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  • DHS SET TO DESTROY GOVERNMENTWIDE NETWORK SURVEILLANCE RECORDS

    The Department of Homeland Security is poised to ditch all records from a controversial network monitoring system called Einstein that are at least three years old, but not for security reasons. DHS reasons the files -- which include data about traffic to government websites, agency network intrusions and general vulnerabilities -- have no research significance.
  • 30,000 missing emails from IRS' Lerner recovered

    11/21/2014 2:03:17 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 198 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 21, 2014 | Susan Ferrechio
    Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed congressional staffers from several committees on Friday that the emails were found among hundreds of “disaster recovery tapes” that were used to back up the IRS email system. “They just said it took them several weeks and some forensic effort to get these emails off these tapes,” a congressional aide told the Washington Examiner.
  • HHS Issues Special HIPAA Bulletin on Ebola Privacy

    11/10/2014 3:57:27 PM PST · by wtd · 7 replies
    Law360 ^ | 11/10/2014 | Erica Teichert
    HHS Issues Special HIPAA Bulletin on EbolaPrivacyLaw360, New York (November 10, 2014, 6:24 PM ET) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday issued a bulletin reminding health care centers and others about what information can and cannot be disclosed about Ebola patients...
  • Why Hasn't Obama Been Asked This Question?

    11/06/2014 4:50:13 PM PST · by econjack · 44 replies
    Personal | 11/6/2014 | Econjack
    Has anyone stood up in a Presidential Press Conference and simply asked: "Mr. President, why have you sequestered virtual every document from your past?" And if it hasn't been asked, why not?
  • Report: Obama Administration Pressured News Outlets to Not Report Suspected Ebola Cases

    11/06/2014 7:56:28 AM PST · by RightGeek · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/6/2014 | Jim Hoft
    Ebola be Gone! At the urging of the Obama Administration, the Associated Press and other news outlets have agreed not to report on suspected cases of Ebola in the United States until a positive viral RNA test is completed. The administration and liberal activists were upset with coverage in the run-up to the midterm elections. [whining tweet from The New Yorker] Who said political hack Ron Klain was not a good pick for Ebola czar? In case you haven’t noticed… Media outlets are no longer reporting on suspected Ebola cases at the urging of the Obama administration. Downtrend reported: There...
  • BREAKING: DOJ Turns Over 64,000 Fast and Furious Documents Held Under Obama's Executive Privilege

    11/04/2014 1:13:19 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 61 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11-04-2014 | Katie Pavlich
    November 4, 2014BREAKING: DOJ Turns Over 64,000 Fast and Furious Documents Held Under Obama's Executive PrivilegeKatie PavlichAfter years of legal battles between the House Oversight Committee and Attorney General Eric Holder, 64,280 redacted Operation Fast and Furious documents held under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege since 2012, have been turned over by the Department of Justice after an order from U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson. The Justice Department was originally ordered to turn over a list of documents, better known as a Vaughn Index, with explanations as to why documents fall under executive privilege claims by November...
  • Eric Holder's Wife Is Granted Executive Privilege in Fast and Furious

    10/30/2014 10:27:37 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 29, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Documents obtained by a government watchdog group list emails between the attorney general and his wife regarding a White House statement on the "gun walking" scandal the White House wants kept secret. The release of the government's Vaughn Index of documents that the administration withheld from the House Oversight Committee's investigation of Fast and Furious may not be the October surprise that the Obama administration hoped for. It raises more questions than it answers and shows the absurd extent of the administration's cover-up. On July 18, U.S. District Court Judge John Bates ordered the Justice Department to produce, in...
  • BREAKING: Judicial Watch Obtains List of Fast and Furious Documents ..

