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  • DOJ Loses Again -- for the Umpteenth Time

    06/12/2014 2:53:40 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    ACLJ - The American Center for Law and Justice ^ | Jun. 6, 2014 3:32 PM | Geoffrey Surtees
    As reported here, the Catholic Benefits Association (“CBA”), has obtained a preliminary injunction against the HHS Mandate -- the federal regulation requiring non-exempt health plans to include abortion-inducing drugs and contraception. With this decision, a total of 59 preliminary injunctions, for both for-profit and non-profit entities, have been entered against the Mandate and only 8 requests for an injunction have been denied.
  • Benghazi - During Attack Denis McDonough and Tom Donilon Replace President Obama and VP Biden…

    01/06/2013 7:57:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Conservatvie Tree House ^ | 1/6/13 | Sundance
    Two days ago we posted a discussion around a newly released photo from the White House. The picture was taken in the oval office on Sept 11th 2012: (Snip) The picture was taken at exactly 7:28:16pm DC time. It was dusk outside, and President Obama had just completed a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Why is this important? Because we know the conversation lasted an hour. (Snip) So this phone call between Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama started three hours after the attack began.
  • Cheney: "Benghazi Cover-Up Ongoing" And "Includes Obama" (Video)

    05/13/2013 10:51:39 PM PDT · by LyinLibs · 13 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 5/13/2013 | Hannity
    FORMER VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY: "They tried to cover it up by constructing a false story, claiming there was confusion about what happened in the Benghazi compound." "There was no confusion. It was obvious as soon as we got Ambassador Stevens on the phone that night and he said, quote, 'We are under attack.' "The cover-up included several officials up to and including President Obama, and the cover-up is still ongoing."
  • Pickering: Wasn't "Necessary" To Question Clinton In Benghazi Report [VIDEO]

    05/12/2013 2:31:19 PM PDT · by Third Person · 33 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 12th, 2013 | Face the Nation/ Bob Scheiffer
    Thomas Pickering - the former UN ambassador who along with former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Adm. Mike Mullen prepared the Accountability Review Board report on the State Department's handling of the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya - says he didn't think it was necessary to interview former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "because in fact we knew where the responsibility rested." BOB SCHIEFFER: And good morning again. Ambassador Thomas Pickering is the one who led the State Department's investigation into how those Benghazi attacks where handled. Mr. Ambassador, you and I have known one another as you had...
  • Benghazi: Obama Emerges from the Fog of War

    10/31/2012 12:30:10 AM PDT · by Son House · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 29, 2012 | Bing West
    Our ambassador to Libya was killed in our own consulate in Benghazi on the night of September 11. For the next six weeks, President Obama repeated the same talking point: The morning after the attack, he ordered increased security in our embassies in the region. Suddenly, on the campaign trail in Denver on October 26, he changed his story. “The minute I found out what was happening . . . I gave the directive,” he said, “to make sure we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to do. I guarantee you everybody in the CIA and military...
  • What the Hearings Mean...Benghazi Hearings....

    05/10/2013 8:54:33 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 10, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    "Obama never tried, U.S. diplomats died." Shocking lies by the Obama Administration over Benghazi were unmasked on May 8. Testimony about the September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Libya were heard by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, led by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA). Some of what was expected did not materialize. Other bombshells turned out bigger. Clearly, we still do not know everything. Jaw-dropping topics are being discussed by other conservative journalists. But deep thinkers need to consider further points:First, Gregory Hicks is the only person so far to speak in public about...
  • Diplomat: U.S. Special Forces told "you can't go" to Benghazi during attacks

    05/06/2013 9:43:29 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 112 replies
    CBS News ^ | Monday May 6, 2013
    The deputy of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens has told congressional investigators that a team of Special Forces prepared to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks was forbidden from doing so by U.S. Special Operations Command South Africa. The account from Gregory Hicks is in stark contrast to assertions from the Obama administration, which insisted that nobody was ever told to stand down and that all available resources were utilized. Hicks gave private testimony to congressional investigators last month in advance of his upcoming appearance at a congressional hearing Wednesday. According to excerpts released Monday,...
  • Report: US special forces blocked during Benghazi attack, told ‘you don’t have authority to go’

    05/06/2013 11:02:20 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5-6-2013 | Vince Coglianese
    Full title - "Report: Nearby US special forces blocked during Benghazi attack, told ‘you don’t have authority to go’" As the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya raged on for more than seven hours, a team of U.S. special forces in Tripoli was blocked from flying in to attempt a rescue, according to a top American diplomat who was in the region. In previously secret testimony given by Gregory Hicks — the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya — to congressional investigators last month, Hicks revealed two possible...
  • CNN: Al Qaeda Involved in Benghazi Attack; FNC Source Says WH, State Department Ignored Rescue Plans

