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  • GOP scared of Hillary in 2016? Issa’s claims about Benghazi (They wish!)

    04/29/2013 8:57:29 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 25 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 29, 2013 | Aliyah Frumin
    Hillary Clinton to blame for Benghazi? A group of Republicans certainly thinks so. Issa recently pointed to an April 19, 2012, cable acknowledging a request from the embassy in Libya for more security but insisting that a preplanned drawdown would continue. Issa said it proved Clinton denied security because her signature appears on the cable. (Clinton had told Congress that the security issues did not come to her attention). “The secretary of state was just wrong. She said she did not participate in this, and yet only a few months before the attack, she outright denied security in her signature...
  • State Dept, CIA threatening whistleblowers their careers are over if they come forward on Benghazi

    04/29/2013 8:38:46 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 71 replies
    The Right scoop ^ | 04-29-2013
    James Rosen on Special Report tonight said that the State Dept. is not providing ‘a process’ for lawyers, being retained by whistleblowers, to get classified information on Benghazi, as we reported earlier today. But not only are they interfering with the legal representation, Victoria Toensing, one of the attorneys representing the whistleblowers, says that they have clients in both the State Dept. and CIA who are being threatened that if they come forward their careers will be over.
  • Arizona Gov. Brewer Refuses to Stop Using Term “Illegal Immigrant” (Video)

    04/29/2013 8:37:40 PM PDT · by montag813 · 42 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-30-2013 | John Hill
    It’s a good thing Jan Brewer is a politician and not a journalist. The Associated Press recently struck the term “illegal immigrant” from its lexicon. Not so Arizona’s feisty governor — and she’s not backing down on this one. Brewer defended her use of the word during an interview with a clearly irritated ABC News Senior National Correspondant Jim Avila, who repeatedly pestered Brewer to change her language, to no avail: “I’ve heard you use the phrase over and over and over again. They’re insulted by the term, ‘illegal immigrant.’ That that brands a person. What they do is illegal...
  • Israel: Iran has not crossed nuclear 'red line' (Netanyahu!)

    04/29/2013 7:15:27 PM PDT · by haffast · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4-29-2013 | JOSEF FEDERMAN
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Monday said that Iran is steadily edging closer to nuclear weapons capability but has not yet reached the "red line" he drew in a speech to the United Nations last fall. Benjamin Netanyahu delivered his assessment as Israel took delivery of the fifth of six advanced submarines it has ordered from Germany. The "Dolphin" class vessels are believed to be capable of carrying missiles with nuclear warheads and could play an important role in any future conflict between Israel and Iran. In Iran, an influential former president appeared to be trying to lower...
  • George W. Bush: Great President, even finer man

    04/29/2013 7:05:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 263 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-28-2013 | Eric Golub - OP/ED
    April 28, 2013 George W. Bush: Great President, even finer man Eric Golub BURLINGTON, Vt., April 29, 2013 — The George W. Bush Presidential Library is now living history. The Southern Methodist University campus will house some of the most important documents spanning one of the most consequential periods in American history. Mr. Bush, affably known by nicknames “43,” “Dubya,” and “The Dub,” entered office after a disputed election. His first few months saw him ram through supply-side tax cuts that turned around a slowing economy he “inherited” from his predecessor. Despite a NASDAQ collapse of over 90 percent, Bush...
  • Elizabeth Colbert Busch Goes There On Argentine Affair In Debate With Mark Sanford

    04/29/2013 6:58:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    TPM ^ | 04/29/2013 | BENJY SARLIN
    In their first and only debate ahead of a May 7 special election for the House, Mark Sanford (R) and Elizabeth Colbert Busch (D) sparred over budgets, guns, and — of course — the Republican candidate’s personal life. Colbert Busch, a senior administrator at Clemson University, described herself as a “tough independent businesswoman” who understood budgets from her time in the private sector. Sanford, the former congressman and governor, positioned himself as a veteran lawmaker with a “twenty year track record of trying to do something about the way the government spends.” Although South Carolina’s First District is considered GOP-leaning,...
  • Michigan Democrat Caught On Tape Calling Town Official An ‘Arrogant (Racial Slur)’

    04/29/2013 6:54:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    News One ^ | Apr 27, 2013
    Once again proving that racism crosses party lines, Gloria Platko, a Democratic Township Clerk in Buena Vista, Michigan, is refusing to step down from her position after being busted calling Township Supervisor Dwayne Parker an “an arrogant (racial slur),” reports Interim Township Manager Dexter Mitchell taped a phone conversation and, though Platko’s words are clear, the 63-year-old Dixiecrat claims that it was a “slip of the tongue.” Hear the full conversation below. Platko’a remarks come at the 6:00 mark. Speaking to NBC 25 reporter Walter Smith-Randolp, Platko pulled out the go to bigot card when denying that she’s racist:...
  • Kerry seeks to build Arab support for Israeli-Palestinian peace

    04/29/2013 6:43:15 PM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4-29-2013 | Arshad Mohammed
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry met a group of senior Arab officials on Monday as he sought to build regional support for any fresh push for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Kerry has made no secret of his hope to revive peace talks, which broke down in 2010, but it remains unclear whether U.S. President Barack Obama will decide to back a major U.S. effort. In convening the group, Kerry is trying to ensure that a new peace process would have the backing of the Arab states, who, if they were to offer Israel a comprehensive peace, hold a powerful...
  • Desegregation, before Brown - Barry Goldwater and the forgotten campaign in Phoenix