    10/23/2014 1:12:18 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 29 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Oct. 23, 2014 | Kattie Pavlich
    Late last night the Department of Justice complied with a court order and turned over a list to government watchdog Judicial Watch , known as a Vaughn Index, of Fast and Furious documents being held from Congress and the American people under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege. Not surprisingly, DOJ failed to fully comply with the requirements of providing a Vaughn Index. The Vaughn index explains 15,662 documents. Typically, a Vaughn index must: (1) identify each record withheld; (2) state the statutory exemption claimed; and (3) explain how disclosure would damage the interests protected by the claimed exemption. The...
  • Ebola ‘czar’ to skip House hearing, aide says

    10/20/2014 11:57:59 AM PDT · by yoe · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 20, 2014 | Staff
    [snip]Ron Klain, appointed last Friday by President Obama to direct the nation's response to the Ebola crisis, sent his regrets Monday to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which had invited him to testify this Friday, a committee aide told Fox News. Klain was invited to join Defense and Health and Human Services department officials also slated to testify at the hearing. “The White House has informed us that he has not yet officially started and will not be able to attend Friday,” the committee aide told Fox News.
  • Ebola Cover-up? African Dies Vomiting on Plane to New York

    10/17/2014 9:15:18 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 69 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 10-17-2014 | Ari Yashar
    Congressman Peter King (R-NY) is outraged after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials dismissed Ebola after a "cursory" exam of an African man, who died on a plane to JFK Airport Thursday in a fit of vomiting. The unnamed 63-year-old had boarded an Arik Air plane out of Lagos, Nigeria the night before, a federal law enforcement source told the New York Post. While in the air, the man vomited in his seat repeatedly, and before landing in New York he died on the plane. The 145 frightened passengers were kept on board as CDC officials and police...
  • Writer: It’s Okay If an 11-Year-Old Has an Abortion

    10/16/2014 7:20:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/15/14 | Micaiah Bilger
    I read a lot of terrible abortion stories for my job, but some break my heart more than others.A few weeks ago, I came across a column in the New York Magazine written by an abortion doula. Curious, I clicked on the story and read about the young woman, who provides emotional support for women as they have abortions.I began to feel more and more horrified as I read about her work and her attempts to justify really terrible things. She writes: “A year ago, when I was just starting out, Mitchell met with me and the other trainees to...
  • 911 emergency dispatchers instructed not to say 'Ebola' over radio

    10/16/2014 7:16:01 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    MFoxDC ^ | 10-16-2014 | MyFoxDC
    911 emergency dispatchers in New York have been instructed not to use the work 'Ebola' over the radio. According to the New York Post, officials made the decision in an effort to minimize fear and panic since the radio channels are often monitored by civilians and the media. The Post reports that dispatchers have been instructed to use the code ‘F/T' when discussing callers that have a fever and have a history of travel to West Africa.
  • CDC Denies Enterovirus Link to Illegal-Alien Kids

    10/16/2014 5:08:16 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 62 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 10-15-14 | Jerome Corsi
    “There is no evidence that unaccompanied children brought EV-D68 into the United States; we are not aware of any of these children testing positive for the virus,” the CDC emailed WND in response to a request for comment.
  • NY Times reveals secrets of WMD cover-up in Iraq

    10/15/2014 4:49:02 AM PDT · by xzins · 223 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15 Oct 14 | Fox
    The New York Times...details U.S. forces in Iraq finding thousands of chemical weapons during the Iraq war. "From 2004 to 2011...troops repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from years earlier in Saddam Hussein’s rule," "In all, American troops secretly reported finding roughly 5,000 chemical warheads
  • White House pool reporters test own news distribution system

    10/15/2014 3:46:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10-15-14 | Paul Farhi
    White House journalists are creating an alternative system for distributing their media “pool” reports in response to the Obama administration’s involvement in approving and disapproving certain content in official reports. A small group of reporters initiated an online forum this month in which they shared “pool” information among themselves, without White House involvement. The forum was set up by the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA), which negotiates with the White House’s press staff over access for journalists. Pool reports — those summaries of the president’s public appearances that go to the news media at large and are used in countless...
  • New Benghazi indictment confirms computers with classified information stolen

