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  • Census Survey Revisions Mask Health Law Effects

    04/15/2014 10:54:29 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 15, 2014 | By Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for more than three decades, is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Obama’s health care law in the next report, due this fall, census officials said. The changes are intended to improve the accuracy of the survey, being conducted this month in interviews with tens of thousands of households around the country. But the new questions are so different that the findings will not be comparable, the officials said. An internal Census Bureau document said that the...
  • California State Senate deletes website, online archives of 3 disgraced Democrats

    04/07/2014 9:26:09 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 41 replies
    calnewsroom ^ | April 6, 2014 | John Hrabe
    April 6, 2014 Like a criminal wiping down a crime scene, the California State Senate has scrubbed its website and deleted the online archives of three Democratic state Senators that face criminal charges ranging from weapons trafficking to public corruption.
  • Lois Lerner could go to jail in contempt clash

    03/30/2014 8:54:52 AM PDT · by sgtyork · 90 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 27, 2014 | editorial board
    This may come as a shock to Lois Lerner, but the House of Representatives has the authority to jail her unless she changes her mind about refusing to answer questions about her role in the IRS scandal. Essentially, what is required for that to happen is for a House majority to vote for a motion holding her in contempt and House Speaker John Boehner to then direct the House sergeant at arms to arrest and confine her. Under the Constitution, the House can do that under its “inherent contempt” authority, which was initially exercised in 1795 during the First Congress...
  • VIDEO: Christian Adams Explains the Democrats’ ‘Philly Hustle’ Bribery Scandal

    03/28/2014 1:52:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 28, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Our own Christian Adams appeared on Fox & Friends today to explain the curious case of the scuttled bribery investigation in Pennsylvania. A bribery sting caught four Democrats accepting bribes for votes in the PA legislature; the Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane inherited the scandal investigation when she took office, and promptly scuttled it . She has even called the investigation “racist,” because while the investigation targeted Republicans and Democrats, white and black, only four black Democrats actually accepted the bribes. Adams lays out the facts. It’s a must-watch. Video: 3:24 minutes Philly Sting Shut Down - Democrats Allegedly Took...
  • IRS chief: Producing documents could take years

    03/26/2014 2:20:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/26/14 | Alan Fram - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Internal Revenue Service told House Republicans on Wednesday that it would take years to provide all the documents they have subpoenaed in their probe of how the agency handled tea party groups' applications for tax-exempt status. The comments by IRS chief John Koskinen drew a frosty response from Republicans who run the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee, one of several congressional panels investigating the controversy. The panel's chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., warned him he should comply with the request "or potentially be held in contempt" of Congress, a sometimes threatened but...
  • “Texas Gosnell” sued for nearly killing woman in abortion as new details revealed

    03/24/2014 10:08:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    live action news ^ | Lauren Enriquez
    One week after the Texas Medical Board dismissed a complaint against the infamous Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen due to “insufficient evidence,” Karpen committed a wildly botched abortion on Melanie Mendoza. The event occurred a year ago, but new legal documents have come to light revealing new facts about the case. Thanks in part to the testimony of three of his former employees to Operation Rescue last year, America finally came to see Douglas Karpen as the “Texas Gosnell” that he is. Karpen is accused of routinely murdering babies born alive after his unsuccessful abortions, often very large babies whose abortions...
  • DOJ Rejects Independent Prosecutor Request

    03/22/2014 8:47:34 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 March 2014 | John Semmens
    Attorney General Eric Holder rejected Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s request that an independent prosecutor be named to investigate IRS targeting of conservatives. “The impartiality of those presently assigned to this case—both AG Holder himself and his delegated investigator Barbara Bosserman—is tainted,” Cruz contended. “Any finding of ‘no wrong doing’ they may issue would lack credibility.” Holder dismissed Cruz’s request as “outside the normal range of authorized governmental processes. The voters elected President Obama to rule this country. His appointees are fully empowered by his election to carry out his will. There is no mandate for such a thing as an...
  • 'Most transparent' White House ever rewrote the FOIA to suppress politically sensitive docs

