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  • Diane Feinstein Is Just Another Pig At The trough in D.c. Power & Money

    12/15/2014 6:58:59 PM PST · by Stayfree · 5 replies
    Stayfree | December 15, 2014 | Self(vanity)
    This pig and her pig husband have made millions self-dealing with the federal government without proper bidding, and she uses her position of power to try and denigrate the Republicans and Bush with the release of this B.S. report about illegal interrogation methods. This is not a patriot, this is a pig trying to destroy her opposition while she feeds at the trough...disgusting to say the least and illegal at the worst. We need to clean house quick or people like her will destroy our country right before our eyes just like Obama is doing.
  • Sowell: Tortured Reasoning

    12/15/2014 11:41:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 16, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were "torture." But any serious discussion of a serious issue — and surely terrorism qualifies as serious — has to move beyond semantics and confront the ultimate question: "Compared to what alternative?" If you knew that there was a hidden nuclear time bomb planted somewhere in New York City — set to go off today — and you had a captured terrorist who knew where and when, would you not do anything whatever to make him tell you where and when?...
  • Feinstein: Torture report is about us, not enemies, and we must enact reform

    12/14/2014 9:44:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 12, 2014 | Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
    On Tuesday, a five-year review of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program was finally made public, drawing back the curtains on a very dark period of American history. The purpose of making this report public is simple: to ensure something like this can never happen again. The 500-page executive summary that was made public is part of a larger 6,700-page review of a CIA program that included clear examples of torture, far outside the bounds of American values. It’s important to remember the study is based on CIA’s own records: 6.3 million pages of the CIA cables, memos, reports, e-mails...
  • Judge Jeanine Annihilates Dianne Feinstein! (opening statement)

    12/13/2014 8:33:03 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 18 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Dec 13 2014 | You Tube
    On this week’s open from Judge Jeanine, she takes aim at the torture report and the underlying incompetent and naive worldview that produced and released it.
  • It’s Just Not Who We Are

    12/13/2014 8:17:45 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | December 13, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Such has been the Democrat talking point in fain shock at the Central Intelligence Agency’s enhanced interrogation of terrorists. The program reportedly began in early 2002 and lasted until late 2007 so as to not indict Mullah Obama’s regime. The staff which wrote the report probably got some help from Hollywood writers to make it more dramatic. These are the same al Qaeda terrorists who were part of the effort that killed 3000 Americans on Sept 11. But then what do Democrats care? They weren’t going to get their votes anyway. This was a naked act of political grandstanding by...
  • The confrontation you'd love to see btwn a CIA interrogator and Sen Feinstein — told by Vince Flynn

    12/12/2014 6:45:42 AM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 10 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-12-12 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Rapp felt his anger stir a bit. “Senator, I have been shot on three separate occasions in the service of this country. I received this nice little scar at the ripe old age of twenty-five.” Rapp showed her the left side of his face and craned his neck to show her fellow committee members the white mark that ran nearly four inches along his jaw-bone. “It was delivered by the man who was behind the terrorist attack on Pan Am flight one-oh-three. One hundred seventy-nine Americans were on that flight. Thirty-five of my classmates from Syracuse University perished, including a...
  • The Beltway's "Week of Acting Stupidly" Award

    12/12/2014 6:18:28 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-12-2014 | MOTUS
    We started the week with Gruber, apologizing for acting stupidly: "In excerpts of these videos I am shown making a series of glib, thoughtless, and sometimes downright insulting comments," Gruber said in prepared testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Tuesday. "I behaved badly, and I will have to live with that…" And apparently so do we – “have to live with that” I mean – as the House of Boner passed the CROmnibus last night. Now our fate is in the hands of Elizabeth Warren.Next, Senator Feinstein acted stupidly by releasing a prosecutor’s brief untainted by any...
  • Senator Feinstein tells CIA director to #ReadTheReport

