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  • French Prosecutor: Germanwings Co-Pilot Appeared to Want to 'Destroy the Plane'

    03/26/2015 4:59:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 26, 2015
    PARIS — French prosecutor: Germanwings co-pilot appeared to want to 'destroy the plane' .
  • Flight 4U9525 Crash: Who was the Pilot in the Cockpit? Germanwings Pressed to Release Names

    03/26/2015 4:29:21 AM PDT · by drpix · 151 replies
    ibtimes.co ^ | 3/26/2015 | Johnlee Varghese
    The latest revelations over Germanwings flight 4U9525 crash have turned the focus on the pilots, but the German budget carrier has so far refused to identify them. One of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit moments before the crash, the data from the cockpit voice recorder has reportedly revealed, placing the pilots at the focal point of the investigation. However, the company has refrained from disclosing the identity of the pilots. According to the New York Times , data showed the pilot inside the cabin ignored the appeals of his colleague to open the cabin door. As time...
  • Why Was CIA Director Petraeus Required to Sign Separation Form If Secretary Clinton Was Not?

    03/18/2015 8:55:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/18/2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    In my column on the plea agreement the Obama Justice Department allowed David Petreaus to enter after it was discovered that he mishandled classified information, I noted that he had been required to sign a separation agreement when he left the CIA. It is called a “Security Exit Form” and is obviously the CIA version of the State Department departure form described in Jim’s post (and linked in Shannen’s column) that Secretary Clinton should have signed upon leaving government service. The prosecutors’ outline of the evidence against Petraeus includes the following (at pages 11-12, paragraph 27): [O]n or about November...
  • "Most Transparent Administration Ever" Is No More: White House To Delete Its FOIA Regulations

    03/17/2015 5:25:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3/17/15
    Lies, lies, and nothing but lies. The lies end now. As reported moments ago, the White House is voiding a federal regulation that subjects its Office of Administration to the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA (incidentally the same act that discovered none of Hillary Clinton's "personal" government-business emails since they were not even stored on government property!) which as USA Today explains, makes "official a policy under Presidents Bush and Obama to reject requests for records to that office." And just like that the lie of Obama's transparency is over, and it couldn't come at a worse time for...
  • Clinton's Cover-Up Team

    03/16/2015 5:05:52 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/15/2015 | John Fund
    Cheryl Mills, among others, has been greasing the wheels of the Clintons’ secrecy machine for decades. Hillary Clinton explains her use of a private e-mail account and a secret server to conduct State Department business as a matter of “convenience.” But congressional investigators are almost as interested in the fact that two of her closest advisers, personal aide Huma Abedin and chief of staff Cheryl Mills, also had e-mail addresses on the secret server. Were they also interested in “convenience” or intent on shielding their work from public-record requests? For many years, the two women have served as Hillary’s inner-palace...
  • Clinton: I ‘Opted For Convenience’ Only Having Private Email Account

    03/10/2015 12:37:42 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 110 replies
    CBS ^ | March 10, 2015 3:20 PM
    Hillary Clinton is finally breaking her silence about the email controversy surrounding her. Following a speech at the United Nations Tuesday afternoon, Clinton told reporters she “opted for convenience” for only using her private email address while at the State Department because she wanted to use one device for both her personal and work emails. “I thought it would be easier to carry one device for my work,” Clinton said during a news conference. The former secretary of state said it “would’ve been better” to use an official government email. “Looking back, it would have probably been smarter to use...
  • White House under fire for cropping George Bush out of Selma photo in blog post about march

    03/10/2015 8:17:43 AM PDT · by dead · 70 replies
    <p>The White House excluded former president George W. Bush from the official photo of last Saturday's march through Selma to commemorate Bloody Sunday.</p> <p>The original photo is a wide shot of crowds walking on Edmund Pettus Bridge led by Barack, Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama, as well as Georgia Rep. John Lewis, Al Sharpton, Bush and his wife, former First Lady Laura.</p>
  • DISD [Texas] Student Captures Teacher’s Profanity-Laced Lecture On Cell Phone

    03/06/2015 11:16:05 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 28 replies
    CBS Dallas-Fort Worth ^ | March 3, 2015 | Andrea Lucia
    While a 12-year-old student recorded with her cell phone, her teacher delivered a nearly 7-minute profanity-laced lecture. (snip) Diana says she took the recording to the principal Tuesday morning, but wasn’t satisfied with the reaction. “She asked me to delete the video, not to have the video in my phone, not to do anything with it,” said Diana. But Diana didn’t delete it.
  • White House alerted to potential Clinton email problem in August

