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  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 March 2014

    03/30/2014 3:27:47 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 153 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 30th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Angus King, I-Maine; John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Michael Leiter, former White House adviser on counterterrorism.FACE THE NATION (CBS): NCAA President Mark Emmert; Michael Hayden, former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency; Michael Morrell, former deputy CIA director and member of NSA Surveillance Review Group; Cmdr. William J. Marks, U.S. Navy 7th Fleet, which is involved in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet.THIS WEEK...
  • Feinstein Statement on Leland Yee

    03/27/2014 6:44:30 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 66 replies
    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) ^ | Mar 27 2014 | Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)
    Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement on California State Senator Leland Yee:“The allegations against Senator Yee are shocking. It has become clear he has lost the confidence of his colleagues and for the good of his constituents should step down.”###
  • Elitism, not liberalism, is the real problem

    03/25/2014 8:47:09 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 10 replies
    www.renewamerica.com ^ | March 22nd, 2014 | Chuck Baldwin
    You have to hand it to the game-makers in the two major parties: they have done an outstanding job of putting the problems of the world into a convenient left-right paradigm. To the average conservative out there, Republican equals conservative, which equals good – while Democrat equals liberal, which equals bad. And to the average liberal out there, Democrat equals liberal, which equals good – while Republican equals conservative, which equals bad. So, all the party game-makers have to do is paint the other guys as liberal or conservative and all of the sheeple within the two parties will blindly...
  • Feinstein Wants Obama to Pull a Clinton on Firearm Importation

    03/22/2014 10:25:41 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | March 21, 2014
    U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), sponsor of the federal "assault weapon" and "large" magazine "ban" of 1994-2004, is asking President Barack Obama to direct the BATFE to reinterpret a provision of the Gun Control Act of 1968 to prohibit the importation of various semi-automatic firearms and their parts. In a letter to Obama, the text of which was included in an article published by the Daily Caller on Thursday, Feinstein said that, "at a minimum," the BATFE should: prohibit importation of all semiautomatic rifles that can accept, or be readily converted to accept, a large capacity ammunition magazine of more...
  • The CIA Reminds Us Who's Boss

    03/13/2014 4:27:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a stalwart ally of the nation's intelligence agencies, says she is appalled to learn they have been spying on her committee, ignoring federal law and possibly trampling on the Constitution in a heavy-handed targeting of innocent people. Hey! Maybe now she knows how the rest of us feel. Getting Feinstein to denounce the CIA is like trying to get Texas Republicans to disown Ted Nugent. As head of the Intelligence Committee, the California Democrat normally defends the spymasters no matter what. But even the longest rope is finite in length, and Feinstein has hit the end of...
  • Issa Rips CIA Over Feinstein Spying Allegations: 'Treason'

    03/12/2014 5:13:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/12/14 | Kerry Picket
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said he is incensed about allegations the CIA spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee, calling it “treason.” “I think Senator Feinstein is as outraged as anyone and I share her outrage. I think the violation of the Constitutional separation of powers should be an offense of the highest level—virtually treason,” Issa told Breitbart News on Tuesday. “Spying on the executive branch—spying on Congress or violating the separation of powers as to the Supreme Court or as to Congress is effectively treason. Treason—it’s written up in the Constitution,” Issa said of Feinstein’s revelations, adding, “I...
  • The CIA “Brennan” VS The Senate “Feinstein”…. And Something Odd In The Joust!

    03/12/2014 4:57:05 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 40 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Mar 12, 2014 | Sundance
    The issue at hand is essentially the CIA covertly monitoring the Senate Intelligence Committee as the Senate investigated the CIA. The problem stems from an obvious oversight issue where the CIA takes illegal action to monitor the Senate as they investigate. However, there’s something more within the behavior of the people involved. Dianne Feinstein is clearly outlining the CIA is violating the law. As a consequence the CIA claim to be following instructions from the Obama administration and the White House. That alone represents a big issue – However, the way CIA Director John Brennan is responding to the charges...
  • Dianne Feinstein and the Democrats' Great Satan