    12/12/2014 12:36:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/11/14
    As CIA chief John Brennan defended the spy agency's interrogation program for terror suspects Thursday, a senior senator whose committee published a damning report on the practice contested his claims. Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein's staff repeatedly used the hashtag #ReadTheReport on the senator's Twitter feed during Brennan's rare press conference broadcast live from CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Brennan said it was "unknowable" whether key information from suspects subjected to so-called enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs), which critics have equated to torture, could have been obtained through other methods. But Feinstein's staff responded: "Study shows it IS knowable: CIA...
  • The CIA's rebuttal to the Feinstein report

    12/11/2014 7:41:38 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 12 replies
    CIA ^ | 27 June 2013 | CIA
    Just thought if anyone wants a good skewering of the recent senate report heres the CIA's 135 page response released a few days ago. 1. I appreciate the opportunity for the Central Intelligence Agency to comment on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Study of the Agency's long-terminated Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Program (hereafter referred to as the "Study"). As I noted during my confirmation hearing and in subsequent discussions with you and with Committee members, the lengthy Study deserved careful review by the Agency in light of the significance and sensitivity of the subject matter and; of particular concern;...
  • 'I would kill you': ISIS captive held by Kurds admits taking 70 lives

    12/11/2014 11:00:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 11, 2014 | Hollie McKay
    Kurds in northern Iraq are holding hundreds of ISIS fighters prisoner, including one who told FoxNews.com in an exclusive interview that he killed as many as 70 people in the service of the radical jihadist army. “Omar, “ a 25-year-old former Islamic State fighter from the Iraqi village of Dor sal-hadeen, said he killed scores of his countrymen and foreign contractors after joining “Daesh,” as ISIS is known in the region, in June. He said he fled the terrorist army in October, but was quickly captured by Kurdish security forces. “They came to our area and forced me to protect...
  • Senate Intelligence Committee’s Report Confirms that CIA Did Not Torture Detainees

    12/11/2014 9:54:40 AM PST · by mojito · 8 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 12/9/2014 | John Hinderaker
    ...The striking fact about the Agency’s alleged misrepresentations, as catalogued by the Senate committee, is that they relate almost entirely to collateral matters. As to the basics, it appears that what the Agency and the Bush and Obama administrations have been telling us for years was true. In particular, it has been said that only three men, all vicious, high-ranking terrorists, were waterboarded. As best I can glean from the report, that is correct. But the report displays an extraordinary solicitude for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Abu Zubaydah, the two principal terrorists who were waterboarded. It goes on at almost...
  • The real story behind the release of the CIA ‘torture’ report

    12/10/2014 5:46:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    Senate Democrats and President Obama have moved up to a whole new level of desperate. On Tuesday, Democrats in the Senate, who will lose control of the chamber in just three weeks, released a report focused on interrogation techniques — during the administration of George W. Bush. Yes, Mr. Obama is all about transparency, as long as it’s not about his administration. Despite warnings from top Obama officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, that release of the once-classified report would endanger Americans abroad, the president demanded that the United States explain its actions to — terrorists. In some ways,...
  • Hayden slams Senate report, claims CIA interrogations yielded 'Home Depot'-sized trove of intel

    12/10/2014 10:56:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 10, 2014 | Catherine Herridge, Chad Pergram, AP
    Good 6 1/2 minute video with Hayden. Former CIA Director Michael Hayden on Wednesday defended the agency’s post-9/11 interrogation methods, following the release of a Senate report that slammed their tactics as "brutal" and ineffective. “These interrogations … gave us kind of a Home Depot-like storage of information on Al Qaeda on which we relied,” Hayden told Fox News. “We are still relying on it today.” Hayden was one of the top-ranking intelligence officials in the federal government for a decade. He first served as director of the National Security Agency, before taking over at the CIA in 2006 during...
  • The Senate CIA Report and Democratic Treachery

    12/10/2014 10:41:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/10/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Putting American lives on the line for a political payout On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released the 500-page executive summary of the report on the CIA’s enhanced interrogation of terrorist detainees. Democrats, the media and Republican Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) are using it as an opportunity to hammer the CIA and the Bush administration, while American embassies, military units and other U.S. interests are preparing for possible reprisals. But adding further threats to Americans already in harm’s way matters not. Beleaguered congressional Democrats are desperate for a political boon and have turned to an old standby: sabotaging national security...
  • 'Very Sober,' Not 'Political': Halperin and Peters Defend Feinstein CIA Report