    03/06/2015 12:48:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/06/2015 | By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    The White House, State Department and Hillary Clinton’s personal office knew in August that House Republicans had received information showing that the former secretary of state conducted official government business through her private email account — and Clinton’s staff made the decision to keep quiet. Sources familiar with the discussions say key people in the Obama administration and on Clinton’s staff were aware that the revelation could be explosive for the all-but-announced candidate for president. But those involved deferred to Clinton’s aides, and they decided not to respond. In the end, Clinton’s staff waited six months — until after the...
  • Clinton created multiple email addresses on private server, data show

    03/05/2015 6:49:00 PM PST · by BAW · 135 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mar 5, 2015 | James Rosen
    Hillary Clinton appears to have established multiple email addresses for her private use, and possibly the use of her aides, under the domain of “clintonemail.com,” according to a prominent member of the hacking community who supplied independent research data, conducted with high-tech tools, to Fox News. The hacker used an open-source tool, publicly available, called “The Harvester” to search a variety of data sources – including well-known platforms such as Google, Bing, LinkedIn, Twitter and others – for any stored references to email addresses seen using a particular domain, in this case clintonemail.com. Hackers working under contract for private firms,...
  • Suspected Plotter of U.S. Embassy Attacks Abu Anas Al-Libi Dies in New York

    01/03/2015 5:40:45 AM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 33 replies
    NBC ^ | 1/3/15 | Jonathan Dienst and Robert Windrem
    A one-time associate of Osama Bin Laden died in New York on Friday while awaiting trial for allegedly plotting the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Abu Anas al-Libi, 50, was captured in Libya by U.S. commandos in Oct. 2013 and brought to New York where he was due to stand trial. He had been wanted for more than a decade and there was a $5 million reward for his arrest. Al-Libi had pleaded not guilty. The al Qaeda terror suspect has been in poor health and suffered liver disease as a result of hepatitis C, according...
  • After DHS Secretary Hyped Mall Threat, White House Repeatedly Downplays It

    02/24/2015 4:22:33 AM PST · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Seven times on Monday, the Obama White House assured Americans that there is no "specific, credible plot against the Mall of America or any other domestic commercial shopping center here in the United States." In response to multiple questions, Obama spokesman Josh Earnest said Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was just reminding Americans to "remain vigilant," when Johnson told the Sunday news shows that an al Qaeda-linked terror group, Al-Shabaab, is publicly calling for attacks on shopping malls in the United States, specifically the Mall of America in Minneapolis.
  • Obama adviser John Podesta's biggest regret: Keeping America in dark about UFOs

    02/13/2015 5:03:10 PM PST · by EveningStar · 91 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 13, 2015 | Caitlin Dickson
    Outgoing senior Obama adviser John Podesta reflected on his latest White House stint Friday, listing his favorite moments and biggest regrets from the past year. Chief among them: depriving the American people of the truth about UFOs.
  • The White House Won’t Reveal Who Attended Obama’s Secret Meeting With Muslim Leaders

    02/04/2015 9:58:51 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 51 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4 Feb 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama met with American Muslim leaders this afternoon, according to the White House schedule, but so far the administration is unwilling to reveal who attended the meeting, which was closed to the press. The White House released a readout of the meeting explaining that Obama discussed “a range of domestic and foreign policy issues” including Obamacare, police fairness, anti-Muslim discrimination, and the upcoming Summit on Countering Violence Extremism. “The President discussed the need to continue countering ISIL and other groups that commit horrific acts of violence, purportedly in the name of Islam,” the readout continued. White House Press Secretary...
  • Slain Argentine Prosecutor Reportedly Considered Arresting President

    02/03/2015 5:17:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    LATmes ^ | February 03, 2015 | ANDRES D'ALESSANDRO AND CHRIS KRAUL
    Slain Argentine Prosecutor Reportedly Considered Arresting President Feb.3, 2015 By ANDRES D'ALESSANDRO AND CHRIS KRAUL Special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was apparently considering an arrest warrant for Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner before his death Jan. 18, according a published report. Nisman was found dead in his Buenos Aires apartment from a gunshot wound to the head days after publicly accusing the president, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and other officials of involvement in a coverup tied to the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in which 85 people died. Argentine prosecutor probing 1994 bombing shot in head, autopsy shows...
  • Here’s why Trey Gowdy’s had it with Benghazi committee Dems