    10/15/2014 4:39:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-15-14
    An indictment Tuesday of a Libyan militant already behind bars for the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed four Americans confirms that computers with sensitive and classified information were stolen from the consulate during the assault. Fox News was first to report in July that at least two computers were stolen from the consulate. While the State Department initially dismissed Fox's report, the new, 18-count indictment against Ahmed Abu Khattala confirms that sensitive and classified information was lost, including the location of the top secret CIA annex. Abu Khattala, 43, the first militant to be prosecuted for the Benghazi violence, had...
  • Army Will Not Release Bergdahl Investigation Report (Friday News Dump)

    10/10/2014 3:53:35 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 41 replies
    The Army has no plans to release the results of an investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's disappearance and capture by the Taliban in 2009, a spokesman said Friday. "We recognize the importance of the media and the public understanding of our investigative process, and look forward to future discussions on this issue. However, the Army's priority is ensuring that our process is thorough, factually accurate, impartial, and legally correct," Army spokesman Wayne Hall said in a statement.
  • Australian MH17 crash victim 'had time to put oxygen mask on', says Dutch foreign minister

    10/09/2014 9:20:20 PM PDT · by DTA · 30 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | 2014-10-10 | Barbara Miller
    One of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash was found wearing an oxygen mask, raising the possibility that some passengers may have been conscious as the aircraft went down in eastern Ukraine. Nearly 300 people died when the passenger jet crashed in July while flying over insurgent-held territory in eastern Ukraine. "You know that somebody was discovered wearing an oxygen mask and had time to put it on," Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmermans said on a late night Dutch chat show. The foreign minister suggested the passengers may have been conscious as the plane went down. The...
  • White House mum on cost of Obama’s campaign trips

    10/09/2014 9:23:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    As President Obama embarks Thursday on a three-day Democratic fundraising trip to California, the White House adamantly refuses to to disclose the cost of presidential political travel or how it calculates reimbursements to the government, CBS News said. “As in other administrations, we follow all rules and regulations to ensure that the DNC or other relevant political committee pays what is required for the president to travel to political events,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz said.
  • GOP lawmaker: Secret Service agents may have been ‘scapegoats’ [White House "cover-up?"]

    10/09/2014 7:33:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 8, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    Secret Service agents may have been used as “scapegoats” by the White House to “cover up what is potentially a broader problem” relating to the 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia, according to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah). In a letter to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Chaffetz questioned whether a White House staffer involved in the scandal in the Colombian city of Cartegena had been disciplined. “Recently I have received information from credible sources that records also identified a White House staff person as checking in a female foreign national (FFN) as an overnight guest during the same trip...
  • Did White House pressure IG into blocking probe of staffer in Secret Service scandal?

    10/09/2014 4:53:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    At first, this story from the Washington Post seems impossible to believe. After all, the White House insists that they were cleared of any involvement in the Cartagena prostitute scandal by, er, their own internal investigation — a claim that White House aide Eric Schultz repeated to the Post’s Carol Leonnig and David Nakamura. That settles it, right? Wrong: But new details drawn from government documents and interviews show that senior White House aides were given information at the time suggesting that a prostitute was an overnight guest in the hotel room of a presidential advance-team member — yet that...
  • ‘Doing an IRS’? EPA can’t find top official’s text messages

    10/09/2014 2:49:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The EPA is poised to “do an IRS” — similar to what the tax agency had to do with dismissed top official Lois G. Lerner — and officially notify the National Archives that it may have lost key electronic records, according to a think tank that’s suing to get text messages under an open-records request. Justice Department lawyers told a federal court on Tuesday that the alert will be coming soon, in a case that’s shaping up as a significant battle over whether government agencies are required to keep cellphone text messages as “official” records. In this case, researcher Chris...
  • 'Face the Nation' Leaves Out Netanyahu's Criticism of Obama