    12/10/2014 8:22:04 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    NEWSBUSTERS ^ | 12-10-2014 | Mark Finkelstein
    'Very Sober,' Not 'Political': Halperin and Peters Defend Feinstein CIA Report By Mark Finkelstein | December 10, 2014 | 8:23 AM EST VIDEO Who were those guys on Morning Joe today—two Feinstein staffers? Nope, they were Mark Halperin and Jeremy Peters, making like Dem aides in defending the report on the CIA that Dem Senator Dianne Feinstein released yesterday. Halperin, head of Bloomberg Politics, had the chutzpah to claim that the report was not "political." Peters of the New York Times then chimed in to say that in releasing the report, the Senate conducted itself in a "very sober" way....
  • Feinstein Report: Because…Moral Equivalence.

    12/10/2014 7:07:22 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 17 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-10-2014 | MOTUS
    The Senate Intelligence Committee’s $40 million investigation of the CIA (that involved no CIA directors or interrogators) culminated yesterday in the release of a 545 page executive summary (the complete report is 6000+pages so you can’t expect anyone to read that). I can summarize it for you in far fewer words: America conducted what Diane Feinstein considers illegal torture techniques such as waterboarding, sleep deprivation, and death threats against Taliban operatives  captured following that World Trade center “incident” that led to our National Day of Remembrance Service. That makes us as bad as they are. Somehow.Do you see the equivalence?...
  • MEN AND WOMEN OF CIA ARE AMERICAN HEROES

    12/10/2014 5:56:11 AM PST · by shortstop · 17 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 12/10/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    In modern America, we believe security and safety are entitlements. And like the welfare recipient who curses the taxpayer, we offer those who keep us safe not gratitude, but resentment. Or condemnation. As the Democratic majority in the United States Senate demonstrated yesterday in the release of an overview of a 6,000-page report intended to rip apart the CIA. At issue are interrogation methods used by the CIA in the effort to investigate the Islamic attacks of September 11, 2001, and to prevent subsequent terrorist acts against this country. But at its core, this is about the Left’s hatred for...
  • Ex-CIA Directors: Interrogations Saved Lives

    12/09/2014 9:09:41 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated Dec. 9, 2014 6:51 p.m. ET | Opinion
    The Senate Intelligence investigators never spoke to us—the leaders of the agency whose policies they are now assailing for partisan reasons. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on Central Intelligence Agency detention and interrogation of terrorists, prepared only by the Democratic majority staff, is a missed opportunity to deliver a serious and balanced study of an important public policy question. The committee has given us instead a one-sided study marred by errors of fact and interpretation—essentially a poorly done and partisan attack on the agency that has done the most to protect America after the 9/11 attacks.
  • Torture Report: Former CIA Directors Say Interrogation Program 'Saved Thousands of Lives'

    12/09/2014 3:32:32 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 9, 2014 | By JONATHAN KARL and LUIS MARTINEZ
    Six former Directors and Deputy Directors of the CIA fired back at the Senate Intelligence Committee with a vehemence almost never seen in the intelligence world. The former CIA leaders -- including George Tenet, Porter Goss and Michael Hayden -- blasted the Senate report as “one-sided and marred with errors” and called it “a poorly done and partisan attack on the agency that has done the most to protect America after the 9/11 attacks.” Their 2,500-word rebuttal was posted as an op-ed on the Wall Street Journal website once the report was released. The former intel chiefs are also launching their own website to...
  • CIA interrogations report: Feinstein offers aid and comfort to enemy, stabs heroes, allies...

    12/09/2014 1:31:53 PM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Lt. Col Ralph Peters (ret.)
    Tuesday’s willful, unnecessary and gratuitously destructive release of the one-sided “torture report” at the insistence of outgoing Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. (backed by the White House) amounts to nothing less than providing aid and comfort to the enemy in wartime. Can anyone cite one practical good accomplished by releasing this gratuitously destructive report at this time? Will revealing successful practices make us more secure? No. The report provides a propaganda windfall for Islamist fanatics. Will it benefit our allies? No. It exposes those who took great risks to help us in the wake of 9/11. Will it...
  • Will anyone actually care when it comes out? And how accurate?