    03/12/2014 4:26:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | John Ransom
    Oh, now they’ve done it. They picked on the wrong people this time. The C.I.A. has apparently been spying on Congress. I know. Who would have seen that coming? Spies spying on people? That’s like lawyers legislating or something. Oh wait…. So, Congress is really, really mad at the C.I.A. now. According to a story by the New York Times, the C.I.A. snooped on Senate staffers in order to find out how the Senate got internal C.I.A. documents, some of which were critical of “agency’s detention and interrogation program. Parts of the C.I.A. report cast a particularly harsh light...
  • Senator: CIA improperly searched computer network

    03/11/2014 6:45:32 AM PDT · by don-o · 18 replies
    AP ^ | March 11, 2014 | DONNA CASSATA
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee says the CIA improperly searched a stand-alone computer network established for Congress as part of its investigation into allegations of CIA abuse in a Bush-era detention and interrogation program.
  • 17 California communities running out of water

    01/29/2014 3:28:30 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 82 replies
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Seventeen rural communities in drought-stricken California are in danger of running out of water within four months, according to a list compiled by state officials. Wells are running dry or reservoirs are nearly empty in some communities. Others have long-running problems that predate the drought.
  • "Dots need to be collected so as to be connected." (What about suspicionless dots, per the NSA?

    01/24/2014 10:18:56 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 7 replies
    1/24/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I have heard more than once (from Dems, Dem-e's and RINOs as well) concerning the NSA that "we need to be able to collect the dots so that we can connect the dots." But what about suspicionless dots, as in suspicionless wiretaps or suspicionless meta data mining/gathering? Was it ok for the British to serve a search warrant for an entire city (big or small), so as to try to find the one person they were looking for in that city? No evidence of abuse? Has Congress had near unlimited access to the NSA's activities to see if any abuse...
  • California drought: Scientists puzzled by persistence of blocking 'ridge'

    01/21/2014 10:06:23 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 1-21-14 | Gloria Goodale
    While much of the United States has experienced a weather year with fewer extremes and an easing drought, the record-breaking California drought – the worst since 1895 – is not leaving the region anytime soon, according to climatologists. The unseasonal balmy but dry weather is the result of an equally unprecedented high pressure ridge lurking offshore and blocking the typical winter storms needed to drop precipitation all along the West Coast. This ridge has persisted for 13 months and the longer it lingers, the less likely it is to leave, points out climatologist Brian Fuchs, from the National Drought Mitigation...
  • Sen. Feinstein: Hillary Clinton Isn’t To Blame For Benghazi [Throw The Two CA Senate Bums Out!]

    01/17/2014 12:26:26 PM PST · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    CBSNews ^ | January 16, 2013 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    By REBECCA KAPLAN January 16, 2014 Sen. Feinstein: Hillary Clinton Isn’t To Blame For Benghazi Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has come to the defense of Hillary Clinton against Republicans who she says are trying to inflate the former secretary ofstate’s role in the Sept. 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic facility and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Feinstein, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and vice chairman Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., led the committee’s review of the attacks that werepublished in a bipartisan report that was declassified Wednesday. Though their the report faults the State Department for failing to sufficiently...
  • Diane Feinstein: 'We can't let the Joooz control America'

    01/16/2014 10:51:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/16/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    In a Tuesday night debate over the Kirk-Menendez bill to add sanctions against Iran and its nuclear program, Senator Diane Feinstein (D-Ca) sparked controversy when she announced that "we cannot let Israel determine when and where the United States goes to war." The bill includes a provision that would support Israel in the event that it carries out a preemptive strike against Iran. Feinstein chairs the Select Committee on Intelligence and is considered pro-Israel, but her remarks, which echo those of anti-Israel critics, have provoked outrage. The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) called on her to apologize, noting that the...
  • Senator: We Can't Let Israel Determine When We Go to War

    01/15/2014 9:06:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/1/14 | Elad Benari
    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) triggered controversy with a fiery floor speech in the Senate on Tuesday night, during which she declared that "we cannot let Israel determine when and where the United States goes to war." Breitbart reports that the speech was made during a debate on a bill that would impose new sanctions on Iran if it fails to comply with the nuclear deal that was reached with it in November. The bill includes a provision offering support to Israel in the event of an Israeli pre-emptive strike on Iran. Feinstein chairs the Select Committee on Intelligence and is...
  • Feinstein: 'We Cannot Let Israel Determine When and Where the United States Goes to War'