    03/19/2014 8:48:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    The Examiner ^ | MARCH 18, 2014 AT 8:45 AM | Mark Tapscott
    It's Sunshine Week, so perhaps some enterprising White House reporter will ask press secretary Jay Carney why President Obama rewrote the Freedom of Information Act without telling the rest of America. The rewrite came in an April 15, 2009, memo from then-White House Counsel Greg Craig instructing the executive branch to let White House officials review any documents sought by FOIA requestors that involved "White House equities." That phrase is nowhere to be found in the FOIA, yet the Obama White House effectively amended the law to create a new exception to justify keeping public documents locked away from the...
  • No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China

    03/19/2014 6:17:34 AM PDT · by don-o · 53 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 18, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    First Lady Michelle Obama will be accompanied by her children and her mother on her trip to China, which begins today. But she won't be accompanied by the press. "Michelle Obama’s trip to China starting on Wednesday will be nonpolitical, the White House says, a 'people-to-people exchange' emphasizing the importance that both nations place on education. As if to underscore the point, no reporters are traveling with the first lady, and she does not plan to give interviews while there," reports the New York Times. The White House is defending the first lady bringing her family along for the ride...
  • Are Secret Clinton White House Tapes Lost to History?

    03/18/2014 4:31:20 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | 18 Mar 2014 | Steven Portnoy
    Among the thousands of pages of documents released by the Clinton Library recently, two had this tantalizing notation at the top: “Tape One, Side One.” That stamp appeared on transcripts of two conversations Bill Clinton had behind closed doors with aides inside the Oval Office. They included the president’s ribald remarks on race, frank talk about gays, and even how to prepare for Y2K. And they were captured on cassette tapes. All of which raises the question: Could there be “Clinton Tapes” — in the tradition of Nixon, Kennedy and LBJ? Might we hear Clinton in his famous Arkansas twang...
  • Has there been a military cover-up over missing jet? [Short title]

    03/18/2014 3:55:02 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 18 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | March 18, 2014 | Danield Miller
    Asian military officials may be staging a mass cover-up over missing flight MH370, because they do not want to expose gaping holes within their countries' air defences, a leading aviation expert has suggested...[SNIP]...Now Thailand's military say they detected a plane at 1.28am, eight minutes after MH370's communications went down, heading towards the Strait but didn't share the information because they were not asked for it.
  • Allen West Blog:More Troubling Revelations About Benghazi: CIA Never Conducted Investigation

    03/14/2014 5:10:55 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Allen West ^ | March 14, 2014 | Allen West
    Just when you thought questions and controversy surrounding the Benghazi terror attack couldn’t get any worse, something else pops up. American personnel on the ground in Benghazi the night of the 2012 terror attack are outraged after learning that the CIA’s inspector general never conducted an investigation into what happened — despite two CIA workers being killed in the attack and despite at least two complaints being filed by CIA employees, reports Adam Housley of Fox News. I’d like to believe that since the CIA annex in Benghazi came under attack, the Inspector General of the CIA would want to...
  • Things That Would Have Gotten Me Fired in the Corporate World

    03/08/2014 3:49:24 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 4 replies
    Coyote Blog ^ | March 7, 2014 | Warren Meyer
    This week's episode:  Spending enormous resources on a program to reduce X, and then not tracking (or even putting in place a mechanism to track) whether X was reduced as promised.   James Taranto quoting the National Journal quoting Administration officials: The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the health care law will reduce the number of uninsured people by about 24 million over the next few years, and that about 6 million previously uninsured people will gain coverage through the law's exchanges this year. So, is enrollment on track to meet that goal? Overall enrollment is looking pretty decent, but...
  • Abortionist Accused of Raping His Patients, Dumping Aborted Babies Bodies Under Investigation

    03/03/2014 3:32:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    life news ^ | Cheryl Sullenger
    EDITOR’S WARNING: This article contains graphic descriptions of this abortion practitioner’s crimes. Millionaire Oklahoma abortionist Nareshkumar Gandalal “Naresh” Patel, who once faced charges of raping and sodomizing his abortion patients, is once again under investigation after Operation Rescue filed a five-count complaint against him with the State Attorney General’s office, the Oklahoma Health Department, and the Oklahoma Medical Board. nareshpatelThe complaints were based on documents and medical waste that had been discarded in a publicly-accessible trash receptacle near Patel’s Outpatient Services for Women abortion clinic in Oklahoma City. The material was received by Operation Rescue from an anonymous source on...
  • Predator contacted girl, 14, ..... got her pregnant and bullied her into abortion

    02/27/2014 10:47:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    The Herald. ^ | Plymouth Herald
    FULL TITLE: Predator contacted girl, 14, hours after jail release - got her pregnant and bullied her into abortion A sexual predator from Plymouth who contacted a 14-year-old just hours after being freed from prison has been jailed after he made her pregnant and bullied her into having an abortion. Stephen Lobb seduced the victim despite having been jailed for making another under age girl pregnant. He contacted her on the day after he was let out. When the girl from Plymouth became pregnant he told her to ‘get rid of it’ and then left her for another girl who...
  • Does The Trail Of Dead Bankers Lead Somewhere?