    12/08/2014 12:37:44 PM PST · by Starman417 · 24 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-08-14 | Wordsmith
    The deeply partisan Feinstein Report is slated to be released anytime now. Possibly tomorrow: CBS News has confirmed that the Obama administration is bracing itself for a Tuesday release of the long-awaited CIA torture report, though the timing ultimately remains at the discretion of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Sources familiar with the matter confirm to CBS News State Department Correspondent Margaret Brennan that Secretary of State John Kerry called and requested, but did not pressure, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, the chairwoman of the Intelligence Committee, to hold off on releasing the report. The administration has some concerns about the safety...
  • Dianne Feinstein leaving intelligence job amid clash on tactics report

    12/07/2014 8:53:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/7/14 | Brian Bennett
    As head of the Senate Intelligence Committee since 2009, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has spent hundreds of hours in secret briefings and seen thousands of pictures from battlefields in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. She keeps two images with her. One shows a little girl wearing a gingham dress, white tights and black Mary Janes — but the girl's head is gone. Another is of a teenage boy, duct tape over his mouth, eyes bulging out, being forced to hold two severed heads. "To me, it's what we are up against," Feinstein said in an interview. "It is a testament to pure...
  • DIANNE FEINSTEIN - More Senatorial Gibberish

    12/03/2014 4:13:36 PM PST · by ednoonan7 · 11 replies
    American Resistance Party ^ | Dec 3, 2014 | Edward C Noonan
    DIANNE FEINSTEIN - More Senatorial Gibberish December 3, 2014 – A “reply” to our demand for the immediate Impeachment of Mr. Soetoro (aka BHO) came back today (one of the three petitions) that the American Resistance Party sent to Feinstein (D), Boxer (D) and Garamendi (D). Feinstein’s Senatorial gibberish was amusing if not comical. This is her reply here: Read more at: http://www.americanresistanceparty.org
  • A CIA Interrogator Finally Breaks Silence

    11/19/2014 4:09:57 PM PST · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-19-14 | Wordsmith
    Dianne Feinstein's so-called 6,300 page "torture report" (executive summary is 500 pages "only")- after 5 years and $40 million in taxpayer money- is slated to be released very soon. Perhaps this weekend; maybe next week, after Thanksgiving. But what will be missing from the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's majority (re: Democrat) report? Participation by Republicans in the investigative process and input (when the report is released, Republicans plan to release the minority view, at the same time). And even more critically, the interviews and opinions of those directly involved in the CIA Detention and Interrogation program itself- you...
  • Senator Michelle Obama? Is the first lady eyeing a Senate seat?

    10/27/2014 2:25:23 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10-27-14 | Husna Haq
    Is Michelle Obama gunning for California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's seat in 2018? That's the rumour, according to Orb Magazine, a new gossip site out of the Bronx.
  • What is a Disarmenter?

    10/25/2014 6:49:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    dis·arm·en·ter (ds-ärmn-tr) n. 1. A political operative who works to disarm political opposition through the use of irrational and/or emotional arguments. 2. A person who believes that disarming citizens will reduce crime or unjustified violence, in spite of contrary evidence or facts. 3. A person who wishes to disarm others because they do not trust themselves to bear arms responsibly. I have long considered various descriptions of people who push to disarm others, in spite of facts, logic, and historical evidence.  Several titles have been used; none have been completely satisfactory.  To be useful, the nomenclature cannot be so...
  • Pro Publica Fact-Check Finds Feinstein’s Assault Weapons Ban Didn’t Work

    09/25/2014 5:16:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 25, 2014 | Staff
    Though her ban on certain styles of rifles lapsed a decade ago, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) continues to push for its reinstatement and tout its effectiveness. A new fact-check from Pro Publica found Feinstein’s Clinton-era assault weapons ban had no noticeable effect on crime. In the ten years since the federal assault weapons ban expired, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has kept trying to renew the law, which she authored. In a press release this month honoring the 20th anniversary of the ban, she wrote, “The evidence is clear: The ban worked.” But gun violence experts say the exact opposite. “There...
  • Feinstein: Obama maybe ‘too cautious’ on ISIS, but plans are underway

    08/31/2014 8:54:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 45 replies
    - The Washington Times - ^ | Sunday, August 31, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Sunday that President Obama is notably cautious — “maybe, in this instance, too cautious” — but insisted the U.S. and its allies will coalesce behind a plan to beat back the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria before their well-funded sources take Baghdad.
  • Border Tsunami: Has GOP Forgotten How to Play Offense?