    01/15/2014 5:28:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 1/15/14 | Joel B. Pollak
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) triggered controversy with a fiery floor speech in the Senate on Tuesday night, accusing supporters of the bipartisan Kirk-Menendez bill on Iran sanctions of wanting "regime change" and declaring that "we cannot let Israel determine when and where the United States goes to war." The bill includes a provision offering support to Israel in the event of an Israeli pre-emptive strike on Iran. Feinstein, who chairs the Select Committee on Intelligence and is considered pro-Israel, but her remarks, which echo those of anti-Israel critics, have provoked outrage. The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) called on her to...
  • U.S. Senators introduce bill to eliminate corn ethanol mandate

    12/12/2013 12:56:09 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/12/2013 | Timothy Gardner
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of 10 U.S. Senators introduced a bipartisan bill on Thursday to eliminate the corn ethanol mandate, arguing that current law raises the cost of food and animal feed and damages the environment. The bill, introduced by Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat; Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican; and eight cosponsors, faces an uphill battle as many lawmakers from agricultural states support the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)that dictates that rising volumes of ethanol made from grains, including corn, be blended into motor fuel. Feinstein said the bill supports development of advanced biofuels, including those from made from...
  • "Going Postal", husband of Dianne Feinstein has been selling post offices to his friends, cheap.

    12/10/2013 1:27:53 PM PST · by wtd · 16 replies
    East Bay Express ^ | November 1, 2013 | Peter Byrne
    Link to "an edited version of the introductory chapter of a new e-book, Going Postal, by investigative journalist Peter Byrne." snip "The post office is being killed for political reasons, they assert, pointing out that the corporation with the exclusive contract to negotiate sales for the Postal Service's $85 billion real estate portfolio is C.B. Richard Ellis (CBRE). And that the company is chaired by Richard C. Blum, who is the husband of US Senator Dianne Feinstein and a member of the University of California Board of Regents. CBRE's connection to a politically powerful family with a history of accessing...
  • Gun Control: Finish Work We Started(Feinstein- here she come for your guns....AGAIN!)

    12/06/2013 12:26:29 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    Twenty years ago Saturday, the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act became the law of the land. This groundbreaking gun-safety law requires background checks on all gun sales by licensed dealers. Background checks on gun purchases work. The law has stopped more than 2 million convicted felons, domestic abusers and individuals with serious mental illnesses from purchasing firearms. But the Brady Act has a big loophole: It does not require background checks on the estimated 40 percent of gun transfers made between private parties. This means anyone can purchase a firearm at a gun show or over the Internet without undergoing...
  • Feinstein: Jihadists Will Stop Hating the West Only When They Achieve Shariah Law

    12/03/2013 10:05:23 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Dec 2013 | Frank Gaffney
    Yesterday was a red letter day--or perhaps it should be called an Islamic green letter one--for U.S. intelligence. For the first time I can recall, the top legislator on a congressional oversight committee actually made clear what motivates our enemies in what used to be called euphemistically the “War on Terror,” ... What makes this incontrovertible statement so noteworthy? It is the fact that the intelligence community is not allowed to say it. Under Obama administration guidelines, for intelligence officers–and for that matter, law enforcement, Homeland Security and military personnel–to talk about Islamic jihadism and shariah as the motivation for...
  • Combating the "No one Wants to Ban Guns Lie"

    11/29/2013 7:15:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Senator Feinstein has said that she wants to ban guns more than once There are many people who advocate for bans on guns, but most of them are smart enough to know that the way to obtain such bans is incrementally, as has been done for the last 75 years.   Why can't you walk down to the corner hardware store and buy a gun muffler for your pistol or rifle, like they do in Finland?  A gun ban passed in 1934.   Why can't you order military surplus rifles mail order, and have them delivered to your door, even though they...
  • McAuliffe Already Making Moves on Gun Control in Virginia

    11/22/2013 7:39:59 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/21/2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Terry McAuliffe won't take his place as the Governor of Virginia until January, but he isn't wasting any time when it comes to getting ahead on his anti-gun agenda. During the campaign, McAuliffe advocated for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and standard capacity magazines. Now, he's hired Lori Haas, the Virginia State Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence [CSGV], to help with his transition team. Haas' daughter was shot during the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007. More from the DC: Despite claiming support for the Second Amendment, Haas’s appointment to this position to help assemble his Administration sends...
  • (Exempt) Dianne Feinstein joins push to keep health plans (Obamacare reform?)

