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  • State Department's Benghazi review let senior officials off the hook, report finds

    09/15/2013 6:38:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    fox ^ | 9/15/13 | fox
    The State Department review of the Benghazi terror attack let senior officials off the hook for the policy decisions that led to sub-standard security at the U.S. compound in eastern Libya, according to a draft House committee report obtained by Fox News. The nearly 100-page report concludes that the State Department’s internal review board -- called the Accountability Review Board, or ARB -- was flawed. The report by Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee alleges the board’s probe was not comprehensive, its interviews were not thorough, and the investigation itself may have been damaged by conflicts of...
  • Issa: The State Department’s Benghazi investigation has been “a charade” from day one

    08/21/2013 10:56:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/21/13 | Erika Johnsen
    After the news that the four State Department employees who had been superficially and symbolically ‘held accountable’ following last September’s terrorist attack in Benghazi are now back at work at the State Department, House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa issued the appropriately scathing statement: “Obama administration officials repeatedly promised the families of victims and the American people that officials responsible for security failures would be held accountable. Instead of accountability, the State Department offered a charade that included false reports of firings and resignations and now ends in a game of musical chairs where no one misses a single day on...
  • Rand Paul’s Budget Kills Departments of Commerce, Education, Housing, and Energy

    03/25/2013 11:23:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/25/2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) today introduced a budget he says will balance the budget in five years with $2.3 trillion in tax cuts. Paul’s “Platform to Revitalize America” brings spending below the historical average of 19.1 percent of GDP in the first year and spends $9.6 trillion less over the next 10 years based on the current Congressional Budget Office baseline. It achieves a $17 billion surplus in FY2018 and reforms entitlement programs — Medicare recipients, for example, would receive the same healthcare plan as members of Congress. It replenishes $126 billion to the Defense Department stripped in sequestration and...
  • Departments of Education and Transportation: Sequester Scare Numbers Were ‘Estimates’

    03/07/2013 6:26:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 3/7/13 | Nathaniel Botwinick
    In response to questioning by Representative Jim Jordan (R., Ohio) of the House Oversight Committee, representatives from the Department of Education and Department of Transportation admitted that their recent dire warnings about the effects the sequester would have were not based on studies or data. According to deputy secretary of education Anthony Miller, the threat of “40,000 pink slips” for teachers was “an estimate,” but the department stands by this statement as an “impact it could have.” The inspector general of the Department of Transportation, Calvin Scovel III, also admitted that there were no “data or studies” supporting the warning...
  • Friends and Enemies (Oliver North)

    09/29/2011 6:54:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — When the U.S. State Department announced this week that it finally is going to designate the Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organization, it was a nonevent for most of our countrymen. That's because few Americans know how deadly the organization is. For that we can thank those at Foggy Bottom who are wedded to the naive hope of a near-term "diplomatic breakthrough" in Afghanistan. Couple that misguided belief with the Obama administration's self-deception that the radical Islamic jihad against the West ended with the demise of Osama bin Laden and it's understandable why the Haqqani network...
  • Judge questions Justice Department's lawsuit against Arizona immigration law

    11/01/2010 5:45:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/1/10 | Jerry Markon & Julie Tate
    A federal appellate judge expressed deep skepticism Monday about a Justice Department lawsuit challenging Arizona's new immigration law, leaving uncertain the Obama administration's chances of stopping the law from taking effect. "I've read your brief, I've read the District Court opinion, I've heard your interchange with my two colleagues, and I don't understand your argument," Noonan told deputy solicitor general Edwin S. Kneedler. "We are dependent as a court on counsel being responsive. . . . You keep saying the problem is that a state officer is told to do something. That's not a matter of preemption. . . ....
  • Introduction to American Government

    08/10/2010 7:44:29 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 10, 2010 | James F. Davis
    Governments should do only those things that cannot be done more efficiently by the private sector, e.g., provide for common defense, courts; facilitate trade, i.e., those things allowed by our Constitution! Allowing competition usually results in the best product or service for the least cost. Therefore it is suggested that our medical and postal systems be privatized by cutting down their Federal subsidies over the next four years as well as the Departments of Agriculture, Energy and Education.
  • Sebelius Says President Obama Has Instructed All Cabinet-Level Departments to Promote Public Health

    04/12/2010 10:54:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 786+ views
    cns news ^ | 4/12/10 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says President Obama “expects” all cabinet departments to leverage their resources in support of public health, a move she suggested is unprecedented. “One of the things that’s happened in this administration, which I would suggest has not really happened in the past, is that the president has made it very clear to all of us at the cabinet level that while health may be directly in the portfolio of Health and Human Services, he expects all of the cabinet officers to spend some time figuring out ways that we can leverage...
  • Federal Government Spending - vanity

    05/05/2006 2:20:48 PM PDT · by Cobra64 · 22 replies · 646+ views
    Cobra64
    Federal tax revenue versus federal spending by departments and agencies.
  • Special Report: $Billions Spent Incarcerating Criminal Aliens - (by VP Nat'l Assoc. Police Chiefs)

    06/04/2005 4:04:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 37 replies · 653+ views
    MENS NEWS DAILY.COM ^ | JUNE 4, 2005 | JIM KOURI, CPP
    When the United States incarcerates criminal aliens--noncitizens convicted of crimes while in this country legally or illegally--in federal and state prisons and local jails, the federal government bears much of the costs. It pays to incarcerate criminal aliens in federal prisons and reimburses state and local governments for a portion of their costs of incarcerating some, but not all, criminal aliens illegally in the country through the Department of Justice's State Criminal Alien Assistance Program managed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Some state and local governments have expressed concerns about the impact that criminal aliens have on already overcrowded...
  • Iran's Al-Qaeda Link: What the 9-11 Commission Found

    01/19/2005 8:05:41 AM PST · by forty_years · 3 replies · 684+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | January 19, 2005 | Middle East Quarterly
    While the State Department's Patterns of Global Terrorism—2003 report [1] labeled Iran "the most active state sponsor of terrorism in 2003," the Bush administration has yet to agree on a national security presidential directive to define U.S. policy toward the Islamic Republic.[2] Meanwhile, Tehran continues to edge closer to nuclear capability.[3]The following are excerpts from the 9/11 Commission Report, an unclassified version of which was released to the public on July 22, 2004.[4] The commission interviewed more than 1,000 people in ten countries and conducted an unprecedented review of U.S. intelligence. Among its findings, excerpted below, was evidence of a...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!