    07/15/2014 9:24:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 14, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Republicans have played defense on immigration for so long that they’ve forgotten how to play offense. The waves of aliens, the dead children washing up on the banks of the Rio Grande, the thousands of free airline tickets for reunions with stateside relatives — all of these things are happening because left-wing control of the levers of power has been met by Republican ineptitude. Shock and outrage at administration policies isn’t enough. The Republicans have provided no effective leadership in stopping the tsunami rolling north from Central America. But Republicans can control the issue, and the nation’s future, if they...
  • WAR ON WOMEN: Sexist Former Governor Schweitzer Once Raised Money for Romanoff( Colorado )

    06/22/2014 5:40:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | June 20, 2014
    U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman’s searing criticism of Former Montana Governor Schweitzer’s ridiculously sexist comments inspired some pretty damning headlines yesterday. But, Coffman’s opponent, Andrew Romanoff, was silent on the matter. And, now we know why – Schweitzer was in Colorado seven months ago stumping for Romanoff. ... Calling Diane Feinstein a prostitute-turned-nun is probably not the way to win friends and influence people, so we have to ask – will Romanoff denounce his fundraiser buddy’s comments? We’ve reached out to his campaign for comment. They responded with [drum roll] silence. ... They say you are who your friends are. Perhaps...
  • Here’s Sen. Feinstein’s Curt Response to Schweitzer Likening Her to a Streetwalker

    06/22/2014 10:33:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 19th, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Brian Schweitzer, the former Democratic governor of Montana and aspiring 2016 presidential candidate, made some rather off-color remarks .. Schweitzer going after Senator Dianne Feinstein on surveillance issues by likening her to a prostitute on a street corner. Schweitzer found it amusing how Feinstein has been a champion of the intelligence community, and has now turned on the CIA for spying on congressional staffers. He said, “She was the woman who was standing under the streetlight with her dress pulled all the way up over her knees, and now she says, ‘I’m a nun,’ when it comes to this spying!…...
  • Brian Schweitzer says his 'gaydar' goes off when he sees Eric Cantor

    06/19/2014 2:52:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | June 19, 2014 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer chose an interesting path and offered puzzling critiques since he tossed his name in the hat for a potential presidential run in 2016. But comments the Democrat made about Rep. Eric Cantor and Sen. Dianne Feinstein in a lengthy profile published by National Journal have probably knocked him off that path. In the piece, Schweitzer shared his perceptions on Cantor's sexuality while discussing the Virginia Republican's shocking loss last week against an unknown primary candidate. “If you were just a regular person, you turned on the TV, and you saw Eric Cantor talking, I would...
  • Influx of minors across Texas border driven by belief that they will be allowed to stay in U.S.

    06/14/2014 5:43:02 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 13 2014 | David Nakamura
    There is growing evidence that a surge of tens of thousands of Central American minors across the Mexican border into Texas is being driven in large part by the perception they will be allowed to stay under the Obama administration’s immigration policies. The number of minors apprehended in the past nine months who came from those three countries alone is 34,611 — 3.5 times more than in all of 2012. That was the year Obama announced that he would defer the deportations of young immigrants brought to the country illegally by their parents before 2007. An internal memo from the...
  • After Criticizing Obama, Sen. Feinstein Claims She’s Now Out of the Loop

    06/09/2014 8:16:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Jewish Political Updates ^ | June 9, 2014 | Sol Rieger
    Although she’s been there for the president multiple times in the past defending his policies, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) now claims that since attacking the president over the Taliban prisoner exchange, she’s been left out of the loop. She told Politico on Monday that she’s received a phone call from Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken a week ago, apologizing for an ‘oversight’ in not notifying her beforehand about the exchange of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in return for the release of five senior Taliban officials, but since then she hasn’t received any personal outreach from the president or any other...
  • Feinstein Shreds Obama Claims About Bergdahl Deal

