on Thursday passed a defense policy bill that...
  • Former Obama CIA chief: Foreign governments have Hillary’s emails

    05/16/2015 5:50:42 AM PDT · by maggief · 37 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 16, 2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    EXCERPT Michael Morell, who served as the CIA’s deputy director and acting director from 2010 to 2013, told talk radio host Hugh Hewitt that there’s little chance that other governments didn’t intercept the emails in some way. “I think that foreign intelligence services, the good ones, have everything on any unclassified network that the government uses, whether that’s a private server or a public one,” Morell said. “They’re that good.”
  • McConnell praises Obama on trade

    05/14/2015 8:03:51 AM PDT · by maggief · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 14, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) praised President Obama on the "fast track" trade bill, saying the Democrat commander in chief has "done his country a service." "I’d like to thank the President too. No, you’re not hearing things. President Obama has done his country a service by taking on his base and pushing back on some of the more ridiculous rhetoric we’ve heard," the Republican leader said. "He was right to remind everyone that ‘you don’t make change through slogans’ or ‘ignoring realities.’" McConnell added that Obama "should be recognized" for his role in the trade fight.
  • Wisconsin's Russ Feingold to run again for US Senate

    05/14/2015 7:52:27 AM PDT · by maggief · 28 replies
    AP ^ | May 14, 2015 | Scott Bauer
    MADISON, Wis. — Russ Feingold announced Thursday he will run to reclaim the U.S. Senate seat he lost five years ago to Republican Ron Johnson, fulfilling the hopes of Democrats who have been pushing for the liberal to return to the political arena. Feingold said in a 90-second video to supporters that he will run for the seat in 2016.
  • ISIS Hackers Plan "Message to America" Attack Today (Cyber attack 2PM EST)

    05/11/2015 6:57:53 AM PDT · by maggief · 158 replies
    Vocativ ^ | May 11, 2015 | Gilad Shiloach
    A group of hackers affiliated with ISIS are threatening to carry out a cyber attack—dubbed “Message to America”—against a number of targets 2 p.m. EST today. The targets were not identified on ISIS forums and social channels but the hackers are promising something “surprising” that “will frighten America”.
  • Senate rejects linking Iran's support for terrorism to nuke deal (Senators voted 45-54)

    04/29/2015 4:38:28 PM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 29, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Senators on Wednesday blocked a Republican push to tie Iran's support of terrorism to a final deal on the country's nuclear program. Senators voted 45-54 on the amendment from Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), which would have required President Obama to certify as part of a diplomatic deal that Iran hasn't carried out or directly supported an act of terror against the United States or a U.S. citizen. Republican Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Dan Coats (Ind.), Bob Corker (Tenn.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Orrin Hatch (Utah) and John McCain (Ariz.) voted with Democrats against the amendment....
  • Horrific video shows Baltimore store owner hauled from his premises, sucker punched and kicked...

    04/28/2015 7:33:07 AM PDT · by maggief · 86 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 28, 2015 | SARA MALM
    A shocking video has emerged from the riots in Baltimore showing a mob of 'protesters' dragging a shopkeeper into the street and assaulting him. The video, shot by a witness, sees the man being forcibly removed from his store, believed to be located in downtown Baltimore, as dozens of protesters gather outside. One of the rioters knocks him flat out with a sucker-punch, and as the man lies in the street, the mob gathers around him. A male protester wearing a hoodie appears to be stomping on the man's head as others kick him while he is out.
  • 'Clinton Cash' author to take on Jeb Bush next

    04/23/2015 5:28:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 19 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 23, 2015 | NICK GASS
    EXCERPT “What we’re doing is a drill-down investigation of Jeb’s finances similar to what we did with the Clintons in terms of looking at financial dealings, cronyism, who he’s been involved with,” Schweizer told Bloomberg Politics. “We’ve found some interesting things.” (snip) Schweizer told Bloomberg that his team of researchers has been poring over financial details from the former Florida governor for about four months.
  • DC attorney general 'looking into' Republican photo with assault rifle (Gowdy & Buck, AR-15)