    01/31/2015 7:17:53 AM PST · by upchuck · 73 replies
    Bizpac review ^ | Jan 29, 2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    A bitter partisan battle is developing among members of the House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attack chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy and Democrats bent on limiting access to witnesses. And a potential clash between Gowdy and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is waiting in the wings.The Democratic members, headed by Maryland’s Elijah Cummings, seek veto power over the committee’s subpoenas and object to Gowdy’s examination of witnesses by only the GOP members.The Democrats would rather debate the matter than hear what the witnesses have to say.Gowdy, a former South Carolina prosecutor, knows that giving Democrats veto power over...
  • Details of aid to Afghan army now secret: US

    01/30/2015 2:35:38 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 4 replies
    AFP ^ | 01/30/15 | Dan De Luce
    Washington (AFP) - The US military will no longer divulge facts and figures about its costly effort to assist Afghan security forces, declaring the information top secret, officials said Thursday. The move marks an about-face for the Pentagon, which for the past six years has reported a range of data about the $65 billion program to build up the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). The information included how US taxpayers' money has been spent and the state of the troubled country's police and army. John Sopko, special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR), voiced disappointment with the change and said...
  • IRONY ALERT! PBS-A Path Appears, story on sex trafficing-guest star...Hillary

    01/27/2015 8:08:31 AM PST · by fungoking · 7 replies
    PBS ^ | 1/26/15 | staff
    Episode One: Sex Trafficking in the USA The Department of Justice estimates that there are 300,000 children at risk of being trafficked into sexual slavery in the U.S. A Path Appears introduces individual survivors behind these shocking numbers, and illuminates the widespread existence of a crime happening in our own backyards. In this episode, Ashley Judd and Nicholas Kristof meet Shana Goodwin, whose earliest memories are of being sexually abused by her grandfather. Shana guides them through the streets of Nashville where she was first sold to a pimp by her mother at the age of 12. Through Shana, we...
  • Clarke D Forsythe describes at length why legal abortion deaths do not make it into CDC....

    01/25/2015 11:27:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | March 19, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    FULL TITLE: Clarke D Forsythe describes at length why legal abortion deaths do not make it into CDC and other statistics Clarke D Forsythe, in his excellent book Abuse of Discretion: the inside Story of Roe Versus Wade (buy the book on Amazon here) explains at length why legal abortion deaths and injuries do not make it into the published statistics. “Abortion injuries and deaths are washed out of the US public health system through a series of filters. The first filter is the clinics. Clinics do not take responsibility for injuries if they can avoid it. Standard procedure for...
  • It's happening all across the country! Young People Marching for Life!

    01/22/2015 6:26:12 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 1 replies
    It's happening all across the country! Young People Marching for Life! #MarchforLife pic.twitter.com/G9f4FTGZeg — Markeece Young (@YoungBLKRepub) January 22, 2015 Every Life is a Gift. #marchforlife — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) January 22, 2015 Why my oldest daughter, Elizabeth, marches: "Because Pro-Life is Pro-Woman." #WhyWeMarch#ProLife#MarchforLifepic.twitter.com/Uabcqa1B2H — Rick Santorum (@RickSantorum) January 22, 2015 House Votes to End Taxpayer-Funded Abortions to Mark March for Life Rally Let us continue to march forward to shine the light on the work that still needs to be done. #MarchForLife https://t.co/wLtbzKf1i5 — Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) January 22, 2015 The House voted Thursday to permanently end taxpayer-funded abortions,...
  • EPA faces internal review over scrubbed text messages

    01/16/2015 6:48:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 16, 2015 | Judson Berger
    The Environmental Protection Agency, on the heels of the controversy at the IRS over missing emails, is facing a probe of its own over whether it improperly scrubbed text messages. The EPA inspector general's office announced this week it is launching an audit into the agency's policies for keeping text messages. The audit was prompted by a complaint from Republicans on the House science committee, worried the EPA may have "deleted thousands of text messages" that should have been preserved. Jennifer Kaplan, spokeswoman for the EPA inspector general's office, confirmed the complaint prompted the audit. "Our auditors were persuaded that...
  • Nicki Minaj Opens Up About Abortion: It's 'Haunted Me All My Life'

    12/30/2014 10:01:31 PM PST · by grundle · 41 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | December 30, 2014 | Raphael Chestang
    Nicki Minaj is about as thick-skinned as they come, but she opened up about a decision that left her heartbroken back in her teen years. The 32-year-old rapper spoke to Rolling Stone about a pregnancy that ended in abortion while she was still in high school. "I thought I was going to die," she says when she found out she was pregnant. "I was a teenager. It was the hardest thing I'd ever gone through." According to Rolling Stone, the father of her unborn child was an older guy from Queens that she dated while still attending Manhattan's Fiorello H....
  • MILITARY COMMANDER TO DECIDED POTENTIAL BOWE BERGDAHL PUNISHMENT