    05/03/2013 12:33:05 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 38 replies
    Town Hall ^ | May 3, 2013 | Guy Benson
    For a story that the White House ("happened a long time ago") and our last two Secretaries of State ("what difference does it make?" / "more important things to worry about") insist is basically over, the Benghazi attack continues to make headlines. CNN is reporting that at least three Al Qaeda operatives took part in the 9/11 raid. The administration knew within the first few hours of the assault that it was the work of radical Islamist terrorism. How long have they known that the specific organization that attacked America in 2001 was directly involved? Several Yemeni men belonging to...
  • DOD Had ‘Assets Pre-Positioned’ Off Libya—In Case It Needed to Rescue Hillary Clinton

    05/03/2013 10:00:00 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    DOD Had ‘Assets Pre-Positioned’ Off Libya—In Case It Needed to Rescue Hillary Clinton May 3, 2013 By Terence P. Jeffrey Subscribe to Terence P. Jeffrey RSS (CNSNews.com) - When then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an unannounced part-of-the-day visit to Tripoli, Libya, on Oct. 18, 2011, the U.S. Defense Department pre-positioned assets off the Libyan coast in case it needed to rescue the secretary of state. The fact that the assets were pre-positioned for Clinton’s visit was included in the annual report of the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security (BDS). CNSNews.com asked the Pentagon if it would specify which...
  • Special ops called for military backup during Libya attack, sources say

    05/02/2013 7:50:01 AM PDT · by Doogle · 54 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 05/02/13 | Adam Housley
    On the night of the Benghazi terror attack, special operations put out multiple calls for all available military and other assets to be moved into position to help -- but the State Department and White House never gave the military permission to cross into Libya, sources told Fox News. The disconnect was one example of what sources described as a communication breakdown that left those on the ground without outside help. "When you are on the ground, you depend on each other -- we're gonna get through this situation. But when you look up and then nothing outside of the...
  • FBI says no connection between belated photo release and Benghazi media coverage

    05/02/2013 12:40:15 PM PDT · by don-o · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | May , 2, 2013
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, deflecting criticism over the Libya terror attack, argued Wednesday that "Benghazi happened a long time ago." But despite the nearly eight months that have elapsed since then, the FBI is only now producing photos of individuals they'd like to bring in for questioning. The release of the grainy images comes as the House plans another Benghazi hearing next week. It also comes after Fox News reported that U.S. officials have identified the mastermind of the attack, who according to sources is walking free in Libya. Coincidence? Yes, according to the FBI.
  • Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi

    02/07/2013 9:53:27 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 243 replies
    Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi Daniel Halper February 7, 2013 12:05 PM Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified this morning on Capitol Hill that President Barack Obama was absent the night four Americans were murdered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012: Panetta said that Obama left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were available to help the Americans under siege, "up to us." In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Panetta said...
  • Where’s Obama in the Benghazi Report?

    12/20/2012 1:47:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Journal ^ | 12/20/2012 | Michael Hirsh
    And so the reckoning begins. Only hours after a special task force concluded on Wednesday that “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies” may have contributed to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, the State Department’s security chief resigned and three other officials were relieved of their duties. What was lacking in the report, however, was any sense of who was responsible farther up the chain. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Accountability Review Board—chaired by retired Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering and vice chaired by another national-security heavyweight, former Joint Chiefs Chairman Michael...
  • Travis McGee will on radio about Benghazi at 3:35 PM eastern time.

    11/01/2012 12:33:43 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 42 replies
    The Brian Wilson Show, 1370 WSPD in Toledo ^ | November 1,2012 | Matt Bracken
    I've been invited onto the Brian Wilson Show in Toledo Ohio to discuss Benghazi, and the military rescue that was aborted. This steraming link is pretty solid, I already checked it, using my FB account for a login. I'll be on between 3:35 and the top of the hour. (Travis McGee AKA Matt Bracken) http://www.iheart.com/live/1857/?autoplay=true
  • Benghazi's Smoking Gun? Only President Can Give 'Cross-Border Authority'

    11/02/2012 5:24:36 PM PDT · by CyberAnt · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-2-12 | Matt Bracken
    Sending additional forces into a foreign country always requires the president's approval. He was either absent, or refused "CBA". The Benghazi debacle boils down to a single key factor — the granting or withholding of “cross-border authority.” This opinion is informed by my experience as a Navy SEAL officer who took a NavSpecWar Detachment to Beirut. Once the alarm is sent – in this case, from the consulate in Benghazi — dozens of HQs are notified and are in the planning loop in real time, including AFRICOM and EURCOM, both located in Germany. Without waiting for specific orders from Washington,...
  • Former SEAL: Obama Never Gave 'Cross-Border Authority' Orders