    04/21/2015 8:42:23 AM PDT · by maggief · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    Two Republican congressmen who posed for a picture with an assault rifle are coming under scrutiny from the District of Columbia’s Attorney General Office. Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) last week tweeted a picture of himself and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), the leader of the House GOP’s Benghazi investigation, holding an AR-15. Buck said in the tweet that the assault rifle is his, and that the picture was taken after Gowdy “stopped by” his office. Having the AR-15 in the Cannon House Office Building could be a violation of the District’s strict gun laws, and the Washington, D.C., Attorney General’s Office...
  • Bill Clinton wipes tears from his eyes and hails Oklahoma as 'an example for the world' on 20th...

    04/19/2015 4:06:59 PM PDT · by maggief · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2015 | MIA DE GRAAF
    Bill Clinton has paid tribute to the resilience of the Oklahoman people on the 20th anniversary of the worst homegrown terrorist attack America has ever seen. (snip) Twenty years later, former president Clinton addressed hundreds of people gathered at the site of the federal building to commemorate the dead, hailing the city as an example to the world of a strong and compassionate community. (snip) 'I prepared for this day yesterday in New York by taking Hillary to see our daughter and son-in-law and my about to be seven-month-old grandchild. 'Hillary and I bathed her and fed her and put...
  • Anthony Weiner discusses Clinton launch: Doing the unexpected

    04/19/2015 11:48:08 AM PDT · by maggief · 19 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 17, 2015 | DAVID COHEN
    EXCERPT “She’s been around a long time answering questions,” Weiner said, “but I think to some degree this is just the way it appears: She wanted to have a campaign that began a way that was most comfortable to her.” Weiner also made it clear he was speaking for himself — not for his wife. “We talk about just about everything except the campaign,” Weiner said, “I don’t think she even knows I’m here today, except that she’s alone with Jordan.”
  • Michelle Obama treats mom to swanky NYC outing; where are the ‘black brunch’ protests?

    04/19/2015 10:57:26 AM PDT · by maggief · 13 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | April 17, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Michelle Obama decided to start celebrating Mother’s Day early with a trip Saturday to a swanky New York City eatery. Secret Service flanked the first lady and her mother, Marian Robinson, as they hit celebrity chef Mario Batali’s Lupa restaurant and enjoyed a five-course meal. The food looked nothing like the slop Obama wants to serve America’s school children. The meals the pair indulged in start at $65 per person with an additional $49 to add wine.
  • Clinton used iPad at State Dept., released emails show

    03/31/2015 6:35:24 AM PDT · by maggief · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | March 31, 2015 | NICK GASS
    EXCERPT According to the emails reviewed by AP, in a September 2011 message, adviser Huma Abedin shared an AP story about a drone strike in Pakistan. Clinton answered with questions that seem to be related to decorations. “I like the idea of these,” she wrote. “How high are they? What would the bench be made of? And I’d prefer two shelves or attractive boxes/baskets/ conmtainers [sic] on one. What do you think?” Abedin answered: “Did u mean to send to me?” Clinton replied, according to the AP report citing the emails: “No-sorry! Also, pls let me know if you got...
  • Expected Iranian nuclear deal worse than Israel feared: Netanyahu

    03/29/2015 6:42:32 AM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 29, 2015 | DAN WILLIAMS
    (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned on Sunday the framework Iranian nuclear agreement being sought by international negotiators, saying it was even worse than his country had feared. Israel has mounted what it terms an "uphill battle" against an agreement that might ease sanctions on the Iranians while leaving them with a nuclear infrastructure with bomb-making potential. Tehran says its nuclear program is peaceful. "This deal, as it appears to be emerging, bears out all of our fears, and even more than that," Netanyahu told his cabinet in Jerusalem as the United States, five other world powers and...