    11/13/2013 2:28:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/12/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    It’s not just red-state Democrats who want to take aggressive steps to mend controversial provisions in Obamacare. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that she will co-sponsor a bill by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) to require insurance companies to continue offering their existing health care plans — a way to make good on President Barack Obama’s promise that consumers can keep their current coverage if they like it.
  • Feinstein: you can keep your plan until after the bill is enacted

    11/04/2013 9:56:24 AM PST · by Personal Responsibility · 29 replies
    The blaze ^ | Nov 4th | Meredith Jesus
    SCHIEFFER: The president said in the beginning that one thing was that if you liked the health care program you had, you could keep it. We now know there was debate within the administration before he said that as to whether that was actually a promise that could be kept. Should the president not have made that statement? FEINSTEIN: Well, as I understand it, you can keep it up to the time — and I hope this is correct, but this is what I’ve been told — up to the time the bill was enacted, and after that, it’s a...
  • Dianne Feinstein Delivers Postal Profits to Hubby

    11/04/2013 9:48:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2013 | Bill Tatro
    It would appear that I’ve done a great disservice to my children, thus I will not make the same mistake regarding my grandchildren. Many years ago, while strongly encouraging my kids, I continually pounded the table about the virtues of studying hard and getting a good education.In so doing, my objective was to enable my children to experience the excitement of learning new things as they eventually utilized their newfound knowledge in order to start careers that would be rewarding both financially and personally, while also knowing that their chosen occupations could be of great benefit to their fellow...
  • Unsafe at Any Web Speed: Intel Chairs Say Take Down Healthcare.gov

    11/03/2013 3:58:36 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | November 3, 2013 | By John Fund
    When the Democratic and Republican chairmen of the congressional intelligence commitees both agree that HealthCare.gov, Obamacare’s version of Internet Hell, should be taken down for security reasons, it’s time to pay attention. Democrat Dianne Feinstein, who has chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee for the last five years, startled Bob Schieffer on CBS’s Face the Nation today when she said, “I felt and I said this directly to the president’s chief of staff, that they ought to take down the website until it was right. They believe that they need to keep it running and that they can sort out the...
  • Dianne Feinstein: First Amendment Is A Special Privilege

    10/31/2013 5:57:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    sipsey street irregulars ^ | 10/31/13 | Dutchman6
    Here is the evil queen's actual money-quote footage from the Senate floor on who will be selected to become government "approved" reporters. Video - 3:13 Pay close attention, folks. We're standing on the ledge of Federally Issued, Press-Pass Identity Cards for "Gov't Allowed" Reporters. No others need apply. Got a video camera, or audio recorder ? Make sure your Ausweise* is in order. (Permission to be on Reich Property)
  • Feinstein, Senators Call For Open Enrollment Extension

    10/25/2013 5:12:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Feinstein.Senate.Gov ^ | October 25, 2013 | Sen. Dianne Feinstein
    Washington – As Americans continue to experience technical difficulties with federal and state health insurance enrollment, a coalition of U.S. Senators is calling on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to extend the open enrollment period to give Americans more time to obtain health insurance coverage. “As long as these substantial technology glitches persist, we are losing valuable time to educate and enroll people in insurance plans,” read the letter signed by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) along with Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Tom...
  • MILLER: Smoking gun exposed- D.C. police covers up giving Feinstein illegal ‘assault weapons’

    10/09/2013 9:50:59 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 22 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Oct 9,2013 | Emily Miller
    Washington Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier seems to think that gun-control laws don’t apply to the liberal elite. The police chief helped Sen. Dianne Feinstein acquire “assault weapons,” which are illegal to possess in the District, for a news conference early this year to promote a ban on these firearms, then tried to cover up the police involvement. Now, a response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request reveals Chief Lanier’s shocking willingness to bend the rules for partisan and ideological purposes. Lobbyist Chuck DeWitt emailed Chief Lanier on Christmas Eve last year. “Sen. Feinstein has asked us...
  • Deadly Combination: Political Correctness in a Gun-Free Zone