    04/29/2013 6:08:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 29, 2013 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The Supreme Court’s 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education is one of the great landmarks of American history. It is also a good example of the fact that the law is not about the law. Maybe one in 500 college students ever has read the decision, and probably very few Americans could tell you much about the legal questions involved in Brown, but the moral question at the heart of the case — whether an apartheid regime of “separate but [formally] equal” would be allowed to stand in these United States — is well understood. It was well...
  • So Much BS, So Little Time

    04/29/2013 6:02:27 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies ^ | April 27, 2013 | Burt Prelutsky
    Over 30 states have voted against recognizing same-sex marriages, and of the few states where it’s legal, most have had it mandated by judicial bullies, not through the election process. But in spite of all that, gays and other leftists insist that within a few years, homosexual marriages will be legal in all 50 states. They base that conclusion on the polls that show that young people favor the silly notion. What these seers ignore is that as people mature, get married, have children, as often as not, they discard the faddish beliefs they held in their twenties. After all,...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 4-29-13

    04/29/2013 5:46:12 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies ^ | 4-29-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Dems push gun control agenda in DC, but not in battleground states

    04/29/2013 5:02:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/29/13 | Alexander Bolton
    Democratic leaders are wooing staunchly pro-gun candidates to run in pivotal Senate races at the same time they are discussing a strategy for bringing gun control legislation back up for debate. The two-pronged effort has prompted Republicans to accuse the Senate Democratic leadership of hypocrisy, but Democrats say it is simply smart politics. The question is whether two of the Democrats’ most promising potential candidates in Montana and South Dakota will pay a price for the leadership’s political maneuverings in Washington. Or will recruiting candidates who do not support President Obama’s gun control agenda have any effect on Democratic fundraising...
  • Jane Fonda hand & footprint ceremony in Los Angeles

    04/29/2013 3:26:45 PM PDT · by haffast · 25 replies
    UPI ^ | April 27, 2013 | UPI
    "Actress Jane Fonda participates in a hand & footprint ceremony honoring her as part of the TCM Classic Film Festival, at TCL Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on April 27, 2013." Read more:
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, April-29-2013

    04/29/2013 2:24:54 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 74 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Dem resolution warns climate change could push women to ‘transactional sex’

    04/29/2013 2:16:26 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies ^ | april 29, 20123 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Several House Democrats are calling on Congress to recognize that climate change is hurting women more than men, and could even drive poor women to "transactional sex" for survival. The resolution, from Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and a dozen other Democrats, says the results of climate change include drought and reduced agricultural output. It says these changes can be particularly harmful for women. "[F]ood insecure women with limited socioeconomic resources may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage that put them at risk for HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health," it says....
  • Benghazi: Troubling Questions - What did Obama know and when did he know it? (Michael Barone)

    04/29/2013 2:10:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 29, 2013 | Michael Barone
    "What difference, at this point, does it make?" That was then–Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s angry response to a question about the State Department’s account of the attack on the Benghazi consulate in which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were murdered on September 11, 2012. Her response was cheered by leftist commentators on MSNBC. Righteous indignation is so attractive. But of course it makes a difference. Hillary Clinton is leading in polls for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination and general election. It’s always legitimate to examine the performance of a front-runner for the presidency. And of the president...
  • Lying about the law? How can you tell?

    04/29/2013 2:00:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2013 | Robert Potts
    When the U.S. Senate failed to pass the Manchin/Toomey background check amendment in April of this year, President Obama complained that opponents were lying about the gun control bill. The bill and the amendment were written in what amounts to a legal foreign language... --snip-- The list of failures is a long one. House and Senate rules direct that committee reports accompanying bills describe in detail how the bill changes existing law. Except S. 649 came to the Senate floor without a committee report, as is often the case with controversial bills most in need of explanation. The cryptic language...
  • Bush v. Obama

    04/29/2013 12:25:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    TWS ^ | May 6, 2013 | Fred Barnes
    A study in contrasts. President Obama is not known for his graciousness. But the occasion—the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum—called for kind words about his predecessor in the White House. So he said that if immigration reform passes Congress this year, “it will be in large part thanks to all the hard work of the president, George W. Bush.” Bush had “restarted” the drive to overhaul our immigration system seven years ago, Obama said. Bush, always gracious, thanked Obama and wife Michelle for coming to the ceremony. “Unlike the other presidents here”—Jimmy Carter, George H. W....
  • REPORT: State Dept. blocking lawyers from representing Benghazi whistleblowers

    04/29/2013 12:11:55 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 31 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 04-29-2013
    WMAL interviewed former US Attorney Joe DiGenova this morning and he revealed that the State Department is actively blocking lawyers from representing the Benghazi whistleblowers by denying them access to classified information, something they must have at a minimum to be able to discuss the case with their clients. He specifically cited Victoria Toensing as one of the lawyers being denied access to classified information, despite the fact that she has top-secret clearance.
  • McAuliffe car co. parent in off-shore tax shelter

    04/29/2013 12:11:53 PM PDT · by blueyon · 3 replies ^ | 4/29/2013 | By Tori Richards and Earl Glynn
    The parent company of a “green” car venture with ties to the Obama administration and Democratic Party leader Terry McAuliffe is incorporated in the tax shelter country of the British Virgin Islands, Watchdog has learned. Yet just nine months ago McAuliffe, former Democratic National Committee chairman and part owner of GreenTech Automotive Inc., blasted Mitt Romney over allegations the presidential candidate had an offshore bank account. “You’re running for president,” McAuliffe told the Daily Caller. “People just don’t get that. I mean, why do you have an offshore bank account? So we’ve got a long way to go.”