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  • 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 · 27 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...
  • 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...