    09/18/2013 11:56:08 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-19-2013 | Larry Elder
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., after another mass shooting, predictably wasted no time in demanding still more gun control legislation. This week, a killer with a valid ID entered the Washington Navy Yard in southeast D.C., a military facility where 16,000 people -- mostly civilians -- work. He killed 12 people and wounded several others at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, where 3,000 people work. The suspect, Aaron Alexis, who was killed at the scene, was a 34-year-old former Navy reservist, employed by a military contractor after an honorable discharge. It is unclear which of the three firearms found near...
  • Idiots Against Guns

    09/18/2013 11:51:39 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-19-2013 | Michael Reagan
    The Idiots Against Guns in the media and Congress overdid it this time. Not wanting to miss a chance to politicize a shooting tragedy, the anti-gun nuts went berserk Monday when news broke that a man had gone on a rampage at a D.C. naval base and killed 12 people. Long before the facts were known or clear, The Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN and their liberal cousins launched their latest gun-control jihad. Seizing on an early report from the scene that Aaron Alexis used an AR-15 assault rifle, the Idiots Against Guns pulled out their hymnbooks and...
  • Guns and Schizophrenia

    09/18/2013 8:32:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/18/2013 | Roger L. Simon
    No one is more boring and predictable than Senator Dianne Feinstein immediately calling for the banning of assault weapons after the carnage at the Washington Navy Yard. That an AR-15 wasn’t even involved in the mass killing is also predictable. Liberalism, as exemplified by Ms. Feinstein, is just a fuddy-duddy ideology in general, so old-fashioned you want to bang your forehead on the table. But… …no one should want paranoid schizophrenics to have arms… not even a number two pencil because, if their voices tell them to do it, they will put out your eye with it.
  • Who's a journalist? Sen. Dianne Feinstein wants to draw a line

    09/18/2013 5:16:39 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 20 replies
    When I teach journalism classes, I like to shock the students by telling them that journalists aren’t professionals in the sense that doctors, lawyers, accountants or even beauticians are. You don’t need a license or a degree to work as a reporter or editor in this country; in fact, if Congress or a state decided to license journalists the Supreme Court surely would blow its 1st Amendment whistle. And yet ... though government doesn’t license journalists, for decades it has defined journalists for certain purposes. Exhibit A: Although the Supreme Court has rejected the idea that reporters have a 1st...
  • The gun control debate Sen. Feinstein does not want to have

    09/17/2013 11:41:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Washington Times Communities ^ | September 17, 2013 | Sara Marie Brenner
    WASHINGTON, September 17, 2013 — Americans are becoming more accustomed to hearing, “breaking news, there has been a shooting…” as we listen to the radio or watch television. Monday morning, we began our week hearing the same. This time, civilians at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. were terrorized by a gunman. ~snip~ If politicians and policy-makers would simply study the data, it would be clear that gun ownership should be encouraged in order to reduce the number of murders. There most certainly should be a gun control debate, and about that Sen. Feinstein is correct, but not in the...
  • Proglodytes React: Aaron Alexis Didn’t Kill those People on His Own; His Gun Did that For Him.

    09/17/2013 8:16:37 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-17-2013 | MOTUS
    *sigh*  Another day, another workplace man-caused disaster. Quick, cue the anti-gun brigade before this crisis goes to waste. We’re burning daylight here, people! Shoot, ready, aim! (Love that Al Capone look on Dianne) This is what happens when words no longer mean anything: partisans rush in to claim that “A” actually means “B” even though common sense, in conjunction with your lyin’ eyes, tells you that “A” is actually, well, “A.” Butt “when words no longer have any meaning, they can mean anything.”  Prog math problems: the answer is always “equality” Accordingly, in the post-9/11, post-American world the original meanings of...
  • Obama, Feinstein reignite fight for gun control after Navy Yard shooting (Surprise!!!!))