    11/02/2012 3:29:07 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 37 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 2, 2012 | Tony Lee
    As more information comes to the light about the Obama administration's Benghazi cover-up, a former Navy SEAL officer who once took a military detachment to Libya suggests President Barack Obama was either AWOL -- essentially an "empty chair" -- or deliberately denied Americans under siege in Benghazi the aid they needed by not authorizing "cross-border authority," without which rescue operations could have taken place. Matt Bracken, the former SEAL, writes "only the president can give the order for our military to cross a nation’s border without that nation’s permission." He notes that Obama granted "cross-border authority" for Americans to enter...
  • Benghazi's Smoking Gun? Only President Can Give 'Cross-Border Authority'

    11/02/2012 5:45:37 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 112 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 2, 2012 | Matt Bracken
    The Benghazi debacle boils down to a single key factor — the granting or withholding of “cross-border authority.” This opinion is informed by my experience as a Navy SEAL officer who took a NavSpecWar Detachment to Beirut. Once the alarm is sent – in this case, from the consulate in Benghazi — dozens of HQs are notified and are in the planning loop in real time, including AFRICOM and EURCOM, both located in Germany. Without waiting for specific orders from Washington, they begin planning and executing rescue operations, including moving personnel, ships, and aircraft forward toward the location of the...
  • Former Pacific Fleet chief: We need full disclosure on Benghazi — now

    10/30/2012 6:54:22 AM PDT · by mgist · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/30/12 | Ed Morrisey
    Former Pacific Fleet chief: We need full disclosure on Benghazi — now POSTED AT 9:31 AM ON OCTOBER 30, 2012 BY ED MORRISSEY Retired Admiral James A. Lyons likely pulled few punches as commander in chief of the US Pacific Fleet during his career … and he hasn’t started pulling punches now, either. In a blistering column at The Washington Times, the former commander blasts the lack of action from the US when the administration learned our consulate in Benghazi had come under attack, writing that “courage was lacking” that might have saved at least some of the four American...
  • VANITY...Is Federal Intervention Possible RE Wisconsin and Ohio Union Legislation?

    02/23/2011 12:41:40 AM PST · by buccaneer81 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    My Conspiratorial Imagination ^ | 23 February 2011 | buccaneer81
    OK...calling all FReeper legal and constitutional experts.In theory, could the Departments of Justice and Labor, in conjunction with the Department of Education, could file an injunction based on the fact that schools, being recipients of some federal funds through transfer payments to the states, fall under federal protection, including labor agreements? This, IMHO, would be blatantly unconstitutional, but it would tie the states up in at least three levels of federal courts before it hit the Supreme Court. We're talking years of litigation.
  • CBS BREAKING NEWS EMAIL ALERT

    07/26/2008 8:35:22 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 29 replies · 223+ views
    CBS | 07/26/08 | seebs
    Sen. Barack Obama lands in Chicago after spending more than a week overseas touring war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan and meeting with U.S. allies
  • NHL Teams to be split under $4B plan

    05/25/2005 5:12:33 PM PDT · by Hat-Trick · 55 replies · 1,544+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2005 | UPI
    New York, NY, May. 25 (UPI) -- A $4 billion plan for control of the National Hockey League reportedly would split the league's 30 teams into three tiers based on market value. The plan has been offered by private-equity firms Bain Capital LLC and Game Plan LLC, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday quoting a person familiar with the proposal. It comes at a time when team owners and players are yet to resolve a labor dispute that canceled the 2004-05 hockey season.
  • Americans Lose $68 Billion to Illegals

    02/24/2005 9:18:17 AM PST · by Marine Inspector · 128 replies · 3,578+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 02/24/2005 | Donald R. Davis and David E. Weinstein
    Americans Lose $68 Billion to Illegals Using a new approach, Columbia University economists David Weinstein and Donald Davis estimate the net economic losses from immigration to Americans. Unlike earlier studies, this new model does not treat the movement of immigrant labor into the country simply as a result of abundant resources and demand for labor, assumptions more appropriate to the 19th century. Rather, the model takes into account globalization, the technological superiority of the American economy, and the resulting high standard of living. Among the report’s findings: In 2002, the net loss to U.S. natives from immigration was $68 billion....
  • NHL, NHLPA Reject Proposals

    12/14/2004 4:11:20 PM PST · by Hat-Trick · 171 replies · 1,455+ views
    Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - NHL labor talks came to a halt Tuesday after each side rejected the other's proposal. The talks lasted about 3 1/2 hours with the league making a one-hour presentation on its counter-proposal, which included a salary cap, prompting the NHL Players' Association to convene for a 2 1/2 hour meeting. The union then returned to the room and ended the meeting. As expected, the NHL rejected the NHLPA's proposal, which featured an immediate 24 percent rollback of player salaries, a significant increase from the 10 percent that was rejected in September. Last Thursday's proposal did...
  • Who Takes The Hits for Dim Lib????