    02/24/2014 5:27:39 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 47 replies
    theeconomiccollapseblog.com ^ | February 18, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    What are we to make of this sudden rash of banker suicides? Does this trail of dead bankers lead somewhere? Or could it be just a coincidence that so many bankers have died in such close proximity? I will be perfectly honest and admit that I do not know what is going on. But there are some common themes that seem to link at least some of these deaths together. First of all, most of these men were in good health and in their prime working years. Secondly, most of these "suicides" seem to have come out of nowhere and...
  • Another "Successful Banker" Found Dead

    02/24/2014 6:17:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/24/14 | tyler durden
      The dismal trail of dead bankers continues. As The Journal Star reports, a successful Lincoln businessman and member of a prominent local family died last week. Former National Bank of Commerce CEO James Stuart Jr. was found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz., the morning of Feb. 19. A family spokesman did not say what caused the death. This brings the total of banker deaths in recent weeks to 9 as Stuart is sadly survived by three sons and four daughters.  Mr Stuart's background (via The Journal Star), Stuart was a native of Lincoln and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with...
  • Rice acknowledges some of her Benghazi info was incorrect but has no regrets

    02/23/2014 9:37:42 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    • FoxNews.com ^ | Published February 23, 2014
    “That information turned out, in some respects, not to be 100 percent correct," Rice said. "But the notion that somehow I or anybody else in the administration misled the American people is patently false. And I think that that's been amply demonstrated." She was, at the time, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a top candidate to become secretary of state. However, Rice withdrew herself from consideration in the wake of the attacks on the U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, after the firestorm of criticism she received for her response. Rice said Sunday she didn’t know whether her...
  • Home Korn Singer -- Obama is a Dictator Who Uses Miley Cyrus & Kanye West to Destroy America

    02/19/2014 1:11:19 PM PST · by diverteach · 53 replies
    TMZ.com ^ | 2/19/2014 | TMZ Staff
    Korn frontman Jonathan Davis is unleashing the mother of all conspiracy theories -- President Obama's secret agenda to become a tyrannical dictator with Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Kanye West's assistance! We asked Davis about his band's new "Spike in My Veins" music video -- which is filled with clips of Miley and other pop culture phenoms -- and suddenly it was all aboard the crazy train. You gotta see it ... right in the middle of LAX, Davis spewed a theory about Obama using celeb scandals as a “distraction” ... while he screws us out of our freedoms. Por...
  • Cambridge police: Mass Ave sucker puncher not.....

    02/18/2014 7:14:34 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 24 replies
    www.bostoncbslocal.com ^ | 2/17/14 | unknown
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Cambridge police say the man wanted for sucker punching at least three people over the weekend is not part of a disturbing national trend known as the ‘knockout game.’ The series of unprovoked attacks happened in broad daylight Saturday afternoon between Massachusetts Avenue and Trowbridge Street. In this first incident, according to a Cambridge police report, a man told officers he was walking towards Central Square when the suspect walked “directly towards him.”
  • Why Lewinsky Shouldn't Be a GOP Talking Point (Barf alert)

    02/17/2014 8:34:52 AM PST · by kristinn · 42 replies
    The National Journal ^ | Sunday, February 16, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    Bill Clinton uses a car-racing metaphor to explain the difference between rash and calm decision-making in politics. “The great drivers, when the cars get close, the turns get hairy, they calm down, and they see everything, and they act,” he says. “The ones who are fearful and can't concentrate and can't calm down, run into the wall.” Republican leaders should pay attention, because on the issue of whether Clinton’s sex life is relevant 14 years after he left office, they’re once again careening toward a wall. Sen. Rand Paul dredged up Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky and his subsequent impeachment,...
  • Inhofe: Benghazi 'Worst of All Cover-ups'