    09/17/2013 8:00:14 AM PDT · by yoe · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    ust hours after the deadly shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, gun control advocates tried to reignite the national debate over gun laws that had only just subsided. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat and a longtime gun control advocate, denounced “the litany of massacres” over the past few years and asked rhetorically, “When will enough be enough?” [snip] The National Rifle Association had no comment on Monday, and pro-gun groups generally take the stance that days of particularly shocking crimes are not the time to discuss policy. Popular conservative blogger and former CNN commentator Erick Erickson admonished the rush...
  • Feinstein calls for new gun control laws again after Navy Yard shooting

    09/16/2013 5:02:08 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 106 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 16, 2013 | Alex Pappas
    California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein is renewing her call for new gun-control laws because of Monday’s deadly Navy Yard shooting. “When will enough be enough?” Feinstein said in a statement Monday evening.
  • McCain hints at retirement in 2016

    09/13/2013 10:28:42 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 90 replies
    McCain hints at retirement in 2016 By Mario Trujillo - 09/13/13 12:38 PM ET Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) hinted that he may be serving his last term in office, admitting that he does not want to become “one of these old guys that should’ve shoved off.” McCain, a 27-year veteran of the senate and former presidential candidate, made the admission while speaking about his relationship with President Obama. “The president and I, he's in his last term, I'm probably in mine, the relationship we have had over the past three years is quite good,” McCain told The Wrap in an...
  • Matt Drudge calls Dianne Feinstein a 'fascist' for narrowing the definition of a journalist

    09/13/2013 5:21:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/13/2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Matt Drudge called Sen. Dianne Feinstein a fascist after the California Democrat suggested that only "professional" journalists deserved protection under a new media shield law."I can't support it if everyone who has a blog has a special privilege … or if Edward Snowden were to sit down and write this stuff, he would have a privilege. I'm not going to go there," Feinstein said during Thursday's hearing.Drudge reacted to Feinstein's comments on Twitter after stories of the media shield law were highlighted on his Drudge Report website."Comments from Sen. Feinstein yesterday on who's a reporter were disgusting," he wrote, adding...
  • Protesters Rally at Sen. Feinstein's Home Against Syria Strike

    09/08/2013 10:52:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sunday, Sep 8, 2013
    Demonstrators gathered at the property of Sen. Dianne Feinstein this weekend to protest possible U.S. military action in Syria. Protesters with the group Code Pink set up camp outside Feinstein's San Francisco home with tents, sleeping bags and banners. Demonstrations also included a light show, a candlelight vigil and a march to the Golden Gate Bridge. "We who came here today to camp out are saying to the people of the Muslim world we care about your lives," Code Pink activist Toby Blome said. "Your lives are as important as ours. Children shouldn't be killed. There's no excuse to put...
  • McCaul, King, Christie (R-GOP-e) ARE Tied At The Hip With Obama, Pelosi, Feinstein (D-Dem-e) On NSA?

    08/12/2013 12:19:06 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 6 replies
    8/12/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    The Mainstream (Establishment) Media is trying to once again do the Republican vs Democrat thingy: that Obama has proposed some serious (cough, laugh) changes to the NSA spying program, and those wascally wepubs (Rep. McCaul and Peter King (R-GOP-e) are trying to thwart him. I never thought that I would see a recent liberal rally where hundreds marched (not reported by the MSM-e) where a person would be carrying a sign that said Snowden, patriot and Pelosi, traitor. And even the New York Times (Editorial Board, June 6th: Obama administration has lost all credibility on the issue of the NSA...
  • Sen. Feinstein During 'Shield' Law Debate: 'Real' Journalists Draw Salaries

    08/10/2013 12:14:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | August 8, 2013 | Tim Cushing
    Legislators are still trying to put together a national "shield" law for journalists (this is the third such effort at a national level) and, as usual, are bogged down in a semantic debate about who should qualify for these protections. Despite "freedom of the press" being hardwired into the system and the fact that a government effort to protect journalists from its own actions (seeking to identify whistleblowers and sources in order to punish them or shut them up) lies somewhere between "ironic" and "disingenuous," the pursuit of a credible "shield" law continues. The bill's definition of "journalist" seems straightforward...
  • Members of Congress denied access to basic information about NSA