    10/06/2014 2:04:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    truthrevolt.com ^ | 10/5/14 | Trey Sanchez
    Anyone watching Sunday's broadcast of Face the Nation on CBS did not hear critical comments about President Obama from Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Those were edited out and sequestered to CBS's website, leaving only the positive comments aired.
  • Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Charged with First Degree Murder: 'Not a Religious Act, Race-Related'

    09/30/2014 9:41:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 30, 2014 | Kelli Serio
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Alton Nolen, the Muslim convert who recently beheaded an innocent coworker at a Vaughan's Food factory, was charged with three felony counts this morning at a Cleveland County Courthouse in Norman, Oklahoma. Nolen faces one count of first degree murder, one count of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and a final count of assault with a deadly weapon. At a press conference this morning, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said that the gruesome attack was race-related and not a religious act, but he did admit that Nolen was infatuated with beheadings, which was evident from his facebook...
  • Reporters say White House sometimes demands changes to press-pool reports

    09/24/2014 5:02:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Journalists who cover the White House say Obama’s press aides have demanded — and received — changes in press-pool reports before the reports have been disseminated to other journalists. They say the White House has used its unusual role as the distributor of the reports as leverage to steer coverage in a more favorable direction.
  • Figures. Obama Admin Censored Press Reports for Years, Lapdog Media Meekly Acquiesced

    09/23/2014 9:54:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/23/14 | Kristinn Taylor
    It has taken five-and-a-half years to learn that the Obama administration has been censoring White House print pool reports—and that the media has quietly acquiesced until now. The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi reported Tuesday evening that the Obama administration has abused its role as distributor for the print pool reports by exercising prior restraint on the reports. Farhi cites numerous instances where the Obama press office refused to release pool reports until changes demanded by Obama operatives were made. Farhi reports several examples of reporters acquiescing to Obama’s censorship of the media. Farhi reports on the Washington Post caving twice...
  • Four Indiana abortionists could lose their licenses over reporting violations

    09/18/2014 3:25:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life Site ^ | Ben Johnson
    The attorney general of Indiana, Greg Zoeller, has asked a state board to review the medical licenses of four abortionists, including an out-of-state abortionist who failed to report two cases of statutory rape. The Indiana Medical Licensing Board will review the cases of Dr. Ulrich “George” Klopfer, Dr. Resad Pasic, Dr. Kathleen Glover, and Dr. Raymond Robinson. A press release from the attorney general's office called Klopfer's “the most egregious complaint.” Klopfer, who lives in Crete, Illinois, failed to report abortions of two 13-year-olds – one at his Women’s Pavilion abortion facility in South Bend and another in his office...
  • The House Select Committee on Benghazi

    09/16/2014 6:38:53 PM PDT · by gasport · 30 replies
    Tomorrow, the Select Committee will hold its first public hearing on the implementation of the ARB recommendations. Watch Live at http://benghazi.house.gov
  • More Evidence of Benghazi Cover-Up

    09/16/2014 7:58:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/16/14 | Roger Aronoff
    Must now ask whether Hillary Clinton instigated or authorized a cover-up of the actions of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs This past weekend, the media were doing their usual swooning over Hillary Clinton, as she returned to Iowa to check that box off in her quest for the Democratic Party nomination for the presidency in 2016. But a story that broke this morning stands as a real test to see how clear that path will be for the former Secretary of State. Clinton has long pointed to the “independent” 2012 Accountability Review Board (ARB) report as the ultimate arbiter...
  • Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Department Official Reveals Details of Alleged Document Review

    09/15/2014 7:44:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal.com ^ | 9/15/14 | Sharyl Attkisson
    What are the odds this mysterious weekend described is the long Thanksgiving weekend of 2012? If Raymond Maxwell is describing “Sunday” of that specific Thanksgiving weekend then a whole lot of other dots connect….When he arrived, Maxwell says he observed boxes and stacks of documents. He says a State Department office director, whom Maxwell described as close to Clinton’s top advisers, was there. Though the office director technically worked for him, Maxwell says he wasn’t consulted about her weekend assignment. “She told me, ‘Ray, we are to go through these stacks and pull out anything that might put anybody in
  • Ex-official claims Clinton allies scrubbed Benghazi documents in secret session