    09/21/2004 7:49:22 PM PDT · by Positive · 14 replies · 640+ views
    AP ^ | 9/21/2004 | David Bauder
    "NEW YORK (AP) - The fallout from CBS's doomed story about President Bush's National Guard service most endangers a woman few viewers know but who played a key role in two of the biggest television stories of the year. Mary Mapes, a veteran producer at CBS News, reported most of the National Guard story, including obtaining the documents CBS now says it can't authenticate. She also passed on the phone number of her source, former Texas National Guard officer Bill Burkett, to the Kerry campaign." Man this is a double whammy. If this chick gets fired, the only job she...
  • MIT fab labs bring 'personal fabrication' to people around the world

    09/01/2004 11:47:03 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 5 replies · 396+ views
    eurekalert.com ^ | 31-Aug-2004 | Contact: David Hart National Science Foundation
    Public release date: 31-Aug-2004 [ Print This Article | Close This Window ] Contact: David Hart dhart@nsf.gov 703-292-7737 National Science Foundation MIT fab labs bring 'personal fabrication' to people around the world Arlington, Va.--Fluorescent pink key chains may not immediately call to mind "high-tech," but for students in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana, key chains designed and manufactured withtheir own hands on modern fabrication tools represents the first link from the high-tech world to the world they live in. In July and August, a team from MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) deployed its sixth field "fab lab," based on the campus...
  • Turn off foreign aid?

    09/01/2003 10:22:20 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 187+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, September 2, 2003 | Richard W. Rahn
    <p>Why do we give foreign aid? We give aid for humanitarian reasons: that is, we wish to relieve human suffering because of famines or natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, etc.; and we give aid for economic development. The crisis in Iraq has again raised the issue of how much aid and in what forms is appropriate for the U.S. and other countries to provide.</p>
  • Cue the Videotape: More News About Bush's 'Top Gun' Trip

    05/14/2003 3:10:20 AM PDT · by kattracks · 17 replies · 352+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 5/14/03 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The General Accounting Office is refusing a request to investigate the costs associated with President Bush's recent trip to an aircraft carrier. Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) - the ranking Democrat on the House Government Reform Committee - and Mark Souder (R-Ind.) - the chairman of a Government Reform subcommittee - asked the GAO to investigate the trip's cost to taxpayers. A number of Democrats complained about Bush's picturesque flight to the USS Abraham Lincoln , calling it an expensive political stunt. Comptroller General David Walker, the head of the GAO, was quoted Tuesday as saying that an investigation...
  • Touch of a tiny hand reminds us what's missing from the motherhood debate

    05/12/2003 12:35:18 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 16 replies · 173+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | May 13 2003 | Anne Manne
    A friend weighed motherhood up carefully in a cost-benefit analysis, assessing the pros and cons. There were a lot of cons: halting the smooth progress in her career, the decent income, the freedom to live as she pleased. She decided motherhood was irrational. That night, confident her decision was right, she waited in a supermarket queue. A toddler, somehow detached from her mother, got all those women's legs mixed up. With that trusting unconsciousness of a child, she slipped her little hand around my friend's leg, and nestled into her. Suddenly, the matter was not quite so clear. She decided...
  • The high cost of 'principle'

    04/30/2003 9:39:32 PM PDT · by UnklGene · 3 replies · 172+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | April 30, 2003 | Editorial
    The high cost of 'principle' National Post Wednesday, April 30, 2003 The Chrétien government argued that its decision to sit out the Iraq war was a matter of principle. As part of that decision, the Prime Minister and his Cabinet must have done a cost-benefit analysis, weighing the benefits of boycotting the war, such as currying favour with Europe and asserting Canadian independence, against the costs, such as alienating our U.S. neighbour and ally. The Liberals denied there even was a cost, beyond reports that some Canadian travellers faced a chilly reception in the U.S. Finance Minister John Manley and...
  • Strike 4

    09/04/2002 1:54:50 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 21 replies · 924+ views
    Salon.com ^ | 30 August 2002 | Allen Barra
    Strike 4The baseball deal will either make the game worse for fans or it'll be a sham that won't hold salaries down. The owners came close to wrecking the season for this? - - - - - - - - - - - -By Allen BarraAug. 30, 2002  | Let's start with the short form. The crisis was phony, the issues were a crock and the deal is a sham. Well, it's about 50-50 that it will turn out to be a sham. No matter what anyone says, it has yet to be proven that the basic agreement worked out between...