    08/05/2013 10:48:17 AM PDT · by xzins · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4 Aug 13 | Glenn Greenwald
    <p>Members of Congress have been repeatedly thwarted when attempting to learn basic information about the National Security Agency (NSA) and the secret FISA court which authorizes its activities, documents provided by two House members demonstrate.</p> <p>From the beginning of the NSA controversy, the agency's defenders have insisted that Congress is aware of the disclosed programs and exercises robust supervision over them. "These programs are subject to congressional oversight and congressional reauthorization and congressional debate," President Obama said the day after the first story on NSA bulk collection of phone records was published in this space. "And if there are members of Congress who feel differently, then they should speak up."</p>
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 June 2013

    06/23/2013 6:08:49 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 156 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 23th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mike Lee, R-Utah; Gabriel Gomez, Republican nominee for Senate in Massachusetts.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Reps. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., and Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency; Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; Mike Kelly, R-Pa.; and Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky.,...
  • Dianne Feinstein: NSA needs no court to query database [ Sen F just confirmed Snowden's claim ]

    06/13/2013 2:52:23 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 20 replies
    politico.com ^ | June 13 2013 | Mak
    The NSA does not need a court order to search the database it maintains of the call data surrendered by the nation’s telecommunications firms, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein told reporters on Thursday. Feinstein spoke to reporters after a briefing on NSA monitoring by top Obama administration national security officials. She echoed an explanation given by NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander when he appeared before a Senate panel on Wednesday, including the specific legal hurdle NSA says it must clear before it can look into the data it collects.
  • All In The Family (Post Office Buildings for Sale )

    06/14/2013 7:41:10 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 19 replies
    Morning's Email | 6/14/2013
    The US has entered into a contract with a real estate firm to sell 56 buildings that currently house U.S. Post Offices. The government has decided it no longer needs these buildings, many of which are located on prime land in towns and cities across the country. The sale of these properties will fetch billions of dollars and a handsome 6% commission to the company handling the sales. That company belongs to a man named Richard Blum. Who is Richard Blum you ask? Why the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein, that's who. What a bunch of crooks we have running...
  • Senators receive closed-door briefing on NSA surveillance (47 get briefed!)

    06/14/2013 4:47:38 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 13 | Ed O'Keefe
    Forty-seven U.S. senators attended a closed-door briefing with top national security officials Thursday to learn more about how telephone and Internet-tracking programs used by the National Security Agency have thwarted multiple terrorist attacks — details that lawmakers said the general public will begin learning more about by Monday. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said it is taking longer to release the information as top NSA officials work to ensure that any information released publicly is as accurate as possible.
  • NSA Whistleblower Details How The NSA Has Spied On US Citizens Since 9/11

    06/11/2013 6:59:21 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 21 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2012 | Michael Kelley
    National Security Agency whistleblower William Binney explains how the secretive agency runs its pervasive domestic spying apparatus in a new piece by Laura Poitras in The New York Times. Binney—one of the best mathematicians and code breakers in NSA history—worked for the Defense Department's foreign signals intelligence agency for 32 years before resigning in late 2001 because he "could not stay after the NSA began purposefully violating the Constitution." In a short video called "The Program," Binney explains how the agency took part of one of the programs he built and started using it to spy on virtually every U.S....
  • Senators, White House official visit Guantanamo

    06/07/2013 1:39:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | June 7, 2013 | Donna Cassata
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and two leading senators on national security are traveling to the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Congressional aides to Sens. Dianne Feinstein, the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence committee, and John McCain, a member of the Armed Services panel, said the lawmakers joined McDonough on the trip.
  • Spy Games & Double Standards

    06/07/2013 7:41:06 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | June 7, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    As details of President Obama’s massive domestic spying operation continue to dribble out into the public domain, the Left for the most part is quiet and content. Left-wingers are unable even to entertain the idea that Obama, who billed himself on the campaign trail as a champion of civil liberties, is a power-mad authoritarian who views the Constitution as worthless parchment. Obama promised: “no more illegal wire-tapping of American citizens. No more national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime. No more tracking citizens who do nothing more than protest a misguided war. No...