    09/15/2014 6:21:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 15, 2014
    A former State Department official has told lawmakers that Hillary Clinton allies privately removed politically damaging documents before turning over files to the supposedly independent board investigating the Benghazi terror attack. The account from Raymond Maxwell, former head of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), was first published in The Daily Signal. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, confirmed to FoxNews.com on Monday that Maxwell told him and other lawmakers the same story when they privately interviewed him last year about the attacks and their aftermath. Chaffetz said that Maxwell claimed Clinton’s chief of staff and deputy chief of staff were...
  • Bombshell Emails: White House Coordinated With Department of Labor To Hide Illegal Obama Fundraiser

    09/14/2014 9:24:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/14 | Patrick Howley
    The Department of Labor coordinated with the White House on whether or not to release hidden portions of former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis’ schedule as Solis battled an FBI investigation into her illegal fundraising for President Obama. New emails provided to The Daily Caller from the nonprofit legal research firm Cause of Action show the White House thanking the Department of Labor for “flagging” a public information request for “withheld” portions of Solis’ schedule. (SEE THE EMAIL CHAIN). The White House then asked for the name of the conservative group making the request — information that Labor officials were eager...
  • A misdialed number suggests a criminal conspiracy in the IRS scandal

    09/13/2014 7:33:13 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 40 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 9-12-2014 | The Tribune-Review OP/ED
    TribLIVE | Opinion/The Review A misdialed number suggests a criminal conspiracy in the IRS scandal By The Tribune-Review Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, 8:57 p.m. Had Brian Fallon, Attorney General Eric Holder's communications director, just said, “Sorry, wrong number,” and hung up a week ago Friday, his apparent attempt to coordinate a document leak with staff for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, wouldn't be the IRS targeting scandal's latest twist. But Mr. Fallon didn't realize he had actually called staff for the committee's Republican majority before saying he wanted to leak documents...
  • Mark Levin: IRS Cover-up ‘Most Loathsome Police Act in Modern American History’

    09/09/2014 9:15:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 9/9/14 | Michael Morris
    In what many could only expect to read in a fiction novel, it has been discovered that the emails of more IRS agents have gone missing. The IRS blamed “routinely experienced” computer crashes for all the lost emails, and said that all the crashes happened well before Congress launched its investigations. On Friday, Mark Levin suggested that “[t]hey must be working overtime over at the Internal Revenue Service, or as I call it, the IRSS. And over there at the IRSS, they’re busy issuing press releases and other information, I thought, when the government’s closed.” According to the Associated Press,...
  • Parents of Mentally Challenged 19 yr old Fatally Shot by San Jose Police Demand Full Investigation

    09/06/2014 11:36:24 PM PDT · by She_is_my_ hero · 55 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Aug. 26, 2014 | Robert Handa
    The parents of a San Jose woman killed by police after she allegedly threatened to kill her family are demanding answers and a full investigation by the district attorney's office. Diana Showman, 19, was fatally shot by an officer outsider her home after coming out holding a black power drill. Police were responding to reports of a woman holding an "uzi-type weapon" in the Blossom Hill Road neighborhood. (VIDEO)
  • No, Buying 'The Koran for Dummies' Doesn't Mean You'll Get Islam Right

    08/31/2014 3:02:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    PRI ^ | August 27, 2014
    You might think that militant Islamists would have a firm grip on at least one thing: Islam. Think again. (This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the full interview.) In 2013, 22-year-old Britons Yusuf Sarwar and Mohammed Ahmed were preparing to leave the UK and join extremist groups in Syria. But first, they bought some reading material from Amazon. One of those books was "The Koran for Dummies." “Even though they may have ordered it, I don't think they read it,” says Sohaib Nazeer Sultan, who's the author of the book and Princeton University's first campus imam....
  • Ominous News for Obama Administration: Judge Sullivan May Be Its Judge Sirica