    02/09/2014 12:30:58 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 52 replies
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | 09 Feb 2014 | Todd Beamon
    The Obama administration insisted that the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans erupted from a protest over an anti-Muslim video because any hint of organized terrorism would have debunked President Barack Obama's assertions that his Mideast policy was working, Sen. Jim Inhofe said on Saturday. "They were pushing the video thing because it was just a matter of days before that he had made the American people think that his Middle East policy had stopped all terrorist activity," the Oklahoma Republican told Jeanine Pirro on her Fox News program. "This was a couple of months before the election. "Obviously, with...
  • Breaking: Planned Parenthood to pay $2 million in ‘wrongful death’ of Tonya Reaves

    02/07/2014 3:26:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Ben Johnson
    CHICAGO, February 7, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood has agreed to pay $2 million to the family of Tonya Reaves, a 24-year-old woman who died of a botched abortion in July 2012. Cook County Circuit Court Judge John P. Callahan Jr. signed an Approval of Wrongful Death Settlement on January 24. Tonya Reaves, 24 Tonya Reaves, 24 Under the terms of the agreement, three plaintiffs – Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation – must pay $2 million to the next of kin, her son Alvin Jones III. He was just one year old at...
  • CIA director: Benghazi rescuers required to sign non-disclosure agreements because contracts

    02/04/2014 9:52:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/4/14 | Jennifer Griffin
    CIA director John Brennan told a congressional hearing Tuesday that security operators involved in Benghazi rescue efforts were required to re-sign non-disclosure agreements because the documents were being updated. Brennan was pressed by Rep. Devin Nunes, R.-Calif., of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence about the 2012 Benghazi attack and why the security operators who were involved in rescue efforts that night were asked to re-sign their non-disclosure agreements. “There were a number of contractors whose contracts were being updated, amended,” Brennan said.“And any time there is an amendment to a contract, there's the requirement for a non-disclosure agreement...
  • Betrayed: The shocking true story of Extortion 17

    02/03/2014 5:17:09 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Allen West ^ | January 31, 2014 | Allen West
    If you’ve seen the recent big screen stories of US Navy SEALS in Afghanistan, in Lone Survivor and Zero Dark Thirty, you are no doubt struck by the sacrifices these elite warriors make on the modern battlefield and the impeccable examples of heroism these movies have portrayed — not propaganda but truth. However, there is another US Navy SEAL story from Afghanistan that’s not receiving much attention, simply because its truth is an indictment of failure on the part of the Obama administration, US Congress, and senior military leadership. It is the story of the fate that befell a CH-47D...
  • Wendy Davis Omits Mention of Abortion from Campaign Website

    01/23/2014 11:03:59 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 1-23-2014 | Andrew Johnson
    January 23, 2014 Wendy Davis Omits Mention of Abortion from Campaign Website Andrew Johnson She may owe her national stardom to her eleven-hour filibuster of a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks, but now that she’s running for governor, Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is shying away from any mention of abortion on her campaign website. Her website does make mention of a filibuster — one that took place back in 2011, when she protested a budged that cut school funding. Davis also fails to list abortion or women’s rights on her “issues” page. Her platforms are education, strong...
  • Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Helped Hide Priest Abuse in Chicago, Documents Show

    01/22/2014 6:03:52 AM PST · by marshmallow · 116 replies
    WCPO Cincinnati ^ | 1/21/14 | Greg Noble
    Former Archbishop of Cincinnati cited in filesCHICAGO -- As head of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin got credit for instituting reforms and throwing out guilty priests in the midst of a child abuse scandal that covered four decades. But the former Archbishop of Cincinnati also helped cover up for sexual abusers, according to internal archdiocese documents released Tuesday that show how the archdiocese tried to contain the scandal. The documents claim that: > Bernardin not only refused to pursue a canonical trial to remove Rev. Norbert Maday, a convicted child molester, from the priesthood, he increased the priestÂ’s...
  • Obama Administration Picks Up Another Journalist