    12/22/2014 4:27:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | 12/22/2014 | LUIS MARTINEZ
    The Army has forwarded the results of its investigation of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's disappearance to a four-star general who will decide if any disciplinary action is warranted. The general could decide on a number of possible outcomes, ranging from no further action to a possible court martial for the soldier held by the Taliban for five years after he left his post eastern Afghanistan. "After a thorough investigation and a comprehensive legal review, the investigation concerning Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been forwarded to a General Courts Martial Convening Authority, Gen. Mark Milley, commanding general of Forces Command," the Army said...
  • Feds Deny NYPD Cop Killer Had Ties To Black Guerilla Family Prison Gang

    12/21/2014 10:32:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | December 20, 2014 | Igor Bobic
    Two New York City police officers were shot dead "execution style" in Brooklyn on Saturday. Not much is known about the gunman, who was identified by officials as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, except that he was a suspected gang member from Baltimore who allegedly posted on social media that he wanted revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two black men that died at the hands of police. According to the New York Daily News, Brinsley, who was pronounced dead, had ties to the '"Black Guerilla Family" prison gang, which is also known as "Black Family" or the...
  • Silence on Bowe Bergdahl, months after Army investigation concludes (Wash. Post)

    12/16/2014 2:39:06 PM PST · by tellw · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/15/2014 | Dan Lamothe
    Six months after the military began an investigation into the disappearance of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and his capture by the Taliban, which held him for five years, the results remain under wraps as senior Army officials determine what to do next. Bergdahl was recovered in Afghanistan by U.S. troops in a controversial swap for five Taliban officials on May 31. He had disappeared from his small patrol base on June 30, 2009, under a cloud of suspicion and fear as it became clear he been captured by militants. The Army in June launched a new investigation into Bergdahl’s disappearance...
  • Obama administration claims a right to hide evidence before Supreme Court

    12/10/2014 10:32:48 AM PST · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/10/14 | Kyndra Miller Rotunda and Rear Admiral James Carey (Ret.) and Bob Carey and Joshua Flynn-Brown
    Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in United States v. June, a case that has received little attention, but will have far-reaching implications. The case boils down to this: Can the federal government actively conceal material evidence in order to escape liability? Common sense says no. The Obama administration says yes. June involves the Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA) and a doctrine called “equitable tolling.” Prior to 1946, the doctrine of sovereign immunity prohibited citizens from filing suit against the government. That all changed in 1946, when a military plane crashed into the Empire State Building, killing and...
  • Abortionist who failed to report girl’s statutory rape in time may get off without criminal charges

    12/07/2014 6:14:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Dec 5, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    An abortionist who failed to report several cases of statutory rape to authorities as required by law may get off without a criminal record, paying a modest fee and serving a minimal amount of community service. Dr. Ulrich “George” Klopfer failed to report an abortion he performed on a 13-year-old girl in South Bend, Indiana, in 2013. Having sex with a minor 13 or younger in the state of Indiana is prosecuted as a felony, and abortionists must report performing abortions on young girls to the Department of Child Services and the Indiana State Department of Health within three days....
  • Govt. IGs Charged With Exposing Fraud Help Cover it Up, Whitewash Reports

    12/05/2014 3:07:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 5, 2014
    The “independent” watchdogs that are supposed to root out waste, fraud and corruption inside U.S. government agencies often help cover it up, according to a scandalous newspaper exposé that reveals sometimes they actually become the lapdogs of the agencies they’re charged with overseeing. Published this month by the capital area’s conservative newspaper, the four-part series exposes the state of inspectors general tasked with keeping an eye on the government. In all there are 72 inspectors general—with heads appointed by the president—thanks to a decades-old law that passed with strong bipartisan support in Congress. The idea is to have a completely...
  • Abortion giant Planned Parenthood wants to be thanked for “care and compassion”

    12/02/2014 6:58:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life Dynamics ^ | December 2, 2014 | Life Dynamics
    Abortion giant Planned Parenthood wants to be thanked despite the fact that they murder unborn children, are founded in eugenics, and hide child sexual abuse. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Planned Parenthood’s president sent out an e-mail asking the abortion giant’s supporters to send their staff a “thank you card” because she believes that they provide, “care and compassion.” “The nurses and doctors, the receptionists and administrators, everyone — they just emit this complete sense of calm and compassion,” Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards writes,“They care, genuinely, about every single person who walks through their doors. All that matters is the...
  • 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 · 200 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...