    08/27/2014 9:31:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    WEBCommentary ^ | August 27, 2014 | Michael J. Gaynor
    When President Obama declared last Super Bowl Sunday that there was "not even a smidgeon of corruption" at the Internal Revenue Service, he gave his personal Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval to it and especially vouched for Lois Lerner, the key figure in the IRS scandal over the treatment of tax exemption applications. To vouch is "to give personal assurances; give a guarantee" (www.thefreedictionary.com/vouching). Team Obama predictably blamed conspiracy theorists for the idea that something was amiss at the IRS. To date, no evidence has surfaced that President Obama personally ordered discriminatory treatment of tax exemption applications to promote his...
  • VA: No proof that delays in care caused deaths at Phoenix hospital

    08/25/2014 11:14:36 PM PDT · by Rabin · 7 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 25, 2014 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    The VA Inspector has been investigating the deaths for months and has now shared draft of his findings with Top Officials. The new VA Secretary McDonald said: "It is important to note" that while the report documents deficiencies in quality and substantial delays in care, OIG was unable to conclusively assert that the absence of quality or care directly caused the death of any these victims. This May, the inspector found that 1,700 veterans, waiting for primary care appointments at the Phoenix VA, did not show up on the wait list. An additional 1,800 will have to wait at three...
  • Judicial Watch: DOJ Admits Lois Lerner’s Emails Exist

    08/25/2014 12:24:26 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 191 replies
    National Review ^ | 8-25-2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Judicial Watch: DOJ Admits Lois Lerner’s Emails Exist By Joel Gehrke August 25, 2014 3:11 PM A Justice Department official admitted that former IRS official Lois Lerner’s apparently missing emails actually exist on a backup server, but the government doesn’t plan to retrieve them. “A Department of Justice attorney told a Judicial Watch attorney on Friday that it turns out the federal government backs up all computer records in case something terrible happens in Washington and there’s a catastrophe, so the government can continue operating,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton told Fox News’ Shannon Bream. “But it would be too...
  • DOJ told to turn over Fast and Furious log

    08/21/2014 6:43:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/14 | Laura French
    A U.S. District judge ruled on Wednesday that the Department of Justice must turn over a privilege log of documents withheld by the agency on Operation Fast and Furious. Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that the Justice Department must provide the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with a list of documents — but not the documents themselves — withheld on the gunrunning operation.
  • EU justice chief criticizes Google on ‘right to be forgotten’

    08/21/2014 3:22:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 19.08.14 @ 09:30 | Benjamin Fox
    The EU’s justice commissioner has accused internet giant Google of leading a campaign to shoot down data protection reforms. Speaking in Lyon, France on Monday (18 August), the commissioner, Martine Reicherts, said: “Google and other affected companies who complain loudly” about a recent EU court verdict on personal data are “detractors … attempting to throw a new spanner in the works”. The Luxembourg-based EU court in May ruled that Google must remove links to any content that is “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” or face a fine.The ruling was based on the bloc’s 1995 data protection law, which are...
  • Joe Biden stonewalled FOIA request to hide travel costs

    08/19/2014 9:48:41 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    fox news ^ | 8-19-2014 | CJ Ciaramella
    <p>Vice President Joe Biden’s office stonewalled a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for his travel expenses, according to Ronald Kessler’s new tell-all book on the Secret Service, The First Family Detail.</p> <p>Kessler, a former Wall Street Journal and Washington Post investigative reporter, filed a FOIA request in April 2013 with the Air Force for the details and costs of Biden’s personal trips.</p>
  • Will Closed-Door Benghazi Hearings Keep the Circus Away?

    08/19/2014 6:44:56 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 12, 2014 | Jeff Zeleny
    Rep. Trey Gowdy was bombarded with requests from fellow Republicans, eager to take part in the latest congressional investigation of the Benghazi attack. But when it became clear that he intended to lead the inquiry behind closed doors, far from the spotlight, the requests soon fell silent. “If you want to get on the news, then go rob a bank,” Gowdy, R-S.C., said, recounting his message to several Republicans on both sides of Capitol Hill, dashing their hopes of being featured in what they assumed would be high-profile televised hearings. SNIP “I can get more information in a five-hour deposition...
  • Obama's break from vacation: How unusual is that?