    Another reporter is joining the Obama administration. Emily Pierce, the deputy editor of Roll Call, will be joining the office of public affairs at the Department of Justice, the federal agency headed by Attorney General Eric Holder. Pierce was welcomed to her new position by Brian Fallon, who works in that DOJ office and who used to be Chuck Schumer's spokesman in the Senate. "Can't wait to welcome @emilyprollcall to @TheJusticeDept Office of Public Affairs later this month. She is a true pro," Fallon said on Twitter.
  • Bombshell: Pentagon 'Didn't Know' Benghazi Annex Existed

    01/21/2014 6:12:58 PM PST · by opentalk · 87 replies
    WND ^ | January 20, 2014 | Aaron Klein
    Raises major questions about what U.S. was doing in secretive facility. The extensive Senate report on the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack dropped a major, unreported bombshell: The commander of U.S. forces in Africa was not aware of the existence of the besieged CIA annex. The staggering detail raises the question of what was transpiring at the fated annex and nearby U.S. special mission and why key members of the Defense Department, including those responsible for responding to emergency situations, were not aware of it. Questions now must be also raised as to why, on the night of attack, command...
  • Documents Show A Texas Court Ordered Wendy Davis to Stay Away From Drugs and Alcohol

    01/21/2014 12:08:04 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 74 replies
    http://www.redstate.com/ ^ | January 21st, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    A few years after Wendy Davis claimed in court that she had suffered damage to her mental health, a Texas court put Davis under a temporary restraining order prohibiting her from using drugs or alcohol within twenty-four hours of coming into contact with her children. Folks, from here on out, the only card left for Wendy Davis to play is victim
  • Secret gay society in Vatican poses security threat for Pope Francis: Ex-Swiss Guard

    01/21/2014 1:50:14 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/21/14 | Carol Kuruvilla
    A former commander of the Swiss Guard is claiming a “network of homosexuals” inside the Vatican could pose security problems for Pope Francis.
  • On PBS, David Remnick Praises Obama Administration As Scandal-Free, Pro-Science

    01/21/2014 1:51:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 21, 2014 | Paul Bremmer
    David Remnick of The New Yorker showed up on PBS’s Charlie Rose Monday night to discuss his long, mostly sympathetic profile of Barack Obama from the January 27 issue of the magazine. Near the end of the interview, Rose focused in on the president’s reported desire to be “big.” The host wondered, “[W]hat's his definition of 'big,' and does he believe in his deep recesses of his own mind that the chance of that has slipped away?” Remnick replied that no, Obama does not think his chance of being “big” has slipped away. The editor then rattled off a laundry...
  • Wendy Davis’ ex-husband: “They’ve asked me not to talk to reporters”

    01/20/2014 4:12:57 PM PST · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1-20-2014 | William A. Jacobson
    But he didn’t listen to the campaign, and the result is the implosion of Wendy Davis’ personal and political narratives Wendy Davis, the progressive movement’s Texas darling because of her pro-late term abortion filibuster, is withering under revelations that much of her narrative of struggle and financial hardship is misleading at best, fabricated at worst. The wagons are being circled around her with claims of a War on Women and sexism … all because the truth has come out via an interview with her husband by the Dallas Morning News, and other investigation. There even are accusations by Texas Democratic...
  • Caught On Cell Phone: LA Cop Punches Special Needs Girl In The Face On A Bus!

    01/19/2014 9:12:26 AM PST · by DariusBane · 196 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 01/19/2014 | Mr. Lunk
    A Metro passenger used his cell phone's video camera to capture a confrontation between a woman and two LA County sheriff's deputies on a bus in Bellflower.
  • Benghazi: Judge Jeanine smackdown of Hillary Clinton

    01/18/2014 8:18:24 PM PST · by dleeper47 · 23 replies
    WesternFreePress ^ | Jan 18, 2014 | dleeper47
    Judge Jeanine Pirro delivers a devastating indictment of Hillary Clinton for her negligence and duplicity surrounding the Benghazi atrocity.
  • ...Hillary and Susan Rice told me “nose to nose” that the Mohammed video was to blame (5/13)

    01/16/2014 1:28:29 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 9, 2013 | Allahpundit
    This makes two parents of men killed in Benghazi who’ve claimed that Hillary told them personally that the video was the prime mover in the attack. Tyrone Woods’s father went a step further and alleged that she vowed to have the filmmaker “arrested and prosecuted” — which, courtesy of California authorities, is what ended up happening. (See Rich Lowry’s new piece, “The Benghazi Patsy,” for background.) Why did she think it was some sort of comfort to the bereaved that the attack might have been motivated by the Mohammed movie? She went so far as to mention it in her...
  • NBC Silent on $7.3 Million from Soros for Special Anchor’s Liberal Report