    06/08/2014 4:56:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 6/8/14 | Tim Cavanaugh
    Senator Dianne Feinstein sharply contradicted Obama administration claims about the details of the deal in which five Taliban detainees were exchanged for captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Feinstein, a California Democrat who chairs the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, joins a chorus of Republicans, veterans, families of deceased soldiers, and other critics of both the deal for Bergdahl’s release and the administration’s failure to give advance notice to Congress before releasing detainees from Guantanamo Bay, as required by a 2013 law. In an appearance on CBS’ Face the Nation, Feinstein noted that after the release of the five Taliban officials
  • Dianne Feinstein: President 'justifiably proud' of Bowe Bergdahl release

    06/08/2014 1:33:58 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 8 2014 | Betsy Woodruff
    On "Face the Nation," the Senate Intelligence Committee's chairwoman defended the president's decision to announce Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release in the White House Rose Garden. “I think the president was justifiably proud of this and he wanted to say it to everybody,” Dianne Feinstein said in an interview with Bob Schieffer on the CBS program. Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss, that committee's top Republican, took a slightly different tone. He reiterated that he's frustrated with the administration for waiting until after the fact to tell members of Congress about the decision to trade five Guantanamo Bay detainees for Bergdahl. And he...
  • BREAKING: Dianne Feinstein Introduces Federal Bill to Confiscate Guns

    06/07/2014 3:05:44 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 95 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 6-6-2014 | Nick Leghorn
    We all saw this one coming. Two weeks after Elliot Roger stabbed three people and shot three more, a trio of legislators from California (including Dianne Feinstein) have proposed a new federal law called “The Pause for Safety Act” which would allow anyone at any time to seek a “firearms restraining order” against an individual to prevent them from purchasing any new firearms and also confiscate any firearms they may already own. From Barbara Boxer’s website, here are the details we have at the moment: The new legislation – The Pause for Safety Act – will include the following provisions:...
  • Uh oh: Feinstein says she’s seen no evidence that Taliban would've killed Bergdahl had deal leaked

    06/06/2014 6:09:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 6, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Not sure how else to read this except as Feinstein accusing the White House of lying flat-out about its reasons for keeping Congress in the dark before the swap. When asked whether there was a “credible threat” on Bergdahl’s life if word had gotten out, the California Democrat responded: “No, I don’t think there was a credible threat, but I don’t know. I have no information that there was.” Feinstein’s comments, part of an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Political Capital with Al Hunt airing Friday evening, put her at odds with White House officials. At a briefing Wednesday, administration officials...
  • Dianne Feinstein: Obama Shut Out Congress for 2 Years About Bergdahl Deal

    06/04/2014 6:59:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 06/04/2014 | Tim Mak
    The clash between the White House and Congress over the deal for Bowe Bergdahl intensified after Sen. Dianne Feinstein claimed she’s been kept in the dark since 2012. On Tuesday, President Obama insisted that he had “consulted with Congress for quite some time” over the possibility of swapping Taliban detainees for American hostage Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. That’s news to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, who said it’s been more than two years since she was consulted on the issue, adding that the exchange was greeted by the Senate Intelligence Committee with “surprise and dismay.” News of Bergdahl’s release this...
  • Dianne Feinstein: White House sorry for ‘oversight’ in Bergdahl deal

    06/03/2014 2:52:05 PM PDT · by mojito · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/3/2014 | S.A. Miller
    Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said Tuesday that the White House told her that it was on “oversight” that Congress didn’t receive the required notification about the prisoner exchange deal that secured the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Mrs. Feinstein, California Democrat, said the excuse came from Tony Blinken, President Obama’s deputy national security adviser. “Tony Blinken called last night and said that it was an oversight or something to that effect. So I accept that,” she told reporters at the Capitol.
  • WH apologizes to Senate intel chief for prisoner swap secret