    08/18/2014 12:50:04 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 8-18-2014 | Linda Feldmann
    The president is scheduled to make a statement from the briefing room at 4 p.m. Eastern time. Speculation has been intense over what else might be going on – an announcement on immigration policy, perhaps? That’s not supposed to come until the end of summer. Maybe some personnel changes? Certainly that could wait until Obama’s two-week vacation is over. In part, the diversion from vacation may be intended to show that the president is active and engaged amid various world crises, from Iraq to Ukraine to Ferguson. But, it must be noted, the two-day hiatus was on the books before...
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA TO ADDRESS DEVELOPMENTS IN IRAQ, FERGUSON AT 4 P.M. ET

    08/18/2014 12:35:21 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 256 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/18/14 | Foxnews.com
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  • Gregory got $4M to quietly leave NBC [Hush Money]

    08/18/2014 8:21:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | 08-18-2014 | By Emily Smith and Stephanie Smith
    Ousted “Meet the Press” anchor David Gregory was paid $4 million to leave NBC and signed a contract not to speak out against the network, sources told Page Six. Gregory, 43, who moderated the show for six years, was unceremoniously dumped from the political program on Thursday after dismal ratings and months of speculation about his departure. He has been replaced by NBC White House correspondent Chuck Todd.
  • Call Obama’s mysterious mid-holiday return to D.C. ‘Skulk Sunday’

    08/17/2014 7:05:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/14 | Judi McLeod
    A riderless horse, with boots reversed in the stirrups, has become the indelible symbol for life under the heartless regime of Barack Hussein Obama Sometime today the 53-year-old playboy president of the United States will be heading back to D.C. for a mission which the mainstream media describes as “mysterious”. No one seem to know why he’s temporarily back in town for two days mid-holiday, and Barack Hussein Obama isn’t saying. In the face of the open fact that transparency is a broken Obama administration promise, today should go down as ‘Skulk Sunday’. Even as surrealistic as the BHO administration...
  • Justice Dept. Asked Ferguson Police Not to Release Video From Robbery, Official Says

    08/16/2014 1:52:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 16, 2014 | Alan Blinder
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Unrest returned to the streets of this St. Louis suburb early Saturday as hundreds of demonstrators, angered by the shooting death of an unarmed African-American teenager by a police officer, engaged in a standoff with the police that was punctuated by threats and a new round of denunciations of law enforcement practices. The confrontation, the first serious one since the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Thursday assumed responsibility for security operations here, ended at about 4 a.m. when the authorities, prompted by the gradual dispersal of demonstrators, pulled back to their nearby command post. The Associated Press...
  • Republicans question HHS official’s instruction to ‘delete’ internal ObamaCare email

    08/15/2014 9:30:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15, 2014 | Judson Berger
    A key official overseeing the ObamaCare launch last fall asked a subordinate to “delete” an email exchange on the matter, according to newly released records, fueling Republican concerns that the administration may be hiding internal discussions from Congress. “Time and again, the self-proclaimed 'most transparent administration' has been anything but,” House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., said in a statement. “And now we know that when HealthCare.gov was crashing, those in charge were hitting the delete button behind the scenes.” Upton and other GOP committee leaders on Friday released an email exchange from Oct. 5, 2013, shortly...
  • State Department hires company to prep officials for congressional grillings

    08/09/2014 7:31:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 09, 2014 | (With AP)
    The State Department has reportedly approved a contract worth up to $545,000 to help train department officials to effectively testify at congressional hearings after a series of poor performances. The Washington Times reports that the department has hired a company called AMTIS, Inc. to train staffers to effectively speak with lawmakers and testify at congressional hearings. […] The reported contract followed a series of embarrassments for the department at congressional hearings. …