    01/16/2014 3:52:17 PM PST · by opentalk · 26 replies
    Business and Media Institute ^ | January 16, 2014 | Mike Ciandella
    The Center for American Progress partnered with Maria Shriver on lib, NBC promoted report. Not only did NBC allow their special anchor Maria Shriver to promote her own report on “Nightly News,” they did it without disclosing that it was made in partnership with a group that liberal billionaire George Soros gave $7.3 million to. In “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back From the Brink,” which was published on Jan. 11, an outspokenly liberal nun, Sister Joan Chittister, took aim at religious attitudes in America that “devalue” and marginalize women. Shriver was invited to the White House on...
  • Zakynthos - Cover up of a lost Greek city?

    01/16/2014 4:41:35 AM PST · by Renfield · 12 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | 1-15-2014 | Pavlos Voutos
    About 25 years ago, I started diving in the clear blue waters of Zakynthos. Many times I passed through the water seeing small broken pieces of ceramics and I asked myself where they were from. I thought that maybe there was something buried in the sand. I believed that there was definitely something ancient around the area that deserved more investigation. For many years I didn’t find any other clues to prove this. My love for the sea made me buy an underwater camera to start taking photographs of my diving excursions. It was then that the secret was...
  • Criminal Charges Not Expected in IRS Probe (Tea Party)

    01/13/2014 3:22:57 PM PST · by kristinn · 64 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Monday, January 13, 2014 | Devlin Barrett
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn't plan to file criminal charges over the Internal Revenue Service's heightened scrutiny of conservative groups, according to law-enforcement officials, a move that likely will only intensify debate over the politically charged scandal. The officials said investigators didn't find the kind of political bias or "enemy hunting" that would amount to a violation of criminal law. Instead, what emerged during the probe was evidence of a mismanaged bureaucracy...
  • GOP LEADERSHIP: BENGHAZI VICTIMS' FAMILIES 'ABSURD AND INACCURATE' IN SELECT COMMITTEE DEMAND

    01/06/2014 4:27:27 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 51 replies
    Breitbart-Big Government ^ | 1-6-2014 | Matthew Boyle
    January 6, 2014 GOP LEADERSHIP: BENGHAZI VICTIMS' FAMILIES 'ABSURD AND INACCURATE' IN SELECT COMMITTEE DEMAND Matthew Boyle An anonymous aide for House GOP leadership told the Washington Examiner Monday it believes three family members of the victims of the Benghazi terrorist attack and other conservative movement and military community leaders are being untruthful in their demand for a select committee investigation into Benghazi. The unidentified aide would work for either Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, or Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, per the Examiner's identification. .... “These complaints are absurd and factually inaccurate,” the anonymous GOP leadership aide said....
  • Carville: New York Times Will Win Pulitzer on Benghazi Story

    01/04/2014 8:02:12 AM PST · by PROCON · 66 replies
    newsmax ^ | Jan. 2, 2014 | Greg Richter
    The New York Times story concluding that the Benghazi attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility was not al-Qaida-related and was spurred by an anti-Muslim video will win the newspaper a Pulitzer prize, says Democratic operative James Carville. Carville, appearing Thursday on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor," defended reporter David Kirkpatrick's journalism, even suggesting he testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. After all, Carville said, Kirkpatrick's six-month investigation was the most exhaustive probe anyone has made.
  • New York Times Had Reporter 'Talking to the Attackers' During Benghazi Massacre

    12/31/2013 8:11:00 PM PST · by servo1969 · 97 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Journalism ^ | 12-31-2013 | Tony Lee
    The New York Times had a reporter talking to attackers on the ground during the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans in September of 2012, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, and may know the identity of some the murderers and perpetrators. David Kirkpatrick, the Times reporter who wrote the story that forced the paper's Editorial page editor to defensively declare on Monday that it has not chosen to endorse Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, said that the paper had a reporter on the ground who was witnessing the attacks.
  • Hawaii plays underdog in quest for Obama library