    06/03/2014 11:08:37 AM PDT · by don-o · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 3, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    The White House has apologized to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for failing to alert her in advance of a decision to release Taliban commanders from Guantanamo Bay. Feinstein told reporters that she received a call from Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken on Monday evening apologizing for what the administration is calling an “oversight.” “I had a call from the White House last night, from Tony Blinken, apologizing for it,” she said. “He apologized and said it was an oversight,” she added.
  • Feinstein’s comments on UCSB shooting

    05/29/2014 7:44:44 AM PDT · by holymoly · 14 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | May 29, 2014 | Conor Higgins
    WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 — There are many people looking for someone to blame in the wake of the UCSB shootings last week. It is understandable that with the actual perpetrator being dead, the public is looking for someone to chastise, or to place responsibility upon. For Senator Dianne Feinstein, that someone is the NRA and the entire gun lobby. In a speech made Sunday shortly following the tragic events in California, the longtime anti-gun senator made a few interesting remarks that bear some analysis. The Senator had some questions for the public. “We must ask ourselves if an individual...
  • Elliot Rodger Shooting Prompts Feinstein to Blame NRA ‘Stranglehold’ on Guns

    05/25/2014 2:29:01 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 98 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 25, 2014 | Steven Dennis
    Feinstein questioned why Elliot Rodger was allowed to own guns, and ripped the NRA’s “stranglehold” on Congress. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)Elliot Rodger’s shooting spree had Sen. Dianne Feinstein lamenting the “stranglehold” the NRA has over gun laws. “The deadly shooting in Isla Vista is heartbreaking,” the California Democrat said Sunday in a statement. “Schools should be places of safety, not where students fear for their lives.” Feinstein questioned why Elliot Rodger was able to legally obtain and keep his guns. “We must ask ourselves if an individual whose family called police with concerns about mental health, who is...
  • Feinstein: Republicans’ Select Committee on Benghazi Is a ‘Lynch Mob’

    05/19/2014 3:38:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 19, 2014 | Susan Jones
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) defended her committee’s oversight of the CIA on Sunday, but at the same time, she called the House select committee on Benghazi a “lynch mob.” “I think it’s ridiculous,” Feinstein told CNN’s “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley. “I think it’s a hunting mission for a lynch mob, actually. I think that's what's going on.” Feinstein says she believes all questions about the Benghazi attack and its aftermath have been answered “to the satisfaction of the Intelligence Committee,” which she chairs. She also compared the attack on Americans in Benghazi with the Reagan-era attack on...
  • Feinstein: 'Terror Is Not Down in the World. It Is Up...'

    05/19/2014 6:28:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/19/2014 | Susan Jones
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says terrorists will keep coming after Americans if they can: "I see the intelligence," Feinstein told CNN's "State of the Union" with Candy Crowley on Sunday. "Terror is not down in the world. It is up, both death, injuries, in many, many different places. Al-Qaida has metastasized. And the question comes, how do we prevent an attack in this country?"
  • Feinstein: ‘Al Qaeda Has Metastasized’

    05/19/2014 6:49:39 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 22 replies
    WFB ^ | May 18, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Terror is not down in the world but is in fact up, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) said on State of the Union Sunday, and according to the intelligence, “al Qaeda has metastasized.” Discussing allegations against the NSA by left-wing journalist Glenn Greenwald, Feinstein said she was not familiar with some of the specific charges he was leveling but defended the value of the organization given the rise of terrorism in the world. “We just went through the opening of the 9/11 museum,” she said. “I know they will come after us if they can. I see the intelligence. Terror...
  • Senate Report -- CIA: 'Libya: Al-Qaida Establishing Sanctuary'

    01/22/2014 10:43:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a brief self-congratulatory trip to Tripoli, Libya, in October 2011 -- with U.S. military assets lurking offshore in case they needed to rescue her -- she joked, in the presence of then-Ambassador Gene Cretz and Assistant Secretary of State Jeffrey Feltman, that they had not-so-long-ago been worried that the ambassador might end up the target of a murderous Libyan assault. "As Gene and Assistant Secretary Feltman and I were walking through here, they were talking about how the last time Jeff was here was when we were very worried that Gadhafi and [Libyan...
  • 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...