    12/28/2013 10:47:36 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 38 replies
    wjla.com ^ | 12-28-13 | AP Story
    <p>HONOLULU (AP) - On these sun-bathed shores, Barack Obama was born and spent his formative years, soaking in an island sensibility that his wife and friends say is indispensable to understanding who he is as president. Yet in the search for a home for his future presidential library, Hawaii has become the underdog, stuck in Chicago's perpetual shadow.</p>
  • Judge orders Obama foreign aid order released

    12/18/2013 5:58:13 AM PST · by vg0va3 · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/17/13 6:16 PM EST | By JOSH GERSTEIN
    The Justice Department asserted that the Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development was covered by executive privilege, even though it is unclassified and reflected standing guidance to agencies rather than advice given to the president. Acting on a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by the Center for Effective Government, U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle concluded that the presidential order is not properly within the bounds of the so-called "presidential communications privilege." The judge went further, calling "troubling" the sweeping nature of the government's argument's in the case. Huvelle noted that she ordered the document delivered to her under...
  • Inside the Saudi 9/11 coverup

    12/16/2013 6:05:56 PM PST · by apoliticalone · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12-15-13 | Paul Sperry
    After the 9/11 attacks, the public was told al Qaeda acted alone, with no state sponsors. But the White House never let it see an entire section of Congress’ investigative report on 9/11 dealing with “specific sources of foreign support” for the 19 hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudi nationals. It was kept secret and remains so today. President Bush inexplicably censored 28 full pages of the 800-page report. Text isn’t just blacked-out here and there in this critical-yet-missing middle section. The pages are completely blank, except for dotted lines where an estimated 7,200 words once stood (this story by...
  • Stonewall: State ordered Benghazi security firm to avoid media

    12/12/2013 1:38:17 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    washintonexaminer.com ^ | 12/11/13 | Paul Bedard
    In newly uncovered emails received by the public watchdog group Judicial Watch, State was notified that the firm, Blue Mountain Group, was being pressed for answers about the surprise attack. Instead of giving the group the green light to answer the media, State ordered the firm to go into hiding. “Thank you so much for informing us about the media inquiries. We notified our public affairs personnel that they too may receive some questions. We concur with you that at the moment the best way to deal with the inquiries is to either be silent or provide no comments,” said...
  • A closer look at the Benghazi lie

    12/10/2013 7:38:16 AM PST · by safetysign · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/09/2013 | Tom Fitton
    New photos confirm the attack’s coordination and its cover-up The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. The new photographs depict rampant damage to the consulate. They show charred walls, smoldering fires, Arabic graffiti defacing exterior walls, and scattered debris throughout. The extent of the damage would lead any reasonably serious person to conclude that this was a cold, calculated attack, carefully coordinated to mark the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately for the American people,...
  • The Mandela cover-up unravels

    12/09/2013 8:06:08 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-8-13 | Cliff Kincaid
    It appears that AIM and blogger Trevor Loudon are among the few sources highlighting the official statement of the South African Communist Party (SACP) confirming that Nelson Mandela was a high-ranking member. SACP deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila is quoted by a South African magazine as saying it was denied for "political reasons." The communist Workers World Party, which supports North Korea, has also reprinted the official SACP statement about Mandela. The communists are proud of Mandela and what he accomplished. His false claims of being a non-communist fooled South Africa and the world (except for his domestic and international...
  • Pope assembles experts to tackle child sex abuse

    12/05/2013 2:34:32 PM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 16 replies
    Reuters via The Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/5/2013 | Naomi O'Leary
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Thursday ordered the formation of a team of experts to address the sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church, in his first major step to tackle a crisis that has plagued it for two decades. The group will consider ways to better screen priests, protect minors and help victims in the face of charges the Vatican has not done enough to guard the vulnerable or make amends.
  • MSNBC Guest: Obama White House ‘Most Hostile to Media in U.S. History’

    11/30/2013 11:16:56 PM PST · by grundle · 48 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 30, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    T.J. HOLMES, SUBSTITUTE HOST: Bob, you covered the White House for a long time. You’ve been around, and you were shaking your head there the whole time and wanting to chime in. What is it? BOB FRANKEN, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST: Well, let's use the "P" word here. This is propaganda when it comes from the White House: government covering the government. It’s not what you’re supposed to do in the United States of America. But we have an administration, every president gets to the point where he dislikes the press. It’s that simple. And every administration tries to manipulate the press....